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Fender CST-55 RB SQ5xxxx

Post by greco_burst » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:30 pm

Thought I would share this SQ5xxxx guitar, CST-55 Richie Blackmore model.
I have not seen this one before, it is very interesting with the pickups used, similar to SD quarter pounders, neck and bridge position only with a dummy in the middle position, the whammy bar is really large, not like the usual type found with strats..

There is no date marked on the neck butt, so, not sure why that is, :cry: ...

All original with warranty card and manual.

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Post by bluejeannot » Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:54 am

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=17105 http://www.mk-guitar.com/blog/2008/10/2 ... ter-strat/ Nice guitar G.B. Blackmore`s pickup choice on his strats were Schecter/Anderson f500ts as fitted to Van Nuys Schecters and 70/ 80s Moons.Gabe
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Post by chrisheyes » Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:44 pm

Well Spotted bluejeannot

They do look like Schecter Monster Tone Pickups same as those on my Wallnut Calafornian

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Here's Tokai's take on a RB Strat - the neck is scalloped

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Post by bluejeannot » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:10 pm

Do the pickups on your Shecter have a bar magnet stuck to the bottom?Gabe.
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Post by chrisheyes » Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:41 am

bluejeannot wrote:Do the pickups on your Shecter have a bar magnet stuck to the bottom?Gabe.
Yes Gabe, they do

I'll post a photo, they all have coil taps too accessed by pulling the tone knob up.

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Post by JohnA » Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:52 am

That's one cool guitar, RB was the man that made me want to play in the start, and for a 70's style Strat that look, all white with black pickup covers, is just perfect.

Those pickups are fantastic too, tried Gabe's last weekend and it did everything from tele to Les Paul, very meaty sounds all round!!

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Post by chrisheyes » Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:53 am

Here's a close up of the Monstertone's in my Schecter

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I've also got a new old stock monstertone in it's original packaging. This one only has two core cable, so I suspect that it doesn't have coil tapping.

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Post by bluejeannot » Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:44 pm

Yes those are Monstertones.The pickups on my Moon and some other Schecters are F500Ts.they diiffer from Monstertones in that they have two separate stacked coils with six individual oversized alnic5 rod magnets passing through each coil rather like Duncan Quarterpounders.To coil tap, one coil is taken out of circuit leaving a single coil with due to the larger magnets a wider magnetic field than normal.This gives more of a mid range emphasis to the sound.These are I believe the pickups used by Blackmore and they were also fitted to Knopfler`s Schecter strat in the Love Over Gold era.Not that any of this matters because I know that the Monstertones are great pickups too.Gabe.
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Post by DaveWW » Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:32 am

Blackmoor & Knopfler :o That's like matter and antimatter - JohnA will go into melt down :lol:

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Post by stratman323 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:06 am

DaveWW wrote:Blackmoor & Knopfler :o That's like matter and antimatter - JohnA will go into melt down :lol:
Does that mean I get his GT? :D

Does anyone know how these 70s Fender copies compare to a Silver Star?

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