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Which is most important to you?

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Ebidis, Aug 24, 2017.

  1. Ebidis

    Ebidis Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    51
    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    The sound of a guitar, or the feel?

    For me it's the sound. I can pretty much dial in the feel of a decently made guitar, but if the sound does not have some character, and does not make me want to play it, I will send it on it's way.
     

  2. Rastus

    Rastus Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 1, 2014
    Australia
    Comfort IMO is the reason why over time, you'll discover that you favor one guitar over another. This means you can play it for longer periods, without the "pain" or awkwardness.

    The sound is easy to change IMO. New strings, or brand of strings, & particularly the gauge of the strings have a marked change in sound or tone, well before forking out $$$ for a new guitar on the shelf, that just happens to have less-old strings on it than the one next to it that plays better...

    My $00:01,

    Rastus
     

  3. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 10, 2014
    Initech, Inc.
    I can't really separate the two, it's like asking, "what's the most important part of the car, engine or transmission." Well, um, yes.
    If it doesn't feel good, there's a few things that can be done such as setup, but that won't change a neck profile I don't on with or poor balance. Likewise with sound. Maybe pickups or other upgrades will sound good; maybe the guitar's just a dud and won't ever give you what you're looking for.
     
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  4. The Strat Dude

    The Strat Dude Duderino Strat-Talk Supporter

    Is it a stick or automatic?:whistling:
     
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  5. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 10, 2014
    Initech, Inc.
    What kind of car?
     
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  6. The Strat Dude

    The Strat Dude Duderino Strat-Talk Supporter

    91' Escourt
     
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  7. sertshark

    sertshark Strat-Talk Member

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    May 11, 2014
    Oakdale, CA
    Great question. I want to say the sound, but you can add effects, change amp, etc. I'd also like to say feel, but I think we all can agree even a guitar that feels odd can eventually become more comfortable as you develop muscle memory from playing it. So I say FEEL. No wait, I say SOUND. No, I say FEEL or SOUND depending upon my mood that day!
     
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  8. Nate D

    Nate D Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    37
    Apr 2, 2016
    Ohio
    Shouldn't it be "what's more important to you?" The comparative vs the superlative?

    Regardless, my response is both :)
     
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  9. Ebidis

    Ebidis Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    Truthfully, I wasn't sure, and I flipped a coin. It's been a long time since English, Grammar, and Composition class. :D
     
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  10. Ebidis

    Ebidis Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    You cannot pick both. Choose a side and commit. ;)
     

  11. Ebidis

    Ebidis Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
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    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
     
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  12. felis

    felis Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 27, 2013
    Antwerp/Belgium
    The feel, (I can even be more specific :)) of the neck.
     

  13. Nate D

    Nate D Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    37
    Apr 2, 2016
    Ohio
    Ok, the feel. Guitars that feel good generally sound good. :)
     
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  14. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member

    First consideration, the price.
    Second consideration, the price.
    Third consideration, the price.

    After that, yes.
     
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  15. supersoldier71

    supersoldier71 Strat-Talk Member

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    70
    Nov 29, 2009
    Fayetteville, NC
    The answer is, of course, the neck. If the neck is comfortable, I can probably play whatever I want to play, if not, no go.
     
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  16. The Strat Dude

    The Strat Dude Duderino Strat-Talk Supporter

    For me it's like a checklist not one or the other, you pick up a guitar and weigh all things.
    -is it hideous
    - Is it a boat anchor
    - does the neck have a compatible neck profile
    - are there any obvious defects
    - is it resonant ( caviot, are the strings old and rusty)
    - does it make sound
    - does it make pleasant sound
    All of these things are equally important, except for if it's hideous (to me) I will not pick it up. So looks are more important than substance!
    (tone is in the color!)
     
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  17. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 10, 2014
    Initech, Inc.
    I'd recommend a new car. ;)
     

  18. Ebidis

    Ebidis Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    51
    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    So, going by your logic (looks are most important), My guitars are way better than yours. :p:p:p:p:D
     
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  19. The Strat Dude

    The Strat Dude Duderino Strat-Talk Supporter

    I will trade ya for your Gretsch :whistling:
     
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  20. The Strat Dude

    The Strat Dude Duderino Strat-Talk Supporter

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