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Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by surf green, May 21, 2020.
Beyond channeling SRV, Dan Patlansky has the goods on Strat tone, and he's sharing it here.
Cool. Thanks for sharing!
He rivals Willie Nelson for damage to the guitar face. It's also interesting that he gets quite a bit of fret buzz when he picks hard.
In my experience, Strats always have a little buzz if you hit them real hard, especially on the wound strings, and above the 12th fret, unless you have real high action. Even my expensive MIA Strats do it some. As Joe Walsh said in an old interview in Guitar Player "Fenders are supposed to buzz a little". I've gotten so used to it, that I rarely even notice. You hear it less with a little gain, and more with a real clean sound. You can make any guitar buzz if you hit it hard enough, even an acoustic with 13s on it.
Yes, and that applies to most electrics, really. I thought it was interesting how hard Dan was picking, and how much buzz it caused.
Love this video.. Could listen all day long and think i'll try some of his tips. Thanks for posting it...
Some nice tips there, the guy knows how to play!
No matter how well I setup my guitar I just will not sound that good... I'll keep trying though
Try with Champ silverface cranked and nickel strings.
Mine are good but thanks.
I've kind of reserved the Champ for recording and play through the Blues JR allot. But I do have the Blues Deluxe and a Celecstion type A speaker about ready to go. Just need to do a speaker swap in it. Also have the effects loop attenuator mod for it. 40watts of tube amp is crazy loud.
This is the Blues JR.. My playing is terrible (worse than usual) since I moved I haven't played allot. I was too busy packing moving and unpacking. I guess instead of building this guitar I could have been playing one of the others. Hahaha
Anyway I did drop to Eb for this to see what it sounded like. I'm not even sure where a pick is rite now either. I think the guitar sounds pretty dang good. Would sound better with that dude playing it though. I think I'll lower my pups and play with that idea too. 10s dropped to Eb feel like 9s to me.
All you need now is the cowboy hat to get the Texas tone flooding out the basement. Were the pickups lowered, if so, did you detect a difference?
So does that 60s Strat have 6.25" neck radius? If so, how do you like it?
Edit: should be 7.25 neck radius but you all knew that.
Whoah. Way to small for me.
I find the specs strange for calling it a 60s but it a great neck even though it's not Ebony or Rosewood.
Crafted at our Ensenada, Mexico manufacturing facility, this genuine vintage-style Fender Stratocaster neck features a comfortable "C"-shaped profile and 12"-radius pau Ferro fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets. The synthetic bone nut is pre-slotted with "pilot" grooves for accurate spacing when filing the final string slots, and a gloss urethane finish offers an incredibly smooth feel. This replacement neck is the perfect way to give your Strat an authentically '60s feel.
Features & details
12”-radius pau Ferro fingerboard
"C"-shaped neck profile
21 Medium jumbo Frets; White Dot Inlays
Pre-slotted synthetic bone nut
Gloss urethane finish
No change on pup height as of yet. I have the middle one low though.
The early spec was 7.25", by the way.
My 50s Telecaster is a 7.25 and it is so nice to play.
I know what you mean. My '76 hardtail is 7.25 and I like it a lot. I'm really not picky about radius though. Another guitar I have is 14", and I really don't pay a lot of attention to the difference.
They either play good or not. I can get use to the radius. The John 5 is 12" I think. That one plays fast but I don't put much thought into it. I notice neck shape more than the radius I think. If it gets too chunky I'm out.