Mike Oor has been modifying guitars and amps ever since he was a kid, growing up in a house where his father was into electronics.
Shortly after he picked up a guitar at the age of 12, Oor’s curiosity was piqued. He had to know how his guitar worked, and in true “Eddie Van Halen-like” style, Oor set about teaching himself how to modify instruments.
Luckily, Oor never got shocked badly, and he parlayed his hobby into a career, as he works with the likes of the Smashing Pumpkins and the War on Drugs as a tech.
In the spirit of our #FenderMods package, Fender.com recently caught up with Oor to talk about what he’s learned and some of his favorite mods.