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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Stratty, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. Stratty

    Stratty Senior Stratmaster

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    Here's an opportunity to share an unpopular opinion you have about guitar! I'll go first.

    I hate acoustics with cutaways, to me it looks stupid, regardless of how much actual soloing you do down there.
     
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    BelairPlayer Strat-Talker

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    The CNC machines in China work the same as the CNC machines in Indonesia work the same as the CNC machines in Mexico work the same as the CNC machines in America.
     
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    ashcastermetal Senior Stratmaster

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    That wood DOES affect tone, strats are the best for every genre (including metal). Single coils sound better than humbuckers always. Having too many pedals are ridiculous. Custom shop strats are stupid, partscasters are the best. A fender logo on an aftermarket neck is cool. John Mayer is a pompous arse. Light strings are better, two point tremolos are no better than vintage 6 screw. I could easily go on "I view the strat like an acoustic instrument. It's up to you to get the sounds" Y.J.M.
     
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    Viking inLA Most Honored Senior Member

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    Hey now......Are you telling me that the CNC machines dont know what country they are in while working?????
     
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    smurph1 Senior Stratmaster

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    A split coil humbucker sounds just like a regular single coil.. :)
     
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    Viking inLA Most Honored Senior Member

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    A good guitar player with a hand me down guitar and crappy amp, will always be better than a crappy guitar player with 10K worth of gear.

    Moral of the story....Play guitar.
     
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    DrZ_man Senior Stratmaster

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    Tone is in the gear, skill is in the fingers, music is in the soul....;)
     
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    ezrocks4u Senior Stratmaster

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    I don't know, I think that opinion is pretty mainstream ;)
     
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    RockerXDX Senior Stratmaster

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    He said everything for me except, I don't agree with the parts I took out.

    I'll also add, you're not a real guitar player unless you play acoustic and electric in at least one form.

    (I know classical/flamenco players who play electric bass to toughen up their fingers for strength)

    Stings do make different sounds, guitars do make different sounds, Gibson and Fender aren't POS in modern day production.
     
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    albala Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    some day Strat Plusses will be desirable.

    so will Highway Ones and Selects
     
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    Viking inLA Most Honored Senior Member

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    hahaha......Not on sites like this.
     
  12. davidKOS

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    Y'all said it first!

    We have better guitars on the whole now than ever due to the CNC machines.

    And we realize in our heart of hearts that expensive gear alone doesn't make music, the player does.
     
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    ezrocks4u Senior Stratmaster

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    However, the expensive gear makes the guitarist happy ;)
    That said, I have less than $600 or so of equipment, mainly because I do not own any "good" guitars. I spent most of that on amps LOL
     
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    carver Gone strangling Strat-Talk Supporter

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    If you think bass is easy, then you are doing it wrong.

    Bass player writes catchy riff with a wicked groove, no one notices..


    guitar player bends his b string and adds in a widdly, everyone goes ape ****.


    A modern amp trying to sound like a vintage amp should not cost more than the actual vintage amp they are trying to replicate.

    folks spend way too much time looking at their instruments and touching every bend in the body. looking for flaws?? on an instrument you love the sound of to only find one and all of a sudden start revamping everything about the instrument you used to love to finish and find out that the guitar for some reason sounds and plays different now. thats crazy stuff.


    ordering a custom from a luthier, and before it even gets to you you have plans on modifying it... its a freakin custom.... why would you order it if you didnt ask for what you wanted.
     
  15. sam_in_cali

    sam_in_cali Scream for me Strat-Talk! Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Personally, I'll be glad when the whole 'djent'/8-string guitar, drop-whatever tuning fad fades away. Gawd, just saying that makes me sound old...
     
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    carver Gone strangling Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Yeah "djent" can eat a pile of crud.


    But those 7 and 8 strings are also incredible for jazz.
     
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    Eddie Van Halen didn't invent tapping. Mike Oldfield invented metal guitar. Clapton sounded better on vintage Strats than on his signature series. Every Pink Floyd related decision Roger Waters made was the right one. His guitar playing aside, Hendrix should have never been allowed near a microphone. John Mayer is not awful. Stevie Ray Vaughan never got a good guitar sound live. Humbuckers make everyone sound the same. Jazz music is a bunch of musicians all soloing at the same time in different tempos and keys.
     
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    An amp with a solid state preamp isn't worth buying.

    HSS strats have a much better bridge sound than SSS strats. (But a humbucker in a Tele bridge defeats the whole point of buying a Tele.)

    Resonators sound better than typical acoustics.

    Boutique pedals are almost always a waste of money.
     
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    Green Craig Senior Stratmaster

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    ...I was actually on my way into Sidewinders' to start this exact same thread. Weeeird...


    Anyway:
    -I appreciate the timeless designs of the Tele, Strat, Lester, and SG, but I really, really dig the funny, wild shapes...Gibby's Explorer, Flying V, Futura; Fender's Duosonic, Maverick, Toronado, etc.
    -I find a 24-fret neck with dual humbuckers to be more pleasing than a regular ol' Strat
     
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    I have zero interest in owning a '50's Fender or Gibson. I'd rather have a new guitar.
     
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