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NGD - Acoustic Guy Goes Electric

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Rev Roy, Feb 4, 2020.

  1. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Senior Stratmaster

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    Beautiful addition to the family! Welcome aboard!
     
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  2. mapleglo

    mapleglo Senior Stratmaster

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    Beautiful, my favorite combo of features, maple fretboard, single coil pickups, and ash body. Congrats!
     
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  3. antitype

    antitype Strat-Talker

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    Very nice!
     
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  4. jtoomuch

    jtoomuch Strat-Talker

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    Really nice guitar.Congratulations and welcome to the Strat fraternity.
     
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  5. Rev Roy

    Rev Roy Strat-Talk Member

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    This electric stuff is all new to me and I’m strictly a hobbyist (playing at home 99% of the time) so I want to get to know this little beauty for awhile before I sink serious money into a nice amp, pedals, etc. Thus for now I’m just going to use a Fender Champion 50XL.
     
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  6. Rev Roy

    Rev Roy Strat-Talk Member

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    Thanks much for the warm welcome, folks. Looking forward to hanging out here and soaking up your collective wisdom.
     
  7. Sparque

    Sparque Strat-Talk Member

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    The Fender Champion 50XL is a perfectly respectable amplifier.

    And only 19 pounds gross weight.

    I would gladly gig with one.
    (mic'ed to the PA with a Shure 57)

    :)
     
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  8. shupe13

    shupe13 Senior Stratmaster

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    Congrats!

    Welcome!!

    Sent from my REVVLPLUS C3701A using Tapatalk
     
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  9. sonny wolf

    sonny wolf Senior Stratmaster

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    Great choice for a first electric...that is very pretty.Congratulations!!
     
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  10. gitapik

    gitapik Strat-Talk Member

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    Beautiful guitar!

    I was primarily a fingerstyle/classical guitarist forever. Got into electric about 7 years into it. Used Les Paul at a ridiculous price.

    My first Strat came about 4 years later. After decades of rosewood, the maple fingerboard completely threw me.

    But I loved the sound so much that I more then just “stuck with it” and, man: it was sooooo worth that extra effort.

    Enjoy, man. It’s all great!
     
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  11. jimmym2990

    jimmym2990 New Member!

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    Beautiful.. I have the exact same Strat. Love it to death. The tone from the V-Mod pickups is incredible. Have fun!
     
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  12. RhinestoneStrat

    RhinestoneStrat Strat-Talker

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    That is a real nice guitar and the finish looks beautiful! You can think of yourself like Bob Dylan who was an acoustic guy for so long. Then when he switched to electric...of course it was a Strat.:)
     
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  13. Jrush

    Jrush New Member!

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    That is one of the most ridiculous and erroneous comments I have ever seen in a STRAT forum. You might as well have said “waste your money on a piece of crap guitar that will frustrate and discourage you first”
     
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  14. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two. Gold Member

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    The only burst I like. Beautiful Guitar. Yeah it is a lot of fun exploring the soundscape that electrics open up to you. I am at year 2+ and discovering stuff all the time. Congrats and have fun with it. What amp are you using?
     
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  15. smithstrato

    smithstrato Senior Stratmaster

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    Ashtastic grain! Wonderful choice.
    That and a good amp can go far.
    Congrats!
     
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  16. sandgren

    sandgren Strat-Talker

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    Congrats with your new guitar. If you had removed the label and claimed it was an Elite, I'd believe you!

    My Elite looks almost identical:

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  17. Wrighty

    Wrighty Most Honored Senior Member

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    Judas!....................and welcome to the dark side!
     
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  18. Violeiro

    Violeiro Strat-Talker Strat-Talk Supporter

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    @Rev Roy that is a beautiful strat, congrats....Are you on UMGF as well?

    Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
     
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  19. Dewey

    Dewey Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Very nice, congratulations.
     
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  20. Rev Roy

    Rev Roy Strat-Talk Member

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    Yep...and a lot of time on AGF, too.


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