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Why people have all these Strats?

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  1. sadmoodyfrazier

    sadmoodyfrazier Strat-O-Master

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    I mean... It's beautiful to have many instruments and even I have 3 Strats. But I see people having 10 Strats and nothing else. I can't get why. What's the sense of this? Shouldn't be better to have different guitars to cover more sounds and feelings? Just my thoughts though. Everyone is free to love whatever they love. Just seems to me like the one who have a 300000$ hi-fi system and then just 10 records of wich ones at least 4 are "Dark Side of The Moon" in different pressings.
     
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  2. The Strat Dude

    The Strat Dude Posy rules! Strat-Talk Supporter

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    My initial response is that some folks just like Strats ;)
     
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    sadmoodyfrazier Strat-O-Master

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    They like them for sure! :D I really like them too, btw. :D
     
  4. The Strat Dude

    The Strat Dude Posy rules! Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I do get what you are saying though, I have right now 5 strat style guitars and 3 gibby styles and nothing is the same. I have tried to make my guitars as diverse and versatile as possible.
     
  5. Tone Guru

    Tone Guru Senior Stratmaster

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    It's about being an enthusiast.

    Some auto enthusiasts, "car guys", are model or brand loyal.
    Maybe specifically Mustangs or Fords in general.
    Or maybe sports cars but the brand doesn't matter.

    It all depends where your 'loyalties' lie.
     
  6. Yves

    Yves Most Honored Senior Member

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    They may plan to open a shop some day
     
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  7. Malurkey

    Malurkey Senior Stratmaster

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    I think it’s like this:

    A guitar is a tool, and like any tool you have many variants for different situations (like blade or Phillips head screwdrivers). If you spend a lot of time using a single type of tool, little differences become noticeable, and it may make sense to have different subtypes for slightly different situations (like different length or width blade screwdrivers).

    And if you are dependent on your tools, it may make sense to have an identical back up, so you always have it available.

    This is just my view of course. The only reason I have two Strats is that it was fun to build one... :D
     
  8. tery

    tery Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Its a Stratocaster Harem :)
     
  9. Jimi Lightning

    Jimi Lightning Senior Stratmaster

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    Each has its own personality, neck feel and in my case are set-up for different musical genres. Thereby each has its own mojo and grooves were you want to go.
    It would be like having one brand of motorcycle...1 for cruising, 1 for bar hopping, 1 for cafe racing, 1 for drag racing, 1 for dirt tracking, 1 for dirt biking, 1 enduro etc.... All the same brand...all different purposes.

    Besides sometimes they just speak to you and you have to adopt them.:)
     
  10. guitarman1984

    guitarman1984 Senior Stratmaster

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    I have 2 Strats currently, one maple one rosewood. I have had 6 more passing through my hands, they are now gone. I would be happy if I still had them though.
    I plan to have more strats in the future too, I think it's calleg GAS.
     
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    808K Strat-O-Master

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    One for each room in the house? Some people have bigger houses? Kidding.
     
  12. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Senior Stratmaster

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    I have 4 strats. One is a 79 that is in almost mint, with hardly any wear, that is my favorite. But that one will never see the inside of a bar. It stays home in a stand, and gets played at home only.

    Then I have a 2018 am pro. That gets played a lot at home.

    Then I have my bar guitars: a 1st run Jimmy Vaughn strat and a 2018 Squier Vintage modified 70’s strat, that is getting mods.

    I still want a few Squier models for playing out and modding.
     
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    I have 16 Strats and every one has what I call a different voice, all have their own character, no 2 are the same. Five of them are Partscasters mostly built from Fender parts with a mixture of Fender, Seymour Duncan and Bill Lawrence pickups and they demonstrate the versatility of the Strat. I like to keep my CS and USA built ones original, 3 of them are USA de luxe models but even from the factory they differ in tone, feel and character, like "Malurkey" posted "it's a different tool for the job".
     
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    This is my current Partscaster build, not quite finished yet. This one is a swamp ash body which I've painted in a translucent blue, the neck is an Allparts, the pickups are SD JB bridge and Bill Lawrence L250's middle and neck. Not used these before so very much an experiment. 20190126_125642.jpg
     
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    All my Strats have a similar feel but all have a different sound... from a HH metal Strat to a vintage 57-62, a triple hotrail to an active boosted sss, my JV Tex Mex blues/rock machine to my Lace pupped Plus, etc.

    I'm not into making all my guitars sound the same. That seems silly to me, unless you need a backup.

    All sound amazing for what they were designed to do.

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    strats play well and all have a different sound
     
  17. rafasounds

    rafasounds Senior Stratmaster

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    I have 4 but wouldn't mind having 72
     
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  18. abnormaltoy

    abnormaltoy Mouth breathin' knuckle dragger Strat-Talk Supporter

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    To me it is a bit like George Jetson opening his closet and finding 25 outfits that are exactly the same, or vending machine that only sells one type of snack.
    In the end though, like @The Strat Dude said some folks like Strats.
     
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  19. felis

    felis Senior Stratmaster

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    Technically I don't even have a Strat!
     
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    Easy, different colors sound different.
     
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