Sorry if this is an old tired thread but I opted to start from scratch.
Just got a Waldo buffer in the mail destined for my PRS CU22, but also just got back my trusted strat, second guitar owned, from a fret dress and they nicked the neck so it got the royal treatment with a gun oil finish on the back (of neck). The action is the lowest I've seen on a strat and it's the fastest neck I've played thanks to an amazing setup....so I'm thinking about tricking it out.
I swamped out the pickups a year ago for dimarzio Area 58s at the bridge (noiseless recreations of 58 pickups) and put a Lil 59 SD in the bridge at the advice of my tech. Had I discovered this board just a bit earlier in time for this project I think in hind sight I would have gone for D Allen's but the set up is nearly as good.
So I'm wondering if anyone has a similar axe with a Waldo buffer. If so what were the sonic results? Worth doing just for single coils? I'm the guitar as is with true vintage style single coils but think a Waldo buffer may just push this guitar to the next level.
What does one do to accommodate the battery? Without routing a separate cavity. I've got a standard fender trem, and would give anything to hard tail it but from my research there is no drop in bridge that would work. Can you hard tail Clapton style and fit the battery between the trem springs?