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NGD --- oh what have I done!

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by NewStrings, Oct 11, 2018 at 1:13 PM.

  1. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    56
    Dec 17, 2017
    Lost

  2. Colnago1

    Colnago1 Strat-Talker

    144
    Sep 2, 2014
    Where am I?
    Congrats!
    I tend to not sell or trade anything these days. I don’t know how you did it.
     
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  3. Lone Woof

    Lone Woof Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 30, 2014
    WI
    Congrats! How much did your LP weigh?
     
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  4. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    53
    Sep 24, 2017
    Newnan ,Ga.

  5. circles

    circles Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter


  6. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    52
    May 7, 2014
    UK
    He's not.
     
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  7. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    52
    May 7, 2014
    UK
    Best of health to play your new Strat.
     
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  8. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    77
    Dec 2, 2010
    Peardale CA
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  9. Ronnie12460

    Ronnie12460 Strat-Talker

    472
    Mar 19, 2014
    Abilene, Texas

  10. NewStrings

    NewStrings Strat-Talk Member

    62
    Oct 25, 2014
    Summerside, PEI Canada
    Thanks again everyone!!! A truly magnificent beast it is!!! Lone Wolf asked what did the LP weight, I don't have an exact weight, but according to the salesperson I bought it from, he said it was over 12 lbs. All I know, it hurt my shoulder standing and it was killing my leg sitting.

    Here is another unusual thing I just spotted last night ---- it has two volume knobs instead of the volume, tone, tone. I'm surprised nobody else spotted that one. Kind of makes it unique I guess. But I think I will speak with the store I bought it at and get the proper control knob.
     

  11. dbbluesproject

    dbbluesproject Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 3, 2015
    Maine
    Congrats!
    I sold my Les and got a Strat years ago.....one of the best moves I ever made.
    Some of us are just Fender people!
     
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  12. enchantpth44

    enchantpth44 Strat-Talker

    Age:
    37
    304
    Jun 29, 2018
    Canada
    Very nice looking Strat! I bet it plays amazing!
     
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  13. HNGD!

    I made a similar trade years ago - I let a Gibson SG standard go for a Fender 52 AVRI Tele. Didn't ever regret it. I know a lot of people get dazzled by the generally higher price tags on Gibsons but really, Fenders are better instruments all round.

    Wise choice!
     
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  14. gofmusic

    gofmusic Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 24, 2013
    Montevideo
    But I am :p

    I mean, as much as I love my Strats, they are not LP, and if you ever need a thick HB sound they are the way to go. I get the weight is a problem, but Id regret selling my LP styled guitar just cuz of the sound ill be missing. I can play it sat down, use it for recordings, there is more than just standing up live gigs in life. Ofc thats my humble opinion and it may be offtopic too. Anyway it was just a comment.

    Hope the OP has a blast with his casters!!!
     
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  15. Vindibona1

    Vindibona1 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Congratulations! Glad you're happy with it.

    It's interesting how some people love the neck on the Professional. The change to the "Modern C" neck makes my hand cramp in under 2 minutes of play. It just displaces my thumb the wrong way. The Standard, Deluxe and Elites feel much better to my left hand. But I do think the pickups were a major upgrade for the Strat.
     
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  16. SlyStrat

    SlyStrat Strat-Talker

    159
    Feb 16, 2015
    Cleveland, OH
    Nice top. I just sold my last Gibson Les Paul.
    I'm just playing Strat's cuz I bond with them the best.
    I get plenty of thick heavy tone with a Bogner La Grange or Barber Direct Drive Compact through my Marshall Origin 50.
     
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  17. Wrighty

    Wrighty Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 7, 2013
    Harlow, Essex, UK
    I’ve clicked and, much as I love your Strat, the girlies round the edge are kinda distracting me !
     
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  18. CigBurn

    CigBurn Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    61
    Jun 22, 2014
    Same Shed Different Day
    HNGD and it sure is a beauty.

    If I may though it does look as though it may be in need of some attention on the bridge/vibrato height? It seems inordinately high in some of the pics.
     
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  19. MartinoTJ

    MartinoTJ Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    36
    23
    Sep 29, 2018
    Houston
    I did try so hard to bond with my Les Paul... The happiest moments with that guitar were when I bought it, and when I sold it.
     
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