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  1. jwag

    Starting to get excited!

    I had a set of Pure Vintage 59’s installed in one of my Classic Series 60’s Strat’s yesterday and I’m loving the results. Today I’m dropping the other Classic Series 60’s Strat off to have PV65’s installed. If the 65’s are as good as the 59’s I’m going to be a happy man. I’ve wrestled with...
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    Excited Anxiety!

    Well tomorrow one of my stock Classic Series 60’s Strats goes in for a heart transplant. I have a set of Pure Vintage 59’s I’m having installed to replace and hopefully upgrade the original pickups. I really like the stock pickups, but feel they’re just slightly muddy when using overdrive, my...
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    I don’t want to do it…but I’m going to!

    I’ve repeatedly said I (and still do) love the way these stock Classic Series 60’s Strat’s of mine play and sound. That said…I just can’t help to think they would both be even better with a pickup upgrade. The clean tones are very good IMO, I really don’t have any complaints there. Using dirt...
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    Wilkinson bridge thoughts and opinions

    I’m in the process of putting together my first partscaster and would like opinions or thoughts on this bridge pictured below. I’m building a Classic Series 60’s based Strat with upgraded electronics and hardware. This bridge will fit my Classic Series body and looks to be an upgrade over stock...
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    It’s Begun!

    This morning I ordered a new black Classic Series 60’s Strat body, and a set of Pure Vintage 59 pickups for my first ever partscaster build. The seller offers a ten percent discount if you order three or more items, got it for all for $351 and some change. I have a offer in on a new Classic...
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    Partscaster Question

    I’m going to start gathering parts for a Partscaster build, and have questions in regards to what necks and bodies are compatible with each other. I love the Classic Series 60’s necks, but want a Ash body which I believe leads to to building my own. I’ve never attempted a project like this and...
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    NGD NOS

    Was out in the Kansas City area today and bought a brand new in the box 2018 Classic Series 60’s Stratocaster. $725 out the door and I’m pretty happy. It needs a good setup as the action is a little higher than I prefer, but sounds excellent, and doesn’t play too bad considering it’s needs set...
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    Quick Question

    I bought this guitar used about a month ago from the original owner. It’s a 2011 Fender Classic Series 60’s Strat. He has told me on two separate occasions that he bought it brand new and it is completely stock, completely original. Cosmetically, and the electronics, bone stock. All the Classic...
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    Fender Brand Pickups

    Over the last three weekends, my drummer and I have been informally (unbeknownst to them) auditioning bassist and guitar players. Looking to put together a quality group to play out a couple times a month maximum. We’re both at a point in our lives playing out every weekend is no longer a...
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    2NPD/BCB

    Yesterday while surfing good ole Marketplace, i came across an ad for a Strat I went to look at. I passed on it, but did leave with a couple pedals and a BCB-30 case. The guitar ended up being a partscaster done poorly, but I spotted a Blues Driver sitting on a shelf in his garage. After a...
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    A Strat as my #1…first time in 30 years!

    Well, after thirty years I finally prefer Strat’s as my main guitar. I’ve always gravitated to Les Pauls and Tele’s, but always kept a Strat or two around. Mostly I’ve rotated them every so often, as I may have never truly bonded with them. Fast forward thirty years or so, and it seems to be...
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    Rosewood Surprised Me!

    I’ve almost always bought Maple fretboard Fenders with the exception of a couple guitars over the last thirty years or so. I had a MIJ Strat with a Rosewood board that was a complete dog and sold it pretty quickly. I also had a late 90’s American Standard that was an excellent guitar but sold it...
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    NGD is Always a Good Day!

    I picked up this 2011 Classic Series 60’s Stratocaster today from the original owner and feel like I found a long lost friend. Saw this on FB Marketplace and was intrigued by the neck with no skunk stripe and turned here and elsewhere for some guidance, glad I did. I was ecstatic that it was...
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    Question and this Strat

    I’m going to look at this 2011 MIM Stratocaster tomorrow and was curious if these pictures can help identify what model/series it is. The lack of a skunk stripe caught my eye, I was curious if to a 60’s or Classic Players etc.
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    NPDPAD! New pedal board & PA System day!

    What a day! Yesterday I received a call from a dear friend, he gave me my first opportunity to play live music over twenty years ago. I really wasn't ready, but he took me under his wing, and taught me so much more than he'll ever know. He asked me if I'd come over and visit with him, said...
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    Tex/Mex pickups, Good/Bad/Ugly?

    I'm picking up a 2010 MIM Standard Strat this weekend from a friend that plays extremely well....but he's keeping the pickups. He replaced the original pickups and no longer has them. I'm really not in the market for a new Strat, but the one in question plays very well, and for $180 I can't...
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    It's only your opinion.

    So I've been going out for the last few weeks looking for new Strat. Two weeks ago, a guitar that did absolutely nothing for me, was my brother in laws Holy Grail. I'd played it while he was browsing about, and quickly realized it wasn't to my liking. He picked it up a few minutes later, and...
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    Gold Lace sensor Dimarzio Fast Track -1 compatability!

    I've got an older fender Pickguard loaded with Fender Gold Lace Sensors in the Neck and Middle. I no longer have the matching bridge pickup, as I sold it and put a blue in it's place. I sold the Blue Sensor a few years ago as I'd tired of the Lace sensors and wasn't using them. I can get a...
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    Mim Classic Series 50's/60's Strat Input needed.

    Hi, I'm in the market for a new Strat, and keep seeing the Classic Series 50's/60's being mentioned regularly as some of Fenders best budget friendly guitars. I'm going out this weekend to try and play as many as I can find. The thing is...I keep reading how the 7.25 neck radius is prone to...
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    HSS Pickup Questions

    Hi everyone! Long time lurker, finally signed up. I'm changing one of my Strat's over to a HSS style. I already have a Fender Diamond Back for the bridge. I'd like to use Fender Hot Noiseless in the Neck/Middle positions. (I play a lot of different venues, and use quite a few pedals, so I'm...


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