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Encyclopedia > Fat Strat

A Fat Strat is a name for a design of electric guitars that is based on the Fender Stratocaster, but with a humbucker at the bridge position instead, while still retaining other characteristics of Stratocaster, such as a 21/22-fret fretboard and a synchronized tremolo bridge. Like "superstrat", the term is commonly used to denote any electric guitar in this style with or without an association to Fender, though even Fender recognized such arrangement and had produced their own Fat Strats. “Stratocaster” redirects here. ... Traditional humbucker pickup, uncovered A conventional humbucker (or Humbucking pickup) is a type of electric guitar pickup that uses two coils, both generating string signal. ... Superstrat, or Super Strat, is a name for a design of electric guitars that resembles a Stratocaster but with modifications that set it clearly apart from a Stratocaster to cater to a different playing style. ... It has been suggested that Fender Amplifier History be merged into this article or section. ...


Fat Strat and Double Fat Strat usually refer to the more conventional terms Strat HSS (or HH, if the guitar is equipped with a pair of humbuckers). A fine example is the American Deluxe Strat HSS (also known as American Deluxe Fat Strat), featuring a pair of Fender Hot SCN single-coils (neck/middle) and a DH-1 humbucking pickup in the bridge position. This guitar came with a deluxe 2-point vibrato bridge with a pop-in arm, although Fender offered the model with a Fender Deluxe Locking synchronized tremolo bridge from 1998 to 2007. Traditional humbucker pickup, uncovered A conventional humbucker (or Humbucking pickup) is a type of electric guitar pickup that uses two coils, both generating string signal. ... The Vintage Noiseless series is a line of electric guitar pickups made by Fender. ... Floyd Rose Original Floyd Rose is the organization that licenses, distributes and manufactures the Floyd Rose Locking Tremolo invented by Floyd D. Rose. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Due to the fact that the only changes on a Fat Strat is having a humbucker in bridge position, it is typically different from a superstrat, which may only share the "Strat" in the shape of a Strat-like body. Fat Strat is still a Strat, with having 2 single-coil pickups at neck and middle position in addition to the bridge humbucker, and its the tone is identical to its Strat equivalent, save for the bridge and perhaps bridge-middle position (which, depend on the wiring, may either have two single coil, or one single coil and humbucker). The "fat" derive from the fact that humbucker produce extra gains, which could be needed when playing lead.


Like the definition of superstrat, it is often questionable whether additional modification, such as having a 2-octave fretboard, a Floyd Rose tremolo or other similar features, would make it into a superstrat or still a Fat Strat. However, having two humbuckers or more will generally render it a superstrat. Floyd Rose Original Floyd Rose is the organization that licenses, distributes and manufactures the Floyd Rose Locking Tremolo invented by Floyd D. Rose. ...


Example of Fat Strat include:

Fat Strats In Popular Culture: The Yamaha Pacifica is an electric guitar manufactured by Yamaha. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Rivers Cuomo of Weezer is a well known Fat Strat player. His baby blue Fat Strat was his main guitar up until Weezer's Green album.


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Harmony Central®: Fender Introduces New Deluxe Fat Strats (529 words)
Both the Deluxe Fat Strat and Deluxe Double Fat Strat will be produced at Fender's own state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, and will be the latest additions to Fender's Deluxe series of guitars.
The Deluxe Fat Strat has an American-made Fender Tex-Mex- humbucker pickup in the middle position, and Fender Tex-Mex "flat" pole-piece single coil pickups in the neck and bridge positions.
These new Strats are also standard equipped with a fl/white/fl pickguard, fl plastic parts, Fender Super Bullet 3250L strings, and a deluxe gig bag.
Fender Standard Fat Strat HSS | Sweetwater.com (335 words)
The Standard "Fat Strat" HSS features a solid Alder body with an Arctic White finish, and a one-piece, Eastern hard rock maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and is equipped with chrome hardware.
The Fat Strat is affordably priced so that beginners and those players looking for a second guitar won't have to compromise quality.
This Strat is a well built guitar, you can't beat it for the price but, the pickups are a bit noisy, not a real clean sound and is not the quality of my Seymour Duncans on my Showmaster.
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