Squier Sonic Stratocaster

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Squier Sonic Stratocaster

Post by HNB » Sat Sep 23, 2023 4:39 pm

I picked up this guitar because I wanted to put a Guild LB-1 pickup in a guitar that I got by accident to hear what it sounds like. It turned out great. FYI in these they are set for three humbuckers by default. Also FYI it is a thinner body. Some people like it because it is lighter, but it makes changing the tremolo more of a challenge if you want to do that. It didn't matter to me for what I wanted to do. It turned out great. The neck feels barely finished which is fine with me. Sweetfinger made the custom pickguard for me. It fit perfect. The knob is metal and the pot is a CTS 500k pot. Nothing crazy. Here are pictures. Sorry for the fingerprints...... it is black....

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Re: Squier Sonic Stratocaster

Post by countertext » Sat Sep 23, 2023 8:47 pm

That’s all you need for rock and roll, brother! :-*

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Re: Squier Sonic Stratocaster

Post by JSett » Sat Sep 23, 2023 9:37 pm

This gets my stamp of approval.

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Re: Squier Sonic Stratocaster

Post by Gordon » Sun Sep 24, 2023 5:29 am

Nice! But for my sanity, please use black pickguard screws... :'(
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Re: Squier Sonic Stratocaster

Post by HNB » Sun Sep 24, 2023 7:27 am

countertext wrote:
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That’s all you need for rock and roll, brother! :-*
Thanks! It doesn't sound like a mini humbucker, but more like their typical humbucker. It is a little larger than a mini-bucker. I am pretty happy with it.
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This gets my stamp of approval.

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Nice! But for my sanity, please use black pickguard screws... :'(
I get what you mean, but it came stock with single ply black with chrome screws. :) It gives me a Gilmour vibe that way.
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Re: Squier Sonic Stratocaster

Post by Embenny » Sun Sep 24, 2023 7:35 am

Was it a neck or bridge model LB-1? The neck ones measure at about 7k and change, vs 5k for the bridge model.

Looks like a fun one regardless.
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Re: Squier Sonic Stratocaster

Post by HNB » Sun Sep 24, 2023 12:15 pm

Embenny wrote:
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Was it a neck or bridge model LB-1? The neck ones measure at about 7k and change, vs 5k for the bridge model.

Looks like a fun one regardless.
Supposed to be a bridge one.
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Re: Squier Sonic Stratocaster

Post by Embenny » Sun Sep 24, 2023 12:41 pm

HNB wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2023 12:15 pm
Embenny wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2023 7:35 am
Was it a neck or bridge model LB-1? The neck ones measure at about 7k and change, vs 5k for the bridge model.

Looks like a fun one regardless.
Supposed to be a bridge one.
Interesting that you find it similar to their full sized buckers. Those are quite bright compared to an average full size PAF, or at least mine is. It's definitely got a humbucker vibe to it, but if I A/B it with a true PAF it's a fair bit thinner and brighter.
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Re: Squier Sonic Stratocaster

Post by HNB » Sun Sep 24, 2023 1:50 pm

The Guild HB-1's I have are new reissue ones so maybe that is why?
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Re: Squier Sonic Stratocaster

Post by Sweetfinger » Mon Sep 25, 2023 5:09 pm

Looks good! I had a 60s Starfire with the original LB-1s and really liked them. The Starfire I didn't like as much so it's gone but I have a few original and reissue LBs around.

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Re: Squier Sonic Stratocaster

Post by letterstoboddah » Wed Oct 18, 2023 3:21 am

the simpleness of this is very cool. just rock and roll bridge pup and vol knob. good job! i love the black and black body and plate it looks really mean

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Re: Squier Sonic Stratocaster

Post by HNB » Wed Oct 18, 2023 7:14 am

Thanks! I appreciate it. :) It is pretty simple which is pretty fun sometimes. (Avoiding all the knobs and switches and just playing.)
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