#1
I'm turning 18 in a few weeks and my dad suggested why not get an MIA Strat but now I am seeing the MIA Deluxe Strat and I'm wondering is all the extras worth it?

Thanks.
#2
Try them both out, see which one you like more!!

Its hard to say, cause every guitar is different.
#3
Here is a handly little chart.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/document?doc_id=101934

The Deluxe has the SCN noiseless pups but the bid difference I like is the S-1 switching which allows all kinds of pick up selection options. In the HSS version, I think it is like 10 different combinations. maybe it is just cool factor but hey!
#4
I wouldn't get the Deluxe. I don't like any single coil pickup being called "noiseless". Because obviously you're going to lose something by cancelling the noise. Also, I'm more of a vintage guy and like my Strats pretty simple. You might just want to play them both first.
#5
^ agreed. the extras are worth it if you use them, but i don't think the deluxe is a better guitar, just it has the extra features. Could be wrong, though.
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#6
yeah, my guess is it is the same guitar but that the S-1 switching is what jacks the price up and if I remember correctly those SCN pickups are not cheap either but then again, most Fender pups are pretty expensive.

If you don't care about the S-1 switching you would be better off imo getting a normal American Strat and then changing pups later if you want to...plus there will be a lot more to choose from.
#7
MIA Deluxe Strats are built a lot better - you can feel the quality in them. But the standard MIAs are also very nice. I'd only really lash out the extra cash for the deluxe if I was dead certain I wanted all the extras.
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MIA Deluxe Strats are built a lot better - you can feel the quality in them. But the standard MIAs are also very nice. I'd only really lash out the extra cash for the deluxe if I was dead certain I wanted all the extras.


ah, ok, sorry.
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#11
....my deluxe duznt have super switching
but i have a special edition fsr(which is still gold plated with the noiseless pups).and they only make 100 of them.But the should have put the super switching on there!
#12
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....my deluxe duznt have super switching
but i have a special edition fsr(which is still gold plated with the noiseless pups).and they only make 100 of them.But the should have put the super switching on there!


I don't know for sure Stratdud. If I hear you correctly you are saying you have 1 or 2 Strats that do not have S-1 switching?

To be honest I'm not sure how long they have had that option maybe 5 years - don't know. What year is your guitar(s). And yea....I agree.
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#13
I don't know if it's just me, but the MIA Deluxes I've played have definitely felt better than other MIA Fenders.
#14
The S-1 switching is a waste of my life. I have an American Strat HSS and its like the most worthless price-booster I've ever heard of.
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#15
the hss strat has little use for the s-1

but on an sss it is very helpful

i chose the deluxe

07 Fender American Deluxe Strat
07 Fender Custom Telecaster
09 Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster
09 Fulltone OCD V.4
10 Ibanez WH-10 V.2
09 Splawn SuperStock
10 Jet City JCA-20
97 Fender Hot Rod Deluxe

Yeh the SICK! bit sounds a bit stupid.

#16
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The S-1 switching is a waste of my life. I have an American Strat HSS and its like the most worthless price-booster I've ever heard of.


So your Am Strat has S-1?

and timzee117 why do you think S-1 switching is a waste in a HSS? Just curious.
#17
Deluxe HSS = win.
They have better fretwork, an LSR roller nut (WOO HOO!) S-1 switching system, a nice set of pickups (they sound quite nice), and abalone inlays. They just feel a lot better than american standards IMO.
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#18
Dude i would just suggest to go with the one you like the best.

But it all depends on what price i spose? I would just go with the Standard if that is what you were looking at.

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