I'm a huge Gibson fan. I love the les paul and SG that I own. Very fantastic guitars. But there is just something about a strat plugged into a sparkly, clean amp, that when you play it, a different part of you comes out. I always love to play Jimmy Page style stuff whenever I've got one of my gibsons out, I'll plug into my amp and get some great dirt and play some real rock n roll. But whenever I get my strat out, it's like I play stuff I've never heard myself play. All this sparkly, clean, pretty, double stop, slappy, choppy goodness just flows out like hoover dam bursting open. I was never a strat guy before, but I've really come around, and I'm really embracing what a simple strat into a clean amp can do to me.