Post by blindwilly3fingers on Oct 20, 2019 20:57:17 GMT
If it was on all starcasters I would expect them being recalled or an offer of replacement parts. Can't see a company like Squier/Fender wanting a world wide poor advertisement for one of their products being ****e because of some dodgy pots (probably a bad batch).
By the description of the problem, I suspect some silly wiring and component values. A faulty design rather than faulty components. It would be limited to the four controls on the Classic Vibe models and likely fixed swiftly by Squier if they get enough customer feedback to notice.
And by the way, that sort of faulty electronics "design" or rather abscence of a proper design matching the characteristics of the guitar is something I have observed on cheap Harley Benton. That reviewer found the tone pot didn't really work on a TE-20, Henning was kindly remarking that it didn't work much on the PJ-4 either and I bought a R-458 with a similar issue because the pick-ups were in parallel (tone works fine when they are in series but I had to re-wire that myself).
In short, it seems that Squier are often Harley Benton sold for twice the price.
I hope that whether it is actually a problem of that instrument or relegated to bad hardware by a few instruments, after all it seems absurd to me that such a famous manufacturer does not notice a wrong project, but I do not think so, after all in the home there is fender or c 'was a similar model. I disagree the Squier Vibe are great guitars, maybe only the hb superstrats of over 300 euros can compete but not possessing one and unlike the Vibe (I have 2) I can't confirm it all the others, and I have quite a few they are certainly inferior to the Vibe if nothing else especially for finishing or hardware even if in the price / performance ratio the cst24 are not so bad. I like 3t sb but also natural which to choice?
Central stratocaster (cocholate colour) which brand is?
It is a "partcaster", not from a brand. I call it the "Wild Strat'" because of that, unbranded. Someone built it from parts: a mahogany body in open pore finish, Artec pick-ups, Wilkinson EZ-Lok staggered tuners, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard. I love it for various reasons: look, weight (3.1Kg), sound and also because it is unique.
Last Edit: Oct 21, 2019 10:23:32 GMT by LeoThunder
That's a hard one, isn't it? Well, it wouldn't be for me because I've had a lot of sunbursts lately, but another reason is the three tone. I'm not a fan of that red line and while I am happy with the one on my ST-62 I think that's enough and I prefer the two tone version. Besides, I think that natural one is lovely.
If I manage to get a good price I like doing it in the meantime I have to decide which one, even I have a hb st62 like yours I just changed turtle to white pickguard. Among the various sb (2 / 3t) I have over the hb ST-62, a hb sc450 +, a SQ cv strat, a SQ cv tele and an ibanez sa460 (I hope not average unknown anything) so the obvious choice would be the nt but I really like the sb! But look at the problem I'm creating! (add a sx tele 2t sb)
So you really like Sunbursts. I must say I do like the autumnal shades from gold to orange to brown, so many of my guitars fall in this range. It's just red I dislike, which is why I don't go for the three tone variant by taste.
Come to visualise it, it's a bit much, actually:
Maybe I should sell a couple and buy some light natural finishes, which I really like too. But I'm not really attracted to the Startcaster nor the Thinline Telecaster so I'll wait.
Last Edit: Oct 21, 2019 13:04:54 GMT by LeoThunder
so the obvious choice would be the nt but I really like the sb! But look at the problem I'm creating!
You're going to buy both
Ok, I'll have one of these:
I like the clarity of these active pick-ups, I love the widerange humbuckers, I really like that natural look of the Starcaster BUT… The Starcaster looks fat, the Telecaster looks plain, the active Strat' a has a large headstock and it's inverted for good measure. I like a reverse headstock when it fits into the design, as on a Solar guitar, but this one is just there saying "look mum, I'm upside down", so no. The only one I really like to look at is the last on the right, with its two non-splitable nothing particular and thick sounding humbuckers. So no, sorry, I'm not buying a Squier yet. Maybe I'll keep the Jazz Bass after all.
Having said that I always feel a telecaster seems to have an overly long bottom horn when it doesn't have a scratchplate sitting on it. The optical effect of a usual tele scratchplate seems to remove this effect entirely.
I don't see myself play but I see guitars on stands all day. So actually, the vertical orientation is the one that really matters to me. But I'll agree I need to look at both. Especially the Starcaster takes a nice forward look in its horizontal form.
I just realise I like that JIM ADKINS JA-90 TELECASTER THINLINE a lot more than the Squier with a white perloid pickguard. If only it had wide range instead of those P90. This one has nicer wood too. Such guitars cannot be bought unseen.
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