Decadence and Sacrilege-I bought a Strat!

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  1. hedzeppelin

    hedzeppelin V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    Yeah, I did...can I say "Strat" on this forum?
     
  2. lp59aholicDon

    lp59aholicDon V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    I have committed that sin before and may again Hey sometimes ya gotta have an alternative to your LP, to make it more interesting,
     
  3. hedzeppelin

    hedzeppelin V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    Well...I do...I have two SG's! But there's something about a Strat....
    The sound is so unique and they look cool, too...I got such deal on it,
    I just hadda get it!

    I'll post some pics when I get some, but it looks like this
    Click on it for the full pic. 44%20shoreline%20gold.jpg
     
  4. MIDNIGHT

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    nothin' wrong with a start man.. :thumb:

    and even though this is a Les Paul Forum, i'm sure strats are welcome :thumb:

    as long as you have pics :photos: :rofl:

    :p

    :hippie:
     
  5. tiedstick

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    I love strats! My favorite guitarist (Gilmour) is a known strat man. The only thing that I don't like about them is the feel of the body, cause I'm kind of a small guy. Other than that, few things compare with the tone of an overdriven strat! You must be a happy man!:applause:
     
  6. HolyGrail

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    Why not ?

    Here's my Clapton STRAT

    [​IMG]
     
  7. johnreardon

    johnreardon Senior Member

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    Nothing wrong with Strats, or any other guitars. It would be too boring if we just stuck to those from one manufacturer.

    Nice guitars, I have four, so they must be :)
     
  8. hedzeppelin

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    Indeed I am! But, it's a culture shock...I have to make friends with it.
    I've been playing Gibsons for so long, it'll take some getting used to!

    HG....that's a beautiful strat!
     
  9. hedzeppelin

    hedzeppelin V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    I agree, John! Well said! It seems that no matter what, you can only get
    that Strat sound....from a Strat! I've seen Gibson type guitars with coil
    taps on them, and even with single coils switched on, it still doesn't come
    close to the Strat sound.

    I've also noticed that alot of guys like Townshend, Clapton, Beck...that I used to see playing Gibsons...they're all playing Strats now. There must be something to it!

    I mean...what a great clean sound, and so many varieties! Ed King
    said that he played a Strat on "Sweet Home Alabama" because it
    "sounds more like Ala-bammy!"
     
  10. coldsteal2

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    Gotta have a Strat to, its like Salt and Pepper,
    without the other one, you dont have enough spice
     
  11. ReverendJWblues

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    I hate frickin strats they sound like squeeling jack asses in my hands

    Hell Hed I woulda made a damn good deal on my strat.

    Can ya tell Im in a mode...........a a mood scuse me.

    Nah I can play strat fine if ya like to hear hissing cats. I just havent found a good one lately. A buddy of mines ole lady gave me his he just bought a few months before he passed and I cant play it. To painful. But if anyone is interested its a red hard tail rosewood fingerboard American std. lemme know. maybe I should list it in classifieds.
     
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    JW ~ You know I so understand Brother. :(
     
  13. hedzeppelin

    hedzeppelin V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    *LOL!*
    Well, they're not for everybody, I agree! Hey, I just think that some things
    sound better on a Strat and some on a Gibson. I wanted another tool to
    add to my toolbox!
    I agree, finding a good one is tough. Then again, for me, finding a good
    guitar, Gibson OR any other brand is tough.
     
  14. ReverendJWblues

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    Ya know I dont really know if this is a good one or not. Ive never played it, I cant. She just gave it to me, and said do something with it, she tried to give me his PRS, and SG but I couldnt take them I told her to keep those they were his favs. Just told her I would see what I could do with the strat so far all Ive done is just look at it, thats hard enuff to do. I would have loved to had the other guitars but some things just arent right, if I sell it I'll give her the coin. But I'll damn sure never play it. Just cant do it. It may turn to dust but I wont play it.
     
  15. lp59aholicDon

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    Alright now I am double envious HG :rofl::rofl:
     
  16. FLICKOFLASH

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    :rofl::wtf: you must use the proper name stratocaster :eek2::rofl:
     
  17. dwagar

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    IMO everyone needs a Strat for those 1 or 2 songs that require that sound.

    I think they feel like toys compared to a LP, but that's just my opinion.

    I added the Clapton circuit to my Am Std Strat, I highly recommend this mod.
     
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    I have Duncan JB's on my bridge and neck, and Fender Hot Noiseless
    pickup in the middle, which sounds like two regular humbuckings
    but when used with middle pickup sounds like a strat.
    The sound of the guitar is reminisant of Jeff Becks Les Paul from
    Beck Ola album
    Doesnt sound tinny at all.

    My white strat has Gilmore EMG's and preamp.

    But my Gibson Les Paul is still my favorite, i just couldnt
    afford one till this summer!
    Both my Strats together cost less than my Les Paul (even with addons)
     
  19. lp59aholicDon

    lp59aholicDon V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    I am positivly nuts over a Jeff Beck Strat ( more recent) at one of my local shops here , and the owner says it sounds absolutly killer in my hands tone wise, I was running it mostly thru a Mesa Rectoverb, and not a major Boogie fan but this combo cooked :applause::applause:
    after hearin the Clapton Pre Amp Mod Its a worthwhile, I'd take it with new noiseless Fenders , with Lace Sensors its not as good IMHO
     
  20. coldsteal2

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    That is an absolutely awesome guitar!
    and his sound is tone up the rear!
     

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