Jump to content
Gibson Brands Forums

New application for Stratocaster


RudyH

Recommended Posts

Mama mia! I had put the Strat down for several months while primarily playing the Variax and now I started playing the Strat again. I have to practice quite a bit more to keep myself from interfering with other strings while fingering chords. With the Variax, and with the ES335 it is much easier for me to play chords fast.

 

I see this as a good thing because it has alerted me to problems with my technique that need repair. To get good results with the Strat I need to really practice my finger placement carefully. The other guitars are more forgiving. This is good because it punishes me for bad technique and rewards me for good technique. Things that would work on the Variax or ES335 lead to such things as unwanted string buzz or string muting with the Strat. The refinements I'm making with my use of the Strat are directly transferrable to the other guitars, so it's a worthwhile effort.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Great point, I noticed the same thing when I was playing my Casino and struggling and then I bought a 335 and I

could not believe the difference in my playing abality, I am not saying I still don't suck but for me its an improvement

Link to comment
Share on other sites

For a long time I thought it would be best to stick with one guitar and KNOW it. Know it inside out and backwards.

 

Which made it hard to justify owning anywhere from 10 to 40 guitars at any one time.

 

But I've found if I stick with one guitar I get lazy. I have an old Gretsch that is the easiest guitar to play I have ever touched in my life. All you have to do is THINK the notes and they happen. So if I play that for three days and then grab a different guitar my hands are all pussified.

 

Now I jump all over the place, from classical to LP to Tele to J200 to 1900 parlor guitar and whatever else is in reach. Variety is good on many levels!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...