New Guy & New Strat

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Jackson Ford, Sep 19, 2021.

  1. Jackson Ford

    Jackson Ford New Member!

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    At age 70, I thought I would splurge and get a new Stratocaster. Have a history of recording original folk rock songs, playing several guitars, keyboard, and drums. But I had no experience with something like lead blues.

    Found a new American Ultra HSS, and after 4 months experience I believe it plays better than the MIM versions, but YMMV.

    I've adjusted everything incessantly except the truss rod, and finally getting it set up for my current capability, which might be an 18-year-old Eric Clapton (amended to 15-year-old after reading Clapton Wikipedia page).

    Recommend replacing at least the lower two strings (B-.011 & E-.009) with at least a .010 and .013. The originals just don't produce enough sound for me. I haven't found it more difficult to bend.

    Usually get one good idea per 15 minutes of YouTube videos. And I avoid like the plague (or pandemic) learning riffs made popular by guitar gods.

    Hope to get some ideas from the forum, and might be able to offer something of value from time to time.
     
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  2. guitarface

    guitarface Most Honored Senior Member

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    Eighteen year old Eric Clapton is pretty good.
     
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  3. Mikeylefty

    Mikeylefty Be Kind Silver Member

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    Hey welcome, glad to have you around.
     
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    C'mon in
    1st rounds on you


    Oh yeah...
    We need pics too
     
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    welcome to our great community :thumb:
     
  6. fos1

    fos1 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    I'm 70, live in Texas and have an Ultra. ;)

    Welcome to Strat-Talk.

    Ditto: pictures of your Strat mandatory.
     
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    tery Dr. Stratster

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    Welcome to Strat-Talk :)
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    Welcome to ST.

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    stratelespaul Strat-O-Master

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    Welcome.
    Pics please
     
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    C’mon in..
     
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    Welcome!
     
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    Welcome aboard! You’ll fit right in here. Glad you took the time to become a member of S-T.
     
  13. Jackson Ford

    Jackson Ford New Member!

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    Thanks for the kind responses. Will share a photo ASAP.
     
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    Welcome :thumb:
     
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    Baelzebub Dr. Stratster

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    Welcome to the forum! You've come to the right place for all of that.
     
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    StratoMutt Most Honored Senior Member

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    Greetings and Welcome4.gif !
     
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    Chubbles Strat-Talker

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    Greetings, and welcome!
     
  18. Jackson Ford

    Jackson Ford New Member!

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  19. Jackson Ford

    Jackson Ford New Member!

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    My music production area, including the new Strat.
     
  20. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Senior Stratmaster

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    Hello and welcome to S-T, good to have you with us.
    Thanks for the picture. Looks good.