Mick’s New Strat – First Impressions, Future Plans & Fender's Golds

Like I need another Strat?! Okay, but this one is different. Isn't it?!

Life too short for long YouTube videos? Please see the ‘Interesting bits and go-to sections’ information below.

Welcome to the show. I recently acquired a new Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster and in the tradition of me being on this channel wibbling endlessly about Strats, let’s fire up the S-Shaped Charabanc and take a journey up New Guitar Boulevard.
If you don’t love Strats, go and do something that will make you less angry. If you love 'em like I do, please enjoy the video!

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Pedals used in this episode…
• TheGigRig Three2One

• Sonic Research ST-200 Turbo Tuner
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• Vahlbruch Kaluna

• Nobels ODR-1
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• J Rockett Archer
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• Strymon Volante
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USA Sweetwater: https://imp.i114863.net/DVOvXa

• Catalinbread Belle Epoch Deluxe
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• Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man
No longer made

• TheGigRig G3

Interesting bits and go-to sections…
0:00 Hello - new guitar!
1:20 Old ones are out of reach
2:25 The Holy Trinity of guitar buying?
2:55 I’ve played a lot of guitars
4:00 What a lovely neck!
7:05 Relics?
08:30 Purchase day
10:15 The Captain
11:18 Open the case?
11:52 Apparently I specced this guitar
13:48 A bit of gold colour history
19:42 Nitrocellulose & acrylic finishes?
21:11 Shoreline, Aztec, Firemist
22:06 Back to Andertons
23:22 First plug-in
25:38 The day after purchase
27:25 First play at TPS!
29:20 And what of blue?
37:03 Texas Specials & enamel wire?
38:18 What’s holding me back?
39:15 Bridge and springs, take 5
45:32 Lower the pickups?
48:52 Closing thoughts

Guitars in this episode:
• Fender Custom Shop ’62 Relic Stratocaster – this video
• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster – Mick’s video here: https://youtu.be/5sQUvWHXz74

Amps in this episode:
• Tone King Imperial MkII & 112 extension cabinet / standard speaker
• Marshall 1987x & Zilla Custom 212 with Celestion Alnico Ruby speakers

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