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  1. Apache49

    What wood is the body of my 85 MIJ squire?

    Basswood Body
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    What wood is the body of my 85 MIJ squire?

    I own an 86 Squier MIJ, it has a Basswood body. Weighs just under 8 pounds. Lots of very high end guitars use basswood so nothing to worry about there.
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    Fender Japan "vs." US made

    I have an 86 MIJ Strat bought new. Superb quality, wouldn't sell it.
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    Am Pro II Fret Buzz

    Is the nut slot on that string cut too deep?
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    Eric Clapton signature versus Custom Shop

    Fender make CS guitars because there is a market for them and they make megabucks from every sale. From the purchasers perspective he can order a guitar to his exact specifications, not a compromise that will do the job but never really be IT.
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    E series MIJ

    I bought a brand new E Series 1986 Strat. Still have it. Many years ago I compared it with my brothers US made Fender. No comparison, the Squier is so much better than his not so well made, overpriced Fender. In fact I have tried many US made Strats since and none of them were any better than...
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    Got a new Guitar on the way

    My 1986 MIJ Squier is the bees knees, never found a Fender as good. I blocked off the trem and replaced the pickups. Job done. Cost £229 new, plus the custom shop pickups $99.
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    FSR American Special

    I love my Texas Specials. Listen to this demo. What’s not to like?
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    UPDATE on my health

    Great news. I went through something similar (stage 4) three years go. I’m still kicking. The treatments available today are marvellous. Enjoy your beer
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    If you only had one amp for life, which one?

    Fender Vibroverb which I already own
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    YOU DECIDE my new Strat color!

    Red, no question
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    2x10 combos... who loves'em???

    Vibroverb 2 x 10
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    Getting the itch for a Jazzmaster...

    I have been pondering about buying a JM or a Tele, can’t decide.
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    How Long Do Unused Strings Last?

    I bought a bunch of Ernie Ball SuperSlinky strings in the guitar shop at Best Buy. They were closing down so got them for a great price. When I opened them up all the first, second, third strings were rusty. Packets were sealed and unopened. the D'Addario strings I bought at the same time were...
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    Texas specials sound thin???

    Texas Special demo here
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    Texas specials sound thin???

    I have Custom Shop Texas Specials in my 86 Squire, they rock.
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    SRV Sig Strat Fret Question

    New nut required. Take it for a set up. Had a similar problem with a Les Paul. The guitar tech adjusted the truss rod and replaced the nut with a new bone nut, dressed the frets $150. Plays beautifully now.
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    Do you polish your Stratocaster??

    Fender Guitar Polish Pump Spray Bottle, 990501000 Comes up real nice