MIM Blacktop HSH opinions

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by wildelectric, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. wildelectric

    wildelectric Squier-Meister

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    @Lonn hooking up his friend's daughter with a Blacktop Strat has motivated me to look closer at this one in a nearby pawn store.

    Its a HSH version with a bridge activation switch. It sounds good through the best amp they had, which is a Fender Frontman 15G.

    Does anyone have any experience with this model through bigger, more powerful amps?
     

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  2. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Squier-holic

    Sep 27, 2014
    Canada
    That's a more rare hardtail HSH version with matching headstock - I'd get it now and pay up to 400 ish! It's going to sound great, the middle pickup is a Tele neck pickup....
     
  3. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Dr. Squier

    Jan 27, 2016
    North Tonawanda, NY
    What is a bridge activation switch ? a tap ?
     
  4. Lonn

    Lonn Administrator Staff Member

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    I played the one I picked up for my friends daughter through my Hot Rod Deville 410 this morning and really loved it.
     
  5. wildelectric

    wildelectric Squier-Meister

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    I'll be dipped, it is a hard tail. The things you take for granted when picking up a Strat.
     
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  6. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    If it sounds good through a Frontman 15G, it a safe bet to think that it would sound terrific through a larger amp.
     
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  7. wildelectric

    wildelectric Squier-Meister

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    True enough.

    I have next to no experience using lower powered budget amps; how to recognize when one really is at its best in an enigma. :D
     
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  8. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

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    I don't have an MIM, but one of our great ST members sold me a set of Blacktops that I sent to RRG to wire up. I installed it in a sweet NC. The tone is fantastic. I absolutely love the Blacktop tone.

    If the guitar is available, snag it. They're hard to find.
     
  9. wildelectric

    wildelectric Squier-Meister

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