What is a Squier Strat SE?

Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by Masshole, May 29, 2017.

  1. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

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  2. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    Sep 27, 2014
    North Pole
    Locking tuners only make for quicker string changes. When strings are properly stretched out so the note doesn't drop at all - which takes 10 minutes or so by the way - then it's fully stable all the time unless the nut slots/string trees aren't lubed or the bridge isn't setup right ....I've been on online forums for like 7-8 years and so many people join up or even have some experience, then make a thread saying "I need locking tuners, my guitar won't stay in tune" and then a bunch of us proceed to each make a reply saying it's not the tuners.....
     
  3. Zeefil

    Zeefil Squier Talker

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    I guess I could buy non locking vintage tuners and do the crimp method of wrapping the string around the posf
     
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  4. TEXINGA

    TEXINGA Squier-Nut

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    GA

    I like what you are saying but some of the tuners on Squiers are pure junk and need to be replaced with whatever. I’ve had a few that the tuners was sooooo bad that the strings would lose several octaves, in one night!
     
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  5. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    None of the tuners on any Squier product I've ever had needed changing out except the low end trapezoid type....the D sealed tuners etc are great......

    Those weren't the tuners in your situation....it was changes in temp/humidity and neck movement......and/or strings not FULLY FULLY stretched until the note doesn't drop at all no matter how much bending you do....
     
  6. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    Sep 27, 2014
    North Pole
    I used 3-4-5 wraps on every post, depending n string thickness....ZERO issue, can use the whammy bar all day and do huge dives like Eddie Van Halen and it never goes out of tune on ANY of my Strats even a stock Bullet.....
     
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  7. Zeefil

    Zeefil Squier Talker

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    What strings do you use?
     
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  8. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    Sep 27, 2014
    North Pole
    Cheap Musician's Gear Strings from Musician's Friend - $2.29 a set - 9's
     
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  9. Davey

    Davey Squier-holic

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    Mar 31, 2015
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    Wow, I have never had any that bad other than a rouge trap that had failed.

    Have a few sets of traps still on some guitars that frankly still work just fine. I usually change them on all my budget guitars but I have found that most sealed type Squier tuners were just fine, other than low ratio..
     
  10. Davey

    Davey Squier-holic

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    Also going to add, too many wraps or tucking under will screw up the turning ratio and give you some problems.
     
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  11. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

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    Dec 14, 2018
    Saint Paul, MN
    multiple octaves? I refuse to believe this. Maybe several whole tones, but there's no way any faulty tuner is making a guitar drop more than an octave overnight.
     
  12. They do however make string changes extremely easy.
    Cheers, Barrie.
     
  13. Vinny29

    Vinny29 Squier Talker

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    I use those cheap Musician's Gear $ 2.29 a set 9's also, really like them. Use to to use Earnie Balls but actually like the Muscian's Gear better.
     
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  14. JOJORAVEN

    JOJORAVEN Squier Talker

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    I just got an Squier, SE?
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  16. Rodiebobw

    Rodiebobw Squier Talker

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    I think tuners as a tuning instability issue are about last.., If they are bad or worn out, then u know it..

    Tuning instability with a strat more times the nut, friction points, an in this CE i just bought a racked trem claw..



    Question:

    Does that Fender 2020-01-07 12.36.20.jpg replacement on the trem claw, 2screws, and three coil springs upgrade fit right in a SE?
     
  17. JOJORAVEN

    JOJORAVEN Squier Talker

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    Jan 8, 2020
    USA

    Thanks for answering, I love the pearloid pickguard
     
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  18. "racked" could you mean wrecked (damaged)? If so, then the available replacements are suitable.
    Cheers, Barrie.
     
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  19. Paruwi

    Paruwi Squier-Meister

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    Congrats & Welcome

    there is one with a similar serial# sticker for sale over here in Germany,

    may I ask what you've payed for it ?

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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2020 at 6:08 PM
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  20. The serial 007****** is also the highest numbered one I've also seen. This may mean the latest production before the CXS models. A "cross over" version with the pearloid guard, unless it was changed out at some point prior to you owning it.
    Cheers, Barrie.
     
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