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Why the Gibson Les Paul Is Better Than the Fender Stratocaster

#1 User is offline   adamlovesgin 

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Posted 29 July 2016 - 06:07 AM

If anyone needed an extra opinion...

Why the Gibson Les Paul is Better than the Fender Stratocaster...

https://adamharkusbl...r-stratocaster/

And in the Strat's defence + final conclusions....

https://adamharkusbl...ibson-les-paul/
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Posted 01 August 2016 - 07:13 AM

I'm a Gibson guy, (mostly play Pauls/SGs etc) but I also love my fenders..

yer openin a can of works here ! :) there's no right or wrong answer.

it's really up to each player, what works right for them.
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Posted 01 August 2016 - 01:20 PM

To me it mainly depends on the song.
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Posted 02 August 2016 - 01:58 PM

Apples and Oranges...Love my Les Pauls (I have 3), but I also love my Stratocasters (I have 3 of those as well). Different sounds...look at many of the masters though...they go back and forth...Beck, early Clapton, EJ, Joe Walsh, Joe B., etc. (although I don't ever recall seeing Jimmy Page playing a Strat).
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Posted 03 August 2016 - 01:53 AM

Entirely subjective again.

Myself, I love the sound of Fender (classic single coils) guitars more than any other guitar. I used a Strat exclusively (for electric gigs) for 20 years.

A Les Paul? It handles better.
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Posted 03 August 2016 - 05:24 AM

Yeah it's totally subject, just my opinion.

It's just my experiences of both, but hopefully it will help someone with a buying decision somewhere along the line.....
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Posted 03 August 2016 - 12:01 PM

View Postcapmaster, on 01 August 2016 - 01:20 PM, said:

To me it mainly depends on the song.

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 12:12 PM

But sometimesa Rickenbacker or Gretch is better. Go listen to old Duane Eddy stuff on a Gretch. Really beautiful sounds.

Even if yourehard core Les Paul there are different LPs. There is no such thing as "the" LP.
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Posted 18 August 2016 - 10:38 AM

When I was younger I loved Fender guitars particularly strats and then I bought a Fender Jaguar. I think I probably ignored Gibson because I thought the price was way out of my range as a teenager and maybe had the opinion at the time that they were 'old man guitars'

now in my 30s I feel completely different and it's all about Gibson for me. There is always of course room for a strat and a telecaster in my collection.
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Posted 01 September 2016 - 03:50 PM

What about the Mosrite? those are pretty cool
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Posted 17 September 2016 - 06:21 AM

Apples and oranges indeed. But I enjoyed reading that!
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Posted 05 October 2016 - 07:36 PM

View PostZentar, on 08 August 2016 - 12:12 PM, said:

There is no such thing as "the" LP.


Yes there is - a NON WEIGHT RELIEVED LES PAUL. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH just kidding


Great articles - I like both brands for different reasons. Strat's more intuitive physically
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Posted 13 October 2016 - 09:52 AM

Thanks for reading!
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Posted 05 November 2016 - 06:28 AM

View PostSailjunkie, on 02 August 2016 - 01:58 PM, said:

(although I don't ever recall seeing Jimmy Page playing a Strat).


Page played Telecasters early on then used a Strat for the entire presence album and used a Strat for In The Evening on the Knebworth tour. But when i think of Page I see LPs.
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Posted 05 November 2016 - 06:30 AM

To me, a Strat is like a mustang convertible with a 289 and skinny tires.

A LP is like a Chevelle SS with a big block.
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Posted 07 January 2017 - 06:22 PM

View PostSailjunkie, on 02 August 2016 - 01:58 PM, said:

Apples and Oranges...Love my Les Pauls (I have 3), but I also love my Stratocasters (I have 3 of those as well). Different sounds...look at many of the masters though...they go back and forth...Beck, early Clapton, EJ, Joe Walsh, Joe B., etc. (although I don't ever recall seeing Jimmy Page playing a Strat).



I have seen Page with a Strat.

http://www2.fender.c...e-1970s-part-i/

Scroll down a bit and there is a pic.

I have owned both as many here have. Nothing wrong with a Strat.
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Posted 30 January 2017 - 02:55 PM

Get both.
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Posted 09 February 2017 - 08:53 PM

I personally enjoy a set neck of any profile. However, I had a buddy with an American Strat that I ENVIED for the longest time. I still love that fine playing piece of wood. Even if fender sunbursts look corny.
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Posted 03 March 2017 - 07:55 AM

I'll say this for Strats: you can't break a Strat. They're like baseball bats.
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Posted 06 March 2017 - 07:32 AM

View PostPinch, on 03 March 2017 - 07:55 AM, said:

I'll say this for Strats: you can't break a Strat. They're like baseball bats.


As I said in the Articles.

Strats are blue collar tools.
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