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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by monstermagnet85, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. monstermagnet85

    monstermagnet85 Strat-Talk Member

    39
    Nov 13, 2010
    UK
    It may just be my imagination but since I took the back spring cover off my strat I've noticed an improvement in tone, especially on the neck pickup with distortion.

    Is this even possible?
     
  2. monstermagnet85

    monstermagnet85 Strat-Talk Member

    39
    Nov 13, 2010
    UK
    I didn't really change the settings on the tone knobs either
     
  3. bonefamily

    bonefamily Strat-Talker

    468
    Nov 2, 2009
    central Ohio
    I've read before that some players thing there is a difference. I never remove mine so can't comment on it.
     
  4. stratfan23

    stratfan23 Senior Stratmaster

    May 26, 2010
    netherlands
    Eric Johnson famously thinks so. I'm not 100% convinced myself, but take em off anyway, prefer the look.
     
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  5. LeftyBlake

    LeftyBlake Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sep 25, 2009
    The Evergreen State
  6. dacop

    dacop Strat-Talker

    436
    Aug 2, 2009
    New Jersey
    Mine is off, only because I dont want to remove it every time I change strings. Its just easier with the cover off. And it looks cool :)
     
  7. MayerFan

    MayerFan Strat-O-Master

    594
    Apr 8, 2011
    Ontario
    Can of worms...
     
  8. unsung

    unsung Strat-O-Master

    722
    Apr 8, 2010
    Philadelphia
    The key is to find a pre CBS ,vintage cover--------put it on----------then take it off.
     
  9. Jazzjoker

    Jazzjoker Strat-Talker

    Age:
    42
    311
    Jun 21, 2011
    Greece
    Thanks for the tip man! How long approximately do I leave it on for the effect to settle? :D
     
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  10. Malikon

    Malikon Dark Cabaret

    Sep 2, 2009
    Chicago
    I can haz Slash tone?
     
  11. bonefamily

    bonefamily Strat-Talker

    468
    Nov 2, 2009
    central Ohio
    Would that be a Blueridge in your fingers? :)
     
  12. MayerFan

    MayerFan Strat-O-Master

    594
    Apr 8, 2011
    Ontario
    Why yes it is! A BR 163, I love it! Threw a Fishmann Matrix Infinity inside and it's my go to gigging guitar if it's too scary a venue for my Martin's ;)
     
  13. unsung

    unsung Strat-O-Master

    722
    Apr 8, 2010
    Philadelphia
    Leave it on 5 min for a Hendrix tone or 3 min for a SRV tone. Then make sure you screw it to the side of the front horn for the "Holy Grail" tone. Then Screw it to the back of the headstock for the unique thing screwed to a thing tone. Finally, screw it to the kitchen table for a really pissed off wife tone.
     
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  14. Crockus

    Crockus Strat-Talker

    Age:
    36
    123
    Mar 10, 2009
    Illinois
    Classic. Gonna laugh about that for years to come.
     
  15. Dr Zombie

    Dr Zombie Strat-O-Master

    827
    Jun 8, 2011
    Ripon,CA
    Niiiice!
     
  16. Hugh

    Hugh Got Punch ? Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 26, 2009
    Louisville (KY)
  17. unsung

    unsung Strat-O-Master

    722
    Apr 8, 2010
    Philadelphia
  18. Hugh

    Hugh Got Punch ? Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 26, 2009
    Louisville (KY)
    lol, don't you remember that commercial ?
     
  19. Corona

    Corona Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 27, 2010
    Austin, TX
    Looks like crap with it off - sounds even worse.
     
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  20. unsung

    unsung Strat-O-Master

    722
    Apr 8, 2010
    Philadelphia
    I'm just slightly too young. I remember "The Wet Head is Dead" and the "Simple Pleasures are the Best" ones. That one was soup right? I think. Oh, and of course the" Buy the World a Coke" one