Best "Strat" in the market

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I'm planning to buy a Strat to keep in the long run and pass it to my son or grandsons once I get older. A poll to find out what TGP members think about the best strat in the market nowadays to help me with my decision. I'm including the most common brands/top of their regular line --IMO-- I excluded custom shop, artist signature from the poll

Thanks for casting you vote :)

Yay Reverb!

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We’re writing to let you know that on October 27, our payment processing fee will increase to 3.19% of the transaction + $0.49 per transaction.
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Credit card companies have increased the fees they charge Reverb. While we’ve kept our payment processing fee the same for the past 10 years, it’s become increasingly more expensive to process payments.

Jeff Beck's Pedalboard

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Uncle Larry is playing with Ann Wilson and opening for Jeff Beck... he was showing the stage setup and happened to check out Beck's Pedalboard.
I grabbed a pic for any interested.
Looks like probably an Archer, and Echoplex under the cable.

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Cover band song selection… I just don’t get it?

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I responded to a CL looking for a guitar player and asked to view the set list. I just don’t understand why players/musicians continue to pick the same old passe cover band songs over and over again.

The Stones have an enormous catalog, why does every bar band do Honky Tonk?

Tom Petty has some fantastic songs and huge radio hits that are Not Last Dance With Mary Jane.

Don’t even get me started with 8675309.

I know all three of these songs from my past and could refresh them in a matter...

Guitarists you wish more people knew

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We all can probably think of players that haven't made it into the mainstream. This thread isn't about them. I am talking about great players that you love to listen to but not a lot of other players seem to know about. My submission to this would be Lance Lopez. Texas guitar player who just rips. Strat tone to die for. Les Paul in spades. Great singer to boot.

Gibson Custom Kirk Hammett Greeny

Sweetwater Giveaway: Rupert Neve Designs RNHP 1-channel Precision Headphone Amplifier

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Thanks to our sponsor Sweetwater and Rupert Neve Designs for this giveaway.

This month we are giving away a Rupert Neve Designs RNHP 1-channel Precision Headphone Amplifier

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From the Sweetwater.com description:

Headphone Amp with Unparalleled Sonics

Rupert Neve Designs RNHP is a state-of-the-art headphone amplifier. Now when Mr. Neve turns his attention to anything, you know it's going to be...

This is why I'll never spend more than $300 for an electric guitar

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$150 guitar:


but to each his own...

Famous players playing cheap guitars

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Jack Pearson
Jack White
Go!!

Busiest, most complicated, pedal...ever

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What is the busiest, most complicated pedal you've ever owned?
I'd do this as a poll, but I'm sure there must be dozens of such pedals out there.

Orange announce new "Vintage Pedals" line

Possible to pratice electric guitar at home with headphones ??

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Being a newbie at electric guitar, I need to practice and do exercises a lot at home (an apartment). Accordingly I make sure this doesn't bother others.
I also chose a really small amp (Vox Pathfinder10) to limit noise.
Recently I wondered if I could practice later in the evening, and so for the first time I plugged headphones on the Vox.
I have pretty good headphones (Sony 7506) but I really hated it, sounded harsh and abrupt even though I didn't change the Vox settings (except volume).
Is...

Joe Walsh 1956 Stratocaster

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I'm at the Hard Rock Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ for work and they have Joe Walsh's hard tail 1956 Stratocaster. I never knew after staring at her there are no bridge screws with a hardtail Strat. Never knew that. I see three block screws but how is this attached to the body?
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Good God! Doing Sound Outdoors with an iPad-based Mixer - NEVER AGAIN!

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Holy hell what a nightmare. Music festival during a typical cloudless, hot summer day. No sound tent, just a stage and cover for the musicians. The mixer was a Mackie with no manual interface. Could barely see the iPad, more than two minutes in the sun and it would shut down, the Mackie unit itself was overheating, the WiFi was good for about 20 feet and then would drop.

Never ever going to volunteer to do sound if an iPad is the only interface. Give me a good ol' fashioned analogue mixer...

Tonemaster Princeton Reverb

How do you break the cycle of constantly buying gear you really don’t need?

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I’ve gone pedal crazy the last few months. I have everything I could want or need yet I still find myself on the prowl for new stuff.

To answer my own question I believe it starts with playing (particularly with others). I need to refocus.

The Epic Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert Thread!

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Watch the whole show here or on the Paramount+ streaming app.

1 Guitar, 1 Amp, 1 Drink - What Do You Choose?

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I had a ton of fun with this idea over on Reddit, thought I'd see what TGP folks have to say!

Not certain if this would be my final answer, but I don't mind this rig at all and got to crank it up soon after this picture was taken.

What would you choose?

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The Fender Meteora headstock is… wrong.

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I mean, you do a pretty cool new shape, but you stick a bog-standard Strat headstock on it? How much work would it have been to tweak it so fit the vibe of the new body style? This just looks lazy the more and more I look at it.

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You know what you don't see too often? Green guitars. Maybe post green guitars.

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My greeny. I can't say I care for the majority of the PRS finishes I see but something about this just speaks to me. It reminds of tropical foliage.

Maybe post green guitars or something, I dunno, I can't tell you what to do.

Best "Strat" in the market

  • 4,272
  • 110
I'm planning to buy a Strat to keep in the long run and pass it to my son or grandsons once I get older. A poll to find out what TGP members think about the best strat in the market nowadays to help me with my decision. I'm including the most common brands/top of their regular line --IMO-- I excluded custom shop, artist signature from the poll

Thanks for casting you vote :)

Yay Reverb!

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We’re writing to let you know that on October 27, our payment processing fee will increase to 3.19% of the transaction + $0.49 per transaction.
Why is this happening?
Credit card companies have increased the fees they charge Reverb. While we’ve kept our payment processing fee the same for the past 10 years, it’s become increasingly more expensive to process payments.

Jeff Beck's Pedalboard

  • 21,674
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Uncle Larry is playing with Ann Wilson and opening for Jeff Beck... he was showing the stage setup and happened to check out Beck's Pedalboard.
I grabbed a pic for any interested.
Looks like probably an Archer, and Echoplex under the cable.

Jeff Beck 2022 Screenshot 2022-09-24 134252.jpg

Cover band song selection… I just don’t get it?

  • 13,887
  • 406
I responded to a CL looking for a guitar player and asked to view the set list. I just don’t understand why players/musicians continue to pick the same old passe cover band songs over and over again.

The Stones have an enormous catalog, why does every bar band do Honky Tonk?

Tom Petty has some fantastic songs and huge radio hits that are Not Last Dance With Mary Jane.

Don’t even get me started with 8675309.

I know all three of these songs from my past and could refresh them in a matter...

Guitarists you wish more people knew

  • 3,691
  • 156
We all can probably think of players that haven't made it into the mainstream. This thread isn't about them. I am talking about great players that you love to listen to but not a lot of other players seem to know about. My submission to this would be Lance Lopez. Texas guitar player who just rips. Strat tone to die for. Les Paul in spades. Great singer to boot.

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