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The rebirth of the Fullerton
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    Default The rebirth of the Fullerton

    As part of my new project-ing, I am putting a little time and dough into my oldest son's Fullerton strat copy I got him 7 or 8 years ago when we all bought them for cheap. His is the SSS model. I have ordered a new nut, a GFS solid steel trem, and some cosmetic odds and ends. And I plan to take the Duncan Designed Hot Rails, and related electronics, out of the PG from a Squier Deluxe Hot Rails i hope to get to mod into an HH guitar using the leftover parts from my new strat plus some new pots and a switch. So his SSS Fully will lose the original electronics and pups, and get upgraded. I just took the strings off and straightened the neck some (over bowed it was), and checked the frets which are in good shape still. It is a pretty nice little starting place for a project! Anyhow, the rebirth of the Fully!
    Steve Thompson
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    Wow, Fullertons. I had completely forgotten about those. Did it play decently anyway before mods?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marnold View Post
    Wow, Fullertons. I had completely forgotten about those. Did it play decently anyway before mods?
    Yes, it is not too bad. The frets are a little smaller than most other modern guitars, but play nicely, and the guitar feels good. It just needs a little help for my son's desires in the pickups department, and a GFS steel tremblock will improve the saddles and the sustain with over the cheap stock one. The tuners seem to work fine for non-locking ones, and the fret ends feel fine, and the truss rod works and adjusts fine. So worth a little TLC for him.
    Steve Thompson
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    Effects and such: Boss: DS-1, CE-5, NS-2 and RC20XL looper, Digitech Bad Monkey, Korg AX1G Multi-effects, Berhinger: TU100 tuner, PB100 Clean Boost, Line 6 Toneport UX2, Electro Harmonix Little Big Muff Pi, DuhVoodooMan's Rabid Rodent Rat Clone, Zonkin Yellow Screamer Mk. II, MXR Carbon Copy Delay


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    Default The rebirth of the Fullerton

    Stock, being used by my son, years ago.



    Now being taken apart somewhat.



    Steve Thompson
    Sun Valley, Idaho


    Guitars: Fender 60th Anniversary Std. Strat, Squier CVC Tele Hagstrom Viking Semi-hollow, Joshua beach guitar, Martin SPD-16TR Dreadnought
    Amphs: Peavey Classic 30, '61 Fender Concert
    Effects and such: Boss: DS-1, CE-5, NS-2 and RC20XL looper, Digitech Bad Monkey, Korg AX1G Multi-effects, Berhinger: TU100 tuner, PB100 Clean Boost, Line 6 Toneport UX2, Electro Harmonix Little Big Muff Pi, DuhVoodooMan's Rabid Rodent Rat Clone, Zonkin Yellow Screamer Mk. II, MXR Carbon Copy Delay


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    New GFS bridge and trem block. Much nicer. Dropped and screwed right in.









    Once I get the Squier Deluxe Hot Rails I will use to accept the stock parts from my Blacktop, the Hot Rails and electronics will be put in here, dropped right in and the ground and jack hooked up.
    Steve Thompson
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    Guitars: Fender 60th Anniversary Std. Strat, Squier CVC Tele Hagstrom Viking Semi-hollow, Joshua beach guitar, Martin SPD-16TR Dreadnought
    Amphs: Peavey Classic 30, '61 Fender Concert
    Effects and such: Boss: DS-1, CE-5, NS-2 and RC20XL looper, Digitech Bad Monkey, Korg AX1G Multi-effects, Berhinger: TU100 tuner, PB100 Clean Boost, Line 6 Toneport UX2, Electro Harmonix Little Big Muff Pi, DuhVoodooMan's Rabid Rodent Rat Clone, Zonkin Yellow Screamer Mk. II, MXR Carbon Copy Delay


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    Cool!
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    I'm glad that you showed that disassembly picture. I never understood how Strat-style trems work. Floyds are significantly different.
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