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Old 02-29-2008, 10:15 PM   #26
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Arab Sword, You have made a great decision, to buy a Fender Stratocaster! In my opinion, not only the greatest guitar ever designed, but truly an icon of Rock and Roll.

As I stated before here, I am a Strat man for life!

Congratulations my friend. You now embark on a musical adventure that will take you to places you've never been, and give you the greatest satisfaction and feeling of accomplishment.

Nothing satisfies the soul like playing music.

But let me also tell you that you will be frustrated. Do not be discouraged, frustration is part of the deal. You will never play as well as you want to play. And that is a good thing. There will be times where you just want to throw the damned thing across the room. ........Don't. Just keep practicing.

There is NO substitute for practice. The formula is simple. The more you practice, the better you will get.

I used to teach guitar lessons. I saw so many people get frustrated and give up too soon. Often times though it was because they had an inferior instrument. You on the other hand have purchased a Fender Stratocaster.

Good luck my friend.

PS, Stoo that's a great story about Yngwie. Yeah, I was pretty much scraping my jaw up off the floor the first time I heard Yngwie. I love that concert DVD of Yngwie in Russia.
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Old 02-29-2008, 10:21 PM   #27
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For you Epiphone Les Paul owners out there - Is it as heavy as the Gibson?
'Cause that thing is a real PIG in terms of weight!

Nah, mine isn't really that heavy at all. Of course, it's still heavier than a Strat. I have an Epi LP Studio however, my friend's is a standard and it's much heavier. My dad has a Gibson Studio and it's EXTREMELY heavy. lol. Makes your neck hurt after awhile.
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Old 02-29-2008, 10:36 PM   #28
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It's all about the wood.

(Yeah, that's what she said)

No, really, it's all about the wood.

Personally I like a heavy guitar. I like density in my wood. Crisper sound, more bite.

That's why for my latest home built strat I chose an Eastern Maple body. In the past I had purchased Ash, Basswood, and Swamp Ash. This time I wanted the most dense wood there was, which is Eastern Maple.

This is probably the heaviest Strat you will ever play. I love it.

Not too happy with my pickups though. I bought these "Golden Age", 'Vintage' pickups from Stewart Macdonald company. I am less than happy with them. I think I'm gonna trash them and put some Seymours in there.
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Old 02-29-2008, 10:40 PM   #29
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I want to get a new guitar soon, but I have no idea what kind to get. I was thinking of getting a Strat, but I'm still unsure. I have an Epi LP and a Gibson SG already.

What I'm considering is:

- A strat
- A Tele
- A gibson LP or LP Junior
- A Fender Jaguar

No idea which to get. lol. You might say, well what kind of sound do you want? Well, that's the thing, I play all kinds of styles so any of those would be nice to have. lol.
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Sounds like you want ALL those guitars.

Who wouldn't?

Sounds like your style might require all of them too.

My advice. Buy a guitar that you are comfortable with, then modify the electronics to get the variety of sounds you want.

You can install switches that can split coils, go parallel, series, in phase, out of phase, etc. You can get a lot of different sounds. And if you know basic soldering, you can do a lot of it yourself.

Reccomendation: pick up the book Guitar Electronics for Musicians (can't remember the authors name right now). Lots of good stuff in there.
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Sounds like you want ALL those guitars.

Who wouldn't?

Sounds like your style might require all of them too.

My advice. Buy a guitar that you are comfortable with, then modify the electronics to get the variety of sounds you want.

You can install switches that can split coils, go parallel, series, in phase, out of phase, etc. You can get a lot of different sounds. And if you know basic soldering, you can do a lot of it yourself.

Reccomendation: pick up the book Guitar Electronics for Musicians (can't remember the authors name right now). Lots of good stuff in there.

*sigh* That's the truth. I want them all. LOL. I've been thinking about modifying the electronics in my Epi LP actually. Maybe installing some new Gibson pick-ups too.
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Old 03-01-2008, 12:16 AM   #32
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*sigh* That's the truth. I want them all. LOL. I've been thinking about modifying the electronics in my Epi LP actually. Maybe installing some new Gibson pick-ups too.

Go for it!

New pickups can make a world of difference.

And really, the electronics, and the soldering is pretty basic.

You can do it.
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Old 05-10-2014, 10:57 PM   #33
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It actually depends what type of music your into. I prefer Jackson.
Fenders....ehh
I hope you didnt buy it yet. If so, whadidja get?

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It actually depends what type of music your into. I prefer Jackson.
Fenders....ehh
I hope you didnt buy it yet. If so, whadidja get?

I take back the fender thing. partly. I like fender basses those are great. I have a bass like the one dave ellefson used at the "Big four" concert in bulgaria. (the white one) not fender though....

I have a Jackson Kelly guitar. I love it

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