Late 70s Strats - thoughs?

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Re: Late 70s Strats - thoughs?

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Mr Bungle wrote: Thu Mar 14, 2024 11:17 am Not a fan of the big headstocks at all.
I think they look better on a jazzmaster or something with a bigger body, definitely out of proportion on a Strat IMO.
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olegmcnoleg wrote: Fri Mar 15, 2024 5:53 am
Molly wrote: Thu Mar 14, 2024 5:17 pm I have a couple. Aesthetically they're both nicely aged with a lovely amber on the natural finish 79 and yellow, faded white on the 72.

I can't argue with most of the preceding criticisms, but have come to recognize that all guitars have their own thing. If you like it the flaws don't matter. And they're inconsistent as opposed to universally bad.

Have a listen to Ainsley Lister on TPS as he cycles through his CBS Strats. In his hands they sound great.

Lastly, think about Brian May's Red Special and all the axioms that could be used to slate it. I'm really not sure the rules are as hard and fast as we believe. PRS think they have it down to a science but I'd rather beat the crap out of a simple Telecaster.


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GrantB wrote: Fri Mar 15, 2024 7:32 pm Jaesus, I thought I was slow
I think they call it ‘differently abled’ now

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Re: Late 70s Strats - thoughs?

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jeremyb wrote: Fri Mar 15, 2024 6:13 am
Mr Bungle wrote: Thu Mar 14, 2024 11:17 am Not a fan of the big headstocks at all.
I think they look better on a jazzmaster or something with a bigger body, definitely out of proportion on a Strat IMO.
Definitely not a fan on Jazzy’s either. They’re simply out of proportion full stop.

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Re: Late 70s Strats - thoughs?

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I like the big headstocks, personally.

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I LOVE the bigger headstocks!
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AiRdAd wrote: Sun Mar 17, 2024 7:30 am I like big headstocks an´ I can not lie.
You otha brothas can´t deny.
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Okay, so this arrived today, and this is what I have found out so far.

Its heavy at 4.3kg 😅
The neck join is tight
The pickups and wiring are all original
The finish is surprisingly thin
The original trem has been replaced by a 90s Fender two point unit, and the tuners with a random but nice set of grovers

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Nice work - congrats. What year are we talking?
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ImageThe serial number is an S7 which suggests 77, but the pots and pickups are dated with a 79?
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Re: Late 70s Strats - thoughs?

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JustMatt wrote: Thu Mar 21, 2024 3:19 pm
The neck join is tight
Fake!!!
So, is that low alcohol or no alcohol at all? mmmm, no alcohol, do you want to try it? Noooooooooo.

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Re: Late 70s Strats - thoughs?

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Pretty typical for Fender. Most S9's are 1980.

These pickups should sound real good. Hotter than the vintage stuff...more bottom end too.
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