My favorite Strat is the 50s reissue I've been playing since 1996. The only change I've made is replacing a scratchy volume pot two years ago.
It means that when the tone pot is at “10”, it’s taken out of the circuit completely (as if there was no tone control connected); everything below that, the tone roll-off comes into play as normal.What does no load tone mean?
That's killer! Didn't even know there was a RK strat, usually only see the Teles out in the wild.My favourite Strat that I own is my Richie Kotzen model: re-wired with a 300k volume, no-load tone and blender pot; Gotoh trem and locking tuners. Fat neck, 12” radius, jumbo frets = sweet.
The Strats that I’ve had unrequited longing for over the years have been:
1) the graffiti yellow Strat Plus (with Lace Sensors) that had pride of place in my local guitar shop window in the late 80’s;
2) the original Jeff Beck signature Strat (in surf green) that I pored over when it was reviewed in Guitarist magazine in the early 90’s;
3) the 7-Up green Clapton Strat due to watching Mike Keneally use it in the Zappa’s Universe gig.
Personally, if we’re talking “Strats” then I’d have to consider Fenders only; if looking at the wider world of S-type guitars, then the field is immense...
Thank you! The previous owner(s) who had 'em built did a great job.Beautiful guitars!
That sounds like a sweet build! Warmoth is my #1 choice every time though I highly recommend buying them used because the resale value sucks and you can often get a VERY pricey build on the cheap (though I get that defeats the main purpose of a company like Warmoth aka "customizing" your own...I've found several with specs I really love that I would have been glad to have dreamt up myself).Warmoth all the way. I'll never buy a branded strat or tele again.
Roasted maple neck w/ SS frets and graphtech nut - danish oil finish
Roasted alder or ash body - oil finish
Hipshot staggered locking tuners with universal mounting plate - no string trees necessary and no holes to be drilled
Gotoh 510 2 point trem with wilkinson locking saddles - Warmoth will install the trem studs for you
What Ron called the Precision Lock Neck Joint. http://www.thornguitars.com/socal-htm/rs-specs.htmMan, that’s pretty!!! Very interesting looking neck joint... can you tell me more about what’s going on back there?