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GALLERY: Reader Hot Rod Guitars 2012, Part 1

See the first half of our reader-submitted hot rod projects. If yours isn''t here, don''t worry - we''ll have part two coming up soon!

James Catalan
"James Catalan has morphed his Hello Kitty Squier Strat into a ""Bad Kitty."" He installed a bone nut and a DiMarzio Steve's Special pickup. He went further with a concentric volume/tone pot and a 5-way rotary switch wired as follows: 1. Series in phase. 2. Single-coil north. 3. Parallel in phase. 4. Single-coil south. 5. Series out of phase."