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Why should I get another strat?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by stratomatt, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. jayoldschool

    jayoldschool Mod Admin Staff Member

    Sep 13, 2011
    Canada
    Admin Post
    Do you have a red one?
    Do you have a blue one?
    Do you have a black one?
    Do you have a sunburst one?
    Do you have one with a maple neck?
    Do you have one with a rosewood neck?
    Do you have one with a 7.5 neck?
    Do you have one with a 9.5 neck?

    If you answered no to any of those questions... you need another Strat. I may have left a couple of questions out, lol
     
  2. Dmac73

    Dmac73 Strat-Talker

    Age:
    45
    110
    May 29, 2018
    Indiana
    I would add Oly white to that. Lol
     
  3. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Strat-Talker

    478
    Oct 16, 2018
    Tacoma in two weeks
    Because you really, really want to.
     
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  4. jayoldschool

    jayoldschool Mod Admin Staff Member

    Sep 13, 2011
    Canada
    Admin Post
    yes... I have been avoiding asking myself that exact question... must control the gas
     
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  5. LOSTVENTURE

    LOSTVENTURE Strat-O-Master

    737
    Jun 15, 2007
    CHARLOTTE, NC
    If you don't have all of the AV and AVRI models, an EJ and an EC, and maybe a couple of Custom Shop models, then you need another Strat. But, don't hesitate to throw in at least one Tele for a little variety.
     
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  6. Sarnodude

    Sarnodude Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 26, 2015
    Mukilteo
    I just built a dual humbucker partscaster with coil splitting. It can rock a little harder than a stock s-s-s strat.
    The advantage is to have a strat like object that sounds different than my other two strats.
     
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  7. artgtr

    artgtr Senior Stratmaster

    Aug 18, 2013
    WURTSBORO, NY
    Well the answer should be - Why shouldn’t I get another Strat, & another, & another, & a CS & a MB & than a Vintage, than another CS!
     
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  8. Silvercrow

    Silvercrow Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 6, 2014
    Bucks County, Pa.
    The question could be...have you seen the new Fender replacement line for the 'former' American Special?

    Macawber type Tele (humbucker in neck) just like my FAVORITE of all time Tele I shouldn't have sold...SORRY- MY gas got in the way..back to YOU, OP...

    YOU could score a good used American Special or just blow the wad and get the new Am. Special replacement for $1099.00 new. Be darned if I can remember the name of the new line...o_O:mad:

    Brian
     
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  9. Silvercrow

    Silvercrow Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 6, 2014
    Bucks County, Pa.
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  10. Martins Strat

    Martins Strat Strat-Talker

    191
    Jul 28, 2018
    UK
    If playing guitar makes you happy and it's not going to cripple your finances then why not?

    Do you ever need another guitar? Probably not. But sometimes it's good just to get something you want.

    In summer I bought my first new Strat for over 20 years and I freakin' love it!!!
     
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  11. stratomatt

    stratomatt Strat-Talker

    327
    Sep 23, 2010
    San Diego
    Thanks Brian. This is a really good idea and I am going to re-think my plan. I'd probably have to sell a guitar to make it work and I have a Schecter Hellraiser I planned on selling anyway. That American Special looks like it would be perfect!
     
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  12. DickBanks

    DickBanks Strat-Talker

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    372
    May 2, 2017
    Olathe, KS
    A bit like going to a bar and asking if you should have another drink...
     
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  13. DickBanks

    DickBanks Strat-Talker

    Age:
    57
    372
    May 2, 2017
    Olathe, KS
    Beware the PRS path--you may NEVER return!
     
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  14. Andrew Wasson

    Andrew Wasson Strat-Talker

    Age:
    54
    338
    Nov 6, 2018
    Vancouver, Canada
    Why should you get another Strat?

    I’d say you should get another Strat if it provides something your existing Strat doesn’t. It could be aesthetics, a different neck or different tones but regardless, I’m sure you’ll know what it is.
     
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  15. Martins Strat

    Martins Strat Strat-Talker

    191
    Jul 28, 2018
    UK
    From your avatar you have a similar pairing to me.... a classic combination!!
     
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  16. archetype

    archetype Strat-O-Master

    846
    Nov 26, 2016
    Williamsville NY
    I believe that thinking of guitars as "entry level" or "mid level" skews the thinking. I've got some great Fenders and Gibsons, but my Squier Stratocasters currently get most of my playing time because they're well-constructed instruments that speak to me and do what I want (within the range of my laughable skills).

    By all means, get whatever you want. In this forum we're ready facilitators of that addiction, as many (most?) of us are irretrievably addicted. Just give it a try without thinking of levels or what's better. Just go at it from the standpoint of "how do I want it to sound, feel, and play?"
     
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  17. Tim S

    Tim S Strat-Talker

    454
    Dec 31, 2015
    NYS
    Oh.. just pick up a used SE -- that first taste is practically free! :sneaky:
     
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  18. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    For me, the question would be why shouldn't I get another Strat?

    Given the different woods and finishes involved it would be darn near impossible to not have some hole in the lineup.
     
  19. stratomatt

    stratomatt Strat-Talker

    327
    Sep 23, 2010
    San Diego
    Well said. I'm still a little blown away at how good my squier is after a setup. For that matter, I have an epiphone lp special p90 that is a really nice, and I got it when musicians friend was blowing them out for about $100. But, I think for budget guitars, Squiers are amazing.
     
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  20. Bowmap

    Bowmap Senior Stratmaster - Really? Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2017
    Where?
    You DO NOT WANT another strat.

    I want them all. :)