If I get a strat

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Bluego1, Dec 22, 2018.

  1. LOSTVENTURE

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    Since you are expressing a bit of uncertainty, spend as little as possible. The used market would really be the place to start. But to be sure you're getting the "Strat sound", Id go with either Fender or Squier.
     
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    You’re right. I love the Pacifica. It’s more that I want an sss configuration for the collection. Sort of a true strat. I’ve obviously got some super strats already (the Dean, the Dinky, even the Pacifica).
     
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    I don’t know the price of the Squier he has shown but my 2011 Texas Special American Standard sold for a little under a grand. I would think that is well above the Squier. It was a very nice guitar.
     
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    If you have access to a fret tech, a $100 fret level job can make any guitar play like a $1000 guitar. I find I like the chunkier necks found on other brands than the too-skinny Squier Strats. I have a Spectrum branded one that plays and sounds as good as the MIMs in the fleet, I bought it for $35 used.

    You could track down a loaded Pacifica SSS pickguard and swap. Or build a custom pickguard if they don't.
     
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    My Player series and CP 60s Strats are VERY close to my Am Pro, and much better than my Squier CV 60s one IMO. Play as many as you can to decide which one wants to go home with you.
     
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    I bought my one and only Stratocaster (3TS/Maple neck/hardtail) from Andertons, in Reading Berks, in 1980. I still have it but find it a bit on the heavy side nowadays.
     
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    Squier CV would be my pick, in fact it was and still exists among my herd. For the money they cannot be beat. Excellent guitars.
     
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    I’m partial to the Sherwood green.
     
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    The goopy poly on the CV neck is like a skin magnet.
     
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    I'd spend less and go initially with the CV; but man, that Buttercream is a beauty.
     
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    Hah :D Just after posting I realized I'll be hijacking the thread...
     
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    Ya know, I’ve had the surf green in my Sweetwater cart on more than one occasion because I absolutely love the look of it. I’ve been too scared of that tiny radius to buy it without trying it. I finally found one over at Hoffman in Spokane recently so I guess I’ll run over there some day soon to sample it.
     
  18. Charlie Bernstein

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    Can't imagine why!
     
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    Sounds like someone's saddle screws were too tall. Had that with one Strat type before, all you have to do is trim those screws down or get shorter ones from a supply house/hardware store.
     
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    To quack-test, play it with the switch at the second and fourth positions.
     
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