#1
My friend bought a used H/S/S mexican strat the other day and when I was over & he was restringing it i notice that the holes in the bottom of the bridge don't line up with the hole in the back plate, so that if you loosened the strings and tried to push them through you have to take the back plate off to change strings, also, the string saddles look really weird, they arent solid, they're just folded sheet metal
the bridge humbucker has wax residue all over the front of it, and the pole pieces/screws have been pushed/turned down into the pickup,
the nut was also too shallow for 9-42 strings, is that weird?
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#2
Very. How old is it?
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#4
not vintage old or anything,
probably made since 2000

the saddles look like the bottom set here



yes it was used
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#5
Nope sounds ordinary to me. All but the wax residue.
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#6
the only strange thing is the nut, which was possibly recut for heavier strings. Other than that, it's all kosher. I've never had a strat style guitar that I didn't have to take the back cover off of to change the strings in. The pickup sounds about right and the saddles are dead on for a MIM. Doesn't sound strange to me.

Why are people always so paranoid about a guitar being a copy, anyway? Especially Epi's and Fender MIM guitars?
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#7
yeah the holes dont line up with my back-plate perfectly either but i know mine is a genuine HSS Mexi Fender. I think it was because I fooled around with the tension when I put a heavier gauge string on or something like that....
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Why are people always so paranoid about a guitar being a copy, anyway? Especially Epi's and Fender MIM guitars?


Yeah i'm not sure about this either. I mean, if you buy it from a store then I don't see the problem but maybe if you got it off of eBay then I would be concerned
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#9
My new 2005 MIM has the same bridge.
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#10
any Ideas about the wax residue on the humbucker?
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#11
Some probably just came off the pole pieces as someone was adjusting them, it's happened on my old BC Rich pickups, and on my SG.
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any Ideas about the wax residue on the humbucker?

they pot the pickup windings in wax so that the windings don't vibrate on their own and go microphonic. There's wax potting on most pickups, if you open the single coils, you'll find the same thing. Just, with exposed coil humbuckers, sometimes the wax gets beat up and starts cracking and getting everywhere.
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