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  1. Mekhem

    Lace Sensor Gold, Lace or Fender

    OK - So What are the changes to the LACE over the years?
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    Brutal American Vintage Jazzmaster II review

    Set up issues I would highly suspect.
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    Clapton's Strat Is NOT a Normal Stratocaster!

    This thread went sideways in a hot second.... Anyway - LS Golds are nice pickups and the EC strat setup with the mid-boost and TBX is a very flexible set up. Pretty sure its not a "Secret Weapon" though...
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    Anyone have this Fender Parallel Universe Meteora Guitar?

    I had one from this release. Great sounding and great balance. Looked awesome - I think they need to release the Meteora in this format again - but.... I did not like the neck carve. Because of this model - I am a big fan of the Meteora body shape but not of their recent releases of it.
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    Brutal American Vintage Jazzmaster II review

    Yeah - I saw this last week and it pretty much affirms what the initial impressions/reviews/posts have said about the AVII Jazzmasters - and AVII line in general... Which is very disappointing. I have mentioned many times that the PV/AV guitars that I purchased were almost custom shop quality...
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    Oh yeah - every version since the original. Been out of the loop - is 7 coming soon?
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    Interesting article (Reverb vs Sweetwater) new re-sale area

    Yeah - I think its interesting that SW is doing this. Definately a way to get people to have sweetwater bucks that can only be spent at....Sweetwater.
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    Keep seeing the same guitars for sale...why aren't they selling?

    Ehh - I think this is a variation of a conversation that happens a lot (Market/CL/GAS/People getting crusty over pricing) and happening frequently nowadays. IMHO the simple answer is that for most people - Music gear is not a life/professional necessity. Its easy to buy or finance when...
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    Floating the stratocaster bridge is GREAT, until....

    Same - It just makes things less frustrating. Also this - This is a great way to do it.
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    American Vintage II period C neck profiles

    Wait... What? They publish that for some of thier models dont they?
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    Fender Custom Shop neck most like a Gibson Les Paul Junior

    69 U is usually around there - but "U" not "D". They have a 59 profile that is "D" shaped but I am not sure what the usual specs are. I generally assume that the gibson 50's is around .9 to 1.0
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    Ever regretted a CS purchase?

    I had a strat a few years ago that was just 'meh'. It looked great - but just wasn't a comfortable neck for me to play. Sounded good though. I didnt 'regret' it per se... I just didnt like it much. I have a CS Tele, Strat, and Jazzmaster currently (all pre-pandemic... when you could get...
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    American Vintage II period C neck profiles

    Interesting - I wonder if the 77 is the same carve as the 72? I have always liked the Look of the 70's deluxe's. Probably from seeing punk bands, well mostly faux punk bands, in the 80's. That said - and a complete aside - I have never really gotten along with the 4 knob control layout in...
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    American Vintage II period C neck profiles

    Reference: I enjoy the fender early 60's C (+/-.8 to +/- .95). I was able to spend about 30 minutes with a AVII 72 Thinline and it felt a bit larger that from frets 1-7 and about the same through the rest of the neck maybe a little thinner. (If my life depended on a guess - .82-.92 or...
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    Compressor pedals ? What do you use?

    Keeley GC-2
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    First generation Joe Strummer Telecaster (2007-2009)

    Really - Thats weird. I am trying to remember but I dont think it ever felt like something would bubble.... The finish on the one i had felt super smooth. I could 'see' layers of paint but couldn't 'feel' the layers if that makes sense RE: Template - There was very little variance in the V1...
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    First generation Joe Strummer Telecaster (2007-2009)

    Bummer that its gone - But I had a first generation and - i didn't know it at the time - but that one was d*mn near the best tele I ever had. Great 60's neck and whatever the finish is/was it was amazing (absolutely NOT a wrap) but obviously a template of somekind. A really great player...
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    A few questions about the "Fender Classic Series Wood Strat/Tele Limited-Edition Case"

    RE: 1 - Never had that on any of the G&G cases or the 2 classic cases that i had - but i think its weird. 2. The top pad may need to break in a bit. As long as the top lid lines up ok with the bottom its ok. However sometimes if the case gets knocked around then the hinges can get wonky...
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    StewMac shim angle for bottomed out bridge

    I like the Stew Mac shime - even at the eye watering price. They solve a lot of problems.
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    iOS 16

    IOS Battery drain issues on "Non-current" apple devices has been a common issue with every major release of IOS. As has issues with bluetooth connectivity/devices It has happened to me on the release of IOS 12, 13, 14, but weirdly not 15.... (Iphone 8, 10, 12 depending on release date) Apple...
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    Called Wildwood-Bad News

    I would guess that if wildwood got cut off - daves will get cut off once the orders are filled. For the 62 versions anyway. To Me - Nitro fells better where I touch the guitar. It may not sound better/wear better/make me a better player but a nice nitro neck certainly feels better. Also -...
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    What Trick Have You Found That Makes A Guitar Play Better Without Serious Mods?

    +1 for a good set up - including pickup height. Also - +1 for guitar volume down and amp volume at 10 (or 11). I always take the tone down a smidge.
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    American Vintage II - coming October

    Yeah - Thats been there since september - but if you click on that link it takes you to the Fender Site with no information
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    A CS 59 vs CS 62

    Yeah - Oddley I think both 59 and 62 are kind of transition years: 59 Maple> slab Rosewood and profiles D to C - a couple versions of C actually. 62 Slab Rosewood to "round Laminate" rosewood with a slimmer C than 59's. I think that when it comes to modern Fender USA/FCS - 62=slab rosewood
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    A CS 59 vs CS 62

    In my case - Based on owning a Fender USA 52 Tele I knew i did not like playing the big 50's style maple necks so when I had chances to look at and play FCS guitars I just gravitated to the 60 style and played those. The ones that I ended up buying ae the ones that felt good to play and...