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Offline Machine_Head

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« on: March 08, 2006, 11:41:16 AM »
What's the deal with this guitar? Is there really a "relic squier"? And "it's made to look old but it's not", but to me, it looks like it beaten up pretty bad...



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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2006, 12:16:38 PM »
alam ko yan yung sa buyandsellplus? ganda nyan pre eh. that strat is a squier standard series. i saw some guitars like that on perfect pitch siguro mga 1 or 2 years ago. ganda pre. so siguro ang ginawa nung owner, pina-relic nya (dunno kung kanino) to copy the SRV signature strat. yup, it's really made to look old but it's not, hehe. parang inexpedite lang ang pag-age nya by sanding, beating it up in a controlled manner, hehe. ganon. pero i think performance wise, the guitar is still good. ag-inquire nga ako jan eh, i really like it. pero wala lang dough... hehe

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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2006, 12:30:58 PM »
Ah may ganun pala tlga.. So i guess my rj strat is also a "relic" coz it has my bite marks and stuff. I dunno, but im not particularly fond of beaten up sunburst strat. IMO, a beaten up white/cream strat looks better. Just like the one Malmsteen has.

Are Indonesian Squier solid bodies?

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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2006, 12:47:54 PM »
bite marks dude? hehe serious? what's your rj strat? i'm looking for one kasi eh, hehe. yup a cream strat looks nice relic-ed, hehe. i have one, mala-malmsteen nga, hehe. it's an mik squier, pero hindi sha solidbody, hehe. i think the indonesian squiers, since they're mostly the standard series squiers, have solidbodies. pero it varies parin shempre not necessarily where it's made but in the series of the squier. squier bullet series guitars have a laminated body, affinity series squiers have solid bodies (agathis i think), standard series squiers have solid bodies (basswood ata or agathis din), and the strat paks have laminated bodies.

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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2006, 12:50:12 PM »
par, meron talagang relic made guitars. may pini-em nga acong link kay pareng kulas about relic guitars. ANG GANDA! para ka naring nagmay-ari ng guitar ni JIMI HENDRIX dahil ultimo sa kaliit-liitang sira ng original ay kopyang kopya. yun nga lang, about dun sa ebay strat na nakita mo (kakikita co lang din), kwidaw ka kasi baka talagang lamog na yun at dinadahilan nalang nyang relic. :) reminder lang tso.

kulas, looking for RJ strat? :)
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2006, 12:53:21 PM »
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bite marks dude? hehe serious? what's your rj strat? i'm looking for one kasi eh, hehe. yup a cream strat looks nice relic-ed, hehe. i have one, mala-malmsteen nga, hehe. it's an mik squier, pero hindi sha solidbody, hehe. i think the indonesian squiers, since they're mostly the standard series squiers, have solidbodies. pero it varies parin shempre not necessarily where it's made but in the series of the squier. squier bullet series guitars have a laminated body, affinity series squiers have solid bodies (agathis i think), standard series squiers have solid bodies (basswood ata or agathis din), and the strat paks have laminated bodies.


Yea bite marks sa sobrang inis ko di ko makuha yung speed picking ni Paul Gilbert back in college. Hehe.. Actually my rj strat is pretty good, considering i got it for only 3k back in '96. Im not sure lang if its solid body but its darn heavy. May only complain is the fretwires, they're kinda small for my taste. Ano naman ggawin mo sa rj strat?

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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2006, 12:55:52 PM »
nangongolekta kasi ako ng strats eh. eh ayoko yung mga bagong rj's ngayon, hehe. last rj strat i liked was the darkwood/lightwood ones. gusto ko kasi ng all-pinoy strat, hehe. para masabi ko na proud ako sa gawang pinoy, hehehe. you got pics of your strat?

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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2006, 01:00:34 PM »
My rj strat is over at my friend's place. I'll take pics of it this weekend. What's a darkwood/lightwood? Medyo frankenstein na strat ko. I sawed off the bridge pup hole so that a humbucker can fit into it. And the humbucker is suppose to be a Dimarzio Super Distortion sold to me by a college buddy way back, parang linoko nga lang ako coz it looks really cheapo. Got it for 1k. And naka ground cya sa bridge, so when you take your hands of the bridge, you'll hear a loud hum. :D

Im thinkin of restoring it someday when i have the cash. But im not sure if its worth restoring..

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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2006, 01:08:29 PM »
ayt, hehe. the darkwood/lightwood strat is made of, yeah you guessed it, a dark variety of wood, i think mahogany for the dark wood, and a light variety of wood, i think pine, for the lightwood. natural finish sha so maganda, pero ang ayoko lang eh, kung ano yung body wood, yun din yung neck wood nya, hehe. eh i'm not so fond of dark strat necks and headstocks, hehe. so yun, kung meron meron nun dito, pa PM nalang, hehe. sige thanks!

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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2006, 01:11:51 PM »
Is the headstock like the Fender's too? Mine has an Ibanez head.

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« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2006, 01:14:03 PM »
ibanez head? er... di bale nalang, hehe. yup the darkwood/lightwood ones have fender strat heads. with a huuuuuuuge rj logo, hehe. sarap i-sand.

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« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2006, 01:17:35 PM »
Oh, so mine is the crappy one huh. Hehehe... :D Cge, i'll keep my eye on them rj strats.. :)

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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2006, 01:19:45 PM »
hmm crappy? wala akong sinabi ah, hehe. ayoko lang ng strat bodies na may ibang head, hehe. i like strats as they are, hehe. pero baka solid body pa yung rj mo, check mo dude.

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« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2006, 01:21:13 PM »
Hehe.. I thought the rj strats that have the Ibby heads are the crappy ones. Umm how do i check if its solid wood? Do i have to bite down on it? hehe...

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« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2006, 01:23:31 PM »
remove the back plate. tapos check mo kung may layers yung cross section ng wood. biting into it is another way, hehe pero you'd have to take a big bite out of it, hehe.

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« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2006, 01:27:53 PM »
Ah ok. Ayt i'll check it this weekend.

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« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2006, 02:38:23 PM »
Relics..

Kind of reminds me of the first time I saw the Jaco model from Fender at Guitar center. All banged up with some paint chipped of. I thought I was looking at a pre-owned unit but the sales guy told me it was brand new and that it was patterned after Jaco's own bass.

Told me of Fender's Relic, Closet and NOS series. :D
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« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2006, 03:04:42 PM »
Quote from: kulas
remove the back plate. tapos check mo kung may layers yung cross section ng wood. biting into it is another way, hehe pero you'd have to take a big bite out of it, hehe.


yep, think of it as yung Grahams na masarap. yung kayang gawin ng hipag co.:)

pag layered sha ng ganun, laminated yan. pag puro (imagine chopping a whole block of wood and shaping it like a guitar), solid body.

natutunan co from whoelse pa ba? pareng kulas. thanks! ;)
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