Never thought I'd say this; I like a STRAT..

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  1. trower

    trower Silver Supporting Member

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    Well, it happened. After basically hating Stratocaster's all my guitar playing life, I think I can almost do a complete gig exclusively with one. It happened by accident naturally. Ive always had a Strat of some kind laying around but only for goofing on Trower stuff. I recently acquired a SRV contoured neck with a 12" radius cheap and stuck it on a body I had laying around for the purpose of offing some of my Strat parts in one deal...I threw a Lollar loaded pickguard on it with a blender control and Whoopee! It really felt comfortable. I used it at a jam session and got a crap load of compliments on the tone. No hand cramps, no wimpy over-nasally quack, sustained easily and it was way easier on my back! I haven't picked up my Paul in two weeks..should I be worried? :crazy ..I don't think so,
     
  2. TimH

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    welcome to the club that Clapton and Beck started.
     
  3. gkoelling

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    Jimi started it. Eric & Jeff are carrying the torch.

    I'm working on a hard tail partscaster. I went without a strat for quite a while and put one together last winter. I was immediately reminded what a PITA they are with new strings. I sold it after about a week.

    Trower,

    Congratulations on finding one that works for you.
     
  4. trower

    trower Silver Supporting Member

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    It could be argued that Buddy Holly started it.. but that's another thread..anyway, Thanks gk. I'm still quite perplexed by this happening. I once picked up a K-Line that gave me goosebumps..That was the "one" but she got sold under me.
     
  5. marsos52

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    trower i know your feelings i have always been a humbucker gibby style player as i am growing older i cant handle the weight and also i am digging the true single coil fidelity 8 yrs ago i bought a melancon strat and that started my motor turning , got a second one, then i made a parts tele and realized this may be the guitar for me then ron kirn make me my dream tele does it all for me and wieghs under 6 lbs

    i to have a strat a 1957 2007 commemorative its quite nice and fun but the tele is my number 1 do i still have g.a.s. for a humbucker o yea i do until i pick one up

    marc
     
  6. Pedro58

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    I'm confused. How can your username be "Trower," and you don't like Strats?
     
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    Someone beat me to it! :messedup
     
  8. humbuster

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    Picked up an Av54 thin skin 'bout a month ago and cannot put it down.
    Seriously thinking about selling my R8.
     
  9. JPenn

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    I keep hoping one day I can get comfortable with Strats & S-style guitars. I had a Tyler Studio Elite for about 18 months, but just never felt right with it. I loved everything about it, it just didn't like me very much.
     
  10. mike@nortoncable.com

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    I saw the same light a few months ago, prepare for transitions from Gibson to Fender, :) and "I can't make up my mind"
     
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    I have a super fine '94 McCarty that plays and sounds great. But when I pick up the "Strat" I just can't get over the expressivness and control I have. Everything just sounds and plays cooler, smoother. it makes it hard to go back the the McCarty.

    The one caveat is I'll often need to give those single coils a little extra oomph to slap the amp hard..
     
  12. trower

    trower Silver Supporting Member

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    :crazy Ironic, isn't it!
     
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    Welcome To Da Club !!
     
  14. RJM/rydog2223

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    Welcome good sir! I've noticed to that I can pull a gig off with my strat as well. I think when I put a vintage Luxe cap in my 56' it just "beefed" up the bridge pickup and I can get some nice chunk out of her when I push the amp.
     
  15. buckwild

    buckwild Silver Supporting Member

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    I too have recently been enjoying a partscaster with a Big Apple pickup assembly. Love it
     
  16. 5E3

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    Strats are good. Everybody should have at least one. :)
     
  17. TimH

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    AFAIK Jimi was always a Fender guy (I know...the V but that was not ever his main axe). The club I was refering to is the one in which someone starts with a Les Paul and suddenly realizes "there's something awesome about this strat".
     
  18. Scott Auld

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    Duane Allman w/ Stratocaster, during Aretha Franklin sessions
    Bass player Jerry Jemmott is seated at right.
    I believe this was January 1969, New York City



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    There is a pic floating around w/ Jimi playing an SG. I don't have a copy but I'm sure it's easy to find.
     
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