NGD - Fender American Ultra Strat

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  1. fendushi

    fendushi Strat-Talk Member

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    Just got this delivered today. It was setup quite badly though, action way too low and top strings were buzzing. I was quite disappointed at first.

    Normally, I would take this to a guitar tech to set it up professionally. But since we are in lockdown in my part of the world, I decided to set it up the best I can. It's not perfect, but at least its playable.

    I wasn't expecting to like this more than my American Professional II, but I find myself playing it more when I was comparing. I actually prefer the way it sounds. It sounds warmer than the maple fingerboards, I can definitely hear the difference. These new noiseless pickups are surprisingly good too. I think with a proper setup, this will be a beast of a guitar.

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  2. pn8830

    pn8830 Strat-Talker

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    Congratulations! Happy NGD!
     
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  3. train

    train Fender 1 —the met. Silver Member

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    Nice, rw. Good choice.
     
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  4. Stratafied

    Stratafied Dr. Stratster

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    Nice choice, and a beautiful Strat family.
     
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  5. SurfsUp

    SurfsUp Senior Stratmaster

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    Nice family shot! How do you get all the kids to sit still like that?

    HNGD!
     
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  6. HazyPurple

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

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    That beauty really sparkles, terrific trio you have there, well done
     
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  7. fendushi

    fendushi Strat-Talk Member

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    Look at all these case candy!! :D

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  8. WelhavenT

    WelhavenT Senior Stratmaster

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    Congrats! I’ve the HSS in Texas Tea. It’s a great guitar, may be the perfect strat (even though my «Dave» is my #1 strat). The other strats look great too :)

    Seems like a keeper! Here’s mine:
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  9. CattleDog73

    CattleDog73 Strat-Talker

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    Congrats! Love my HSS Ultra - took a bit to get the sound dialed in the way I like but now it’s the best Fender I’ve owned out of many (personal preference of course). Makes me also want an Ultra Jazzmaster.
     
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  10. shupe13

    shupe13 Senior Stratmaster

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    Very cool!

    Congrats!!
     
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  11. MT Poteet

    MT Poteet Strat-Talker

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    HNGD!
    I'm not a fan of buckers in Strats, but you seem to like them.
    You got a nice looker there, enjoy.
     
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  12. fendushi

    fendushi Strat-Talk Member

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    Wow, I love me some Texas Tea!! :D That was actually my next option if I couldn't find a Cobra Blue.

    Looks awesome!
     
  13. fendushi

    fendushi Strat-Talk Member

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    Yeah I like them, but at the same time I understand why youre not a fan.

    The coil split on the Ultra and Am Pro II is so much better than my older Deluxe strat. They actually sound really good and balanced like a real single coil.

    I think my next Strat will be an SSS.
     
  14. biffnix

    biffnix Strat-Talk Member

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    Love it! I went from a '90 Strat Plus w/maple fretboard to an Ultra in red plasma burst with rosewood, and LOVE it! That neck profile is just so, so perfect for my hands. Enjoy, and play the heck out of it. I sure do with mine. Happy new gear day!

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  15. Baelzebub

    Baelzebub Dr. Stratster

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    HNGD!
     
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    jwj1701 Strat-O-Master Silver Member

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    Love the cobra blue. Have fun.
     
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  17. John C

    John C Most Honored Senior Member Silver Member

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    Congrats; that Cobra Blue is a very nice color!
     
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    Exhead Strat-Tinkerer Gold Supporting Member

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    Very nice color. Congratulations.
     
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  19. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Senior Stratmaster

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    Congrats and HNGD.

    Looks great and goes well with your other Strats.
     
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