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Why the Gibson Les Paul Is Better Than the Fender Stratocaster

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If anyone needed an extra opinion...

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

https://adamharkusblog.wordpress.com/2016/05/24/why-the-gibson-les-paul-is-better-than-the-fender-stratocaster/

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

https://adamharkusblog.wordpress.com/2016/05/26/why-the-fender-stratocaster-is-better-than-the-gibson-les-paul/

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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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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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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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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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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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[quote name='Zentar' timestamp='1470679935' post='1789788']
There is no such thing as "the" LP.
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Yes there is - a NON WEIGHT RELIEVED LES PAUL. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH [size="1"]just kidding
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Great articles - I like both brands for different reasons. Strat's more intuitive physically

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[quote name='Sailjunkie' timestamp='1470167881' post='1788505']
(although I don't ever recall seeing Jimmy Page playing a Strat).
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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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[quote name='Sailjunkie' timestamp='1470167881' post='1788505']
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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I have seen Page with a Strat.

[url="http://www2.fender.com/experience/guitarchive/the-stratocaster-in-the-1970s-part-i/"]http://www2.fender.c...e-1970s-part-i/[/url]

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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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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[quote name='Pinch' timestamp='1488549327' post='1839020']
I'll say this for Strats: you can't break a Strat. They're like baseball bats.
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As I said in the Articles.

Strats are blue collar tools.

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[quote name='adamlovesgin' timestamp='1469794042' post='1787658']
If anyone needed an extra opinion...

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

[url="https://adamharkusblog.wordpress.com/2016/05/24/why-the-gibson-les-paul-is-better-than-the-fender-stratocaster/"]https://adamharkusbl...r-stratocaster/[/url]

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

[url="https://adamharkusblog.wordpress.com/2016/05/26/why-the-fender-stratocaster-is-better-than-the-gibson-les-paul/"]https://adamharkusbl...ibson-les-paul/[/url]
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Opinions. Of course it is a Gibson forum and we all love our Gibbys, but how many great songs were recorded with a Strat or Tele or something else. I have a Strat, Tele. D-28, SG, and a Jazz Bass. Owned a few LP's but my BB King is so killer I don't know if I will ever get another LP.

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OMG..., apple and oranges, Tesla vs Hell Cat, Blond vs Brunettes, Waxed vs Bushy, Mac vs PC, Big feet vs Small feet, Hamburgers vs Hotdogs, its one of those beating a dead horse, middle school comment threads again??? Jeez... does a good mechanic use a wrench to screw in a screw or use a screwdriver? Use the proper tool for what the job needs. If the song calls for strat sound use a strat. If calls for a les paul use a les paul. Jeez

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wonder how Hendrix would have done without a strat, great Im sure but a Lot of what he did NEEDED a strat. I prefer guitars of all makes myself...

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