I had an old Mexican strat back in the day I loved it! I put fender noisless pick ups in them that were replithenic of 60s pickups.
Looking for a guitar with a floyd rose I came across the fender player series which I am aware are the old Mexican standard strats just rebranded. And I understand that the floyd rose isn't a true floyd rose but a licensed floyd rose but fender has this HSS strat. I was really thinking about purchasing this guitar but never owned a FR and heard they can be different and sometimes difficult.
What do you guys think?
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Post by thetragichero on Jan 16, 2020 10:49:21 GMT -5
too finicky for me. but i rarely use the silly stick on any of my guitars that have them. the jazzmaster a little bit my #1 strat is hardtail
so i can't give any advice regarding the Floyd but a buddy of mine had me setup his player series sss strat and it was quite a nice instrument. Alnico pole piece pickups instead of the ceramic bar pickups they used to come with, far superior (to the vintage 6 point) 2 point trem that only used to come on the American series. sounded pretty good too
too finicky for me. but i rarely use the silly stick.
Very true statement. I rarely use a whammy since I mainly play a Les Paul. To get my whammy effect I've been using a digitech RPX350 that has a Drop whammy effect. It's okay, not as dynamic as a real whammy but believable to a point. Perhaps I should just get the regular strat and save $100.
Post by thetragichero on Jan 16, 2020 11:56:30 GMT -5
only thing i don't like about the player hss is that the humbucker mounts with 3 screws instead of the standard two, so if you decided to replace the pickup you'd need a new pickguard as well. depending on your opinion of their standard white pickguard this could be a feature rather than a bug
only thing i can really suggest is that, if possible, purchase from a music shop so that you can play a bunch and choose whichever feels best my mim jazzmaster became a fantastic guitar... after i replaced the stock neck with a mighty mite jazz neck
Post by blademaster2 on Jan 16, 2020 13:31:59 GMT -5
If the tab of the replacement pup still fits within the routed cavity under the guard, then can't a 2-screw pup be installed with only the need to drill a central hole? That would leave the other two holes there as decoration (or as 'features') and avoids the need to replace the pick guard just for that reason.