ECP-NGD...Early Christmas Present New Guitar Day

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by Karathas, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. Karathas

    Karathas Well-Known Member

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    Got this today...Its an FSR Classic Vibe 60's Stratocaster with a gold bronze finish.
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    One thing I like about the finish is that it changes according to how much light you have on it..one minute it looks silverish...next minute it has more of a gold look.

    I love the pickups on this guitar...very nice sounding..sounds amazing with my Express. very happy with it.
     
  2. Yes G

    Yes G Active Member

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    Congrats and HNGD! Those are great guitars! I have a Simon Neil model which is basically a Classic Vibe 60's in Fiesta Red. The gold finish on yours looks great.
     
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    oh hell ya ,congrats.
     
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    lineboat Well-Known Member

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    Nice! Those do sound and play really well. Much more guitar there than a Std MiM Strat IMO. Congrats!
     
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    Nice one Karathas.
    I have the 50's in white and it is an amazing guitar.

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    zisme Well-Known Member

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    sweet strat! HNGD
     
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    Very nice! As others have said the Classic Vibes are just that. Classic sounding and playing strat with a great vibe.
     
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    Beautiful strat you got there! I expect goldmember will be chiming in soon
     
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    wow.....
     
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    enjoy...


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    Thanks Guys... never thought I would want a strat..but I love the playing the Blues...and love that sweet glassy blues tone you can only get from a strat. I also love that quack
     
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    chilipeppermaniac Well-Known Member

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    Don't dare getcha a Tele and a Twin or you might try to start scoring some crack and heroin next.
     
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    chilipeppermaniac Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah and I almost forgot to say ABCD-EFG- LMNOP
     
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    Karathas Well-Known Member

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    Sorry already got a Tele...I'm a Fender addict. When i first started playing guitar i gravitated towards Gibsons, I thought Fender guitars were cheaper looking...didn't like em. I also would not look at a Squier or an Epiphone. Now my attitude is a 360 degree turnaround. I love Epiphones and Squiers and think that the higher ends of those brands are as good as Gibsons and Fenders.

    I was bored one day and picked up a Squier Telecaster and played it a bit...it was such an amazing guitar i was immediately smitten..I went and bought it right away..Guess I liked Fenders more than i thought. Just goes to show...never say never...give things a chance to happen..you never know what you will like till you try it. Never thought i would ever buy a strat either..but here I am :)
     
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    yes, they each have their own mojo and depth of sound, they each have a unique voice
    and it's good to open your mind and allow different tones to jingle jangle inside.

    my main objection to a Strat is the whammy bar, it's just not something I use in my music.
    (so I should listen to my own advice, eh?) But if I bought a Strat (and I've been tempted more
    than once) I'd get a hard tail. There really is no substitute for that
    sound.

    I've been a Fender bass player since there were dinosaurs clumping around, seemingly.
    I sometimes read posts where people say how the only good guitars have glued in necks...and
    I'm always puzzled by that. Get outa here! People claim the glued in neck gives more sustain and better tone
    and it's just not true. Anyone who spends much time with a Fender guitar or bass knows that.

    So they can all pound sand. I have a great bond with my Telecaster, and my old Fender bass has
    been my companion since 1972. I'm sure I've made hundreds of dollars playing it. My most recent
    bolt on has been my 1998 Squire P-Bass, which I restored to playable condition and am now very
    fond of. I've seen it claimed that the Squire P-Bass is the world's best selling bass.

    So congratulations, and rock on... it's a lovely and unusual looking Strat.
     
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    Actually Col. try "blocking" the tremolo on a standard strat. (you can snag a CHEAPO Rndo style SX strat for under 100.00) remove the plastic "guard from the back.....IMHO it gives an echo-ish hollow soulful weepy tone and resonance that ONLY a trem cut Strat can give....I owned a hardtail that didn't have the same effect and vibration going through the body....it sounded more "telecaster" ish .......just a "tip" if you will ;)
     
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    so your saying screw the trem all the way down so it cant move..then remove the backplate over the springs?
     
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    Block the trem block with a piece of hardwood through the back. And yes, remove that back plastic cover, supposed to help tone.
     
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    Screw that trem claw down hard, put 5 springs on it, or put a hard block between the trem block and body. I've got my Strat trems decked with the springs. I do like the hard tails though. It's a different tone like eSG said.
     
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    Or you go the other way, put a block of wood between the trim and the back end of the cut out, then loosen the screws until all the tension holding the trem in place is the block, not the screws. Now it's "hardtail" but still hollowish.
     

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