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 Post subject: Fender FSR HSS TBX Boost Player Stratocaster
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:03 am 
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Recently I had posted a thread for the so-called Special Player series in the Telecaster discussion page.

Someone mentioned the existence of a Strat having a bridge humbucker and two dual-coil ceramic noiseless pickups combined with the Clapton electronics and WITHOUT THE TBX POT. It's wrong! The guitar in question has BOTH the MDX and TBX pots installed and it's now official: Fender FSR HSS TBX Boost Player Stratocaster!

This is a limited-edition model as only 52 pieces will be available for the UK.

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 Post subject: Re: Fender FSR HSS TBX Boost Player Stratocaster
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:16 am 
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I just got one and loving it. the number of tones you can get is amazing. Didn't get any control specs. I thing Volume is that. 1st tone normal second tone the TBX control.


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 Post subject: Re: Fender FSR HSS TBX Boost Player Stratocaster
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:59 am 
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The 1st tone is for the TBX and the 2nd for the mid-boost.


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 Post subject: Re: Fender FSR HSS TBX Boost Player Stratocaster
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:46 pm 
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Wish they had a manual with guitar to understand it better but man can I get some nice tones out of it.
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 Post subject: Re: Fender FSR HSS TBX Boost Player Stratocaster
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:16 pm 
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The DH-1 humbucker with the zebra bobbins is too hot to be boosted.


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 Post subject: Re: Fender FSR HSS TBX Boost Player Stratocaster
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:30 am 
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Yea that Atomic Humbucker is hot.actually a little to hot for me. have to have volume at about 7 to be clean. May change it to something not so agressive.
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 Post subject: Re: Fender FSR HSS TBX Boost Player Stratocaster
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:00 am 
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The two dual-coil ceramic pickups are also hot for proper balance with the DH-1.

These pickups are too brutal-sounding with the mid boost - fortunately the TBX adds further sparkle and transparence when the MDX is cranked up to 10.

Putting two resistors in the circuit will reduce the gain to 12dB.


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 Post subject: Re: Fender FSR HSS TBX Boost Player Stratocaster
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:38 am 
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It took me a few days to understand the system but with the help from everyone now that I am use to it I get some nice tones. If I want nice cleans have to keep volume control on 7. Yea they are some hot picks but I am getting to like them.
Thanks for the mod advice. Seen some others about changing caps that make a difference.
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 Post subject: Re: Fender FSR HSS TBX Boost Player Stratocaster
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:31 pm 
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The USA Deluxe HSS had the same pickups without the active circuit.


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 Post subject: Re: Fender FSR HSS TBX Boost Player Stratocaster
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Not sure how "limited" they are.. Guitar Center in the US stocked them last year and were a tremendous flop since the boost controls sound like POO because of the humbucker in the bridge instead of a single coil....

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 Post subject: Re: Fender FSR HSS TBX Boost Player Stratocaster
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:23 pm 
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I don't know if it is the same one but I would think if it was aflop they wouldn't do it again. But I am loving the sounds and the boost and TBX control on it. it just took time and a call to fender to find the normal spot and understand the system. I have had Deluxe Players Strats with all single coils and liked them but I am really liking this guitar for the tones I get out of it.
Was going to get the bridge single coil and I have another pick guard and make it a deluxe players strat but liking it the way it is.
The good thing is I can convert the pick ups but for my hands I beleive it has a 9 1/2 0r 7 1/2 radius neck and it is so much easier for me to play than th 12" radius neck on the Deluxe Players Strat.
GC had 15% off so Im am happy and it is a beautifull and grate playing guitar.
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 Post subject: Re: Fender FSR HSS TBX Boost Player Stratocaster
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:26 pm 
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DetroitBlues wrote:
Not sure how "limited" they are.. Guitar Center in the US stocked them last year and were a tremendous flop since the boost controls sound like POO because of the humbucker in the bridge instead of a single coil....


Unless you install a better-sounding humbucker to compensate that.

The DH-1 sounds like a crap with the TBX and MDX.


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 Post subject: Re: Fender FSR HSS TBX Boost Player Stratocaster
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:27 am 
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Tone is subjective. there is no right or wrong. been playing guitar and keyboards for 47 years. One of the nicest playing and sounding guitars I have played out of the box was a Squier Vintage Modified.
Agentleman played a Squier guitar and a Behringer V-Amp. Recorded and made albums and became a success in Blues. Name Joe Bonamassa. But most will tell you he played junk equipment.
Eric clapton could take my strat and bugera V22 and play thru it and it would sound like Eric Clapton.
If you someone doesn"t like something that is ok but it doesn't make it wrong for some one who likes it. There are alot of variables in getting a sound. 8)
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 Post subject: Re: Fender FSR HSS TBX Boost Player Stratocaster
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:37 am 
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DetroitBlues wrote:
Not sure how "limited" they are.. Guitar Center in the US stocked them last year and were a tremendous flop since the boost controls sound like POO because of the humbucker in the bridge instead of a single coil....


Yeah at HSS Strat with a mid-boost....who'd have a guitar like that???


Oh that's right....Richie Sambora!!

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Oh that's right....Richie Sambora!!


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