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Post subject: My New 1989 Fender American Standard Stratocaster, Info?
Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:46 pm
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I picked this up today it was $500 and very clean.
Ok this is what I know its stock except for the Sperzel tuner upgrade, the color is Gun Metal Blue and it has some kind of TBX or something hooked to the Bridge pickup its passive boost I opened and looked. It has all three stock single coils not sure the kind there either. Any tech specs would be welcome :)

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Post subject: Re: My New 1989 Fender American Standard Stratocaster, Info?
Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:53 pm
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Post subject: Re: My New 1989 Fender American Standard Stratocaster, Info?
Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:12 pm
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American Standards from the 1986-1996 period came with the TBX. Fender switched to the DeltaTone system in 1997.

Pickups are AlNiCo V with flush polepieces. Changed to staggered in 2000.

The TBX affects the middle & bridge pickups. Neck pickup uses a standard tone control.


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Post subject: Re: My New 1989 Fender American Standard Stratocaster, Info?
Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:32 pm
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I thought it was a TBX it sounds really cool has the universal route under pickguard


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Post subject: Re: My New 1989 Fender American Standard Stratocaster, Info?
Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:21 am
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Very Nice!..Great Guitars Had Mine For Ten years now Just Love The Maple Neck..


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Post subject: Re: My New 1989 Fender American Standard Stratocaster, Info?
Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:38 am
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Wow, that Gun Metal Blue looks amazing. Congrats and enjoy! Awesome guitar.

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Post subject: Re: My New 1989 Fender American Standard Stratocaster, Info?
Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:31 pm
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Thanks :)
Its getting a Fender Chrome pickguard and a Fender Guitar Accessory Kit Black Strat
along with a Dimarzio Super Distortion S


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Post subject: Re: My New 1989 Fender American Standard Stratocaster, Info?
Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:42 am
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Well I took her for a spin last night and actually used her most of practice everything from rhythm slide work and lead. Love this strat. Dont think much of the tbx tone control though.


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