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What's your take on the new Alternate Reality Sixty-Six?

Discussion in 'Other Guitar Discussion' started by ajb1965, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. ajb1965

    ajb1965 Strat-Talker

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    Just curious what everyone's opinions are of it. It hasn't really (wait for it.....) struck a chord with me yet:p

    To me that little Jazz Bass body makes it look like a cheap knock-off strat copy, but without the pawn shop charm because it's all shiny...

    Or a plastic strat body that the bottom got too close to the heat and it melted a little bit lol

     
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  2. circles

    circles Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    First I've seen it, I rather like it. I only like the blue one aesthetically though.
     
  3. YALCaster

    YALCaster Strat-O-Master

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    If they came in nitro I’d get one, actually I’ll probably get one and refinish it regardless. I like the blue one only
     
  4. Electgumbo

    Electgumbo Lost Planet Airman Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Not my cup
    Of tea...
     
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  5. Lone Woof

    Lone Woof Senior Stratmaster

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    None of the 2019 series is of interest to me. Honestly, many of us on strat talk could come up with better ideas than what Fender is releasing.
     
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    Lone Woof Senior Stratmaster

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    Edit: the 12-string is pretty interesting.
     
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  7. Neil.C

    Neil.C Most Honored Senior Member

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    Just another parts bin throw together IMO.
     
  8. fezz parka

    fezz parka The Return of the Red Helmet Strat-Talk Supporter

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    The dirt sounds are horrible. Yeech.
     
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  9. montemerrick

    montemerrick you can't stay the fool Strat-Talk Supporter

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    10-4 on that!
     
  10. montemerrick

    montemerrick you can't stay the fool Strat-Talk Supporter

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    it lacks a raison d'ètre
     
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    CigBurn Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Didn't see or hear anything there that I wanted, at all. And they half managed to make me not like distortion.

    Pass
     
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    I don't mind the looks. I was waiting for some cheap MIM versions of the Alternate Reality models. I'd get one just for the variety it offers, and tbh Ive always though a six string 25.5 Jazz or P bass would be cool, but I wish I could try this before buying though, because it looks to me like it would feel like a Strat, and sound much like an HSS Strat. If it doesn't feel like a Strat, I could imagine it might feel like a Jaguar, with the offset weight balance. I with they would have made it more purely like a Jazz Bass, size size body, similar pickups, etc.
     
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