Any love for the Comanche?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Chino, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. Chino

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    G&L’s Superstrat! Stumbled upon a video and she spoke to me like no guitar has in a long time. I’m buying one! This one, to be precise:
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    I covet one.
    I want a rosewood board hardtail in honeyburst.
    I’m on the lookout.
     
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    I’m a maple fan, myself. Especially since the guitar is so bass heavy. On the other hand, this sounds sooo good...

     
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    I remember those!
    Is the concept of the offset pick up to reduce hum?
    Kind of like Fralin split rail.
    Except taken to the extreme.
     
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    It must be a real pita trying to find a new pickguard for one.
    Cool looking guitar though and sounds nice in that video above.
     
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    Yeah, this was Leo Fender’s design for noiseless pickups. Comanches are still very much around. Different body style than the originals, much more Strat like. I just ordered mine. :)
     
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    A real pita? As in pita bread? Lol. I suppose you can just contact G&L or have WD make you one.
     
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    True, or i guess you could buy a blank and trace the existing one.
    That burst looks nice in the first pic.
     
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    Yup, then send it to WD. I just did that with my Levinson Blade “Strat” pick guard.

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    Clean? Can't beat'em.

    My complaint, they're so dial-able it's like having a parametric EQ under your fingers and when ya turn the amp up a bit it's hard finding the right amount of warmth versus bass versus high end.

    There was the Tele version with the same pickups at a pawn shop out here but, sadly, given the condition it was in they were asking mint price and wouldn't budge.
     
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    I play mostly clean, at home, at low volume these days and you’re right, they are gorgeous clean. I’ve seen the Tele version; really cool, but not as many switching options, right?
     
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    A pal got a brand new Comanche a few years ago and asked me to take a look at it because he was having string buzz issues. I've worked on G&Ls before, but this was the first one I'd seen that had flat string grooves in the saddles, like they were designed to buzz. It was goofy as hell. There was nothing I could do, other than replace the saddles with something aftermarket. My pal decided it wasn't worth the hassle and he returned it. I hope this was a one-off problem or something that was short-lived and they fixed the issue. The saddles were a poor design.
     
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    Wow was it a G&L Tribute, or USA? I’ve heard the Tributes have quality control issues. Seems like everybody would be returning them if they were all like that. Also, the place I bought them from sets them up, so surely they’d notice that...I hope!
     
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    Where did this come from? No way the string spacing is 1-10/16" when the nut is 1-11/16". Usually more like 1-7/16". Weird if G&L got that wrong.
     
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    I’d been ogling a tribute forever. Local GC had an American I tried out. Same pups and they were awesome!! Ended up filling my Strat-hole with a Schecter. Third awesome Schecter in a row!
     
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    Hmm I hadn’t really noticed that. Must be wrong. I think. I hope.
     
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    Wow same USA made pups in the Tribute? Usually, guitars like PRS SE, etc have pickups that are made in the guitar’s country of origin. I’ve heard nothing but good things about Schecters.
     
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