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Fender USA Deluxe Stratocaster Candy Tangerine 2001 with EMG SA/SPC/EXG Upgrade

Fender USA Deluxe Stratocaster Candy Tangerine 2001 with EMG SA/SPC/EXG Upgrade

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Growing up, I spent a good chunk of my teenage years listening to Pink Floyd’s PULSE. I was completely entranced  by David Gilmour’s tone and did not understand how a live record could sound that perfect. Spent a few years trying to get that sound out of my rig and this guitar was the last piece of the puzzle.You don’t need a rig worth tens of thousands of dollars when you have a few great pedals and a guitar like this Trying to get that sound out of my fingers has always been a totally different story. 

At its heart, the guitar is a 2001 Deluxe Stratocaster. That means it’s started it’s life with a set of Fender Noiseless single coils in it. Nothing wrong with that, but now it’s been upgraded with a set of EMG SA, SPC and EXG. Here is some info from EMG on the pickups and controls:

EMG-SA - The EMG-SA Set combines the attributes of the early single coil sound but with an added midrange response and higher output, giving it 'bell-like' ringing harmonics and increased sustain. One single Alnico bar magnet delivers classic overdrive with a smooth midrange distortion, while still retaining the familiar high-end of a single-coil pickup. These characteristics provide greater versatility than what is normally found in single-coil pickups. 

EMG-SPC - The SPC or 'Presence Control' is often called the fat control. The original intent of the SPC was to turn the tone of a single-coil pickup into a dual-coil. This is accomplished by boosting the gain in a broad mid-band fashion and reducing the highs. The result is a fatter, louder tone from any single coil pickup, but you can also use it on a humbucking to give you a high output, really fat tone that's great for slide guitar.

EMG-EXG - For flexibility in tone at your fingertips there is no better choice than the EXG Guitar Expander. The frequency response of the EXG is similar to normal guitar amp equalization. The lows and highs are boosted while the midrange is dipped out. The EXG is great for creating a fuller tone that doesn't get muddy, while keeping it clean and clear, letting your guitar stand out in the mix.

The neck on this guitar is stunning. So smooth and it’s got a few special touches like the abalone inlays, chrome headstock logo and locking tuners. 


Condition: Some very minor scratches, only noticeable when looking up close

Playability: Straight neck, no buzzing, almost no fret wear, action is comfortable, no issues with electronics

Model: Fender USA Stratocaster Deluxe

Made: USA

Finish: Candy Tangerine

Body: Alder

Neck: Maple

Weight: 3.5 kg

Mods: EMG SA/SPC/EXG, Schaller Strap Buttons

Pickup: EMG SA/SPC/EXG

Case: Free Fender Hardshell Case
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