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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Raphael256, May 16, 2019.
Im aiming for New Player series strat. Im a tele guy from tpdri. What do i need to known
It's not a tele. there are more pups and when set up right it will probably feel more slinky or sloppy in the action.
Really, what are your questions about the transition?
Just need to know what you like...
I Wonder if bridge is enough strong to play some heavier music. I known tele bridge can do metal
To me, as a long time Tele player who recently got Strat Fever®, the strat has a wider, most subtle palette than a Tele. There's a richness and rounded quality to the sound, versus the Tele's edges. Not better, but very different.
Can Player strat handle overdriven sounds like soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Tool, smashing pumpkins
The Strat wrote the book on overdriven sound.
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If you want a bridge+neck pickup combination like a Telecaster, go for a Strat with 7-way switching (plus that also gives you all 3 pickups at the same time).
If going for alternate wiring I also like to use push pulls for series wiring between the neck and middle and between the bridge and middle.
lol.....I been doin heavy on strats for a long time.
this is a stock 1987 strat plus.
Smashing pumpkins and pearl jam music was all writen and recorded mostly on Strats
I dont find them overdriven that much
Dave Murray,Iron Maidens lead guitarist olays nothing but Strats that would be more over driven
Richie Blackmore,Deep Purple,Rainbow nothing but Strats
Ygnwie Melesten,,,,nothing but strats
Ya ever hear of Jimi Hendrix?
He could get,,,,a little overdriven
There isnt anything a Strat cant do,,if you need more bright,colletive sound and a players series stock pick ups aren’t enough a minor bridge pick up swap and your in business
Dont over think it,,,just do it
My partscaster has Kinman pickups and Kinman's K-9 wiring harness, which offers a push pot that gives series wiring between the bridge & middle. It sounds more like a humbucker and gives an interesting tone.. I like that it's more versatile. Kinman's K-9 also has a blender pot that can bring in the neck pickup in any combination (giving 7-way sounds), even with the bridge & middle in series. Makes for some interesting tones.
Lets not forget Ritchie Blackmore.
I didnt ; )
or David Gilmour
Tell us your likes, such as fret size, tonality characteristics,
Vintage type qualities - eg tuner captures, pristine vs roadworn etc. AND what is your budget ( if any ). Humbucker vs single coils or a mix - etc etc.
Sit down and think about what you like ( or think you may like ) and then tell us.
Some on here will better advise you.
some strats even come with humbuckers
@heltershelton has Tele fever these days.
Play what you have before you start modifying things. Decide what you like and don't like about your Strat as-is first. People here often like to start with the modifications for new Strat players, which makes zero sense to me. If you bought a Strat, try it out first to experience a "standard" Strat. Then go from there.