Squier 2020 line

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Re: Squier 2020 line

Post by robroe » Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:29 pm

FEDEX IS A SHIT SHOW.

Ordered direct from fender rep 2 saturdays ago now, left fender on monday and sat in california for 5 days until Friday. On friday they went to arizona, then to new mexico, then kansas, then rural Illinois, now they are sitting in Chicago. I'm assuming it will take another 4 days to get to Buffalo. I could swim Lake Erie by then.

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Re: Squier 2020 line

Post by Pacafeliz » Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:52 am

Ok the paranormals are now on the MusicStore site.
Expected to arrive 6th or 7th of July


But the seafoam sparkle Telecaster???! :'(
i love delay SO much ...that i procrastinate all the time.

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Re: Squier 2020 line

Post by manwithtitties » Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:00 pm

Pacafeliz wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:52 am
Ok the paranormals are now on the MusicStore site.
Expected to arrive 6th or 7th of July


But the seafoam sparkle Telecaster???! :'(
why not from thomann mann?

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Re: Squier 2020 line

Post by Soggasaurus » Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:13 pm

I got my Supersonic last week and I've had a ton of fun getting used to it. I got the graphite version and I really like that finish as opposed to the blue, it's got a decent amount of sparkle and looks almost purple in some lights. The neck is thin, and with the narrow nut and short scale there's a mental adjustment needed to not overshoot fretting stuff I'm used to playing on other guitars. It does also come in handy with things that are normally a little out of my reach though.

The pickups are pretty meh as most people have noted. It's hard to imagine a case where I'd want to use it clean but the overall hotness/darkness of the bridge along with the reverse slant makes it fun with lots of gain. I haven't gotten a chance to really crank it so I'm not sure about whether or not it'll feedback at band volume but I really hope not. Overall it's definitely a good change of pace guitar but not super versatile compared to a Jag/Jazzmaster. One of the first Youtube reviews of it compared it (favorably I think) to a speedboat, which I found pretty accurate.

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Re: Squier 2020 line

Post by rhythmjones » Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:43 pm

I've been waiting for my work to get these in so I can use my employee discount. We finally got a shipment today. We had 3 more Supersonics than preorders so I'm hoping my order gets processed before 3 people order one, as "real" customers take precedent. We are not allowed to preorder which really sucks.
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Re: Squier 2020 line

Post by Gordon » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:29 pm

For those interested in the Offset Telecaster (why not "Jazzcaster"? :fp: ), Trogly opened one up, there's room for some mods:

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Re: Squier 2020 line

Post by mbene085 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:38 pm

Cool, so Tele Custom and Nashville Tele options are on the table with nothing more than a new pickguard.

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Re: Squier 2020 line

Post by Ben_m » Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:15 am

Andertons have got a new metallic purple fsr CV jazzmaster in stock.

https://www.andertons.co.uk/squier-fsr- ... lic-purple

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Re: Squier 2020 line

Post by Pacafeliz » Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:46 am

manwithtitties wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:00 pm
Pacafeliz wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:52 am
Ok the paranormals are now on the MusicStore site.
Expected to arrive 6th or 7th of July


But the seafoam sparkle Telecaster???! :'(
why not from thomann mann?
Yeah been considering. But MusicStore is here in Cologne so I could try it out and take it to the counter. Having bought many stuff there already, they usually apply an over the counter discount (believe it or not!), and/or I do have a €10 discount coupon.
For some reason, I've never bought from Thomann. But now I would... have.

The SFS Tele was listed to arrive this week... and now it says "preorder" again. Oh well. I'll hit the BIN where I see it first. 😅
i love delay SO much ...that i procrastinate all the time.

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Re: Squier 2020 line

Post by X-Ray Spex » Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:56 am

Ben_m wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:15 am
Andertons have got a new metallic purple fsr CV jazzmaster in stock.

https://www.andertons.co.uk/squier-fsr- ... lic-purple
Reminds me a lot of this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSjw_EP3Pw4
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Re: Squier 2020 line

Post by vistavision » Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:45 am

Gordon wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:29 pm
For those interested in the Offset Telecaster (why not "Jazzcaster"? :fp: )
Fender was going to name the Alternate Reality Sixty-Six the Jazzcaster. They even goofed and posted this photo on the model's Fender.com page when it were first released. I imagine they'll hold on to "Jazzcaster" for some wacky Fender model. Also "Offset Telecaster" has been in the marketing pipeline since the American Standard LE model in 2016.
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I'm sure some Fender dealer in '64 looked at the new Duo-Sonic II and thought, "That's not a Duo-Sonic. That's a Mustang".

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Re: Squier 2020 line

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Deleted. Weird double post w quote of my previous post. Paranormal?
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I'm sure some Fender dealer in '64 looked at the new Duo-Sonic II and thought, "That's not a Duo-Sonic. That's a Mustang".

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Re: Squier 2020 line

Post by MayTheFuzzBeWithYou » Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:35 am

X-Ray Spex wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:56 am
Ben_m wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:15 am
Andertons have got a new metallic purple fsr CV jazzmaster in stock.

https://www.andertons.co.uk/squier-fsr- ... lic-purple
Reminds me a lot of this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSjw_EP3Pw4
What a beauty!
Never thought I'd think of a purple guitar that way - but it's damn lovely! :w00t:

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Re: Squier 2020 line

Post by rhythmjones » Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:14 pm

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Got mine in and got a chance to play around with it for a couple minutes. The bridge pickup has your typical nasally bridge humbucker sound, but I'm a neck pickup guy anyway. The neck is big, bold and punchy. I'll be able to get a lot of use out of that pickup.

Full sized pots, full trem block as seen in the above videos. I'm 50/50 on whether I'll keep the nut or install a bone nut. I put a spring and ball bearing in the trem arm.

This weekend I'll have time to put heavy flatwounds on it and set it up the way I like it, including floating the bridge. It came decked with these wimpy 9s.

I have a "special" tuning that I capo on the 6th fret for a couple of songs in my band. My plan is to tune this up a whole step and then capo on the 4th. Then I can just leave this guitar in that tuning. We'll see.

If anyone is wondering, it takes a little cajoling, but the Supersonic will fit in this gig bag:

https://www.musiciansfriend.com/accesso ... ar-gig-bag

My only real nit-pick is the blue is not as metallic/sparkly as the charcoal, and I prefer the tinted necks to the untinted. But those aren't big deals at all.
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Re: Squier 2020 line

Post by rhythmjones » Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:03 pm

Oh, and I take back what I said a few pages back about the Indian laurel. This fingerboard is very nice with color variations and tight grain. Much improved over the knotty/wide grained fingerboards on the Squiers I tested after they first started using laurel.
- Mitch

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