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Why people have all these Strats?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by sadmoodyfrazier, Jan 26, 2019.

  1. sadmoodyfrazier

    sadmoodyfrazier Strat-Talker

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    I know what you say. I have 2 main strats and my very first lady that is a strat too but I don't play it anymore. Anyway one of the two has alnico III pickups and a very 50's twangy sound and the other one has alnico V with a more hot and warm sound in the style of late 60's.
     
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  2. arcticstrat

    arcticstrat Senior Stratmaster

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    "Why people have all these Strats?"

    I don't know, to keep the SGs company??

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  3. sadmoodyfrazier

    sadmoodyfrazier Strat-Talker

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    Now we're talking! :D
     
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    brians Senior Stratmaster

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    Honestly, I'm still battling to play one properly.......

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    stratcpo Senior Stratmaster

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    Is there a limited number of Strats one can own? I don't think so. I have a few and might add another when one strikes my fancy. ENJOY!!!
     
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    Electgumbo Lost Planet Airman Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Yeah but the flame top Custom Shop Gibson ES-175 is pretty nice too.
     
  7. rgbedard

    rgbedard non-compliant Strat-Talk Supporter

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    My Strats are probably the most comfortable guitars I own. Of the 9 guitars/basses I own, 2 are strats. Of those two, one is an Am Deluxe and one is a Japanese Strat XII. My guitars are all pretty different from one another. I guess I see them somewhere between a tool and a work of art ... they can be both, or either ... not really looking to increase my collection ... there are definitely things I would like, but I already have instruments that rarely come out of their cases.
     
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  8. dogypup

    dogypup Strat-Talk Member

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    Each strat has a different personality. I get a different feeling when I'm playing my strats
     
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    albala Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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  10. rfguy

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    I have 5+ Strats because Maple Necks with HB's sound/play different then Rosewood with P90's, etc and for a lot less then a lot of other non-standardized guitars. There are other great guitars for the price, but Strat/Teles can be modded for a lot less $$$.
     
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    Personally I’d rather have one Strat and half a dozen different amps than one ampcand half a dozen strats... personally I think the sonic differences between traditional configuration strats are overstated and easily overcome at the amp...
     
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    Works for me, collect everything! :D
     
  13. Namelyguitar

    Namelyguitar Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    They are a thing of beauty!

    Speaking of practice vs. admiring a guitar without playing it, when I realized that more than a couple of my electrics were a black color (my least favorite guitar finish), it occurred to me that guitars are better tools if played more, and admired less for their color.
     
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    3bolt79 Senior Stratmaster

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    Of the four that I have two are American, and the other two are imports. The imports got nodded. The imports are for giving. But there are a number of other import guitars that I want.
     
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    harrysmo Senior Stratmaster

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    Because I can only have one life.
     
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    The-Kid Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    But theres maple and rosewood...and pau ferro now....

    HSS vs SSS vs Noisless....


    More strats more tones.

    Thats why have 10 plus strats....

    Plus you also wants strats that are the same spec to be around....just in case something happens to the other 2-3 that are identical.
     
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  17. sadmoodyfrazier

    sadmoodyfrazier Strat-Talker

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    You won.
     
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    This thread is best replied to with a riddle:

    Q: How many Strats does a guitar player need?

    A: Just one more.
     
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    Except for a stage backup guitar, 2 guitars that sound the same, or close, doesn't really interest me much. Even my main backup for years, I had some kind of "noiseless" like lace or emg or whatever, for those places that were just noise factories. So, different even there.
     
  20. Namelyguitar

    Namelyguitar Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    That is true for some of us!

    Examples are HSS in the bridge, 24 frets, or a different radius. The 1990 Yamaha has locking nut and Floyd Rose bridge.

    Go Blue! :thumb:

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