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Stratocasters should have Blue Tooth...

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by skypeace, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. skypeace

    skypeace Sky Pilot Strat-Talk Supporter

    Mar 10, 2017
    For $1500 a Stratocaster should have Blue Tooth and wifi and direct usb inputs and outputs to recording sources, onboard electronic tuner, digital volume and tone controls and maybe a built in player mode like the old player pianos. Vintage whatever, this has been the space age for at least five decades. It probably should be made of carbon fiber also so that it is environmentally correct. An onboard wireless microphone so that you can do voice accompaniment conveniently. I am just saying. Even Harley Davidson's are getting water cooling today.
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  2. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Not sure about all that, but a built-in wireless surely wouldn't set them back to much.
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  3. railroadman

    railroadman Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 24, 2012
    ...aannnnddd... that would be the exact opposite of my dream Strat.. For a dinosaur like me, a simple plank w/some hardware and electronics, just like Leo cranked 'em out in '54... or '59... or '62... or even what CBS was producing in '65, '69... hell... even '72... Those're MY Dream Strats.

    That's what makes the world go 'round, and Vive la Difference!!!:p

  4. Daveho

    Daveho Strat-O-Master

    Jan 25, 2017
    Canberra, Australia
    Options are good but given that fender will sell you the same thing at $150 and $10,000 id hate to think what something new would cost.
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  5. dueducs

    dueducs Senior Stratmaster

    Not so sure about this part. CF is very difficult to recycle and loses a considerable amount of strength when it is recycled. It can't simply be melted and reused, so it'll be around for millennia. Wood (without heavy finishes) remains more eco-friendly :) So, the hi-tech axe should probably be built on a foundation of naked wood.

  6. LeicaBoss

    LeicaBoss Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sep 4, 2015
    New Jersey
    Those features would make me run, not walk from a guitar. Yuck.

  7. Mr C

    Mr C Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 17, 2016
    New Zealand
    I'm pretty sure Microsoft make
    One of these for the Xbox....

  8. spidercat

    spidercat Strat-O-Master

    May 24, 2015
    Women have had the same parts for a lot longer than five decades. You wanna "upgrade" those too?
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  9. Electgumbo

    Electgumbo Lost Planet Airman Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 26, 2010
    Scott La.
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  10. ShaneRingo

    ShaneRingo Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 28, 2011
    no, they definitely should not. :eek:

  11. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Captain Crapocaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 21, 2010
    In t'grim North
    I need blue tooth and wifi on a guitar almost as much as I need them in a car.

    Not at all.

    Pass my tinfoil hat. :D

  12. Yves

    Yves Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 2, 2016

  13. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 8, 2011
    Raleigh NC
    That sounds like a terrible Strat. I for one would never buy that. I don't even like those ones they made a few years back with the mini usb out. The more crap you put in the chain with the pickups the more you degrade the tone. Besides nothing sounds better than a proper mic in front of a real amp pushing air.
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  14. oatsoda

    oatsoda Puck of Paradox Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 10, 2011
    The Shack, Nova Scotia
    No, because the next step is a fitbit type implant that makes you feel guilty if you haven't played it enough, and an alarm that goes off to alert you when it's time to change strings. See, you're just about to cross the line where you're serving your stuff rather than having it serve you. Who's getting played here?
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  15. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 8, 2011
    Raleigh NC
    Best post of the thread!
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  16. shovelmike

    shovelmike Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 26, 2013
    That's not a Strat I would be interested in. The "player piano type" feature would be popular with posers with no talent, they could lip sync to the pre-recorded track (which has sadly and infamously been done) and let the guitar do its thing.
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  17. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Captain Crapocaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 21, 2010
    In t'grim North
    All in all it sounds like an update for the 1970s Univox...


  18. GoodGolly

    GoodGolly Strat-O-Master

    Jan 16, 2016
    Northern Virginia
    I think you're getting into the spirit of the original post - that's a great horrible idea!

    It also needs a lithium ion battery that's soldered-in and costs $100 to replace.

    The whole neck should also be a touchscreen.

    What else can we add?

  19. Tone Deaf

    Tone Deaf Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 12, 2009
    New Jersey, USA

  20. GoodGolly

    GoodGolly Strat-O-Master

    Jan 16, 2016
    Northern Virginia