All things guitar, Les Pauls, Strats, Teles, Tokai, Ibanez etc. etc. etc.

Moderators: Slowy, Capt. Black

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BY calling card
#783833
I once had a 74 hardtail, ash body, that thing was the strattiest quackiest chicken pick'n thing I can remember. This was 30 years ago though, I'd be interested to re hear it now. It was a character, local tga kokomo bluesman bought it.
Very stratty.
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BY Dharmajester
#783844
GrantB wrote:
Dharmajester wrote:Blocking can salvage some but can kill others. Personally whether I want to use a trem or not I think they always sound better with 5mil at the back as decking to me kills the top end sheen acoustically .


You saying 5mm lift at the rear of the bridge? Seems high?


Yeah your right, just had a wee measure, two actually. Brains a bit fried at the mo ( what's new some would say )
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BY Single coil
#783848
2mm... duly noted.
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BY Bg
#783854
I'd have to say that Jeff Beck disagrees, I'd say theres more than 5mm at the back of his bridge...
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BY olegmcnoleg
#783857
Bg wrote:I'd have to say that Jeff Beck disagrees, I'd say theres more than 5mm at the back of his bridge...


Jeff Beck is an alien from another dimension, where guitars are more expressive and have more available notes and tones
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BY Slowy
#783858
olegmcnoleg wrote:
Bg wrote:I'd have to say that Jeff Beck disagrees, I'd say theres more than 5mm at the back of his bridge...


Jeff Beck is an alien from another dimension, where guitars are more expressive and have more available notes and tones

I used to own a Jeff Beck Strat. Seriously considered suing Fender for mis-representation. Didn't sound anything like Jeff Beck.
BY HappyEnding
#783861
Dharmajester wrote:Sorry, but I'm also confused by the splatty term.
Sure, there are plenty of less than stellar sounding examples out there and like any rescue some can be saved , others remain irredeemable . For me the bad ones are thin, lifeless sounding creatures, reminiscent of the awful second rate Shaft style music dubbed onto very cheap 70's porn movies.


Surely this kind of 'splatty' is a good result.
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BY Dharmajester
#783867
Bg wrote:I'd have to say that Jeff Beck disagrees, I'd say theres more than 5mm at the back of his bridge...


Sure, but his tremery is an art form within itself. David Torn too. I'm happy with a bit of downward motion and fingers for anything in the other direction. I've tried the Carl Verheyen set up but couldn't get on with the accidental pitch change induced by my right hand on the saddles and am too lazy to remedy it with technique changes. Handy facility of you can get on with it though.
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BY Single coil
#783887
Oh do you need a strat to make porn music?
I seem to get a bang on porn tone whenever I get within 4km of a wah pedal.
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BY bender
#788426
I know exactly what you mean, Slowy. I recently picked up a strat that has no business sounding like one (completely the wrong pickups), and yet it does. It’s almost like the bridge has a similar effect to the 2 or 4 position on the selector switch- you really can’t escape it.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s a superb guitar- great neck, lovely and resonant, mostly great sound... but the splattiness (stratiness) is not me at all.

I’m going to try a trem block upgrade before I give up on it but I suspect that me and strats just weren’t meant to be.
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BY Single coil
#788427
Plausible, man. I want to like them.
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BY Bg
#788428
It's your fault. Not the stats.
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BY standardfour
#788432
I couldn’t get into Strats for so long, I just thought they were so cheesy and lacking personality but now I love them. That quack seems so unique to the strat, and they seem to have a really percussive quality....I can’t even imagine what Hendrix would sound like without all the nasally mids.
Last edited by standardfour on Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:01 am, edited 1 time in total.
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BY Bg
#788433
they are unique and they are an approximation of every other guitar.