USA Standard Stratocaster Hardtail

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  1. jcm800gridlock

    jcm800gridlock Well-Known Member

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    Picked this up early this week, a 1998 Fender USA Standard Hardtail. I understand that they were only made a few years.

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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    hard tails are bad ass. sweet guitar
     
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    South Park Well-Known Member

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    I alway liked the hard tail. It is good for harmonics in the body
     
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    I love hardtail strats. Kind of hard to find decent ones at reasonable prices.
     
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    jcm800gridlock Well-Known Member

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    The guitar is in really nice condition.
     
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    Hardtails rule!
     
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    jcm800gridlock Well-Known Member

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    The Strat with my two Fender amps. I picked up the Vibroverb RI at the same time I bought the Hardtail Stratocaster.

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    Vinsanitizer Forum Support Spec. Double Platinum Supporting Member VIP Member

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    A hardtail Strat will accentuate the 500Hz frequency range in a similar manner as a tremolo Strat with the bridge tightened or wedged flush with the body.
     
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    jcm800gridlock Well-Known Member

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    My other Strat has the bridge pulled down to the body with 5 Tremolo springs.

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    I've got almost the same, and did almost the same...I'll post in a min...
     
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    Gorgeous, love those hardtails!

    Have a 1970-? Les Paul with the Gibson/Kahler locking tremolo. Been one of my best friends since I was fortunate enough to acquire it. BUT...one of the limitations is the vast amount of hours spent trying to go in/out of alternate tunings. Seeking another best friend with some versatility and also to solve that problem, I visited multiple stores, played what feels like hundreds of guitars, and came to nearly the same as what @jcm800gridlock posted...2019 American Professional Strat, Olympic White, BUT...the maple neck was my choice. Holy shit does this do things that my LP doesn't. Before I left the store I had them fix the bridge so it's a hard tail, I took the bar and put it in the document pack, and it's never come back out again.

    Go hardtails! Sounds like a mascot.

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    Congratulations on your hard tail strat John , looks as if it can sing the praise’s of above , with out the hassle of constant tuning issues when you go from one to the other.
    Cheers
     
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    jcm800gridlock Well-Known Member

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    That’s a beauty. Congrats!
     
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