Question by  misty (36)

What electronics should I upgarde on my Mexican Stratocaster?

My guitar is several years old and needs to be upgraded in order to sound its best.


Answer by  worker5661 (131)

a common upgrade on stratocasters are the pickups. most people prefer a "hotter" pickup to the stock one. this upgrade will give you more distortion and definition, resulting in a "fatter" sound.


Answer by  spaffman10000 (469)

The most profound change you can make is to swap the pickups, but it's also the most expensive. Alternatively, you could change components like capacitors for less dramatic tone changes.


Answer by  zacanger (434)

The best place to start is the pickups. Good pickups in a cheap guitar make an okay guitar. Also the pots and wiring.


Answer by  pallaturck (153)

The biggest change you can make in your sound is from new pickups. You can buy them from most music stores and install them yourself if you can solder.


Answer by  dotfret (282)

Most people change pickups - but one cheap upgrade is to buy a Superstrat switch (about $20 from Fender) and try Superstrat wiring (takes work and soldering).

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