Better late than never! Similar to another post, I've been playing 30 years and just got my first legit Strat (Fender Elite). As a metalhead, I am usually a humbucker guy. This is a new world. Any tips of the trade will be appreciated. There is a lot of helpful info out there, but maybe there is someone here who has 'been there, done that.' I have a Mesa Mark V 35 with a 412 Recto cab, which is awesome for hard rock/metal. Anyone have any experience with this amp and a Strat? I can dial in some decent tones, but no "duck."Perhaps there is a Strat 101 for experienced guitar players thread? Also considering an amp more suited to a Strat. So far, the '65 Reverb Reissue is the leading candidate. I wanna to get the true essence of a Strat a 'heavier' edge along with the ability to get that classic sound. My current main pedals for tone are: Rat, JHS Bonsai, Keeley Compression, & MXR 10-band EQ. Looking forward to going down this rabbit hole. WOOHOO!