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Another Pass vote here... plenty of 70's Strats in Guitarland to choose from.
Ya, the spec's aren't the most popular but that aside.....The two I owned were solid players. I kept them stock.
Should be fine for house level clean tones.
Silly sized inside, bare bones outside.
Plenty of cool sounding ceramic pups out there in guitar land!
The Shirley has a nice and tweakable EQ section with presence knob which is always cool to have on gain pedals. It's a Rocker.
I used to have a...
Tough call. I haven't found one yet that doesn't add or amplify noise / hiss on some level. These days I use an MIJ GE-7 which is notorious for...
Yes to a certain point.
I would spend the extra coin on a used Boss DD type for about $70. Boss is a solid and reliable piece of gear.
From pic's and OP's date I owuld guesstimate it's a Fat 50's AmSt. Sweet guitars, I own one. Private / local sale I wouldn't want to pay more than...
I've had good luck with Lock-It straps. No mods needed.
Both will get you Strat tones so I'd say it comes down to spec's.
My Strat quest ended with a Fat 50's era AmSt... The nicest AmSt version yet...
No biggy (imo).
CL it for $450-$500 should go quick.
I'd guestimate that you would have to change the board radius to accommodate a Floyd.
They all seem to hum... some louder than others.
Do you have a link to the official diagram?
(imo) Go with the neck spec's you like the most.
IDK, I like the stock spec's but ya, change out what you don't like....
Strange but it happens. I had a buddy roll in one day with an Epi' V that he happily traded his Gibson SG Standard "straight up" for.