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Which famous guitarist, if any, inspired you to buy your first Strat?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by AfroBill, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. Fuzzpop

    Fuzzpop Daft Funk Gold Member

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    My dad bought me my first Strat when I was 12, back in '94. My two guitar heroes at the time were Jimi and B.B. The Strat was cheaper than the 345! But seriously, I really wanted an Oly White Strat because of my love for Hendrix. My dad, who is a Tele player, was happy to keep the family Fender.
     
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  2. mad axe man

    mad axe man Senior Stratmaster

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    ulrich roth with the scorpions...best scorpions album by far...nothing like the newer stuff... a must hear R-2090835-1467443521-4654.jpeg.jpg
     
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    savofenno Strat-O-Master

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    Well, i have learned English not in any school, but from Monty Python. If you are really into their comedy, some of their highly educated wit will surely rub to you also!

    What languages i had in my schooltime in Finland 50`s-60`s? Finnish, Swedish, German and Latin!

    I don´t hate the person som made that BB parody. I knew many people who did ridicule BB in the sixties, and they were professional rock musicians and thought their stuff was cooler & tougher.
    It was, but was it better? You can joke about it too, you know.
    There is always room for some laugh!
     
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  4. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Most Honored Senior Member

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    Ron Asheton, Pete Townshend or Wayne Kramer.
     
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    yOan Strat-Talk Member

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    Jimi/SRV/Buddy/John Mayer/John Frusciante
     
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    fretter Strat-Talker

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    I bought a Roadstar II because one of my roommates was getting rid of it. This was during the grunge era, although I'd been listening to strat players like Clapton, Richie Blackmore and Dave Murray (Iron Maiden) for years. My biggest strat hero was probably Jim Hendrix. My favorite strat album for years now has been Chris Anderson's Old Friend (1995). My skills are solidly stuck in the grunge era though, lol.
     
  7. Nate D

    Nate D Senior Stratmaster

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    I actually love that Strats can do it all and do it all really well. I like that you dig this... even if I like the more soulful side of things. Strats do it all!!!
     
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  8. MetalPedal

    MetalPedal Senior Stratmaster

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    David Gilmour
     
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  9. TN703800

    TN703800 Strat-Talk Member

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    Hendrix.
     
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    BuffaloHound Strat-Talker

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    Hendrix’s entire Morning Symphony Ideas Album. Frusciante’s Maggot Brain cover In the Beginning off his Empyrean album. But it was playing my dad’s almost fretless Silvertone in the basement when I realized that it doesn’t matter what brand it is.
     
  11. PeteGalaxie

    PeteGalaxie Strat-Talker

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    Jimi Hendrix.
     
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    ivan H Strat-Talker

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    Rory. Hendrix, Gilmour & Blackmore also, but mostly Rory. I cant say Clapton because his best tone by far is his Beano tone. Cheers
     
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    cshere Strat-Talk Member

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    Alex Lifeson, back in the early 80s when he played Strats.
     
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    Dave Harmon Strat-Talker

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    Tommy Crook.
    I took lessons from him when we were kids....he had a 54' Strat and I had a black Gretsch Duo-Jet.
    It took me a long time to get a Strat mainly because I thought I didn't like the middle pup getting in the way....but...eventually I forced myself to buy a new Strat that played so good it could not be denied.
     
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    F-Zero Strat-Talk Member

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    David Gilmour did it for me. I still remember hearing SOYCD and thinking yeah I need a Strat.
     
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    stratlt Strat-Talk Member

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    Richie Blackmore
     
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    Sarnodude Senior Stratmaster

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    Gilmour.
     
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    kbraker Strat-Talker

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    Dave Murray
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I've been a huge Pink Floyd fan forever, but I seem to be drawing a total blank...

    What is SOYCD?
     
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    Shine on you crazy diamond?
     
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