What should good strat tone sound like?

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  1. straightblues

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    Both, well...... Neither actually...


    1- Simply for the reason that there is too much "Blooze" in Santa Cruz as it is, and I have been pleased by other Strat tones at Moes.

    2- Well because John does not listen to his band. All that nice tone is gone to waste, though, he does have a more expensive rig.....


    Nah, fugget it, what Splatt said..........

    M.E.
     
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    I want "Illegal alien space-cow" tone:dude !!!
     
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    Cool it sounds like you have it all figured out. Let me hear how You want it to sound. Maybe I will agree it is the sound I should be seeking also. Enlighten me.
     
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    Yes, wtf.

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    care to explain what you mean, or is it just another bash Mayer cause he has money and fame post ?
     
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    Early Knopfler IMO.
    Don't really like strat tones though....Reminds of any Alabama song.
     
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    I agree with those who say that it's however you want it to sound, BUT, the one strat tone that always stands out in my mind is that of Robert Cray. He wrenches something so distinctive outta that beast! AC
     
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    What song?
     
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    +1 I've been primarily a Strat player for many years and I rarely if ever use the typical "Strat" tones. I appreciate the versatility they can provide and it's amazing what unique tones can be coaxed from them beyond the same ol' same ol'. Some variety here:

    slightly traditional:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzymBKGV8rw

    fierce:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUBUBNnJT5k

    and The Strokes:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2TdVbHIrtk
     
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    For Knopfler...Sultans. For me that is a solid Strat tone.
    Alabama...pick any one, add chorousing and delay. Urgh.
    I prefer a Strats lead pickup with a tone control.
    I could never figure as a kid why that pickup was so unuseable on it's own until I did some changes.
    Yeah, did it long before ever hearing of EJ doing it.
    Believe me, I don't think I was the first to make the change.
     
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    Dude, "seeking a sound" is all that matters. You think Eddie Van Halen, Mark Knopfler, David Gilmore, Brian May, BB King, Chuck Berry, hell, anyone you can think of with an identifiable tone is, or ever will be happy with their tone? It's about the quest, for tone, for technique, for self expression. Don't just listen to strats, listen to everything from strats to mongolian throat singers. Find sounds and tones you love and try to grab them and control. Muddy talked about sounding like a train, like a man walking, like a man weeping, and a whole bunch of other tones. A man walking?! What a friggin' genius! Be like Muddy!
     
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    I agree with splatt. I don't currently own a strat but have had a few. I also enjoy many players who are known for their strat tone.

    However, I'm far more interested in my tone than someone elses.
     
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    it should sound like an EJ strat or an SRV strat. There, that wasn't that hard :)
     
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    If you're talking about good Strat tone, for me it would be a tie between Robert Cray and this man...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cw-Y7OFXheo
     
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    The strat is such a versatile guitar that it's hard to say what the 'good strat' sound is. Stevie Ray Vaughan, Hendrix, Gilmour, Hank Marvin, Clapton, Malmsteen, Knopfler and many others all got great, and very different, sounds from the strat. I would find it hard to say that Hey Joe is a better sound than Comfortably Numb as I think they are both wonderful, and very different, tones.
     

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