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"Vintage Feel" or "Vintage Sound": which do you choose?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by enchantpth44, Sep 14, 2018.

Which is your preferred combo?

  1. Vintage Feel/Personalized (Modern) Sound

    3 vote(s)
    6.5%
  2. Vintage Sound/Personalized (Modern) Feel

    17 vote(s)
    37.0%
  3. Vintage Feel/Vintage Sound

    18 vote(s)
    39.1%
  4. I am not entirely sure.....

    8 vote(s)
    17.4%
  5. Personalized sound/Peronalized Feel

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
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  1. sam_in_cali

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

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  2. Martins Strat

    Martins Strat Strat-Talker

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    One of the things that makes me lean towards vintage is neither sound nor feel but a small aesthetic detail......the skunk stripe!

    Maple should have it, rosewood shouldn’t, simple.
     
  3. Sarnodude

    Sarnodude Senior Stratmaster

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    I am happy with any strat, so long as it is setup properly. No buzz...low action...light gauge strings. Everything else doesn't bother me too much.
     
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  4. Fuzzpop

    Fuzzpop Daft Funk Gold Member

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    Very true. All those guys are monsters. Mike was just the first one who came to mind since I'd been listening to him earlier.
     
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  5. ido1957

    ido1957 Senior Stratmaster

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    My choice is whatever is in my sig list below.
     
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  6. ProSonicLive

    ProSonicLive Senior Stratmaster

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    Oh yeah. I can play them fine. I just prefer modern necks. When playing SRV or shred metal, the outcome is the same on a vintage radius. It often frets out. This remains a problem on even 9.5 radii, albeit, not as bad.
    I actually really enjoy the vintage radii when I am working with more chord oriented music. As far as a stagger goes, I like vintage stagger at times, other times I like flat and yet others I like modern. It is a "what tool do I need for the job?" type deal. could I afford it, I would have a 9.5-12" compound radius on my 95 AmStd
     
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  7. UmpaHimself

    UmpaHimself Strat-O-Master

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    I prefer everything vintage. The only modern feature I prefer is either 9.5" or even compound radius fretboard.
     
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  8. lineboat

    lineboat Senior Stratmaster

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    I want a vintage feel. 7.25 radius on my Strats and Teles. The sound, not quite vintage. Somewhat hotter. I don’t play surf, country twang, or pristine cleans very often.
     
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  9. shupe13

    shupe13 Senior Stratmaster

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    I prefer a modern feel and a vintage vibe.
     
  10. Single Malt

    Single Malt Strat-Talker

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    I, personally, both look and sound vintage...;)
     
  11. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    vintage sound. I like the feel of many different configurations, but I tend to gravitate to vintage type pickups and sound.
     
  12. anderz

    anderz Senior Stratmaster

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    The feel of the neck and body /tremolo bridge + color. I was lucky enough to be offered a partscaster with a 1990 EC signature neck in 1995 and a 1977 Schecter ash body. Brass vintage style tremolo bridge.

    Then it was tailored to my ears and preferred look with CS69 pickups. Somehow I found a combination that I really dig as in 2018 it's still the same.

    So it is basically '50s style with newer pickups.

    Somehow a partscaster helped me to get the Stratocaster I needed.
     
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