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Nah... He just got paid mega bucks to do the commercial. I once chatted on another forum with the guy that actually did the sound for the commercial and he shed the light on that question...

 

Did you think for a second that I was being serious !?!?

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Gibson for electric guitars' date=' Fenders for basses.[/quote']

 

You said it best. No guitar could ever replace my Gibson, but that being said they kind of dropped the ball when it comes to making affordable, rugged, versatile and in general popular basses.

 

Of course it is still my dream to own an EB3 from the sixties. Some day...

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I just sold my '94 ,40th anniversary strat,It was virtually unplayed cause I could not get used to the positions of the volume/tone knobs or pickup switch,and to me the tone was way to thin even w/the heavier gauge strings , but I must say it felt/looked/ played/and stayed in tune fantastic, a very collectable and beautiful vintage burst strat she was,,I also owned a '94 PRS sunburst CE again it was a very collectable/ beautiful guitar that many say you can get both a strat and Les Paul sound out of,, I agree w/the strat sound part , but for me I could not get the same tone as my LP's and again the rotary pick up selector switch location and action sucked,, For my style of music/playing it will forever be Gibbys,,can you ever have to many???I hope not but ,,,,,, But I'll keep trying.

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My guess is you ask that here in a Gibson forum' date='you'll get Gibson for an answer,ask it at a Fender forum,probably say Fender[/quote']If you ask at the Fender forum, you'll be shot for mentioning anything other than Fender.

 

The Gibson and Epiphone forums are a lot more open-minded than the Fender forum is...

 

That said, I use both... my Casino and my Strat are used about equally when I'm playing electric, with my Squier on reserve as a backup guitar. When I pay off the Melody Maker, we'll see how that plays in...

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I've been playing Fender for the past 5 years.

 

Fenders are typically lighter in weight, depending on models. I play the Telecaster exclusively, so my opinion will be biased towards that.

 

The Fenders usually have a brighter twang to them. I dislike the inline 6 config on the headstock, but that's my opinion.

 

I don't really like the set neck either. The Gibsons have a really nice solid feel to them. The set neck with the fret dressings are a REALLY nice features that NONE of the Fenders have.

 

Fenders usually come in Ash or Alder which is one of the reasons why it has a brighter tone. Gibson models usually use Mahogany, which is very dense. Weight is a tradeoff, but the tone is deep and vibrant.

 

I'd be careful about buying a Fender though. Since necks are bolted on, they can be swapped. I've heard stories of American necks being set on Mexican bodies.

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If you ask at the Fender forum' date=' you'll be shot for mentioning anything other than Fender.

 

The Gibson and Epiphone forums are a lot more open-minded than the Fender forum is...[/quote']

 

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My guess is you ask that here in a Gibson forum' date='you'll get Gibson for an answer,ask it at a Fender forum,probably say Fender[/quote']

 

True

 

There are bound to be people who are brand obsessed, but you'll get that with everything. But there are a handful of people who like to play both.

 

It ultimately depends on what type of music you like to play. Fender and Gibson produce entirely different guitars.

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I don't really like the set neck either. The Gibsons have a really nice solid feel to them. The set neck with the fret dressings are a REALLY nice features that NONE of the Fenders have.

 

Are you saying that you don't like the set neck, or that you think the set neck is nice? It sounds like you might mean that you prefer set necks? Personally, I think that my Telecaster would sound even nicer with a set, or neck-through design. Thanks for the input.

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I've rocked my American Deluxe Strat exclusively the last couple of days. I don't understand how anyone can bash Fender ... different strokes I guess.

 

You'll always find people who will bash anything. That AD Strat is one sweet guitar. Who can say that beef is better than turkey? It depends on your tastes.

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I just sold my '94 ' date='40th anniversary strat,It was virtually unplayed cause I could not get used to the positions of the volume/tone knobs or pickup switch,and to me the tone was way to thin even w/the heavier gauge strings , but I must say it felt/looked/ played/and stayed in tune fantastic, a very collectable and beautiful vintage burst strat she was,,I also owned a '94 PRS sunburst CE again it was a very collectable/ beautiful guitar that many say you can get both a strat and Les Paul sound out of,, I agree w/the strat sound part , but for me I could not get the same tone as my LP's and again the rotary pick up selector switch location and action sucked,, For my style of music/playing it will forever be Gibbys,,can you ever have to many???I hope not but ,,,,,, But I'll keep trying.[/quote']

 

How do you prefer the 40000 knobs on a Gibson? My Tele has two knobs and a selector switch. I like being able to change pickups without throwing my volume way off. An idiot can work a Fender, it takes a trained pro to use a Gibson unless you stay at one setting.

 

The only issue for the selector switch on a Fender is that it is a little noisy. Even on my American Tele, it clicks through the amp.

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How do you prefer the 40000 knobs on a Gibson? My Tele has two knobs and a selector switch. I like being able to change pickups without throwing my volume way off. An idiot can work a Fender' date=' it takes a trained pro to use a Gibson unless you stay at one setting.

 

The only issue for the selector switch on a Fender is that it is a little noisy. Even on my American Tele, it clicks through the amp. [/quote']

 

Thank you ask4tristan! Up until now, I thought I semi-sucked on guitar. Now I find that I'm actually a trained pro! Woo hoo! I actually have few problems with the volume & tone levels. The problems I have are more to do with using my semi-worthless pinky on my left hand. I do love my Tele too though.

 

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Are you saying that you don't like the set neck' date=' or that you think the set neck is nice? It sounds like you might mean that you prefer set necks? Personally, I think that my Telecaster would sound even nicer with a set, or neck-through design. Thanks for the input.[/quote']

 

Oops. I meant that I prefer the set neck over bolt on necks. They tend to resonate better.

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