Stratocaster appreciation thread

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Re: Stratocaster appreciation thread

Post by JVG » Tue Feb 13, 2024 1:33 pm

Whenever i see your demo videos, my internal monolog goes something like this:

Oh yeah, that’s nice…i could do that….
Mmm that’s a tasty riff…interesting…..i could probably do that….
Oh what? I don’t think i could do that…..
Holy fuck! How did he do that?
Wow….this is cool…what style is this anyway…..
Shit….i’m hopeless at guitar.


Agree on the pickups - they sound great.

I’m wondering how someone has managed to trash a thick poly finish so much.

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Re: Stratocaster appreciation thread

Post by Kinx » Wed Feb 14, 2024 3:42 am

MKR wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2024 10:13 am
Kinx wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2024 7:21 am

here's my quick demo
your playing is incredible.

I don't think i'll ever muster up the courage to put up a video of me playing after watching that.
Hey, thanks a ton! 😊 But hey, don't let that stop you. We all start somewhere, right? Just share your stuff when you feel it. It's all about having fun. Can't wait to see you jam out too!
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Re: Stratocaster appreciation thread

Post by Kinx » Wed Feb 14, 2024 4:00 am

JVG wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2024 1:33 pm
Whenever i see your demo videos, my internal monolog goes something like this:

Oh yeah, that’s nice…i could do that….
Mmm that’s a tasty riff…interesting…..i could probably do that….
Oh what? I don’t think i could do that…..
Holy fuck! How did he do that?
Wow….this is cool…what style is this anyway…..
Shit….i’m hopeless at guitar.


Agree on the pickups - they sound great.

I’m wondering how someone has managed to trash a thick poly finish so much.
haha thanks :D

I think this look, resulting from an attempt to stop the flaking process, looks really cool.
Check out my band, The Atavists ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG-HZtrljMg

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Re: Stratocaster appreciation thread

Post by SuperAxe » Fri Feb 16, 2024 11:46 pm

Kinx wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2024 7:21 am
I just got this cool worn '77 mocha brown strat in a trade. It came with Fender Hot Noiseless pickups in it - I was never a fan, but I love it! I was really surprised how good they sound and how much it still retains that 70s bite. It's also the lightest 70s strat I've ever had, about 3.7 kg (8 pounds)


this thing is pretty beat, but feels so cool!

here's my quick demo
Nice demo, really dig that bit on the bridge pickup

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Re: Stratocaster appreciation thread

Post by JamesSGBrown » Tue Feb 20, 2024 3:00 pm

After selling my AV65 Strat for the 2nd time to buy a new interface... I am now getting it back AGAIN.
There's just something about it- it feels more sophisticated than my offsets and Tele. It's a perfect weight, it's aged beautifully. You never see the AV65's in the UK and I just couldn't bare the thought of someone else buying it haha. So it'll take a few months to pay for it, but I'm looking forward to actually giving it some proper attention.

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Re: Stratocaster appreciation thread

Post by MattK » Tue Feb 20, 2024 3:45 pm

JVG wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2024 1:33 pm
I’m wondering how someone has managed to trash a thick poly finish so much.
Late 70s Fender finishes are unbelievably poor. I once cleaned a black 78 Musicmaster with ordinary alcohol and had to stop because I realised the finish was softening and beginning to wipe off.

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Re: Stratocaster appreciation thread

Post by marqueemoon » Tue Feb 20, 2024 6:07 pm

JamesSGBrown wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2024 3:00 pm
After selling my AV65 Strat for the 2nd time to buy a new interface... I am now getting it back AGAIN.
There's just something about it- it feels more sophisticated than my offsets and Tele. It's a perfect weight, it's aged beautifully. You never see the AV65's in the UK and I just couldn't bare the thought of someone else buying it haha. So it'll take a few months to pay for it, but I'm looking forward to actually giving it some proper attention.
Sometimes you have to do what you have to do, but my personal rule of thumb is to never sell an appreciating piece of gear to buy a depreciating one.

I’d like to upgrade my interface soonish, but it’s going to involve selling a lot of smaller stuff which I’m not really looking forward to. The having less clutter part sounds good though.

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Re: Stratocaster appreciation thread

Post by JamesSGBrown » Wed Feb 21, 2024 12:12 am

marqueemoon wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2024 6:07 pm
JamesSGBrown wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2024 3:00 pm
After selling my AV65 Strat for the 2nd time to buy a new interface... I am now getting it back AGAIN.
There's just something about it- it feels more sophisticated than my offsets and Tele. It's a perfect weight, it's aged beautifully. You never see the AV65's in the UK and I just couldn't bare the thought of someone else buying it haha. So it'll take a few months to pay for it, but I'm looking forward to actually giving it some proper attention.
Sometimes you have to do what you have to do, but my personal rule of thumb is to never sell an appreciating piece of gear to buy a depreciating one.

