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    The Plectrum Thread

    I gave these plastic sleeves from Fender a try, they're called MojoGrip Picks, and I've never been happier with a guitar pick. First off the actual picks that come in the pack are just normal Fender picks, depends on the size if they're Delrin or the faux tortoise shell. It's the rubber sleeve...
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    Which Strats would you marry, kill, and play once?

    My 1991 Fender Standard Stratocaster MIM is my favorite Strat ever. The 2014 American Standard I got a few months ago is close. I've had my balls busted for putting over a MIM Strat so strong but it's just a great guitar. The neck is incredible, has perfectly set frets from day one (which gave a...
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    NGD: 1976 Fender Stratocaster - Mocha Brown

    Congrats brother. I have always wanted a "birth year" Strat, a 1975 in my case. I'm still fairly serious about doing it, just want one that's priced fairly and isn't a boat anchor. I wish I got one in the late '90's when I was looking then. But I'd see like a beater 1975 Strat that was 9 pounds...
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    Would you believe Clapton uses Ultra Noiseless pickups?

    I knew Clapton's Custom Shop Todd Krause made Strat's had gone to a normal tone pot instead of the TBX control that's still in the US Artist version. I DID NOT know that the CS Strat's by Krause now have 3-way switches (according to Clapton's tech in this video). No one is going to confuse his...
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    Player Strat Pickup's: A Disappointment...

    I hear you brother I just don't gig out enough right now to test it. I live in Vegas where pre-Covid I was turning down gigs, now if there's a live show on the Strip you're lucky, let alone clubs, bars, house parties, etc. I am more heavy into songwriting & recording and I tried several...
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    American Strat Bridge Assemblies

    Just wanted to post a quick update. I swapped the Vega Trem bridge for the American Standard bridge assembly and it's perfect. I wasn't using the trem that much and now playing it with a decked trem really brings out the zing and character from my 2014 US Strat. I emailed Vega Trem and they do...
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    I cant stop playing my Strat!

    I hear you brother. My Dad and I built up a pretty big guitar collection when I was in my early 20's that I had to chip away at after he passed unexpectedly. I just didn't have room for 40 guitar cases in an apartment with a new wife. Since I've been so partial to Strat's, for years I played...
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    I cant stop playing my Strat!

    I bought a 2014 American Standard Strat in August and it's turned out to be one of the best guitars I've ever had, and like a lot of us here, I've had a lot. When I made a NGD thread for it here on Strat-Talk I got back several messages from members saying that the window from 2012 to 2016 was...
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    Mods to your Player Strat

    I think it goes without saying that one of the attractions to Fender guitars over Gibson, PRS, and other predominantly set neck brand's is the modularity and ease of customization. I usually keep my guitars pretty stock, but on my 2021 Player Strat I did change the tuners to the newer...
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    Player Strat Pickup's: A Disappointment...

    I look at the forum almost exclusively on mobile, which of course doesn't show signatures; just in case anyone else does what I do here's my signature (a list of my Strat's currently): 1991 Fender Standard Strat | 2000 Fender Powerhouse Strat | 2014 Fender US Standard Strat | 2016 Fender Road...
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    Player Strat Pickup's: A Disappointment...

    I appreciate your input but that photo was taken 2 minutes out of the box. Here's one more recent: 2021 Player Stratocaster by JRSIV posted Oct 7, 2021 at 12:00 AM This picture is well after I adjusted the pickups from lower, to higher, to slanted with the crest on the bass strings to slanted...
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    Player Strat Pickup's: A Disappointment...

    I've had my new 2021 Fender Player Stratocaster a little over a month now. I've written before how my #1 guitar is my 1991 Fender Standard Strat, so it's been interesting seeing what 30 years of Ensenada production has evolved into. I love the neck, the weight is perfect, comparing the Player's...
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    American Strat Bridge Assemblies

    Thanks man. Because I want to have my 2014 US Strat with just a standard Fender bridge blocked or decked and move the Vega Trem to another guitar, yesterday a buddy told me to just swap out my 2021 Player Strat's 2 point bridge into the American Standard and move the Vega Trem into the Player...
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    American Strat Bridge Assemblies

    I don't want to open another thread because I just have one question re the topic of the thread: Are the American Professional I/II bridge assemblies better than the American Standard bridge assembly? I have decided to put a Fender 2 point trem into my 2014 US Strat but am curious if the...
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    Strat Identification Help

    Am I losing my color sight? OP says it's Sonic Blue in first post then says it's Daphne Blue in another. Looks off grey to me?...


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