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I pulled the trigger... #2967808 01/08/19 11:10 PM
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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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Nice, that creamy white looks great.

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Congrats Picker! Looks Sweeeeet! Let us know how you like the reverse slanted bridge pup? cool


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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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Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: picker] #2967854 01/09/19 03:36 AM
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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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Oh my, that looks hotter than heat itself.
Bet there`s some good sounds waiting to be made!


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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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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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Have fun with the new ax picker. May you have many moments of pure playing bliss with the new acquisition.


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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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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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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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@ 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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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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Yes, the SRV Strat is a righty with the whammy on top... cool


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Add me 2 the list of congratulators !
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Looks awesome!


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Originally Posted By: Bluesape
Looks awesome!


Just needs some shoe-polish on that fretboard... ! grin wink


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Congrats. looks cool and I bet plays smooth. Jim

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Originally Posted By: d



Wow I remember that tune, it is the first time I have heard it in years and years, that white boy could play.....And sing......

I had that album and several others by Johnny Winter, and played them till they wore out (I think).


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John Dawson Winter 3, the Double-White Boy....
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Originally Posted By: d
John Dawson Winter 3, the Double-White Boy....
[purty sure PMan won't hate me long fer breakin' in on his thread ]


AWWWW GAAWWD!!!! I HAYYYYTE YOOOOOUU!!!!! mad mad mad mad mad taz hitt bang


Well, not really. But who could pass up an opportunity like that? wave twothumbs wacko


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PULLING MY OWN TRIGGER
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You made it CRYSTAL that you were kidding Picker. Don't really know what might have brought about that diatribe, but some are just too( and by their own design) hard to figure. idk

Can't be sore at anyone who'd post the ENTIRE "Second Winter" LP. w00t
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Congrats! This looks sweet. I love the jumbo reverse headstock.


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Originally Posted By: timtheshredder
Congrats! This looks sweet. I love the jumbo reverse headstock.


Yeah, I used to dislike the big headstocks on the CBS era models, but I kinda like them now, especially the reverse one on mine.


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Congrats! This looks sweet. I love the jumbo reverse headstock.


Yeah, I used to dislike the big headstocks on the CBS era models, but I kinda like them now, especially the reverse one on mine.


In theory, more mass adds to sustain.


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Originally Posted By: Winston Psmith
In theory, more mass adds to sustain.


Yeah, that was in my mind. I wonder how much mass is added by the larger headstock profile...


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Hah, not meaning to rain on anyone's parade, but it reminds me of grocery trips when people keep asking the clerks which is the sweetest and I'm of course trying to achieve the opposite (for health AND for taste).

With guitars, and most instruments (drums and percussion especially), there is no such thing to my ears as "too dry", and I'm often mystified why people want MORE resonance and sustain from things. But maybe this comes from doing so much production work.

On GS, people often say they hate Strats because they're the one guitar that doesn't have sustain. But that's why even though it's the player not the instrument, I was disappointed by Nile Rodgers when he switched to a Les Paul for his tour with one of those 80's hard rock guys (I forget which one -- maybe Slash?). It changed his sound in a bad way.

Same with reggae, but I've heard clips with P90's that sound great, on LP-type guitars.

Anyway, for those who do want sustain, I think the bigger headstock is probably going to achieve a more versatile sound that still retains the characteristics of a Strat, than switching to humbuckers.


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Originally Posted By: Mark Schmieder
On GS, people often say they hate Strats because they're the one guitar that doesn't have sustain. But that's why even though it's the player not the instrument...


I'll say. Any player with any decent Strat with a comprehensive set-up that complains that their guitar doesn't have sufficient sustain, is a poor workman to blame their tools.


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Actually my Strat lacks sustain but that's b/c I have a deliberately soft set-up (light strings & low action).

While those gtrs lack the inherent sustain of more trad constructions we live in a world where that's so easy to overcome via the wonders of modern tech-know-logicality.

The reality is that, despite even later wonderful designs, the Strat remains the best designed electric gtr.


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Originally Posted By: d

The reality is that, despite even later wonderful designs, the Strat remains the best designed electric gtr.


I don't know, I have never understood Leo's choice to go with two tone controls, and one of them hooked up to the middle pickup, when the bridge p/up really needs one.


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The reality is that, despite even later wonderful designs, the Strat remains the best designed electric gtr.


I don't know, I have never understood Leo's choice to go with two tone controls, and one of them hooked up to the middle pickup, when the bridge p/up really needs one.


I think that at the time, they were putting relatively heavy strings on them, and possibly even flat-wounds, at that? They- Leo and the players he worked closely with- wanted to be able to hit that switch and get a tone with a lot of presence that would project and cut through the band-mix and all noise in crowded clubs and bars, where the guitarist had only his amp, and no PA or monitors...


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there's a video clip link I used to keep handy, of Buddy Guy onstage with a Strat and not a super high gain sound hitting a note and making it sustain for 2 minutes with finger vibrato and sheer Buddy Guy-ness... whenever someone said "Fenders don't sustain" I'd just post that... and some would claim he had a sustainiac or something "he doesn't)...

Now, "sustain" is an overrated quality in electric guitars, anyway. You can't hear it in a band setting unless it's a solo that's boosted which would artificially enhance it. I love my set neck, Gibson-scale guitars... and I'm finding they aren't necessarily a match for most of the gigs I do, that call more for single coil pickups and the extra punch that bolt on neck guitars have...

