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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-05-2005, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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The Fender Strat

I love the sound.

I do not like the thick/narrow necks.

Is there some way I could get that classic strat sound on a guitar with a wizard AANJ?
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-05-2005, 01:45 PM
 
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Re: The Fender Strat

the fender style head stock angle is important to the sound. so
go to the evil bay and search washburn x33. Find a pic of it from the back. that is washburn's version of "aanj" with a fender style head stock.
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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-05-2005, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: The Fender Strat

Oh, I'm gonna have to try that one out. Looking on Washburn's site, it looks like the higher end versions of that guitar have mahogany bodies and humbuckers, which won't get that strat sound, but the x33 is < $400.

Thanks man.
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Re: The Fender Strat

I've thought about but never investigated it further but I'm thinking that a S series 22 fret neck may bolt onto a strat body. But like I said, I haven't taken it further.

Like you, I love the tone of single coils and the playability of Ibanez necks so I built my own. I played a cover band gig with it the first time last week and covered everything from Dire Straits to Van Halen without having to change guitars. Make no mistake, regardless of the locking trem, headstock angle, basswood.....etc, this guitar nails strat tones and plenty more.

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Re: The Fender Strat

that guitar looks fantastic. is it just an rg with replaced scratchplate/electronics?
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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-06-2005, 10:33 AM
 
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Re: The Fender Strat

It's a RG550 body with AANJ, cavities routed out a little deeper for Fender Hot Noiseless pups, refinished in Hot Rod Red (fender color #15) with mint green custom guard, Lo Pro and strat style input jack routed. The neck is from a RG570, completely stripped and redone in an aged finish. Here's another pic.
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Beyblade, That is sweet. I like it!
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Sound clips!
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Re: The Fender Strat

That thing looks awesome! Just screaming to be played. I bet the tones you get from it are sweet too, really nice axe.
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Sound clips!
Yes! Please.
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Great Job
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Re: The Fender Strat

@beyblade :: welll...maybe u want to remove that red plastic from the number lock
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Great Job
That looks great, the colour is superb
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http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y11...tratPodouk.jpg

My answer to this post: Flat neck, Floyd, matched Custom Shop single coils

Done.
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Re: The Fender Strat

beyblade, that's a great looking guitar.

It looks much nicer than Vai's Jem Strat. I don't know if it's the monkey grip, the 22 frets, or what, but that thing always looks unbalanced to me. Yours is awesome.
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