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the new mij flip flop strats are interesting
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:08 pm    Post subject: the new mij flip flop strats are interesting Reply with quote

the entire body and neck, fingerboard and all, is covered with this chameleon paint stuff that changes colour depending on the viewing angle.

while i'm not entirely set on the chameleon aspect, or initial colour choices (and i don't care what anyone says, HSS looks ugly bugly), a fully blacked/coloured out strat or other fender is a cool idea.





http://www.gak.co.uk/en/fender-fsr-japanese-stratocaster-flip-flop-colour-two-tone-blue-to-green/94968

£911 is a pisstake though, but these are the sorts of models that will be down to about £500 in 2 months (in america at least)
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like the purple but yes, HSS is horrible.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah with a mint guard and SSS config it'd look pretty sweet. but a metallic black, silver, gold, sherwood, otm, or any fat sparkle could look amazing
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a cool idea.
why you guys hate HSS? that's the only type of strat i like...
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they just look shit

plus i don't like humbuckers so while there is a case for "functionality", it ain't my jam enough to listen to that argument
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They've been making these for a while but without the coloured fretboard.


STB - Silver To Light Blue, BTP - Blue To Purple and BTG - Burgundy To Green

I don't know if those names are accurate but the three letter colour codes are.


STB


BTP


BTG
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are cool apart from the painted fingerboard, the humbucker and the silly paint.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like em, which I find funny considering how the new gawdy Gibsons repulse me. It has to be Fender designs, they could paint a Stratocaster Dogshit Brown and it would still look cool.

No problems with HSS either, its certainly a more useful configuration and suits the Strat better than stuff like the Mustang, Telecaster... in my opinion.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the blue to green flip flop.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

George wrote:
they just look shit

plus i don't like humbuckers so while there is a case for "functionality", it ain't my jam enough to listen to that argument

this. not into hss strats. would look awesome sss though. aside from tele deluxes/starcasters and maybe jazzblasters i dont really like humbuckers on fenders.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JordanD wrote:
I really like the purple but yes, HSS is horrible.


A least it's a quick fix with a pickup and pickguard. I like it.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rox wrote:
JordanD wrote:
I really like the purple but yes, HSS is horrible.


A least it's a quick fix with a pickup and pickguard. I like it.


Very true!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will be proper neato to see up close.


James wrote:

I don't know if those names are accurate but the three letter colour codes are.

STB

BTP

BTG




My brain was rearranging the acronyms on its own to fit what the classic Fender finish I saw, the first two most definitely being Sice Tlue Betallic and Bake Tacid Plue.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not terribly innovative as a design, but I like the paint. I wonder how the painted frets feel. What if Fender got really crazy and swapped the necks? Ooh, wacky. I almost painted an entire guitar white like a ghost but chickened out. Well—it was a vintage XII.

The pointy rectangle pickup hole doesn't blend. There must be a way to make an homburger work, but that isn't it.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problems with HSS, personally. But HSS always looks so much better with robroe type pickup covers...fills that pointy square hole...had a Strat with an EMG HSS setup and loved the look of it, but EMGs aren't my thing.

Dislike the MIM-Standard-ish arm contour on the bodies, but that's about it. Why isn't Fender US doing this kind of thing? Far more interesting than most of what Custom Shop is putting out.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ones with the painted fretboards are the ugliest shite I've ever seen. The second group are much less offensive, but I'd still never wish to be seen with one.
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