That one guitar that does it all

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Intune, May 27, 2021.

  1. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Dr. Stratster

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    I don’t have ONE guitar that does everything, but this guitar is really close, and cost less than 500 bucks.
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  2. circles

    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast

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    If it had a whammy, it'd come pretty close. I've never wanted a stack of guitars.

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  3. Esg877

    Esg877 Strat-Talker

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    Honest question: I wonder what's Zen about it?

    Any guitar with decent pups, decent combo, and I can eventually dial in a tone I like. All the rest is just fluff, but it's fun, and I indulge in it without remorse.
     
  4. ibdrkn1

    ibdrkn1 Strat-O-Master

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    I have done an entire show with this guitar
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    And I could do every show with only this guitar
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    But I'm that guy that brings way more than needed because I enjoy all of them. Here's a pic of me "controlling myself" & only bringing 4.
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  5. Intune

    Intune Senior Stratmaster

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    That Lucille I’d love to have! Yeah I have one that can do it all but really anyone of my select few can pretty much do it all! I always bring a few just to cover all situations.
     
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  6. ibdrkn1

    ibdrkn1 Strat-O-Master

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    It's a long story but I've owned this exact Lucille twice. With any luck she'll never leave me again.

    IMO it's the best production guitar Gibson has ever made. If you can't do it on this guitar, it's not the guitar's fault.
     
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  7. ibdrkn1

    ibdrkn1 Strat-O-Master

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    If I really wanted to, I could probably do it all on this one too.
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  8. Seamus OReally

    Seamus OReally Mr. Serious Gold Supporting Member

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    I just named it that to remind myself to center myself and try to play freely and economically. Sometimes it works.
     
  9. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    Well, I can't afford Custom Shop stuff, so I modded the crap out of this until it is a custom level instrument. This guitar is very personal to me, and we have a serious bond.

    Does anything I want it to do, feels like an extension of my body, sounds like... a really good sounding guitar. It is my main everyday player, and my go to guitar for any situation.

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  10. HighwayStar106

    HighwayStar106 Senior Stratmaster

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    It may 'only' be an MIM, but my Lone Star Strat does at least 90% of what I require in a guitar.

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  11. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    Does it all? Probably not, but it does what I want it to do.

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  12. Howard Emerson

    Howard Emerson Strat-Talker Gold Supporting Member

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    The Princeton Reverb is a reissue, but the JBL D123 inside is the real thing.

    The Tremolux is an actual 2nd generation piggyback head 6G9-A circuit, although it is contained in a new combo cabinet with a 15" Weber.

    Thanks!

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  13. Bladesg

    Bladesg Funk Meister Silver Member

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    If I could only pick one then it would be my #1 Blade RH-1
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    I would say most of my guitars can do what I want them to in my own hands.

    This one has newly installed OX4 low wind PAF clones and is about as good as it gets
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  14. Intune

    Intune Senior Stratmaster

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    I like it! I guess I have a soft spot for the brownface amps. I have a 63 bandmaster that came with modern speakers. To track down 2 matching vintage 63 Jensen original speakers was fun. I found a set, not cheap but now my amp is complete. B5890919-B349-4A53-AE56-5325F896CBC4.jpeg EDA4CAD8-C3AE-47AE-8379-1D02706BAAFE.jpeg 18421860-328C-4AAB-BE30-E3D632319409.jpeg
     
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  15. Intune

    Intune Senior Stratmaster

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    Hey that looks awesome!! There’s a actual ESP horizon that always pops up used at one of my local guitar shops. None Floyd and looks identical to yours but in red/black fade. It’s like $1300CAD which I think is a good deal. Every time I say I’m gonna get it, it’s gone. I’m waiting for it to return. It goes out on rental and comes back somewhat cheaper.
     
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  16. Mr Jagsquire

    Mr Jagsquire Strat-Talker

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    I'm probably talking to the converted, this being a Strat forum, but for me it would be my Sunburst Strat. The addition of the mid boost gives me close enough to humbucker sounds when I want them, dialed back for the more typical Strat tones. I can cover our set list close enough to the originals with this and some pedals.

    The only issue is that a random comment by a friend about how would I feel if anything happened to it after nearly 40 years together, which started me off building a back up to take to gigs. Number 2 Strat is more of an early 60s style, but with a very fat neck just so it's a change for me to play either.



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    I do practise our set list on my other guitars; they can come close (even closer for certain songs), but don't seem to have the range of my Strat(s).
     
  17. SalvorHardin

    SalvorHardin Strat-O-Master

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    I've owned my Diane for that long as well. Lately, I've been having the occasional nightmare of playing on stage and having her flying apart, or other such madnesses. To me, she's irreplaceable as she was built for me, before all this partscaster warmeth stuff. It's true, whomever's sig says guitars haven't been the same since the internet.
     
  18. RL21980

    RL21980 Strat-O-Master

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    I love relics. (so I'm a poser too) I don't have a Swiss Army Knife guitar and I gave up trying years ago. Instead I have a good representation of each of the "greatest hits" of tone. They each have their purpose. Only thing I lack is P-90's in my life. Its on the list.
     
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  19. Intune

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    Funny because there’s a 2007 custom shop 57 Les Paul Jr. I once had and pretty much out of everything I’ve owned, that’s the only one I regret letting go. Figured I’d find another if I wanted too. Now there kinda rare and double the price.


    That was a simple volume, tone and a hot P90, just insane how versatile that thing was.
     
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  20. sonny wolf

    sonny wolf Most Honored Senior Member

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    That is a beauty....congratulations!!