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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

benecol wrote:
I found myself in exactly the same situation Chris - keep an eye on eBay for loaded bodies, maybe consider an Allparts neck? What are your specs, anyhow?


I was looking at the MJT site last night, that place is like job nobs, highly addictive.

More aesthetics really but thinking Olympic white body, maple neck & f tuners (rounded buttons), medium jumbo frets. 9.5 in neck a bit on the large size. Not a user of a reverb handle so not bothered if its hard tail. Vintage style output pickups. Alder body.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris, if you're thinking of making a partscaster Strat do you want a look at the USACG neck I have, it fits what you describe.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suggest a used but rarely played MIM 2006 or newer. You will save a lot of money and you won't be disappointed.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lorez wrote:
benecol wrote:
I found myself in exactly the same situation Chris - keep an eye on eBay for loaded bodies, maybe consider an Allparts neck? What are your specs, anyhow?


I was looking at the MJT site last night, that place is like job nobs, highly addictive.

More aesthetics really but thinking Olympic white body, maple neck & f tuners (rounded buttons), medium jumbo frets. 9.5 in neck a bit on the large size. Not a user of a reverb handle so not bothered if its hard tail. Vintage style output pickups. Alder body.


Sounds like a cv 50s for the most part!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It does a bit doesn't it George.

Yesterday managed to play an American standard, American special & an American vintage 70s RI. I didn't like the neck on the standard but liked the necks on the special & AVRI. Out of the 2 the AVRI was the nicest but with a price difference of £700 it's not twice as good. The 7.25" radius & smaller frets made it feel a lot smoother for chords & it looked & felt great, makes me wonder whether that's the route to go on the neck though. Price though is another issue so off to cost up some similar necks
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Ah, the heady days of trying to get beefytoanz out of my Marlin strat by adjusting the pickups right up to the strings.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will bung you a longer PM later (been giving this some thought), but the big Allparts necks are all 9.5".
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

benecol wrote:
Will bung you a longer PM later (been giving this some thought), but the big Allparts necks are all 9.5".


Ok cool, I was going to pm and ask opinions, especially with your MJT experience. Looking around at necks not many vintage radius maples around. I look forward to the pm
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really rate the neck on the specials, bigger radius than I usually like but the neck shape is just right so it remedies that. I'm not sure it's on the specs for them but I'm pretty sure the fretboard edges are well rolles on them and it makes all the difference especially compared to something like the Mexican standards.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Put a deposit down on a surf green American special today, should be with me by the weekend
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

whoa, cool.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet!

What are the specs on the american special?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gusman2x wrote:
Sweet!

What are the specs on the american special?


http://www.fender.com/en-GB/series/american-special/american-special-stratocaster/



Body

Body Material:

Alder

Body Finish:

Gloss Urethane

Body Shape:

Stratocaster®


Neck

Neck Material:

Maple

Neck Finish:

Satin Urethane

Neck Shape:

Modern "C"

Scale Length:

25.5" (648 mm)

Fingerboard Material:

Maple

Fingerboard Radius:

9.5" (241 mm)

Number of Frets:

22

Fret Size:

Jumbo

Nut Material:

Synthetic Bone

Nut Width:

1.6875" (42.8 mm)

Position Inlays:

Black Dot

Truss Rod Nut:

1/8" American Series

Headstock:

Large '70s Style


Electronics

Neck Pickup:

Texas Special™ Single-Coil Strat®

Middle Pickup:

Texas Special™ Single-Coil Strat®

Bridge Pickup:

Texas Special™ Single-Coil Strat®

Pickup Switching:

5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup

Pickup Configuration:

S/S/S

Controls:

Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup) Greasebucket™ Tone Circuit, (Rolls Off Highs without Adding Bass) Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup), Greasebucket™ Tone Circuit

Special Electronics:

Greasebucket™ Tone Circuit (Rolls off High Without Adding Bass)


Hardware

Hardware Finish:

Chrome

Bridge:

6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo

Tremolo Arm:

Vintage Style Tremolo Arm

Tuning Machines:

Standard Cast/Sealed

Switch Tips:

White

Pickguard:

3-Ply Parchment

Control Knobs:

White Plastic

Neck Plate:

4-Bolt Standard


Accessories

Case/Gig Bag:

Deluxe Gig Bag

Polishing Cloth:

Polishing Cloth Included

Saddle Height Wrench:

.050" Hex (Allen) Wrench

Included Accessories:

Deluxe Gig Bag, Polishing Cloth
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awwwww yeeaah! CBS headstock!

Looks very nice. Guess that's bank holiday weekend sorted.
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, well done Chris, looks cracking.
CBS headstock/Surf Green = Cant Fail.
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice Strat Lorez!

All this strat talk has got me thinking about getting mine out and playing it. I have been thinking about taking the Antiquity pickups out of it and putting the stock middle and neck in but fitting a Dimarzio FS1 at the bridge (apparently the strat equivalent of the Pre B1 that I have in my tele and really like). Does anyone have any experience with this pickup?
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome Lorez!
I love strats. I have a squier II with a E9 neck and if i could afford it i'd buy everyone of those guitars available just for the necks! I don't know what it is but that guitar plays so good.
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