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Bob Mould

Working an equal amount of Hüsker Dü and solo material, Mould had no regrets spending most of his time with his Fender Strat Plus that has replaced his original No. 1 blue Strat. He recently spoke with PG about his new batch of Strats after retiring the blue one from the road: “They’re all pretty much late-’80s Strat Plus factory gear, but I’ve swapped out the pickups for the Lace Sensor Blue pickups because I prefer the original Blue ones.” (Check out our interview with Bob Mould.)

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