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  1. albala

    albala Most Honored Senior Member

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    '91 Strat Ultra (with neckplate)
    '07 Fender Hwy 1 neck
    Dimarzio Cruiser N+M
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  2. albala

    albala Most Honored Senior Member

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    Latest toy back from the guitar wizard. I decided to go with a floating trem and '57/'62 pickups. Once again, I am in love:

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  3. albala

    albala Most Honored Senior Member

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    albala Most Honored Senior Member

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    my good friend turned this:

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    DaveRave Strat-Talker

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    Excellent work! Looks completely new! Can this guy do this on cars?:)
     
  6. marshallfender

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    Very nice. Is it a local tech ? I've been looking for someone good to work on my vintage amps in CT. Fairfield/New Haven county. I got a 67 Bandmaster head&Cab
     
  7. albala

    albala Most Honored Senior Member

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    thanks guys

    I can't wait to play it tonight.

    Sadly, my friend is from Western PA (almost Ohio).

    I haven't met this guy in Bridgeport but I have two Marshall heads that I'll be taking to him. He comes highly recommended:

    At Elevenous our goal is to bring you amplifiers that you can turn up to eleven !!! Yeah, we all got a good chuckle at that bit from Spinal Tap, But that pretty well describes the feeling you get when your amp is working so well it feels like part of your guitar or an extension of your fingers.

    I modify and repair amps to make them sing. I'm a musician and electronic technician and I've been working on vacuum tube amplifiers and other electronic music equipment since 1968. I especially like working on older tube guitar amps, like Fender, Marshall, Music man, Mesa Boogie, Vox, Ampeg, HiWatt, and Peavey etc.

    I charge a $25 diagnosis fee up front which is deductible from the final repair cost, and bench time is $40 per hour. My parts prices are about the same as you find for single quantities online (including shipping), and routine repairs often take from 3-5 hours. I can only make a firm estimate upon examining your amp. Usually the turn around time is 2-3 weeks.




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  8. curtain_with

    curtain_with Senior Stratmaster

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    That thing looks sweet, albala!
     
  9. albala

    albala Most Honored Senior Member

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    a few years ago, I saw my first 90's strat in electric blue and it stole my heart. Unfortunately, it's not a very common color...and even less common is an excellent condition body (with swimming pool route and micro tilt) on the open market. I had one within reach a few times only to miss out on being the final bidder. Recently another one came up for sale...exactly what I wanted...I was not letting it pass by:

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    The stamp is December '94 and it used to be a '95 American Standard.

    These pups are the 666 OE Lace Sensors from my Pewter Plus. My college gf had painted them, but they still work fine.

    Now I need a few Fender necks.

    This is most likely the last Stratocaster I will ever build. It's not like I started out with a mission or a goal, but having acquired this body, I have a sense of satisfaction I've never felt before (at least regarding Strats)

    Unfortunately I still need 2 Gibsons...:rolleyes:
     
  10. dogletnoir

    dogletnoir V----V

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    Wow, that electric blue really pops, and the pickups and knobs look so great with it.
    It just reminds me of candy, and i really like candy... :oops::)
     
  11. albala

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    thx dog


    It has a little sparkle in the paint and like my CAR, it's light in the light and dark in the dark
     
  12. albala

    albala Most Honored Senior Member

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    I said I wasn't going to move the Highway 1 neck, but I tried it on this MIM tele body and it's really working for me. The pups are Area Ts, not wired up yet, but I love the feel of the neck with the fat tele body

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  13. albala

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    The flame on the back of this '07 Highway One neck is amazing from the right angle. It's hard to capture it with a camera.

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    Changed the single coils on the Contemporary to Lace Hot Golds and they are fantastic.

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  14. albala

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    Here she is, all set up and delicious. This highway 1 neck is night and day better than the '92 MIM Tele neck that was on here. The Area T's make fantastic Tele sounds without the noise. The OE MIMs used to pick up AM radio, wireless phones, and all kinds of noise.

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  15. savio

    savio New Member!

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    Hi, I need Fender 1995 and 2000 catalogs, do you have them?
     
  16. albala

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    sorry man, I do not

    I do have a new family photo:

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    curtain_with Senior Stratmaster

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    Family's looking good, albala.
     
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    Zoinks!
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  19. albala

    albala Most Honored Senior Member

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    how do you play that thing? it's backwards?
     
  20. albala

    albala Most Honored Senior Member

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    new goodies arriving today and I can hardly contain myself

    Xhefri, the legend, sold some of his Plus necks. One of them was a regular player of his. I asked him to send me a COA proving it was his...for my own excitement. I wonder if he included anything.

    It is going on my electric blue Plus body and one of my dream guitars will be complete.

    Pics to follow shortly.