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Fender 50s classic series.

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Mr.Haas, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. rider7

    rider7 Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 14, 2012
    NYC
    Yep, I leave it at 10, so any cap value is meaningless. And I also prefer the cap at .022
     

  2. Buzzin_Cousin

    Buzzin_Cousin Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 10, 2012
    CA
    So which color did you buy?
     

  3. Buzzin_Cousin

    Buzzin_Cousin Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 10, 2012
    CA
    It's not the same guitar. Some ppl buy it for the radius, body color and amber tinted neck.
     
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  4. Achyskic

    Achyskic Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 19, 2013
    Ohio
    Its a valid question, the cap value does make a difference. Maybe not if you keep you tone at 10 all the time but too me if you do this you are not getting the most out of your strat.

    Anyways a .22 cap is good for overwound or high output pickups, however, on vintage pickups like in the classic series the .1 uf is what was designed for them. It takes the brightness out of the vintage and warms the tone up. It actually works just like it was designed too do perfectly.

    If you are a turn everything up and play, well whats it matter? I am in search of tone not noise.
     

  5. El Capo

    El Capo Strat-Talker

    496
    Nov 20, 2011
    UK
    Doesn't the 50s classic series come with a 0.1 cap as stock anyway, mine did.

    Cheers
     

  6. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    58
    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    There's really no need to be so dismissive of other people's sound just because they drive their guitars in a different way to the way you do. At home I use the tone knob. With the band, I don't. That doesn't mean that I just make noise & that you have better tone.

    What an argumentative approach. There's really no need for that. This is supposed to be a discussion, not a competition.

    And to everyone else - try a .022 cap. It takes the brightness out of the pickup and warms the tone up. But only if you turn down the tone knob.

    ;)
     
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  7. Achyskic

    Achyskic Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 19, 2013
    Ohio
    Actually, you are correct. I bought mine 2nd hand and was told it was 100% stock except it had the cap changed to a orange drop .22. I assumed .22 was what came in it...I changed out the orange drop to a .1uf the first 5 mins I had it. Glad Fender kept them period correct from the start.
     

  8. srvsayce78

    srvsayce78 Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    39
    Feb 15, 2011
    UK
    I play in a Rock/Metal/AOR set up, I use a 50's reissue (mim) as my back up, all I've done is stick a bucker in the bridge, works just great!
     

  9. carolinaeasy

    carolinaeasy Senior Stratmaster


    In his defense when I go back and read the messages I don't believe he is being a jerk. I asked him to elaborate further on the caps. He did that, and then you came in being dismissive of the suggestions he made. He simply countered that. Not once did I notice him being dismissive, haughty, or rude.
     
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  10. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    58
    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    I didn't accuse anyone of being a jerk, or being haughty, or rude. I didn't dismiss his suggestions, I accept that they are valid opinion, but no more valid than different opinions are. That's all.
     

  11. carolinaeasy

    carolinaeasy Senior Stratmaster

    You have a funny way of showing it.
     
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  12. Eligius1976

    Eligius1976 Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    41
    28
    Apr 30, 2017
    Riells i Viabrea (Girona-Spain)
    E3ADB508-9695-486E-9E5A-95BBAE9D3409.jpeg 282DB7E0-C792-42EA-AEE9-384A381E1518.jpeg D0887328-C2B4-4001-A600-12EEF475C78B.jpeg Hi there!

    I refresh this post, very interesting to me. I”m almost sure to buy a 50s laquer CAR strat, in mint condition (Attached fotos); the only doubt/issue I have is if there is a considerable difference between my am special strat (with texas special pups) and a am deluxe strat hsh: I expect that it will be very different, I”m interested to get a traditional sound, and in a mid term I would change stock pops by a set of David Gilmour emg”s, as I”m a big fan of Pink Floyd. Has anyone made this mod in this model?
    Thanks for your feedback, have a great new 2018 and greetings from Barcelona!!
     

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  13. RaySachs

    RaySachs Strat-O-Master Silver Member

    Age:
    59
    623
    Jun 25, 2017
    Philly area
    Have you ever played a fretboard with a 7.25” radius before? Some people love em, some people don’t (I used to love em and still am fine with them, but honestly now much prefer 9”). Some people don’t notice the difference but lots do. In any case might be worth checking out before going all-in...
     
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  14. Ecosse

    Ecosse Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    31
    72
    Jul 28, 2017
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    It looks like the nut was replaced on that neck for whatever reason.
     
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  15. Eligius1976

    Eligius1976 Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    41
    28
    Apr 30, 2017
    Riells i Viabrea (Girona-Spain)
    I”ve already played one some time ago, I also have a baja playe tele and I feel comfortable.
    As regards the nut, the current owner has changed the original one with a tusk nut, according his words done by a luthier, but I don’t know if the modification is ok: what is your opinion by the way?? According the pics attached..

    Thanks!!
     

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  16. Rayzaa

    Rayzaa Strat-O-Master

    519
    Jul 1, 2015
    Las Vegas, NV
    I dont buy this. Ive seen videos of many different caps and you cant really tell any difference.

    Heres one
     

  17. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    58
    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    Have you tried using different caps in your guitar? I think you'll find that that gives you a better idea than watching a video on a PC (or worse still, a phone!) & listening to the sound through crappy speakers.
     

  18. Eligius1976

    Eligius1976 Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    41
    28
    Apr 30, 2017
    Riells i Viabrea (Girona-Spain)
    Hi all!!

    Can anyone help me to clarify if the bone nut replacement looks good (pic attached in my previous post)?
    I will be with trying the guitar with its owner this afternoon. I”m not familiar with luthier arrangements...
    I can purchase the guitar for 700€, in mint condition (still in warranty for 1 year).

    Thank you very much!!
     

  19. the dark sailor

    the dark sailor Strat-O-Master

    972
    Dec 18, 2008
    south jersey
    Nut seems ok. It's all about how it plays. Nice looking guitar too. What model is it?
     
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  20. sjtalon

    sjtalon Senior Stratmaster

    Resurrected for a cap war !

    o_O
     
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