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Re: Choice of a strat

Postby leddo » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:41 am

I think wires have been crossed a little on this issue.
The guitar Dave is talking about was released as a Fender special run in 2016, I think, and was available from most UK dealers. It had the USA vintage pickups, gold fittings and came with a tweed case. It cost around £740 if I recall.
The GuitarGuitar red strat with the Fat 50s pickups is special run made for themselves. There is also a black strat with maple board. Both are £699 but do not come with a tweed case. The easiest way to tell them apart is the 2016 model has vintage style tuners whereas the GG red/back strats have the modern style of two pin tuners. They are all good guitars.
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Re: Choice of a strat

Postby dave robinson » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:15 am

I was indeed speaking of the FSR and genuinely believed it was the same instrument. However I can now see that it may not be so my comments need to be taken with caution.
I do apologise if this has caused confusion but each of these guitars though having different but equally good pickups will surely have their merits. :)
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Re: Choice of a strat

Postby Marvinrankin123 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:12 pm

Hi dave the deals fell thru im keeping the hank strat and will be getting it upgraded with CTS pots and ironstone pick ups and Oak Grigsby Pickup Selector
switch cheers
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Re: Choice of a strat

Postby Uncle Fiesta » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:32 pm

I once owned a '96 MIJ HankStrat, and was dismayed to discover it contained a set of ceramic pickups. So unless someone's changed them, that's what you've got.

I currently use a MIM Classic 60's with a set of 57/62s fitted and think it's perfect. Although the steel sustain block and heavy strings may have something to do with that too.

(I can't pretend it's my virtuosity ...)
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Re: Choice of a strat

Postby dave robinson » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:06 pm

If those pickups are indeed as described by Steve then they could be the problem, though I find it strange that a Japanese Strat would be fitted with inferior pickups. I must have led a sheltered life.
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Re: Choice of a strat

Postby C-C » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:40 pm

Hi,
I bought one of the Fender FSR (Fender Special Run) "special edition" Mexican Classic 50s gold hardware,
They were release in late 2017
The stock Pickups are fender 56s.
Its a good all round guitar.
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Re: Choice of a strat

Postby roger bayliss » Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:26 pm

C-C wrote:Hi,
I bought one of the Fender FSR (Fender Special Run) "special edition" Mexican Classic 50s gold hardware,
They were release in late 2017
The stock Pickups are fender 56s.
Its a good all round guitar.
Carl.



My mates got one of those and it's a great guitar here it is being used on Wonderful Land

https://youtu.be/OvrHuP6M4rg
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Re: Choice of a strat

Postby C-C » Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:43 pm

Hi,
Using the stock pickups it is a very good guitar.
I traded my Mk1 Katana head in for a mk2 head and use the power amp input
which bypasses the preamp panel and effect loop giving a good flat response
with no colouration perfect for bringing out the true tone of amp and echo simulator pedals.
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Re: Choice of a strat

Postby dave robinson » Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:50 pm

roger bayliss wrote:
C-C wrote:Hi,
I bought one of the Fender FSR (Fender Special Run) "special edition" Mexican Classic 50s gold hardware,
They were release in late 2017
The stock Pickups are fender 56s.
Its a good all round guitar.
Carl.



My mates got one of those and it's a great guitar here it is being used on Wonderful Land

https://youtu.be/OvrHuP6M4rg



Sounds good to me :thumbup:
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Re: Choice of a strat

Postby RUSSET » Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:10 pm

There were two Mex FSR Fiesta Red Strats. The first one was 'Classic' series & issued in 2017 & came with the Tweed hardcase , Gold hardware, & Fender CS '56 pickups & cost me £738 .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D7AjlwscPs

The second was issued in 2019 & came with Gold hardware, no hardcase, & came with CS Fat '50s pickups, which I did not purchase. It costs £699
https://www.guitarguitar.co.uk/product/ ... ed-edition

They both appear to be decent guitars.

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