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RE: request for a Dan Armstrong schematic
What's so special about it, you ask? Well, each scheme is different, of
course, and the wiring on the sexy 11-pound '80s Stratocaster model know
simply as "The Strat" had several cool series options.
I'm leaning towards another Armstrong scheme, however, one from the 2/87
Guitar Player mag: 9 sounds, including phase reverse, using all stock
parts. All you give up is one of the tone controls, which becomes a fader.
You get the Robert Cray thing and the "dark jazz box" thing is there
waiting as well. I had wired it thusly soon after the article came out, and
if I'd have been smart, I woulda kept it that way!
Of course, I COULD also muddy the waters further by putting my Torres
midrange control in my strat, but at this rate I don't wanna add parts, I
just wanna settle on an easily doable, versatile wiring, put the poor
guitar back together for good (ha!) and just PLAY it. As for the midrange
control, I think I'm gonna save that for a guitar that has maybe too much
midrange to start with...cutting mids out of a strat is like stealing
pennies from a wino! (LOL)
Yours in Danny Kalb's Wonderful Nasal Tone,
> [Original Message]
> From: Brian Kupferschmid <email@example.com>
> To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Date: 9/24/2004 1:07:06 PM
> Subject: RE: request for a Dan Armstrong schematic
> I'm curious to know, what is so special about this
> wiring scheme? I do have some different wiring
> schemes for the strat, one I did on a strat copy,
> which I ended up selling when I bought a real fender
> that could do the same thing sans modification.
> --- hazard factor <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I own one...I will email you some pics of what I
> > have.
> > Dave Eichenberger
> > http://www.hazardfactor.com
> > >
> > > Hey Gang:
> > > I know this is a kind of low-tech question, but
> > does anyone
> > > know where I can find a schematic of Dan
> > Armstrong's
> > > wonderful wiring scheme for the early-eighties
> > low-production
> > > Stratocaster simply known as "The Strat"?
> > (Special model,
> > > I've only seen one in real life.) I've had no luck
> > with
> > > google or yahoo...often close, but no cigar.
> > >
> > > As the man said in Monty Python and the Holy
> > Grail, "any help
> > > you could offer would be, um, most, um,
> > helpful..."
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > > Tim
> > > www.mungenast.com
> > >
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