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Systematic Chaos

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A couple of years back ESP-LTD put out some low budget Floyd Rose Strats very reminiscent of the early 90s Fender Floyd Rose Strats. I got one of those last year NOS B-stock for dirt cheap and after first inspection the woods and fretwork appeared to be just fine to pimp the hell out of it.
The stock pups and electronics (cheap pots and jack, ultra thin wiring) and especially the Floyd Rose Special were the initial candidates that shouted replacement.



The Gotoh GE1996T is up there if not even superior to the OFR (Suhr exclusively uses the Gotoh) for not even half the €€€.
I always wanted to check out a Suhr DSH+ HB (A true high output humbucker, the DSH+ covers a broad musical base with musicality, punch, authority, and tone. The pickup exhibits excellent harmonic content, lots of midrange and a focused low end. Well suited for classic rock or metal. The DSH+ is our fattest sounding humbucker with the most midrange content) and decided on a simple H-S config with a DiMarzio Injector in the neck. 3-way Blade switch, 1 Vol, 1 Tone, Middle pup is not wired and just in there for pure fill-the-gap cosmetics.
I also replaced the locking nut with the Gotoh one that came with the GE1996T and put in a set of Gotoh SG381 Tuners I had lying in my parts drawer.   
Some minor fret levelling and setup and this is now a straight forward Rock Strat. Play like butter and sounds really good and resonates just fine....The Suhr DSH+ is an awesome pup btw.....



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Re: (Another) Pimp-my-Cheapo - LTD ST213FR
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Hey SC, very nice  :thumb-up: . And fitted with your (trade marked LoL) strap clips.  Thanks for the tip about the Suhr DSH+ HB  :headbanger: .  I've always been a fan of Gotoh HW BTW.
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Re: (Another) Pimp-my-Cheapo - LTD ST213FR
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Nice Axe SC,

    I'm going to have to look into that Suhr HB pickup and see how that compares with some of the ones I've been using.
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Re: (Another) Pimp-my-Cheapo - LTD ST213FR
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Hey SC, very nice  :thumb-up: . And fitted with your (trade marked LoL) strap clips.  Thanks for the tip about the Suhr DSH+ HB  :headbanger: .  I've always been a fan of Gotoh HW BTW.

I have those DiMarzio strap locks on several guitars
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