The .strandberg* Thread

Discussion in 'Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations' started by Rook, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Avedas

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    That would look a lot better with just a regular Boden shape, even if it still had the straight scale and tele pickup configuration.
     
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    ya i think i'd actually be one with a boden with tele routes.
     
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    https://reverb.com/item/10048748-strandberg-boden-madvidalien-cosmo-edition

    Been GASing hard for the new Masdival sig. IDK what's up with the stock for these. Saw this listing go up for one and was eyeing it for a while but I just didn't feel like the burl had enough figuring. Just feel like for that price for a veneer I get to be picky; I don't even like burl tops but the whole cosmo thing gets me. Slept on it then woke up still on the fence about it but decided to go ahead. Added it to my cart (on the Rainbow website) at which point it stopped me to call for the order because Canada sucks. The scales were even but that was the grain of sand that pushed me to not buy. Get home from work and it sold.

    So not sure if I dodged a bullet by not spending a couple grand on a guitar I wouldn't have been visually 100% with (also why are do the production models come with silver mini toggles?), or if I caused myself endless turmoil trying to find another one for market price shipped to Canada. :scratch:
     
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    well after 5 or so months i could no longer take not having a 'berg. finally tracked down a killer koaberg from the 2015 guitar porn group run. such a killer instrument. black limba body. cocobolo neck. ebony board. koa top. this is the 5th boden i've owned and it really plays the nicest out of all of em. seems to be the heaviest one too. but still much lighter than a typical axe. lightest being the boden J i had. it currently has emg 57 66 set in there that i'll be swapping out for some BK juggernauts. i'm excited and very happy!
     
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    mmm damn that's nice.
     
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    My dude flip it over so we can see that beautiful beautiful cocobolo.
     
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    wasnt super happy with the lighting in this one so i didnt post it originally but heres the backside anyway.
     
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    Not sure if this has been mentioned - dipping in here briefly after a month away - but what's the point of the fan being at the bridge and not the nut? I thought the whole point of an ergonomic neck was that the fan was at the nut end so your wrist gets some relief.

    That said, that koa/limba/coco mix is stunning!
     
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    Don't need a fan near the nut on a 6 really. I love the one directional fan. Chords feel normal and bending up high is slightly easier. It's only a half inch fan so it really doesn't do anything noticeable to be honest. Personally I mainly just love the look.
     
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    Strandberg just went through an imo kind of weird pricing adjustment.

    Classics are unchanged afaik

    The Indonesian originals have gone up in price by about 200 usd.
    The WMI Prog is unchanged.
    The metals have gone down in price to 2k.

    So the metals are now a pretty good deal.
    The original is weirdly priced at within 100 dollars of the prog.
     
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    Heard that story thousands of times, still doesn't make any sense. Your arm moves on a radius around the shoulder and your hand's most relaxed position is when it's aligned with the arm. Your fingers bend in the same line, so they naturally point towards the shoulder. Fanned frets were invented for better intonation, the ergonomics-voodoo was invented afterwards...
     
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    But it's not voodoo if it works. Your wrist is positioned differently depending on where the bridge is in relation to your body and how far out your arm needs to reach to get to the first fret.

    There is a midway point where your wrist is straight and your arm is relaxed. Being closer to the body bends your wrist outwards and being farther bends your wrist inward.
     
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    I wonder why Metals are cheaper than even non-trem Originals. More expensive pickups, what I assume is a more expensive finish, ebony board, and also made at WMI. Yet the Prog also has the ebony board and made at WMI, but otherwise is the same as the Original.

    I don't quite understand this, but the Metal is now a really solid deal.
     
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    hmmm. maybe the metal model wasnt selling well?
     
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    Would be a shame, they're great... And to be honest, basswood is a much better tonewood than swamp ash to me ;)
    Always tempted to add a Metal 7 to my collection ;)
     
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    if the metal had a trem option i'd probably have one already.
     
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    I used to think like that too briefly. Now I'm rocking an Ormsby with quite a steep fan. Think about this: the most relaxed position is when you can let your arms hang loose, not having to flex the shoulder joints to move your elbow away from the body any more than necessary. If you keep your arm like that (elbow not moving around) and move your wrist to the side, away from the body and back, you'll see that your finger actually follow the fan.

    Made up thing for marketing purposes or not, the first things I noticed when I started playing my fanned fret instrument was that some movements felt easier but nothing felt more difficult.
     
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    hey dudes. swapping out the EMGS in my new strandy for some bare knuckle passives. i already know i need to reintroduce the ground wire and swap the pots to 500k but do i need to get a new output jack since the one thats on there is (i'm assuming) stereo (3 prong)?
     
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    No you can just disconnect the “ring” tab and use the tip and sleeve only
     
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    how would i go about disconnecting it? i'm not even sure which is the one i'd need to disconnect. mine looks like this...

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