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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

    Age:
    32
    280
    Sep 23, 2018
    Italy
    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 Strat-O-Master

    958
    Feb 6, 2016
    USA
    "Why people have all these Strats?"

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

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  3. sadmoodyfrazier

    sadmoodyfrazier Strat-Talker

    Age:
    32
    280
    Sep 23, 2018
    Italy
    Now we're talking! :D
     
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  4. brians

    brians Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    49
    Nov 28, 2016
    ZA
    Honestly, I'm still battling to play one properly.......

    Sent from my HUAWEI VNS-L22 using Tapatalk
     
  5. stratcpo

    stratcpo Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    65
    Jan 19, 2010
    coastal Maine
    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!!!
     
  6. Electgumbo

    Electgumbo Lost Planet Airman Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 26, 2010
    Scott La.
    @sadmoodyfrazier
    Yeah but the flame top Custom Shop Gibson ES-175 is pretty nice too.
     
  7. rgbedard

    rgbedard Strat-Talker Strat-Talk Supporter

    242
    Feb 3, 2018
    Santa Cruz, CA
    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

    44
    Dec 12, 2011
    Each strat has a different personality. I get a different feeling when I'm playing my strats
     
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  9. albala

    albala Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 10, 2012
    stamford, CT
    Dimarzio Areas
    Dimarzio blade types
    Duncan Classic Stacks
    Lace Golds
    Lace Hot Golds
    Fender '57/'62s
    Fender Am Std.
     
  10. rfguy

    rfguy New Member!

    3
    Jul 17, 2018
    North Carolina
    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 $$$.
     
  11. Mr C

    Mr C Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    45
    Feb 17, 2016
    New Zealand
    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...
     
  12. arcticstrat

    arcticstrat Strat-O-Master

    958
    Feb 6, 2016
    USA
    Works for me, collect everything! :D
     
  13. Namelyguitar

    Namelyguitar Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    61
    Jun 3, 2009
    Mobile Bay
    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.
     
  14. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 16, 2018
    Tacoma in two weeks
    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.
     
  15. harrysmo

    harrysmo Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 12, 2009
    Memphis, TN
    Because I can only have one life.
     
  16. The-Kid

    The-Kid Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    28
    Feb 15, 2014
    SO CAL USA
    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

    Age:
    32
    280
    Sep 23, 2018
    Italy
    You won.
     
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  18. DickBanks

    DickBanks Strat-Talker

    Age:
    58
    427
    May 2, 2017
    Olathe, KS
    This thread is best replied to with a riddle:

    Q: How many Strats does a guitar player need?

    A: Just one more.
     
  19. ripgtr

    ripgtr Most Honored Senior Member

    Feb 16, 2012
    austin
    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

    Age:
    61
    Jun 3, 2009
    Mobile Bay
    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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