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Wanted Standard HH

Discussion in 'Guitars for Sale, Trade or Wanted' started by elduderinoTF, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. elduderinoTF

    elduderinoTF Strat-Talk Member

    67
    Mar 29, 2017
    Texas
    Lookin' for a Standard HH Strat. I would prefer a MIM in this instance, but would also buy a MIA if the price is right. So to anyone who never plays theirs, give me a shout...
     

  2. elduderinoTF

    elduderinoTF Strat-Talk Member

    67
    Mar 29, 2017
    Texas
    Anyone...? Really...? Come on...
     

  3. TangerineDog

    TangerineDog Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 5, 2015
    The EU
    A used MIA will cost you at least as much as a new MIM. So if you're willing to go that high, why not order a new 600$ Std?
     

  4. elduderinoTF

    elduderinoTF Strat-Talk Member

    67
    Mar 29, 2017
    Texas
     
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  5. elduderinoTF

    elduderinoTF Strat-Talk Member

    67
    Mar 29, 2017
    Texas
    It's kinda for a "newbie" project. I'd hate to screw up somethin' I bought new...
     

  6. TangerineDog

    TangerineDog Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 5, 2015
    The EU
    What kind of project? :)
     

  7. elduderinoTF

    elduderinoTF Strat-Talk Member

    67
    Mar 29, 2017
    Texas
    Hah, not real sure yet... Only decision I've made so far is that it will be a HH Strat.
     

  8. TangerineDog

    TangerineDog Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 5, 2015
    The EU
    Well... I'd go for a MIM if you're gonna keep the stock pickups for a while. I like the HBs that come with the MIMs.

    Otherwise, get a Squier Standard! They're routed HSH, are great instruments and you'll still have cash to spare for whatever pickups you may choose.

    The MIM HHs are basically perfect as they come. I've got two and they didn't need a second if additional set-up to play and sound great!
    So they don't make for much of a project...
     

  9. elduderinoTF

    elduderinoTF Strat-Talk Member

    67
    Mar 29, 2017
    Texas
    Not gonna lie, I'm a little snobby about the Fender vs. Squire thing... I know that sounds bad, but just bein' honest.
     

  10. TangerineDog

    TangerineDog Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 5, 2015
    The EU
    Well, your loss :rolleyes:

    Thing is, used HH is hard to get.
    I'm gasing for a red HH Strat atm and what I'm gonna do is get a MIM Std someday and have it routed HSH (from HSS).

    There's a Squier Standard Strat in my future too, loaded with the stock MIM HBs, 'cause the MIM's gonna get Duncan SH-2s - I want a brighter neck for now and a tamer bridge couldn't hurt either, so I'm getting the set.
    I don't want to give the Blacktops (Sotck MIM HBs) up though.
     
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  11. elduderinoTF

    elduderinoTF Strat-Talk Member

    67
    Mar 29, 2017
    Texas
    Come on Tangerine Dog. You can't play both of yours at once...
     

  12. elduderinoTF

    elduderinoTF Strat-Talk Member

    67
    Mar 29, 2017
    Texas

  13. TangerineDog

    TangerineDog Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 5, 2015
    The EU
    Indeed not. But one I took apart to upgrade my Squier VM (all that's left of the VM is the body) and one's set aside - well, I play it, but I'll take it apart eventually - 'til I get a Shoreline Gold body and my Rose pickups...

    Hey, I'd offer you the parts I don't need right off the bat, but shipping and customs, not to mention the Rosewood fretboard, make this option... well, it'd be cheaper to buy one new, let me tell you that :(
     

  14. elduderinoTF

    elduderinoTF Strat-Talk Member

    67
    Mar 29, 2017
    Texas
    Dang, I was gonna offer to buy the leftover parts until I realized you're not... in the USA.
     

  15. TangerineDog

    TangerineDog Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 5, 2015
    The EU
    Ra ra CITES...
    I mean, shipping on the Roses cost me 10$ but they ain't a fretboard.
    And international shipping is rather weight-oriented or I'd have unfeathered access to the rich American used guitar market.

    But it can't be long 'til a good one pops up in the CONUS!
     

  16. elduderinoTF

    elduderinoTF Strat-Talk Member

    67
    Mar 29, 2017
    Texas
    Do you know if Fender is doin' away with rosewood fretboards on their non-MIA guitars?
     

  17. DinduNuffins

    DinduNuffins Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    112
    33
    Jan 15, 2016
    Earth
    Hi there :)

    This is a parts caster that cost me about $400 all together. USA body, Mexican neck, sd 59 in the bridge and DiMarzio 36th in the bridge, gotoh trem and bridge. Build one yourself from used parts on reverb.
     

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  18. DinduNuffins

    DinduNuffins Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    112
    33
    Jan 15, 2016
    Earth
    Sorry the DiMarzio is in the neck position
     

  19. TangerineDog

    TangerineDog Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 5, 2015
    The EU
    Yeah, they use Pau Ferro (lighter, but more intense grain) in MIMs and Ebony on most MIAs now.

    I like the thought of RW though, so I snatched that second HH off the market - the RW HHs are the cheapest MIMs at 555€. PF ones are 575 or more :(

    So getting a MIM is, in Europe at least, the cheapest way to get the parts you need... even if you change the body and electronics.

    I dig that one - it's one pickguard swap away from my ideal HH.