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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby qersty » Tue May 14, 2019 1:47 pm

Yeah my MIJ is the best! I think it's a cheapo line but still a really good guitar
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby MrNovember » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:11 am

I would be all over a bass version of that
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby ognoy » Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:42 am

Awesome! Anyone know if the Starcaster neckpocket has the same dimensions as a Strat or Tele?
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby dubkitty » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:39 am

holy crap! add a decent tailpiece and put some proper wide-range clones in there and Jonny Greenwood's your uncle!
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby karmablock » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:46 pm

ognoy wrote:Awesome! Anyone know if the Starcaster neckpocket has the same dimensions as a Strat or Tele?
A non-F-Hole Starcaster with a EGC baritone neck and a bigsby! Yes!


I don't know about the Squier version but Fender Starcasters had a slightly different neck pocket.
IIRC someone on offset guitars made a 12 string starcaster and had to add wood to the neck pocket so it would line up.
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby dubkitty » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:18 am

made a 12-string Starcaster. yowza.
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby MechaGodzilla » Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:04 am

MrNovember wrote:I would be all over a bass version of that

iirc there was a MIC [ie. pretty cheap, near squier prices] modern player starcaster bass a few years back
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby MrNovember » Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:16 am

MechaGodzilla wrote:
MrNovember wrote:I would be all over a bass version of that

iirc there was a MIC [ie. pretty cheap, near squier prices] modern player starcaster bass a few years back

Yeah I was looking for one of those earlier this year or last year. Not too many of them around here. Ended up finding a Fender Dimension bass at a really good price instead
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby mcatano » Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:10 pm

karmablock wrote:
ognoy wrote:Awesome! Anyone know if the Starcaster neckpocket has the same dimensions as a Strat or Tele?
A non-F-Hole Starcaster with a EGC baritone neck and a bigsby! Yes!


I don't know about the Squier version but Fender Starcasters had a slightly different neck pocket.
IIRC someone on offset guitars made a 12 string starcaster and had to add wood to the neck pocket so it would line up.


Pretty sure the new squier versions will also have the deeper heel and pocket.
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby dubkitty » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:55 am

that would make sense. they're probably using the same CNC templates as the North American Starcasters or adaptations thereof. i wouldn't be surprised if there's also a neck-angle difference having to do with the body contour and bridge position.
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby julius_deane » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:43 pm

My MP Starcaster is one of only two guitars I've ever regretted flipping. I'm gonna have to check out the new ones.
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