So let's see those Strats!

Discussion in 'Fender' started by Logan Tyler, May 7, 2017.

  1. cybermgk

    cybermgk Singin' the body lectric Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Let's just say, I had the prior one and this. I traded in the older one with the CS Texas Specials and gloss neck on my Music Man. I kept the new one.

    THe Vintage Noiseless pickups are not quite as open and complex as the CS Tex Specials were. But, they are very good sounding pickups and dead quiet. Plus, with the 6 preamp voicings, this guitar can go all over tonally. But what really sold me was the satin neck finish. That neck plays like a dream. The ONLY neck I like better is on my Ernie Ball Music Man, and that neck is legendary.
     
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  2. Meatwad

    Meatwad Senior Member

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    I've had this Strat longer than any guitar I've ever owned....'97 American Standard.
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    Gigged it with 3 different bands....it's been a real workhorse.

    The original neck twisted a few years ago, so I replaced it with a roasted maple Warmoth neck with ss frets.
     
  3. MusicMan

    MusicMan Senior Member

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    Awesome, thanks for the info!
     
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    tigger Senior Member

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    I am very, very jealous. How long have you've had it?
     
  5. KelvinS1965

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    I've had this MIJ Strat since 1982. When I ordered it they had 'Fender' on the headstock, but I wanted two tone sunburst so it had to be ordered in and when it came in Fender had changed them to show 'Squier' with 'by Fender' in smaller text. Might have been worth a bit more if I'd bought one of the first batch, but it's not like I'll ever sell it.

    I've done all kinds of mod and resprays over the years, but I had it refinished back in (non original nitro) two tone sunburst a few years ago. Just recently had it re-fretted and the guy did an amazing job and really set it up to perfection afterwards. I'm fitting a set of Bareknuckle 'Apache' pickups tomorrow as it's final treat for giving me 35 years of playing pleasure.

    I've tried a lot of more expensive Strats over the years, but they never feel 'right' to me. More recently I've found out about things like radius (it's a 7.25") and that I prefer 'vintage' frets too.

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    A close up showing a bit of natural relicing on the fingerboard:

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  6. Greg's Guitars

    Greg's Guitars Senior Member

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  7. Dilemma

    Dilemma Loud Pipes Ruin Naps Premium Member

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    OK, I'm in.

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  8. Zarg

    Zarg Senior Member

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    my wonderful go-to guitar nowadays:

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  9. Dilemma

    Dilemma Loud Pipes Ruin Naps Premium Member

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    Zarg? Please pick up your guitar it's laying in the grass. OK, weeds and grass.
     
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  10. Kris Ford

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    The 2 I grab the most still..some days the black sounds better, others that Natural.
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    Greg's Guitars Senior Member

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    My #2.....
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  12. Zarg

    Zarg Senior Member

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    picked it up and gave it a wipe down with my microfiber cloth. then proceeded to play it, all good now!
     
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    I Break Things Senior Member

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    I'm actually kind of surprised how many of you deck the trem. I thought a lot more people would float it. Very nice Strats throughout the thread though!
     
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    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    On my above pic, black one is decked, and natural is floated.
     
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    301.png Rerun, phuck Blowtophucket (MIJ)
     
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    Here's my best three:
    2011 CS 1960RI:
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    1984-ish St. Blues:
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    1981/1991(body/neck) G&L S-500:
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    Very, very hard to beat that mahogany-bodied G&L... The 1960RI is new to me and it's awfully good. The St. Blues is gorgeous and has a huge V neck -- it's a blast, but deserves a better sounding set of pickups.
     
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    LOVE my Strat...

    2015 50's Road Worn Body; David Allen Tru '62 Pickups; Warmoth Neck - Compound Radius, Boatneck Profile, with SS 6105 frets.

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  18. NewDayHappy

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    For the last year I've been all about my Les Paul but for the past 2 days I've been bit by the Strat bug, can't put it down. The Les Paul will always be my #1 but the Strat really gives it a run for it's money.
     

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    DADF#AD Senior Member

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    image1.JPG image1.JPG Here's my long awaited long term acquisition- my 1997 Fender Strat Plus in natural swamp ash (all stock except for the tort pick guard, of which the original was pearloid white) with Hipshot Tremsetter & Lace Golds. It will be a totally reversible mod platform as well. I plan on trying the Mojotone Quiet Coil 58 w/Hot Bridge prewired pick guard in it as well as a Lollar Firebird/Low Wind Imperial combo down the road - to keep things interesting.
     
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