hi from Connecticut

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  1. albala

    albala Dr. Stratster

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    any day now, I can go see Joe at Ct Music and pick up my Strat Ultracaster.

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  2. albala

    albala Dr. Stratster

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    stopped by CT Music to pick up my last outstanding Partscaster. 1991 Strat Ultra body, first year Strat Plus neck (E4 serial #), Dimarzio Areas. I even found a Strat Ultra neck plate to make it super special...thems' hard to find.

    It feels like it came from the factory...I am in love.

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  4. albala

    albala Dr. Stratster

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    Time for a reshuffle.

    I had this CAR Plus body. It was scratched up. It bummed me out. I spent some time polishing it up and now it gets me all jazzed.

    I had this maple SP neck on my Ultracaster, I had the RW Plus neck on a SB Strat Plus, and I had this Mighty Mite neck for sale. I'm getting used to the look of the MM neck on this body.

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    Man, I love the look of those LP double cuts, way cooler than the single cut IMO.
     
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    albala Dr. Stratster

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    thanks CW

    I don't know if I'd ever do another LP Special...it's so heavy. I bet a 'real' LP is even heavier.

    But I have been looking around for another LP DC Studio. I'd love a tobacco-burst.
     
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    albala Dr. Stratster

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    after a little shuffling, some selling off of old parts and pickups, I got myself a big headstock Fender neck with LSR nut. I never liked string trees. I have a set of staggered Schaller locking tuners for it. It's from 2007. Here is where it will end up, on a Strat Plus body, with Fender '57/'62s.

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    The new neck suits that body very well. Nice upgrade.
     
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    thanks CW. I've never wanted a CBS look but when I saw this on ebay, I had to have it. I think it's from a limited GC run of 2007 strats.

    I have my eye on a matching 2007 Tele neck too. Wish my Warmoth had sold.
     
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    welcome along to the forum pity the picts aint showing but the list sounds the biz
     
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    albala Dr. Stratster

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    Pics on page 1 got moved. They are all there. Let me know which is your fav
     
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    another shake up in the albala stable. since this 2007 Special neck has such beautiful flame, it's going with my Ultra flame body...and I'm not moving it again.

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    also, my CAR body is getting the RW treatment

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    and the newest edition, an '89 time capsule body in near mint condition. I've always wanted a blackie

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    I think you've found the winning combinations there. The flamed maple neck fits well with the ultra flame body, and I much prefer the rosewood board on CAR. Congrats on the new blackie too.
     
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    thx cw

    I've been cleaning house of old equipment.

    next to go is a strat plus body in sunburst and a pre-wired pickguard with a set of Areas ready to rock.
     
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    recent family shot:

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    finally got Blackie back from her initial set up including a crowing and polishing of the frets. They're really nice and low.

    The neck is an early Strat Plus neck and the rest is from an OE '89. I'm leaving it just the way it is.

    It plays like it was made this way...

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    albala Dr. Stratster

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    High School graduation gift, my mom split it with me. Thanks mom.

    My pewter Plus.
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