I dunno, red flag?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by buzzword, Oct 6, 2021.

  1. helliger

    helliger Strat-Talker

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    In the southern hemisphere the trem cover ends up going backwards
     
  2. nosmo

    nosmo Strat-O-Master Gold Supporting Member

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    Trem cover is positioned correctly. The guitar body is upside down.
     
  3. Shoegoo

    Shoegoo Strat-O-Master Silver Member

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    Gotta be hard to change the strings. Probably has special tool included in the case candy.
     
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  4. Colnago1

    Colnago1 Senior Stratmaster

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    Pretty purple!
     
  5. guitarchaeologist

    guitarchaeologist El Salado Guitartist Silver Member

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    Only if it's RP plastic!
     
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  6. rolandson

    rolandson Dr. Stratster

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    Saw that...listing says "Mint".
    Well, that is until 'pudding for brains' realizes that by tapping new holes into the body to get the trem cover to 'work in both directions' the guitar, as they say, is no longer "mint".
     
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  7. Lost Sailor

    Lost Sailor Senior Stratmaster

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    You pull the arm for dive bombs then, huh?
     
  8. Martin Mim

    Martin Mim Senior Stratmaster

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    Eric Johnson monkeyed with it looking for that elusive Stradivarius violin tone.
     
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  9. Wound_Up

    Wound_Up CUSTOM USER TITLE Silver Member

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    That was me, too, until a week ago. I decided to reinstall them since I don't change strings nearly as often as I was when I first started learning to play. I changed strings every week for the first few months so I just left them off of both guitars and finally put them back on last week.
     
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  10. Wound_Up

    Wound_Up CUSTOM USER TITLE Silver Member

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    Wang bar? Wiggle stick!

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  11. MGW-AB

    MGW-AB Strat-Talker

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    Okay, I see what's wrong now. The trem cover is flipped 180 degrees in only one direction. It also needs to be flipped 180 degrees the other way as well so the bevel is facing the wood. Otherwise it won't work at all. That's what RWRP means. Duhhh ......

    I'm surprised at you guys. You should have known this. How many times do I have to come to your rescue? Huh?
     
  12. Groundwire

    Groundwire Strat-Talker

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    I shall not be modded.
     
  13. Groundwire

    Groundwire Strat-Talker

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    Spatial visualization is not my strong suit, but it doesn’t seem like you’d need to drill new holes. If you flip it upside down, and the two middle screws are equally offset from center, then they would line up, no?
     
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  14. HazyPurple

    HazyPurple Without stress... my life would be empty Silver Member

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    Of course, we all know, it changes the tonal characteristics of our Strat's... lol
     
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  15. Shoegoo

    Shoegoo Strat-O-Master Silver Member

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    If the price is right and the guitar is a player or it just blows your whistle, then go for it No one every sees the back and it can be reversed.
    I would like to see rest of the guitar.
     
  16. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    I guess I'm nor most people then, because I don't remove mine.
     
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  17. rolandson

    rolandson Dr. Stratster

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    No. The pattern differs side to side.
     
  18. Intune

    Intune Senior Stratmaster

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    Do they now? 851B3E93-776F-4206-9FB8-65B5B60485AA.jpeg 4C009839-B5AF-45BD-B3AF-74DE98C1D851.jpeg
     
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  19. nutball73

    nutball73 Senior Stratmaster

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    I'm pretty sure it's rotationally symmetrical.
     
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  20. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    I take them off to make adjustments and put them back on. Who wants a gaping hole in the back of their guitar?
     
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