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  • Thinking of selling off the Wolfgang...

    ...and not because I don't like it. I'm just really starting to miss the sound and feel of a simple Strat. I'm pretty sure I'd get a Carvin Bolt as I can't find the color combo I want anywhere else (trans green on ash, white pickups and knobs, tortoise shell pick guard, chrome hardware, rosewood fretboard). Not to mention I only have to pay 20% for them to start the build, which would give me at least 8-10 weeks to pay it off until it was finished. It prices out to $873, which is a good bit less than a new Fender Standard. With the killer price and payment option, it's really easy to justify. I used to have a MIM Strat and loved it. Anyone else come full circle on gear sometimes?
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  • #2
    Yeah, I did something similar. I used to have a MIM Strat, but started not liking it after having it for about 10 years. It needed a refret, I wanted something with 2 humbuckers, and it was black. I was tired of every lefty guitar I could find being black, so I thought maybe refinishing it would make me not want to get rid of it. I read that you could strip the poly finish with a heat gun and tried it out. Well, it worked, but apparently got hot enough to make the body start to split in half where it was glued together down the middle. I still have the neck, but I miss that guitar.

    Now I have 2 Carvin bolts.
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    • #3
      Meh I think you can get a new american strat for $699 at GC on sale right now, I'd get one of those over a carvin personally.

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      • #4
        Meh I think you can get a new american strat for $699 at GC on sale right now, I'd get one of those over a carvin personally.


        It won't have the color combination I want. Not to mention you have to pay top dollar for an ash Fender.
        Guitars: USA Peavey Wolfgang, MIJ Ibanez SCA220, Squier Telecaster Custom, Taylor 110e
        Amps: 1989 Peavey VTM60, 1969 Sunn Sceptre
        Cabs Avatar Vintage 4x12 w/ WGS Green Berets, Basson Vertical Slant 2x12 w/ Eminence Legends
        Pedals Korg Pitchblack, BBE Green Screamer, BAT Pharaoh Fuzz, MXR Carbon Copy, Line 6 Echo Park

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        • #5
          The feel is very different between the Carvin and a Strat. The Bolt feels more like a super strat than a strat tbh. Not that it's a bad guitar, Bolts are actually really cool guitars. But they don't play or feel like strats.

          You said you used to have a MIM strat and loved it. Why don't you keep the Wolfgang, save up for another MIM strat on the side and then upgrade it gradually?
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          • #6
            The feel is very different between the Carvin and a Strat. The Bolt feels more like a super strat than a strat tbh. Not that it's a bad guitar, Bolts are actually really cool guitars. But they don't play or feel like strats.

            You said you used to have a MIM strat and loved it. Why don't you keep the Wolfgang, save up for another MIM strat on the side and then upgrade it gradually?


            They offer a two point bridge other than the Wilky now that is much closer to a Fender two point which makes a HUGE difference in terms of classic Strat feel. They also now have new single coil pickups that are much more classically voiced than the AP11s that used to come stock. The neck profile is different than a Fender, but that doesn't bother me as I'm used to their neck carve. The last time I played one, it sounded and felt pretty similar to a Strat to me. The biggest reason I want the Bolt is the color combination and the fact I can get one made of ash for way cheaper than any ash Fender.
            Guitars: USA Peavey Wolfgang, MIJ Ibanez SCA220, Squier Telecaster Custom, Taylor 110e
            Amps: 1989 Peavey VTM60, 1969 Sunn Sceptre
            Cabs Avatar Vintage 4x12 w/ WGS Green Berets, Basson Vertical Slant 2x12 w/ Eminence Legends
            Pedals Korg Pitchblack, BBE Green Screamer, BAT Pharaoh Fuzz, MXR Carbon Copy, Line 6 Echo Park

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            • #7
              Get the bolt and be satisfied.
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              • #8
                Bolts are sweet for sure. I ordered one about a year ago and had to send it back. I've had a few of their bolt on necks but for some reason this one was thinner than the rest. Too thin for me. I think this was right before the thick neck option. That would have made it perfect.
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                • #9
                  Meh I think you can get a new american strat for $699 at GC on sale right now, I'd get one of those over a carvin personally.


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                  • #10
                    keep the wolfgang, you'll regret selling it. It has something most superstrats lack, a special kind of character.
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                    • #11
                      Get a MIA Strat and be happy. Great guitars. You could finance one from AMS or Sweetwater.

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                      • #12
                        Get a MIA Strat and be happy. Great guitars. You could finance one from AMS or Sweetwater.


                        G&L Legacy. I found mine on eBay for less that $800

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                        • #13
                          G&L Legacy. I found mine on eBay for less that $800


                          Great option also. After having both, I prefer my Strat. G&L is a great guitar and I think sounded better overdriven but I like the 9.5 neck radius on the Strat. Also, I think the Strat has more of a jangle sound to it than the G&L. Actually, a G&L 500 would be a good Strat alternative to a Strat.

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                          • #14
                            It won't have the color combination I want. Not to mention you have to pay top dollar for an ash Fender.


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                            • #15
                              keep the wolfgang, you'll regret selling it. It has something most superstrats lack, a special kind of character.


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