#1
I was given an HM Strat and I'm wondering if it's worth saving.
As far as I know it needs a neck (or at least the neck straightened) and maybe the tremelo would need replaced.

It's got a Kahler locking trem on it. It's white. It's got two singles and a humbucker with a coiltap switch.

I was told the pickups are still good.
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#4
Well, from what I can tell from some googling that's what Fender called it.
The headstock is black and says Strat on it, and in the scarf joint it says 566HM or 556HM... something like that.
24 fret neck too. Something totally off the wall for a Strat, as far as I can see.
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#5
Quote by truespin
I was given an HM Strat and I'm wondering if it's worth saving.
As far as I know it needs a neck (or at least the neck straightened) and maybe the tremelo would need replaced.

It's got a Kahler locking trem on it. It's white. It's got two singles and a humbucker with a coiltap switch.

I was told the pickups are still good.

Definitely!

#7
i would keep it...fix it up make it really nice
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#8
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IMO the words Heavy Metal and strat should never be used together.


Well Karl from Nile uses them and there death metal.
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#9
I have an 1991 HM Strat, there like the last generation ones, and I love the guitar, . If I was you id save for it. And its actually really versatile too. Those guitars are rare so you can show off it around haha.
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#10
I need a neck plate, neck bolts, and the lockers for the nut at the very least to make it playable.
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#12
Suggestions on locating some neck hardware?
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#14
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Well Karl from Nile uses them and there death metal.


i thought he used that retarded flying V with the spear on the end of the headstock
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#15
I am having no luck finding the right neck plate.
It's not a square, it's semi-contoured with an offset screw.
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#16
Quote by truespin
I am having no luck finding the right neck plate.
It's not a square, it's semi-contoured with an offset screw.
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#18
I'd say its definitely worth fixing. The Kahler is good quality. I remember when Fender introduced the HM in the mid (?) 80's as an answer to the inroads made into the market by Ibanez and such. They may be mildly collectable.
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Nope. They all use Strats.
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#21
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Like this?

Almost exactly.
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#22
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I remember one of them using an SG
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#23
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I remember one of them using an SG
OMG it was Adrian. I win.
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#24
Keep the guitar, they are rare, and also a great instrument since Fenders of present production cut corners like no tomorrow, cheaper materials, cheaper building techniques and lower quality assurance.

If you wanna hear how awesome they can sound, check out a female guitarist called Lori Linstruth on Youtube, she plays one or 2 of them and she can just about out play anyone without relying on speed.

Hope that helps.
#25
Looks like a killer guitar. Very Jacksonish.

I'd definatly keep it. Maybe throw some Dimarzio's in it.
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#26
keep everything stock on it if you can, but take it for a service.

Failing that, send it to me I love mine, and I'd kill for a 2nd. What colour is yours?
#27
I have one, acid blue, i need to get it refreted though and thats going to cost me more than i can spend
#28
Greg Howe played them when they came out at first. The guitar was a main part of his tone
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