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Discussion in 'Non-Fender S-Type Guitar Forum' started by highwaystar30, Dec 15, 2017.

  1. sam_in_cali

    sam_in_cali Scream for me Strat-Talk! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 21, 2014
    Santa Maria, CA
    Haha, I don't want to get all Cliff Claven on everyone but..

    It's a little know fact that a "super strat" is a guitar with a s-type body, locking trem system, and usually has a humbucker in the bridge position.
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  2. Robins

    Robins Dr. von Loudster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 22, 2010
    Germany
    I love my Charvel and my EVH but playing wise and feel? they are different than my Blackmore and my Antigua but they have thin frets and 7.25 radius.

    The Charvel and the EVH have fat frets and a compound radius from 12" - 16".
    Different feel and you have to get used to that coming from more rounded radius and it is not always more simple to play those fatter frets in my opinion.
    But I love the feel of the EVH and the Charvel. The Charvel has a perfect neck, fretboard and rounded fretboard edges.
    Both necks are not lacquered and they feel great to play (I prefer the Charvel but the EVH is a real beast in tone and close to the feel of the Charvel).

    They are fun to play and they are true Rock machines. The Floyd Roses are cool on those and a lot of fun but they do feel really different than the normal vintage or modern trem on normal Strats.
    (Which could be a great thing for you).

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    All the best,
    Robin
     

  3. diogoguitar

    diogoguitar Strat-O-Master

    903
    Feb 2, 2012
    Northwest US
    Ibanez are great guitars. I have two. You can get a pro level guitar for $1,000-$1,500 new (prestige).

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  4. albala

    albala Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 10, 2012
    stamford, CT
    when I was 17, I wanted a Kramer NIghtswan so badly but I had no way of getting one, so I built something similar.

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    It's a Warmoth Soloist, reverse headstock with neck tilt, Dimarzio Megadrive and Tone Zone pickups, Jackson bridge.

    I got rid of it a few years ago but it was an important part of my musical journey
     

  5. jeff h

    jeff h Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    44
    Jan 13, 2017
    Ohio
    Really hard to go wrong with Fender's own version of the superstrat- the Showmaster.


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  6. Jimi Lightning

    Jimi Lightning Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 21, 2016
    Ontario, Canada
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    A question for Cliff Claven....lol Do my 2 EVH tributes count.....? ;)
     
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  7. stratomatt

    stratomatt Strat-Talker

    127
    Sep 23, 2010
    San Diego
    This video is nuts! Steve Vai in his 20s was already an amazing player. Frank is no slouch either. I thought I was done with superstrats. Mine was MIJ Ibanez S450 I think. Wish I still had it. Now I need a superstrats again! I've watched this video about 10 times!
     
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  8. MrKrabs

    MrKrabs Strat-Talker

    Age:
    15
    190
    May 15, 2017
    Texas
    +1 for the Fender Showmaster! You can pick one up for around $400 right now
     

  9. AncientAx

    AncientAx Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    58
    Nov 24, 2010
    Maryland
    he was taken from us way too soon , A true musical genius !
     
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  10. Jack Frost

    Jack Frost Strat-Talker

    I love my Suhr's, which I consider to be an improvement over a fender strat because they have:

    1. Stainless steel frets
    2. Better heel, which allows easier access to the twiddly-diddly frets
    3. Much nicer feeling silky-smooth satin neck
    4. In-built system to stop single coil hum (without needing noisless pickups)
    5. Locking tuners
    6. Just all-round attention to detail and excellent craftsmanship

    Obviously if none of the above matter to you then a strat is excellent. But I appreciate the refinements listed above! Here are my two:

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  11. aus_kez

    aus_kez Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    30
    42
    Aug 20, 2016
    Australia
    Here’s mine

    87 fernandes fst-66
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    One of the best guitars I’ve ever played
     
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  12. mshivy

    mshivy Most Honored Senior Member

    I just saw this at a guitar store - I think it’s got such a sleek and classy badass look

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  13. joe_cpwe

    joe_cpwe Strat-O-Master

    980
    Jul 21, 2015
    USA
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    My late 80's Kramer Stagemaster Deluxe 1 which I bought in '91(?)
    Neck thru & ebony fretboard, it was top of their line at the time. Very flat radius & neck, super low action. Plays like butter. I prefer taller frets now. Back in the day I owned another, all black one too.

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    For a time I owned a mid 80's white Barretta, hockey stick headstock. That thing had serious tone. I wish I would have had the cash (or forseight) in those days keep more than two guitars at a time. I think the Barretta was sold to get the black Stagemaster. I had a Pacer back then at one point and my first 'super Strat' was a white Focus 3000 I bought while in high school.


    The Kramer brand (whatever that means now) is making Stagemasters....they are called the SM-1. My hunch is that it's would be a great guitar; neck thru, ebony, Duncan pickups, & decent Floyd
    http://www.kramerguitars.com/products/sm-1/sm-1.aspx
     
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  14. sam_in_cali

    sam_in_cali Scream for me Strat-Talk! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 21, 2014
    Santa Maria, CA
    I've always wanted a Kramer..that one is beaut. :thumb:
    Interesting tidbit on Kramer, I just heard that Gary Kramer has a winery just north of where I live and has a pretty nice tasting room with some guitar memorabilia. I need to make a trip up there one of these days and check it out.
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  15. joe_cpwe

    joe_cpwe Strat-O-Master

    980
    Jul 21, 2015
    USA
    That Kramer winery sounds like an awesome trip :thumb:
     

  16. joe_cpwe

    joe_cpwe Strat-O-Master

    980
    Jul 21, 2015
    USA
    Gotta love the San Dimas. Yes, Hipster's need not apply. :cool:
     

  17. dogletnoir

    dogletnoir Most Honored Senior Member

    Nov 1, 2013
    northeastern usa
    My early 80s Kramer Focus 3000D.
    Full locking FR trem, SSH, and the 'D' is rumoured to stand for DiMarzio pickups.
    The only guitar that has been with me longer than the Kramer is my Musicmaster.
     
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  18. Simpleman

    Simpleman Strat-Talker

    486
    Jun 27, 2010
    Arkansas
    Never had one, but I wanted one.
     

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  19. Scottz

    Scottz Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    48
    99
    Oct 27, 2017
    Littleton, Colorado
    I had an Ovation Ultra GS just like this one in high school, wish I had never sold it. Kahler Flyer and Dimarzio.
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  20. Sol1

    Sol1 New Member!

    8
    Dec 21, 2017
    Warsaw, Poland
    From the looks only Tom Andersons appeal to me, such as this one:

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    But from the touch (apart from the looks of course:)), sounds and from the simple fact that it was my first guitar after coming back to playing some time ago - the favourite s-strat is and will be my pimped RG 20071.

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