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Paddynbob
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About a year or two ago, I bought an old beaten up Squier Strat on an impulse from a small auction. It cost around £45 if I remember correctly. It had a Schaller Floyd Rose Tremelo, a humbucker in bridge, and two single coils. Its completely black, and wood on the headstock looks quite old.

The most distinguishable thing I can see is that the jack input is not on the front, as it is with most strats, but is circular, and on the side :S

Does anyone know why this Strat might be this way? It's definitely old, was there a period when Squier made then this way? Is there anything else I could describe that would help find out when it was made etc? Cheers
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Pics would help..sounds like an old japanese squire though..for ~50 bucks, not bad...
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Pictures would be helpful.

Are you able to put pics up from an iPod?
Can you do it via Instagram ?
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just have them hosted on another website, or uploadthem directly from your comp..I'm not sure if an Ipod will work..
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Linky no working.

Use TinyPic or something.
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I've just tweeted two pictures: https://twitter.com/Paddynbob


You young people and your tweets. Use a proper service with some decent pics!

Nice banana by the way.
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upload to photobucket then post the pictures directly to the forum. Its easy and fast.
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You young people and your tweets. Use a proper service with some decent pics!

Nice banana by the way.


That sounds so good out of context
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upload to photobucket then post the pictures directly to the forum. Its easy and fast.


What is photo bucket?
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What is photo bucket?

It is a real photo hosting service.
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What is photo bucket?


Ahaha what are you like, 12?

but seriously, I jest, get some good pics up man I wanna see this mystery strat, I love a good cheapo mystery axe.
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Ahaha what are you like, 12?

but seriously, I jest, get some good pics up man I wanna see this mystery strat, I love a good cheapo mystery axe.


Quality good enough?
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Cant see the serial number but I think its somewhere around mid to late eighties. Not many of those things going around.
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You should probably tighten your spring claw...


**** is a spring claw? :L
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That thing in the back that keeps your Floyd from being at a 30 degree angle off the body.
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Cant see the serial number but I think its somewhere around mid to late eighties. Not many of those things going around.


Serial number: s919482

Roughly, what would you value it at?
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Serial number: s919482

Roughly, what would you value it at?

After a proper setup and a good cleaning I would say some where around $150 - $200 provided that everythings works well and is in good condition.
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After a proper setup and a good cleaning I would say some where around $150 - $200 provided that everythings works well and is in good condition.


And it's 80s, yeah? Does this count as vintage? :L
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And it's 80s, yeah? Does this count as vintage? :L

Its 1989. Not really sure if it does but im older than this guitar is so I doupt it.
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see how much the bridge is lifted ass end in the air?

flip the guitar over and add a spring in there and/or tighten the two screws in there.
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spend $50 getting it set up, cleaned, and intonated.

if you don't know what photobucket or a spring claw are you don't want to touch it.

it's worthy of a proper set up.

(sorry jen, you could have 100 pages getting through this one )
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I don't think I've ever played anything in black walnut. It's a great ice cream flavor, so I assume it works well for a strat too.

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Quote by gregs1020
spend $50 getting it set up, cleaned, and intonated.

if you don't know what photobucket or a spring claw are you don't want to touch it.

it's worthy of a proper set up.

(sorry jen, you could have 100 pages getting through this one )

I'm more a les Paul man than a Strat guy, I've never been a fan of floyd roses
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interesting guitar but yeah $150-200 is probably about it value wise. those aren't really in much demand. 89 really isn't vintage either.
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interesting guitar but yeah $150-200 is probably about it value wise. those aren't really in much demand. 89 really isn't vintage either.


Just nice to know what it is if anyone else can offer any other info, it would be appreciated
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Just nice to know what it is if anyone else can offer any other info, it would be appreciated


stop over at the Strat-Talk forum and post there there are plenty of die hard strat guys there that can give whatever info you might want.
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take the neck off and see what's stamped in the cavity on the neck and the guitar.

that will tell you what it is.
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take the neck off and see what's stamped in the cavity on the neck and the guitar.

that will tell you what it is.



BUT PLEASE Take the strings off first!!!


just tossing that out there.


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Paddynbob
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Well, a little update for all you helpful people: just plugged it in, wrestled it into an unstable tuning, which took forever. But when I plugged it in, oh my **** is it meaty. Like, really thick and warm.

Put it through a Boss DS1, and it nailed Smells Like Teen Spirit
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#34
You really need to setup that Floyd But don't start fiddling with it until you know what everything does. Don't screw that spring plate in without loosening your strings a bit! And DO NOT adjust the action with the strings under tension, you'll blunt the knife edges.

Watch some YouTube how-to videos before attempting anything and know what you're doing.
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You really need to setup that Floyd But don't start fiddling with it until you know what everything does. Don't screw that spring plate in without loosening your strings a bit! And DO NOT adjust the action with the strings under tension, you'll blunt the knife edges.

Watch some YouTube how-to videos before attempting anything and know what you're doing.


Also, Im no expert on floyds, but isn't there meant to be some screwy thingy on the nut?
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Also, Im no expert on floyds, but isn't there meant to be some screwy thingy on the nut?


on your guitar the locking mechanism is behind the nut. not as effective as a locking nut but they work.
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Damn that needs a setup. I'll take it off your hands..
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But of an update: just sent it into my tiny local music shop to get a good home-cleaning and set up it's absolutely ****ed. This did make me laugh though: what I hadn't realised is that at some point in the guitars existence, the strap button had fallen off, and what they'd done is hammered in a wood screw haha
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The setup of the Floyd Rose bridge is just insane! hahaha