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Any Delonge Fans?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by GiantGuitars, Oct 17, 2020 at 9:38 PM.

  1. GiantGuitars

    GiantGuitars Strat-Talk Member

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    New strat day yesterday and I had a nice little single bridge pickup red tort pickguard begging me to use it on something so I took the neck and middle pickups and all the wiring out, threw in a push pull with coil split and here we go..

    Before:

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    And after:

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    The middle pickup wasn't working anyway so it made sense.

    I've since glued the magnets back on to the middle one and it's working again but I have a lovely single ply SxS pickguard (like a Fender Player Lead) so I'll throw them in that, probably.

    Oh and it's a 2013 MIM Fender standard strat with a Seymour Duncan JB.
     
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  2. AcrylicSuperman

    AcrylicSuperman Strat-O-Master

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    Never been a huge fan of Tom but I always appreciated the simplicity of his guitars.

    Looks good!
     
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  3. GiantGuitars

    GiantGuitars Strat-Talk Member

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    Cheers

    I probably should have said it's not staying this way, this is just for a bit of fun for the time being.

    But I do have serious single pickup fever right now, it's not entirely Delonge influenced either but I'm sure some of it is.
     
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  4. valor19

    valor19 Strat-O-Master Gold Supporting Member

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    I can think of a few great guitar players that just use a single humbucker.
     
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  5. Tone Guru

    Tone Guru Senior Stratmaster

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    Isn't a DeLonge Strat supposed to be a hardtail ?
     
  6. weavzy

    weavzy Strat-Talk Member

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    What is Delonge?
     
  7. Blue Beagle

    Blue Beagle Strat-O-Master

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    As a kid of the late 90s and the 00s, Blink were a big part of getting into music.

    I'd say his Strat is iconic to anyone my age into rock (along with Billie Joe's). Always hated the look of that semi hollow Gibson he switched to for the self-titled album and onwards though!
     
  8. Mr C

    Mr C Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Tom Delonge from Blink 182...

     
  9. GiantGuitars

    GiantGuitars Strat-Talk Member

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    Yep, it's not an actual Delonge though, it's just a single pickup standard strat!
     
  10. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Dr. Stratster

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    Doesn't matter. I dig it.

    Single pickup guitars just flat out go with the aesthetic of punk. I have two guitars that I have used for writing/recording punk and both are single pickup. Both are kinda crappy but both give me a "Turn this **** on and play!!!" vibe. If I had money/time I would have a couple more.

    The interesting thing is I HAVE OTHER NICER FANCY PANTSIER guitars, and I have been playing the simple ones most and that's for a couple years.
     
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  11. Mr C

    Mr C Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    you can go a long way with a Les Paul junior and a loud amp...
     
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  12. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Dr. Stratster

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    I have not really gone a long way, but I have gone a way that I enjoy going, and you could duplicate my favorite rig for recording punk for probably less than 200 bucks buying used. :D
     
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  13. GiantGuitars

    GiantGuitars Strat-Talk Member

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    This says it all.
     
  14. Ongo Gablogian

    Ongo Gablogian Strat-Talk Member

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    Oh ****, had no idea he was in a band. I just thought he was a guy with a show about aliens on the history channel.