NGD - MIM Strat

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by crumjack, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. crumjack

    crumjack TDPRI Member

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    Went into Sam Ash to try out a Classic 50s Strat last night. They had this wonderful sea foam pearl Strat on the used wall. It’s near perfect and sounds great! For the price, I couldn’t pass it up!
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  2. backporchmusic

    backporchmusic Friend of Leo's

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    Nice!
     
  3. MrGibbly

    MrGibbly Tele-Afflicted

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    Fantastic! That’s pretty much my favorite color combination on a Strat...it’s what my American Special was. Lovely. Great score. Hope it plays as sweet as it looks. Enjoy it!
     
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    Congratulations, looks like a keeper!
    I just got a new guitar from Sam Ash in San Antonio.
    It’s an Epiphone Johnny A model.
     
  5. Lake Placid Blue

    Lake Placid Blue Poster Extraordinaire

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    MIM Strats are a lot of guitar for the money. I hope you enjoy yours as much as I enjoy mine.
     
  6. Lonn

    Lonn Friend of Leo's

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    That's a GC exclusive model, I've been lusting after one.
     
  7. crumjack

    crumjack TDPRI Member

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    Yeah, I ran the serial number and saw it’s only a year old. Kinda like the old days of buying a year old used car and avoiding the first 20% of depreciation.
     
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    crumjack TDPRI Member

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    I am enjoying the tones but it does feel like these pickups are “less hot” than my MIM tele. This is my first strat. Is this typical or just in my head?
     
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    Congratulations. Which model did you get? I could comment more about the pickups, if I knew what they were. If that is a FSR Standard, they came with ceramic pickups. Your pickups look to be staggered. With them being low output, they could have upgraded to 57/62 pickups. It might be an even better deal, than you thought.

    I've got a Surf Green Classic 50, that might be the best Strat that I've ever owned. I only say might, because I'm still not sure how I feel about the vintage neck. Yes, the pickups are very bright and very low output, but they sound good. I moved the second tone control to the bridge pickup, and tied the neck and middle pickups to the first tone control. This helped with the brightness, but I still need to adjust the EQ on my amp for this guitar.

    The only guitar that I like better, is my FSR Seafoam Green Special, with my favorite Fender neck, from a MIM Blacktop. My Seafoam Green Metallic, looks muck darker than your's. I think that I like your's better.

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    Welcome to the club! I got mine new about 6 months ago. I played it on a Friday, couldn't stop thinking about it, then came back in the next day and bought it. It just played and felt right, I just had to have it. I ended up putting a new Warmoth neck and some Brandonwound Mid Scoop Sallys in it, and it sounds as good as any Strat I've ever had.

    Some people think these limited special run MIM guitars get the special treatment at the factory, I'm inclined to believe it because this guitar seems to punch way above its weight class.

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  11. crumjack

    crumjack TDPRI Member

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    Consensus is that it is this model. The specs don’t say much about the pickups though.


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  12. idjster

    idjster VERY grateful member Silver Supporter

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    Congratulations! I've never had a MIM Strat myself, but I've heard others speak well of theirs and I've certainly had a couple of MIM Teles that I've been known to rave about. Nice score!
     
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    If the pole pieces aren't flat, you can figure that some put over another $100 into pickups. Low output pickups don't come cheap.
     
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    Nice! Love the color. I recently got a sunburst MIM from Adorama.
     
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    ...and you didn't come by the house and let me play it on your way back to Austin? ;)
     
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