I'm the new guy, here's my gear

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by aepoc, May 6, 2021.

  1. aepoc

    aepoc Strat-Talk Member

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    Hey all, just joined. Been playing guitar since 1998 (it wasn't really THAT long ago was it?) I'm in IT, and also a photographer. The gear I have at the moment:

    - 2003 Fender MIM deluxe Strat 3 tone burst, maple board, tortoise shell guard. Lace Sensor Holy Grail pickups.
    - 2018 Custom-built all-parts Strat modeled after a '62 Olympic white, rosewood board, mint guard. V-Mod single coil pickups.
    - 2021 Fender Custom Shop 1959 Strat. Faded chocolate burst heavy relic, slab rosewood board, single-ply white guard. Hand-wound Texas Special pickups.
    - 2016 PRS SE Custom 24 Tobacco Burst with stock pickups.
    - Some junky bass, and my very first guitar, which was an Epiphone Les Paul Special II (which is real crap)

    The Olympic white guitar is going under the knife soon, and I'll be having a EVH Frankenstein put in the bridge. A new pickguard is going on the '59 as well, I don't like the super-clean single-ply, so I'm going with an aged 3-ply guard. And yes, I'll be keeping the original guard!

    For amps and effects I have a Fender '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb, Line 6 Helix, a DigiTech FreqOut, DigiTech Whammy Ricochet, JHS Angry Charlie, and a Rodenberg TB Drive overdrive.

    I'll attach some images of the gear and see if they work:

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  2. BlurgyWurgyWibble

    BlurgyWurgyWibble Strat-O-Master

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    Just call me English Bob.
     
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    Slyy Strat-Talker

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    Welcome!
     
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    Jimi Lightning Most Honored Senior Member

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    Welcome!
     
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  5. aepoc

    aepoc Strat-Talk Member

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    Thanks :)
     
  6. Ruscio

    Ruscio Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member Silver Member

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    Welcome, you've got some really nice strats among your other gear!
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    Welcome to ST. :)
     
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  8. aepoc

    aepoc Strat-Talk Member

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    Thanks @Ruscio I appreciate it. The '59 is the newest, and as of right still in the honeymoon phase with it. The '62's neck is ENORMOUS... it's like a baseball bat! In this picture, the '59 is on the left, and the'62 is on the right. Not a perfect picture, but you can at least see the massive difference.

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  9. dublindave8456

    dublindave8456 Senior Stratmaster

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    welcome from Ireland....
    nice family of guitars you got there....
     
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  10. aepoc

    aepoc Strat-Talk Member

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    Thank you :) They're getting along nicely. The '03 is going away soon though. A buddy of mine is looking to get back into guitar and doesn't have one... so I'm trying to do something nice for him and he can just have it.
     
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    Malurkey Senior Stratmaster

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    Welcome! :thumb:
     
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  12. J4ME5

    J4ME5 Strat-O-Master

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    That's very nice of you! Welcome to Strat-Talk :) !
     
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    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast

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  14. aepoc

    aepoc Strat-Talk Member

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    Thanks James :)
     
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    aepoc Strat-Talk Member

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    One thing that bothers me about the '59, other than the pickguard... is the knobs. The guitar is a heavy relic, but the knobs are barely touched. The color is fine, just need to rough 'em up a little. I've seen that some 0000 steel wool and such should do the trick as far as taking the shine off... and I'm thinking I'll nick the edges and such with some rocks or sandpaper by hand. Shoe polish to add a little "grime"?
     
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    Stratbats Senior Stratmaster

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    Welcome, nice gear... That neck! Holy cow!
     
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  17. aepoc

    aepoc Strat-Talk Member

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    I know, right!? What I should do is just get a replacement neck for it and use this one as personal defense :D
     
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  18. jtoomuch

    jtoomuch Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Welcome to the forum, @aepoc
     
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    aepoc Strat-Talk Member

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    Thanks J :)
     
  20. Daddypantz

    Daddypantz Strat-Talker

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    Welcome! Great looking gear. I am pretty new here myself, and I hope you like it here as much as I do
     
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