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InBaghdad



Milford, Michigan

I'm back.
Feb 27th, 2017 07:46 PM        

Vintage Blonde, 12" radius neck, Vintage noiseless pup's, and more I am forgetting. <br /> <br /> I was not sure what to expect but, I have not found one flaw in it yet. Finish, fit, setup perfect. I have not changed anything. <br /> <br /> Very impressed so far except came in a gig bag.<br /> I did buy a tweed case for it though. <br /> <br /> Very impressed. <br /> <br />



Mick Reid

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Feb 27th, 2017 09:28 PM        

Congrats InBaghdad!<br /> <br /> The specs on that pretty much cover everything I like in my strats. Primarily the VN pups, Tone for bridge pup, and extra switching options. I presume the push-button offers N+B and N+M+B combinations, yes?<br /> <br /> I do prefer 9.5"R but, that said, if I bought one of those, there would nothing I'd change either. (and I'm a mod maniac!)<br /> <br /> All my MIM's are standards and they've all been great quality imo. I just can't help myself when it comes "personalising" them!<br />



InBaghdad

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Feb 28th, 2017 12:45 AM        

Yes, has the push-button. I really like the guitar. I'm really impressed with the quality.



Mick Reid

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Feb 28th, 2017 01:31 AM        

After thinking about it, I would probably swap the push-button with a mini-toggle.<br /> <br /> The toggle is much easier to switch on the fly. That's how I have my strat that has the "7-position" set up.<br /> <br /> See, I told you I can't help myself!



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Feb 28th, 2017 10:49 AM        

If this is the Deluxe Player Strat, it actually doesn't have a tone control in the bridge position, and there's no easy way to add it.<br /> <br /> Instead of devoting one pole of the selector switch to the tone controls, Fender dedicated it to the push button switch so that it would only add bridge in positions 4 and 5, and does nothing in position 3. The tone controls are now hard-wired to the neck and middle pickups respectively, and the bridge pickup is left out.<br /> <br /> I think this was a questionable decision by Fender. It would have been better, IMO, to just have a "bridge on" switch which would work in any position of the selector switch. Yes, this would have added the redundancy of having two ways to achieve M+B, but it would have allowed more freedom with the tone controls.<br /> <br /> Sorry if that's too nerdy, congratulations on your new guitar.



Mick Reid

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Feb 28th, 2017 02:26 PM        

"If this is the Deluxe Player Strat, it actually doesn't have a tone control in the bridge position..."<br /> <br /> I think Fender stopped making the "Deluxe Player" series. They now has a series simply called "Deluxe" and listed as 'NEW' on the website. (not to be confused with the American Deluxe)<br />



Foggy1

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Mar 1st, 2017 03:21 AM        

It's nice to get a good one. Congrats.



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Mar 1st, 2017 10:15 AM        

"...I think Fender stopped making the "Deluxe Player" series. They now has a series simply called "Deluxe" and listed as 'NEW' on the website..."<br /> <br /> Interesting. I see the new "Deluxe" still has the push button and the description still says it "adds bridge pickup in positions four and five," so I suspect it has no tone control in bridge position. Perhaps InBaghdad can confirm?<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> I'd be curious whether it has any tone control in the bridge position -- perhaps InBaghdad can tell us??



Purple Valley

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Mar 1st, 2017 01:04 PM        

Congrats on the guitar, In Baghdad. That Blonde Ash/black guard combo is very cool.<br /> <br /> They also have the Roadhouse version Deluxe, which is the same basic guitar, with a 6-way booster/preamp instead of the bridge-on switch. Fender says both have a second "Master" tone control, in addition to the Neck/Middle tone. I'd be curious to know how this works, too.



Mick Reid

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Mar 1st, 2017 01:22 PM        

"I suspect it has no tone control in bridge position."<br /> <br /> If you click on the "Specs" tab, under "electronics" it says Tone 2 (Bridge pickup).



InBaghdad

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Milford, Michigan

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Mar 2nd, 2017 05:05 AM        

I haven't been able to play it much. Still dealing with all the Dr visits.<br /> <br /> Not sure about the bridge control in those positions.



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Mar 2nd, 2017 10:36 AM        

"...If you click on the "Specs" tab, under "electronics" it says Tone 2 (Bridge pickup)..."<br /> <br /> The mystery deepens. What page are you looking at? The one I found (link) lists the controls as:<br /> <br /> "Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1 (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2 (Master Tone)."<br /> <br /> Kind of an odd setup, if that's accurate.



Mick Reid

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Mar 2nd, 2017 09:51 PM        

Te,<br /> My page is on the Fender AU site. The Fender US site can't be accessed from AUS.<br /> Used to be able to back-door through the forum, but they blocked that. Don't know if you can go the other direction though. Give it a try.



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Mar 3rd, 2017 10:18 AM        

"...The Fender US site can't be accessed from AUS..."<br /> <br /> You could access blocked USA websites by using a proxy server, which essentially makes your computer look like it's in the USA by giving it a USA IP address. <br /> <br /> I'll leave it up to you whether you want to research that and try it out.



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