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Jazzy Fender/Squier Partscaster (Strat)

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Little Jay, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. Little Jay

    Little Jay Tele-Meister

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    Jul 20, 2009
    The Netherlands
    My latest project was to assemble some Strat parts I had laying around. I wanted a ‘jazzy’ Strat: darker, fat clean to, suitable for more jazzy stuff byt also still funkin’ it up when it needs to....

    I had a sunburst body laying around (could be a Squier body as well) and stumbled upon a Squier neck with the big headstock. So the idea of a 70s-vibes Strat capable of doing some jazz was born. A challenge since I don’t like Strats for jazz at all! I play a 1950 ES-125 or a Gibson ES-333 for that... but I think I managed!

    For me the trick was using a .1uF tone cap (like Fender did from ‘54-‘62 as well) and stringing it with heavier flatwounds (.011). The rosewood fingerboards helps too I guesss! Neck and bridge pickups are Custom Shop 54s, bridge is an 80ies Fernandes ‘grey bottom’.

    Here’s the result:
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    And this is what she sounds like:





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  2. TigerG

    TigerG Tele-Holic

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    Aug 14, 2015
    Nashville
    I like! That's pretty!
     
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  3. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
  4. Little Jay

    Little Jay Tele-Meister

    391
    Jul 20, 2009
    The Netherlands
    It sounds great on my old Framus amp! As if they were meant for eachother....


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