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Old January 24th, 2010, 07:02 PM   #21 (permalink)
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hmm...never had a 22-fret neck. maybe it's time i got one!
You'll have to buy an American Fender if you do cos MIM and Squier Strats have only ever had 21.

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Old January 24th, 2010, 07:19 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I like em' both.
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Old January 24th, 2010, 07:20 PM   #23 (permalink)
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hmm...never had a 22-fret neck. maybe it's time i got one!
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You'll have to buy an American Fender if you do cos MIM and Squier Strats have only ever had 21.
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Old January 24th, 2010, 07:30 PM   #24 (permalink)
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It looks like the Squier Standard and Deluxe have 22 frets. I've never played either of these though. I feel like I need 22 for some reason. I don't know if I really do though.

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Old January 24th, 2010, 09:34 PM   #25 (permalink)
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It looks like the Squier Standard and Deluxe have 22 frets. I've never played either of these though. I feel like I need 22 for some reason. I don't know if I really do though.

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Unless the Standard is made in China/out-of-a-strat pack? I bought what appears to be a Standard--there are no "Bullet" markings nor does the word "Affinity" appear anywhere on the headstock. Nor are their any markings to indicate that anyone attempted to remove either of those terms (the teenage girl who was selling it got it for Christmas a year ago and didn't seem to know enough to have taken any interest in committing small-scale fraud). It came from a strat pack, has a serial number of CXS 040XXXXXX, and has only 21 frets. This things got a GREAT sound, thick neck, sounds good without even plugging it in--am I wrong in thinking this is a Standard?
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Old January 24th, 2010, 09:49 PM   #26 (permalink)
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is it a small or large headstock? Bullets are small, Standards are big.

also, how many points at the trem? Standards have 2-point trems, while Bullets and Affinitys have 6-point trems.
I don't own a Bullet to compare it to, but I'd say "large". It also has a 3-ply tortoiseshell pickguard--appears white/black/white when viewed from the side.

I'm not sure how to answer you tremelo question--what are "points"?
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Old January 24th, 2010, 10:04 PM   #27 (permalink)
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how many screws holding the bridge down?
Its got 6.

I'm perplexed--I realize that the current Standard link says 6 point tremelo--I wonder how far back that goes? This guitar was a Christmas of 2008 present according to the girl I bought it from.
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Old January 24th, 2010, 10:14 PM   #28 (permalink)
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nope. standard has 2, not 6. sounds like you got an Affinity. or maybe an SE.

post a photo?
Found a link--its an SE. Squier SE Special Strat Pak with SP 10 Close-Up | Sweetwater.com

That's the exact guitar I bought--to a "T".

What do you know about SEs?
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Old January 25th, 2010, 10:04 AM   #29 (permalink)
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German Shepherds universally prefer the 22 fret neck.

If you have a 21 fret neck and your dog is often moody and sad, now you know why.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 05:32 PM   #30 (permalink)
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[quote=Moose Studio;150481]It looks like the Squier Standard and Deluxe have 22 frets. I've never played either of these though. I feel like I need 22 for some reason. I don't know if I really do though.

Hey peskypesky looks like you're in luck after all. Even Squiers are getting in on the 22 fret act now.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 05:33 PM   #31 (permalink)
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that post was absolutely insane Strat.Tenor

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Old January 29th, 2010, 02:59 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I don't mind much, but I DO find it much easier playing certain songs on one of my 24 fret Jacksons.
Take the final part of Dave Murray's solo in "The Trooper" - you can do it on a 21 fret neck with a bend, but it's simpler to play with an extra fret (or three!)
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Old January 29th, 2010, 03:17 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I've had 21, 22 and 24 on electric guitars and it's not something I have a preference for, I play whatever is in my hands and rarely have a need to take things that far up the neck. I spent so much time early on playing cheapy 12 fret acoustics that anything beyond that is a bonus. I have no doubt there are some things that require it, but anything can be played differently on the fly to overcome lack of high notes up the neck.
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Old January 29th, 2010, 03:46 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I spent my first 10+ years playing on 22 fret necks so when I finally did get an actual Fender product the muscle memory and thought patterns were already firmly established and that missing fret was a constant source of anxiety whenever I crossed over the 15th fret. Not terribly rational, but anxiety, however mild, isn't good for one's playing.

I'll definitely be building my Fenders with 22 frets. Nothing wrong with 21, I'm just used to 22.
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Old January 29th, 2010, 06:16 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I think it matters more if you're playing something that was originally done on a guitar with 22 (or even 24) frets. Trying to play it is going to be that extra bit harder.

Possible, yes, but harder.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 06:59 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I was playing HM Strats ...(they have 24 frets). I played them since 1988. I just went back to the USA Stratocaster models last summer. It has been a tough road for me to get used to only 22. I did not realize how much extra real estate those extra frets gave until I went to gigging with a "short one" haha

I have been hanging with the USA Statocaster for the better tone from single coils venture BUT it has been a difficult road to go down given the HM's Humbucker and added frets.

21 frets would put me into retirement!
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Old October 1st, 2010, 01:09 PM   #37 (permalink)
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You'll have to buy an American Fender if you do cos MIM and Squier Strats have only ever had 21.
not true,

the very first squiers were made in japan and spec after 57 and 62 stratocasters, that had 21 frets. most squiers up until the mid 90s had 21 frets after that most of them have 22 frets at least the standards,

squier also made a 24 fret guitar for a while, the stagemaster, the showmaster
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not true,

the very first squiers were made in japan and spec after 57 and 62 stratocasters, that had 21 frets. most squiers up until the mid 90s had 21 frets after that most of them have 22 frets at least the standards,

squier also made a 24 fret guitar for a while, the stagemaster, the showmaster
I've had two Squier models, a mid 80's and a 20th anniversary Standard both with 22 frets. I prefer 22 but I've got a 80's Tele and a 07 MIM Strat both with 21. Just gotta bend a little farther. No biggie.
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I have an Epi with 22 frets and two Strats with 21 frets. While it is nice to have the option of using all 22 frets, a never really go higher than the 19th fret. I have what my friends call sausage fingers, so those high frets are next to impossible for me to use anyway.
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Old October 1st, 2010, 02:40 PM   #40 (permalink)
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I have an Epi with 22 frets and two Strats with 21 frets. While it is nice to have the option of using all 22 frets, a never really go higher than the 19th fret. I have what my friends call sausage fingers, so those high frets are next to impossible for me to use anyway.
ya really how many people ever go to the last fret.


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