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Chinese '07 Affinity Strat specs

Discussion in 'Squier Strat Forum' started by Left_Hand_Strat, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. Left_Hand_Strat

    Left_Hand_Strat Strat-Talk Member

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    Does anyone know them? or is there a way to access them? im just not terribly sure because i wanted to compare the specs of my strat with one of the new 'standard' series models made by squier i want to see how they shape up.

    Also, are the pickups in my guitar ALNICO magnets? or are the bog standard cr*ppy things? cos it seems that the new 2010 'standard' spec includes alnico's
     
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    Affinity Strats come stock w/ ceramic pickups.

    In my experience, some of the stock ceramics
    sound excellent & others... well, not so much.
     
  3. Left_Hand_Strat

    Left_Hand_Strat Strat-Talk Member

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    mine sound rubbish through the frontman unless i have them on 'humbucker mode' and i take the tone down to about 5 or 6 on the rear conrol (since i use that the most)
     
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  5. Squier?!?

    Squier?!? Strat-Talker

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    Yeah... i just snagged a BSB Tele that sounds surprisingly great
    using the bridge pickup but the neck is completely weak & lifeless.

    Got a Fat Strat (in Hunter Green :mrgreen:) yesterday too,
    which sounds unbelievably rockin' w/ the humbucker,
    though the two single coils are absolutely worthless.

    Easy enough fixes though... & the
    guitars themselves are wonderful.
     
  6. Left_Hand_Strat

    Left_Hand_Strat Strat-Talk Member

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    the Fat Strat was a good find! :D

    So how do we 'fix' them? lol
     
  7. Squier?!?

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    Oh man... you have no idea.
    I scored it for a whopping $60.

    And the BSB Tele was only $50.

    I f*cking love Craigslist!!! :mrgreen:

    At the risk of sounding like Captain Obvious,
    just replace the crappy pickups w/ good ones.

    I'm thinking a GFS Fatbody for the neck of the Tele & maybe
    a couple of Overwounds for the single coils of the Fat Strat.

    I've only had it for 24 hours but i really can't
    believe how awesome the humbucker sounds.

    It's my first Strat w/ a humbucker & i'm lovin' it.
     
  8. Left_Hand_Strat

    Left_Hand_Strat Strat-Talk Member

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    The captain has said a lot of things to me over the years, lol

    and i don't have Craiglist in the UK :cry: gutted, lol
     
  9. Squier?!?

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    Bummer... i thought CL
    was everywhere already.

    Well, if you ever make it over to
    the States, be sure to look it up.

    And don't forget to bring some spendin' money. ;)
     
  10. Left_Hand_Strat

    Left_Hand_Strat Strat-Talk Member

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    haha i would take PLENTY of money if i went Stateside for a while and i would also buy a guitar over there, then take it home as luggage in a hard travel case, surely that way i avoid tax and customs?
     

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