#1
I am looking to buy a new Strat in the very new future and I have been reading all I can about a few models I really like. Problem is I am running into some terms I am not sure I know what they mean. First of all Fender refers to a couple of their new models as having a "Deep C Neck". How is this different from the "Modern C" that Fender has been using for the past several years? It almost sounds like a blend of the traditional modern c and a soft v. Can anybody enlighten me as to what this is. The other term I see with a couple of the new Strats is in reference to the frets, they call them "Narrow Tall" frets. I have never seen them referred to as jumbo or med jumbo or anything like that. I suspect from one thing I read that they are in fact Jumbo frets, true or are these new frets some new proprietary fret that Fender has come up with. Last I have a question that I realize asks for an opinion, but here goes. For playing blues which pickup do you think would work best a "Fat 50's" pickup set or a "Texas Special" set. Thanks for any clarification you can give me .
#2
deep C is a little different from modern C its a little bigger. as for the frets well that isn't as easy.  the descriptions are about how high the fret is and how wide. not really a standard on those although the range is usually similar.  as for pickups that's up to you both will work fine for blues. 
#3
Deep C is pretty much modern C only a little bigger like monwobobbo said. The frets is pretty much the vintage narrow in width but only taller like a jumbo if I recall correctly (honestly seems too gimmicky than practical).
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#4
I was thinking the same thing about the frets, like do we really need another fret size? I think we have enough to cover anybodys need already.
#5
Just to answer the pickups question because monwobobbo answered the necks so well, the Texas Special are hotter pickups than the Fat 50s. The hotter a pickup is (for passives), the louder it is (pushes amp harder), the less high end, but more midrange. It's up to you, but I personally would go with Texas Special for its better midrange, making it stick out in a mix better, or better tone for solo work (though tone is subjective). Try looking at those demo videos on YouTube showcasing them. There's probably videos with a side-by-side of those two.
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Quote by gogiregion
Just to answer the pickups question because monwobobbo answered the necks so well, the Texas Special are hotter pickups than the Fat 50s. The hotter a pickup is (for passives), the louder it is (pushes amp harder), the less high end, but more midrange. It's up to you, but I personally would go with Texas Special for its better midrange, making it stick out in a mix better, or better tone for solo work (though tone is subjective). Try looking at those demo videos on YouTube showcasing them. There's probably videos with a side-by-side of those two.


hotter doesn't always mean significantly louder. in the case of playing blues the hotter pickup isn't always desirable as much blues is played with a fairly clean sound. even in the case of dirtier blues the amp is what does the heavy lifting as you want it on the edge of breakup to just a bit over.. the fat 50s do have a bit more output than the typical vintage style strat pickup and a bit more midrange howver they still do a good job with the strat chime which many players want. 

OP i guess it does depend on exactly what type of sound you are shooting for and the amp used. 
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Quote by monwobobbo
hotter doesn't always mean significantly louder. in the case of playing blues the hotter pickup isn't always desirable as much blues is played with a fairly clean sound. even in the case of dirtier blues the amp is what does the heavy lifting as you want it on the edge of breakup to just a bit over.. the fat 50s do have a bit more output than the typical vintage style strat pickup and a bit more midrange howver they still do a good job with the strat chime which many players want. 

OP i guess it does depend on exactly what type of sound you are shooting for and the amp used. 

Yeah. I was trying to put a very simplified version made to help with the basic information. There are some weird stuff with the heat of pickups. It's very complicated and puting it in a reasonable text would be hard (at least for me).
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#8
That was exactly what I was looking for about the pickups. I thought it was a very good explanation. I think , for me, the Fat 50's would be best but to be honest there probably isn't a lot in it either way. You can always split hairs and say this one or that is marginally better but in a double blind test I am sure I would find it near impossible to tell the two apart.
#9
Quote by Arrawin
That was exactly what I was looking for about the pickups. I thought it was a very good explanation. I think , for me, the Fat 50's would be best but to be honest there probably isn't a lot in it either way. You can always split hairs and say this one or that is marginally better but in a double blind test I am sure I would find it near impossible to tell the two apart.

That's probably true. People say they prefer one thing, but in a blind test they like another thing better. There are actually blind test videos out there for pickups and guitars for that reason. I've been surprised from blind tests, and I bet most people would too! 
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