New Strat owner checking in!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by NeiloMac, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. NeiloMac

    NeiloMac New Member!

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    Hello Strat-Talk!

    I’ve been playing guitar for more than 20 years and in that time I’ve owned, and still own several ‘Strat-adjacent’ guitars - guitars with things that were common to the classic Strat format, be it body shape, pickups, bridge etc, but never anything with the word ‘Stratocaster’ on the headstock. Until a couple of weeks ago, that is, when I decided to snag myself an HSS Player Strat in silver as a 40th birthday present to myself (I don’t turn 40 until the end of the month, but hey). It is a very pleasant thing to play indeed. Rings out really nicely unplugged, the neck is thin without being too thin (I also have a Godin SD, whose neck is wafer thin by comparison to the Strat), the pickups sound great and it feels well put together. I definitely think I’ve got myself a good one.

    Not to say I won’t be tweaking it a bit - I’ve already put new knobs on (can’t stick the feel of the default Strat knobs, give me the heft of some good dome top knurled bad boys any day), and I plan on changing to a black scratchplate, back plate, jack socket cup and some nice Hipshot Directrofit locking tuners. So yes, I am now officially a Strat owner and I am very pleased to join the club.
     

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  2. Tone Deaf

    Tone Deaf Most Honored Senior Member

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    Welcome to the Club.
    I see you sent a photo, you read the rules!
     
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  3. ProSonicLive

    ProSonicLive Senior Stratmaster

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    that is one fine strat, my friend! welcome! a little secret, though. We don't mind other guitars here. SHHHH don't tell anyone else I told you.
    Again, Welcome!
     
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  4. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Welcome aboard, new guy buys the beer, the bar is over there ------>

    Mine's a Guinness.
     
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  5. DJGranite

    DJGranite Strat-O-Master

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    Welcome ...
     
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  6. Malurkey

    Malurkey Senior Stratmaster

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    Welcome! :thumb:
     
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  7. Tone Quest

    Tone Quest Senior Stratmaster

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    Welcome to the party.
     
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  8. JJ119

    JJ119 Strat-Talk Member

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    Congratulations on getting into
    Strat talk!

    She looks really good sprawled out on the bed like that ;)

    Enjoy
     
  9. SAguitar

    SAguitar Senior Stratmaster

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    Welcome to Strat-Talk! Make yourself at home.
     
  10. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Welcome. And let’s see some pics of your other guitars....just being thorough:whistling:
     
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  11. stevierayfan91

    stevierayfan91 Deeply SHY. Strat-Talk Supporter

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  12. StummerJoe

    StummerJoe Strat-O-Master

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    Handsome guitar. Come on in!
     
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  13. Dougeryb

    Dougeryb Strat-O-Master

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    Lovely HSS!

    Welcome!
     
  14. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Mod admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Welcome!
     
  15. tery

    tery Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Welcome to Strat-Talk :)
     
  16. JB74

    JB74 Senior Stratmaster

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    That's getting out of it cheap.

    a bottle of 18 y.o. Single malt thx. Glenlivet, Macallan or Laphroaig will do nicely.

    pull up a chair.
     
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  17. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Strat-Talker

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    Welcome to Strat-Talk, fine looking guitar you have. Enjoy the fun and info around here.
     
  18. Tdurden032

    Tdurden032 Strat-O-Master

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    Great looking axe - welcome to the forum!!