JohnnyMac, Nov 2, 2020 #19. strat81 likes this. And here are my two options that I see, just wanna know what are your opinions about them: Author Topic: '89 Squier Strat upgrade (Read 728 times) 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. There are several ways to customize a budget Strat without spending a fortune. 257. We’ve listed the Classic Vibe Series, the Squier Jaguar models, and the Squier Bullet Stratocaster. Okay, I have a 2011 MIM strat. The Squier Bullet Strat come with a basswood body, maple neck with rosewood fretboard, and vintage six screw tremolo bridge with more modern design saddles. I bought the Squier Stratocaster Upgrade Kit for my new 2000 Strat SE. Free P&P . Callaham Mexican Standard Model Strat Bridge Assembly This is a complete assembly that is a direct replacement on Mexican Standard Guitars. NEW Genuine Fender Bridge Assembly For Squier Strat, 005-5408-049. C $26.31 shipping . Tags: squier tremolo block upgrade ; Strat-O-Dawg Strat-Talk Member. I have a couple of Squier Strats, a Classic Vibe 50's and a Deluxe Strat (with the 2 post tremolo). unregistered_557731 . The body is fairly lightweight and the slim neck has a maple fingerboard, diecast tuners and medium jumbo frets. YELLOW PEARL SCRATCH PLATE Pickguard Set SSS for Fender Squier Affinity guitar. They sound deeper and fuller. Clearly their pricing compared to a 'real' Strat (I'm leaving aside Squier Teles in this blog) implies a more budget instrument. 93. Guitarists like Eric Clapton locked the tremolo on his Fender Squire Strat. Like. Close • Posted by 1 hour ago [Question] Upgrading Tremolo on Squier Strat 60 CV. Because of that, the Affinity guitars have a price slightly higher than the Bullet. The backlash in the gears of the stock tuning machines was horrendous. P&P: + £6.75 P&P . Time has come to replace(or upgrade)my Squier Affinity Strat bridge. Aug 29, 2019 Waleska, Georgia. 6MM Tremolo Arm Whammy Bar Fit for Fender Stratocaster Squier Strat WIth Tips . I switched from a zinc block vibrato to the Fender Custom Shop steel block bridge/vibrato on my MIJ Squier Strats and they do sound better. Joined: Apr 12, 2010 Location: Massachusetts. £2.44. The frets are a fairly common medium jumbo fretwire, the nut is plastic, and tuners are very basic and average performing sealed die-cast, vintage style units. A saddle upgrade may have some benefits though. Not that there is something wrong with it, I just want to install somethig better. Posts: 604. Everything fit perfectly with no need for any drilling. £16.99. Only 1 left! Your strat came out looking nice. JohnnyMac, Nov 2, 2020. The newly-redesigned Bullet Strat is ideal for first-timer players looking for an easy-to-play, affordable electric guitar. SQUIER BULLET STRAT, BULLET MINI STRAT V2 and STRAT SS. Jun 12, 2010 #1. gogirlguitars Tele-Holic. a better bridge, especially one with a steel block, would be the missing piece of the puzzle. Rather than spending a cool grand or two on a new Custom Shop or topline American Stratocaster, many guitarists opt to find a solid Mexican or Japanese Fender Strat and trick it out. Free P&P . Share . It is a double-cutaway guitar, with an extended top "horn" shape for balance. 6mm Tremolo Trem Arm Whammy Chrome for Fender & Squier Strat Guitar Bridge. Squier Strat Tremolo Block Upgrade Discussion in 'Squier Strat Forum' started by Strat-O-Dawg, Jan 26, 2016. Well worth it, IMO. It is a 6 pivot bridge with 2 1/16" mounting spacing and 2 1/16" string spacing. [Question] Upgrading Tremolo on Squier Strat 60 CV. Squier Affinity Stratocaster vs Fender Stratocaster. The Squire Standard Stratocaster is a great playing guitar with a traditional vibe and modern feel. Comes complete as pictured and we throw in 5 free mounting screws. Squier Strat Upgrade. Mansons (bridge) Allparts (guard, switch, ferrules) Squier by Fender SA-150 Squier Beginner Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar - Natural Finish (Renewed) 3.4 out of 5 stars 6. Right now, Fender’s subsidiary Squier is the top budget instrument maker. Yet its probably the instrument that starts off many a players career / hobby. $125.99 $ 125. Gearhead; Posts: 562; I don't know, I was really drunk at the time... '89 Squier Strat upgrade « on: August 10, 2018, 11:01:37 AM » It's time I gave the '89 Squier Strat a bit of love. Bridge (1) Bridge Assembly (14) Bridge Plate (1) Bridge Posts (1) Bridge Saddles (3) Intonation Screws (2) Intonation Springs (3) Left Hand Tremolo Assembly (2) Pin Sets (1) Reverb Units (1) Saddle Kit (4) Saddles (1) Stratocaster Bridge Saddles (1) String Block (1) String Ferrules (2) Tension Springs (2) Tremolo Arms (1) Tremolo Arm Sleeve (1) C $26.31. And many of us agree to this decision of his. This version touts a black metallic finished maple top to set it apart from the pack. Skip to main content. Messages: 23. Nice heavy duty STEEL baseplate, six cast saddles with huge adjustment range. Std. Fender Hardtail Strat Bridge Assembly … Time and time again, we find that Squier has grown so much from its early “cheap instruments that are trash” reputation. 20 IQ #1 . Re: MIM Strat Bridge Upgrade? This ‘bitsa’ was assembled from various Squier parts. Tuning is now smooth as silk. The Sixth Wave (October 2016) After so many years, I just now realized that the pickup cavity of the Squier is not shielded at all and the pickup is very scarcely shielded with aluminum foil just around the controls. A nice upgrade for a fender® Squier 51 or a great way to get started on a new Strat or Tele body with no string holes. The neck width at the nut is 42mm, and fretboard radius is 9.5 inches. Email . The saddles are also excellent - no more scraping my hand over the tops of the screws. 