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    Hello from the Gold Coast

    Hey team,

    Just a post to say hello. Been lurking for awhile, looking at grabbing a project for my 6 week university holiday. Getting a bit of a sense that a full kit build is something that requires a fair amount of time and patience to do properly so have decided not to get a kit just yet. Have just bought a Pitbull Guitars hardware pack for a dodgy old Strat I have lying around to see if I can turn it into a semi playable guitar and maybe learn a few things about setting up a guitar properly.

    Looks like such a good little community here - looking forward to getting involved!

    James

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    Welcome James. I take it from your handle that you don't mind the odd bit of funk?

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    Welcome FJ
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    #3, Charvel Surfcaster tribute scratch build. ( Completed )
    #4, Pawn shop Strat ( started )

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    Hi James welcome to the forum.

    Start a build diary for your refurb strat and ask any questions you have there about setup or anything else

    plenty of knowledgeable people on the forum to help out.

    What kit have you got in mind after the refurb strat ?
    Current Builds and status
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    MK-2 Mosrite - assembled - play in
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy123 View Post
    Welcome James. I take it from your handle that you don't mind the odd bit of funk?
    From memory Funky Junky is the title of a Charlie Daniels song that is quite energetic
    Regards
    Dave King

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    Thanks Wokka, will do. Already looks like such a good spot to get expert advice. Looking at a J or P Bass kit when I take the plunge - mainly because I donít have a bass so it will be easier to justify to the wife!

    Andy - my band in highschool played a song called funkjunky. I used it as a username back then and it stuck as I donít have the memory capacity to remember any others! Iím partial to a bit of funk but Iím more of a blues and roots guy these days.

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    Hi James, welcome to the forum. An ol' strat is never a bad option for a refurb. Still finishing my Squier bullet makeover.
    Build #1 - ST-1 - Completed and upgraded
    Build #2 - LP-1SS - Completed | Co-Winner-May 2016 GOTM | Runner up GOTY 2016
    Build #3 - TLA-1R - Completed
    Build #4 - SGD-612 - Completed | Runner up Feb 2017 GOTM
    Build #5 - ES-1G - Completed
    Build #6 - STA-1HT | Completed | Co-Winner - July 2017 GOTM
    Current Build #7 - JBA-4
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    Welcome James
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    Welcome along mate - I think there are a couple of banana benders on the forum - you're in good company. P / J basses are a great place to start - my first was a P Bass - I initially thought I'd miss the second pickup and additional controls - they're now my go to basses.

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    Hello from the Gold Coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Brendan View Post
    Welcome along mate - I think there are a couple of banana benders on the forum - you're in good company. P / J basses are a great place to start - my first was a P Bass - I initially thought I'd miss the second pickup and additional controls - they're now my go to basses.
    Thanks Brendan - I usually play a mates Made in Japan Jazz Bass. Seems to do the job but itís so damn heavy. Figure a P Bass would do most of the same tricks with a bit less weight.

    As a complete novice guitar builder with minimal tools/equipment, are the fender style kits generally a bit easier to put together?


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