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  • Why Strats have no equal:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKZkhdvSNSI&feature=related



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnevAsdhWeM&feature=related



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SEULZIHru0



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBgyXXnbfBc



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBUUIR32hhw&feature=related



    Just sayin, .
    My 9/11 Tribute Song: https://vimeo.com/49284582

    The 9/11 Wall of Shame (caught stepping in it):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3s4_dkKn8Y
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6Xoxaf1Al0
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jPzAakHPpk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n7uJ...feature=relmfu
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU961SGps8g

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkVHog40Fvg

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    • #3
      Every one of these guys would sound fine on any other guitar. You can glorify the Strat all you want but the only thing I see in these videos are good guitarists who could sound great on any decent instrument, and the only inspiration I get is to practice hard to get to their level. Strats still suck in my book.
      Electrics: Fender '73 Mustang RI, Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino, Gibson 60s Tribute Les Paul Studio, Daisy Rock Retro-H Deluxe, Squier Hello Kitty Strat x2Acoustics: Taylor 316CE-LTD, Seagull Entourage Rustic CW QITBasses: Squier Badtz Maru Bronco Bass, Aria CSB-300, Fender Mustang Bass RIAmps: Vox TB18C1, Vox Pathfinder 210, Peavey Transtube Envoy, Ampeg Micro VR StackMy Band: http://mittensband.com

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      • #4
        ^ What no red? Superstrat no worky.
        My 9/11 Tribute Song: https://vimeo.com/49284582

        The 9/11 Wall of Shame (caught stepping in it):
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3s4_dkKn8Y
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6Xoxaf1Al0
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jPzAakHPpk
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n7uJ...feature=relmfu
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU961SGps8g

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        • #5






          Quote Originally Posted by honeyiscool
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          Every one of these guys would sound fine on any other guitar. You can glorify the Strat all you want but the only thing I see in these videos are good guitarists who could sound great on any decent instrument, and the only inspiration I get is to practice hard to get to their level. Strats still suck in my book.




          Ass hurt much?

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          • #6






            Quote Originally Posted by honeyiscool
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            Every one of these guys would sound fine on any other guitar. You can glorify the Strat all you want but the only thing I see in these videos are good guitarists who could sound great on any decent instrument, and the only inspiration I get is to practice hard to get to their level. Strats still suck in my book.




            C'mon HIC, you know you secretly want some springs and and a trem block - nature's original reverb baby.
            My 9/11 Tribute Song: https://vimeo.com/49284582

            The 9/11 Wall of Shame (caught stepping in it):
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3s4_dkKn8Y
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6Xoxaf1Al0
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jPzAakHPpk
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n7uJ...feature=relmfu
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU961SGps8g

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            • #7






              Quote Originally Posted by honeyiscool
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              Strats still suck in my book.







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              • #8






                Quote Originally Posted by fretmonster
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                C'mon HIC, you know you secretly want some springs and and a trem block - nature's own reverb baby.




                Eh I do not like fulcrum based bridges. I think they sound bad and handle poorly. I much, much prefer a stationary bridge with a vibrato tailpiece, like a Bigsby.



                Fulcrum bridges are mechanically pretty great, though, and you can't argue with the range they get. I just wish they had a more musical dive and behaved better for unison bends.
                Electrics: Fender '73 Mustang RI, Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino, Gibson 60s Tribute Les Paul Studio, Daisy Rock Retro-H Deluxe, Squier Hello Kitty Strat x2Acoustics: Taylor 316CE-LTD, Seagull Entourage Rustic CW QITBasses: Squier Badtz Maru Bronco Bass, Aria CSB-300, Fender Mustang Bass RIAmps: Vox TB18C1, Vox Pathfinder 210, Peavey Transtube Envoy, Ampeg Micro VR StackMy Band: http://mittensband.com

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                • #9






                  Quote Originally Posted by honeyiscool
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                  the only thing I see in these videos are good guitarists who could sound great on any decent instrument, and the only inspiration I get is to practice hard to get to their level.




                  Agreed, and I play a strat. Not because I really like them much, or I'd choose to buy one but it was my 1st guitar and I haven't needed a different guitar since. Seriously, that ****************er has stayed.
                  dharmaforone.bandcamp.comListen to my music and such.Strat - Jazzmaster - Bunch of fuzz and delay pedals - map.

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                  • #10
                    Agree with HIC. Hendrix also used SGs and Vs extensively. Trower played Gretsch and Gibson guitars in Procul Harem ....



                    Who knows what guitars were used in studio recordings.

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                    • #11






                      Quote Originally Posted by honeyiscool
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                      Eh I do not like fulcrum based bridges. I think they sound bad and handle poorly. I much, much prefer a stationary bridge with a vibrato tailpiece, like a Bigsby.



                      Fulcrum bridges are mechanically pretty great, though, and you can't argue with the range they get. I just wish they had a more musical dive and behaved better for unison bends.




