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dezb1
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 1:02 am    Post subject: New cheap strat day Reply with quote

Bought this for £30 has a few dings, body is made of Paulownia, unbelievably light weight; so light I actually weighed it! (Not somethibg ive ever done before 4.7lb).



Haven't played it yet spent about 15 minutes trying and failing to tune it only to find there's bits missing from the trem so decided to change the guard and clean it up - will get new strings tomorrow



Sorting the trem and going with a black guard I had in my spares box

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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's very nice. Do an SRV.
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bacchus wrote:
That's very nice. Do an SRV.


Play it while checking out my own arse?


Unlike SRV I'm going for black knobs...
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of them Encores are okay, is it one of the Blaster Series? Trev Wilkinson was behind them, he said it was a difficult challenge to make a giggable guitar on such a low budget, but believed he'd achieved it.
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dezb1 wrote:
Bacchus wrote:
That's very nice. Do an SRV.


Play it while checking out my own arse?

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Do an Johnny Vaughan


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doog wrote:
dezb1 wrote:
Bacchus wrote:
That's very nice. Do an SRV.


Play it while checking out my own arse?

Looole

Do an Johnny Vaughan



Its already bald.
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dezb1 wrote:
Bacchus wrote:
That's very nice. Do an SRV.


Play it while checking out my own arse?


Unlike SRV I'm going for black knobs...


MOAR PLEATS !!!
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheap Strat days are the best days of an average week.
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fran & paul are some of the original gangstas of the JS days when you'd have to say "phuck"
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Cheap Strats are the ultimate do it all electric guitars and nobody really needs anything else.

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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also

dezb1 wrote:
body is made of Paulownia


Bacchus wrote:
That's very nice.


paul_ wrote:
Yeah!


Nice grain on big bits of paulownia (I've only had a Fiesta finished Strat body done up in it so haven't ever really looked at it closely) which is convenient given the light weight and sourcability. I think Fender will be using it a lot more in the future due to it's appearance on the Brad Paisley Tele but it's hard to tell given the specialized construction they used it with which was likely a light-weight concern across the board mixed with some acoustic guitar theory (a sort of semi-hollow made with a carved out paulownia slab and spruce top).
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which one of you bastards sent me an ebay question asking if you can get teh kurdtz with that 64 mustang? Mad

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fran & paul are some of the original gangstas of the JS days when you'd have to say "phuck"
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

paul_ wrote:
Also

dezb1 wrote:
body is made of Paulownia


Bacchus wrote:
That's very nice.


paul_ wrote:
Yeah!


Nice grain on big bits of paulownia (I've only had a Fiesta finished Strat body done up in it so haven't ever really looked at it closely) which is convenient given the light weight and sourcability. I think Fender will be using it a lot more in the future due to it's appearance on the Brad Paisley Tele but it's hard to tell given the specialized construction they used it with which was likely a light-weight concern across the board mixed with some acoustic guitar theory (a sort of semi-hollow made with a carved out paulownia slab and spruce top).



The grain is crackin looking, the whole guitar weighs about 4.5lb - was having a look on YouTube and some of the botique builders on there are using it a fair bit. Apparently it's very fast growing and as environmentally friendly as a guitar wood can be.
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's certainly fast-growing, my mother-in-law had trouble with one that her neighbour was given as a present.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fran wrote:
Some of them Encores are okay, is it one of the Blaster Series? Trev Wilkinson was behind them, he said it was a difficult challenge to make a giggable guitar on such a low budget, but believed he'd achieved it.


Aye, it's a Blaster old Trev did a no bad job - all guitar tech parts, the machine heads cost more than I paid for the guitar. Have spent the morning playing Chic and Inxs songs - that's the kind of noise it makes the pickups are quite hot sounding so I've dropped them pretty low.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm now up to £48 in money in it... I've paid ten times that for guitars that aren't half as good. If it's still in favour be t month I'm going to put a Wilkinson trem I have in the garage on it next string change.
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