- Jun 7, 2018
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Ok, now this makes sense to me. And is probably why strats and massive pedal collections seem to go together. Lol.Traditional 3 single coil strats need to be played with the right amp and pedals because strat pickups are so weak. If you play a strat through the wrong rig, you get nothing from it and that is very dissatisfying. That is why the great strat players we can all think of are also known for something else gear-wise: either a fuzz pedal or tube screamer (or klon) type pedal. If you ever have the chance to sit down with both a strat and tele at the same time, plug them straight into any amp and play each on the bridge pickup - I'm betting you will be able to get something satisfying from the tele and the strat will be something less than what you get from the tele.
Yep, once you go "super strat" with a humbucker in the bridge it becomes a different instrument and it gets along better with a variety of pedal and amp combinations than the S-S-S.I with you on "Classic" strat pickup configurations.
But once I got a Strat style guitar with a humbucker in the bridge, then it made all the difference in the world
Now I have 3 of these and they are my FAVORITE Strat style guitars,
I also find no joy in a strat. I believe that the Hendrix connection is the only thing making them desirable to anyone.This is inspired by another thread but maybe someone can fill me in on what I’m missing.
jimi is the only guy I’ve ever heard make a stray sound really great. To me they’re always thin, bland and too sproingy.
Now I’ve been playing for over 30 years, went to Berklee, played live a ton and manage a studio, so I’ve had plenty of exposure to strats
If something is that popular but I don’t like it, it tells me maybe there’s something I’m missing.
someone please explain the beauty of this guitar to me. Do I need therapy?? And I do realize I’m asking this on a les Paul forum Lol. This thread is meant in fun.