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stratcowboy
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Aug 29th, 2017 09:14 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah...kind of a boring color combo. But if it sounds good and plays well...well...then you got the guitar you want/need and it won't matter.

Viera
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Aug 29th, 2017 09:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

^ You got that right although I probably would have passed on Antigua. ;-)

5Strats
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GospelBilly!
Aug 30th, 2017 05:18 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Very cool, congrats on the score.

I've never owned a hardtail, but I should because most of my Strats (all 4 American Dlx Strats) are set up so that the trem block doesn't move. I moved to this set up while playing in an alt country rock band because it's needed for faux pedal steel licks.

HeavyDuty
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Not very bright but does lack ambition
Aug 30th, 2017 06:13 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Very nice! It's calling out for a single ply black PG, though. ;-)

Viera
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Aug 30th, 2017 06:39 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks guys.

5Strats - I got it to more easily go between alternate tunings and because I no longer own a Tele. It could come in handy if I ever get off my butt and get in a band. It won't be replacing my set to float 50th Anni American Series Strat however.

HeavyDuty - You read my mind.




Danny Nader

usa

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Aug 30th, 2017 01:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think it looks fantastic. I wouldn't change a thing. Clapton had no problem w/ a guitar that looked like this.

JAFO
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I detect the El Supremo
Aug 30th, 2017 02:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Great looking ax, Viera. Nice score. I bet it really comes to life played through your Merc.

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Aug 30th, 2017 03:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That is a great-looking Strat as is!

Nice.

reverend mikey
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Aug 30th, 2017 05:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah - I was thinking "classic Clapton" and a classic Fender look...

...if you're gonna change it, I'd go with a tortoise guard... or just a mint or off-white/cream-ish one...

Viera
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Aug 30th, 2017 07:57 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks all. I won't be changing anything out anytime soon. The "Blackie" look might just grow on me in time.

I could see swapping the pups eventually. It's a little bit mid-scooped. The pups are non-staggered which might be part of that equation.

JAFO - I gave it a good workout through the Merc yesterday. What a fun amp! It sounded great, well except for all my clams. :)

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Aug 31st, 2017 12:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I once replaced the plastics on a black/white Strap with parchment...it gave it a much cooler look IMHO. Subtly different, but definitely different.

Charente
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Sep 4th, 2017 06:26 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Mint scratchplate works great with black and maple.

Viera
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Sep 4th, 2017 12:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah, I'd go either mint or parchment per mfitz804. My other 2 Strats have parchment, which I really like.

stratcowboy
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Sep 4th, 2017 02:05 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Actually...one of those anodized gold-tone pickguards would probably look cool, too.

jay1vinton

Hawaii, USA

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Oct 11th, 2017 04:57 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

While not a hardtail, it's basically the same guitar I own. Black with maple WAS a consideration of mine when I bought it, it was what I wanted.

Now, 23 yrs later, it's aged to parchment white guard and knobs and is returned to favorite Strat status with some much needed work.

gort9

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Oct 11th, 2017 07:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I wouldn't change a thing either. Friend of mine had a '71 that looked a lot like that. Sharp.

Viera
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Oct 11th, 2017 08:52 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm planning on keeping it as is, at least for now. Of course I could change my mind tomorrow. :)

BF66Prince

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Oct 12th, 2017 04:40 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nice guitar Viera.

I'm partial to Fender Strats, as I own 14 of them.

If you're considering a change you might look into a tort pickguard.

Here's a pic of my '89 Fender Strat Plus

'89 Fender Strat Plus Black w/ Tort pickguard

Viera
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Oct 12th, 2017 06:27 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I like it BF66Prince.

BF66Prince

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Oct 12th, 2017 04:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thx Viera!!!


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