My Squier Strat - 5

My Squier Strat - 5
fastbob72, Mar 18, 2020
    • fastbob72
      Oh dear,just seen this photo. It's a triumph for the 'warts n'all' approach but those scratches are horrendous. Anyone remember picks that you could get back in the 90s.They were some kind of metal,I tend to think aluminium or more likey some alloy but they were silver.They had an almost metallic texture,somewhat similar to carbon or graphite in fact that would rub off on your fingers and thumbs after sustained use leaving them quite dark greyish like you'd been playing with contact bushes for starter motors or electric motors.

      Where you would see the logo on the majority of picks I seem to remember 3 small holes in a horizontal line and about that level there would be two small cutouts on the side edges.The holes were maybe for grip,to allow the crap to go somewhere else but your fingers or perhaps to lighten the overall pick but at the time,being heavily into playing stuff like Metallica I found a thin but solid,completely unflexible plectrum appealing.

      I stopped using them after using nothing else for a couple of years straight.Why? I haven't a clue.Perhaps they were no longer available (well pre-internet era) or maybe a rigid,unflexible pick no longer suited my playing as it improved over time.Either way I cannot remember but what I do know is......

      .....they scratched the bloody hell out of my black paintwork aswell as can be seen here wore away the top of the middle and neck pick ups.Really badly as this photo shows.

      Thankfully using a lot of T-cut,Colour Restorer,Cutting Polish aswell as a great deal of elbow grease and patience all those horrible deep scratches have been almost entirely removed.The difference is like night and day.

      Two solid years spent at a Ford Dealers buffing and restoring the paintwork of trade in second hand cars was a great schooling for a such a task :)
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