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    1954 Custom Color Stratocaster ??

    At that time, "custom color" was anything you paid for that Fender could get or you could supply. Fender's lineup of Custom Colors were standardized later in the 50s.
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    I always thought there’s a Strat for everybody - Even for a “not-a-strat-guy”

    I always consider a Fender to be a neck I've chosen, with a lot of other stuff stuck to it. The stuff is replaceable.
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    Maddie gets a Degree…

    Way cool, Maddie. Getting a degree means you can manage and complete a project that lasted years. That, itself, is a real skill.
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    How long does it take Olympic white to turn yellow?

    It's mainly the clear coat that yellows. Here's the poly clear coat on a '97 Fender James Burton Standard. It's lived in a case far more than out of it in a non-smoking home.
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    The horror... the horror...

    My buddy did something like that to his sunburst '65 back in the 70s. We don't talk about that, now.
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    The horror... the horror...

    Yep. A stock Bultaco 360 may be heavy, but it won't break. Sometimes you win just by finishing when the light, finicky stuff has stopped after shedding parts all around the track.
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    Replacement tuning machines other than the fender brand?

    Duplicate post, folks. Please feel free to help the OP at...
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    Silly Question - anybody ever made a P90 humbucker?

    LOL! Perfect tonal description.
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    Well holy s&@t! That’s beautiful!

    If they were Telecasters they'd be Teletubbies.
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    Quiet 5e3 amp?

    You can spend less than half that money and get the same features and reactive load.
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    Well this is a new one for me…

    Back in the 70s, my jazz buddy changed strings on his ES-175 once every year or so. He had lots of strings that had worn through the windings, constantly.
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    When are you on Strat Talk?

    ...and you're *still* not here. I admire your discipline and consistency.
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    The Knack vs. Bay City Rollers

    If you get past their pretty boy new wave façade, The Knack played like a really tight garage band that knew how to write songs that grabbed you. I still think they were a fine band. It's the same principal as The Hooters who had an MTV-ready façade and videos to match, but simply added keys to...
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    Neck Plate

    1. Support? The screw touches it. 2. What "they say" is Internet BS. 3. They did.
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    For Sale Marvin strat for sale

    Greetings. You'll need pictures and a price.
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    My Best Friends Gone!

    It's heartbreaking when they have to leave. So sorry.
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    Replacement Speaker for Champion 600?

    Weber Signature 6: Jensen Mod 6-15: Eminence "Custom" 6 1/2": It's an Eminence 620H, but with a paper cone...
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    New to strats, just got a Squier Strat

    Looks like a Squier Classic Vibe 60s in Burgundy Mist which is closer to purple than a true Burgundy Mist. The pickups have a "low wind" vintage tone and IMO are quite fine. You will never know how they're supposed to sound until you spend 30-40 minutes with a screwdriver dialing in the heights...
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    Back In The USA

    Yeah... that's typical Chuck. He could be a jackass.
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    Back In The USA

    I'll see you and raise you one. Edgar Winter's White Trash with Rick Derringer singing and tearin' it up on an ES-335.
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    Back In The USA

    Excellent! That's NRBQ's Joey Spampinato on bass.
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    Es 335 owners…what’s your amp of choice?

    Interesting! I have an 1970 ES-335TDC. Sounds fab through a Tremolux, Deluxe Reverb, SCX2 and a Tech 21 Trademark 60. It's hard to get a bad tone, no matter what the amp.
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    For Sale Reduced! Stratocaster Partscaster $275

    I understand. I was just too lazy to figure out how to come up with anumlautified character.
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    Saddle notches? We don't need no stinkin' saddle notches!

    I bought an Epi Special I with a badly-notched lightning bolt bridge, though I could never tell if it was factory-notched or done by an inept owner. I used a mill file to take the saddle surfaces down to an unnotched state, maintaining the radius of the bridge. That worked much better...