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Silenced Fred

I have a confession...

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First off, let me say I love my Les Paul. It is a great guitar, and it plays great. However....

 

I think I am turning into a Fender guy

 

I just love the way Strats feel, and I'm really getting into the single coil pickups.

 

I am not going to get rid of my LP ever, so I hope you guys will still keep me around.

 

This is NOT a going away thread

 

I just had to let this out... it feels better

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I have my eye on a 79 Anniversary Strat with a rosewood fingerboard.... If I acquire it, she will be the first Fender I have ever owned

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I have my eye on a 79 Anniversary Strat with a rosewood fingerboard.... If I acquire it' date=' she will be the first Fender I have ever owned[/quote']

 

I really like rosewood fingerboards, I don't care for maple as much. I am not really sure why...

 

White with rosewood... mmmm tasty [biggrin]

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I think I like strats a bit more... but truth be told' date=' I don't really like the Fender Forum, I like this one better[/quote']

 

i know what you mean, iv'e tried to blend in over at the ibanez forum but for some reason i prefer this one...maybe i'm a snob :-k

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Go for it. I picked this up last year as a NOS 1997 Fender American Start. Plays like a dream and great quality. As you can see from the pickguard I play the sh!t out of it. First Fender I ever owned. Now I'm looking at a nice Tele.

 

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anyone who relegates themself to one brand is an idiot IMO. I've loved the feel of all the strats I've ever played too. No I dont favor any type of guitar. It's all good man.

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Nathan, it's all about what works for you and is the best tool for the job. Comparing Fenders to Gibsons is comparing apples to oranges; both make great guitars that are totally different from each other. Truth be told, I tend to favor my Strat too. Now, what'll really send folks into a tizzy is that I just bought a Peavey guitar and it looks like it's going to end up being my main band guitar (replacing the Strat in that role).

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You do what works for ya! There are so many good guitars on the market today, it's really amazing compared to the 80s, when good guitars cost a lot of money (most of the time).

 

I guess I'm a bit on the opposite side - I'm getting more and more into Gibson.

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You do what works for ya! There are so many good guitars on the market today' date=' it's really amazing compared to the 80s, when good guitars cost a lot of money (most of the time).

 

I guess I'm a bit on the opposite side - I'm getting more and more into Gibson.[/quote']

 

welcome to the forum :-k

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Ha! That's nothing! Talk about changing principles: I'm turning into a pedal steel guy.

 

And I've been borrowing my dad's Tele more and more often now, and I'm loving it.

 

The guitars you like are the guitars you like--if you're into Strats now, that's you.

 

Strats are cool and they can be great. I mean, regardless of what guitar you're playing, you're playing the guitar, not the other way around.

 

Best regards

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I'm not apologizing, just something I have come to realize, that I like my LP, but I don't love it. I am really digging the Strat sound, esp through a medium gain amp with some nice bite [-(

 

I had a Squier Strat, and I didn't like it that much, but now I have been playing Strats almost exclusively when I try stuff out at music shops. I have also been playing Teles a bit, and a 335. If only I had the money.... [lol]

 

If someone wants to donate roughly 5000 to me, I will PM you my address...

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I hear you. They can produce some awesome tone if you get them set up just right.

 

I have my board set up just as I want it with the tube screamer for my Gibsons. Once I got the Strat I had to start messing with the settings to get the distortion right, then back again for the Gibsons. Ended up getting a MXR distortion + just for the Strat. Works out great now with killer tone.

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I like Fenders too. But I like the Gibson's Hendrix Signature Model better (he he he). I actually play my Strats a lot. They have a unique sound. I'm also GASing for a Tele bigtime...

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There is nothing more comfortable than a Stratocaster, and when one sounds and plays the way you want it to it's magic.

 

White with rosewood is the way to go, IMO.

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There is nothing more comfortable than a Stratocaster' date=' and when one sounds and plays the way you want it to it's magic.

 

White with rosewood is the way to go, IMO.[/quote']

 

I found a used one for 699 at the gc by me, if I only had the cash [biggrin]

 

It is beautiful, it looks like the thing has never been played, no scratches on the pickguard, just a small red smudge on top of the guard, looks to be paint or something, not blood though

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I'm going against the current here. I've never really enjoyed any strat I played. I have enjoyed G&L guitats, but not Fender Strats. I want to find that Strat neck pickup blues tone however, so I will have to find an alternative...

 

 

I own a Gibby Les Paul. I wouldn't mind an SG (R1 preferrably) and I'm seriously gas-ing for a Flying V. Oh, and a P90 Les Paul would be great as well. Nope, I'm a Gibson guy all the way.

 

But... whatever works better FOR YOU man![biggrin]

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I think there is a guitar for every song, style or sound you are trying to accomplish. I love my Stratocaster but it does not do what my Explorer does and viceversa.

 

The one thing about Strats is the knob volume right below the bridge pickup, I hate it, some people love it.

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I think there is a guitar for every song' date=' style or sound you are trying to accomplish. I love my Stratocaster but it does not do what my Explorer does and viceversa.

 

The one thing about Strats is the knob volume right below the bridge pickup, I hate it, some people love it.

 

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I think I can cover most of my bases with the LP and the Strat, then hopefully get a 335 sometime, then I will be a happy camper

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I started with Gibson, then bought a used Les Paul Recording and gigged it for years. Played a Strat some in the late '90's, and a Tele some around '05/06, but have gone full circle to just Gibsons, the Tele hasn't been gigged in years. I just hate the scale length now, and the buzzy/tinny single coils.

 

It takes all kinds, though.....

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