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Swapped your Les Paul for a Strat?

Discussion in 'Other Guitar Discussion' started by misterwogan, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. Namelyguitar

    Namelyguitar Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Lub mah SG. When I think of a Les Paul, I think of those that have a street price like $ 1,500 U.S.
     
  2. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Senior Stratmaster

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    Oh, Hellz yeah! I traded my LP Studio Plus top for a Strat Plus. Best day of my guitar life, and I'm not talking about value. The LP was heavy, stiff, awkward ... I was meant to play this Strat.

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    And the best part? The guy I traded with loves the LP. So we both won the trade.
     
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  3. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Senior Stratmaster

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    There's a guitar store near me that has a blue Gretsch just like that (unless they've sold it recently). I've been very tempted to buy one..
     
  4. circles

    circles humaniod life form Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Oh yea? My Les Paul can beat up your Strat!

    Nu uh!

    Can to!

    Cannot!

    Can to!

    Oh yea?

    Yea!

    No way!

    Take that back!

    Oh yea?

    Yea!

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  5. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    That's just out and out cheating
     
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  6. circles

    circles humaniod life form Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Hmm. You may be right.
     
  7. stratcpo

    stratcpo Senior Stratmaster

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    Nope, not swapping any of my LP's for a Strat. Both have a place in the music I make and always will. ENJOY!!!
     
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  8. BW89Poplar

    BW89Poplar Strat-Talk Member

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    I'd add one more guitar, a tele. Those are the 3 I have & enjoy playing the most. Les Paul's are cool with the carved top, set neck, inlays, binding, nitro finish ect.
     
  9. radd

    radd Strat-O-Master

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    If it is a 5420 go for it. Gretsch makes some great high end guitars but the 5420 might well be the most popular and most loved Gretsch on the Gretsch forum in the mid price range. The Korean workmanship is stunning. It rivals my Pro Line Gretsch I had that cost almost 3 times as much.
     
  10. Nate D

    Nate D Most Honored Senior Member

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    What’s the vintage blonde Strat?
     
  11. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Hmmm, let's see...

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    They both stay
     
  12. JB74

    JB74 Senior Stratmaster

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    I found this amusing.

    I have only been in a situation that made me consider selling my guitars 3 times.

    In 23 years I have sold 3 LP's.

    The reason I chose to sell them is because I knew they would turn over easily and I would get my (not greedy) asking price.

    In that same 23 year period I counted in photographs 14 stratocasters I sold, 2 jazzmasters and one ES335.

    Of all those instruments, not a single one was 'difficult' to get along with. I was bored of them.

    Shopping for stratocasters is like going to the circus sideshow. Everyone's got the same spun sugar fairy floss and they're scoffing it.

    Then everyone quietens down when the circus leaves... and the next year, the same spun sugar fairly floss comes back.... in a slightly different colour and it's 10c more. Same pigs at the trough....

    Shopping for an LP is like digging through an old antiques store.... you find something you like and you try to hide the fact you like it, but the dealer has you pegged... and the price just got twice as expensive. You justify it in your head and while you haggle a bit on the price you still walk out feeling like you should have taken an extra pair of rubber gloves and a 5 gallon drum of astroglide to ease the pain.


    Chrissy Amphlett bless her soul, framed it in the best lyrics.

    It's a fine line between pleasure and pain.
     
  13. radd

    radd Strat-O-Master

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    Eric Clapton Signature Strat that turned yellow from the sun. It started out as Olympic White.
     

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  14. ido1957

    ido1957 Senior Stratmaster

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    I've had a few LP's over time, and still have one. My Strats and my Kramer took their place at the front of the line. Now it's just the Strat.

    I'd say in my case, the big reason is weight, not sound. Neither sounds like the other, and neither can cover all the bases, but I've done a wide range of tunes with both.
     
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  15. Nate D

    Nate D Most Honored Senior Member

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    I have a Les Paul and several Strats. I adore my Les Paul. It’s the best Les Paul I’ve ever played. I’m fortunate to have both.

    A special Les Paul is special, but I’m primarily a Strat guy.
     
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  16. jvin248

    jvin248 Senior Stratmaster

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    When you have an Esquire-H Tele with a 4-way switch running the combos of both bobbins, and a Strat with an Armstrong Blender mod (blends between SSS and HSH) ... there really is no need for a Les Paul, especially a brand version of that with a weak headstock and the resultant anxiety.




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  17. GoldenEagle0308

    GoldenEagle0308 Strat-O-Master

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    I could never bond with my LP. Too heavy, too uncomfortable and scale too short. Then I pick up my strat and feel inspired. But that's just me. Tons of people have some sweet LP tones. It's all personal preference and neither guitar is better than the other.
     
  18. GoldenEagle0308

    GoldenEagle0308 Strat-O-Master

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    Makes we wanna buy a white strat with maple neck.
     
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  19. Fender Bender

    Fender Bender Strat-O-Master

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    Same. I have a favorite Strat, and a favorite Les Paul, I use both for different reasons.
     
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  20. ajb1965

    ajb1965 Old Enough to Know Better Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I think combined they make a great pair. My problem is I've had 2 LP's and I just couldn't gel with them. As someone else said, it's not that they are not amazing guitars, they just aren't for me. To satisfy that HH urge I got a PRS. Strat weight with humbucker sound :) Not too much of a neck departure from my Strat so I can jump between them without much acclimation time.
     
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