actually the British green would be more the Fender Sherwood Green I think the Race Green is lighter and more blueish
The solution is obviously to play fingerstyle
I hate rhythm guitar, strumming chords is just so boring.
@Al1885 a friendly reminder to show your HB strat. Now you have a reason to unpack
Looks great, can’t wait!
Sweet! Looks pretty good too. What kind of pickups are that?
I believe they are vintage profile. It feels pretty good, a little fret sprout to take care off but every thing else feels really premium.
Love that pick guard!
So here is a demo of the different pickups on the Race Green Strat. I think that the middle pickup might be a little bit too high but I like it a lot, just a little setting. Not so sure about the bridge pickup, it’s an excellent pickup but it sounds a bit too thin to me. I will probably release yet another video to compare it with my Esquire to show the difference.
Also I start with a very light crunch (gain at 2/10) and finish a bit higher (gain at 4/10). About 4/10 is kind of typical of my amp setting, I can do all my post-rock things and still clean up with the attack and the volume pot.
Also it’s recorded with my smartphone in one shot, and the master volume was pretty low on the amp (1.5/10) … so, yeah, keep those parameters in mind …
Please feel free to comment !
Sounds great. The neck is much less bell-like than I was expecting for it to be, it sounds a bit different than I normally think of a Strat neck. I like it better actually.
Another thing I didn’t expect was that I liked the middle pickup the best. That’s never been the case for me before with a Strat.
Yeah currently the middle pickup is my favorite too. I like middle pickups on Strats, but this Rio is kinda wild
Something about the neck seemed a little flatter than a usual Strat neck. Less chimey, to use the cliche term. But it kind of tamed it nicely with that level of crunch.
BTW, I literally fear your amp. If it was doing that at 1.5…
yeah it’s violent
Here is another cut where the goal is to compare the bridge pickup on the Strat (FBS custom Alnico 2) to the middle pickup (Rio Grande Halfbreed) and to the pickup of my Squier FSR Esquire Classic Vibe 50, which sounds and behaves very much like what we expect from a 50’s Tele.
Wow, the Squier really holds its own there. Sounded great.
Still liking the middle pickup on the strat a lot.
That’s a gorgeous Green for sure. It would aged even more beautiful. It sounds like a Strats so you are safe there, lol.
That’s a nice Tele setup only bridge pickup. Very Southern Rock and a little of country.