Strange fender Strat never seen or heard before

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Tony London, Dec 1, 2020.

  1. Wrighty

    Wrighty Most Honored Senior Member

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    Of course it won't. to get the full benefits they need to be switched. I'd wire them to give,m N1, N2 and N1+N2. If you really want to go for it have N1, N2, N1+N2 in phase and N1 + N2 out of phase.
     
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    Wrighty Most Honored Senior Member

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    Who honestly thinks Fender will give a flying ****?
     
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    ptb1 Strat-Talker

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    I´m more concerned about the next Strat on the assembly line that didn't get a neck plate at all;).

    But - why all this speculation? @Tony London - rip off those neck plates & check it out. It takes you 10 minutes to see if everything is ok or not.
     
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    Iv been taught to be cautious, if something isn’t broken don’t mess with it, as she plays really well & stays in tune, I don’t want to fart about removing anything I may lose this feel she has, Intonation is spot on I was thinking there maybe a note Or a lost treasure island behind the plate that’s all well & fine, but what if I lose the feel she has & have a lost island treasure, no bueno hehe
     
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  5. SpeedKing

    SpeedKing Senior Stratmaster

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    It's the real physical world we're talking about.

    What is on the other side of the body has no impact on the fitment of the neck to body. Ultimately it needs to be able to hold it there hence four screws going through a metal plate but that's it. Otherwise it'll make no difference whatsoever. Just remember once reassembled to first tune it up to pitch then to back off the screws a 1/2 turn. Often the string tension pulls the neck further into the body a fraction (sometimes you can hear it as a loud click, sometimes not). Now retune (if the join has become tighter the strings will be slightly flat) then tighten up that 1/2 turn again. Done.
     
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    perttime Strat-O-Master

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    What if The Tone is worse with just one?
     
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    firebrand Senior Stratmaster

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    Hey
    We should make this the new snake oil. Better sustain and neck to body transfer when you have two neck plates.
     
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  8. chas3rd

    chas3rd Strat-Talker Gold Supporting Member Silver Member

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    That’s the rare and coveted “Tone Plate”... ...vastly improves the tone of the fine delicate instrument...
     
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    This is exactly the kind of thinking that gets me into trouble, lol. "Well, I have a neck plate... guess I should build the rest of the guitar."
     
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    As for quality at the Mexican plant, I got one of their deluxe strats the other day and I’m stunned - possibly the best guitar I’ve ever owned, and my previous purchase was a custom. Extremely well put together and set up. I don’t like the electronics, but that’s not the factory’s fault.

    Bottom line is Fender Mexico has employees that have been building guitars for 20 plus years, they make a lot of guitars, they use top equipment, and since 1 and 5 Mexicans play guitar, chances are more of them are actual players than factory workers in Corona.

    I’m sure corners are cut in QC, finish, electronics and hardware, but the quality of these instruments has so dramatically improved in the last 10 years.

    You may get a dud, but just like with Yelp reviews, generally the people who are satisfied don’t seek out a platform to complain. If you buy online, make sure there is a return policy in case it’s worse than two neck plates.
     
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    What a bunch of bull**** talking.
    If you dont want the two plates, just remove one!
    The holes on the neck have the same length, with one or two neckplates.
    The setup will not be affected by that!!!!!!
     
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  13. Scott Baxendale

    Scott Baxendale Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    The robot made a mistake
     
  14. KenKenobi

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    Or just leave it and say that you had it done that way for extra sustain!
     
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    Perhaps it was listed as a double-neck guitar and the assembling computer did only his job somehow ...
     
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    Leave it alone, it will add to the value of the guitar in time. This "error" makes the guitar more of a collectors item, like a rare coin with a mistake in the imprint. You have already started the process of making it famous. It came from the Fender factory that way, it's not like you slapped it on yourself.
     
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    Etched on the top of the second plate is an official Wonka Silver Ticket. Wonka traded his candy factory for a guitar factory (it's in the sequel). He secretly provides only the very best Masterbuilt Custom Shop Guitars to Fender. Make sure to stay cool, because in the end he will give it to you.
     
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    Funny you should mention that. The guitar just left of this was made from a single part I had obtained.
     
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  19. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too.

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    I think teh toanz will be just fine.
     
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    If you like it, leave it. I think you answered your own question. Otherwise return it.