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Originally Posted By: p90jr
...sheer Buddy Guy-ness...

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Originally Posted By: p90jr
there's a video clip link I used to keep handy, of Buddy Guy onstage with a Strat and not a super high gain sound hitting a note and making it sustain for 2 minutes with finger vibrato and sheer Buddy Guy-ness... whenever someone said "Fenders don't sustain" I'd just post that... and some would claim he had a sustainiac or something "he doesn't)...

Now, "sustain" is an overrated quality in electric guitars, anyway. You can't hear it in a band setting unless it's a solo that's boosted which would artificially enhance it. I love my set neck, Gibson-scale guitars... and I'm finding they aren't necessarily a match for most of the gigs I do, that call more for single coil pickups and the extra punch that bolt on neck guitars have...


A little assist from the amp and speakers can make marvels possible. Subtle use of feedback for sustain and enriching harmonic-overtone content seems to be becoming a vanishing art... I love and live by it.

If anybody plays an electric guitar and complains about a lack of sustain, they may want to consider playing checkers instead.


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That looks just like the Strat I had on extended loan from a friend-a Custom Shop version in this case. Totally fell in love with it.


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Originally Posted By: p90jr
there's a video clip link I used to keep handy, of Buddy Guy onstage with a Strat and not a super high gain sound hitting a note and making it sustain for 2 minutes with finger vibrato and sheer Buddy Guy-ness... whenever someone said "Fenders don't sustain" I'd just post that... and some would claim he had a sustainiac or something


@P90:

I am certain that I posted this story several years ago on this forum. I saw Buddy Guy live in concert and he did that extended sustain of a single note "trick" and the audience exploded!!! I thought to myself "that's his amp doing that".

Some time later, I was playing a Blues gig in a club( At the time, I was trying to emulate the playing style of BG and Otis Rush). I took a solo and thought to myself, "Well, it worked for Buddy Guy". I turned up the distortion on my amp, hit a note, bent into it, added vibrato and the single note sustained forever. The audience exploded. I smiled and took a bow.


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there's a video clip link I used to keep handy, of Buddy Guy onstage with a Strat and not a super high gain sound hitting a note and making it sustain for 2 minutes with finger vibrato and sheer Buddy Guy-ness... whenever someone said "Fenders don't sustain" I'd just post that... and some would claim he had a sustainiac or something


@P90:

I am certain that I posted this story several years ago on this forum. I saw Buddy Guy live in concert and he did that extended sustain of a single note "trick" and the audience exploded!!! I thought to myself "that's his amp doing that".

Some time later, I was playing a Blues gig in a club( At the time, I was trying to emulate the playing style of BG and Otis Rush). I took a solo and thought to myself, "Well, it worked for Buddy Guy". I turned up the distortion on my amp, hit a note, bent into it, added vibrato and the single note sustained forever. The audience exploded. I smiled and took a bow.


wave THAT'S what I'm talkin' 'bout! It's not just a 'trick', that can sound really good. Plus, there's often some really sweet harmonic-overtone(s) added that enriches the note(s), effectively introduces harmony, and pleases the ear. People recognize the sounds from classic records from over the years, as well.


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Originally Posted By: Mark Schmieder
On GS, people often say they hate Strats because they're the one guitar that doesn't have sustain.


To which I would just reply, "Jeff Beck".


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Originally Posted By: Scott Fraser
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On GS, people often say they hate Strats because they're the one guitar that doesn't have sustain.


To which I would just reply, "Jeff Beck".



wave Jimi Hendrix. Eric Clapton. David Gilmour. Stevie Ray Vaughan. Eric Johnson. All known for their anemic, plinky, banjo-like lack of sustain.


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Sorry, never cared for Strat tone. Always sounded kind of "thin" to me.

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+1 Fred. Tele all the way. Or ES series.

re: Jeff Beck. Check out his guitar tech:

https://guitar.com/features/interview-with-steve-prior-jeff-becks-guitar-tech/

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Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: DocPate] #2987245 04/28/19 07:09 PM
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+1 P90, Scott and Caevan...I'm in the Strat Cat Camp and would add a few more to the list like: Buddy Holly, Mark Knopfler, David Gilmour, Bonnie Raitt, Sonny Landreth, Steve Winwood, Robert Cray, Jimmie Vaughan, Ronnie Wood, Dick Dale, Henry Garza, The Shadows, The Ventures, The Beach Boys, etc...Many well known recorded artists have chosen the Strat for their main axe and I think they sustain just fine. Leo had a hit with that iconic guitar... cool


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Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: Larryz] #2987249 04/28/19 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted By: Larryz
Leo had a hit with that iconic guitar... cool


The Strat is pretty much the Levis of electric guitars. A design which really hasn't needed updating nor improving. He got that one right on the first try.


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Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: Scott Fraser] #2987284 04/28/19 11:40 PM
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Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: Larryz] #2987428 04/30/19 08:07 AM
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Sure, the Strat is an iconic design, but being iconic doesn't necessarily translate into a tone everybody likes. OR design either, as there is the "eye of the beholder" factor.

And Larry, didn't The Ventures, for years, play those complimentary eponymous MOSRITE guitars? wink
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Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: whitefang] #2987475 04/30/19 12:19 PM
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From 1958 through 1963 They played Fender guitars. In 1963 they signed a contract to use Mosrite guitars excusively. In 1968 their contract with Mosrite expired and they went back to their beloved Fender guitars.


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