I think I'm coming round to the stratocaster (1 Viewer)

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I should note, that there's nothing actually wrong with these.View attachment 14840
I bought a set of locking ones in that style that are ideal and were cheap as chips. You can spend more though. I think I got mine on aliexpress. I wouldnt have a strat without locking tuners..my yokes never go outta tune

also Anto,does your tremolo have a solid steel block? If not you defo need one of them!
 
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I bought a set of locking ones in that style that are ideal and were cheap as chips. You can spend more though. I think I got mine on aliexpress. I wouldnt have a strat without locking tuners..my yokes never go outta tune

also Anto,does your tremolo have a solid steel block? If not you defo need one of them!
I think so.
 

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I wouldnt bother with shielding just stand at a different angle. Its the tuners you require
 

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This is my strat. A 1993 special edition US bought in 1997. I never really liked the colour but I bought it because it sounded really good unplugged. I didn't know much about guitars back then, but I thought that was a good sign. I was going to change the scratch plate to give it different look. But years ago I super glued the volume & tone knobs on because they we're loose. I broke one ages ago trying to take it off. The tortoise scratch plate is just sitting on the strings. I like the look of it against the dark green.

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This is my strat. A 1993 special edition US bought in 1997. I never really liked the colour but I bought it because it sounded really good unplugged. I didn't know much about guitars back then, but I thought that was a good sign. I was going to change the scratch plate to give it different look. But years ago I super glued the volume & tone knobs on because they we're loose. I broke one ages ago trying to take it off. The tortoise scratch plate is just sitting on the strings. I like the look of it against the dark green.

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Love a tort pick guard. Goes with pretty much any colour!
 

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Bit of heat from a soldering iron will loosen them. Or just cut them off and replace them

yeah - you're going to have to get at least one replacement anyway.
buy a new set and apply a bit of brute force and ignorance to the old ones. (beware of some of the sets on ali and ebay - they seem to be designed for smaller pot bushings than standard)
 

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Another year another birthday another strat. This is my favourite so far!
I even prefer it to my deluxe! The deluxe dosent really sound like a stratocaster. This thing does..to the MAX
Got it for a song off a very nice lad who broke the tremolo arm and gave up on it. 2021 player series. I absolutely love it. I'm putting the rest of the guitars in the attic.
 

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Another year another birthday another strat. This is my favourite so far!
I even prefer it to my deluxe! The deluxe dosent really sound like a stratocaster. This thing does..to the MAX
Got it for a song off a very nice lad who broke the tremolo arm and gave up on it. 2021 player series. I absolutely love it. I'm putting the rest of the guitars in the attic.
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I'm actually considering getting rid of the rest of my guitars and just keeping this and maybe getting a player series tele and that'll be the collection.

This blue one.. Bluey I call him, is the perfect guitar for me. It sAMAZING .

And I've a week off to play it! I'm a shed dweller. I can definitely foresee a return to the stage at some point though with this axe.


Incidentally,I replaced the broken bridge with this one


And I just want to raise awareness of this parts supplier in Poland. Its a top class bridge at a great price and it arrived quickly. And he's in the EU so no fucking messing about

It a superior one to the one that came on the guitar. Proper steel.
 
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