not really the youtube vid I promised (i will get round to it) but here's a snippet of video of me recording a solo in the studio with one of my "new" HM Strats. God I love these guitars, shred machines.
I fancy this guitar since my first teacher had one back in 1999.
I love weird Fenders and personnaly own a Lead II . I think about a home made HSH Strat hardtail with 24 frets I'd like to have the HM shape, so I'm curious of the sizes compared to a regular Stratocaster....
I just found this board while searching for info on my 1990 HM strat. Awesome board, lots of info on this great guitar. My serial number has worn off the neck, is it located anywhere else? I've owned mine since 1992 and bought it from the original owner for $400 who bought a Jackson soloist in its place. Its the blackstone color with rosewood fretboard, dot inlays and HSS. Just about to take it in for setup as it's never been done since I've owned it. It long overdue now and deserves some professional attention. I'll try to post some pics alongside my new-to-me Fender Cybertwin SE. Totally awesome amp by the way. So many different sounds from one unit!!!
Post by chadocaster on Apr 30, 2011 0:36:59 GMT -5
Hello there! Been trolling for a while and figured I'd join up. I bought an HM Strat yesterday so my dues are paid in full now! It's a '90 as best I can tell. Tele pickguard with slanted Lace Sensor and Duncan Super 3. "F" serial #. Rosewood fretboard and Blackstone over pink in color. Did they refinish some of these at the factory? The pink is visible from a ding in the back, but the blackstone sure looks factory to me. Either way, for $275, I had to have it. Met the guy in a Target parking lot and bought it without even plugging it in. You may have seen it on Ebay. Some idiot sanded the "STRAT" logo off! I also found out that a 6mm threaded bar will fit the Spyder.
Also, does anyone know the thread size/pitch of the fine tuners? He had the old tall tuners, and they get in the way when I rest my hand on the trem. I wanna find them locally instead of buying them and waiting. Gonna get it professionally set up, as it sat in a closet for 4 years. But it plays fairly well with buzz only at the upper register on the low E. I'll try to get pics up soon if I can.
I also have, as my main stage axe, a 1993 American Tele Plus in Sunburst/maple neck with the double red FLS HB in the bridge and S in the neck, a 1994 Pearl Snow White Yamaha AES 1500 Semi-Hollow (SERIOUSLY underrated axe) and a 2011 Gibson Hummingbird that was a gift from my folks. They bought my brother and me a "matched set" in January. Blew our minds with that one!!
Anyways, it's good to be here! Look forward to peppering ya'll with lotsa questions!
"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not..." Steve Carrell/John Lennon
Hi Great to see a great website for the HM strats. I have a 91HM ultra the flammed maple top with purple sunburst same as the third from the right on Bodaggit23 photo. I have modified the kahler whammy to incorporate a fender floyd rose replacement arm I will send some pics as this mod stopped the thread slop when using the whammy. The cost of the arm was $25 & you have to drill the base but the result is worth it. Never had any other problems with it. I found using 9 to 46 the best gauge to use for all standard tunings but that is my choice other people have differant styles & playing requirements.
Ive got an 89 hm, candy (chrome) red that I bought new in mid-89. Mom and pop shop, in hard Fender case with all the case candy, $679.00. I still have it and all the stuff in the case, cant find the receipt though... Has 1 small chip on the lower horn, and the black is worn off the fine tuners, other than that its all stock and mint!!! Ill post some pix in a few days. Love it so much Ill never sell it. Have thought about picking up a few more since they are seeming to go cheap! Maybe custom paint em or something if they are rough. Looking forward to gaining some info on here! Donny
Hi all, I am new to the forum. I just bought a Beautiful White 1988 or 89 HM Strat. (It has an E842081 ser #.) I will list the other things about this great guitar. It is White with a Rosewood Fretboard, has the original SSH pickups, 1 Volume 2 Tone knobs, 5 way selector switch, coil tap switch and the Kahler Spyder tremolo. Overall it is in very good condition with very little to no play wear on the frets or fretboard. The worst wear is some light buckle rash on the back. I was lucky and bought this from the first owner, (sort of) his dad gave it to him in 1991 as a birthday gift. His dad had bought it new a year or so before. This guy fell on hard times and needed the money. He was concerned that I might modify it in some way, but I assured him that I would not and give it all the same love he did. I am just learning to play guitar at age 50 but have 14 guitars and I have to say this is one of my favorites! This has to be a very over looked guitar.
Post by joshua78154 on Nov 8, 2011 13:15:58 GMT -5
Hey everyone. New here and this is my first post. I just picked up a 1989 HM with the twin humbucker design. It has a red lace at the bridge and a hot rails at the neck, white in color, black head and the original Floyd Rose trem system. Very impressed with this instrument. My pastor called me up on stage Sunday and said "The Lord told me to give this to you." I'm very happy with this guitar and surprised to find the real Floyd Rose in it still in great shape. Could anyone tell me if the H-H design came with two tone knobs or might this be aftermarket? I find it as easy if not easier to play than my Les Paul prophecy ex series and am thrilled to own it. It is in incredible condition for being 23 years old too.