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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-10-2009, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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NGD! Fender HM Strat

Actually, ive had it for a while, but i didnt have a chance to clean it up a bit and put fresh strings on it, and above all, i hadnt posted pics...


This is one that doesnt come up too often (at least over here), and i gotta say its every bit as good as an RG, if not better... same factory, woods, tuners and build quality, Floyd Rose Pro instead of Edge and "almost real" DiMarzios from the factory... its a solid, lovely beast with a really nice finish... TBX Tone pot, too!

What i like most about it is the slightly thicker neck, and the 25® scale... makes it really, really comfortable...

Ok enough dribble, here it is:




More pics: http://s13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...FenderHMStrat/
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-10-2009, 03:22 PM
 
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Re: NGD! Fender HM Strat

Where do I get me one of those? Do they still make them?
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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-10-2009, 03:32 PM
 
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Re: NGD! Fender HM Strat

Nice, I haven't seen that color on one before.
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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-10-2009, 06:21 PM
 
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Re: NGD! Fender HM Strat

Is that a newer HM? Mine is one of the first generation HM's and looks totally different. For the record, I like my stock Dimarzio in the HM better than my Dimarzio Evolution I installed in my HM3.

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b7...D550/ry%3D400/
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Where do I get me one of those? Do they still make them?
I'm about 99% sure that the HM and Talon (often marketed under the Heartfield name) are not still being made.
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Re: NGD! Fender HM Strat

Nice score man!
Love the finish and the maple fretboard!
Enjoy!
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Nice score man!
Love the finish and the maple fretboard!
Enjoy!
Thanx!


Yeah guys, this is the later version of the HM, its a 90/91 from the serial number, and they havent been produced since those days...
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Re: NGD! Fender HM Strat

Nice maple...headstock shots please....does it have Strat scribbled across it?
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Re: NGD! Fender HM Strat

It looks great. It also looks brand new, you got it in a great condition. The only thing I don't like is the headstock but it's no big deal at all. That finish is sweet.
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Nice maple...headstock shots please....does it have Strat scribbled across it?
Check the photobucket link!

Actually, its a big Fender scribbled and a small STRAT in a spaceship videogame kinda font...
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Re: NGD! Fender HM Strat

Nice axe....but are these remakes or something? I've never seen a HM strat with that headstock?
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Re: NGD! Fender HM Strat

No remakes, actually from what i could gather from here: http://freespace.virgin.net/john.blackman4/hm.htm and the catalog scan there (and its about the only info i could find...) this one is part of the later run...

Headstock is pretty similar to the Fender/Heartfield Talon, only these had the tip chopped in a claw / talon shape...

btw, if anyone has a larger file of that catalog, itll be very welcome
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Ah, ok they're from 1992, the last versions of the HM Strats.

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Re: NGD! Fender HM Strat

I used to have an 89 hm strat, which I traded in for my jem (with an rg).

I wouldn't say I regretted doing it, but those HM's are very under rated guitars. I had a 24fret with a kahler spyder trem and very low action. It was pretty good for what I paid for it.

Congrats on yours dude.
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post #15 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-19-2009, 10:55 PM
 
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Re: NGD! Fender HM Strat

The 88-90 models have the Kahler Spyder. The 91-92's are much more rare and have the Original Floyd. I have a 92 model in royal metallic blue, no pickguard. The pickups are DiMarzio Super 2's or 3's, can't remember which, it's one of the 2. Mine has the Standard strat headstock in black with the Fender logo and the small "STRAT" in space/computer font.
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