I was talking to a friend about different ways of modifying a jag-stang when we came up with the idea of having the pickups from a 59 strat on a jag-stang. So we threw together a rough picture of what it would look like.
However i have no idea how i would go about hooking up 3 pickups through 2, 3 way switches. Havent been able to find anything about more than 2 pickups on a jag-stang so im hopeful that's not because it isnt possible with the default switches. Anyone got any ideas other than just using a 5 way switch?
What is the up, I've been a spectator to these discussions for a while and it has answered a lot of my questions but I'm running in to a few issues when it comes to upgrading my Jag-stang. I have a fiesta red Jag-stang, I have put chrome Fender strap locks, I've ordered a black pearl pick guard to replace the white pearl one and I have a DiMarzio Super distortion in the bride position. I'm trying to make it have an aggressive look to it and I really want it to have a grungy sound to it, but I want a new pickup for my neck pick up because I hate the sound of the stock one
I have been researching for a while and I really like the sound of the DiMarzio BC-1 dp225 but I don't know much when it comes to pickups, will this pickup go well with my super distortion? I am also confused when it comes picking out tuners. I want to put hipshot locking tuners but I'm not sure if it will fit on my guitar because from the research that I have done vintage tuners are smaller than modern ones. Personally I hate the buttons on the vintage tuners but I will deal with them if I have to, do you guys have suggestions as to tuners that I can use? Do locking tuners really help and is there an alternative to locking tuners?
I really wanna switch out the bridge for a tune-o-matic one because mine is pretty beat up lol. I wanna add a SH 124 kill pot and a push pull pot but I'm not too sure if these things will work together and how I will wire them. I'm really new to this guitar modding thing because I'm only 14 lol, I wanna make this thing like a multitool but a guitar version. Is there any cool little things I can do to my guitar that will add cool features to it and thank you for the help
Oh and what is an orange drop capacitor and how do i add a pickup switch
Thanks! Al, I'm still only getting sound out of the Area 67 at the neck. I haven't had a good chance to sort out the wiring. I know what I did wrong, I just need some (kid free) time to get the soldering iron out. The Area 67 sounds great, although darker than I was imagining. I'm playing through a Blackstar HT-5R which may be contributing to the darkness, but it still sounds great. I went with 250 pots rather than 500 which I thought would be too bright. I'll kepp that in mind for the future.
SillyBilly, I didn't have any experience other than a 335 build I did a few years ago, but I used the Wudtone for that so I didn't do any spraying. I ended up using rattle-cans for both the nitro and the enamel. I would say that the enamel is more forgiving but under the right conditions, nitro would turn out great. In terms of sanding, I used wet and dry for the whole thing. Dry for the prep up to 400 than after the clear coats were finished, I used 1500, 2000, 2500, and 3000, then Turtlewax cut and polish. Very much on a budget. If budget wasn't issue I would have bought some micromesh for the finishing.