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post May 24 2008, 11:12 PM
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Long story short...the luthier that looked at it couldn't believe how screwy the neck was. The action was "unacceptably high" (his words), and the low E string was STILL buzzing all the way up to the 18th fret! He tried to adjust it out with the truss rod, but he could never square it away. He said the neck was shot! They let me do an in-store exchange which saved me time and hassle about shipping it back to California. I picked up a barely used, but in perfect condition Fender Showmaster Strat. It has Seymour Duncan pickups and plays beautifully! I can't believe how low the action is on it. I was surprised how well of a metal tone I was able to get with the S-S-S pickup setup! It was $50 more, so it came to $400. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU for all the advice and help I received!!!!!!!!!!!
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post May 24 2008, 11:31 PM
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nice choice fender show master .congrats mate


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post May 24 2008, 11:31 PM
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Thats bad news sad.gif But I'm glad you managed to exchange it for a strat smile.gif


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post May 24 2008, 11:32 PM
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Nice guitar man, glad it all worked out for you! smile.gif


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post May 24 2008, 11:34 PM
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I say good deal! Fenders better than Ibanez anyway wink.gif


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post May 24 2008, 11:35 PM
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Fantastic guitar! Good pickups too smile.gif


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post May 25 2008, 01:02 AM
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QUOTE (JVM @ May 24 2008, 11:34 PM) *
I say good deal! Fenders better than Ibanez anyway wink.gif

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post May 25 2008, 01:07 AM
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QUOTE (USAMAN @ May 24 2008, 08:02 PM) *
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Please don't take this thread as a statement about Ibanez. I still love their guitars, I truely believe I just got a lemon in the bunch!


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post May 25 2008, 02:25 AM
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those showmasters are so beautiful! Congrats on the new gear.


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post May 25 2008, 02:57 AM
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Congrats smile.gif Glad everything worked out for the best. That fender looks great!


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post May 25 2008, 03:30 AM
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Congrats!!

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post May 25 2008, 05:16 PM
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Good to know everything had a happy ending Praetorian!

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post May 25 2008, 05:26 PM
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That's a cool looking Fender! Congrats smile.gif


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post May 25 2008, 05:38 PM
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Congrats on the showmaster man, and the SD's smile.gif


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post May 30 2008, 03:17 AM
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You only paid 400 for that strat? You did really well, man! It looks like it's itching for a Floyd. Beautiful top...
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post Jun 3 2008, 02:48 PM
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QUOTE (FrankW @ May 29 2008, 10:17 PM) *
You only paid 400 for that strat? You did really well, man! It looks like it's itching for a Floyd. Beautiful top...


Thanks man! My buddy said the same thing about a Floyd Rose...but I don't even use the tremolo that's on it now! tongue.gif


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post Jun 3 2008, 03:18 PM
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Good deal actually, glad it worked out for you man! smile.gif


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post Jun 3 2008, 08:48 PM
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QUOTE (Praetorian @ Jun 3 2008, 02:48 PM) *
Thanks man! My buddy said the same thing about a Floyd Rose...but I don't even use the tremolo that's on it now! tongue.gif

You will if you put a Floyd on it. Strat vibratos are pretty useless; won't stay in tune. Put a Floyd on yours, and you'll have a total of less than 700 dollars in it, installed, (I'm including the price of the guitar). Your strat is special, with the nice top...soup it up! Just my opinion, man...
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post Jun 3 2008, 09:18 PM
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QUOTE (FrankW @ Jun 3 2008, 03:48 PM) *
You will if you put a Floyd on it. Strat vibratos are pretty useless; won't stay in tune. Put a Floyd on yours, and you'll have a total of less than 700 dollars in it, installed, (I'm including the price of the guitar). Your strat is special, with the nice top...soup it up! Just my opinion, man...


I probably will down the road. My wife wouldn't be too happy if I threw that in now!!

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post Jun 3 2008, 09:20 PM
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Nice guitar! Fender rocks.
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