I cant stop playing my Strat!

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by dreamingtele, Oct 12, 2021.

  1. Bill Sheehan

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    Hahahahahahahaha! Made my Tuesday, KF !!
     
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    This Strat is seeing a lot of playing time since I replaced the Vintage Noiseless pickups with a loaded Ultra Luxe pickguard. I love the tones. It’s bright and twangy with a pick and harmonically rich played finger style.
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    Waves are what makes the world go 'round.

    Ride it while you got it!
     
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  5. dreamingtele

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    beautiful strat!

    i dont like maple necks now, but this combo is a win for me!
     
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  6. dreamingtele

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    oh i’m riding it sir!! Im riding it! Hehe
     
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    I have my old '84 '57 AVRI and it sounds great, been playing it more lately. Also screwed together a partscaster with a big fat neck, Bootstrap pickups, and a couple little unobtrusive mods; very versatile. I haven't been playing Strats for a while but they do a certain thing which is pretty cool.
     
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    Nice! For sure that avri is nicer than my am standard!

    i’m interested on getting HSS from Bootstraps. What did you get?
     
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    Its absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!
     
  10. JRapp

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    I have a bunch of Toneriders, a couple sets of the original AVRI pickups rewound by Lindy, and some odd one-off pickups. The Bootstraps are flatpole A2 wound a little hotter. I was going for that more midrangey early 70s thing. Something different, and it worked.
     
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    That's pretty dang close to my Jeff Beck! There's nothing sexier than a white on white Fender with a 'rosewood' neck.

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    Personally I prefer the pick guard to be lighter colored than the body, but that's just more white on whites for you. :) What I actually wanted to ask was: Is that a SD Hot Rails in the Esquire?
     
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    It was a GFS Lil Puncher XL. I played it a good bit but really wanted a more traditional Tele sound and ended up un-Esquire-ing the guitar. I couldn't enjoy it without the twang.

    This is it now, which I call Esquire-ish, purely because the front PU (Lace Sensor Charlie Christian) is white and kinda blends in with the pickguard. Not really - I know. I have a MIM Fender neck with maple fretboard I will put on it in the near future, but I may end up going back to a darker fretboard. It has a GFS Fatbody in the bridge.

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    With a neck pickup ON/OFF switch I can get Tele sounds galore on my '98 American Std.:)

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    And I sure do love me other Strats.;)
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    Thank you sir! yes it is!
     
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    Nice!

    I'm wanting a bit of 60's flavor on the Neck and middle, and then have a 50's low output PAF on the bridge..

    While the stock fat50's sound good on the bridge, Im wanting a bit more meat on the bridge side, enough to do some mean things..

    Im also thinking about putting a Broadcaster tele pickup in the bridge position!
     
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    Beautiful white guitars sir!

    oh yes! if the 2-point trem is good enough for Jeff Beck, it's good enough for me! hehehe..
     
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    Beautiful strats sir..

    the MIM Wine Red color was my favorite color during that run.. I wish Fender did not retire that color on their standard models. it's beautiful!
     
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    i go back and forth......

    oooo im liking my strat...... oooo im liking my tele....... i dont like this about my strat...... i dont like this about my tele....... i like my strat cuz of this...... i like my tele cuz of this...... its like a merry go round.

    They both have their things. i can usually play my tele better and faster. i am more comfortable with a strat. the tele has more beef and sustain. but somehow the strat neck is smoother and clearer and the bridge is angrier.

    i do this same exact dance with my p and j basses.

    its frustrating and fun all at the same time. lol. i could go on about it. lol.
     
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    Snap!

    Cranked marshall & Strat and neck pickup…. Mmmmmm.. hot blues heaven then you get all the funky rhythm stuff too.

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