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twotimingpete

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  1. how about super glue and crushed pencil lead?
  2. EDIT: GONE used for testing, never stepped on or gigged. Works fine. Has box. Excellent condition. $40 shipped conus. Paypal.
  3. edit: it's been sold it's in excellent condition. I got it from MF. it arrived with a fussy neck position on the pickup selector switch, but the guitar plays nice so I didn't make an issue of it. If you want to gig it in the neck position I'd recommend replacing the switch. I haven't bothered. reason for selling is I just can't get used to the shorter scale length. The new price in stores is $300, I'm asking $200 shipped, will also consider trades, particularly for 25.5 scale instruments.
  4. I think what affects carvin resale value is the unusual/flamboyant appearance options people tend to choose... I'm sure it's a nice guitar but I couldn't buy something that looks like that. maybe ti's just me, dunno.
  5. I'm a bit shaky on it, it just seems like a gamble. I'm cautious about project guitars. for now, bump
  6. This is it, got a set of mexican made Squier pickups from 92 when they used american parts for the squiers and made them in Mexico now, so 3 singles and they sound amazing. can you tell me anything about this? what's the body and neck?
  7. I've got a reliced strat done by a friend of mine, interested? I'm definitely interested in strats/teles, so I'm curious.
  8. I've got a 2 or 3 month old squier vintage modified jaguar. it's nearly on par with classic vibes in my estimation -- nice build quality. plays rather nice. it's in like-new condition. it arrived with a fussy neck position on the pickup selector switch, but the guitar plays nice so I didn't make an issue of it. If you want to gig it in the neck position I'd recommend replacing the switch. I haven't bothered. reason for selling is I just can't get used to the shorter scale length. The new price in stores is $300, I'm asking $200 shipped, will also consider trades, particularly for 25.5 scale instruments.
  9. sounds like a {censored}ty trade. I'd rather have the strat and amp any day of the {censored} than some gaudy prs. this is precisely the kind of trade that gas can get you into that you'll regret later. use your damn head.
  10. I've owned several post-2008 Standard Strats (wasn't it 2006 when they changed specs, though?) and I have a 2010 American Standard. A friend and I decided to do an experiment. We took a 2008 MIM Standard Strat and my 2010 American Standard and compared them BLINDFOLDED, using the same string setup (D'addario .010's) and through the same Deluxe Reverb amplifier. We wanted to "see" if it would be noticeable in a blind taste test. The two guitars felt very similar. Almost undetectable differences. The tone was where you could hear differences. The American Standard's tone was just a bit more refined. It had better articulation. The MIM pickups had higher output, and sounded nice, but was just a little more muddy. A little bit more thud came from the MIM, which translated into less note definition. good stuff, thanks. it hadn't occured to me that the MIM's have hotter pickups, but I guess they actually do.
  11. Some MIM Fenders are clearly a cut above, but they are also priced accordingly, like this one: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/fender-classic-player-50s-stratocaster-electric-guitar I think I'm mainly focussing in on the standard line of guitars -- the Standard Strat/Tele and the American Standard Strat/Tele. I don't want to fly off into the weeds here. And if possible I'm particularly interested in people who own them -- As a person who has become experienced and war hardened iwth the whole process of acquire/purge/acquire/purge, I'm well aware of the fact that it can be very hard to fully assess an instrument in factory condition. Instruments really need a break in period as well as time to grow on you before a really good opinion can be formed.
  12. I know this may be an old topic and I have opinions on it and have expressed them, but it's something I've been thinking about again. Looking at the issue of standard strats/teles and american standard strats and teles and how they actually compare in real life. And in this case, I'm specifically talking about post 2008 MIMs and similarly modern MIAs. Most of us gear heads have had a great deal of experiences through the years to call on as it pertains to Fender guitars, but I want to recalibrate the discussion to focus only on the most modern standard instruments, especially with the understanding that the MIMs, in particular, have really been souped up since 2008 and in my experience some of the older ones just don't compare to them. The American standards (the strat in particular) have also seen some modernizations in recent years. Where I'm at right now is that I'm a person who, back in 2009, bought both a new standard tele and a new standard strat and have an extremely high opinion of both of them. I've never owned a modern american standard, though, and that's part of why I want to update the discussion.
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