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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Jacob95amstd, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. Jacob95amstd

    Jacob95amstd Strat-Talker

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    I'm almost afraid to gig mine. Lol It's so nice. I've almost thought about getting an american special to beat up. 20190602_001028.jpg
     
  2. Dadocaster

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    Eric Johnson does.
     
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  3. circles

    circles humaniod life form Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Hah! I know what you mean. I don't want a scuff on my new EOB Strat! lol

    Just play the darn thing. At some point, something's going to nick it, let you be the one to mojo it!
     
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  4. Jacob95amstd

    Jacob95amstd Strat-Talker

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    I got this a few weeks ago in a trade and didn't immediately bond with it with the intention of selling it. This thing redefined what a strat should be to me. Just so resonant and the fretboard just is so smooth.
     
  5. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Senior Stratmaster

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    I got an American Special to gig with. Still getting used to the huge frets. Zzounds knocked a couple of hundred bucks off for me. It used to be a Squier for my gigging guitar, but this is just so much better. I had an EJ strat, but to me it was too nice.
     
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  6. Jacob95amstd

    Jacob95amstd Strat-Talker

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    See if I found a decent American Standard that I agreed with tonally, I'd probably sell the ej or justify buying a deluxe reverb amp. Oh GAS.
     
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  7. Ferpie

    Ferpie Strat-O-Master

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    A couple years ago I had a mim to toss in the van when I was going out, it was the most basic strat you could think of, bust and rosewood board. I used my deluxe for studio and home use. Playing bars and outside really takes tolls on your instrument .

    I think if you go outside just a couple times a year it might be worth it to pull out the big guns for the fun of it, but otherwise to be honest, there never was a time where I felt anyone gave a **** what I was actually playing as long as I was in tune anyway.
     
  8. Jacob95amstd

    Jacob95amstd Strat-Talker

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    I'm with you. I'm on the fence about it.
     
  9. jrbirdman

    jrbirdman Senior Stratmaster

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    Well all of my fubars have come from either practice of at home...none during a gig.
    So if you have an EJ play it...
     
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    Ferpie Strat-O-Master

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    Alcool is cheaper at home
     
  11. Jacob95amstd

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    This guitar already has a few marks on it from previous owner's fubars. That being said, the idea of a $1500 guitar around drunk hillbillies makes me cringe.
     
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    Mr. Grabby Strat-Talker

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    Every show since i inherited it..Several of those shows were lousy with drunk hillbillies....
     
  13. Will Lefeurve

    Will Lefeurve Senior Stratmaster

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    Must say that I've gigged all of my guitars, and I've had some really nice (expensive) ones in my time. I never gave it a second thought. Nor did I ever think of things like resale value, and still don't..

    My guitars are for playing anywhere, and I like it that way. Once things start getting 'precious' it detracts from the original concept of owning a guitar.. playing it.. both for you and others who may want to listen, enjoy.. :thumb::D
     
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    sonny wolf Senior Stratmaster

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    That guitar is begging to acquire some mojo by being played and loved.That nitro will wear so nicely as you put your personal vibe on it.
     
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    I got mine used earlier this year. It’s a 2012 and it’s been played out by a previous owner. It’s got some scuffs and scratches. Nothing too bad and not really noticeable but it’s not pristine. I’m using it to record a bunch of original material with a bandmate from my last band but if I were playing out. I’d take it and my black 94 MIM as a backup. It’s an amazing guitar.
     
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    Textele Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    If I had an original Shelby Cobra, I would drive it everywhere.

    Gig the living, you know what, out of that EJ!

    Life is too short not to use your best.
     
  17. Jacob95amstd

    Jacob95amstd Strat-Talker

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    The neck feel on these are just amazing. I really like the tone control on the bridge too.
     
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    I gig my 2007.....but only if I know the venue.
     
  19. Will Lefeurve

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    I can totally relate to what you’re saying. I was just thinking this morning that there are some guitars in my collection that don’t get out of their case very often because I’m scared of putting a ding in them. But because of that they rarely get played so what’s the point of owning them if I don’t enjoy them to their fullest.
     
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