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#2967808 - 01/08/19 06:10 PM I pulled the trigger...
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...on a MIM Hendrix Strat in Olympic White. I have had a yen for a white-on-white strat for a while, and $20 a month for 48 months at no interest was just too tempting.
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#2967815 - 01/08/19 06:31 PM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: picker]
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Nice, that creamy white looks great.

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#2967828 - 01/08/19 07:43 PM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: Lokair]
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Congrats Picker! Looks Sweeeeet! Let us know how you like the reverse slanted bridge pup? cool
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#2967830 - 01/08/19 07:53 PM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: Larryz]
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Although I generally don't like Strats, I like that one. I just has that certain appeal to it.
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#2967854 - 01/08/19 10:36 PM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: picker]
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Con grat u lations, mon frere! I bet you're stoked. I really dig the reverse headstock and pickup array, and the finish, plastic-colors and maple fretboard are all mighty appealing! She's easy on the eyes, and if even half so on the ears and fingers then you've got a really sweet axe there. cool

That's a really good deal, too- tempts me to consider one, as well... !
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#2967865 - 01/09/19 01:30 AM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: picker]
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Oh my, that looks hotter than heat itself.
Bet there`s some good sounds waiting to be made!
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#2967880 - 01/09/19 04:23 AM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: skipclone 1]
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Yep, I have no plans on buying an electric anytime soon, and when I do, not sure which I'd pick, but if I DO choose a Strat, that white 'un did always look good. smile
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#2967891 - 01/09/19 05:36 AM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: whitefang]
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One thing that's a MUST- Dunlop StrapLoks! With a tiny dab of Yomega Brain Lube (thick Teflon gel) in their internal bearing-surfaces. And a rrreally comfy strap. (OK, that was two things... wink grin thu twothumbs )

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#2968004 - 01/09/19 02:21 PM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: Caevan O'Shite]
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Have fun with the new ax picker. May you have many moments of pure playing bliss with the new acquisition.
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#2968026 - 01/09/19 03:52 PM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: desertbluesman]
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Sweet. The position of that bridge pickup is what Leo should've done on the Strat and Tele... and reverse headstocks make the most sense from a physics standpoint...

Jimi swore the trem being upside down was better, too... wonder why they didn't do that?

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#2968056 - 01/09/19 06:27 PM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: p90jr]
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Thanks guys, the only thing I don't like about it is I can't watch myself playing it! grin. So far, she has been played at two local jams, and she sounds great.

I am thinking about straplocks for it. I already have a couple of sets to choose from, but I just didn't want to mess with it yet. Eventually, I think I'd like to change the tone control from the middle pickup to the bridge. I never use it where it is, and being able to back the bite on the bridge p/up would be a plus.
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#2968094 - 01/10/19 04:47 AM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: p90jr]
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Originally Posted By: p90jr
Sweet. The position of that bridge pickup is what Leo should've done on the Strat and Tele... and reverse headstocks make the most sense from a physics standpoint...

Jimi swore the trem being upside down was better, too... wonder why they didn't do that?


Most of us who play "righty"( even us "lefties" who play right handed) are accustomed to the trem bar on the bottom. But a good point made...

Somehow technology might be implemented to make that bar position reversible (done by an in-store tech) for those who might too, prefer it on top. Or at least be able to give it a try. wink
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#2968132 - 01/10/19 07:58 AM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: whitefang]
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@ Fang, The SRV Stratocaster has the upside down lefty whammy bar, so you can try one out at your nearest Fender store...I don't really use the whammy all that much. cool
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#2968449 - 01/12/19 04:16 AM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: Larryz]
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And I don't play "lefty" DESPITE being left-handed, remember? Just like GLEN CAMPBELL, another Southpaw, ALSO didn't play "lefty". wink

So I won't bother to seek one out and try it. But thanks for the info. smile Unless....

You ARE referring to a "righty" guitar with the whammy on top?
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#2968460 - 01/12/19 07:35 AM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: whitefang]
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Yes, the SRV Strat is a righty with the whammy on top... cool
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#2968505 - 01/12/19 11:52 AM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: Larryz]
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Add me 2 the list of congratulators !
I know yer fingers will put that to good justification
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it'z the worker

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#2969193 - 01/15/19 08:44 PM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: d]
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Looks awesome!
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#2969204 - 01/15/19 10:03 PM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: Bluesape]
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Originally Posted By: Bluesape
Looks awesome!


Just needs some shoe-polish on that fretboard... ! grin wink
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#2969396 - Yesterday at 06:40 PM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: Caevan O'Shite]
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Congrats. looks cool and I bet plays smooth. Jim

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