Fresh Meat

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by nathdaniel, Jun 14, 2020.

  1. nathdaniel

    nathdaniel Strat-Talk Member

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    New guy.

    Disclaimer: I'm not yet a Strat owner, but pondering a jump from being a Tele guy to being a Strat guy. I've always loved both, but Teles have always been home base, so to speak. I'm here to let you convince me it's worth it.
     
  2. tery

    tery Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Welcome to Strat-Talk :)
     
  3. SoulSurfer

    SoulSurfer Strat-Talk Member

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    I have both, along with others. They are so similar and so different at the same time. You can’t go wrong, unless you buy a junky one.


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  4. guitarchaeologist

    guitarchaeologist Artist Formerly Known as π Strat-Talk Supporter

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    We usually only haze Tele guys for a few years :)
    JK, welcome.
     
  5. abnormaltoy

    abnormaltoy Mouth draggin' knuckle breather Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Welcome...but, consider the guitar world through the immortal words of the Elvis song..."a little bit here, a little bit there, smorgasbord!".
     
  6. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Welcome. It's your choice not ours, find a guitar you like to play, buy it. We don't care even if you play Gibsons, if that's the way it hangs for you.
     
  7. nathdaniel

    nathdaniel Strat-Talk Member

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  8. nathdaniel

    nathdaniel Strat-Talk Member

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    Full disclosure: I'm rebooting the rig from square one after having to unload everything last year. I have to test all the waters before committing to jumping back in though, since it'll likely be my one and only for an extended period.
     
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  9. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    In that case, get something that you know you're going to be comfortable with.
     
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  10. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two Gold Member

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    Congrats on your up coming acquisition what ever it may be. The number one advice you are likely to get is to try before you buy if you can. But you probably already know this sooo… Welcome to the forum and we hope you have a pleasant stay.
     
  11. soulman969

    soulman969 Strat-Talker

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    Welcome from last years "fresh meat". The last Strat I had owned was a 66-67 sunburst obtained by way of a guitarist in my HS rock band in lieu repaying a loan I'd made to him. That was the second guitar I ended up with from another member of that band. The first was a Tele.

    I sold the Strat or traded in more bass gear (can't recall which) and kept the Tele and so on ever since through I dunno, about 9 or 10 more including those I have now. Shoulda kept a few including that first one and a '69 too but who knew then they'd be worth thousands today? :(

    Anyway, I swore that if I ever bought another it would have to be a hardtail which I figured kept me fairly safe since other than a CS model my only other choice would typically be a Robert Cray model and you don't see all that many of those around and fewer yet for sale, 'til last June.

    My jam buddy who'd heard me say once too often I'd never own another Strat calls me to say there's one at a store in Ft. Collins about 80 miles north of me. He lives nearby in Greeley so we make a day out of hitting the music stores but with a tight hold on our cash and credit cards.

    So we finally get to the shop selling the Strat and it is brand new or at best a demo that's never left a store. It still had it's hang tags, the "case candy" and the price tag at $939. I'd brought along a '95 Tele I was thinking of selling anyway and when they offered me $100 more than I'd paid for it along with a willingness to part with the Strat for about their cost it was a done deal. I couldn't pass that up or my jam buddy would have been hounding me 'til the day one of us died. So.....now I own a Strat. But only one now and forevermore. LOL
     
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    Stratafied Senior Stratmaster

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    Welcome !!
     
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  13. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Welcome to the forum and. Be sure to post pics:D
     
  14. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Welcome to ST:)

    It doesn't matter what you wear, just as long as you are there.

    A lot of us play other guitars. I myself am Stratless at the moment.
     
  15. Martin Mim

    Martin Mim Strat-O-Master

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    Welcome. Try a few before you decide, may I suggest.
     
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    Baelzebub Senior Stratmaster

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    I love both, so I have both. I have more Strats than Teles but that's only because I've found more deals on ones I liked.

    The best way to be convinced is to find one you like and then play it for awhile. Find the spot where it works for you...and keep your Tele for the places it works for you. Best of both worlds.
     
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    Baelzebub Senior Stratmaster

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    "...just don't go Stratless....Stratless in the streets..."
     
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    Wrighty Most Honored Senior Member

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    Speak for yourself Mr Bit..................Gibson’s!? Well, OK, but only if you insert ‘as well’ into that statement!
     
  19. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    We'll take anybody. We even let you in.
     
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  20. Malurkey

    Malurkey Senior Stratmaster

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    Welcome! :thumb:

    We need pictures of the Tele to complete the onboarding process, though.
     
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