#1
I feel kind of stupid asking this considering how often I vouch for Mexican Fenders...

Anyway, how good would a Mexican Standard be compared to an American Standard? I'm looking at both used. I intended to leave the American Standard stock, and the MIM strat I'd put a set of Tex Mex pickups in.

Also, anyone who has either of those and a Gretsch, how does a strat compare to a Gretsch Pro Jet(Also looking at one of used) for the genres I play(Take a look at the band list in my non-forum UG profile for an idea of what I play)?
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#2
i think a used MIM plus new pickups would be cheaper than a used MIA. I guess it really comes down to if you want that extra fret.
#3
The American strats that I have played that have good necks play 1000x better than my MIM, but its hit or miss
#5
If cost is not a factor, deffinately the American
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#6
Well, money is a factor considering the US economy. ><

Alright, how about buying a used MIM, and modding it with the pickups and an American Standard neck, taking the best elements, sort of like Clapton did to create Blackie?
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#7
Or just play every MIM strat you can, you're sure to find one that feels just right and plays as good as anything else you've tried.

Search these pages and you'll see that this topic has been done many times and the answer's always the same.
#9
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Well, money is a factor considering the US economy. ><

Alright, how about buying a used MIM, and modding it with the pickups and an American Standard neck, taking the best elements, sort of like Clapton did to create Blackie?


Wouldn't that cost more than just buying an American Strat?
#10
The main differences between the MIM and MIA strats are the pickups, the MIA has one more fret, and the Americans have the 2-screw bridge rather than the 6-screw bridge of the Mexican guitars.

It's easy enough to replace pickups and bridge though. The main kicker is if you can live with 21 frets rather than 22.
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#11
Hmm...well, I suppose my main concern is would it survive for a lifetime? Would this guitar, if it ends up being incredibly good feeling and sweet sounding, could it serve as, for lack of a better term, my blackie, if it's Mexican made? How's the MIM workmanship?
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#12
i dont know about all years, but my 96' is fine.


american or mexican, doesnt matter. with a strat, if something breaks or needs fixing, you throw out the part and buy a new one.
as long as the body is wood, it'll last till the next ice age.

around here you can get a used mex strat for $250.
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i dont know about all years, but my 96' is fine.


american or mexican, doesnt matter. with a strat, if something breaks or needs fixing, you throw out the part and buy a new one.
as long as the body is wood, it'll last till the next ice age.

around here you can get a used mex strat for $250.


Hmm...I suppose. Nice strat btw.

Alright then, I guess I'll get a MIM and mod it with the pickups. thanks for the advice folks.
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i dont know about all years, but my 96' is fine.


american or mexican, doesnt matter. with a strat, if something breaks or needs fixing, you throw out the part and buy a new one.
as long as the body is wood, it'll last till the next ice age.

around here you can get a used mex strat for $250.


Wow, that's a beautiful strat. What kind of pup is that in the bridge?
#15
it's a hot rails -bridge,
dimarzio stacked humbucker virtual vintage heavy blues -mid
and dimarzio stacked YjM -neck.


my fav setting is one click down from neck.


imo, the biggest playing difference between mex and mia strats is the feel of the neck.

also i like to keep this bridge flush for stability, my mia i float.
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#17
Lol thx irishstang, yeah I stuck the Fender logo on that pic ages ago when I was first checking out MIM Strats and got a bit of a shock at how ordinary they were.
#18
i personally like MIJ more than MIM, but i love MIA's. they just have such a clear sound to me, and an amazing feel.
go american, if u can. if not, japanese.
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#20
I have a MIM Tex/Mex and a American Deluxe.You can feel a difference just holding them.Quality of the American is noticably better.