Squier M-80 Mod Log With Audio And Video Clips

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  1. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy Well-Known Member

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    Not sure where to post this, but anyways...

    I recently acquired a Squier M-80 Special. I got intrigued because it had a strat'ish body but with LP controls and scale. I intend to mod this a little. The guitar is not common, so if I may share the details...

    Specs:
    Model
    • Model Number: 034-4000-(Color#)
    • Model Name: M-80 Special
    • Series: Master Series
    Body
    • Colors: (506) Black, (Gloss); (575) Wine Red, (592) Walnut, (Satin), (Satin Polyurethane Finish)
    • Body Material: Basswood
    Neck
    • Neck Shape: C-Shape
    • Neck Material: Maple (Polyurethane Finish)
    • Number of Frets: 22
    • Fret Size: Jumbo
    • Fretboard Radius: 12” Radius (305mm)
    • Fretboard Material: Rosewood
    • Nut Width: 1.6875” (42.86 mm)
    • Scale Length: 24.75" (628.65 mm)
    Electronics
    • Pickup Configuration: H/H
    • Pickups: 2 Humbucking Pickups
    • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Pos 1. Bridge Pickup, Pos 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Pos 3. Neck Pickup
    • Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
    Hardware
    • Hardware: Chrome
    • Tuners: Cast/Sealed Tuners
    • Bridge: Adjusto-Matic Bridge with Anchored-Tailpiece
    • Pickguard: None
    Miscellaneous
    • Unique Features: Bolt-On Neck, Gold and Silver Squier Logo, Side Dot Position Inlays, Double Cutaway, Side Mounted Chrome Football” Input Jack, Numbered Control Knobs, Black Plastic Parts, Black Painted Headstock
    • MSRP:
    • Country of Origin: Indonesia (Some out there are Korean)
    • Introduced: 2005

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    Electronics definitely needs an upgrade! The pots are scratchy!
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    I have started to record demos of how this sounds stock, and this is how it sounds clean:

    First half is clean switching from neck to middle to bridge positions per chord progression. The second half is how the guitar sounds like in a semi-produced environment. It sounds like there are keyboards but they are just compressors, delays, sub delays, and some reverb.
    [SOUNDCLOUD]

    The stock pickups actually sound good, but I wonder how it would sound with the rail humbucker in the bridge because I like to metal.

    So, the following will go into the guitar:
    • Bourns 500K Pro Audio Pots Audio Taper for volume and tone, but the bridge humbucker will have a no load tone pot
    • .022uf Orange Drops
    • GM Rail Hammer humbucker by Guitar Madness
    • Switchcraft 3-Way Short Toggle Switch w/ Genuine Switchcraft Black Tip
    • Switchcraft #11 1/4 Mono Jack

    I hope you will enjoy this new endeavor and the audio clip! More audio and video clips will be posted as I progress.

    Thanks everyone!
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2018
  2. jamdogg

    jamdogg Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Dig it! Lovin' what you bring to the table man. :thumbsup:
     
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  3. stevebway

    stevebway Metaphysician & Ham

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    Always like this guitar.Super nice , great track
     
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