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Discussion in 'DIY Strat Forum' started by Bigdogdaddy, Oct 12, 2018 at 3:52 AM.

  1. Bigdogdaddy

    Bigdogdaddy Strat-Talker

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    Aug 8, 2018
    Kansas
    ...for an 87 MIJ strat that is in fairly good shape. What I mean by good shape is it only needs a new net, a new locking trem and a couple of new tuners. Why do I keep doing this to myself. I have the bug bad. I'm getting overwhelmed by all the guitars I'm acquiring. mij.png

    I think I need an intervention!
     
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  2. Umm, what is that abomination in the left of the pic? Y'know, that ugly thing the strings disappear under...?

     

  3. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    59
    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    You won a Squier contemporary Strat? What was the first prize?

    What condition is the bridge in? Pictures?
     
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  4. Bigdogdaddy

    Bigdogdaddy Strat-Talker

    180
    Aug 8, 2018
    Kansas
    The prize WAS the Strat...kinda crappy having to pay for the prize.lol


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    This is all I have for now. Now the wait...and the final verdict.
     
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  5. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    59
    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    Well, the bridge looks complete, so that can only be good. I'd give it a good clean, replace the missing screw and see how it plays. Some people here love them.
     

  6. Bigdogdaddy

    Bigdogdaddy Strat-Talker

    180
    Aug 8, 2018
    Kansas
    I just have the desire to repair every screwed up strat or squire I can lay my grubby little hands on, whether I lose money when I send them down the road. Oh well, I guess everyone has to have some kind of "passion".
     

  7. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    59
    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    Making them whole and getting them playing nicely is a fun thing to do. Handing them on to a kid just starting out is priceless.
     
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  8. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    58
    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    There's a technical term for what that is - it's known as a PITA. ;)
     
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  9. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    58
    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    There are strange reflections there - is the guitar LPB or black?

    I had the Fender version of the System One Strat in LPB, bought new in 1987 for £275. Nice guitars, if you like a wide flat neck (I eventually decided that I didn't). The PITA device was quickly removed....
     
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  10. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    53
    Sep 24, 2017
    Newnan ,Ga.
    World's biggest string tree maybe :whistling:
     

  11. tery

    tery Most Honored Senior Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    Tennessee
    Congratulations ! … I never win anything - so I don't even enter contests .
     

  12. Yeah, it doesn't look right. I don't trust it. LOL.
     
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  13. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    59
    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    I have no idea what all those screws are for, I never took much notice of the contemporaries. I think it's a crude string locker?
     

  14. Think I saw a Floyd on there, so that makes sense. Either that or we're back to that lengthy String Tree discussion.
     
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  15. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

    Age:
    44
    Dec 27, 2016
    US
    It's a contemporary strat MIJ with a System 1 tremolo bridge. It looks like it's missing a couple parts like one screw from the locking nut. If it's missing the screw then it's missing the lock plate from underneath the strings and it doesn't have the trem arm. Be very careful with the intonation screws in the saddles as they can become corroded into the aluminum saddles and break...ask me how I know. If you need any parts for that check here. https://www.whammyparts.com/fender-japan/system-1
    I have one like it that I refurbished and it is an absolutely great guitar and I love the System 1 bridge.
    @Bigdogdaddy you can pm me if you have any questions about it.
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2018 at 9:35 AM
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  16. Bigdogdaddy

    Bigdogdaddy Strat-Talker

    180
    Aug 8, 2018
    Kansas
    When it comes in I probably will. Thanks!
     
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