VM surf strat with LIPSTICK pickups to play Japanese 80's rock...

Discussion in 'Squier Vintage Modified models' started by PangPang, Sep 24, 2020.

  1. PangPang

    PangPang Squier Talker

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    Other than surf, i thought it'd be a good idea to get my kid playing other older songs so the new generation could continue the love and passion for older songs (ok, early 80's song).

    Yet, I didn't realize we were using surf guitars to play this song when we were filming it. My 10 year old daughter's Squier Strat actually sounds quite ok with the lipstick PUs when we played some rock (or even metal) tunes. I have never seen any other Squier having lipstick PUs around where we live. She loves the thicker strings (11 guage high E) but i really thought it'd be a bit tough for her little fingers to bend and all. But, it sounded alright. It is reliable and has great playability, and despite the guitar was my birthday gift, Mina uses it often, especially when we gig around.

    Hope you will enjoy the video.



    Ray ;-)
     
  2. LAPlayer

    LAPlayer Squier-Meister

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    No idea but good luck.
     
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  3. John L Rose

    John L Rose Squier-holic

    Well, that looked like a whole lot of fun. :cool:
     
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  4. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

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    I love it, but what's Luana's bass?
     
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  5. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

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    That was great! Nothing is better than jamming with your kid!
     
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  6. Guitarmageddon

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  7. PangPang

    PangPang Squier Talker

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    An Ibanez Talman 100. Love the color, love the off-set shape and love the sound...good value for money.

    P.S.: I just realized it got passive pickups instead of active ones, and it's the 2-band EQ that was active. There 9v batt pit was there, and it produces some punchy sound and all this while, I thought it was an active bass! And it's the second one we got! ;p
     
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  8. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

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    I realized it was a Talman from the control plate!
     
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  9. PangPang

    PangPang Squier Talker

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    You have good eyes! If I didn't have it, i really wouldn't be able to tell!
     
  10. wickedtools

    wickedtools Dr. Squier Gold Supporting Member

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    That was great, thanks for sharing:)
     
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  11. Robbmonster

    Robbmonster Squier-holic

    She has a future in music if he wants one :)

    Just have to make sure it stays forever fun :)
     
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  12. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

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    I have a set of those Squier lipstick pickups in my pickup drawer. Maybe some day I'll get a Strat to put them in. But, I have several other sets of Strat pickups looking for a permanent home too.
     
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  13. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum A Psychopathic 6 String Collector Gold Supporting Member

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    Great stuff.
    I have an Ibanez Talman made in Japan. It's a very nice guitar.
     
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  14. Eddie

    Eddie Squirt Startocaster Infinity Gold Supporting Member

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    Your girls are adorable. My girls won't stop staring at their cell phones doing tic toks. Killing me !!

    Great work. A musical family is wonderful. :)
     
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  15. PangPang

    PangPang Squier Talker

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    Too important to have fun!!! I feel grateful she isn't asking me why we aren't playing any newer songs. The newest songs would be Cherry Bomb or You give love a bad name. hahaha! But surf songs to them are "new" and sound "new" enough!
     
  16. PangPang

    PangPang Squier Talker

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    Surprisingly the lipstick pickups seem better than I thought. But I am seriously thinking of trying to get a MIM Jimi Hendrix strat as I think it is quite versatile, and sounds good doing surf tunes too as I think it produces more twang and bends much easier because of the reverse headstock. But if I can't locate one, as a Squier forum member, I probably will start a project thing with a left hand Squier strat, but will swap them with 57/62 pickups. Ofc, will have to consult my luthier and ask him to do the job for me as I probably want to have it done right. ;-) The lipstick pickups we have are okay and they are staying, but I do wish them to be hotter. ;-)
     
  17. PangPang

    PangPang Squier Talker

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    Thanks eddie!!! What about incentives? I do give my kid incentives. She gigs with me, learns a new song, does a difficult solo, sets up the rig, restrings a guitar, or helps another kid learn how to play...I give her some incentives. She never asks but I do tip her, as I try to teach her how to manage and save up money too. Not sure what kids are like nowadays in wherever u guys are, but kids over here, they have very little or no concept of what to do with money or where money comes from, cos they don't see money much as too many things are too digitally paid, and most kids have all that they want. I thought it'd be essential for kids to know where money comes from and know how to manage it. So no credit card, no online payment, no cheques
    , just cash. So we play two games at the same time. Yes, killing many birds with one stone. hahaha!

    So tik tok still eh? U make me feel i want to try that some day. hehe
     
  18. PangPang

    PangPang Squier Talker

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    OK, the Squier was on the wall.



    And no, not cherry Bomb nor You give love a bad name. I think this is one of the more "contemporary "song we play. Yes, Eddie, with incentives, cos the solo wasn't easy, and she helped the bass player to jam this song with us (and I didn't help), and she setup the rig and tried to figure out the tone with the neck pickup plus the wah (we never used the neck pickup until after this song), she sang (normally we don't sing cos we did mostly surf instrumental stuff)....so, quite a lot incentives.

    Hope you all enjoy the song. ;-)
     
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  19. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

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    I had the Hendrix Strat, but I couldn't get used to the reverse headstock, and it didn't seem to affect the sound or playability like it's supposed to. The '65 pickups, however, were amazing. That's why I bought it, in spite of the maple neck and reverse headstock, because they sounded so good. You should check them out. I think I like them a lot more than 57/62s, although I haven't had 57/62s for a long, long time.
     
  20. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

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    This guitar has the PV 65 pickups
     
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