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  1. archetype replied to the thread California Series Strats.

    I remember when the California series was introduced. Mars Music (remember them?) had a pile of the Teles and Strats displayed on stands...

    Jul 15, 2018 at 11:50 AM
  2. archetype liked harrysmo's post in the thread California Series Strats.

    I have no idea what the deal is with the Tele on post #4. For all I know it could have been painted over several times at the factory (a...

    Jul 15, 2018 at 11:11 AM
  3. archetype replied to the thread URGENT HELP!! Can someone help me authenticate a 1981 Dan Smith Stratocaster??.

    Danny Gatton would occasionally use the end of the neck as a fret, as well as fretting on the rails of his Joe Barden neck pickup....

    Jul 13, 2018 at 9:36 AM
  4. archetype replied to the thread how much does the plastic pickguard affect pickups sound and tone?.

    Didn't the Red Hot Chili Peppers do this, long before they were red hot?

    Jul 12, 2018 at 4:22 PM
  5. archetype replied to the thread how much does the plastic pickguard affect pickups sound and tone?.

    Those 'copper socks' provide some shielding, though.

    Jul 12, 2018 at 12:17 PM
  6. archetype replied to the thread Why do people care so much about "tonewood" and "pickguard material"?.

    Google... toilet seat guitar ...and you'll have enough material to waste 15-20 minutes.

    Jul 12, 2018 at 12:14 PM
  7. archetype liked alderre's post in the thread So guy I know just traded his guitar. I don't get it..

    The fender board of directors would like everyone to know that every time you say MiM instead of standard or player series, a puppy dies.

    Jul 12, 2018 at 12:08 PM
  8. archetype replied to the thread The Bad man.

    Three weeks alone can certainly be great, but... Here is my list of things I don't do when my wife is away, mainly because she won't be...

    Jul 12, 2018 at 12:07 PM
  9. archetype replied to the thread How many miles to kill a clutch??.

    The Toyota Tacoma is one of the best inventions of humankind. My double-cab 2-wheel drive was the best vehicle I’ve owned.

    Jul 11, 2018 at 11:55 PM
  10. archetype replied to the thread How many miles to kill a clutch??.

    What @Rastus said. When you're in there, replace everything: disk, plate, and throwout bearing. Don't "cheap out" and do a partial job.

    Jul 11, 2018 at 9:06 PM
  11. archetype replied to the thread Simon Neil Fiesta Red Classic Vibe Strat.

    Well, right you are. The real mystery is how I managed to miss that, after having seen tons of ads, etc. for these things. Once again,...

    Jul 11, 2018 at 9:02 PM
  12. archetype replied to the thread Simon Neil Fiesta Red Classic Vibe Strat.

    Ok... stop right there. Throw out the anchor. Given that the "Internet" will perpetuate anything we throw into it, the idea that the...

    Jul 11, 2018 at 12:40 AM
  13. archetype replied to the thread RARE American made MIM Stratocaster 1 in 500 For Sale HURRY!.

    Zero feedback seller. He may stay that way.

    Jul 10, 2018 at 1:25 PM