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Giarc
03-17-2006, 09:20 PM
Here is an axe I call "Brown Betty"...

Solid Ash Warmoth body ('Brown' suburst finish), '90 Strat Plus neck (w/roller nut), SD 'Vintage Rails' single coil (neck and middle), Lil' SD JB(Bridge), TBX tone circuitry, Graphite bridge saddles.

She plays great, nice quacky Strat tone, the Lil' JB sounds pretty full, and clean...oh yeah, clean...very sweet. I really dig the "Vintage Rails" pick-up's.

Hey Bruce, here are some more 'Vintage Rails'...

http://www.voguehost.com/ims/u/giarc/My%20photos/brwnbtty1.jpg

http://www.voguehost.com/ims/u/giarc/My%20photos/brwnbtty3.jpg

http://www.voguehost.com/ims/u/giarc/My%20photos/brnbetty5.jpg

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bulldog
03-18-2006, 02:08 PM
Looks good to me...my favorite strat was a Strat plus with the roller nut and the locking tuners...unfortunately I sold that one.

I replaced it with a Kramer Classic strat with SD Duckbuckers and a Hotrails in the bridge...not a bad pickup combo but I think I like your setup a bit better.

Everyone should own at least one Strat-style guitar...:thumbs:

Roger...

Krameration
03-18-2006, 03:41 PM
Hey that's a nice one...:thumbs: But I'm biased when it comes to Fenders....Plus I can shred pretty good on my 83 Strat...:icon_wink

bkeen
03-18-2006, 07:55 PM
Very nice Craig!

Shredding is in the hands of the beholder! :icon_bigg Love the burst guitars.
Can you get a crunch out of the lil JB?

:thumbs:

Giarc
03-18-2006, 08:43 PM
Very nice Craig!

Shredding is in the hands of the beholder! :icon_bigg Love the burst guitars.
Can you get a crunch out of the lil JB?

:thumbs:

Yeah Bruce, the JB jr has a decent crunch to it, though I have heard the Lil' 59 and have been a bit more impressed.

But, like I said, this pick-up config has worked for a while, and I'll probably leave as is.

Thanks for the kudos. There is something to be said for the Strat, and like you said, "Shredding is in the hands of the beholder". Nicely stated. :icon_bigg

Giarc
03-21-2006, 07:28 PM
Looks good to me...my favorite strat was a Strat plus with the roller nut and the locking tuners...unfortunately I sold that one.

I don't know what it is, but there is something about the feel of the Strat Plus and Tele Plus necks in the late 80's that just feel great to me. I guess I'm not alone, as I'm seeing the ebay prices really shoot up on the things:icon_eek:

My main guitar in the mid 90's was an '89 Tele Plus Ultra, with the hum switched over to a SD Screamin Demon. I called it the 'telemonster'. It is still one of the best playing, sounding, and most resonant guitar I own. On both this, and the Strat above I keep the trem's locked back like a hard tail.

http://www.voguehost.com/ims/u/giarc/My%20photos/BB1.jpg
http://www.voguehost.com/ims/u/giarc/My%20photos/BB2.jpg
http://www.voguehost.com/ims/u/giarc/My%20photos/BB3.jpg
(Me and my 'telemonster' takin' a bow in '94)
http://www.voguehost.com/ims/u/giarc/My%20photos/mo.jpg

V King
03-23-2006, 09:43 PM
Nice Classic looking Guitars, I think those qualify as sgred machines dont they :eusa_thin :shrug: I mean its always the player no the Guitar look What Crazy Ted Gonzo playes!!:icon_lol: