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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by stratomatt, Dec 10, 2017.

  1. stratomatt

    stratomatt Strat-Talker

    Sep 23, 2010
    San Diego
    Hi everyone! I'm Matt from San Diego. I've been playing guitar for about 40 years. Played in a few bands back in high school, but mostly play at home for fun. I had a MIJ Squire strat that was a great player 20 some years ago. I stupidly sold it to get an Ibanez. Then later on I had a couple of partscasters that I made. I don't normally brag, but I went from a pretty bad guitar tech, to a pretty good one--for a hobbyist anyway. I have bought, fixed and sold many guitars over the last ten years or so. I had one strat in particular that was really nice based on a highway one body. But as much as I tried, I never bonded with it. I figured maybe I'm not a strat guy. My main guitars have been my tele partscaster and my Les Paul Faded T. Anyway, I found a USA made Peavey Predator on eBay and bought it to flip. After cleaning it and setting it up I just can't put it down! It's not going anywhere. In fact, I ordered a set of Rose pickups and when they arrive I am going to wire them up with a blender pot. So I guess I'm a strat guy after all. Now I'll keep my eyes open for a legit Stratocaster. I have really enjoyed this forum and the friendly knowledgeable members! IMG_20171210_133350.jpg
  2. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 2, 2015
    Paris suburbs, France
    Welcome!! That’s a nice-looking Strat!
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  3. Jimi Lightning

    Jimi Lightning Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 21, 2016
    Ontario, Canada
    Welcome and a very nice Guitar!
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  4. nungesser

    nungesser Whyyyyyyyyyyy can't I touch it Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 28, 2014
    Welcome aboard Matt!
    former SD guy myself I grew up in Del Mar and was just out there for the Breeders Cup horse races, good to have you here
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  5. TangerineDog

    TangerineDog Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 5, 2015
    The EU
    Hi and welcome!

    I, too, am waiting for my first set of Roses, but instead of a blender, I use a switch for positions 2 and 4.
    I'm looking forward to hearing what you think about your set! :)
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  6. sssstratsss

    sssstratsss Strat-Talker

    Dec 6, 2017
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    Man I love those predators! Got mine at a pawn shop for under $100 and it plays just as good if not better than my MIM strat.
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  7. altar

    altar Former Member

    Oct 4, 2016
    I know what you mean about buying something on Ebay to flip it and then liking it too much to get rid of it, happens to me a lot.
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  8. Tone Quest

    Tone Quest Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 11, 2013
    Raleigh, NC
    Welcome to the forums. Nice lookin' Peavey Strat!
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  9. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 24, 2017
    Newnan ,Ga.
  10. banjaxed

    banjaxed Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Mar 14, 2014
    Liverpool UK
    Hi and welcome to ST.
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  11. circles

    circles Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter