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NGD 88' Strat Plus

I bought this the other day and it need a little bit of work. The Bridge was tarnished but after a little polish and eblow grease it shines very nice. Frets were in good shape but need a leveling so I did that (my first time) and a good job I must say so. A little Fret Doctor on the fingerboard and rich shine city. Vol Pot was scratchy so I replaced it and this thing is tone city.

Except for my first guitar which was a Hondo Strat copy this is my first real strat and I must say I dig it. Has so really cool sounds in it. Any extra set up tips from you experienced strat players would be appreciated.




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MMMMM Strat Plus.
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Im waiting until my Tele project is done, then I will post that and my strat plus together. While I am a fan or scantily clad women, Carrie Fischer doesnt place very high on the list. Still, atleast its not that damn picture of the BRMR with the vine inlay.
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I dunno, some of those costumes from the later Star Wars films were pretty enticing for a Sci Fi geek - you gotta remember, we get a lot more robots and starships than galactic princessess with sultry come-hither looks.......
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Oh, yeah, and a Strat set up tip - Strats feel a lot softer to play if the bridge is floating - it takes a lot of the perceived tension and stiffness out of the strings - of course if you break a string mid song you are in deep doo doo, but hey, that's what Strats are for!
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Oh, yeah, and a Strat set up tip - Strats feel a lot softer to play if the bridge is floating - it takes a lot of the perceived tension and stiffness out of the strings
Why is this the case? I mean, how does it work?
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Thats a nice looking strat.
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Thanks, it was hard to put down last night.
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Why is this the case? I mean, how does it work?
the bridge moves forward a little whenever you bend or vibrato, making it seem as if the string tension is looser. same thing for any floating bridge really.
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the bridge moves forward a little whenever you bend or vibrato, making it seem as if the string tension is looser. same thing for any floating bridge really.
I have it set up as a hard tail atm with 5 springs on the claw. If I wana wammy I got my RGT220A.
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VERY NICE !!!
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Thank you, I just can get over the sounds/tone from it. Especially in the neck pick up. I had always liked the "tubular" sound of the neck pick up but in this it is OMG. I dont know if it is the p/u, the guitar itself, or the fact that it is 22 frets and the whole neck pick up under the harmonic node thing. I really don't want to start the whole 22 vs 24 debate but it does make me wonder.
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i owned a few strat plus in my time and the only thing i dislike about that version is the roller nut , the newer ones came with a better design

nice guitar all the same though
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