Give your Fender Stratocaster the ‘Gilmour’ mod with 7-way switching!

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Ever wanted to make your Stratocaster more versatile tonally? How about modifying the switching on your guitar to give you new pickup combinations? The simplest of these is the 7-way switch, also known as the “Gilmour mod”. This adds more tones to your guitar with minimal modification. Even if you’ve never used a soldering iron before, […]

Make your Cheap Squier sound like an American Fender: Ugrade your Potentiometers!

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Last time in Part 1, we looked at the basics of soldering. Ideally you’ve had a chance to practise your soldering skills and it’s time to move onto upgrading and modifying your guitar. This week, I’m going to cover potentiometers and why you should upgrade yours before anything else.  Listen To give you an idea of […]

Make your Cheap Squier sound like an American Fender: Soldering Basics

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Over the last few weeks I’ve covered a few tips on how to upgrade your cheap Squier guitar to make it play like an American Fender costing way more. So far we’ve looked at improving fret finishing and your tuning hardware. Now it is time to help you make it sound like one as well. Yes, […]

NAMM 2019: Noatronic adds MIDI control to your guitar!

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Noatronic is launching its Onboard Expression system at NAMM 2019. It’s a potentiometer that can be fitted to any guitar and integrates with a control box to form a system that adds MIDI expression features to your favourite guitar. Neat! Noatronic Onboard Expression Installing the Onboard Expression involves adding a new (passive) potentiometer to your […]