Fender is About to Start Making Some Nice Cuts

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  1. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    What everyone thinks Fender makes:
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    I don’t think anyone would dispute Fender’s forays into more adventurous guitars, but their non traditional models don’t seem to have any longevity. I wonder if the folks who actually want a Fender Strat are really bothered by the improvements/modernisations, or if the mindset of those who want a modern “Strat” are already looking at Suhr?
     
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    LordIronSpatula A series of interconnected fortune cookies.

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    Would be cool to see a seven string Strat in this new series. Maybe if they add enough "modernizations" like a reworked heel and knurled knobs the "Maestro" won't be able to do anything about it...
     
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    Kaura biding his time

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    @MaxOfMetal

    7-strings and a matching headstock?!

    *teleports to early 2000´s*
     
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    To add to MaxOfMetal's list:

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    Jeff Banned from Reality

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    Generations are like Star Trek movies; every other one sucks. :D
    Boomers? Suck. Gen X? Awesome. Millennials? Suck. Gen Z? We have high hopes. :lol:
     
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    couverdure No Gear Day

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    They look like precursors to the Jim Root signature models, and he actually used one so his sigs are pretty much the successors to them.
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    Adieu SS.org Regular

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    The important question: DID they change the neck pocket standard, or NOT????


    If the dimensions match and there's just one offset screw hole, good.... if they don't, then eff dat
     
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    That's the thing I like about my Dave Murray Strat. It's got the old school 2 tone sunburst and F style tuners, and I put a cream guard on it, so it has that traditional Fender look, but it also has a top mounted Floyd and single coil sized humbuckers so it doesn't look 80s enough to be a Charvel, but hot rodded enough it doesn't look like Buddy Holly should be playing it.

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    Also, this is what Fender should do with their heels.
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    wedge_destroyer SS.org Regular

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    They can still be found, I picked one up for cheap from a brick and mortar where it hung forever. The trem is not bad honestly, the block appears to be brass, pickups are alright for stock kinda scooped, routes are perfect dimarzio routes, neck is chunkier than my Rg7420, with a C shape.
     
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    Looks like some good improvements.
     
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    Grand Moff Tim Some call me... Tim

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    Haha, look at Fender, trying to squeeze their way into the high-end modern spec strat market and steal some of Suhr's customers! Pathetic! It's a good thing you'd never catch any of the brands that are more popular on SSO trying to do a thing like th...


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    narad Progressive metal and politics

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    Ibanez is making Silver Skys now?
     
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    Grand Moff Tim Some call me... Tim

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    The Silver Sky is just a Navigator ST clone, dumbass.
     
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    narad Progressive metal and politics

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    Hey, that's why I bought one. To play authentic.
     
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    I don't understand the music market. I have a Prodigy bass from the year I was born and it's so badass. Stacked pots, active PJ pickups, hybrid body and neck halfway between a P and a J bass, rosewood so dark it looks like ebony from a few feet away, and it retailed at a nice mid level MiM price; someone at fender put a lot of love into them yet for some reason it didn't sell.:shrug:
     
  17. MaxOfMetal

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    The thing is, the greater majority of players don't feel they need anything more than what's been the standard for the last seven decades.

    Only internet guitar nerds moan about things being "old" or the need to "modernize".

    Folks don't go to Suhr because they're "more modern", the go to Suhr or Anderson or Tyler because of the quality and exclusivity, and not always in that order.

    Again, I have a problem calling neck-through (early 60's), locking trems (mid 70's), compound radius (70's), etc. "Modern".
     
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    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    I'd still rather have a better volume button placement.
     
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    Suhr who?

    Ibanez had been doing that since the mid 70s, ESP since the early 80s

    Other SSO faves like Charvel, Jackson, and Schecter too btw.

    Hell even GIBSON made high end sorta-strats with maple fretboards before Suhr became a thing
     
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    Wooooosh!
     

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