Your worst misconception regarding strats

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  1. Wound_Up

    Wound_Up CUSTOM USER TITLE Silver Member

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    Not sure. i just wanted a LP because everyone that I like plays a LP and I didn't think I'd be able to make a Strat sound like a LP when playing their music.


    Then I realized I won't be able to play their music for a while so it really didn't matter what I got right now. So, now I have 2 Silvertone S-style guitars and love em both!
     
  2. Electgumbo

    Electgumbo Not Of This Earth

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    Never had one...
     
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  3. Tonespinner 2

    Tonespinner 2 Strat-Talk Member

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    After hearing the eight bar intro of "Albert's Shuffle" played by Mike Bloomfield on his Les Paul I thought "no tone on ANY instrument could be THAT expressive. Dunno, maybe I still feel that way. (maybe it was just him).
     
  4. Jimi Lightning

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    You cant play metal on them as they are not a pointy guitar.
    Its was the 80s, what can I say....:rolleyes:
     
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  5. Belltonenblues84

    Belltonenblues84 Strat-Talker

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    My misconception was that they couldn't sound big or warm enough. But that was back when i didn't really know what i was looking for in a strat and how to get it the way i wanted it to sound. But with time and alot of studying reading and listening to examples of what i was looking for. I got my strats to have the brilliance and warmth fatness and mids i didn't think i could achieve.
     
  6. Miotch

    Miotch Senior Stratmaster

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    That it would play better and sound better than the Ibanez Roadstar II I owned at the time. It didn't. And it sure didn't make me a better player, either.
     
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  7. Odysseus

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    I thought they were just the 'generic' guitar, without the edge of a Tele, the jangle of a Rickenbacker, or the fullness of a LP. I couldn't understand why on Earth anybody would play one.
     
  8. axlstrat

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    Mine was that once I got one. I could sound like "Jimi, Enie Isley,Nile Rodgers etc"lol you get the idea. "Practice we talking about Practice".quote Allen Iverson
     
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  9. Arcturus

    Arcturus Strat-Talk Member

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    This subject has already been covered by Paul Davis.



    The volume pot location problem is the MOST annoying aspect of the Strat. Just find a pot with a sticky shaft.

    At this stage of life, the cost of a pre-CBS Strat is my biggest nitpick against the guitars.
     
  10. EricMD4692

    EricMD4692 Strat-Talk Member

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    That it couldn’t Rock! like something with humbuckers or a stop-tail. I recently set up my guitar and got sustain and dynamic depth from higher action, I put a heavy, brass trem block in it and use five strings for the claw attachment. I still have all the delicate playability but those changes and a low pickup height really let me dig in and get some great energy flowing through the strings and rock like I always dreamed!
     
  11. stormsedge

    stormsedge Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    One would be enough :oops:...
     
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  12. horax

    horax Strat-Talker

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    that they were overrated
     
  13. BuddyHollywood

    BuddyHollywood Strat-O-Master

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    My biggest misconception is that I could achieve the Stratocaster neck pickup sound from other guitars. Nope!
     
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  14. WelhavenT

    WelhavenT Senior Stratmaster

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    Well, there’s absolutely no way you can play anything heavier then Maiden on a Strat! No way!

    Edit: Sorry, Marduk and Obituary just called and proved me wrong :(

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  15. Andrew Wasson

    Andrew Wasson Senior Stratmaster

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    That I could go back to playing guitars that weren’t Strats. I mean I can but there are some pieces of music that don’t feel right on a guitar that isn’t a strat or a telecaster. It’s got to have something to do with the scale and string tension I suppose.