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post Jan 20 2010, 12:48 AM
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This guitar is soooooo good. Cheap, well made, great pups, greeeeeeat sound. Love it. Best budget Fender ever. Get one.

here a little vid I made. Ok sound quality is bad but perhaps you still feel how "strat" this baby sounds.
I am in love




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post Jan 20 2010, 01:01 AM
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I would really like to have one of these in the Fat Strat configuration. I'm actively trying to work a trade on one.. laugh.gif


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post Jan 20 2010, 03:06 AM
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Nice! I almost bought one used for $499...but I decided to save for awhile more and bought my Jackson SLSMG.


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post Jan 20 2010, 03:40 AM
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VERY NICE! biggrin.gif Nothing like a strat cool.gif I take it she's black? she almost looks like a dark Chocolate... but since that color doesn't exist... huh.gif


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post Jan 20 2010, 03:45 AM
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Very cool strat, highway one is a very nice addition to Fender line. Congratulations! smile.gif


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post Jan 20 2010, 10:54 AM
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Yes niiiice. Playability is so great with the C-shape neck. Still its a solid piece of wood. Anyway the best feature is the satin nitrocellulose lacquer instead of acrylic lacquer. Problem with this. the lacquer is super thin and will look vintage banged up after 3 month. I loooove that but its nothing for people that like nice and shiny guitars. But this finish lets the guitar resonate much better than acrylic lacquer. Great sound.
The guitar is totally stripped down. No fancy additions. But all you need for tone. For me thats enough. I tested many really expensive Strats and this cheap baby was competible. So I took it home.


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post Jan 20 2010, 01:25 PM
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QUOTE (Hammerhead @ Jan 20 2010, 03:40 AM) *
VERY NICE! biggrin.gif Nothing like a strat cool.gif I take it she's black? she almost looks like a dark Chocolate... but since that color doesn't exist... huh.gif


Yes its the black one


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post Jan 20 2010, 06:19 PM
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I really like how those strats play. Picking up one of those in the store at random is actually what made me want a strat, it just played so nicely smile.gif I haven't plugged one in though. Sounds good!


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post Jan 20 2010, 06:44 PM
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what I also like is the large 70's style headstock. Now I will learn how to play it properly. It has exactly the tone I always wanted and with that I hope I will get the sound and style I try to achieve for a while now.

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post Jan 20 2010, 06:50 PM
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IF I will ever buy a strat, I will get a USA standard tongue.gif

Fatstrat and replace all the pickups with some medium output Bareknuckle Pickups...hmm GAS!!!


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post Jan 20 2010, 08:06 PM
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Congrats! Strats are just awesome smile.gif


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post Jan 20 2010, 09:38 PM
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Ah highway one!
My friend has one, he recently changed the neck to a warmoth fender style vintage thing 50's style neck thing with Rosewood board.
(Yeah, that sentence sucked)
Now it play's much better!
I really liked the guitar but it's not my personal favourite.
Congratulations though!


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post Jan 24 2010, 05:09 PM
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yeah good tone on that strat! nice playing too!


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post Jan 25 2010, 11:17 AM
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QUOTE (Daniel Realpe @ Jan 24 2010, 05:09 PM) *
yeah good tone on that strat! nice playing too!


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post Jan 25 2010, 12:38 PM
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QUOTE (ItsMe @ Jan 20 2010, 05:44 PM) *
what I also like is the large 70's style headstock.

That's what I like about them too!!!
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post Jan 25 2010, 09:47 PM
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Congrats on getting it! It sounds sweet, those highway one strats (and Jazz basses too) offer very good value! smile.gif


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post Jan 26 2010, 03:50 PM
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i always use the neck and middle position combined. Just love this straty, bell like attack


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post Jan 26 2010, 06:44 PM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Jan 25 2010, 01:38 AM) *
That's what I like about them too!!!
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Nice!!


That FAT headstock is great! Malmsteen swears that the larger mass of the headstock gives better tone and sustain... He's right! cool.gif


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