Decisions...

Discussion in 'Squier Strat Forum' started by Lucius Paisley, Sep 23, 2021.

  1. Lucius Paisley

    Lucius Paisley Strat-Talker

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    Since I bought my Player Strat, I'm struggling to decide whether or not I should sell this.

    2010 Affinity w/ loaded pickguard from 2002 Squier Standard. I'd also taken to the body with a kitchen scourer to knock off the gloss and bring out the colour.

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    It looks nice, it plays nice, and sounds much "darker" than the Player. My original intent was to turn this into my "workhorse" guitar, but it looks like I'm not going to have time enough to do that if I'm going to spend any decent amount of time with the other guitars I have.

    Anyway, all said, now I have my Player series guitar, do I really need this slightly different sounding guitar?
     
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  2. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    You won't miss it at all.



    Until it's gone.
     
  3. ThreeChordWonder

    ThreeChordWonder Senior Stratmaster

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    ^ What he said.
     
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  4. Lucius Paisley

    Lucius Paisley Strat-Talker

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    FACE THE WRATH OF TOM KEIFER!

     
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  5. Lucius Paisley

    Lucius Paisley Strat-Talker

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    That doesn't happen very often. I've flipped quite a few guitars over the last couple of years and don't miss any of those.
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    I've never flipped a guitar in my life, unless you count the SG that went down the stairs...
     
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  7. cranky

    cranky Senior Stratmaster

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    I say give it freely to a kid dying to learn
     
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  8. Lucius Paisley

    Lucius Paisley Strat-Talker

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    You mean like the Make A Wish Foundation?
     
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  9. cranky

    cranky Senior Stratmaster

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    Hmmm . . . sure. I hope that wasn't a joke.

    Really I was just thinking about maybe knowing somebody who knows somebody who wants to learn but can't afford a guitar to learn on.

    No offense, but it's only an Affinity. I would consider that a negligible dollar amount in the grand scheme of things. One of those areas in life where good will, rather than money, is what makes the world go round.
     
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  10. pn8830

    pn8830 Strat-Talker

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    For me it would depend on having a personal connection with the instrument. I sold a bunch of guitars and only once I had regrets. And that time I did not even sell it, I gifted it, not listening to the voices in my head that were telling me not to do it. But oh well, what's done is done. Dunno, maybe you'll need a guitar with alternative tuning one day and you could use it. So unless you really need money or it's taking too much space I say keep it. It's a decent looking guitar.
     
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  11. Bakelite1

    Bakelite1 Strat-Talker

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    I'd dissect it and rebuild it with interesting components. Guitar Fetish has some stuff that would change your guitar's demeanor. Or, no dollar mods! Trying new wiring schemes can be done for free. I made a treble bleed circuit for, like one dollar!

    I really think guitars are too much fun to just let go for low dollars, although the pay it forward idea has a lot of merit.
     
  12. archetype

    archetype Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Hang onto it...

    - Keep it tuned to D, or...
    - Keep it tuned to an open chord, or...
    - Set it up for slide, or...

    ...and you'll find that it's really not redundant. It can lead you to places you didn't know you needed to go to.
     
  13. Slacker G

    Slacker G Strat-O-Master

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    Don't play it for 6 months. Then play it again before you decide to get rid of it.