NAMM: Fender American Deluxe Strat Plus

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One of the coolest things from NAMM has got to be Fender’s new American Deluxe Strat Plus. Not just any Deluxe – this one features interchangeable ‘mod’ cards which let you perform modifications such as the ability to blend the neck pickup in with the bridge or middle, or different treble bleed values, or separate bass and treble rolloff controls in place of the regular tone controls. There are HSS and SSS versions, and although each of the current cards are passive, there’s space in the card slot for a 9v battery, which means there’s plenty of scope for future cards to add things like Clapton-style mid boosts and other fun stuff.  Read More …