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Kilby

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Re: Strats - anyone else not like them?
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2008, 01:28:06 PM »
I must be a really sad person

Some strats (teles, LPs SGs or whatever) Sound, look or feel great and some don't.

Some AAAAA PRS attact me, some make me feel nothing and some I dislike.

The only guitars I tend to write off are the super pointy things that should have some sort of protective devices fitted (but then again some of the older BC rich models I still like)

Am I in a minority of two (Hi Phil)  in starting to feel this has all got a bit childish
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Re: Strats - anyone else not like them?
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2008, 01:43:17 PM »
Philly i didn't necessarily slag it, just that it's not right for ME. All those artists love the strat, and good, but i don't and i actually gave reasons, unlike roo and his unreasonable dislike of teles.
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Re: Strats - anyone else not like them?
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2008, 01:44:28 PM »
Strats are awesome. All naysayers are just poorly educated.
They look like sex, they play like sex, and they sound like sex.
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Re: Strats - anyone else not like them?
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2008, 01:53:54 PM »
I agree with you PhillyQ and feel like this thread is somewhat unnecessary. I am not a Strat player but certainly don't have many negative things to say about them. Anyway, there are more than a few Strat players that I greatly admire on that list you came up with. My only problem with Strats is that I have never tried one. :D

I am sure if you came up with an LP thread, there would be more than a few people offering their opinion as well. It is all strictly opinion. :D
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Re: Strats - anyone else not like them?
« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2008, 01:59:35 PM »
Strats are a mixed bag for me.

On the one hand, I think they look cool, they have my favourite scale length and are very comfortable standing and sitting, and, vitally, lounging about in whatever position on the couch my laziness has contorted me into.

But

I dont like the trems, the fretboard radius, the ubiquity of the single coils on them or the neck join. I'm quite ambivelent about the neck profile - I like round and fat-ish for chords and getting my teeth into bluesy pentatonic stuff, but like something thinner for faster playing, and can get on with thinner just fine for everything else too.

I have very limited use of 3sc too. I like bridge HBs.

Overall I'll give your classic archetypal strat design, but fat strat, a 6.5 out of 10.

Fixed bridge 2HB Superstrats are the perfection of the guitar, as far as I'm concerned.

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Re: Strats - anyone else not like them?
« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2008, 02:09:30 PM »
i like strats. i'm not 100% convinced by the bridge pickup, but if that's switched out (for, e.g., a bucker), then position 4 doesn't sound as nice (and i really like position 4). i guess, as long as i can have more than one guitar, i give strats the thumbs-up.

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Re: Strats - anyone else not like them?
« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2008, 02:15:59 PM »
I'm not going to even descend into the argument - strats rule and this series of posts is like putting a mirror up to your own inadequacies  8)  BTW the middle pickup is the best pickup of the whole set up and if you can't get it to work, that's also a reflection on you.

Yours, with the usual courtesy.

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Re: Strats - anyone else not like them?
« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2008, 02:18:24 PM »
I'm not going to even descend into the argument - strats rule and this series of posts is like putting a mirror up to your own inadequacies  8)  BTW the middle pickup is the best pickup of the whole set up and if you can't get it to work, that's also a reflection on you.

Yours, with the usual courtesy.

Elliot

Middle pickup?

Bite your toungue, heretic!

The neck pickup is the best. The middle pickup is a jack of all trades, master of none.

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Re: Strats - anyone else not like them?
« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2008, 02:19:25 PM »
Strats are awesome. All naysayers are just poorly educated.
They look like sex, they play like sex, and they sound like sex.

+1 Strats are cool.  Anyone who plays one looks cool.

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Re: Strats - anyone else not like them?
« Reply #24 on: October 16, 2008, 02:19:47 PM »
i like position 4 the best, i think. but i pretty much like all the pickups, bar the bridge (which is a little bright and thin).

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Re: Strats - anyone else not like them?
« Reply #25 on: October 16, 2008, 02:20:09 PM »

+1 Strats are cool.  Anyone who plays one looks cool.

(waits for floods of images posted to prove me wrong...)

doesn't tony blair play a strat?

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Re: Strats - anyone else not like them?
« Reply #26 on: October 16, 2008, 02:26:41 PM »
Strats are awesome. All naysayers are just poorly educated.
They look like sex, they play like sex, and they sound like sex.

+1 Strats are cool.  Anyone who plays one looks cool.

(waits for floods of images posted to prove me wrong...)

couldn't resist!

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Re: Strats - anyone else not like them?
« Reply #27 on: October 16, 2008, 02:28:23 PM »
Your former Ash Strat with a Cold Sweat in the bridge isn't 'limp' in the slightest  8)

Yeah I just meant stock ones really. I have no use for the sounds I get from a strat which is probably why I dont like them. I bet it'd sound better with a pig 90 in it though :)

The only strat I really like the look of at the minute is the Tom Delonge one in seafoam green (or whatever its meant to be)



Shame itd just feel weird and cheap compared to a good les paul :P

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Re: Strats - anyone else not like them?
« Reply #28 on: October 16, 2008, 02:32:24 PM »
The middle pickup is a jack of all trades, master of none.

It was good enough for Robin Trower to use as his main rhythm pickup.
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Re: Strats - anyone else not like them?
« Reply #29 on: October 16, 2008, 03:03:07 PM »

+1 Strats are cool.  Anyone who plays one looks cool.

(waits for floods of images posted to prove me wrong...)

doesn't tony blair play a strat?

o_O

he does and Richard Madeley does as well
Ritchie Blackmore can't be cool anymore as last time I saw him he had green tights and was playing a lute