I’d like to upgrade my interface soonish, but it’s going to involve selling a lot of smaller stuff which I’m not really looking forward to. The having less clutter part sounds good though.

That’s actually a very good point, and also further justifies why I need the Strat back 😂

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Re: Stratocaster appreciation thread

Post by Kinx » Fri Feb 23, 2024 4:54 am

Kinx wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2024 7:21 am

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this thing is pretty beat, but feels so cool!

I recorded a more thorough demo showcasing the noiseless pickups - I think they get some undeserved flak, since they sound pretty cool.

here's the demo, It's divided by sections for easier navigation
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Re: Stratocaster appreciation thread

Post by sal paradise » Fri Feb 23, 2024 5:33 am

Kinx wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2024 4:54 am


I recorded a more thorough demo showcasing the noiseless pickups - I think they get some undeserved flak, since they sound pretty cool.

here's the demo, It's divided by sections for easier navigation
There's no sound for me?
I have nothing to offer anybody, except my own confusion?

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Re: Stratocaster appreciation thread

Post by luau » Fri Feb 23, 2024 6:19 am

sal paradise wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2024 5:33 am
Kinx wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2024 4:54 am


I recorded a more thorough demo showcasing the noiseless pickups - I think they get some undeserved flak, since they sound pretty cool.

here's the demo, It's divided by sections for easier navigation
There's no sound for me?
Not sure what you expected from noiseless pickups. Sorry. Seems fine for me.

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Re: Stratocaster appreciation thread

Post by hulakatt » Fri Feb 23, 2024 1:25 pm

luau wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2024 6:19 am
sal paradise wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2024 5:33 am
Kinx wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2024 4:54 am


I recorded a more thorough demo showcasing the noiseless pickups - I think they get some undeserved flak, since they sound pretty cool.

here's the demo, It's divided by sections for easier navigation
There's no sound for me?
Not sure what you expected from noiseless pickups. Sorry. Seems fine for me.
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Re: Stratocaster appreciation thread

Post by Arthon » Fri Mar 01, 2024 5:13 am

Hey.

I said in another thread that I have difficulty to bound with Strats, but ever since, I was hunting for another one. I bought 3 days ago a FSR Professionnal ii Strat. It have an ahs body, roasted maple neck (really like the neck on this one) and custom shop texas special pickups that I prefer to V-Mod. Great guitar, except the weight... It's a 8,6 lbs. It seems heavy for a Strat. Normally, I fancy light guitar. Do you think it's to heavy for a Strat; is it a return candidate?

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Re: Stratocaster appreciation thread

Post by Jonesie » Fri Mar 01, 2024 7:24 am

Arthon wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2024 5:13 am
Hey.

I said in another thread that I have difficulty to bound with Strats, but ever since, I was hunting for another one. I bought 3 days ago a FSR Professionnal ii Strat. It have an ahs body, roasted maple neck (really like the neck on this one) and custom shop texas special pickups that I prefer to V-Mod. Great guitar, except the weight... It's a 8,6 lbs. It seems heavy for a Strat. Normally, I fancy light guitar. Do you think it's to heavy for a Strat; is it a return candidate?

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My last strat was an Ash American Standard and it too was heavy. Ash ain't light. I also just didn't love the guitar in general, it was very very bright, even after I put in some hotter pickups to replace the stock Fat 50s.

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Re: Stratocaster appreciation thread

Post by Arthon » Fri Mar 01, 2024 8:10 am

Jonesie wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2024 7:24 am
Arthon wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2024 5:13 am
Hey.

I said in another thread that I have difficulty to bound with Strats, but ever since, I was hunting for another one. I bought 3 days ago a FSR Professionnal ii Strat. It have an ahs body, roasted maple neck (really like the neck on this one) and custom shop texas special pickups that I prefer to V-Mod. Great guitar, except the weight... It's a 8,6 lbs. It seems heavy for a Strat. Normally, I fancy light guitar. Do you think it's to heavy for a Strat; is it a return candidate?
My last strat was an Ash American Standard and it too was heavy. Ash ain't light. I also just didn't love the guitar in general, it was very very bright, even after I put in some hotter pickups to replace the stock Fat 50s.
I have a CS Ash Tele that is very light. I had a CS Ash Strat that was fairly light also. But I think the CS still use Swamp Ash while Fender must be using a heavier type of Ash. I went to another shop that have the exact same guitar; it is 8,2 lbs.
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