Mr.Burns wrote:You don't really need a neck-thru unless you're specifically seeking wolf tones or the hippie sandwich look.
FWIW, I'm tweaking a Carvin bolt-on right now, I'll let you know how it comes out.
playingdead wrote:You can get most of the way there by modifying your Strat. That's exactly how I started, and I used the Strat as a backup guitar after having a Tiger guitar built in 2006. The Tiger will be a little meatier sounding, the Strat's a bit thin in comparison, mostly because of all that wood and weight behind it, different fretboard, etc.
Here's a one-on-one comparison; the Tiger went to Gary Brawer for a truss rod issue. The first cut of BEW is the American Standard Strat with the same electronics as the Tiger has. The second BEW is the Tiger two years later. Both direct to the board through the AxeFX Ultra, so no changes at all on the signal path.
Strat: http://archive.org/download/pd2009-10-3 ... t2_vbr.mp3
Tiger: http://archive.org/download/pd2011-08-2 ... d01t04.mp3
Tiger's a little more full sounding, but the Strat still sounds decent.
tigerstrat wrote:You can flip the jack plate on your Strat to make an accessible spot for a 9v battery.
guitarcats wrote:You should try either a Phiga or Rusch(?). The Phiga Wolf is $3500 and Rusch(?) was $3000 the last time I saw his ad on Ebay. Just got my Phiga Wolf and its a great guitar.
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