FDP Forum / Starcaster nice...no master volume? Dealbreaker./ 6 messages in thread.

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Austin TX

Gain is my co-pilot...
Sep 5th, 2013 09:53 PM        

I owned a Starcaster back in the late 70's, I really liked that guitar but in lean times it had to go. Now Fender brings it back but without the one thing that made it a better choice than a 335 for me - a master volume control. Pity.

Steve Dallman

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Merrill, Wisconsin

Age is just a number...mine is big
Dec 2nd, 2013 03:37 PM        

So add one.


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olde New England

If you can't play good, play loud
Mar 23rd, 2015 11:55 AM        

From what I understand, the original also was string-thru body, where the remake has a stop tailpiece. <br /> I've been dying to try one out at a music store someplace, but if I bought one I'd definitely have to do something about that headstock...


Jersey Shore

Mar 23rd, 2015 01:55 PM        

"I'd definitely have to do something about that headstock..."<br /> <br /> In my opinion it's part of it's allure!<br /> <br /> BTW I have one and it took me some time to connect with it. It is heavy! I use 10 gauge on all my guitars but I was fighting the Starcaster too much with the factory installed 10's. I dropped down to 09"s on this guitar and it made the difference to me. Fit and finish are very good on this Chinese made instrument. Traditionally not a big fan of glossy necks but it really isn't a deterrent.<br />


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Can do wheelies

on a unicycle
Mar 23rd, 2015 05:33 PM        

The bridge on the originals was not as well-thought-out as a Tele or Strat bridge. It was a big fat klunky cast affair with cast saddles. <br /> <br /> I'm not a fan of the old design. Nostalgia be damned!


Jersey Shore

Mar 24th, 2015 07:21 AM        

....I also think the old ones had issues with the neck to body connection being unstable.<br />

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