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  1. IFlyEm

    IFlyEm Strat-Talk Member

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    Hello everyone! I am new to Electric Guitars, but have been playing acoustics for about 15 years now. I am self taught, so not very good. My small collection of guitars are a Martin Custom, Washburn Rover, 1970s Yamaha FG-75, and a Fender Squier Stratocaster Standard paired with a Fender Mustang GT-100. I am looking to upgrade my Squier into a MIM and then eventually a MIA. Baby steps!
     
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    Welcome, let's see some pics!
     
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  4. IFlyEm

    IFlyEm Strat-Talk Member

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  5. Malurkey

    Malurkey Senior Stratmaster

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    Welcome!
     
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    tery Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Welcome to Strat-Talk :)
     
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  7. GuitLoop

    GuitLoop Strat-Talker

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    Welcome aboard! On electric the power chord is your friend.

    I see you have a mustang GT...very versital amp!
     
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    Mansonienne Mod admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Welcome!!
     
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    johnnymg Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Big welcome to you!

    Love the look of your Squier. No upgrade needed and certainly going MIM is no upgrade. :p
     
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  10. IFlyEm

    IFlyEm Strat-Talk Member

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    Thought you were talking about my car there at first! Haha!

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
     
  11. IFlyEm

    IFlyEm Strat-Talk Member

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    Well, I think I found a good deal on a Clasic Players 50s Strat... I'll keep both, for sure!

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    jim293 Strat-O-Master

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    Welcome to the site.
     
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    Alan Crossley Senior Stratmaster

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    Welcome from Ireland
     
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  14. IFlyEm

    IFlyEm Strat-Talk Member

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    I started out on acoustics playing Irish Rebel songs... Mostly Clancy Brothers. I hope to someday visit your beautiful country!

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  15. IFlyEm

    IFlyEm Strat-Talk Member

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    And a new addition to the family! [​IMG][​IMG]

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    Tone Deaf Senior Stratmaster

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    They'll play.
    Now we are two.

    Why the perceived dissatisfaction with the Squier?
    Jack Pearson plays a Squier, you do know who he is, right?

    Here he is with Dickey Betts

     
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  17. IFlyEm

    IFlyEm Strat-Talk Member

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    I'm not dissatisfied with my Squier. It is my first electric guitar...found at a pawn shop for pretty cheap. I think it sounds and plays well, and it allowed me to attempt to learn Comfortably Numb! However, I like the feel of a maple neck and better fret finishes. Some of the frets on my Squier are sharp and uncomfortable. It's a 2009 model from Las Vegas, so it was pretty dried out on the Rosewood fretboard.

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  18. Tone Deaf

    Tone Deaf Senior Stratmaster

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    Welcome to Strat Talk.

    You can file the frets and fret ends smooth - and oil the fretboard.
    There's a search function here. Search on these and you'll find more info than you can shake a stick at.

    In time, you'll become your own expert in Strat set up and maintenance if you stick around here.

    You have some nice Strats there.
     
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  19. IFlyEm

    IFlyEm Strat-Talk Member

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    I have oiled it a few times. Some frets improved, but only a few. As for filing...I need to purchase the proper tools before I destroy the neck lol. I do like this forum! I love picking people's brains and getting information and opinions!

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  20. Jesse414

    Jesse414 Strat-O-Master

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    Welcome nice guitars you got.:)
     
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