Does Every Good Guitarist own a Strat?

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  1. fenderjapan

    fenderjapan World Heavyweight Champion Silver Supporting Member

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    Probably most do, but not owning a strat wouldn't be a sign of a bad guitarist, just a sign they are very particular.
    I can't really imagine not having one. I have two and I feel like I need at least 3 more.
     
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    I'm not a good guitarist and I own five of them.
     
  4. Gl4th

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    there are cheap ones that sound good. So, for the price, why not?
     
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    It can happen. Many i've played with will axe for a tone, or a particular sound. I've even had a singer ask for a look (they liked the Black Falcon and wanted it on stage...which was a shame, i hated playing that guitar and the tone it gave out).

    I love a Strat. I've had one since i started playing (same one too). But i don't think i could ever only have a Strat. It needs the ying to it's yang.
    At the very least, Strat & 335.
     
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    I would imagine that more bad players own strats than good ones.
     
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    My ‘62 copy has the true 7.25” radius too and it’s rough but...I love it. It just doesn’t work....but yet it does. I got tha strat gene I guess. But forget low action or forget bends. Can’t have both on a 7.25” radius.

    I gotta have the bends so my action is high AF On that guitar. My Fender AD is 9.5” or 10” so much easier to play and stupid low action. But I actually prefer the Vintage copy as it turned out. Thicker neck, much better tremolo (Wilkinson) than fenders these days. And it’s relic job so I play it with abandon. It was $600 new. Best $600 I ever spent.
     
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    Good amp high gain works on a strat...

     
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    That would be a safe bet with most brands and models....
     
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    No, but every good guitarist *respects* the strat.
     
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    Yeah, Im good..
     
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    Yeah...and the better ones own a Tele! :p ;)
     
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    I hope that when you think "Strat" you are not biased thinking about one specific brand that, although it was pioneer, it has already been surpassed
     
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    To me, a strat style has great ergonomics and a sound that can’t really be covered by another guitar design. So most accomplished guitar players I know have or used to have a strat style.
    IMHO everyone needs a strat. Then a tele and a DGT also....
     
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    Gretsch is a jangly guitar. Was it a country-western band or something?
     
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    noisey
     
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    Do bears crap in the woods?
     
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    Usually so, though we have a bear that occasionally raids the garbage cans and drops a load in the yard.
     
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    Brother from a different mother ;)
     
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