2021 Fender American Original '50s Stratocaster | MI Amps Iron Duke



Published
https://www.fender.com/en-US/electric-guitars/stratocaster/american-original-50s-stratocaster/0110112824.html
I've been lucky enough to play a few early '50s Stratocasters. One of them was a prototype from '54! I could never afford anything south of '75 so this new series from Fender appealed a lot when I went on a sort of 'authentic' hunt. I bought the '60s version too. The '50s does have some modern concessions: 9.5" fingerboard radius, 5-way pickup selector and a tone control for the bridge pickup. They're all very welcome appointments as far as I'm concerned because I bought this guitar to play, not to ogle. The build is crazy tight, the tones sublime, the look timeless. Happy customer.

MI Amplification Iron Duke amplifier: https://miaudio.com/amplifiers/iron-duke/
Fractal Audio X-Load LB-2 Reactive Load:
https://www.fractalaudio.com/x-load-lb-2-load-box/

This video was made as a service. I bought the guitar.

Today's tools:

Guitar: June 2021 Fender American Original '50s Stratocaster. White Blonde. Stock.
Amp: MI Amplification Iron Duke via Fractal Audio LB-2 X-LOAD. OwnHammer Bogner 4x12 IRs.
Mic: Samson Airline77 (me)
Camera: iPhone 11 Pro and Canon D60
Soundcard: PreSonus Quantum & Fractal Audio Systems Axe-FX III MKII (guitar, mixing and bouncing).
Desktop Monitors: PreSonus R80 R-Series Active AMT Studio Monitors (https://www.presonus.com)
Computer: 2017 Apple iMac Pro, 2.5 GHz 14-Core Intel Xeon W, 64 GB 2666 MHz DDR4, Radeon Pro Vega 64X 16 GB
Software: Logic Pro X, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Compressor.
Category
Audio
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