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post Mar 3 2009, 10:27 PM
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Hello GMCers,

I have made a few posts asking questions about buying a stratocaster. My first plan was to buy a used guitar but the day before I was supposed to try the guitar, the guy sold the guitar. This situation ws pretty frustrating for me and to calm things down I've decided to go downtown at the big guitar shop (Steve's Music).

Once I was there I've tried about 20 strat, but I felt totally in love with one guitar. It's funny cause it is the firt guitar I tried. I couldn't separate myself from this guitar so I end up buying it. A nice Stratocaster American Standard. The touch, the sound where perfect everything was perfect on it.

While I was talking to the vendor, he offer me to put new strings on it and to adjust it, I asked him to install D'addario 10-46 on it. When I came home I realized that almost every fret on every tring where buuuuzzzzzzzziiiiinnnngggg.

I've tried to raise the action but it haven't change anything it still buzzing. I will have to go back to the store fixing it but I'm going to wait until tomorrow. Im still satisfied with the strat sound but I'm mad at the store cause they promise me to do all the setting properly.

Anyway here are pictures of my American Standard Stratocaster.

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Sorry, I've should have clean up my bed first but I was to excited biggrin.gif

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post Mar 3 2009, 10:32 PM
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Looks great but it's a shame that they messed up your guitar setup!


I can't think of something more frustrating than a new guitar that doesn't play right -.-


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post Mar 3 2009, 11:23 PM
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Awesome, congratulations! smile.gif

Regarding buzzing, don't worry, it's perfectly normal to have a new guitar that needs a fresh setup, specially a Fender one. I've seen only one Fender so far in the store that was perfect out of the box, and I've tried a lot of them.
Just take it to some good guitar tech next time, and ask him to adjust the truss rod, and bridge.


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post Mar 3 2009, 11:32 PM
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Congrats on your new guitar !

Take it to guitar shop and set up your action. It should eliminate fret buzzing wink.gif


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post Mar 4 2009, 12:39 AM
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Very nice man, I've always been a huge fan of that colour scheme.


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post Mar 4 2009, 06:39 AM
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Really nice axe mate!

Congrats on your new adquisition biggrin.gif

Like everybody said, the buzz is a minor thing that could be fixed rightaway so you can rock your new instrument.


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post Mar 4 2009, 10:54 AM
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Congrats on getting a new strat! Its a great instrument!
Bring it back to shop or even better to a different luther to get it setup right wink.gif Its possible to setup everything on Fender...


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post Mar 4 2009, 11:10 AM
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Nice guitar smile.gif Hope it will be adjusted perfectly so you can enjoy it in full smile.gif

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Great looking guitar man. Congrats


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Congratulations on your guitar, looks awesome! smile.gif


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post Mar 4 2009, 11:17 AM
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Nice guitar man!

Shops really annoy me with the standard they sell guitars to the public, in these days of cheap internet deals they should be offering a quality service to get people to buy in store rather than online.
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Congrats, beautiful guitar!, don't leave the shop without trying the guitar next time, and do it unplugged too smile.gif


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Hope you get the setup sorted out quick!

Congrats on your AWESOME guitar. There's no match for a real strat-sound cool.gif


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QUOTE (berko @ Mar 4 2009, 09:14 AM) *
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Though I've never really been a fan of sunburst strats I really like this one!


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Very nice.

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Cool guitar, anoying store wink.gif


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post Mar 4 2009, 06:50 PM
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Strats are great guitars. I hope you´ll be satisfied after the vendor set your guitar up, properly. smile.gif
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Congratz on the new guitar......

To bad the store messed up with the setup

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post Mar 4 2009, 07:22 PM
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Nice Guitar!!! Congratz!
Hope you get it set up properly soon!!
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