This is as good as a Strat gets as far as I'm concerned (I think it's the eighth one I've owned) and I'm still not crazy about it. I'm just not a Fender guitar guy. Really nice, though - I wish I did love it.
I did a speaker swap and found a spider that had apparently been living inside my *closed back* cab for quite some time. This raised two important questions:
1. WTF was he eating in there?
2. He's gotta be deaf, right?
Ronnie Montrose laid down some killer riffs on his '58 Burst on this album:
He gets shoeboxed for being heavily Page influenced, but his playing on this record lays the foundation for the birth of hair metal some 20 years later. Motley Crue, Cinderella, Great White, Poison, Badlands etc. -...