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Electron

Nullius in verba!

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Jun 19th, 2014 03:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I got a Squier mini Strat, raised the action with a new bone nut, and slapped on some super heavy strings. I have a couple lap steels, this puts them in the shade!

It's a monster

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Jun 20th, 2014 10:19 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've been using "Pinkie" my pink mini Strat for a lap steel for a few weeks. I even picked up a bone nut for it but haven't installed it yet.

You've got me motivated to swap the nut and try your rewiring schematic. I agree--even with the stock layout the mini just kills for lap steel.

Electron

Nullius in verba!

Nietzsche is my copilot
Jun 20th, 2014 03:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The scale length is just right for lap steel. Having 5 pickup selections, 2 of them humbucking, puts it over the top.

I had a dream about a month ago of using a white mini Strat for slide. I've never seen a white one, but checked Amazon anyway, and struck gold with this sunburst. When did these start?

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Jun 20th, 2014 06:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

They've been out since the mid-90s, if I correctly recall.

That is genius--using these little Strats for lap steel. The string separation might be a little close for a seasoned picker, but if you're used to doing banjo rolls on a standard Strat, then this is a great option for a lap steel.


Electron

Nullius in verba!

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Jun 21st, 2014 08:14 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I got my nephew a black mini Strat a couple years ago, no bursts at that time. These sunbursts must be something new.

It's also much lighter than the red one I got my wife, which feels like concrete. The 12th fret dots are more centered, hers are between the outer strings.

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Jun 24th, 2014 08:42 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"It's also much lighter than the red one I got my wife, which feels like concrete."

"Pinkie" is a bit hefty too. I wonder if the body on your 'burst is pawlonia as used in the recent sunburst Squier Bullet Strats.

Electron

Nullius in verba!

Nietzsche is my copilot
Jun 26th, 2014 03:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The grain reminds me of mahogany, though not that color. Pawlonia is something new to me.

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