Fat 50s for the AS

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  1. macoshark

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    Does the American Standard Fat 50s have cloth leads or plastic?
     
  2. guitarman1984

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    Cloth leads also on factory loaded fat 50s.
     
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  3. macoshark

    macoshark Strat-O-Master

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    Thanks, what does factory loaded mean exactly? are you talking about Custom Shop
     
  4. Paperback Rocker

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    They come with cloth covered wires. That's it.
     
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  5. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Intruder alert! Intruder alert! Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Post the pics if you're interested in having us speculate as to what you're seeing.
     
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    factory loaded means the pickups a guitar comes with from the factory......
     
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  7. guitarman1984

    guitarman1984 Senior Stratmaster

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    Exactly. A difference between factory loaded and a retail set of fat 50 is that the one loaded from the factory into the American Standard do not carry the CS stickers in the fiber bobbins.
     
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  8. macoshark

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    Gotcha- that's what I figured but wanted confirmation. I was just looking at Ebay and Strats 2012 to 2016. I thought for the ones built in the beginning of 2012 a seller might not know what to look for to confirm what they had. thanks
     
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    This pg is out of my 2012 American Standard.....I have a different one on the guitar now......

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  10. Skinny Nitro

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    Fender now list pre-wired fully loaded pickguards with CS stickers on them.

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