NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

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Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Post by StevenO » Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:18 am

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White or cream fender barrel knob, ala brown and blonde amps could be cool.
They're a little too small. I put a spare brown knob on the guitar and it looked.... Odd. But I like them a lot!

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Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:20 am

Hmm...I can see that. You mean proportionally too small on the body?

Maybe a full sized Dakaware style then. Could see white or black.

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Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Post by StevenO » Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:50 am

I'm thinking dakaware too. I really like the Harmony knob on it currently. It's a good size for the guitar, but nobody has commented on it so it's probably not as sexy as I imagine it to be...

My original goal for this guitar was to have gold hardware and a gold foil in the bridge, but I already had so much Chrome hardware that I abandoned that. Pink and Gold just looks so good to my eyes. Gaudy in all the right ways.

I'm thinking of buying a used GFS Surf 90 for this guitar... It sounds wonderful as is, but man that bridge pickup has to be 15k. It's super loud! I have to lower it into the guitar to get it to match the output of say a vintage Tele. Lots of bite and twang, but it'll cut your head off!

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Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Post by solfege » Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:52 am

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I'm thinking dakaware too. I really like the Harmony knob on it currently. It's a good size for the guitar, but nobody has commented on it so it's probably not as sexy as I imagine it to be...

My original goal for this guitar was to have gold hardware and a gold foil in the bridge, but I already had so much Chrome hardware that I abandoned that. Pink and Gold just looks so good to my eyes. Gaudy in all the right ways.

I'm thinking of buying a used GFS Surf 90 for this guitar... It sounds wonderful as is, but man that bridge pickup has to be 15k. It's super loud! I have to lower it into the guitar to get it to match the output of say a vintage Tele. Lots of bite and twang, but it'll cut your head off!
I was going to say I like the knob, especially with the gold/chrome top (a bit of bling seems very necessary and in keeping with the overall aesthetic).

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Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:54 am

Harmony knob is cool but maybe a bit too vintage.

Get the Mean 90 btw. Much better P90 style if that's your thing. Those are in my Dot. Great pickups.

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Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Post by StevenO » Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:58 am

Interesting.... I might. I don't really do high gain or anything, usually. I like twang, chime, and jangle!

I was even thinking about a used Gretsch Filtertron....

Or maybe my spare Silverfoil?!? :0

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Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:12 am

The Mean90s I have are very much in the 8k territory. Not too hot at all, imo. Granted these are in a semi-hollow...

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Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Post by StevenO » Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:32 am

That's not too bad. Are they noisy at all? It was the "mean" part which made me think they were a tad hot.

I'd order them new, but shipping to Canada is almost as much as the pickups themselves... Oof. The used Surf 90 is about $25 ($37 Canadian). Not terrible.

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Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:46 am

The Surf could be what you're looking for...I've just read the Mean is the Superior of the two in sound - but YMMV ALOT. You know how that goes.

Either way GFS are a really good value in the budget market.

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Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

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Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Post by StevenO » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:50 am

I want it. I need it.

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Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Post by øøøøøøø » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:56 am

StevenO wrote:
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No Floyd = Not a Super Strat ;) :P
Be that as it may... There is nothing "super" about a Floyd, other than annoying.
Oh I think there is PLENTY to like about a Floyd, in the right context.

I used a JEM777 on a session recently and it fucking slayed for what I was being asked to do, which was sort of Vernon Reid-inspired.

And you CANNOT knock one out of tune, once you get it IN tune, which I’ll allow usually takes the better part of half an hour.

For this reason, I would only ever consider regularly performing live with one if I had a full time guitar tech and a spare side-stage at all times.

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Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Post by StevenO » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:01 am

Any guitar that needs a full time tech in order to play live with can eat my shorts.

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Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Post by matthew a » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:25 am

Dive bombs aside, what are people doing in live shows where your guitar gets wildly out of tune between songs?

(Apart from the time I left my guitar in a freezing car boot straight into a hot room for a show)

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Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Post by StevenO » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:21 am

Murphy's Law of 'anything that can go wrong, will go wrong'.

The exact reason why I like to pack as little as possible, if and when I gig. Fewer moving parts means fewer broken pieces.

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