Lifelong Strat owner new to this forum

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by gergton, Oct 10, 2021.

  1. gergton

    gergton New Member!

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    Hi All.

    I'm Greg from the Vancouver, Canada area.

    I have referred to this forum in the past and have seen some great threads!!

    I own a 1979 Stratocaster, purchased next to new in 1981. Played the heck out of it but it doesn't come out much anymore. Big, fat poly neck doesn't appeal to me much these days.

    I also own a 2011 Deluxe Stratocaster purchased next to new in 2013. 2-pivot tremolo. Apparently this guitar was equipped with S1 switching and noiseless pickups. The original owner swapped the PUs for Fender PV 65 Strat PUs. I did not receive the originals when purchasing. I verified the authenticity of these by removing pickguard for a visual. They look like the real deal. The original owner also had the S1 system removed and reconfigured in what appeared to be an attempt at vintage spec. I am unclear as to his intention as there was no tone control whatsoever on the guitar. That is not my thing so I had it redone. I like to have tone control on the bridge PU so, as its sits, the top control is volume of course, the middle control is for neck PU tone and the bottom control is for middle/ bridge PU tone. Perhaps I should have gone with middle control for neck and middle tone with bottom control for bridge-only tone. Comments welcome.

    Even this guitar does not get much use as my main guitar is a 1997 LP Classic, hot PUs swapped out for BB3s. Love it.

    I have others, of course, and Marshall and Fender amplification. I spend time in a classic rock cover band as well as home writing/ recording. Studio One/ Cubase user.

    Looking forward to a few answers to future posts.
     
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  2. Ferpie

    Ferpie Senior Stratmaster

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    Great!! Hnfd
     
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    stevierayfan91 DEEPLY SHY.

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  4. vid1900

    vid1900 Most Honored Senior Member

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    Welcome!
     
  5. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Dr. Stratster

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    WELCOME! Post pics please.
     
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  6. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Guy Who Likes to Play Guitar Silver Member

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    Hello gergton, welcome!
     
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  7. StratUp

    StratUp Senior Stratmaster

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    Welcome.
     
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    Malurkey Senior Stratmaster

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    Welcome! :thumb:

    Please submit images of your guitars so we can complete the onboarding process. ;)
     
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  9. Baelzebub

    Baelzebub Dr. Stratster

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    Welcome to the forum. Let's see yer gear.
     
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  10. Willmunny

    Willmunny Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Welcome from the PNW! I recently acquired a 2011 strat deluxe that is mint and original, as others have said, let's see some pics....here is my deluxe 20210919_181446.jpg
     
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  11. Archtops

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    Welcome aboard Greg! Please post pics, thanks.
     
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  12. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    Welcome. :)
     
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  13. fos1

    fos1 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Welcome!

    I would love to see your Strats.
     
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    Dana Rudd Senior Stratmaster

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    Hello Greg, welcome to the forum.
     
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    64 Tele Strat-O-Master

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    Don't mention EC.....don't ask why not either.
    This is a Strat site after all.
     
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  16. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two. Platinum Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the forum. Please not matter how much we beg, don't feed us after mid-night.

    I like Deluxes. I have one from the generation before yours (circa 2007). I have the SCN pickups. It is a very good sounding guitar, very clean and quite, but it does not sound like your the stereo-typical strat. Then again, it is not. What configuration is yours, HSS or SSS?
     
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    Welcome.
    You did the right thing by joining us.
     
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    dscottyg Strat-O-Master

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    4EDB9FA7-5DD6-4496-99FD-B83D9F6BA206.jpeg Hi there. Here’s my ‘99 American Standard Inca Silver. The only mod is the MOTO pickguard.
     
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    jwag Strat-O-Master

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    Welcome to the forum….here are my two favorites!

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    Electgumbo Not Of This Earth

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    25DB70FA-9D8B-4197-8EEF-9256014A93ED.jpeg Welcome !!! Here are some of mine…