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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gorgeous stuff. It really means something when you find one that feels *right*, so it sounds to me like you made the right decision.

This thread also made me smile when I read it this morning. I really needed that, so thanks. thumbs up
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice, Rob! I couldn't work out what everyone was going on about for a while, then I found that the spoiler button had been shifted off screen due to someone posting huge pictures of fish... Is that a 5-position switch or a 3-position?

I like the mint guard, looks cooler than the flat white on my '73
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, very nice Rob.

I may have to come and visit to try some of this stuff out Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whenever you fancy it nickd, just come over.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



i'm in utter bliss
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Progrockabuse wrote:


i'm in utter bliss



Looks the bomb, how does it compare to your other strat, and how do you rate the small H & C amp?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love it.

Would love either a Sunburst/Olympic White Strat at some point.

Really like the look of the Mexican Standard ones.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Progrockabuse wrote:
Whenever you fancy it nickd, just come over.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drop us a text and we'll meet up soon. I'm free most evenings and always off Sunday's.
If any peeps wanna come over just holla at old proggie Smile
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Progrockabuse wrote:
Drop us a text and we'll meet up soon. I'm free most evenings and always off Sunday's.
If any peeps wanna come over just holla at old proggie Smile


I'll sort out a Sunday in the near future - I've got a couple of bits of gear that you might enjoy trying too.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so nearly a week on and i'll give my thoughts so far.

compared to my old 60's classic player, it a drastic difference to play. for the better though.

my CP has always had a quite high action, no matter what i or others have done to it. it's not unplayable but it makes it the least likely to be played. the two point bridge on it has always been a bug bear. not in it's function, it just looks wrong on a 60's inspired strat to me. sound wise, i liked my strat on the bridge only and neck only settings, but always sounds wooly on bridge and middle which wasn't what i wanted it to sound like.

my relic fixes pretty much all these issues. the neck feels perfect in the hand, i can comfortably get my thumb over the top for certain chords and can zip around the neck with ease. it came with 10's on and I'm quite growing to like them on this guitar, didn't want to damage the perfect action by whacking 11's on it. the bridge is a proper 6 six screw vintage bridge. the guitar looks a dead ringer for a friends original 62 strat i've played before and lusted after. the pickups are lower output in this guitar, but i really like that. proper open and clean and i'm finding i'm play with less gain but getting a thicker sound. really blends well with both the H&k amps. the band prefer the sound of the strat to the 339, which annoyed me a little. i still intend to use both with the band. maybe the heavier songs will get the 339 or something like that.

Debz: the 5 watt h&k is brilliant. i tend to use that more for home than with the band, though it kept up at practice the other day. you can get quite a loud clean sounds and it'll crunch up really nicely. takes pedals really well. my only gripe is that you can't use a footswticht to change channel/mode on it. i tend to stick to the drive channel and just turn down for cleans.

ps it's a five way switch on the strat and the tone pot controls the bridge tone as well as the middle.
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