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post Jan 10 2010, 09:16 PM
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Found one in the UK, on a Brit-shopping spree laugh.gif going cheap compared to here. £381. Maple neck, 21 frets, just right,
The bridge S pickup never was my favourite anyway, piercy and thin imo, so a humbucker is just right for me. Mid and neck S have the character I like, perfect for me!
I just have a tiny doubt on the modern C neck... Still, I think I'm going to order it.

Just like to hear your view on the HSS configuation. Cool, Blasphemy or who cares since it's not 24 frets and HHHH active pu's who'd want one anyway? wink.gif

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post Jan 10 2010, 09:18 PM
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I think the H pickup ads some versatility to the guitar, so it's a plus for me tongue.gif


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post Jan 10 2010, 09:25 PM
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I'd want a humbucker too, so... get the darn thing biggrin.gif
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post Jan 10 2010, 10:08 PM
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The classic look of a strat features a SSS IMO, but still I prefer the versatily gained from HSS wink.gif
I like SC in bridge for some kinds of riffing and genres, but mostly a humbucker is to prefer.
About the neck, even though I just bought one with 21 frets, 22 is the magic number for me smile.gif


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post Jan 10 2010, 10:24 PM
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I have C-shape + HSS on my Suhr strat, and I really prefer the C-shape over the classic Fender necks and I think the humbucker is splitted in the 4'th position so it will give that option too... I say also: Just go for it!!!!

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post Jan 10 2010, 10:28 PM
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Im looking for a single coil size HB for my strat so yeah mate, I would say go for it at that price for sure!
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post Jan 10 2010, 11:18 PM
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Everybody in agreement biggrin.gif

Yeah, I'd prefer 22 frets but 21 is what it originally was though it's more difficult to hit the second octave. I seldom play up there anyway wink.gif

Cheers, have to adjust the shopping basket. Right now there's a Vox AC50CP2 in it beside the guitar... too much laugh.gif


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post Jan 10 2010, 11:33 PM
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That's a swet axe for sure, HSS is a nice config and there are many strats that use it, why not?
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post Jan 11 2010, 12:20 AM
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I have a Fat Strat Texas Special in that configuration. It's really a sweet guitar. I really like the HB in it.


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post Jan 11 2010, 02:41 AM
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I almost had my hands on a Mexi Fat Strat the other day but the guy backed out on a trade I was working with him. Great feeling guitar and quite versatile imo.


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post Jan 11 2010, 02:56 AM
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I LOOOOOOOVE Strats...and I think the H-S-S setup is the most useful and versatile setup you can get for a guitar. But, in my honest opinion...a real Strat has to have the slanted single coil bridge pickup, or else it just isn't a Strat!


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post Jan 11 2010, 06:01 AM
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Cheers, have to adjust the shopping basket. Right now there's a Vox AC50CP2 in it beside the guitar... too much laugh.gif


WOW! I thought Christmas just ended blink.gif Sounds like a great set up, you will be very happy biggrin.gif I have the C neck strat and love it! Is that humbucker a 4 wire? you could split that and get more tones wink.gif


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post Jan 12 2010, 12:41 AM
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HSS congifuration is proven to be great for all kinds of styles. Bridge S is cool for certain things but doesn't add up the way a real sized humbucker does. The fact that is real sized humbucker is great as well.


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post Jan 12 2010, 11:26 PM
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Humbucker could be great for some really metal riffs, you can't really get that with single coils


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post Jan 13 2010, 01:46 AM
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QUOTE (Daniel Realpe @ Jan 12 2010, 05:26 PM) *
you can't really get that with single coils


And this is exactly where I get confused with singles.. laugh.gif I have thought the same thing and then hear players like Marcus tearing it up with a single in drop D tuning as well.. unsure.gif

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post Jan 13 2010, 07:49 PM
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HSS is a pretty versatile choice and works for more styles! smile.gif Strat looks great to me and the price is really sweet! smile.gif


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post Jan 14 2010, 02:16 PM
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As already mentioned Micke, if it's a 4-wire HB then you can always Coil Tap it to get a SC sound from the bridge too!! Even more versatility!!
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post Jan 14 2010, 02:34 PM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Jan 14 2010, 02:16 PM) *
As already mentioned Micke, if it's a 4-wire HB then you can always Coil Tap it to get a SC sound from the bridge too!! Even more versatility!!
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That remains to find out. Waiting for the Sterling Pound to hit the floor before I order. It grew stronger the past few days and I want it to free fall for a few days + a couple more.
You're in the UK. Can't you do something? A royal scandal or something! biggrin.gif


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post Jan 14 2010, 05:57 PM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Jan 14 2010, 01:34 PM) *
That remains to find out. Waiting for the Sterling Pound to hit the floor before I order. It grew stronger the past few days and I want it to free fall for a few days + a couple more.
You're in the UK. Can't you do something? A royal scandal or something! biggrin.gif

If I took all my savings out of the Bank of England then I think the Country would go into an Economic Downfall to equal the Recession of 30's America!!! Would that help???
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post Jan 14 2010, 06:02 PM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Jan 14 2010, 05:57 PM) *
If I took all my savings out of the Bank of England then I think the Country would go into an Economic Downfall to equal the Recession of 30's America!!! Would that help???
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laugh.gif please! If you would be so kind and do me that favor. Owe you one buddy! biggrin.gif
Hope I can return the favor paying you back with a wheel barrel full of money... Sterling Ponud ofc. wink.gif


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