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Pappy P

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Originally posted by Tedster:

I'd buy whichever spoke to me. (shrug)

If any of those spoke to me, I'd just go check myself in at the local mental hospital.

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Pappy: I have a Bolt+ kit, which is the same thing as the Bolt, but w/ two humbuckers, and rear-routed (no pickguard needed). It play incredibly well. I have two handwound Highorder pickups just put in. Sound great, very smooth. I finished it myself w/ Tung oil, it's all-mahogany. Looks awesome. I already dented it, which is kinda sad. A Fender-lover colleague where I teach at, who plays country and blues/rock on Strats and is a fan of SRV's tried it yesterday and loved the neck/fretwork. He's a traditional type of Fender guy. That tells you. Yeah, the neck is less round than a typical fender, but it's not paper-thin, tendonitis-inducing like some shredder necks of the 80's. It's not your old-type baseball bat Fender thing either.

 

I think if you want to save money, you should go w/ the Carvin Bolt kit. It's really easy to assemble and there's no need for soldering, since the pickuards are preassembled. You can even order it w/ a finish. Supposedly, the AP11's are quieter (less hum) than tyhe typical cheaper Fender pups, so that's a plus. If you want a trem, keep in mind the Wilkinson is maybe higher quality than most Fender trems on guitars in that range.

 

I think my next electric guitar will have to be a 3-single-coil Strat clone, may be either a Bolt kit or something built from Warmoth parts, or maybe even an American Strat. Maybe Kinman pickups, but those are expen$ive.

 

Yes, the American Strat is made in the USA. All Carvin ELECTRIC guitars are made in the USA. Their cheaper acoustics are made in Korea, I think. However, and I think I've mentioned this before: I've seen an American Strat w/ nuts extremely badly slotted, so that the first string get off the slot. Also, w/ horrible uneven fretwork. Every company and maker will make mistakes, but for the money, I think Carvin is a great deal when you compare quality vs. price. Their fretwork is usually just plain awesome.

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IF the range you're considering is from American strat all the way to Cavin Bolt kit, they you shoold also be looking at the G & L Legacy and even the music man strat type (which might be migher priced than the others but I'm not sure), and to throw a monkey wrench into the process you might want to check out the G & L Commanche-- I'd love to but they don't make it lefty.

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Originally posted by musicalhair:

IF the range you're considering is from American strat all the way to Cavin Bolt kit, they you shoold also be looking at the G & L Legacy and even the music man strat type (which might be migher priced than the others but I'm not sure), and to throw a monkey wrench into the process you might want to check out the G & L Commanche-- I'd love to but they don't make it lefty.

+1!!!!

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Originally posted by Pappy P:

Tedster:

 

Is that like the magic talking flute from Puff in Stuff.

 

I hope my guitar has a nice deep voice and not a Flutey sounding voice.

Wow... the Magic Flute from H.R. Puff 'n Stuff.. Haven't thought about that in years! When I was barely out of diapers I watched that, Romper Room and Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood most every day.

 

As for the guitar, I didn't vote. Never played a Carvin Bolt or several of the others, so how can I give an informed opinion? (That's right, I can't. ;) )

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Originally posted by Pappy P:

Thanks for all the input.

 

Lot's of good opinions.

 

Yeah I forgot about G&L and Music Man, more likely my wallet forgot.

 

Neil. You are a very wise man. Your opinions always count! :idea:

 

I say, buy them all! Then you don't have to decide on just one! :thu:

 

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Originally posted by Pappy P:

Dumb Question:

 

Is an American Strat called that because it is made in the USA?

 

Is a US Highway 1 strat made in the US?

Picker is right and yes it is american
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Originally posted by rotosound45:

Yes, Music Man is the stuff. My StingRay bass makes me smile every time I've played it for the last six years.

 

I was thinking today about finding an MM EVH siggy. Those were especially sweet.

http://www.kvinet.com/~prages/GreenieBody.jpg

 

MM's are almost as nice as the wolfgangs like

this one i just scored

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Hey, I got a plain black Mexican Strat on eBay in fine condition for something like $270. I put some WCR handwound pickups on it, and for a total sum of about $500 to 550 I have one of my favorite Strats...and I have a couple of awesome vintage ones at that. The only negative about the Mexican Strat was that the fret ends were sharp. I had to file them down. Otherwise, it's a player's dream, and with the WCR "SR set" handwound pickups, a tone dream as well. I also decked it out with a green "moto" pick guard, and all black knobs. It's a beauty as well.

 

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Originally posted by HardTail:

Originally posted by Pappy P:

Dumb Question:

 

Is an American Strat called that because it is made in the USA?

 

Yes... made in the U.S. by Mexicans.
According to my parents, I was concieved in Mexico, which, you guessed it, means I was Made in Mexico by Americans. Maybe I should buy one. :D
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Originally posted by Darklava:

Originally posted by rotosound45:

Yes, Music Man is the stuff. My StingRay bass makes me smile every time I've played it for the last six years.

 

I was thinking today about finding an MM EVH siggy. Those were especially sweet.

http://www.kvinet.com/~prages/GreenieBody.jpg

 

MM's are almost as nice as the wolfgangs like

this one i just scored

OMG, did you get another Wolfie Darklava?
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