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Fender Duo-Sonic HS Electric Guitar (Lake Placid Blue) EXPIRED

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Fender Stratocaster with triple single coil pickups and a whammy bar. Pre-CBS Fender corporate buy-out. I'd raise the bridge and take the buzz out of the low E.
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Just acquired a Les Paul standard premium quilt top a week ago. Now I have an LP, SG, Strat, and a Jackson with a floyd. Why is this still tempting? And I'm still a horrible guitar player, only been at it a year.
What kind of Jackson did you get? I just got a Soloist Pro SL2Q HT. It's pretty great. I've been avoiding anything with a FR because they just scare me.
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It will be mine, oh yes, it will be mine.
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Here is a video review for Fender Duo Sonic

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=V-w_3axmYMs
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I have a junky squire strat that played terrible. I'm tempted to pick this up because it would likely be a little better...and I've wanted a humbucker pickup. I'm just torn on waiting until I'm a little older and might have more time/money to invest in a different model.
It's an excellent choice, for a couple of reasons. First of all, it's a hardtail bridge. Your Strat has a tremolo bridge (whammy bar) which is fun, but if you don't use it can be a bit of a pain. Tuning is a hassle, and when you bend a string the other 5 go flat. A hardtail is better to learn on.

Second, it's a nice compact (24" scale) and ergonomically shaped guitar, comfortable for most to play. Lots of people make a big deal about the 24" scale being very different or weird, but there's an easy way to see if you'll like it: Just tune down a half step and put a capo on the first fret of your Strat, and play for a bit. That's literally all it is.
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Got a MIM Strat already. Just waiting for a good MIM Tele sale now. Oh yeah, and for those American made homeys, those are made in Corona CA, and the MIMs in Ensenada BC, which is roughly a 4 hr drive. You are esentially getting the same guitar parts for cheaper labor.
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Fender Stratocaster with triple single coil pickups and a whammy bar. Pre-CBS Fender corporate buy-out. I'd raise the bridge and take the buzz out of the low E.
You forgot "file the nut" Wink
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This color looks different from the American Professional strat a few months ago. Different color even though it's the same name or just bad lighting?
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I bought in a while ago at $360. With some upgrades it's been pretty awesome. I put a Dimarzio DP423 Injector Bridge model at the neck position and a Fender Enforcer humbucker with an A8 magnet swapped for the stock ceramic in the bridge, wired reverse to be in phase with the Injector. Both split-able with a CTS push-pull pot replacing the stock volume, and the Tone push-pull wired for out-of-phase by switching the phase of the humbucker (and active coil when split).

Love modding these things, and they're great for it. If it goes $300 or below I might pick up a second one.
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Is this the type of guitar Kurt Cobain used?
No, he played modified Mustang and Jaguar, and sometimes Strats.
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Is this the type of guitar Kurt Cobain used?
As soneone has already said, no. David Byrne of the Talking Heads played one, along with some other hipster punks back in the day. They were rockin' the OG Duo Sonic that was promoted as a beginners guitar, hence the smaller body and shorter fret board. But, like another poster here, I bought one from deal last year with the Pau Ferro fingerboard, and I like it. For the price, it's a sweet guitar.
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Got a MIM Strat already. Just waiting for a good MIM Tele sale now. Oh yeah, and for those American made homeys, those are made in Corona CA, and the MIMs in Ensenada BC, which is roughly a 4 hr drive. You are esentially getting the same guitar parts for cheaper labor.
Ages ago when Fender opened the Ensenada plant it wasn't for 'cheaper labor', it
was the Kingdom of California's restrictive air quality laws. Fender would have to
spend millions to install dust & vapor control systems so they made a deal with Mexico to build the plant to handle their CNC machining and the polyester finishing processes.
I had four MiM Fenders, all were 1st class instruments.
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Yeah, who needs clean air? Let those particles fly!!
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link is broken or adorama is broken
We are all broken in some way.
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It's an excellent choice, for a couple of reasons. First of all, it's a hardtail bridge. Your Strat has a tremolo bridge (whammy bar) which is fun, but if you don't use it can be a bit of a pain. Tuning is a hassle, and when you bend a string the other 5 go flat. A hardtail is better to learn on.

Second, it's a nice compact (24" scale) and ergonomically shaped guitar, comfortable for most to play. Lots of people make a big deal about the 24" scale being very different or weird, but there's an easy way to see if you'll like it: Just tune down a half step and put a capo on the first fret of your Strat, and play for a bit. That's literally all it is.
You nailed it on the bridge.
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