Episode 75 - The Fender Hardtail Stratocaster

John has always liked the look of Fender’s mocha-colored guitars of the 1970s, specifically the hardtail Stratocasters. We’ve got a great example for you this week, and we discuss everything that made people scorn at them when they came out, but love them today.

Podcasting is thirsty work; it’s crucial that everyone involved stay hydrated. The following fine beverages contributed to the success of this episode:

Vybes Organic Hemp CBD beverage

We played pieces of the following songs to illustrate the characteristic sound of a Fender hardtail Stratocaster:

“All the Small Things” from Enema of The State by Blink-182
“Seek and You Shall Destroy” from Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun. by The Smashing Pumpkins
“Future Suite” from Sparkle Hard by Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
Nero Forte” from We Are Not Your Kind by Slipknot

Would you like to know more about the pedals we played in this episode? Follow the links to the manufacturers’ pages:


Sola Sound Gold Tone Bender fuzz
Electro-Harmonix Holier Grail

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