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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Raphael256, May 16, 2019.

  1. Raphael256

    Raphael256 Strat-Talk Member

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    Im aiming for New Player series strat. Im a tele guy from tpdri. What do i need to known
     
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  2. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    UMMMMM
    It's not a tele. there are more pups and when set up right it will probably feel more slinky or sloppy in the action.
    Really, what are your questions about the transition?
     
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  3. elduderinoTF

    elduderinoTF Strat-O-Master

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    Just need to know what you like...
     
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    Raphael256 Strat-Talk Member

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    I Wonder if bridge is enough strong to play some heavier music. I known tele bridge can do metal
     
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    JP68 Strat-Talk Member

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    To me, as a long time Tele player who recently got Strat Fever®, the strat has a wider, most subtle palette than a Tele. There's a richness and rounded quality to the sound, versus the Tele's edges. Not better, but very different.
     
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  6. Raphael256

    Raphael256 Strat-Talk Member

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    Can Player strat handle overdriven sounds like soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Tool, smashing pumpkins
     
  7. Strat Jacket

    Strat Jacket Senior Stratmaster

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    With ease.
    The Strat wrote the book on overdriven sound.
     
  8. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Calling @heltershelton
    Demonstration please!

    Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
     
  9. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Senior Stratmaster

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    If you want a bridge+neck pickup combination like a Telecaster, go for a Strat with 7-way switching (plus that also gives you all 3 pickups at the same time).
     
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    Believer7713 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    If going for alternate wiring I also like to use push pulls for series wiring between the neck and middle and between the bridge and middle.
     
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    heltershelton BANNED Strat-Talk Supporter

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    lol.....I been doin heavy on strats for a long time.
    this is a stock 1987 strat plus.
     
  12. Red Bread

    Red Bread Strat-Talker

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    Smashing pumpkins and pearl jam music was all writen and recorded mostly on Strats

    I dont find them overdriven that much
    Dave Murray,Iron Maidens lead guitarist olays nothing but Strats that would be more over driven
    Richie Blackmore,Deep Purple,Rainbow nothing but Strats

    Ygnwie Melesten,,,,nothing but strats

    Ya ever hear of Jimi Hendrix?
    He could get,,,,a little overdriven

    There isnt anything a Strat cant do,,if you need more bright,colletive sound and a players series stock pick ups aren’t enough a minor bridge pick up swap and your in business

    Dont over think it,,,just do it
     
  13. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Senior Stratmaster

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    My partscaster has Kinman pickups and Kinman's K-9 wiring harness, which offers a push pot that gives series wiring between the bridge & middle. It sounds more like a humbucker and gives an interesting tone.. I like that it's more versatile. Kinman's K-9 also has a blender pot that can bring in the neck pickup in any combination (giving 7-way sounds), even with the bridge & middle in series. Makes for some interesting tones.
     
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  14. MrYeats

    MrYeats Senior Stratmaster Vendor Member

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    Lets not forget Ritchie Blackmore.
     
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    Red Bread Strat-Talker

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    I didnt ; )
     
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  16. MrYeats

    MrYeats Senior Stratmaster Vendor Member

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    or David Gilmour

     
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    Tone Deaf Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Tell us your likes, such as fret size, tonality characteristics,
    Vintage type qualities - eg tuner captures, pristine vs roadworn etc. AND what is your budget ( if any ). Humbucker vs single coils or a mix - etc etc.

    Sit down and think about what you like ( or think you may like ) and then tell us.

    Some on here will better advise you.
     
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    MrYeats Senior Stratmaster Vendor Member

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    some strats even come with humbuckers
     
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    knh555 Senior Stratmaster

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    Play what you have before you start modifying things. Decide what you like and don't like about your Strat as-is first. People here often like to start with the modifications for new Strat players, which makes zero sense to me. If you bought a Strat, try it out first to experience a "standard" Strat. Then go from there.
     
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