Which Squier Strat would a Fender Master Builder buy?

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Which Squier Strat would a Fender Master Builder buy? Bet you’ve asked yourself that question before! YouTuber Philip McKnight has just posed this question to Fender Master Builder Ron Thorn. The two try out three current Squier Strat models during a visit to Thomann. Which Squier would a Fender Master Builder buy? The YouTube video below […]

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: 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, […]

How to make a cheap Squier play like an American Fender

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The difference between expensive American made Fender guitars versus their cheaper import counterparts from the Squier range is often time. What I mean by this sweeping statement is that US-built guitars often benefit from more time spent on the finer details. We could argue over tonewoods, hardware and pickups all year long. It won’t get […]