Skunk or no skunk

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by CigBurn, Aug 1, 2020.

To skunk or not to skunk, that is the question.

  1. No Skunk

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  2. Pro Skunk

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  3. Skunks are a crutch.

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  1. EC Strat

    EC Strat Senior Stratmaster

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    Skunk stripes makes the guitar sound brighter and adds more of a bite on the bridge pickup
     
  2. dirocyn

    dirocyn Senior Stratmaster

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    Never really considered whether the skunk stripe effects tone, it's not something you can do a/b/a testing on the same neck.

    Seems awkward to use a stripe if it's a glued on fretboard, just another glue join and unnecessary work. Just one more thing that you can screw up, is how I see that. On a one piece neck, the truss rod has to go in somehow.
     
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  3. henderman

    henderman Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    my grandma had a loyal labrador who would get in between any animal and my grandma, even mondo sized black bear.

    every animal tapped out and left except for the skunk who won every time.
     
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    Tdurden032 Strat-O-Master

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    I don’t really have a preference on the visual aspect - as long as it plays/sounds good, the look of it doesn’t matter too much
     
  5. mshivy

    mshivy Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Maple w skunk stripe!!
    Gotta have a round string tree too!!
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    Rosewood- NO STRIPE!!!
     
  6. Ruscio

    Ruscio Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    No aesthetic preference, but I like the idea of an extra strip of a different type of wood as an added protection against warping/twisting. That benefit may be a placebo, I don't know.
     
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    They don’t
     
  8. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Easier to glue on a board then send all the necks through the same machine to cut the slot, rather than have two. Save costs,make more profit.
     
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