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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 2:29 am    Post subject: NGD: Incredibly original choice Reply with quote

I got a Strat. I really love it. It's a Classic Vibe 50s LPB jobby that I scored for $230 used. It might be the most comfortable guitar I've played to date. It feels like it has a thinner neck than a MIM Strat and only weighs in at 7 lbs, which is some relief from my weighty Jag. I'm replacing the pots (Tone 2 is scratchy and wobbly) and the selector switch (flimsy) with a pre-wired blender kit from Emerson, but everything else will remain stock as it sounds and plays really well.

I'd been waffling on getting a used VM or BT Jazzmaster and installing a set of Filtertrons I have laying around or a CV 50s LPB or Sherwood Green Strat and I came across it on a random search on GC's used site. I received some good news regarding my job security for the near future, at least, so I decided to treat myself as it's been a very stressful time at work.

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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TIGHT!
I also just nabbed a 50's classic vibe. I love the feel of the neck, but the pickups are even quiter than my jaguar, so it caused a bit of shame at practice last week, when my fancy new shit was inaudible.
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice!
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

glossy AF
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on the improved job security!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, all. Never thought I'd be a Strat guy (and maybe it's the basic MIMs that haven't moved the needle for me), but the supposed thinner neck and lighter weight of this guitar is something I've been looking for. Just wish I had tried a CV Strat earlier as it would have probably saved me buying/selling several guitars to find something that fits.

I'm guessing from the serial number that it was one of the first CVs and was made in '09 and yeah, Rob, it is glossy AF. It's in good shape besides the scratchy pot, a wobbly tone knob, and a so-so selector. The neck isn't nearly as pale as it looks in photos--I'd like to get it tinted but I've no experience doing that sort of thing. Lots of useful sounds and I'm very happy with the stock pickups.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

plaidbeer wrote:
Never thought I'd be a Strat guy


Yeah, I had that when I got mine. I always though they were a bit ubiquitous and therefore not all that interesting, despite many of my favourite guitarists playing them. I now feel silly for not having one before.
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