3.7 out of 5 stars 36. How to Upgrade a Squier by Fender Strat. However, the prices of both are still very affordable. Welcome to Squier-Talk. Fender literally wrote the book on electric basses, laying the foundation for musical innovation and evolution. By: John Zaremba Updated September 15, 2017. a good setup is vital, but i wouldn't worry about replacing the nut; the stock material is just fine, once it's been slotted and profiled properly (part of the aforementioned good setup). Often my clients ask me how they can upgrade one of these instruments to make it gig-worthy. Highly recommended. Mexican Standard Strat Bridge Assembly Mexican Standard Block (6 pivot, 2 1/16" mounting & 2 1/16" string) (6 pivot, 52mm mounting & 52mm string) - Made in Mexico Standard Series Strat - Road Worn Player HSS - Squier Classic Vibe: American Standard Upgrades American Standard Block (2 pivot, 2 1/16" string spacing) (2 pivot, 52mm string spacing) - All Am. Print . It is definitely not worth anything to anyone but me, but I learned a lot and have a decent sounding guitar that plays fairly well. As far as I can tell my guitar has both 2 1/16" string and six screw spacing. $2.99 shipping. While the bridge option of Squier Bullet is the Vintage-Style Hardtail Bridge, the Affinity is Vintage-Style Tremolo. … More bass for one thing. Now, the Bullet Strat features a 25.5” scale, so those with smaller hands might want to try the short-scale Stratocaster, with its 24” scale, or the Mini Strat, which boasts a 22/75" scale. Learn More → Things You'll Need. £14.75. Retro Replica Guitar Amplifier High Fidelity / My Amp Audio Portable Speaker V1E. the steel block is a key ingredient of the vintage strat tone. So, naturally, it makes sense to compare the budget Squier Affinity Stratocaster to a real Fender Stratocaster to see if the copy can hold it’s own. Really nice Squire STANDARD Stratocaster by Fender, made in Indonesia, with many upgrades. Standard Strat vs Upgraded Squier Stick for me. Would love to hear your suggestions on what bridge I should go for. I actually like the way it plays a lot (Maple neck) but the bridge is SO cheap. Having a tone control for bridge pickup is much more useful than for the middle pickup. Learn more about Fender electric basses. Related. Discussion in 'Squier Strat Forum' started by kokyman, Sep 8, 2020. Guitars from 1987 … Try Prime EN Hello, Sign in ... Musiclily Pro 54mm Guitar Strat Tremolo Bridge Assembly Set for Fender Stratocaster Style Guitar Replacement, Chrome. Tweet . Long story short whammy bar ended up jammed when I attempted to unscrew it, it snapped inside the block. I have been looking at Callaham, Wilkinson and Gotoh, (this is not a process I am THAT familiar with) - but I can't seem to find the exact model I need. Share It. In this workshop we’re detailing some practical upgrades for a gigging guitar. This is why many choose to lock the tremolo bridge in its place. $22.93 $ 22. Tesla101. How to Make a Fender Squier P Bass Sound Like a Fender Precision Bass . In fact, he was one of the first famous guitarists to do this. This kit is to upgrade the components found on Mexican Standard bridges and Mexican Classic Player Stratocasters. Replacing key … It’s a cool mod that would benefit pretty much everyone with a Strat. C $23.69 shipping. The Gotohs are a night and day improvement. Tags: 50s; classic vibe; crl switch; cts pots; fender; squier; stripped neck; tremolo big block; tru oil; upgrade; Do you think that all these neck jobs were worth the effort, or it's best to just buy a new neck? Bridge uprade for Squier Classic Vibe 60's Strat Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by gogirlguitars, Jun 12, 2010. 5 out of 5 stars (163) 163 product ratings - Fender® Vintage Chrome Bridge Assembly~MIM Strat 2 1/16"~Big Block~Brand New. MF had locking tuners on sale, so it got those, 2 months later they had Tex-Mex pups on sale, so it got those, too. Join date: Mar 2007 . In a moment of stupidity I tried to drill it out further messing things up so basically I need to replace the term block now. Click to copy post link Mar 18, 2007, 3:15 PM. Fender Squier upgrades are a very popular guitar forum topic, yet Squier's receive quite mixed reviews from both the industry and guitarists alike. £3.09. Squier is owned by Fender and produces affordable versions of their guitars that are manufactured overseas. By: John Zaremba Updated September 15, 2017. BlueTele Squier-Meister. It will work with any 6 pivot guitar with a 2 1/16" … The Fender Stratocaster, colloquially known as the Strat, is a model of electric guitar designed from 1952 into 1954 by Leo Fender, Bill Carson, George Fullerton and Freddie Tavares.The Fender Musical Instruments Corporation has continuously manufactured the Stratocaster from 1954 to the present. Post . But then I deck mine and don't use a whammy bar. Fender® Vintage Chrome Bridge Assembly~MIM Strat 2 1/16"~Big Block~Brand New. C $61.80. I just finished an upgrade on a Squier Strat, and I'm pretty happy with the outcome. I am looking for a black bridge but I don't mind what make or quality as long as it is at least as good as the stock Squier bridge and as long as it fits however don't mid drilling some more small holes if needed.