#1
Today I played the most badass Strat. It was a Mexican made Roadhouse. Someone had fitted this Seymour Duncan humbucker on the bridge and put some really hot singles in the middle and neck.

The beauty of it was that the humbucker wasn't so hot that it ruined the gorgeous blues tone of the middle and bridge, but you got the nice crunch of a bridge humbucker rather than the trashy (for want of a better word and IMO) tone of a single bridge.

Only problem was, for me, that the fretboard was rosewood rather than a gorgeously shaped maple (like the rest of the neck).

Anyone else found such guitar that suits them so well?
#2
Yeah, most of us like that "trashy single coil bridge tone"
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#3
I don't mean it in a bad way. I know it sounds very much like that but I don't mean it. I'm trying to say that the humbucker sounds smoother if you see what I mean.

Don't take offence from it, I certainly don't mean it to sound like it does. I didn't know how else to describe it. If you've got a better word, by all means, tell me, and I'll edit.
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#4
Oh, it's cool. My Strat (see sig) fits me perfectly.
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"I'm discontinuing production on the Timmy now as well. It might come back into production at some point down the road, but probably not because people will just clone it anyway cause they're stupid jerk face doo doo heads. -Paul C."
#5
Is it just me that prefers a maple fretboard, or do alot of Strat players do too?

Of all the guitars I've seen and played, Strats have the most beautiful necks and fretboards to play. I love them!
#6
Me, too. But I don't want to waste money to change it right now. Though someday, it will be sporting a reverse maple neck (the vintage kind, like on the '57 reissue.)
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"I'm discontinuing production on the Timmy now as well. It might come back into production at some point down the road, but probably not because people will just clone it anyway cause they're stupid jerk face doo doo heads. -Paul C."
#8
Either, I like most, probably a C, since they're faster, though.
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"I'm discontinuing production on the Timmy now as well. It might come back into production at some point down the road, but probably not because people will just clone it anyway cause they're stupid jerk face doo doo heads. -Paul C."
#9
My MIM strat suits me very well. They are the absolute best guitars you can buy for the money.
#10
my MIM strat fits me perfectly, ive played so many guitars cos i would like a new one but nothing compares to it

gibsons-too beefy
ibanez- too weedy
shecters- too metal
bc rich- too stupid, to metal
prs- too classy
deans- no bang for buck ratio, too metal

hell MIA strats- too exepnsive considering i cant tell the difference between them and MIMs

so my MIM strat is my pefect guitar
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#11
Dude sounds like a Fender deluxe Lonestar strat, Seymour Duncan Pearly gates in the bridge, two Texas specials in the neck and middle, they only come with rosewood fretboards which would explain that. They're on the fender website. hope that helped.
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#12
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Dude sounds like a Fender deluxe Lonestar strat, Seymour Duncan Pearly gates in the bridge, two Texas specials in the neck and middle, they only come with rosewood fretboards which would explain that. They're on the fender website. hope that helped.

i believe youre right, i tried one of these and also really liked it.
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#13
I like rosewood better (not a lot, but slightly). And I know what you mean on the bridge SC. I love it though, it's not exactly smooth, which can be perfect sometimes.

I have an American Deluxe Start, by the way.
#14
I love my MIA Stratocaster. It's the most comfortable guitar and the most beautiful (3-tone sunburst with maple fretboard) I've ever played.
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#15
My Strat has a wonderful V neck - never played a V before, but it plays NICE!
I like the pups on my strat too.
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#16
The Roadhouse series are excellent guitars. The humbuckers in them are fantastic. Yeah, wish they came in maple necks, too.
#17
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my MIM strat fits me perfectly, ive played so many guitars cos i would like a new one but nothing compares to it

gibsons-too beefy
ibanez- too weedy
shecters- too metal
bc rich- too stupid, to metal
prs- too classy
deans- no bang for buck ratio, too metal

hell MIA strats- too exepnsive considering i cant tell the difference between them and MIMs

so my MIM strat is my pefect guitar


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