Strat Conversion

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  1. Spike

    Spike Well-Known Member

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    I picked up a set of Duncan 59's and a Warmoth guard for my gold Strat only to open it up to find 3 single coil routes. Off to Sweetwater's repair shop to route and install. The pic on the left is as purchased and obviously, the pic on the right is after the Sweetwater install.
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    I was surprised that it still retained some position 5 tone characteristics even though the pup's aren't split. So far I'm loving it!
     
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    Nice change. And you can always convert back on a whim.
     
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    Exactly. I kept the loaded pick guard just in case I want to change it back.
     

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    @Spike What is this Sweetwater repair shop you speak of?
     
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    @thepezident Sweetwater Music has a full service repair shop onsite. They do everything from string changes to headstock repairs and everything in between.
     
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    @Spike Is visiting Sweetwater as awesome as I imagine it to be?
     
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    I would definitely suggest a visit. They don’t have the vintage gear like CME or Gruhn’s but they have a great selection of new gear separated by instruments/live sound/recording. They have free arcade games, a computer driving range, restaurant, indoor and outdoor event centers and a top shelf recording studio.

    I go there every chance I get.
     
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    welcome to the HH strat family! My guess is you'll never go back ;)
     
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    And here I though SW was an online operation like Musician's Friend. The store looks pretty awesome!
    https://www.sweetwater.com/local/music-store/

    Congrats on your new HH'ness. Did they end up giving you a swimming pool route, or just did enough to get those two buckers in there?
     
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    @mighty_duck Hmmm. I didn’t ask when I picked it up. I’ll find out if I ever put the old guard on.
     
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    I still have this one to scratch my single coil itch if needed:
     
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