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Re: Any fender strat players
11/26/2007 8:42 AM
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I've got a 40th anniversary American Standard Strat. (yeh...a 40th anniversary. Too impatient to wait an extra 10 years!!)
I added 2 extra springs to the tremolo/vibrato (whichever verbage you choose) and it seems to have increased sustain now that the tailpiece is sitting firmly on the wood. Prior to that it floated a bit.
I recently looked at a Strat VG. It was nice with all the special functions. I wasn't real happy with the feel of the neck. I believe mine is a shallow C neck while the VG was more of a U shaped neck. I've decided against selling or trading mine in for the VG. It just didn't feel the same. Literally! The body seemed a bit lighter. Not sure what mine is made of nor what the VG is made of, but with mine, I can feel the vibrations through the body a bit more.
The variability of the tonal settings on the VG are pretty neat, however. The twelve string sounded pretty good. The humbuckers were, well, not QUITE real convincing, but close. The Tele sound, pretty much right on as I got the chance to swap the VG for a Tele that was sitting right next to the amp I was using.
The normal Strat sound was , well, the normal Strat sound. But for the money....not right now.
I don't recall what pups are in my Strat, they are the original pups, though. I like them a lot and they are very quiet, but definitely not noiseless.