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Questions tagged [stratocaster]

The Fender Stratocaster is a model of electric guitar designed in 1954 by Leo Fender, George Fullerton, and Freddie Tavares.

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Electric guitar out of tune on 12th fret(intonation)

I just bought an electric guitar (stratocaster), and I'm a beginner, so setting it up is a welcome and annoying challenge. The issue I have is with the intonation. The high E is fine on the open ...
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Why is Stratocaster Low E-String Intonation at Limit?

I recently got an American Standard Stratocaster and I've been working on setting it up. I have tightened the intonation adjustment screw for the low E string to its limit and now the tension spring ...
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Slanted single coil pickups on Fender Stratocaster [duplicate]

How does the sound produced from a slanted single coil pickup on a Fender Stratocaster differ from the regular non-slanted single coil pickups?
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Custom HSS wiring Strat

I am looking for a schematic to wire an HSS Strat as follows: Volume for bridge with push/pull DPDT series/parallel switch Volume for middle and neck pickups Master tone 5 way selector: Bridge ...
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Trying to Make an Accurate Model of a Stratocaster

I'm refining a 3D model of a Fender Stratocaster and I have a question about the way the neck is configured. I don't know much about electric guitars (I play classical), although, after a visit to ...
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Humbucker troubles

I'm rebuilding a Stratocaster, and I put a new pickguard in that's a a very basic wiring setup for a strat: a single humbucker and a volume knob. I have my ground wire soldered in the back. Soldered ...
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Differences between different MIM stratocasters

I was wondering if all ordinary and plus Fender Standard Stratocasters (Made in Mexico) have the same quality. For example, does the 150 euro more expensive Fender Standard Stratocaster Plus Top ...
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Is it normal for a string to buzz unless my finger that is fretting is almost against the fret?

I just got a stratocaster. I've never played the guitar before this week. When I try to play the D major chord, I get buzzing on the first and third strings. When my first finger on the third string ...
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Give me some advice for my live guitar setup please

I've been playing on stage for about an year. My setup:- Fender Stratocaster(HSS),Fender Champion 100 watt solid state amp and a bunch of pedals, a Boss GT-1 multi-FX unit. I want advice on how to use ...
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Tips for tuning floating bridge guitars?

I have a Snark that I use to tune a Mexican Fender Stratocaster. When I tune to drop D, all the other notes get out of tune as well, and it takes me 2 or 3 minutes longer to tune because the strings ...
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Are all Stratocaster Standard guitar single pickups compatible?

Are all Stratocaster Standard guitar pickups compatible? Want to remove my Squire Strat pickups and install Rails Seymour Duncan in the bridge, HS-4 DiMarzio in the middle and SD Jr.59 (PAF) in the ...
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Fender Stratocaster center pickup gets in the way of palm muting

I have been playing guitar for probably about 10 years now and my primary guitar at the moment is an American Deluxe Fender Stratocaster with a humbucker for the bridge pickup and 2 single coils. The ...
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What's a superstrat?

There's a stratocaster with SSS pickups or HSS pickups on Fender web. But some other manufactures made some guitar that they called a Superstrat. What really it is? Is it have a relation with a strat? ...
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What is a Fender Special Run?

What is the differences between a FSR and a regular Fender guitar production model? At fender.com they say that: "FSR" stands for Fender Special Run. These products are specially commissioned by ...
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What are the differences between the range of cheaper Fender Stratocaster models compared to American Standard?

I've been lurking through the jungle of Stratocaster lately, and come across a few different models ranging from the original 50's up to the huge selection available today. What are the differences ...
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What does it mean that a Stratocaster is vintage?

Looking at the lineup of Fender and Squier I see that you can find standard and vintage guitars for about the same price. For example, Squier has both a Standard series and a Vintage Modified series. ...
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Will changing the colour of my Stratocaster reduce its value?

I have a Highway One Fender Strat (American), which I'm told has a poor quality satin finish. This has started to "melt" on the bottom of the guitar. I paid about £800 for it in 2005/2006. It has a ...
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Why do unofficial Stratocaster clones have a differently shaped headstock?

I've done a fair bit of shopping for affordable Stratocaster clones. One thing I've noticed is that almost all of the clones I found had a nearly perfect copy of the body, yet the headstock was ...
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What are the indicators of a quality electric guitar neck?

I would like to replace the rosewood neck on my Fender American Stratocaster electric guitar with a maple neck. I have difficulty finding such shops locally, and I may resort to buying one (or even ...