Lovely Starcaster Photos

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Re: Lovely Starcaster Photos

Post by Sauerkraut » Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:07 pm

Mr M wrote: i have a radiohead DVD and i've had it for a few months now and i remember thinking why isn't he playing the starcaster. and just last night i noticed he was playing it on the last song, street spirit (fade out)

it's such an awesome guitar
he uses it on some Kid A and Amnesiac songs too I think.
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Re: Lovely Starcaster Photos

Post by Mr M » Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:28 pm

yeah i think i read that Kid A has the starcaster all over it

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Re: Lovely Starcaster Photos

Post by mjet » Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:43 pm

Sauerkraut wrote: here's Jonny Greenwood and his Starcaster:

http://www.sigur-ros.it/franz/RHG/Jonny/starcaster.jpg
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looks like a 2-tone burst, and the mastervolume button has something written on it (probably 'master').
The earlier models had aluminum skirted knobs like these:

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The later ones had regular Strat knobs - two are "volume", two are "tone" and one has "master" written on it. When my site comes back online I"ll post a photo of the "master" knob that I got last year in a parts deal.
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Re: Lovely Starcaster Photos

Post by mezcalhead » Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:20 am

Mine's got those aluminium knobs .. so you mean when you see them with the black Strat knobs it's actually an original feature? I just assumed it was something that people liked to mod in the 80s.
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Re: Lovely Starcaster Photos

Post by Naturality » Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:51 pm

I hate that new Starcaster brand by Fender coming up whenever I search for the good ones,.

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Re: Lovely Starcaster Photos

Post by mjet » Tue Jan 09, 2007 2:36 pm

mezcalhead wrote: Mine's got those aluminium knobs .. so you mean when you see them with the black Strat knobs it's actually an original feature? I just assumed it was something that people liked to mod in the 80s.
I think the later models (last year or maybe even less) had the Strat knobs - at least that's what I was led to believe.

Here is a shot of the Strat-type "Master" knob. I wish I could get a "Servant" knob made up.  ;)

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Re: Lovely Starcaster Photos

Post by mjet » Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:02 am

Naturality wrote: I hate that new Starcaster brand by Fender coming up whenever I search for the good ones,.
Agreed.  >:( 

If someone was to get hugely famous with a vintage Starcaster that would make them want to reissue them, they'd be screwed. At least they could have called it the "Startercaster" or something.
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Re: Lovely Starcaster Photos

Post by idiotbear » Wed Jan 10, 2007 5:25 am

Well, two chart-humping mega-bands now use them, as discussed (Radiohead and The Killers), so it's only a matter of time (and maybe two or three more famous Starcaster players) before they have to at least reissue a signature model. Or so you'd think.

A CIJ Starcaster would be a fine thing.

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Re: Lovely Starcaster Photos

Post by Naturality » Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:03 pm

idiotbear wrote: A CIJ Starcaster would be a fine thing.
Agreed, if only there was some way to get these suggestions to Fender....
We could get a petition going and then they'd most likely re-issue it. Gibson make Signature models at the drop of the hat which is possibly the best thing they do.

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Re: Lovely Starcaster Photos

Post by mezcalhead » Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:20 pm

Naturality wrote: We could get a petition going and then they'd most likely re-issue it.
If Fender ever listened to petitions there'd be all sorts of cool stuff out there.
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Re: Lovely Starcaster Photos

Post by Naturality » Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:25 pm

Yeah, stuff that's not just strats and teles

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Re: Lovely Starcaster Photos

Post by Mr M » Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:59 am

i just realized yesterday how much the new Gibson Vegas looks like a starcaster! but it's not sadly!

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Re: Lovely Starcaster Photos

Post by Naturality » Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:01 am

Yeah, I thought that too when I first saw it! I  can only wish it was a Starcaster.

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Re: Lovely Starcaster Photos

Post by Mr M » Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:02 am

Naturality wrote: Yeah, I thought that too when I first saw it! I  can only wish it was a Starcaster.
me too me too

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Re: Lovely Starcaster Photos

Post by mezcalhead » Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:14 am

Isn't that because the Starcaster itself was partly based on a Gibson model? .. I know it was meant to compete with the ES-335, but I think there was another model it took some cues from as well .. I want to say Trini Lopez .. ?
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