The .strandberg* Thread

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    Doesn't look like there's any amount of downward angle on the unwound strings.

    My G string pings a little for bending near the nut, but thankfully it's not audible and I don't feel it.
     
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    What needs to be grounded would be the electronics though and not the strings. So I imagine this only to be relevant when the string breaks the grounding is attached to? And only for passive pickups?
    Thanks for answering my question :)
    Yes that's what I was worried about.
     
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    That's what I meant, if you use a zero fret then a single wire connects the ground to every string. Good point about the active pickups, I'm fairly sure almost all of the Strandberg range uses Fishmans now.
     
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    Except for the Metal the 6 stringers are using Suhr passive pups. The Boden J line is still entirely done with Lace Alumitones, but I'm not sure if they're still being made or just left over; there are a lot of them floating around. Similarly, the Varbergs I've seen locally are pretty much all using Lundgrens. I think otherwise only the new ERGs are using Fishman.
     
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    Sevenstring.org: Where zero frets are for the sake of electrically grounding multi thousand-dollar guitars.
     
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    Sevenstring.org: Where another reason a zero fret may be used in large scale production is because it makes electrically grounding a guitar slightly easier.

    Oh wait, that doesn't make for a flashy comment.
     
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    No, you’re right - The zero fret’s probably for electrically grounding the guitar. Apologies for my trying to be flashy, and putting you in the position of having to address my flashy ways.

    Also, I can’t be the only one to have thought of this:

     
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    Edit: Waste of a rant. Carry on.
     
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    Oh Cmon Marc, it's not like you to hold back.
     
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    There is a slight but important difference between "the reason" (what you seem to understand) and "another reason" (what Lemons said)...
     
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    Boden J's. Built with whatever leftover crap we have lying around and we definitely bought too many lace pickups
     
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    I'm honestly surprised they're still being made. They have like zero marketing and all official Strandberg media has completely forgotten about them.
     
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    Just ordered my first Strandberg original 7.

    Had never read negative things about them until this thread. Must admit that a few comments about the quality leave me a bit scared :D.

    How do you guys feel about that basinger strap btw. I don't immediately see how it truly secures the guitar. Any recommendations for straplock systems for the strandbergs? I usually use dunlop dual designs but i think that'll poke out too much at the upper horn.

    I hope i won't regret this!
     
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    It's kind of hard to tell I'm not too well versed with Strandbergs but the headstock sticker puts it in the Sweden CS right?

    Here's a video at NAMM 2016 with another Sweden CS Boden 8 TT with the same nut.

    Purely speculation but maybe that's just a thing they were doing or trying out in that time period or showcasing for events? Both examples are 8 string True Temperament, it wouldn't be too far fetched to see some trickle-down-MTM stuff coming out of Sweden.
     
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    True temperament multiscale is actually pretty interesting.
    Wouldn't worry too much about the quality unless you get bad frets or misaligned saddles. My Prog came out flawless but it seems that's not always the case for people. I bought a Mono Betty strap and Dunlop strap locks. That strap is so tight that I haven't bothered to put the strap locks on yet.
     
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    If you ordered in Europe or the U.S. worst thing that can happen to you is that you don't like it, send it back and get your money refunded. Their quality might not always be top notch, but their customer service definitely is!
    I think all TT-fret Strandbergs come with those nuts. Not sure why those and the others not.
    I personally would want stainless steel frets though and not the TT ones, so for me it doesn't really matter that they have those nuts.
     

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