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Bye Bye Strat, Hello Explorer!

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by vbjamin, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. vbjamin

    vbjamin Member

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    i REally tried to bond with that Strat ,my first. A 2000 American Standard Tabacco Sunburst. My amps are/were, Bad Cat Cub 11, DR Z Maz 18 and recently departed Mesa DC-5.
    I allways love that Strat tone, yet in my hands it was not too be. Was it me or my amps? I will blame them.
    I have traded straight across for a gently used 2005 Gibson Explorer. She comes home tomorrow.
    I am pumped.
     
  2. Calloway

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    Killer guitars, what a difference in extremes! Congratulations!
     
  3. Great King Rat

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    I use to play an explorer. However, I kept banging into stuff. Also, the case is huge for regular giging. I do miss it though, it was 1991 in white.
    Nice upgrade, 500T bridge bucker will drive thoes preamp tubes hard. I do not think you would need boost pedal now.:BEER
     
  4. bullet69

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    you will be back
     
  5. Pete Galati

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    Could be. It doesn't sound like ever really bonded with the Strat. I've never like playing them, even though they have some great sounds in them.

    I love the sound of good Explorers though. I've never owned one because they're just too big & flashy for me.

    It's only a matter of time before he's a Telecaster player though!

    Pete
     
  6. OldSchool

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    Yes he will be...........:RoCkIn
     
  7. BBQLS1

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    Nah, probably not. :p
     
  8. Luke V

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    It just a phase you're going through, I'll bet 6 months tops with the Explorer.
     
  9. Troubleman

    Troubleman Silver Supporting Member

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    I have both. Extremely different, but I love 'em both too. Be careful moving around with the Explorer - they like to poke things and people...:D

    peace,

    jb
     
  10. vbjamin

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    This is funny! My #1 stage guitar is a Fender Tele Plus. I love the sound of Strats when others play them but in 30 years of playing I have owned 1 for only a few months. The poor thing is allready gathering dust.
    Today is the day the EX comes home!
     
  11. Hackubus

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    Dang...that's quite a leap from Strat to Exploder. I keep coming back to Explorers myself. I bought an '89 Explorer new my sophomore year in HS. Ahhh the memories. I loved that guitar.

    Graduated to LPs in college, LP Juniors after that, now back to Explorers & other fun, pointy guitars. These days the ex-high schooler in me rocks out on Hamer Standards, Flyng Vs & a Firebird.
     
  12. Rock Johnson

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    My first guitar was an explorer knockoff. It was surprising how well balanced and comfortable the guitar was to play.

    Everybody should have an Explorer or a V, just, well, because.
     
  13. vbjamin

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    Got her home today and jammed for 2 hours through the Maz 18 and Cub in stereo. Now thats the kind of tone and saturation that I can use. No regrets and I know there will be none. The shape will take some getting used to but I figure live this guitar will say ROCK and I will let it out to play on those tunes first. I was apprehensive about the 496/500T but my initiall impressions are all good and the tones I can definetly work with. I love the neck, hate the flat white pickgaurd.
    So far so good!:dude
     

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