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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Stratocasters / Professional Strat

greg1948
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Tbird Greg
Aug 3rd, 2018 06:31 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have had my Olympic white HSS maple neck Strat for several months now and it has become my #1. The Tim Shaw pickups are very nice sounding and I love having the HB to get the extra oomph for solos. Neck and frets are very comfortable for my style. Not sure what staggered tuner posts do. But the thing that tickles my fancy is the push-in tremolo bar. I always hated the standard screw in type. The never stayed in the right position, eventually hanging down. Why the rest of the Strat line don't go to the push-in I can't figure. Anyway, I'm happy with the Professional Strat and would recommend it to anyone in the market.

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Aug 3rd, 2018 07:15 AM   Edit   Profile  

I've had a hankering for an HSS for a while now. I see the specs say it has a Deep-C profile neck. Would you say it qualifies as chunky? My biggest issues with stock line Fenders are the necks (I prefer bigger/fatter).

As far as the trem, I find the little ball bearing/spring works to stabilize the arm. One of my partscasters has a Callaham block which has the threaded insert that holds it in place.

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Aug 3rd, 2018 07:48 AM   Edit   Profile  

I recently acquired a Am Pro Series HSS Strat in sunburst with a rosewood fretboard. The tall thin frets and deeper "C" neck profile are different but feel really nice. The deeper "C" is fairly beefy, but not cumbersome if you're used to Fender's prior modern "C" profile.

The pop-in trem arm started with the American Deluxe model Strats (I own 4 of them in HSS configuration from different years).

The Shawbucker seems to have the same output and similar tone as the Fender DH-1 humbucker which is perfect because the Am Dlx HSS Strats are my go-to guitars. The Pro Series HSS can be added to the rotation. (:oD

ps - I installed Fender locking tuners in my Pro Series HSS.

(This message was last edited by 5Strats at 09:50 AM, Aug 3rd, 2018)

socal
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Aug 3rd, 2018 02:01 PM   Edit   Profile  

How are the Fender Shawbuckers different from the Gibson Tim Shaw pups, if different at all?

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GospelBilly!
Aug 3rd, 2018 02:50 PM   Edit   Profile  

I don't believe I've played a guitar with the Gibson Tim Shaw humbuckers. I do know that the Shawbucker was specially designed by Shaw for Fender.

greg1948
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Vero Beach FL

Tbird Greg
Aug 4th, 2018 06:09 AM   Edit   Profile  

One of the features of the Shaw pickups is that they don't lose the high end as you roll back the volume. That seems to be a true claim.

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Aug 4th, 2018 09:30 AM   Edit   Profile  

The American Deluxe style pop-in trem arm is my favorite in the Fender line.

The tall thin frets would be a deal breaker for me. They just don't work for my clam fisted style of playing. :)

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