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  1. esseff

    esseff Strat-O-Master

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    I found a tiny piece of e string jambed in the roller. Took a lot if carefull work with a blade to finally get it out.
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    AfroBill Strat-Talker

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    Xheferi recommends removing it and cleaning with a toothbrush. Also the Wilkinson nuts are only big enough for 10-46.

     
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  3. Cerb

    Cerb Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Thanks. 10-46 is what I use. I'll try cleaning it next string change.

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  4. knh555

    knh555 Senior Stratmaster

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    Not sure. Mine don’t bind, but mine is an LSR roller nut, not the Wilkinson.


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  5. Swampash

    Swampash Senior Stratmaster

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    The LSR is a superior nut IMO.
     
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  6. John C

    John C Most Honored Senior Member

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    I wasn't sure about the pearloid - I think maybe it was just the Ultra and the Plus Deluxe that changed, and it might have been based on the color, not across the board for all colors.

    I can't quite make out the neck date either. From what I've pieced together Fender began using the E9 decals some time in the middle of 1989 so that would make sense for it to be a June date. I don't think it would be as late as 1993, but it could be 1990.
     
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    macoshark Strat-Talker

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    Excellent story and humor
     
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  8. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I would have been out of there at the first sound of the banjo. :) I'm glad that you got out of there in one piece. HNGD,
     
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  9. Cerb

    Cerb Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Haha! Me too, thanks :)

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  10. SurfsUp

    SurfsUp Senior Stratmaster

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    Nice stuff......the inside is stock and untouched like mine, SCORE!
     
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    qblue Senior Stratmaster

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    I know the regular Pluses came with Tremsetters, TBX tone control, and a maple fretboard. The bodies came with Ash veneers. So add that to the cost.

    You forgot that the biggest difference are the necks: Plus/DlxPlus models had maple or rosewood fingerboards, and Ultras had Ebony fingerboards.

    You may clean it, but a little oil, e.g. mineral oil, is helpful.

    I have a 1990 Strat Ultra, which is stock, and includes a functioning tremsetter. I also have the second version of the Wilkinson roller nut, that allows for the use of a string gauge of up to 0.012 - 0.052"; this nut has the dual rollers on all 6 strings, unlike the earlier version which had single rollers for the larger 3 strings and only accepted the max string gauge of 0.011 - 0.049". I still use string sets of 0.010 - 0.046" on it. For visual identification, the Ultras had shiny polished chromed hardware, but the Pluses had flat brushed chromed hardware; it is not shiny. The biggest similarity of all Plus/Dlx Plus and Ultra models is the lack of string trees. Some came with Floyd Rose or Kramer Tremelos and those had locking nuts, a hangover from the Superstrats in the late eighties. Most came with Deluxe Standard American tremelos, which had snap-in tremelo arms.
     
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  12. Cerb

    Cerb Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Thanks!
    Mine has a screw in tram arm and rollers on all strings. The tremsetter seems to be working.

    It really sounds amazingly different from my other strat and the differences in tone between the different pickup positions is much more subtle.

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  13. John C

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    :oops::oops:Your right; I also forgot to mention the maple veneers on the front/back of the body (and the ash veneers on the front/back of the 1990 and later Deluxe Strat Pluses). Thanks for keeping me honest. :)
     
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    Swampash Senior Stratmaster

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    I have it straight from the horse’s mouth - literally from Bill Turner - that the nut is designed to operate clean and dry. Oil will collect dust and gum up the balls.

    If you think your LSR nut isn’t in good condition, strip it, wash it, dry it, and reassemble it.
     
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  15. Cerb

    Cerb Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Mine is Wilkinson, not LSR but the no oil part should apply.

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