#1
Look what I snagged for 148 USD!! A 1996 Fender MIM Floyd Rose Standard Stratocaster.

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My babies:





Clips:

Listen to the top 3 clips in my profile. I have a Beach Boys instrumental in there (gotta love surf music ). The bass is VST-generated btw.

http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/HellBoy9393/music/all/play883261

Also in there is a cover of Pink Floyd's Time. For that I ran a Russian big muff through a Digitech Bad Monkey. Also ran it through a lo-pass filter and impulses to compensate for my crappy mic placement skills.

http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/HellBoy9393/music/all/play883259

I attempted a cover of SRV's Little Wing (SORRY!! It was a bit of an insult to SRV). I played it for the first time today, since I figured it's the obligatory song for any strat-owner to play. All tracks were done by me except the backing track used for the Time solo.

http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/HellBoy9393/music/all/play883258

All clips were miced with a single SM57.

Review:

Quick overview:

-21 frets
-Made in Mexico circa. 1996
-Floyd Rose II trem
-Maple Neck
-Rosewood fingerboard
-Poplar body

Love the feel. It's the standard strat neck. Upper frets are difficult to reach, but that's something I'll get used to. Lack of the 22nd fret has actually impacted the choice of songs I can play.

The guitar's in great condition for one that's 14 years old. The white finish has faded to a creamy color, which is great. Only 2 dents and some rusty pickups.

Setup was alright. There was fret buzz on a few strings, so I had to raise the action a bit too high for my liking. Probably due to previous user error though (the intonation was all over the place). I blocked the trem with paper because I installed 10-52 gauge strings; way too much for the 3 springs at the back. I'll be getting a fourth and maybe a fifth spring to compensate. I haven't been able to try the trem yet because the previous user lost the bar.

Single-coils rule. Almost sounds like a compressor pedal's engaged all the time. Sounds thin and twangy. I liek it. It's a whole different sound from my SG with HBs. I thought I'd need a Fender amp to get me there, but this strat with my TT50-112 gets me more than halfway there. The guitar's sustain is long for a guitar with an FR trem too. The HSS config also gives the guitar great versatility.

Overall, an 8/10. For the borderline illegal price I paid for it, a 10/10.
Fender 1996 Floyd Rose Standard Stratocaster
Epiphone SG G-400

Laney TT50-112

Ibanez Weeping Demon
Marshall RG-1 Regenerator
Electro-Harmonix/Sovtek (Black) Big Muff Pi

Visit my site for some FREE RE-AMPING! http://www.wix.com/reamps/reamp
Last edited by HellBoy9393 at Aug 17, 2010,
#4
Very good deal.

The Floyd Rose II isn't too great, but for $148 there's nothing to complain about. Down the road you might wanna replace it with an OFR, though.
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#5
Quote by Raijouta
Very good deal.

The Floyd Rose II isn't too great, but for $148 there's nothing to complain about. Down the road you might wanna replace it with an OFR, though.


Maybe. Depends how much I actually use the trem.
Fender 1996 Floyd Rose Standard Stratocaster
Epiphone SG G-400

Laney TT50-112

Ibanez Weeping Demon
Marshall RG-1 Regenerator
Electro-Harmonix/Sovtek (Black) Big Muff Pi

Visit my site for some FREE RE-AMPING! http://www.wix.com/reamps/reamp
#6
HNGD!!! Nice find
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#7
Great find! How did you manage that?!

HNGD!
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#8
Quote by diceksox1809
Great find! How did you manage that?!

HNGD!


The guy was more an acoustic guitar guy; he had no idea what to sell it for.
Fender 1996 Floyd Rose Standard Stratocaster
Epiphone SG G-400

Laney TT50-112

Ibanez Weeping Demon
Marshall RG-1 Regenerator
Electro-Harmonix/Sovtek (Black) Big Muff Pi

Visit my site for some FREE RE-AMPING! http://www.wix.com/reamps/reamp
#9
Nice, it looks exactly like mine but with a FR and a locking nut.
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BURN THE WITCH!!!!!
#10
sweet jesus you ripped him off.
No ego-inflating quotes nor stupidly long signatures to be found here.

Move along.

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#11
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sweet jesus you ripped him off.

Yes, yes you did.
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Unless its electronic drums.

BURN THE WITCH!!!!!
#12
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sweet jesus you ripped him off.




He set the price. I didn't even bargain with him.
Fender 1996 Floyd Rose Standard Stratocaster
Epiphone SG G-400

Laney TT50-112

Ibanez Weeping Demon
Marshall RG-1 Regenerator
Electro-Harmonix/Sovtek (Black) Big Muff Pi

Visit my site for some FREE RE-AMPING! http://www.wix.com/reamps/reamp
#13
He set the price at $148? Weird. You'd think he'd round up to$150 at least.
#14
Before he set the price did you show him this?

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Unless its electronic drums.

BURN THE WITCH!!!!!
#16
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He set the price at $148? Weird. You'd think he'd round up to$150 at least.

Maybe there's something wrong with it? TS, look if there's a dead hooker under the pickguard.
#17
^HAHAA

It's $148 because I'm converting from Hong Kong dollars. It was $1150 HKD.

And no, no knives, though that's not a bad idea.
Fender 1996 Floyd Rose Standard Stratocaster
Epiphone SG G-400

Laney TT50-112

Ibanez Weeping Demon
Marshall RG-1 Regenerator
Electro-Harmonix/Sovtek (Black) Big Muff Pi

Visit my site for some FREE RE-AMPING! http://www.wix.com/reamps/reamp
#18
^^

Edit: That's not a knife... That's a shank. Much better bargaining tool.
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Unless its electronic drums.

BURN THE WITCH!!!!!
Last edited by tubetime86 at Aug 17, 2010,
#20
NOICE!!!

HNGD!!!
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