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    Any know what will replace the American Original series?

    I kinda wish they'd do away with their whole system and adopt something like Gibson did. Original 50's/60's/70's and a Modern Line (like the Ultra Series...)
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    Preferred Tuning?

    I put the song into Guitar Rig 5 and convert it to the tuning I want. I do the same with Motely Crue stuff that I don't want to tune to D Standard for. There are many software options to change the pitch of songs, and as long as you don't go crazy, the songs still sound great. (It gets a...
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    Graphtech Saddle Install

    Yeah, it's not just like any other plastic though. Graphtech nuts are becoming the go-to for good tone and tuning stability. Saddles are the same material. I mean if you don't like them, cool, but that doesn't automatically mean they're sub-par.
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    Graphtech Saddle Install

    They are the exact size of Fender block saddles...? They may look longer because I used the edit function on the phone to straighten the image up, which can sometimes slightly distort the image.
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    NAD-Vox AC10C1!

    This has been sitting at the local GC for almost two months, in perfect shape, and hadn't sold yet. I talked the store sales manager into dropping $75 off the price and took it home! Sounds awesome with a Strat!
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    Graphtech Saddle Install

    I don't know if I'd describe the overall sound as warmer...because the Fat 50's are so thick already (IMO), but they claim (and I do believe) that it relieves some of that high end/ice pick bridge pickup sound.
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    First strat, afraid to choose the wrong color

    You definitely don't want to choose wrong the first time. I did that...and 20 years later I still suck. You can't go wrong with either of those colors...although, I've always preferred Olympic White over Arctic White. Bursts are awesome too.
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    Preferred Tuning?

    I play it normally, as you put it. That's the whole point of tuning down, is to get that slightly lower sound. I mean if you're playing along with a song and don't have the ability to change it to match your Eb tuning, then you'd have to shift up a fret. I open songs in the "Tape Deck" of...
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    Preferred Tuning?

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    Preferred Tuning?

    That's a uh... standard answer from a standard guy.
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    Graphtech Saddle Install

    I swapped the saddles on my new to me 2016 American Standard today. I had purchased these and had them on my Player Series, but since I'm returning it, I decided to try them on the 2016. I had actually ordered white (or off-white) by mistake, and was going to return them for black, until I...
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    Paint Matters: the end of a saga in search of Creamy Olympic White

    I don't blame you for wanting it done right. I love Olympic White...but would never want an Arctic White or other bright white Strat. I don't even like the Olympic Pearl. Just good old Oly White!
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    NGD Straturday American Standard!

    I have no problem sharing lol...was more excited about the guitar than spending money, so I didn't think to include it ha-ha! I paid $1200 out the door. It is in unplayed condition, with mint OHSC and all case-candy. Also had Fender Locking Tuners already installed. I think from a private...
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    Preferred Tuning?

    Sitting here playing endlessly on my new Strat and realized that not only do I prefer Strats in Eb tuning.... I think I prefer everything tuned down 1/2 step. I almost can't stand to play a Strat in standard tuning anymore, and my Ibanez Genesis stays in Eb for almost everything as well! Even...
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    NGD Straturday American Standard!

    Man, I can't believe I have never tried the Fat 50's before! Back when they were stock in the Standards, I couldn't ever afford one...and for some reason just never bought any aftermarket to try. I have the neck and middle pretty low, and the bridge just a little higher to balance the...


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