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manwithgun
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Post by manwithgun » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:20 pm

I want to buy a Fender 62 Vintage Strat, but im not sure whether to get the normal or the hot Rod version?

It says the Hot Rod has Reverse Wound/Reverse Polarity Middle Pickup and im not sure what means in terms of the sound? :x

Also will the Hot Rods fat 'Fat C Shape 9"5 radius neck feel chunky compared to a 52 Reissue Tele?

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Post by nguideau » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:06 pm

I don't think that neck will feel too chunky at all. The 52 Hot Rod is a great neck, and is pretty fat in its own right. If you play a 52 Hot Rod Tele already, the adjustment to the C on the Strat should be easy. The Tele is a 9.5 radius just like the Strat, but is a U shape, so the depth of the necks are probably similar, just that the Tele juts out more roundly, and the Strat is more gradual.
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Post by jamison162 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:46 pm

Main thing is the normal version is a vintage 7.25" radius. That would kill it for me. Don't worry about pickups, stuff liek that can be changed. Playability/feel can not.
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Post by manwithgun » Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:43 pm

thanks for the advice, i think ill go for it if i win the auction!

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Post by DoctorJay » Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:30 pm

RWRP is the normal strat sound, it makes positions 2 and 4 hum cancelling, and very hollow and quacky. The very earliest Strats were non RWRP, and vintage keenie-beanies say that's better, but these days RWRP is normal.
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