Gibson versus Fender - You decide...

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Bobb, May 16, 2020.

  1. Bobb

    Bobb New Member!

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    This is a bare-bones, one take, no editing or effects, Stratocaster versus Les Paul - played through a distortion pedal into a Laney amp - one on one, you decide...

     
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  2. Michael919

    Michael919 Senior Stratmaster

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    The correct answer is: both

    Signed,

    Another owner of a white Strat and a black Les Paul
     
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    Stratoholic Senior Stratmaster

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    When you've got all that distortion, reverb/delay, and what sounds like chorus going on, every guitar will sound the same.
     
  4. Erik_C

    Erik_C Strat-Talk Member

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    With all respect but I'm not going to watch that video. I own Strats and a Les Paul and I love them all.
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    Neither, I listened to maybe 5 seconds before turning it off. It's just a racket..
     
  6. Kestrel

    Kestrel Strat-Talker Silver Member

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    Strat wins hands down, Strats are the most comfortably and well balanced guitars sitting or standing, you can also bung a couple of humbuckers and 500k pots on a strat and sound not to different from a LP, Strats and much easier to work on and you can also bung on whatever neck you want. I have owned a few LP's since the 60's and have always gone back to Strats, just don't like the shorter scale of a LP.
     
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  7. Cerb

    Cerb Anti conformist reformist

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    Nice playing! As a comparison video it's meaningless though. If you really want to compare the two you should play them clean, no overdrive, no delay, just the guitar and amp.
     
  8. David Garner

    David Garner Senior Stratmaster

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    One of each, but through a simple rig that lets the voice of each one shine through.

    All that fairy dust, you’d be as well off using a banjo or electric violin. The tone wouldn’t be any different.
     
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    Stratimimus Strat-Talker Gold Supporting Member

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    Decide what?... if one bridge pickup will suffice on either?
     
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    scooteraz Senior Stratmaster

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    Obviously the Strat. I mean this isn’t LP-talk....

    I might have had a harder time if you had a PRS in lieu of that LP....:whistling:
     
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    Stratwrangler Senior Stratmaster

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    Its not a proper les Paul.
     
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    SoulSurfer Strat-Talker

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    When it comes to that, I would play my custom Billy Bo with split coils. Best of all worlds.

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  13. wrvond

    wrvond Senior Stratmaster

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    Ok, I’ve decided.
    You should stick to Ibanez...

    :)
     
  14. nadzab

    nadzab Play Don't Worry Silver Member

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    Pointless exercise. There is no Gibson "versus" Fender as far as I'm concerned, only Gibson and Fender.
     
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    Cerb Anti conformist reformist

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    I agree. The Gibson won't be an LP though ;)
     
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    Musekatcher Senior Stratmaster

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    Uh, that might be the hidden point.
     
  17. GaryM

    GaryM Strat-Talker

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    I have four Les Pauls and four Strats. They all get along great.
     
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    Couldnt do without either really.

    Playing the Les Paul feels smooth, solid and effortless, and ya gotta love that sustain. If it were a car I'm thinking it would be a modern Mercedes AMG.

    On the other hand the Strat would be a late sixties muscle car with manual steering and brakes, it makes you work for it more but rewards with raw visceral thrills.

    Its like deciding which one of your kids you love most.
     
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  20. Hippieway

    Hippieway Strat-Talker

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    Fender Vs Gibson, they are not the same. I have Strats and LPs because they are not the same. In my hands they feel different because they are not the same. They sound different because they are not the same. Can I make one sound like the other, pretty close if I add a little of this and some of that but they are not the same. Do I prefer one over the other, yes because they are not the same. If they are not the same why do I keep reading about one over the other when they are different machines. Enjoy your personal preferences but they are not the same.