Explore a futuristic take on the Strat with this Japanese-made Aerodyne Special. A trio of custom-voiced pickups and a Babicz tremolo complete this model.
Submitted October 18, 2023 by paul cutrona in seminold, FL
"Good after setup. kinda weak bridge pickup"
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after setting her up (fret level, crown, polish, etc) it plays absolutely fantastic. I'm sure others will come better set up out of the box though. Mine just didnt. The "vintage voiced" aerodyne pickups seem a little on the anemic side (your mileage may vary - I like bold sounds). I replaced the bridge pickup. Now it all comes together well. It's light, looks good, plays well, and should last me a long time. The gig bag that came with it was defective - so I called Fender, and they sent me a WAY better gig bag. The whammy bridge is great!
it sound like a strat. the 2-4 positions are excellent. neck pickup is excellent. bridge pickup is thin. the whammy bridge is great. body feel is great.
Ease of Use
initially, it was *okay* - the bridge pickup was a bit anemic. i replaced it now all is good.
It's a fender - once set up, they last a good long time.
mostly worth it, if you can set up your guitar, or bring it to someone that can set it up.
support - yeah, no problems dealing with fender - they offer good support.
The Wow Factor
it's a sexy looking guitar. with a new bridge pickup, it's a sexy sounding guitar.
all types depending on the venue, gig, band
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