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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by FuzzFace90, Jan 8, 2021.

  1. StratoMutt

    StratoMutt Senior Stratmaster

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    Purdy!

    Congratulations! :)
     
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  2. Electgumbo

    Electgumbo Not Of This Earth

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    I tried a few things ... light scotchbrite, car polish, wax, finger ease... I kept saying “I just got to break it in” ... had Eric Johnson autograph the back of the headstock even.... after about 5 years I gave up and sold it...
     
  3. Stratbats

    Stratbats Senior Stratmaster

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    Bringing out the ooo la la...
     
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  4. Skrofhyrguitarism

    Skrofhyrguitarism Strat-Talker

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    Congrats!!! Beauty, HNGD!!!
     
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  5. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Fuzz Meister General

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    I’ve owned 3 EJ’s, maple, rosewood and Thinline. They are the best guitar Fender makes and the only current production fender I would buy.
     
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  6. J4ME5

    J4ME5 Strat-Talker

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    HNGD!
     
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  7. FuzzFace90

    FuzzFace90 Strat-Talker

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    What you said is exactly what got me interested in this guitar. I knew about this model but never played one. I love the ‘50s specs and after seeing tons of people say they thought this was the best production strat from fender I decided to pull the trigger.
     
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  8. FuzzFace90

    FuzzFace90 Strat-Talker

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    Just an update: I took out two trem springs and put on lighter set of strings (.90s) on, keeping the bridge decked. Now it’s rattle city on the low E and d. I’m assuming it’s the nut because these strings only rattle when struck open not fretted. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly where rattle is at as the guitar resonates so well lol.

    I’m not sure what to do. I don’t want to mess with the nut but the factory set-up with .10s had a little too much tension for me.

    Any ideas or experiences with putting lighter gauge strings on an EJ?
     
  9. jbylake

    jbylake Regular Dude Silver Member

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    Cool, enjoy and appreciate it. :D
     
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  10. Antstrat

    Antstrat Most Honored Senior Member

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    I put 9’s on my EJ with no issues. Maybe you just need to raise the saddles a wee bit.
     
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  11. FuzzFace90

    FuzzFace90 Strat-Talker

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    Thanks for the advice, unfortunately though once I started raising the saddles I knew the nut was the culprit. While the rattle did go away it didn’t fully go away and the saddle height was already much higher than I like. Higher than 5/64” and still rattling. Not a deal breaker, I’ll set the guitar up the way I like and try regular slinky’s on it.
     
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  12. JJ119

    JJ119 Strat-O-Master

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    Is the backplate on?
    1 of my Jacksons had a vibration against the plastic that sounded like something was loose.
    Took it off to investigate, left it off, and no more noise.
     
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  13. FuzzFace90

    FuzzFace90 Strat-Talker

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    No, this model doesn’t come with a backplate. One of those quirky things Eric Johnson likes.
     
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  14. sonny wolf

    sonny wolf Senior Stratmaster

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    The classic and simple beauty of black 1950s style Strat never gets boring.Congratulations!!
     
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