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Fender Supersonic First Impressions

 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:33 am    Post subject: Fender Supersonic First Impressions Reply with quote

I just got my Fender Pawn Shop Supersonic (in gunmetal grey) in today. I snagged it for $350 on musiciansfriend when they were having the sale. Overall, this is an outstanding guitar. The neck is a little beefy, but everything feels very sturdy and solid. The pickups are going to have to go, as I was not a fan of the Atomics. Ordered a custom pickguard at wdmusic and a JB/Jazz humbucker set and will dropping them in the guitar soon. The action is a little off, but I have not set it up or intonated it. Also, it is WAY more purple than pictures had shown me. I love it, though and am ready to get it set up to my tastes. Roughly $500 + cost of setup and this will be an upgraded and brand new fender. Great deal. I'll post pics when I finish with it.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dibs on the Atomics... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Purple Pron Please...
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I told you it was really purple...
I pick up my new ones (orange and red) on Saturday.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rox wrote:
Dibs on the Atomics... Very Happy


haha how much do you think they go for as a pair? I don't need them anymore. considering ebay
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wadeaminute wrote:
I told you it was really purple...
I pick up my new ones (orange and red) on Saturday.


An update on the color: I noticed it looks very different depending on the lighting. In a normal, well lit room, the purple shines through. When it's a little darker or the lights are off (but sunlight coming in) it looks dark grey. When I take pictures of it with the flash on, it looks like black sparkle and without flash, purple sparkle. The paint makes me think of outer space, so that is really cool. It's a very far out guitar. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photos, Photos, Photos!!! Smile

And while you don't post, i will show you some photos of my squier Cool



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jagsonic wrote:


And while you don't post, i will show you some photos of my squier Cool



I swear one day I will own a blue Squier Supersonic!!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very excited for you!

Fun project idea: maybe try to set up the guitar yourself? I taught myself just by reading forums. You save some money, learn more about guitars, and get it set up just how you like.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

singlepickup24 wrote:
Very excited for you!

Fun project idea: maybe try to set up the guitar yourself? I taught myself just by reading forums. You save some money, learn more about guitars, and get it set up just how you like.


I've always wanted to learn how (and probably should), but I have had this one tech at a local music store set up every guitar I've ever had since I started playing. He always does an outstanding job, and I like to think of letting him do it for me as my way of contributing to the only local music store in town. I rarely shop there except for the occasional pack of strings and a few picks.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HellaMelos wrote:

I've always wanted to learn how (and probably should), but I have had this one tech at a local music store set up every guitar I've ever had since I started playing. He always does an outstanding job.

This was me for a very long time.

singlepickup24 wrote:
Fun project idea: maybe try to set up the guitar yourself? I taught myself just by reading forums. You save some money, learn more about guitars, and get it set up just how you like.

This is me now. I still feel a little guilty about not taking my guitars in to my tech as much as I used to, but when you've got like five guitars to set up, that shit gets expensive fast. And honestly, a good tech will be rooting for you if you get the itch to start doing the work yourself. I still go to mine for advice and for stuff I don't have the tools or the know-how to attempt myself, and buy whatever I can there.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love how all the vista scumbag finishes have aged over the years. Makes me want one even more now.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mixtape wrote:
And honestly, a good tech will be rooting for you if you get the itch to start doing the work yourself.


100% trewth.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should learn to set up too
The guy I ussually go to only charges 20 bucks so thats pretty good, but diy is still cheaper.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I picked up my orange and red ones on Saturday. Sent the red one to be converted to a 12-string. The orange one came home. Definitely needs a set-up, but I like doing this myself, so that will be next weekend's project.
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