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Convince me on owning more than 1 strat

still.ill

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I never got the "strat" until recently.... man this thing is very close to replacing my 335 as #1.... and I actually love the single coil sound for palm muting cuz its very distinctive, not many people tremolo pick with a single coil strat-hi gain, its really trebly and cutting, which I like.

I feel strats are a guitar that one can definitely justify having more than one compared to gibsons



p:S--- are any famous strat players known for playing black with tort pickguard? This is something I want to eventually do down the line cuz i feel like black with white is just a little bit too common. How hard is it to replace?
 

whackystrings

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Have a Strat with 21 frets? ah, you need to have one with 22!
Have a rosewood fretboard? try maple!

If you gig, and Strat is your preferred guitar, a second one would be useful as a "string break'er"

Personally, the tortoise shell effect reminds me of my first Fender medium picks when I started playing in the mid 80s and I hate the effect. And pearloid.
There is nothing wrong with a 3-ply white pickguard but an unusual body colour is cool to go with it.
 

still.ill

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mine is 22 and maple, but the thing is to me 21 and rosewood would be sort of a downgrade, I wasn't really a fan of any rosewood strats i played in terms of feel and sound. I also like the 22th fret so I can bend the D to E for the last solo in "I Believe in a Thing called Love" by the Darkness, a solo I really like playing to test out guitars.

perhaps an G&L.... was talking to a guy with a G&L comanche in a shop one day and asked if he had a legacy, he said yeah, and he said he had fenders too and liked both, but they were very different in sound and feel.
 

whackystrings

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...rosewood would be sort of a downgrade, I wasn't really a fan of any rosewood strats i played in terms of feel and sound...
...then you haven't tried the Jeff Beck Strat. I swore off rosewoods because I love my tinted maple so much on my '97 fiesta red Strat but the JBeck Strat is a standout. Recommended.
 

sws1

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I've barely been able to convince myself to have 1. Every Strat I've had, I've sold within months. Just couldn't bond with them.

Having said that, I now have a Mayer strat which is the closest I've come to keeping one.

I'm a HB guy. And if I wanted single coils, my Tele is the best guitar I own.
 

tamader74

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Yes, Easy to justify. I have a '89 Strat. Plus a acquired about 3 months ago with one of my favorite p-ups, Gold Lace Sensors,...I've had these in at LEAST 6 Strat.'s, and when you 'know' how to adjust 'em...If you want to 'cut' the size of a semi-hollow guitar out, you will,...Maple 'board.

My other Strat., was one that was 'hand picked' by a Fender Rep. for a well known musician that lives in the Metro Detroit area. It started it's life as a '03 Chrome/Silver Double Fat, that has been totally upgraded with 'boutique' electronics/p-ups for recording and performing,...all push/pull that can be clear and sweet,...or 'kick yer butt',... Beautiful Dark/Grainy R/W 'board.

My 'The Other One' (it's name...LOL),...is a Squier Pro-Tone from '97,...nice 3 tsb. that has all been re-wired, and has Gold 'Hot' Lace Sensors installed,...it's sort of a 'Fit in the middle' of the other two,...21 fret R/W.

All 3 are quality Instruments, that covers a TON of TONES,...and while I'm more of a Tele. fella,...right now I only have one, and when you think about it...when you have a great Tele., what more do you need Tele. wise,...really?,...been on the fence about another.

As far as notable Strat. players with a Black Strat./Tortoise p-guard,...I can't remember his name, But the guitarist for 'The Boss' (he also played in the Sopranos as one of the gangsters)...Can't think of his name at this minute, but he's one. You can also put a aged parchment, OR a (make sure it's a Fender made one) mint green on a Black Strat.

Danny from TVs 'Counting Cars' one of his bands players has a Chrome Silver Strat. with a p-guard like mine has,...The Damn copy cat (LOL). Tom
 

budglo58

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I have had more than one for years, but since I bought an AVRI 59 Thinskin , any other strat I have had just collects dust. Recently I traded an acoustic for a American Standard with a maple board and Fat 50s , but it hardly ever gets played. I could probably live with my 335 , 59 thinskin strat and one of my Martins.
 

CubanB

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I only own one at the moment but I think a second would be easy to justify.. the fretboard wood, the type of pickups etc. RW middle pickup.. hotter winds, scooped.. fat.. midsy etc.

It's the 7th or 8th that might be harder to justify.
 

64 Tele

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I've already got one (Deluxe Roadhouse) with maple fingerboard (9.5 radius) and Texas Specials.
Picking up a second one Classic Series 60's today with rosewood fingerboard (7.25 radius) and Vintage single coils.
Lots of bases to still cover!! :beer
 

Totally Bored

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Always good to have a backup. I'm a Strat guy and I have 4. I could live with just 2 Strats but that's not fun :aok
 

phazersonstun

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I have 2 and I don't want for any others.
One is a 91 Am Std w/ EMG DG20 Gilmour setup & the other is a partscaster strat / tele hybrid with the N & M PUs from the 91 & a Duncan Lil 59 in the bridge.
Both have been converted to 3 barrel bridge saddles.

Those 2 cover all the tones I need from a strat for gigs & sessions.

I do want more Teles though.


The "Amputele" pic was before I installed the 91s original PUs.
 

texstrat

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I've got 2 strats and 1 tele. I'm a huge fan of multiple strats, because I believe minor tweeks in the type of wood, pickups and tremolo result in major tonal differences.

Strat #1: a modern style strat, Fender Custom Shop, ash body, 1-piece maple neck/fretboard, 22 frets, 2 post tremolo, with Lollar blackface medium output pickups. With this strat I get a mid rich and aggressive sounding strat with a warn woody character. It quacks some, but not a lot. It's perfect for a more modern style sound and modern blues with medium overdrive. It's snappy sounding, fat and warm.

Strat 2: Coleman Custom Vintage S-Style, vintage style strat, alder body, Brazilian rosewood fretboard, 21 frets, vintage 6 post tremolo, with lollar blonde low output pickups. With this strat I get that ultra quacky, vintage strat tone. Bright, smooth and it just sounds old like its from the 60's. It really nails the mayer and Matt Schofield sound, which I love so much. This is my favorite strat.

Above are 2 very different strats in terms of sound and feel. Both are equally awesome.
 
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sidekick

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Currently have 2 Strat models.

A Lentz S model 21 fret with term set up and a Fender EC Strat 22 fret with Lace Sensors and the trem blocked.

Both give great sound options and because of different neck profiles, feel quite different to play.
 

pbmw

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I have three
Strats are an odd thing for me. They're kind of a Swiss Army Knife
While I'm more of a Tele guy, I need a couple Strats around the studio.
I have two maple necks and one rosewood
 

Killcrop

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50s style and 60s style strats are quite different.

I have a '56 Relic. Ash body with a maple neck. Its bold, bright and twangy.

I would love to have a 60s style Alder with rosewood board for the Stevie/Blackmore smoother tones.
 

Guitarworks

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Well, there is a multitude of colors that a strat can come in. That should be enough reason to own 12.:)
 

Strato62

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I have five - 3 americans and 2 squiers. They are all different in feel and tone. Necks are quite different as well. Would like to get rid of one of them, though, as it just does not get used. Did not set out to own 5 - one was a garage sale find, one of the American Standards was selling too cheaply to pass up. I used the cheap $50 Squier most these days. I could do with two and be happy - one rosewood/alder and one ash/maple.
 






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