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    Chrome cover on Tele Strat pickup?

    Hi all, Possibly a stupid question but I was bored and pondering putting a chrome cover on the middle Strat pickup in a Nashville Tele just for the look. Something like the cover on a Tele neck pickup with no holes for pole pieces. Will this destroy the tone and will the pole pieces need...
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    Dan Armstrong mod - switch option possible to retain tone pot?

    Hi all, I am considering doing the Dan Armstrong mod which uses the middle tone knob to be a blender to allow the following options. I wanted to know if this is possible with just a push pull to have it either on or off, so I can retain the lower knob for the middle pickup tone? I think it is...
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    Buddy Guy shredding the bridge pickup live 1969

    One of my favourite clips of Buddy off the hook live giving his bridge pickup a work out. I love how the band are following Buddy with some elastic time keeping, like a jazz band following a sax player. I made the terrible mistake of learning my blues from clips like this rather than the Beano...
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    NGD I think I have bought my last guitar! Lake Placid Blue Strat classic series

    After a long search, with lots of help and feedback from members on this forum, I have finally got my hands on a Lake Placid Blue Strat, a 60s Classic Series. It took me a while as I was looking at a few different options, Japanese, Squiers etc etc. A lot of weighting up price, condition...
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    Strat pickups in series, tonal difference depending on pickups selected?

    Hi all, I was pondering having a switch to put some of my Strat's pickups in series. I wanted to ask if, for example, having the bridge and middle pickup in series will keep that position 2 Stratty tone (but amplified) or if it just sounds like a humbucker? If it keeps the quack then I imagine...
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    Position 1 to neck and bridge mod?

    I was reading that the 50s Classic Player has position 4 as bridge and neck rather than the traditional neck and middle. However I was thinking of modding my Strat so position 1 was bridge and neck and lose the bridge on it's own option. I have tried push pull options before but like the idea of...
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    ST-62 Fender Japan, should I buy?

    Hi all, I have been ogling this Strat for a while now. I have been after a Lake Placid Blue strat for a while and this is gorgeous. I also love the 60s spec, 7.25 radius and rosewood fretboard. I asked about Japanese Strat prices before on here and it seems in general they are wildly overpriced...
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    Strats you wished you had bought....

    Mine was an Inca Silver Classic series 60s, rosewood neck, rare colour and looked gorgeous.....really good price, god knows why I let it slide...Basically I had literally just bought my first Strat in 10 years so it seemed overkill to get it so soon but you know...
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    Pretty minimalist Ebay advert!

    Not exactly loaded with info is it? I presume this is a Jet Stream Blues classic player 50s model? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/144608536806?hash=item21ab5728e6:g:yFQAAOSw~CdipI9d
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    Has your maple neck got a particularly nice grain?

    I passed on a Shoreline Gold Classic Player a while back, still kicking myself for it! The thing that attracted me, apart from the lovely colour was that it had a really nice grain on the neck and headstock. Hadn't seen this before on a midrange model, it almost looked like something you would...
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    Types of Texas Special pickups question

    Hi all, Are there two different pickups called "Texas Special"? I have seen posts related to the Custom Shop ones and then some other pickup which is apparently quite different and found in Japanese Strats. Is this just internet confusion and Fender's rabbit hole of confusing changing names? I...
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    Pickguard and plastics parts colour question

    Hi all, Sorry just a quick question, what colour are the pickguard, knobs and pickup covers in these please? The first looks like parchment with aged white parts while the second looks like mint with aged white parts? What do you think? I am doing some customising on a guitar and working out...
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    What do you think? Ebay Squier Strat E Series Japan 1987 St-362

    Hi all, I am after a Lake Placid Blue Strat and saw this one which seems interesting. I don't minds that it is a bit battered but interested to see if firstly it seems legit and secondly if overpriced? I was imagining worth more like £300? I was looking at the classic series strats in same...
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    Do MIJ and CIJ Strats hold their value?

    Hi all, I was discussing in another thread about the cost of Japanese guitars in UK. I was interested to know from more experienced players and buyers if MIJ and CIJ Strats generally hold their value and are a good investment long term or tend to rise and fall in value quite rapidly due to...
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    Frustration of a UK resident...

    Sorry a minor rant but I always get frustrated seeing all the amazing guitars that can be had for reasonable prices in the US! Some guitars, in particular Japanese Fenders, go for crazy money in UK. Guitars that would be awesome workhorse guitars you would treasure, play at gigs and wouldn't...
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    Touching up lake placid blue finish

    Hi all, I was wondering if anyone had any advice on touching up a chip in lake placid blue finish on a guitar? It is poly coating and has a dent which shows the wood. Would a dab of car paint do the job? I am not looking for a perfect repair just something to make it less glaring. I normally...
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    Classic Series 60s Strat, worth upgrading to 57/62 pickups?

    Hi all, I have my eye on a Classic Series 60s Strat. I have a CS70 which the previous owner had upgraded the stock pickups to CS69s which sound lovely. I was considering swapping the pickups of the 60s Strat (if I get it) to 57/62 pickups which most people on here seem to rave about and as a...
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    60s Classic Series rare colours, pics?

    Hi all, I was looking at Reverb and for some reason I was unaware that the Classic Series line came in such varied colours! Were the Inca Silver, Burgundy Mist and Shell Pink options special edition or limited run as I have only ever seen the Sunburst and Lake Placid Blue come up with any...
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    Clapton vs Robbie Robertson Strat shoot out

    Love this friendly shoot out between Clapton and Robertson from The Band's Last Waltz movie. I haven't seen it for years so thought I would share. Interesting to compare tones and techniques. Also Eric's strap comes lose in first few minutes but they don't miss a beat. Clapton more fluid and...
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    New Mexican 70s Strat - natural wood finish

    After much search I found this beauty. Classic Series 70s with Custom 69 pickups. In pretty much perfect condition, nice straight neck and no fret wear. Seller was a nice bloke and good player so felt he took care of it! Took me a while to get used to Strats again after playing Telecasters and...
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    How do you have your tone controls set up?

    I was interested how others on here have their tone controls set up? I am getting a 70s reissues Strat with tone 1 controlling neck and tone 2 controlling middle with no bridge tone. I was considering shifting tone 2 to control the bridge and leave the middle without a tone. Or possibly have...
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    Lowell George demonstrating slide on Strat with Little Feat

    Great clip I found, you may know already but thought worth posting! Lowell George playing a lovely Olympic White (?) Strat and then the guys come in to sing China White.
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    Fender 57/62, Pure Vintage and Fat 50s pickups question

    I have had a good read on here but I have not managed to answer a quick question I have re these pickups. I assumed the Pure Vintage series of pickups (54,56, 59, 65 etc) are focused on players who are seeking to recreate a specific tone in Fender's history with each having a quite subtle...
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    Fender Custom 69' pickup thoughts and advice?

    Hi all, I am looking at a Strat which has Fender Custom 69' pickups (which I wont be able to try out). I think there is a Custom Shop version which are £250 and then the Custom versions for £170 as below. However I don't know if it is the same pickup people mention and the price has dropped over...
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    Mexican 70s Strat advice before buy

    Hi all, I was looking at this 70s reissue MIM Strat, I am a huge Curtis Mayfield and Jimi fan and used to play same model many many years ago which I stupidly sold. Seems like a good deal, seller doesn't seem to know if pickups are original but says they are alnico pickups. I am assuming the...


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