all of the sudden i love strats

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Re: all of the sudden i love strats

Post by HedonismBot » Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:51 am

Larry Mal wrote:
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Yep. My buddy recently got a Charvel and he started raving at me about how he was tired of playing guitars because he thought they had some hipster cachet to them, so now he has the decidedly uncool brand of Charvel in response.
My first electric was a Japanese Charvel Refinement Strat. It sure looked different. Eventually I got tired of its flashiness and got a sunburst MIM Fender instead. This thread reminded me that its still sitting somewhere in the closet in my childhood home. Looks like this one but without pickup covers (and it's in semi-trashed condition): https://reverb.com/item/25471120-charve ... mber-brown

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Re: all of the sudden i love strats

Post by SadFuzz » Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:31 am

mbene085 wrote:
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isn't it amazing … when we first started OSG this thread most likely would have been flamed by 80% of the members (not me).

Strats are great
For the record, some of us get to have our strats and eat our Offset cake, too.

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Re: all of the sudden i love strats

Post by tribi9 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:54 pm

Bought this clear guard, but wont be using it .. The holes don't really line up and dont want to drill extra holes on the body...

Came to me broken too.. Packed with a thin plastic envelope, no padding. :fp:

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Re: all of the sudden i love strats

Post by Meriphew » Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:26 am

My #1 Fender Strat. Has been refretted & Plekk'd, as well as having a bone nut installed. I installed a set of Fralin Vintage Hots (with a base plate under the bridge pup) years ago as well.

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Re: all of the sudden i love strats

Post by R_T_Hermit » Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:48 pm

Actually... I love THIS Strat. My workhorse trough the mid 90’s. Wasn’t a fan of the color but it was the only Plus in the store. Fell in love with the golds after a reasonable adjustment period. And, yes, I’m an old timer so I gave it an “outie.” It used to be a thing; ya know.

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Re: all of the sudden i love strats

Post by Nudger » Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:57 am

I never had a yen for a Strat.. Think as a kid I associated em with old geezers.

A mate o mine handed me his £50 catalogue Strat , Couldnt put the thing down.

Had to have one but couldnt keep myself from "Un Strat ing" slightly.
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Post by rank » Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:12 pm

The first guitar I had was a white Squier strat with a defective neck pickup. I've disliked strats ever since but dammit if I'm not GASing for Ira Kaplan's strat lately.
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Re: all of the sudden i love strats

Post by Nudger » Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:38 am

Nudger wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:57 am
I never had a yen for a Strat.. Think as a kid I associated em with old geezers.

A mate o mine handed me his £50 catalogue Strat , Couldnt put the thing down.

Had to have one but couldnt keep myself from "Un Strat ing" slightly.
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Re: all of the sudden i love strats

Post by CaptainCrunch » Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:10 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9_sGE54wo4

Nothing they can't do, especially with modern pickup options available. Even Tony Iommi used a Strat, and it sounded just like Black Sabbath.

"He stopped using it when a pick-up went during the recording of the ‘Black Sabbath’ album. It was used on the track Wicked World. At that time you couldn’t buy pick-ups. Eventually he swapped it for a saxophone!"

I'm not even a Strat guy, and I have 5-7 of them, depending on how you count "bins full of parts"

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Re: all of the sudden i love strats

Post by SignoftheDragon » Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:26 pm

I just rejoined the Strat club...

Sounds just like I remember from the last time I had one.

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Plays easy, feels great, sounds nice, but ultimately uninspiring. Sorry, strat-bros. I likely won't be staying long.

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Re: all of the sudden i love strats

Post by Flurko » Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:08 pm

Well, now that I'm 30 I'm old enough to be a strat guy :D .

So I got an unexpected NGD in a trade today :

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Squier affinity strat, everything stock I believe, the pots need cleaning or upgrading, the pickups are average at best and it has that weird cardboardy feel that some squiers I've played in the past have, but... I think I get strats now. Those inbetween positions are really great for rhythm, Cory Wong was right.

I might have to do some reading on how strat vibratos work, I'd like to get it floating. It feels weird compared to my Jazzmaster trem, but I like the divebombs and flutters.

Anyway, I'm thinking of a red tort pickguard, Y/N ?

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Re: all of the sudden i love strats

Post by MKR » Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:24 am

Flurko wrote:
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Anyway, I'm thinking of a red tort pickguard, Y/N ?
dark tort pickguard would be cool. I also really dig an all black strat like yours but with white or cream plastics.

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Post by Jaguar018 » Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:12 am

We are in the process of getting our house ready to sell, so here is my stripped down setup with my latest guitar, a parts strat build.
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Re: all of the sudden i love strats

Post by BoringPostcards » Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:13 pm

I think I finally want another Stratocaster. It has been years. Are the current Squier Classic Vibe models any good?
I like the blonde 50s model and the Sherwood or BMM 60s model.
Don't want to splurge and get a Fender, since I never end up keeping Strats. Last one I had was an American Special. Didn't even keep it six months. It was a great Strat though. Had the HSS layout.
I want all singles this time.

Then I can get my Faraquet/Medications Devin Ocampo tones on. He is a monster on the Stratocaster. Great tone and lots of wild chords and timings.
Nothing else has that ever so slight natural reverb (from the springs???)
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Re: all of the sudden i love strats

Post by MKR » Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:45 pm

BoringPostcards wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:13 pm
I think I finally want another Stratocaster. It has been years. Are the current Squier Classic Vibe models any good?
I like the blonde 50s model and the Sherwood or BMM 60s model.
Don't want to splurge and get a Fender, since I never end up keeping Strats. Last one I had was an American Special. Didn't even keep it six months. It was a great Strat though. Had the HSS layout.
I want all singles this time.

Then I can get my Faraquet/Medications Devin Ocampo tones on. He is a monster on the Stratocaster. Great tone and lots of wild chords and timings.
Nothing else has that ever so slight natural reverb (from the springs???)
i don't know about the current batch of classic vibes, but i had one of the chinese made ones from about 5 years ago and it was VERY good. I think the new ones are made in indonesia but i'm not sure. The one i had was pretty damn flawless. Pickups were great and a step up from the standard mexican fender strats. neck was killer. Only negative was a thin bridge/tremolo block.

I'm stratless now and i am itching to get one. i am eying a cheaper squier also. second hand market is so bare right now. :( oh well.

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