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Upgrading An Axe

in PB Guitarstudio FORUMS Sun Jul 11, 2010 6:02 am
by tplu7234 • 39 Posts

I own an aria electric guitar and I've been thinking about upgrading some parts. I don't currently have the coin to buy a brand new guitar, I bought the aria about 18 months ago for $200 (AUD). I own a great acoustic guitar, so I don't feel its a priority to be spending a thousand bucks on a quality electric right now.

My guitar: http://www.oz-eguitars.com.au/catalog/ar...itar-p-671.html

It'd be great if you guys could recommend some brands which sell parts for a decent price. A new machine head is a must because it can barely stay in tune, the electronics are pretty crappy as well. Thanks in advance.


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RE: Upgrading An Axe

in PB Guitarstudio FORUMS Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:00 pm
by SwampRiverMan • 27 Posts

Try www.guitarfetish.com.... They've got some decent low priced tuners and pickups that will save you money instead of buying named brand stuff.
Even Sperzel type locking tuners are only $29.95. And the pickups are very decent. Run a google search on them and check out the reviews.

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RE: Upgrading An Axe

in PB Guitarstudio FORUMS Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:54 pm
by robmurtha • 94 Posts

thanks for that link Ed some way cool options out there, I have been buying fralin pickups, got one harness from ebay for 200 and I also got one complete HSS setup from http://www.guitar-mod.com/rg_pw_3hss.html I'm really happy with the setup, I got the 11 way combo dial a tap with a pull inductor circuit and a neck on switch, it was a bit pricey but I got it loaded with fralin blues and an unbuckler humbucker, they stand behind their work too.

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RE: Upgrading An Axe

in PB Guitarstudio FORUMS Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:37 am
by SwampRiverMan • 27 Posts

Oh yeah Fralin's are a great way to go. I'd love some myself. But for the price of a set of Fralin's this guy could buy another Aria Guitar.
There are a lot of nice inexpensive guitars out there but a lot of folks starting out fall into the trap of "If I have a more expensive guitar, I will play better" I'll check out the sight you gave the link on and check out prices etc. Thanks Rob

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RE: Upgrading An Axe

in PB Guitarstudio FORUMS Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:05 pm
by SwampRiverMan • 27 Posts

Hey Rob cool gear indeed. I love that JX5 harness for J-Bass. I hate dickering around with both volume controls all the time. That would be a nice option to not only have 1 volume control but a 5 way switch for parallel, in phase, out of phase etc. Only a hundred bucks too. That would make my little Squier Classic Vibe Jazz bass with Seymour Duncan Hot Jazz-2 pups really sweet.

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RE: Upgrading An Axe

in PB Guitarstudio FORUMS Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:56 am
by robmurtha • 94 Posts

Yeah those basses are really nice, I was thinking of getting one for a beater I have a Marcus Miller which is made in Japan. Check out this setup from John East - it is really sick I'm thinking of getting it for mine, it has the blender.

http://www.bestbassgear.com/j-retro-preamp.htm

http://www.bestbassgear.com/marcus-retro-preamp.htm

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RE: Upgrading An Axe

in PB Guitarstudio FORUMS Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:22 pm
by deadcrustpunk • 9 Posts

if you want me to be honest with you.... if you're into modifying guitars (i've only modded humbucker/ humbucker... i would recommend dean guitars... relatively in expensive and they adapt pretty well, given that they also have a decent amount of cavity space... i put push-pull knobs to do coil splitting and i love it! just a suggestion, good luck!




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