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

  1. Hugh

    Hugh Got Punch ? Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 26, 2009
    Louisville (KY)
    yea, you were only 5 in 67

    pretty sure the simple pleasures was soup
  2. Fender Bender

    Fender Bender Strat-O-Master

    Sep 29, 2009
    Kansas City, MO

    LMFAO! Classic!:D
  3. Laylas Daddy

    Laylas Daddy Banned

    Nov 11, 2010
    I take mine back cover off of all my Strats.
  4. jimmiraz

    jimmiraz Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 3, 2010
    Buffalo NY
    Personally I think it's all smoke and mirrors.
    It has nothing to do with the interaction of the pickups with string vibration.
    Acoustically you might hear a differance.
  5. orcslayer

    orcslayer Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 8, 2008
    Ajax, Canada

    Yeah! Yeah man, you nailed it!

    Come to think of it, NAILING it in place instead of screwing might give awesome tone!!!!!
  6. unsung

    unsung Strat-O-Master

    Apr 8, 2010
    Yeah---nails are a great idea---I'll have to try that. Right now I'm using pan-head brass screws to not attach the cover. I noticed a big difference in my sound------a brassier tone. Also good are flat-head stainless steel screws. A lot of guys think that they mellow the sound---and they look great in the zip-loc bag with the cover.
  7. Stratifier

    Stratifier Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 20, 2010
    Palmers Green
    If you have a squier, put a fender plate you will notice an improvement as well.
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  8. stratomaster96

    stratomaster96 Banned

    May 28, 2011
    Connecticut, USA
    I leave the back cover off.
  9. rgl1215

    rgl1215 Banned

    Jul 14, 2011
    Yep, I leave the back cover off. Sounds better that way.
  10. CapeRR

    CapeRR Strat-O-Master

    Aug 11, 2010
    Nova Scotia, Canada

    LMAO!!! Best I've heard in a while!! lol
  11. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 28, 2011
    Pawnee, Indiana
    I leave mine off sometimes, only because I don't wanna pay 10 dollars to get one that matches my pickguard.
  12. Dewey

    Dewey Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Mar 2, 2010
    Bellingham, Wa.
    i only take mine off to play certain songs that require that tone.
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  13. StLstrat

    StLstrat Strat-O-Master

    Jan 26, 2011
    You should not be concerned what your guitar sounds like with the back cover on or off. The only two things I spend time and energy on are having the right pickups and practicing my playing technique. No sense in worrying if a piece of plastic screwed to the back of your guitar changes your tone. :)
  14. bonefamily

    bonefamily Strat-Talker

    Nov 2, 2009
    central Ohio
    I hear ya. I have a BR-160 that is loud, loud, loud! Great guitars. I've been meaning to get one of their 000 sizes but just haven't yet.

    Ok, back to the scheduled thread...
  15. Corona

    Corona Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 27, 2010
    Austin, TX
    Do you drive around with no hub-caps on your car just because it would make it easier to change a tire?
    Missing back plates look like hammered wolf$hit.
    And do nothing for sound improvement.
  16. louis cyfer

    louis cyfer i know nothing

    Oct 2, 2010
    i put a quick release on my backplate so i can quickly remove it or put it back on depending on what tone i am looking for.
  17. DKoor

    DKoor Strat-O-Master

    Nov 7, 2009
    Wonder when those mojo-myth stories will die all together...
    And people concentrating on finger work instead of "upgrades".
    That counts for 100% and all rest... I guess 0 for most mortals.
    Meaning some Squier commando guy with several thousands hours of practice under his belt will own any mojo seeker with amateur practice.
    He will get nice, warm, open tone and cheap junk will sound like fine few thousand Nitro finished axe.
    It's a miracle!:)

    It's not that I don't believe that some of that stuff makes difference... finish, backplate, new/old/type of batteries, cords, color of guitar etc., it's just... well I don't believe I'll live long enough to be able to fully concentrate on that stuff because I won't master guitar playing enough (at least what I want).

    ...cos I guess there is no much point to put exquisite windows on my new house if I didn't put a roof on it, if ya catch my drift...:D

    This guy owns cos he has leet sustain :D
    ‪Impossible Guitar: Concrete Block & Piezo‬‏ - YouTube

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  18. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 1, 2009
    My house.
    I just put my back plate from my american strat on my mim strat and now my mim sounds like an american strat. I swear!!!!!

    PS I really do think I hear a difference.
  19. pauljo1963

    pauljo1963 Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 30, 2010
    Melbourne Australia
    ooh i keep mine on, Im a prude, it would be naked with out it;););)

    and stops thos pesky springs from falling out !!!!!!!!!!
  20. dreamingstrat

    dreamingstrat Strat-Talker

    Oct 13, 2010
    I leave mine off because when my trem is decked, the string holes don't line up with the plastic back cover holes..