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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-04-2003, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Squire Strat for Ebow?

I've been offered a trade: my Squire Strat ('97, Affinity model (but not thinned out, etc, like the recent ones), with DiMarzio Super Distortion added in the bridge position) for a mint condition, barely used Ebow. Is this a fair trade?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-04-2003, 11:11 PM
 
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Considering a brand-new Ebow is only US$79.99 from MF, i'd say no. But it all comes down to what your Squier is worth to you.
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-04-2003, 11:11 PM
 
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An e-bow is only worth $80 new, isn't it? Sounds like you'd be coming out on the short end of the deal.

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-05-2003, 12:53 PM
 
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Yeah, you're pickup alone is worth nearly that. If you're not playing the thing, then sure, but look for another $100 or so (USD) thrown in, maybe...

Personally, i like having a 6 string lying around, even if you play mostly 7. They're especially useful if the 7 has a floating bridge- it's nice to be able to explore new tunings with a 1-minute setup change, instead of a 45 minute one.

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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-05-2003, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Nah, I don't use it much at all anymore, esp. since the 7-string's a hardtail, and the 6-string isn't (stupid Squire trem won't stay in tune worth crap...). I'll see if I can get him to throw in a bit of cash in the trade, if not, no deal.

Besides, I'm eyeing this nice Squire Fat Strat 7-string at a local music store that's going dirt cheap (and I could probably talk them even lower cuz the guys hate 7-strings, and don't know their @$$ from their input jack so to speak). Heck, you even mention Ibanez and they go "Oh yea, they got real popular during that whole 7-string trend, but I don't know much else about them" then go into a big rant about why 7-strings are pointless. Basically, I'd be getting a 7-string version of my Strat, with a cheaper bridge pickup (for now lol), and all black (pickup covers, pickguard, knobs, etc included) instead of white pickguard, etc. Which I like lol
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-05-2003, 04:19 PM
 
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I quite liiked the neck profile on those Fat Strat 7's... i was tempted to get a sunburst one myself. The fret ends were a bit ouchy, but nothing a little filing wouldn't fix.
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I quite liiked the neck profile on those Fat Strat 7's... i was tempted to get a sunburst one myself. The fret ends were a bit ouchy, but nothing a little filing wouldn't fix.
Yea, I plan to try it out sometime soon. How did they sound?
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-05-2003, 05:04 PM
 
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is this a stagemaster or a fat strat? reason i asked was that i was screwing around on a stagemaster once, and i thought it was suprisingly cool.

you know, you might be able to work out a pretty good trade for that 7, if they hate the things there...

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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-06-2003, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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is this a stagemaster or a fat strat? reason i asked was that i was screwing around on a stagemaster once, and i thought it was suprisingly cool.

you know, you might be able to work out a pretty good trade for that 7, if they hate the things there...

-Drew
I could (and might) try a trade...it's a Fat Strat, not a Stagemaster. I've tried the Stagemaster 7-FR before and I agree, they're surprisingly good. Tho it was horribly set up, and I prefer fixed bridges I'll try out the Fat Strat soon.
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It's fixed, then? I'd personally prefer to have atleast one guitar around with a trem, but that's just me.

Keep in mind also that it's nearly impossible (or at least kinda painful) to do thumb-over-neck hendrixy chordal work on a 7. if that's an issue, then keep the strat. if it's not part of your style then, well, if you're getting a good deal, then do it.

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It's fixed, then? I'd personally prefer to have atleast one guitar around with a trem, but that's just me.

Keep in mind also that it's nearly impossible (or at least kinda painful) to do thumb-over-neck hendrixy chordal work on a 7. if that's an issue, then keep the strat. if it's not part of your style then, well, if you're getting a good deal, then do it.

-Drew
Well, I don't do the Hendrix style chordal work, so that's good. And I like trems, but I prefer hard-tails to floating trems. The Fat Strat 7 has a vintage trem I think :P
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-07-2003, 02:55 AM
 
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I agree with Drew. Your super distortion is worth the ebow itself, if not more...
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-07-2003, 06:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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I agree with Drew. Your super distortion is worth the ebow itself, if not more...
Yea, that's what I was thinking. Hense why I'd be asking for a hundred or two extra on the guitar.
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