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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:02 am    Post subject: A strat with Widerangers Reply with quote

A while ago I traded some guitars with SKC Willie... and I ended up with a Daphne blue Squier Strat with weird wiring as part of the bargain.

It just sat around my apartment collecting dust.

Until I looked at the parts I had lying around. I had a pair of GFS Widerangers, a set beat up gotoh style tuners, and a pair of 500k pots lying around. I ordered a custom pickguard/backplate, refinished the neck, and called it a day. I'll hang on to it for now.

Sounds nice enough, great through my Vox. Chimey and clear, but it takes pedals like a champ. It's even clear through my Big Muff, which surprised me.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do like that. Maybe put a demo on youtube?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't like Strats but I like that a lot.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hawt as fuck, love the tort with that shit.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah the tort on the back looks dope. I would totally rock that shit.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice looking tiger style tort. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like River Cuomo's blue strat. Not bad, and I'm sure it sounds snazzy! Definitely second that demo request.

HH strats generally don't do much for me though. Give me three humbuckers like this, then we'll talk. Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everything Sparky said +1
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

really like it !

+1 DEMO
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Demo soon... I'm traveling for work at the moment

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool guitar, but those are not god damn "wide-rangers"
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hotrodperlmutter wrote:
cool guitar, but those are not god damn "wide-rangers"


apparently fender doesnt even make wide range hb anymore?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

correct, the original seth lover wide rangers were only made for the og teles n what not. the new pups are just cool looking humbuckers.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I had a line of reissue pickups they'd be called hump buckers
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I forget exactly but those pickups are actually copies of something Fralin made or something or other, to look like WRHBs but not actually sound like them. And they don't sound ANYTHING like even the reissue WRHBs. Plus Wideranges are HUGE and wouldn't even fit in the neck position of a Strat because they'd go off the bass-side of the pickguard. Strat single coils barely fit there.

So yeah, hotrod is kinda correct. I know it's the instinctual thing to say from the look and it's obviously what you're going for if you buy the cheap GFS ones and stick 'em in a Fender project, but those aren't WRHBs by any stretch of the imagination, they're cheapo ceramic-sounding (if not actual ceramic magnet, I was never clear on this) humbuckers. They actually sound less like regular PAF-type humbuckers than Fender's WRHB reissues do. I had one in an SG once but ditched it for a more vintage-sounding alnicoII PAF because it was too clangy and abrasive.
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