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It should be a simple swap with just two wires to unsolder/resolder, providing that nothing Fender haven’t done anything wacky!
What I would recommend is that you read/watch a few tutorials about stratocaster pickup fitting, then remove your strings and unscrew the scratchplate. If it all looks like the tutorials and you are happy that you can identify the correct wires then go ahead and do it yourself. If on the other hand its like a rats nest of wires or you feel out of your depth then screw the scratchplate back down and go let a local guitar shop do it for you. An experienced tech should be able to do a swap quite quickly so it shouldn’t cost the earth.
Hope this helps.
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It’s a really cheap ld systems d1011 condenser microphone. There only about £50 new and sound amazing, I use it for everything, it’s what I also use for video voice overs and even as an overhead mic when I’m filming myself! Sadly it’s no longer available from LD systems, but they are on ebay and amazon still.
400billionsuns, thank you so so much for such a nice comment, really appreciated! But I doubt voice over work is on the cards, you don’t see/hear how much much I’ve edited out! 🙂
As for those pickups, I’m still non the wiser, though I recon from their slightly flimsy construction that their simply cheap Chinese eBay jobs that just happen to sound the way I like!
Ha, Ian I briefly had a peavey classic 30 1×12 and to this day still hold it as one of the best sounding amps over ever played! Sadly it blew, but one day I definatly want another!
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KoldC: Dave is live streaming tonight at 7pm according to his instagram.
£650 sounds alot, I’m sure I’ve seen good Jap strats on reverb for between £400-550. Also, I’d seriously consider a made in Japan Squier Silver series strat, the same or better quality for about £300-400.
I’ve had a Peavey Red Strip Studio Pro 112 for a few months now. It sounds amazing, can shake the house at high volume, sounds great even at low volume and is even more portable than the Bandit!
I think what makes these amps so magical is that Peavey went for their own flavor of a great valve-like tone, rather than try to produce yet another transistor based poor imitation of a Bassman, AC30, Plexi or whatever. The Red Stripes don’t sound like any other amp, they just sound great in their own right! I think the Marshall MG’s that #DaveSimpson loves are similar in this, their not aiming to necessarily be any specific amps clone, just a great sounding Marshall toned transistor amp.
My only small complaint with my Studio Pro is that the otherwise gorgeous sounding reverb on mine has a very faint hum to it (it may just need a service).
I love my Studio Pro so much that I’m considering picking up a second one to make an ultra portable stereo rig!19th August 2019 at 11:28 in reply to: DIY Headstock Decals with Packing Tape & Laser Printed Text #791
JoseEarly93: the packing tape method is really interesting and could be good if your in a jam but, given how much effort is involved, using cheep eBay/amazon waterslide decal paper seems no more work and means you can use a more common inkjet printer. But the packing tape method is certainly cool and (if you already have a laser printer) could be a fun way to experiment before committing to more expensive decal paper.
400billionsuns: thank you so much for those lovely comments, I really appreciate that. I’m actually up to part 7 now on YouTube, so there’s plenty to see! 🙂
At the risk of violating forum rules and self promoting, I did just this in a recent video. If you watch this vid from 5:25 I fit an alternative scratch plate and just like you I had to fill some 1/2 showing holes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EYdOMtE8jU&t=2s
If posting this is naughty then please just delete it Ian
Hope this helps
Thanks so much Ian, I really appreciate you taking the time to watch, and thanks for the lovely comments.
I’m actually 5 episodes in now so I’ll throw the links below:
Episode 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnWE8r_JIAc2nd August 2019 at 10:57 in reply to: If you were stranded on a deserted island with only one album to listen to… #675
Would it be shameful to admit that John Mayers Continuum had a big impact on me back around 2006 and still speaks to me now? 🙂
Scary some of this. I got a false copyright claim on a video with a bit of royalty free Garage band music recently. Thankfully it was an unfinished video I was just testing, but it’s scary to see how easy it is for claims to pop up and potentially have devastating effects on a channel.
Record companies making false claims should be made to pay compensation back to content creators, that might make them a little less trigger happy with all these claims!
Cheers, I’ve popped in on under a different heading