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Sunfire Orange Flake Super-Sonic kind of day
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Dougler
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:19 am    Post subject: Sunfire Orange Flake Super-Sonic kind of day Reply with quote

Don't have the best camera on my phone, but it works


Super-sonics by The Dougler1, on Flickr


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Got it yesterday, out of the box it sucked, but after I set it up to how I like my guitars, it has become a pretty great guitar, not use to the wider nut width, but after just a minute or so I get use to it. I'm not a fan of the pickups in it though, I really love the original ones in my squier more. The fender ones are a little too hot for my taste. Still have the original strings on it, but don't mind them, I usually use 11's though, but when I do change the strings I wanna check under the pickguard and see what the routing looks like, so maybe I could possibly put the original squier pickguard from my black one on it and put some new pickups in it, don't like how the humbuckers have 2 screws on one side and 1 on the other. But other wise I'm really digging this guitar.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool!

So wait, did they really make a FENDER with a SQUIER neckplate? Or did you change that yourself?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats the neck plate that came with it
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

re purposing old stock maybe? or perhaps they didn't want to make a new mold. either way it's kind of charming homage. Looks like a cool guitar, dat orange sprakle. if you had to chose the squier over the fender, which would you pick?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks fantastic.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Goots. wrote:
re purposing old stock maybe? or perhaps they didn't want to make a new mold. either way it's kind of charming homage. Looks like a cool guitar, dat orange sprakle. if you had to chose the squier over the fender, which would you pick?


I wasn't hating....I agree it kind of adds sentiment....

However, it makes me wonder Fender just found a box of old Supersonic neck plates in the Japanese factory and that's what prompted this reissue....
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, that's why I brought up those questions. Same thing went through my mind about the possibility of boxes of old stock of parts. I don't think it's uncommon, as I've heard that it may have prompted some designs, to use up old parts. I didn't think you were hatin' on it. I'm sure fender wouldn't say "we're releasing a guitar because we have boxes of old parts for it" but I'm gonna think it because it's a pretty funny thought.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's the "S" for Super-Sonic Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want a grey one.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, big neck, eh? Passable?
The neck plate looks like it is not recessed into the body like the Squiers, am I correct?
Is it heavy?
In what ways does it feel different than the originals? Anything better?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Goots. wrote:
I'm sure fender wouldn't say "we're releasing a guitar because we have boxes of old parts for it" but I'm gonna think it because it's a pretty funny thought.

Think away. That's why the Swinger exists, after all.

I dig the orange sparkle, but Fender lost me with the wider nut width. Guess I'll just go on rocking the original. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Goots. wrote:
re purposing old stock maybe? or perhaps they didn't want to make a new mold. either way it's kind of charming homage. Looks like a cool guitar, dat orange sprakle. if you had to chose the squier over the fender, which would you pick?


I have pretty small hands so I think I would still pick the Squier over the Fender, but I've only had it for about 2 days now, so still feeling it out. But I'm digging it, the neck feels great to me, Switching back and forth between the Squier and Fender, it doesn't take to long for me to get use to the fender one, but I'm more use to thinner nuts, My Bronco and Jag-stang have 40mm necks, I do prefer, but after I set it up, it is a solid guitar, just don't like the pickups that much.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wadeaminute wrote:
So, big neck, eh? Passable?
The neck plate looks like it is not recessed into the body like the Squiers, am I correct?
Is it heavy?
In what ways does it feel different than the originals? Anything better?


I like the alder body, but yeah, the neck is totally diffrent then the original, the neck is a bit thicker besides the wider nut. But it is still pretty light, it feels like it maybe about 2 to 2 1/2 pounds more in weight then my squier one. And yes the neck plate on the fender ones are not recessed, but it still has the round heal I love from the original.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What potentiometers does it come with 250, 500 ohm or 1 meg?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats Dougler! You da man! When are you gonna have a look under the hood?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Goots. wrote:
it's kind of charming homage.


or it just looks like fender are being fucking lazy, as usual.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another Bay Area shortscaler!

Congrats, the SS looks great.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The black one looks rad.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Improvements: Alder Body, Orange sprackle.

Cons: stupid nut width, can't be arsed to recess neck plate, use squier neck plate, pickups not as good sounding as squier.

Sheesh Fender really know how to half-arse a product better than anyone. It looks great in everyway but those specs are a total turn off for me. Glad you're digging it though!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome color,I see its rocking some fender atomic humbuckers.
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