I Cannot Play A Strat'

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  1. mirrorman

    mirrorman Well-Known Member

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    I don't know about sloth, but I can put up with a little bit of slop. Precision is not in my vocabulary :).
     
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    Middle Pick up: Adjust to the bottom of the body.

    Electronics: Rewire guitar so its 1 Volume, 1 Tone. Put Volume control in that second hole so pick hand isn't turning it down while playing. Change 5 way to 3 way switch. Gut the crappy 250k pots. IF the bridge has the shitty country picking single coil, throw it away for a humbucker and fit the plastic.

    Never mind...buy Gibson or Jackson and use the Fender guitar as designed. A canoe paddle.
     
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    Nickelback fan, eh?:applause:
     
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    mirrorman Well-Known Member

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    Ha! - Not particularly, but I'd rather listen to them than the pop and rap crap they're pumping out these days!
    :facepalm:
     
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    I can’t believe how many people replied to this. Strats are the most basic electric guitar.
     
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    This was my last try to make a more comfortable les paul, still dont sound like one.

    Strat SG.jpg
     
  7. liontato

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    Strats are an acquired taste to play. Nothing sounds like them. Cliffs of Dover...strat. Sultans of Swing...strat. All of Hendrix and SRV. They’re not for everyone. More difficult to play but rewarding as well.
     
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    No.
     
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    Strats are bright, can be harsh and don’t hide your mistakes. My Ernie Ball Music Man guitars in comparison are so easy to play and sound great. Strats take a bit of work and you will have to re- EQ Your amp. But when you do.....magic.
     
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    Well....most of it. All if you round up. :D
     
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    No. common core math will be the death of western civilization.
     
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    I played a Strat exclusively for the first 14 years I played guitar. I then got an SG and played that almost exclusively for the next 10 years and I just picked up a Les Paul last week.

    I do love Strats and I still regard them as my favorite guitar though. For the music I've been playing for the last 10 years its just easier to pick up an SG or LP and get the sound I need. But my Strat is always close by because when I need that type of sound the SG and LP just won't do. When you need a hammer you don't reach for a screwdriver.
     
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    One of the basic problems is
    when you bend a string, all the other strings go flat.
    This is due the the spring loaded bridge.
    And that's one of the things that drives me bonkers.

    However, some people can play the shit out of it. Not me.

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    My favorite living guitar player...go figure.

    Oh, and Jeff: your 2X Marshall 50s made my ears ring for about 3 days....sounded great though.
     
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    I agree whole heartedly. I’m glad I spent years on a hss Strat before getting a Gibby. After dealing with the asinine volume knob placement, and learning picking hand placement as part of my technique, playing my Lester is like butter!
     
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    I no longer own a start as my deluxe was stolen a few years back but, I do own several Ibanez guitars with th hsh set up. I can see that the middle pup could be a problem but I just lowered mine almost flush with the body and the problem was solved. As far as the volume pot goes I kinda like it cause it allows me to reach easily for turning up for solos.
     
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    I like Strats, and Gibson's, and Tele's and even my Jackson with Floyd. All have their time and place, but my Gibson Les Paul is my current goto-guitar. More for it's sound rather than comfort, it's bloody heavy :D
     
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    If you're an LP guy, go try an EJ strat.
     

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