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.