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timhulio
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:03 pm    Post subject: custom shop strat relic SHORELINE GOLD Reply with quote

Just picked this one up. I know there's not a great deal of love for these in some quarters, but I was after an decent AV strat and got this for what I consider to be a bargain. It came with a black aftermarket pickguard and the original mint one. I put the mint back on. The pickups are John Suhr low peak things, fuck knows, never heard of them but I've not plugged it in yet to know how they sound. May yet chuck some lipsticks in there. The relicy stuff (subtle crazing to the gorgeous coloured paint, tarnished hardware, bunch of dings) has been joined by some slightly nastier dings on the lower edge, but who cares.




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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dig it and I like shoreline. Nice!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it does not look like shoreline in the pics....
but maybe its my monitor.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool. +1 on what DGNR8 said.




And looks like you can sell the Suhrs for some MOOLA if necessary.

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"They're being used by Mike Landau and Scott Henderson, so you'll be keeping good company.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh no. the hair-do comes next:


cool guitar, though. needs strings.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ultratwin wrote:
Very cool. +1 on what DGNR8 said.

And looks like you can sell the Suhrs for some MOOLA if necessary.

El Site-o wrote:
"They're being used by Mike Landau and Scott Henderson, so you'll be keeping good company.


The Sailpanes guest starring Michael Landau on noisy noodling and Scott Henderson on bluesy fusion axshuun! Where's a bassist from left field when you need one? Razz


God I had to look-up who they were! Once you get into Strat territory you're on seriously shakey ground it seems Smile
I wonder if I'm really a Strat player?? Ah screw it, I like my new guitar!

Not entirely sure about the Suhr pickups. Mean, have you seen the guitars this guy makes? Sheesh.
Plus not sure if I like a reverse wound mid- it takes the bite out of the 4th br/mid position.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always had a slighty chubby for shorline gold!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the guitar, if not the color.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

timhulio wrote:
God I had to look-up who they were! Once you get into Strat territory you're on seriously shakey ground it seems Smile


the picture i posted is of scott henderson. he's pretty wanky and the only redeemable thing he's ever done is those vital tech tone albums he did with victor wooten. and his guitar sounds like crap, but i think it's all the cheesy effects and compressors he runs it through, not the pickups.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Plus not sure if I like a reverse wound mid- it takes the bite out of the 4th br/mid position.


I don't like that on Strats at all and it seems to be standard spec now. I guess stage rockerz and weekend warriors who want their strat to be noise free when they boost the mids, so they can get their Gibson-light tone do. I just like it the old way. A Fender should be a bit noisey, that's what makes it a Fender.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never understood the "singles are noisy" comments. When you get it into a band environment if you're claiming you can hear single coil hum, I'm calling 'snake oil' on your corksniffing arse.
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