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Discussion in 'Fender' started by FLICKOFLASH, Apr 5, 2009.
I got a nut made like that in bone from TreeRoot I love it
I've discovered that a good way to increase resonance in a strat is to put some wood in between the bridge (in the back) and the end of the cavity, another benefit is that it locks those "wobbly bits." I'll post a photo when I get the chance.
How does taking off the back cover affect tone?
The OP was copied and pasted from the article in the link. You would have to ask the author.
The above quote is Number 2 in the author's list of supposed improvements, not the work of the OP.
Anything that attaches to the body affects resonance ( or filters the tone ) Something may dampen the lower resonance making the guitar overall tone more trebly. The back plate I believe dampens resonance and muffles any spring overtones . Pick guards also do the same.
Cool! i'll try taking it off one day. Also, 3 or 5 springs?
5 is better
what's the difference?
More mass plus each spring has less tension with more springs .
those guys at the bottom say better sustain but harsher mids.
I have made copper pickguards for two of my strats and I have made a pair of brass topped guitars. If I need to shim a neck I like to use pieces of brass shim stock. And here I will probably lose a lot of you, I like P90's in the neck position, Strat RWRP in the middle and a tele pickup in the bridge. (Usually Seymour Duncan Antiquities)
That actually sounds pretty cool I'd like to see what that looks like
I have a Edenhaus strat body (chambered) that I made my own pickguard out of copper gave it a patina finish. I cut the pickguard for a tele pickup in the bridge, strat in the middle and a P90 soap bar in the neck. Nice flamed maple top on alder with an all maple neck. Still a lot of work ahead. I will finish it someday.
My strat has an aluminum pickguard - sounds like any other strat.
I have a Warmoth chambered Swamp Ash Strat body with a copper pickguard and Seymour Duncan pickups, Stacked Vintage P90 neck, Cool Rails middle and Stacked Vintage Tele bridge pickups. I have just received my Warmoth Black Korina left-hand body and I have already oiled/dyed. I have previously created a stainless steel pickguard for two humbuckers. I installed a pair of Seymour Duncan pickups 59/Pearly Gates. More ahead.
Those are shims, and they are common. I use business card pieces as shims in them and it works fine.
It's because it's easier to change the strings, and rather than remove and reinstall it every time, you just leave it off.
You want bare wood to bare wood contact period & those backplates have holes to change strings
Many Fenders will not set up right without shims. This includes old high dollar ones. Some are shimmed from the factory. It is common, and unless you want your setup to get out of wack, I'd put them right back how you found them if you take the neck off.
Fenders are simple tools, and I personally don't think wood to wood contact in the neck body joint makes any difference.
Well, I've found the best neck shim material to be the metal screen of a screen door, not the nylon stuff. It bites into the wood a little on the neck and the pocket and makes a great bond between the 2.
I am pretty new to a Strat and already fall in love. Flick, I found your tips very funny. Now don't love my Strat as much as I used to. Like when you wake up next to a girl without makeup.