New guitar advice.

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Olliegeorge, May 21, 2020.

  1. Olliegeorge

    Olliegeorge Strat-Talk Member

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    Hey,
    I recently sold a fender Fsr Strat for a great price and am looking to get a new guitar. I have always been a strat man.
    This might be controversial but I also own a prs silver sky and it has blown my mind. The neck is incredible on it. I want to buy a new strat but am worried that I will be comparing it to the prs now.
    do you think I’m better off getting something really different like a p90 guitar or Humbucker. Thoughts?
     
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    CyFan4036 Strat-O-Master

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  3. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Senior Stratmaster

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    It's tough to say without knowing your situation. In addition to the neck, does the Silver Sky give you satisfying Strat sounds?
     
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  4. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    If I could get another guitar right now, it would be a Vintera 70’s Strat, or another HM Strat. Happy shopping!
     
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    myredstrat Strat-O-Master

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    limited edition prs SE one
     
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  6. smithstrato

    smithstrato Senior Stratmaster

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    Alternate universe.... humbucker and p-90.
    Going to get mine tomorrow ..inca silver
     
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    BuffaloHound Strat-Talker

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    Why did you sell the Fender?
    What do you like about the PRS?
    Do you already own a guitar with humbuckers?
    Do you own an acoustic?
     
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  8. White Dog

    White Dog Strat-Talk Member

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    I'll tell you my experience.
    I've been playing for 38 years. when you find the FEEL you like best, it's best to stick with that FEEL.
    For example: If it's a 9.5 Maple fretboard radius, or a 12 radius fretboard with Rosewood.....etc...stick with that. You already know you like that.
    Pickups, are a "dime a dozen"---figure that out later.
    #FEEL

    P.S- I like it when OTHER people play through 'P-90's" (love to the Black Crows), but i hate them under my fingers.
     
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  9. Believer7713

    Believer7713 The Modern Day Frankenstein Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Did you say strat and P90's in the same post?
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    Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
     
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    scozz Strat-Talk Member

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    SlyStrat Strat-Talker

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    Never wanted a PRS and never will.
     
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    Jackobeam Strat-Talker

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    I had a PRS Vela for a while and the neck was super nice and it was light and different, but when it all came down to it, the vibe and history of the Fender was what I wanted. Something about it, it can't be explained, it's the real deal, PRS is a great guitar company but it's too slick for me. I've never played the Silver Sky, huge Mayer fan and I'm sure I'd like the sound and feel. But for me, it would never be the same. I'm surprised Mayer can play them when he grew up a Fender guy.
     
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  13. Miotch

    Miotch Senior Stratmaster

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    I understand. I wanted to hate the Silver Sky because the reverse headstock flows against the body design. Then I made the mistake of playing one. Ooh La La, it was nice.

    I've been playing my old CE22 more than my Strats lately. Part of it is because of the humbuckers, part of it is because it just plays so nice and part of it is because I'm just too lazy to put it up and get a Strat out of its case.

    Since I have 3 S-type guitars already, I would be looking at an LP if I was looking to get another guitar. Mainly because I've always loved them and never owned a Gibson of any sort.

    Guess it depends on what sound you are looking for. As much as I loved playing the Silver Sky, it didn't feel that much different than my well-set-up Strat or my G&L. Maybe you should also look at a nice G&L or Suhr if you want to stay with another S-type guitar. But I still love all my S-type guitars. It's just that I can only play one at a time.
     
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  14. chicago slim

    chicago slim Strat-O-Master

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    I'm both a Strat and PRS player. I go with SSS Strat's with a maple neck and painted finish, and PRS for humbuckers, rosewood necks and transparent finishes. I wanted the guitars to be as different as possible.

    As a working guitar player, a mainly played PRS guitars when playing for recording artists and studio. I needed a great neck, that allowed me to play at my best and a guitar that I had faith in, staying in tune, with tremolo work. While fronting an armature band or giving guitar lessons, I often played a Strat.

    I'm now 67 years old, retired, and I'm back to being more of a Strat guy. 7 Strat's to 4 PRS guitars. I consider a Parts Caster Strat to be my main guitar. But, my answer is yes, to both.

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  15. Wrighty

    Wrighty Most Honored Senior Member

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    If PRS offered me all the guitars I wanted I wouldn't find it too difficult to ditch Fender..................or, at least, make it appear that I'd ditched Fender! Bet he's got a stash of them indoors and away from folks!
     
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    jtoomuch Strat-O-Master

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    That's a really pretty Strat.
     
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    Willmunny Strat-Talker

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    And for sale eh?
     
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  18. Ebidis

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

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    Buy a Tele.

    I'm serious.
     
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  19. Believer7713

    Believer7713 The Modern Day Frankenstein Strat-Talk Supporter

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    It is. I wasn't trying to plug it here but since you brought it up...:whistling:
     
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    easterik Strat-Talk Member

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    I love PRS guitars and think they're awesome...not so much the price of PRS guitars.
     
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