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benecol
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That CP of yours has got a 12" radius neck Rob.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



I've just realised it was my Baja that was 9.5 not the strat!! Well, it's still a nice neck Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an American Standard that I got in 1998, I really like the feel and the sound with a SD Quarter Pounder in the bridge. I haven't really played many strats to compare it too though. I have played a CV 60's and didn't really like the neck, pale compared to my strat and the guitar felt alot cheaper - I was dissapointed having a CV Tele I expected a bit more from the strat.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah the CVs are good for the and way better finished than previous Squiers. When you A/B them with their pricier counterparts they really don't compare. Considering we're at a place now where I've seen Am Standards going for as low as 450 preowned they're not really an option for me. Now that you can pick up a CV for around the 100 mark second hand they're still a great option for a first guitar or if you fancy trying a particular model but don't want to break the bank.

A new guitar friend of mine got one of those Am Standard ash Teles for 430 locally 2weeks ago. I guess the market is in a bit of a trough at the moment.

I've seen a Mexican 60s for sale for 300 so I'm going to try that. If that's not for me I think I'm going to Hold off for a rosewood board Am Standard.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd definitely keep an eye out for a 60s Classic Player (not 60s Classic) in Sonic Blue. Has custom shop pickups, 9.5 radius, slightly larger but not jumbo frets, and is just an all round great guitar.

A straight up 60s Classic (not Classic Player) has the 7.25 radius.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From Liverpool, probably stolen. JOKE!!!

From Essex, not Laaaanndaaan
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gusman2x wrote:
I'd definitely keep an eye out for a 60s Classic Player (not 60s Classic) in Sonic Blue. Has custom shop pickups, 9.5 radius, slightly larger but not jumbo frets, and is just an all round great guitar.

A straight up 60s Classic (not Classic Player) has the 7.25 radius.


Really like the look of that Classic Player (Sonic Blue, Mint, Rosewood) but was put off by the specs. Fender website says it's 12" radius?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, my mistake, 12"
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's 12" but as long as it plays well that's all that matters. I've been playing Les Pauls lately so I'm happy with the flatter radius as long as the neck shape is right.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm just going to smash it in with a hammer and hope it works. Tone is all in the fingers anyway.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thomas wrote:
It's 12" but as long as it plays well that's all that matters.


Absolutely. I generally prefer 7.25" but 9.5" is also fine. Like you say, always worth giving a neck a go though as there are other things beyond radius that affect how it feels and plays.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The thing I can't get past on the American Standards is the 2 point tremolo. I don't like how it feels or how it sounds. It seems to change the sustain and make it more trebly in a bad way, I can't describe it better.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A two post trem looks wrong aesthetically to me.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Progrockabuse wrote:
A two post trem looks wrong aesthetically to me.

That too.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought the one on the CP60s worked great, and didn't mind the look, but it's narrower string spacing than the trad six screw.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

benecol wrote:
Thought the one on the CP60s worked great, and didn't mind the look, but it's narrower string spacing than the trad six screw.

In terms of function is great, it just annoyed me that it didn't look right. It's one of mine and nickd's projects to fit a six screw to it
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://intl.fender.com/en-FI/guitars/stratocaster/deluxe-players-strat-rosewood-fingerboard-3-color-sunburst/ choose models for color options or rosewood or maple fretboard. 12'' radius but dosent feel like it. Made in mexico with usa parts. Noiseless pickups and i really like them. One button extra so you can combinate bridge and middle.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Progrockabuse wrote:
benecol wrote:
Thought the one on the CP60s worked great, and didn't mind the look, but it's narrower string spacing than the trad six screw.

In terms of function is great, it just annoyed me that it didn't look right. It's one of mine and nickd's projects to fit a six screw to it


Good point, we need to get on with that.

Agreed with the aesthetics of a two pivot trem, it just doesn't look right.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not a huge fan of the Standard. The American Special, to me, is much better for less money. First off, big headstock on the Special. Second of all, vintage bridge. To me, that's kind of the soul of the Strat. It's not the best bridge in the world, but it makes a Strat. Not only that, if down the line you want to start upgrading your American Standard bridge, your options are much limited. And for less money? I think the Special is the way to go. Unless you can find a nice MIM higher end model like the Classic 60s or 50s (not Player) series, which are very impressive.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickD wrote:
Progrockabuse wrote:
benecol wrote:
Thought the one on the CP60s worked great, and didn't mind the look, but it's narrower string spacing than the trad six screw.

In terms of function is great, it just annoyed me that it didn't look right. It's one of mine and nickd's projects to fit a six screw to it


Good point, we need to get on with that.

Agreed with the aesthetics of a two pivot trem, it just doesn't look right.


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