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This is gonna cause some heartburn...

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Strat Jacket, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. Johnny Danger

    Johnny Danger Senior Stratmaster

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    I mentioned this in another thread about a month ago. Guitar nerds really, REALLY worship the past. Anything that survives is held up as a holy relic just because. Lots of talk about the new MIM Player series. Even the best of the player series guitars can't outdo the magic of a special original. But I would bet the consistency of the Player series is batting a whole lot higher than Fender was in the 50's.
     
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  2. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Dr. Stratster

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    We certainly do have much higher standards about guitars than we collectively did in the 50s.

    Certainly there was no room for being fussy about radius, pickups, fret size, etc.
    There was a strat, a tele, and maybe a jazzmaster sitting in the corner collecting dust. Those are your fender options.
     
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  3. Stratbats

    Stratbats Senior Stratmaster

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    Lets see a pic of your mim Strat!
     
  4. Wrighty

    Wrighty Most Honored Senior Member

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    What d’you do with it?
     
  5. Musekatcher

    Musekatcher Senior Stratmaster

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    No company has survived by building inferior products year after year. There may be some features that were cheapened over time, but the basic defining functionality must always improve. No surprise here.
     
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  6. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Dr. Stratster

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  7. Strat Jacket

    Strat Jacket Senior Stratmaster

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    I've posted pix before, but here you go!

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  8. Stratbats

    Stratbats Senior Stratmaster

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    Great looking guitar!
     
  9. Fuzzpop

    Fuzzpop Guitar in the Space Age! Platinum Supporting Member

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    Didn't read the entire thread but wanted to say I'm just about there with you. Though mine is an AV '59, AVRI '57 and a CS '60. My G&L Legacy probably gets played more if I'm being honest...
     
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  10. Mr Dunlop

    Mr Dunlop Senior Stratmaster

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    You wouldn`t say horrible?

    I found your old post. These are your words describing the 65

    The neck pickup doesn’t work.

    Here's the worst part; the original alder body had been stripped to bare wood and someone had attempted to rout out a fleur de lis inlay around the bridge and was going to install a Bigsby trem over the inlay. If memory serves, the routed area was maybe 1/8-1/4 inch deep. I can't recall how I fixed it now; I believe I glued in some scrap wood and filled the seams with Plastic Wood

    The frets and fingerboard are very well-worn, the nut slots are worn to the point where any time I do bends on the B or E strings, the G string pops out of the nut slot giving a very audible and annoying "ting" sound

    Not trying to be rude but that 65 sounds like a POS as it is now. Of coarse you favor your other guitar.
     
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  11. Strat Jacket

    Strat Jacket Senior Stratmaster

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    Not taken as rude. It is what it is. It's playable but far from pristine, but that's in the works to be rectified.
     
  12. JB74

    JB74 Senior Stratmaster

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    This pseudo-bubble of equilibrium requires a pin.

    I like Les Pauls more than MIA's.

    Bubbles burst. Bring on the hate.

    btw, DILLIGAF? :D
     
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  13. Bob the builder

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    Yeah but ugly is to the bone
     
  14. ChatNoir

    ChatNoir Senior Stratmaster

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    I had both an MIA Oly and MIM Arctic - loved both but love my tele and Jazzmaster build just a little bit more.
     
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  15. ZlurkCorzDog

    ZlurkCorzDog INMATE #7XX7XX7

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    @heltershelton @Mr. Lumbergh Now are you two prepared to say you wouldn't like this? Go ahead, i double dog dare you. :D
     
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    JB74 Senior Stratmaster

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  17. Mr. Lumbergh

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

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    Not only am I prepared to say it, I will say it: nasty. I would not like.
     
  18. monwobobbo

    monwobobbo Strat-O-Master

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    well i have a 88/89 Strat Plus Deluxe and a modded 95 MIM that was bought as a backup. funny thing the MIM is now my #1. as has been mentioned a good guitar is a good guitar. not all MIMs are great and i know from experience not all vintage strats magic either. if you find a guitar that fits you it doesn't matter what it is just play.
     
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  19. JB74

    JB74 Senior Stratmaster

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    Too much work for the arteries?
     
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  20. ZlurkCorzDog

    ZlurkCorzDog INMATE #7XX7XX7

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    Odd coming from a fella that often posts about bacon being great cuisine.