Just finished stripping my US Strat

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  • That's well nice.  Mucho prefero.  


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  • dindudedindude Frets: 4817
    I like that a lot, looks like a great and unique looking workhorse.
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  • stonevibestonevibe Frets: 2730
    dindude said:
    I like that a lot, looks like a great and unique looking workhorse.
    The phrase 'beater' should be used liberally with this Strat. When I got it it was beaten and I just beat it more and more.

    Sounds great and plays very nicely.

    BK in the bridge and a set of Oil City single coils in a fancy wiring harness.

    Callaham Steel block

    Sperzels & a set of posh lubricating saddles.

    So it takes a pounding and stays true.


    How much does it weigh? & Does it play like butter?

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  • John_PJohn_P Frets: 1452
    Very nice  and very fast! work.  

    Will the grain start to show a bit more with the stain sinks into the body?  If so it's going to look better and better with use :)
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  • ChuffolaChuffola Frets: 1304
    That is awesome, Mr Vibe!

    I want one.
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  • DrBobDrBob Frets: 1502
    stonevibe said:
    dindude said:
    I like that a lot, looks like a great and unique looking workhorse.
    The phrase 'beater' should be used liberally with this Strat. When I got it it was beaten and I just beat it more and more.

    Sounds great and plays very nicely.

    BK in the bridge and a set of Oil City single coils in a fancy wiring harness.

    Callaham Steel block

    Sperzels & a set of posh lubricating saddles.

    So it takes a pounding and stays true.


    This isn't the white one that you used for the Oil City Stonevibe demo is it ? I only ask because the pickup config sounds familiar but if memory serves that one was a white CS body that you stripped all the finish off of under the plate & in the neck pocket for better contact & vibration transfer
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  • stonevibestonevibe Frets: 2730
    DrBob said:
    stonevibe said:
    dindude said:
    I like that a lot, looks like a great and unique looking workhorse.
    The phrase 'beater' should be used liberally with this Strat. When I got it it was beaten and I just beat it more and more.

    Sounds great and plays very nicely.

    BK in the bridge and a set of Oil City single coils in a fancy wiring harness.

    Callaham Steel block

    Sperzels & a set of posh lubricating saddles.

    So it takes a pounding and stays true.


    This isn't the white one that you used for the Oil City Stonevibe demo is it ? I only ask because the pickup config sounds familiar but if memory serves that one was a white CS body that you stripped all the finish off of under the plate & in the neck pocket for better contact & vibration transfer
    No, its a US Strat but it is loaded with that pickup and plate from the other white guitar. 

    The white one is currently setup with a set of BK irish tours and a Nailbomb...
    How much does it weigh? & Does it play like butter?

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  • Lovely job
    Seemed like a good idea.....

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  • usedtobeusedtobe Frets: 2203
    I don't have much experience with fenders, but it's really disappointing to find that they're slathered in all that plasticky shit..! I always thought it was a bit of a skoosh with car paint, and done.. 
    I'm sure almost all my guitars are similarly coated, but then I don't pay USA Fender money for my gear.. It's made me think, though, this thread has..!
     so if you fancy a reissue of a guitar they never made in a colour they never used then it probably isn't too overpriced.

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  • stonevibestonevibe Frets: 2730
    Nah, Fender have been 'plastering' it on since the mid '60s.

    Even before that certain 'custom colours' where poly as there was no 'nitro' version of certain colours.

    That and the filler Fender used on some guitars was layered on pretty thick as well. I'm pretty sure they still use a poly coat before spraying nitro finishes over the top even now.




    How much does it weigh? & Does it play like butter?

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  • jd0272jd0272 Frets: 3849
    I my have to address my current Strat-less-ness shortly.
    stonevibe said:
    Nah, Fender have been 'plastering' it on since the mid '60s.

    Even before that certain 'custom colours' where poly as there was no 'nitro' version of certain colours.

    That and the filler Fender used on some guitars was layered on pretty thick as well. I'm pretty sure they still use a poly coat before spraying nitro finishes over the top even now.






    They do. Poly base coat followed by nitro, unless you're talking 'top end' Custom Shop. 
    "You do all the 'widdly widdly' bits, and just leave the hard stuff to me."
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