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335 style vs a strat style

still.ill

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So i have around 1.5 k to use.... my first guitar was a schecter c-1 blackjack given to me by a metalhead friend but i don't really play metal.

so im thinkin either

http://www.guitarjapan.com/edwards/spec/e-sa-118lts.html

or

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/...511302&src=3WFRWXX&ZYXSEM=0&CAWELAID=26041166



see i'm really torn 50/50 because at the same time i want those nasal biting lead tones of the strat, (corgan, hendrix, uli jon roth)

i also really like the rhythm tones of the 335- (alex lifeson, noel gallagher, roy orbison, johnny marr, chuck berry)
and im really used to buckers at the moment so i wonder if single coil hum would be an issue, and also the Edwards seems to have a bone nut stock instead of the plastic G&L nut

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ya5bGthIz4E

vs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFIexFR3XEk






right now im kinda leaning toward the G&L because it seems that this is a "clone" that is actually superior to the stock fender usa strat, whereas the Edwards is just a very good copy.

right now i've been trying to base my decision over playing american special strats and sheratons at GC... which doesn't seem like a very good test

does anybody have both guitars (just the same style, not model) that could record clips of each? OD/clean
 
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Slackerprince

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I've seen Lifeson use a Les Paul and PRS.
I like the full sound of humbuckers and you
could always use a split-coil to approximate
single-coil pickups. Won't be exact, but get you close.
Good luck.


S
 

still.ill

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Split the difference (well, not really).....and get a G&L legacy special. It will get you closer.

http://www.glguitars.com/instruments/instruments.asp?prcode=legacyspecial

I have three...but then again I also have a 335.

FWIW Alex did use a strat at one time as well.
yeah but he used a superstrat which i basically have already (schecter)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpFIAzzvO7Q
vs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAnv66NDZ74&feature=player_embedded


ugghhhhh
 

JamesT

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i wouild get a nice used cs strat. not a g and l i think alder rosewood. you can always put a humbucker in bridge position ot get alder ash and save up for 335. i thnk secret is which first dont compromise and get a mixture/mutt to try to do both.
 

GCDEF

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right now im kinda leaning toward the G&L because it seems that this is a "clone" that is actually superior to the stock fender usa strat, whereas the Edwards is just a very good copy.
That's an incorrect assumption. Legacies are similar to Strats, but they're not clones, and it's debatable whether they're superior. I've owned a bunch of G&Ls and a bunch of Fenders. G&Ls are more consistent, but my favorite was a Fender. Also, they have quite a different feel to them, and a somewhat different sound.

If you want a good 335 copy, look for a used Heritage 535.
 

C-4

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Look into the equivalent Tokai version of a 335 as well. They are very exacting in how they make them.
 

still.ill

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That's an incorrect assumption. Legacies are similar to Strats, but they're not clones, and it's debatable whether they're superior. I've owned a bunch of G&Ls and a bunch of Fenders. G&Ls are more consistent, but my favorite was a Fender. Also, they have quite a different feel to them, and a somewhat different sound.

If you want a good 335 copy, look for a used Heritage 535.
i just can't quite get over the headstock though :(
 

joemilitello

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You know you will eventually end up with both!!

I'd get the American Special HSS strat, it should get you close to a happy medium.
 

blkjazz

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i just can't quite get over the headstock though :(
Man you are so right about the Heritage headstock. I wonder what genius came up with that design. The guitars look and sound great but I could never own one. Looking at that ugly headstock would kill any groove for me.
 




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