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Re: Guitar: Stratocaster

Postby Snowblinder on Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:54 pm

J. Burns wrote:Ayo Strat nerds:

Any pickup recommendations for a "TV Eye" type sound?


James, the guitar pictured above nails Fun House tones all day long. I don't know what the single coils in it are, but they have that sound.
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Re: Guitar: Stratocaster

Postby Nico Adie on Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:20 am

I love mine. One day I'll get another and give it the Ry Cooder treatment.

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Re: Guitar: Stratocaster

Postby 154 on Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:39 am

I've been getting a weird urge to play a strat again, at least one with a hardtail and bridge humbucker or maybe rails. I've been playing a lot of Tele lately and sometimes I wish it was more contoured. Duh, that's partly why they invented the damn thing..

It'll probably pass though.
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Re: Guitar: Stratocaster

Postby Redline on Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:07 pm

J. Burns wrote:
Ayo Strat nerds:
Any pickup recommendations for a "TV Eye" type sound?

TV Eye sound = DiMarzio HS3 bridge position

When we played with Steve Mackay more than one person said the guitar tone was spot on. It's not ultra high output, and that's the key.

I just have it in my parts Strat. Sounds like Funhouse.
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Re: Guitar: Stratocaster

Postby J. Burns on Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:53 pm

I realized that I was overthinking it and pretty much any moderately-powered, decent quality alnico pickup will probably do the job.
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Re: Guitar: Stratocaster

Postby JeffP on Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:00 pm

Nico Adie wrote:I love mine. One day I'll get another and give it the Ry Cooder treatment.

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A friend of mine just had this done to his Jaguar, and he loves it.
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Re: Guitar: Stratocaster

Postby Madman Munt on Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:21 am

Hey cold check it:

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The new Eric Johnson Thinline Stratocaster

Is this the first production thinline guitar with an arm contour? Something I've wanted for ages. Stick a Warmoth scalloped fretboard on that, beef up the bridge pickup, disconnect the middle pickup and lower it flush with pickguard, maybe loose a tone control and move the volume control down a space and that's pretty much my ideal instrument.
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Re: Guitar: Stratocaster

Postby Mason on Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:26 pm

If you'd like a thinline Fender with an arm contour, but don't need a middle pickup or extraneous controls, it might be good to look for a Pawn Shop Jazzmaster.

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As your attorney I cannot condone the scalloped fretboard. But this may be a better starting point than the corny red Strat.
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Re: Guitar: Stratocaster

Postby Madman Munt on Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:11 pm

Mason wrote:Pawn Shop Jazzmaster.


Interesting. I'll keep an eye out for one of those. It's a bit fish-nor-fowl though. If anyone knows of similar Fender-ish thinline-type things with arm contours (this is non-negotiable)...

Mason wrote:As your attorney I cannot condone the scalloped fretboard.


Don't knock it till you've tried it! Wonderful things they are. I've just thought of another reason in their favour- no one will want to borrow you guitar if you have one.

Mason wrote:corny red Strat


Ha. Yeah, red is not my first colour choice to say the least. But I'd buy a guitar with dicks and paisley painted all over it if it had the right spec.
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Re: Guitar: Stratocaster

Postby llllllllllllllllllllllll on Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:06 pm

Read today that Jimmy Page used a Strat on parts of Presence, which is easily my favorite LZ album.
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Re: Guitar: Stratocaster

Postby Facundo on Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:46 pm

Its potential popularity is the biggest tragedy since Windows 95, despite the weight distribution, ergonomics and aerodynamics are a point to assess. Excessively nasal sound has its charm with the right amplifier and time to explore and get used to. It is also a point in its favor that the tone is controlled or "balanced", point that rest being more than pious for its aesthetic. It's not crap, but neither necessary after the Telecaster design.
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Re: Guitar: Stratocaster

Postby Madman Munt on Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:21 pm

Facundo wrote:aerodynamics


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Re: Guitar: Stratocaster

Postby Anthony Flack on Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:37 pm

I admit I've never really considered aerodynamics in a guitar before, but then I've never taken one skydiving I suppose.

Windows 95 still felt pretty good after Windows 3.1. It's easy to take plug-and-play for granted these days. Windows ME, that was a tragedy.
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Re: Guitar: Stratocaster

Postby Facundo on Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:38 pm

Here there is Ranaldo testing another Leo Fender's design aerodynamics, the Music Man Sting Ray II.

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Thing is it really sound like a plane heard from the ground. And I think it sounds better than a Stratocaster, and it's prettier.
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Re: Guitar: Stratocaster

Postby Facundo on Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:46 pm

Anthony Flack wrote:I admit I've never really considered aerodynamics in a guitar before, but then I've never taken one skydiving I suppose.

Windows 95 still felt pretty good after Windows 3.1. It's easy to take plug-and-play for granted these days. Windows ME, that was a tragedy.


The NT branch was always better. The governmental authorities should have banned any computer with windows 95 to be connected through a modem or a network card to the net known as internet, or any other BBS, but they did not, because like the ISPs they were doing business.

Aerodynamics have certain relationship with ergonomics and weight distribution.

...but a fucking les paul can fly better, faster and further away than a strato with the right propeller, in this case John Reis.

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Re: Guitar: Stratocaster

Postby Facundo on Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:54 pm

Stratos are like fighter aircrafts, machines of death. If you have hold a Schecter then you understand because Robert Smith's Schecter can't fly, but it has the same effect, it can kill you if it falls on you.

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Re: Guitar: Stratocaster

Postby Anthony Flack on Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:18 pm

Yeah the NT branch was always better. Win2k did right by me for years. I don't think I actually had internet before then.

I don't think I play fast enough for airflow to be ergonomic factor for me.
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Re: Guitar: Stratocaster

Postby Facundo on Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:32 pm

^Yep. Clapton's nickname 'Slowhand' means you are not fast enough until you don't sell your Strat to buy one of that Ibanez handle guitars Steve Vai invented.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibanez_JEM

It's like the Windows story again... when the branch is wretched any version or branch of that branch will be worse. And excuse me, because now a biblical quote would be fine but I'm not very religious, but not bad at all... I mean, I hope not to end in the hell playing a B.C. Rich.
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Re: Guitar: Stratocaster

Postby Anthony Flack on Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:09 pm

Never understood the point of the handle-hole, but it's only marginally more ugly than the F-hole on those semi-hollow Strats. I wouldn't worry about the B.C. Rich because I think the guy from Poison bought them all.
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Re: Guitar: Stratocaster

Postby Redline on Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:12 pm

Even though I can't spell Biscuit, I have bought another Strat since 2015. It is a 1979 and totally fucked with. I really like it.
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