                      I think you're completely missing the point (not to pick on you), which is the sound you get with a "floating" Strat Trem - pretty special and unique among electrics IMO. Gives you some added flavor (jangly fullness) and with the added percussiveness, makes the Strat the ideal do everything rhythm/lead machine. You get a F.R. if you want to go crazy on the whammy.
                      My 9/11 Tribute Song: https://vimeo.com/49284582

                      The 9/11 Wall of Shame (caught stepping in it):
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3s4_dkKn8Y
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6Xoxaf1Al0
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jPzAakHPpk
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n7uJ...feature=relmfu
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU961SGps8g

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                      • #12






                        Quote Originally Posted by PrawnHeed
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                        Agree with HIC. Hendrix also used SGs and Vs extensively. Trower played Gretsch and Gibson guitars in Procul Harem ....



                        Who knows what guitars were used in studio recordings.




                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHZDws_HlXE&feature=related



                        Not the same at all IMO. I know it's a different feel he's going for in the solo setting but it loses a lot of the magic of the original for me. I mean every electric guitar has something that it does well (did I mention I have eight electrics - four bolt, four set-neck, SS hum and P90). What sets the Strat appart from everything else for me is how many things it does well. My 90's MIMs are my least expensive axes and the ones I always go for first.



                        A few years ago I was at a Blues show by the great Magic Slim and the Teardrops. I was with a buddy and we'd made a point of seeing Magic Slim every time he came through town because he's one of the last of the great tradition of original Chicago Blues. I loved his sound and this particular night he showed up with a Les Paul instead of his signature Jazzmaster. All I can say is worst show ever. Slim didn't miss a beat or a lick with his crab finger picking technique but it just didn't have the same bite - just way too fat and round.
                        My 9/11 Tribute Song: https://vimeo.com/49284582

                        The 9/11 Wall of Shame (caught stepping in it):
                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3s4_dkKn8Y
                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6Xoxaf1Al0
                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jPzAakHPpk
                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n7uJ...feature=relmfu
                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU961SGps8g

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                        • #13






                          Quote Originally Posted by fretmonster
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                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHZDws_HlXE&feature=related



                          Not the same at all IMO. I know it's a different feel he's going for in the solo setting but it loses a lot of the magic of the original for me. I mean every electric guitar has something that it does well (did I mention I have eight electrics - four bolt, four set-neck, SS hum and P90). What sets the Strat appart from everything else for me is how many things it does well. My 90's MIMs are my least expensive axes and the ones I always go for first.



                          A few years ago I was at a Blues show by the great Magic Slim and the Teardrops. I was with a buddy and we'd made a point of seeing Magic Slim every time he came through town because he's one of the last of the great tradition of original Chicago Blues. I loved his sound and this particular night he showed up with a Les Paul instead of his signature Jazzmaster. All I can say is worst show ever. Slim didn't miss a beat or a lick with his crab finger picking technique but it just didn't have the same bite - just way too fat and round.




                          I'm not sure what this has to do with my point - Trower played Gretsch and Gibson solid bodies.



                          Marshall Crenshaw is not a benchmark for me at all.

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                          • #14
                            Sorry can't help you then. I've seen Trower a couple of times live and he always used his Strat when I've seen him - have to check Youtube I guess.
                            My 9/11 Tribute Song: https://vimeo.com/49284582

                            The 9/11 Wall of Shame (caught stepping in it):
                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3s4_dkKn8Y
                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6Xoxaf1Al0
                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jPzAakHPpk
                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n7uJ...feature=relmfu
                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU961SGps8g

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                            • #15






                              Quote Originally Posted by fretmonster
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                              I think you're completely missing the point (not to pick on you), which is the sound you get with a "floating" Strat Trem - pretty special and unique among electrics IMO. Gives you some added flavor (jangly fullness) and with the added percussiveness, makes the Strat the ideal do everything rhythm/lead machine. You get a F.R. if you want to go crazy on the whammy.




                              People say that there's a sound, but I think it's more of a feel, because I certainly can't tell from listening to anyone that their trem is floating or decked. I think Teles do everything you said better than Strats do, they're just uglier and don't have contours so they're not as popular, but then again, you can get your Tele made to whatever design you want.



                              I think what the Strat has on any other guitar is that it's popular, so there are more Strat players than any others, and it's affordable, and Fender almost pretty much allows the entire copy market, so it's all over the place. I don't think it's necessarily more versatile than any other kind of common guitar. In fact, I think the three-pickup design is quite limiting since the 5-way forces the guitar to sound a certain way and I'm not a huge fan of it and I don't think it works in a lot of contexts. Basically, I really don't think the Strat is as versatile as everyone says it is. I think it actually jangles very poorly compared to any two-pickup guitar, for instance. Probably the main reason I end up ditching it.
                              Electrics: Fender '73 Mustang RI, Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino, Gibson 60s Tribute Les Paul Studio, Daisy Rock Retro-H Deluxe, Squier Hello Kitty Strat x2Acoustics: Taylor 316CE-LTD, Seagull Entourage Rustic CW QITBasses: Squier Badtz Maru Bronco Bass, Aria CSB-300, Fender Mustang Bass RIAmps: Vox TB18C1, Vox Pathfinder 210, Peavey Transtube Envoy, Ampeg Micro VR StackMy Band: http://mittensband.com

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