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  • Suier Surfcaster-Anyone try it yet?

    "In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act."- George Orwell

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  • #2
    I have one. I dunno if I got lucky, but it's the best feeling guitar I've ever played. Nothing about it feels cheap, and it sounds rad!
    Squier Surf Strat / Gibson Faded Flying V / Peavey Classic 30 / Squier CV Jazz Bass

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    • #3
      I played one at the music store I work at. I loved it. We sold it quickly. Excellent tone and felt very solidly built.

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      • #4
        I have (GFS) chrome covered pickups in a strat parts guitar in 2 positions, they sound real good to me.

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        • #5
          I played a couple at GC and was very surprised....I think these are sleepers. Trem was a bit stiff, but pups sounded good through a classic 30. Other than a CV Tele or a used find, hard to beat.
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          • #6
            I have one. Nicest playing strat I have owned. Made my american sreies feel like a dead turd.

            I changed the pickup springs to rubber tube, it stoped the pickups from rattling on the guard. I also dropped a high mass MIM trem in it. Necks are a little wider at the nut that CV strats. Just a great little guitaar.

            Pickups sound like low output vintage strat pickups smooth no icepicky here, not thin dano or jangly.


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            • #7
              I don't know but that looks sweet as hell.

              If I dropped a Wilkinson bridge on it, I would probably even leave the pickups stock.
              Electrics: Fender '73 Mustang RI, Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino, Gibson 60s Tribute Les Paul Studio, Daisy Rock Retro-H Deluxe, Squier Hello Kitty Strat x2Acoustics: Taylor 316CE-LTD, Seagull Entourage Rustic CW QITBasses: Squier Badtz Maru Bronco Bass, Aria CSB-300, Fender Mustang Bass RIAmps: Vox TB18C1, Vox Pathfinder 210, Peavey Transtube Envoy, Ampeg Micro VR StackMy Band: http://mittensband.com

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              • #8
                I've drooled over those (on the web) already a couple times.

                Just when I thought it was out of my mind, they pull me back in.


                I'd like to have one kicking around fo sho. Great looking guitars and now, I'm hearing from owners that they sound good too!
                A '57 Classic, MIJ from USA parts.
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                Well Dick, it's got a good beat, and I could dance to it, so I give it a 10!
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                • #9
                  I don't know but that looks sweet as hell.

                  If I dropped a Wilkinson bridge on it, I would probably even leave the pickups stock.


                  Pickups are great. If you just play rythm and sing there very nice.

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                  • #10
                    These new squiers they're coming out with these days are pretty impressive.
                    You're welcome here if you're of the spirit to make a sound.

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                    • #11
                      Yep, I own a Squire Vintage Modified Surf Stratocaster (Sonic Blue). It's a great Strat and I am not much of a long scale guy.

                      It stays in tune well and has great fit and finish. Plus the pickups have that lovely lower output twang. However they are perhaps just a tiny bit subdued in the upper frequency ranges but that does make them easy to manage and easy to EQ.

                      Sadly it does not quack as much as my MIJ Fender '68 reissue in switch positions 2 and 4.

                      My MIJ Fender '68 reissue came with lower output older-style staggered pole piece pickups that are brasher sounding that my Squire Vintage Modified Surf Stratocaster's lipstick tube pickups.
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                      • #12
                        ^^^ OT Post, but I'm currently in the process of picking up an Ultra III, just like in your pic. I could resist no longer.
                        A '57 Classic, MIJ from USA parts.
                        HCEG Existentialism: I buy guitars, therefore, I am.
                        Well Dick, it's got a good beat, and I could dance to it, so I give it a 10!
                        I have opinions of my own,strong opinions but I don't always agree with them.

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                        • #13
                          I love my Ultra II. I know that some consider the Epiphone Alnico Classic humbucker pickups to be muddy and bland but I think they sound great as long as you want a lower output humbucker with a balanced warm tone.

                          The NanoMAG pickup is a real hoot but only if you give it its own full range acoustic guitar amp or PA. The body shape is superior to a conventional Les Paul and the chambering makes it much more playable longer term due to deceased weight.

                          The Ultra III has some very interesting updates compared to my Ultra II, and I would buy the Ultra III in a heartbeat if I did not already own the Ultra II!

                          Please let me know what you think of it when you get it (or maybe you better not or I might be too tempted to sell mine and buy a III).
                          I've been posting here for years, but lost everything with HC 2.0!

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                          • #14
                            I really want to try one. The only concern for me is that the neck might be too skinny.
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                            • #15
                              Please let me know what you think of it when you get it (or maybe you better not or I might be too tempted to sell mine and buy a III).


                              Will do. I thought possibly you had gotten a II. I remember when they were blowing them out at the end of the model run and I was sooo tempted to get the II myself at that time. I think the most interesting update is the ProBucker pickups (Epi's take on the BB 2 & 4). I have a suspicion I might be able to live with those. I'm a big Burstbucker fan, but really the II and III combo are my least favorite. I prefer the BB Pros but my fave is the BB 1 & 2. I'll be tempted to move the neck p'up to the bridge and buy a new BB 1 for the neck, but I'm hoping I'll just leave it as is. But indeed, I'm mostly buying it for the nanomag feature and the heavy chambered build. Thankx.

                              Sorry for hijacking.

                              Now back to your regularly scheduled channel.
                              A '57 Classic, MIJ from USA parts.
                              HCEG Existentialism: I buy guitars, therefore, I am.
                              Well Dick, it's got a good beat, and I could dance to it, so I give it a 10!
                              I have opinions of my own,strong opinions but I don't always agree with them.

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