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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by zippofan, Jun 4, 2020.
I'm head over heels about this guitar, it plays and sounds terrific!
Cool new guitar, but....what is that zippo amp !?
Are you near zippo I’d like to visit the factory someday
Double good gotdamit. In all seriousness these were already on my radar, and walnut is a favorite finish of mine.
Wow wow wow.
Really nice looking guitar.
Congrats, glad you like it!
Congrats... those keep talking to me but I can't justify it. I'll likely move some old stuff and then indulge myself.
The amp is a Peavey Backstage customized for the Zippo Hot Tour contests than ran for a few years back in the mid-2000's. I have a nice Zippo musical instrument brands collection (Fender, Gibson, Ibanez, Zildjian, Marshall, Jackson, Gretsch etc) and was searching on evilBay for Peavey Zippo and the amp came up(!) Got it for $99 from a guy who won it at one of the local competitions. I have a pair of Zippo/Pro Mark drumsticks too.
I am across the state from the factory in Bradford but I have visited. As a collector of pocket knives and Zippos it is a must see. Next time out that way I want to go to Titusville and visit Great Eastern Cutlery, then stop at Zippo again on the way back.
This is a photo of my basement a few years ago before it got taken over more for storage:
That's really cool. As the 3 different lines have different specs, did you go through a decision process with Affinity, Classic Vibe, and Contemporary, or just go straight to the CV?
Wow! Funny, I was looking at some on Reverb the other day but the prices are ridiculous. I didn't know there was a Squier re-issue, and the price is right. I really like Squier stuff, I only have 2 (a '51 in butterscotch, for which a friend of mine has lusted for years, and a limited run HH Tele from GC in metallic orange) but very happy with them. And a walnut version Starcaster would go really well with my walnut 1972 ES-325...
Just wondering what these weigh in at?
A potential deal breaker for me is getting a HS case that fits it, as there doesn't appear to one made for it...
The Sweetwater spec said 7 lbs, 6 oz if I remember right. Supposedly it will fit in an Epi Casino case but I haven't tried mine yet. I'll post when I do and if it fits or not.
I went straight for the walnut CV, it was the one that caught my eye first. I like the tone of my Squier VM 72 Thinline WRHB pickups, I figured these would be similar and they are. They have a lot of chime and bite, and the neck pickup sounds awesome, no mud.
One important note is the Squier Starcasters are semi-hollow, while the 70s Fenders are hollowbody.
I may end up getting a Squier Starcaster myself as I don't currently own a semi, but I sure wish I could afford a 70s version.
I use a generic ES type HSC for mine. Not the best but fits in thight.
Congrats! These look great and the reviews rate them highly too especially the CV version.
Shame they only come with a maple FB, I wonder would a Strat neck fit?
Lots of players trash them, but I absolutely love the reissue WRHB pickups.
The original Starcaster was also semi-hollow. It had through-body string anchors and a unique six saddle bridge instead of the TOM set up on the later Fender Classic Player and Squier line up.
Me too, I think they sound great. Nothing like any other humbuckers I have (admittedly not many), more hi-fi, single coil-ish tone. The neck pickup rocks, and I usually don't like most neck pickups.
I stand corrected.
Oh, I like that.