Player Lead 3

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  1. circles

    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast

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    I don't want to like it, but I think I do...

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  2. fos1

    fos1 Strat-O-Master Silver Member

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    I would like it better if it had single coils.
     
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  3. BuckNekkid

    BuckNekkid Strat-O-Master

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    I could learn to like one! I'm mellowing in my years, and I now can actually accept humbuckers on a Strat! Never a fan of bursts, this one is downplayed (in my opinion) by the natural wood look of the body.

    Their price is sweet, too!
     
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    Stratbats Senior Stratmaster

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    I had one of the originals, back in 1983. All I can say is that it's not a Strat.
     
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    Baelzebub Most Honored Senior Member

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    Then it would just be a regular Player.
     
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    Baelzebub Most Honored Senior Member

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    What's the going rate?
     
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    BuckNekkid Strat-O-Master

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    US $629.99 at Sweetwater.
     
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  8. StummerJoe

    StummerJoe Senior Stratmaster

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    Fender Lead II
    fenderleadii.jpg They go for $599.99.
     
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  9. StummerJoe

    StummerJoe Senior Stratmaster

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    I've actually been looking at one to bash when I'm in the great outdoors fishing/hunting/camping.

    Cool little guitars and a reasonable price.
     
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    BuffaloHound Strat-O-Master

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    Ya know they make guitars acoustically now, right?
     
  11. StummerJoe

    StummerJoe Senior Stratmaster

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    They also make battery powered amplifiers. Mine has all kinds of effects and even a drum machine.

    It's the 21st century. Join us.:p
     
  12. Deathray

    Deathray Senior Stratmaster

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    When is the brown truck dropping it off? :p
     
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    fos1 Strat-O-Master Silver Member

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    Worth a look.

    Thank you.
     
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    fos1 Strat-O-Master Silver Member

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    I just checked Sweetwater. They have four. I am so tempted.
     
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    John C Most Honored Senior Member

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    I've been tempted by the new Leads; so far I've only tried out the Player Lead IIs plugged in; I haven't tried a Player Lead III yet.

    I owned an original Lead II - got it new in November 1979 and kept it until the spring of 2015 when I finally let it go, primarily because the original neck shape (narrow 1 9/16" nut width and fairly thick for that era of Fender depth combined with the vintage radius) was pretty much unplayable for me. The new ones, with the typical Player modern C neck, are much more comfortable than the originals. Also the originals had those hot and somewhat compressed X-1 pickups and the Player series Strat pickups are bit sweeter. And of course my '79 Lead was the real heavy ash; the Player versions are alder and the ones I've picked up have been least a pound lighter than my old original.
     
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  16. SAguitar

    SAguitar Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    I've still got one of the original Lead IIIs, and while it's not a Strat, it is a very nice guitar.