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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-28-2001, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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Bought a new Strat... - finally found one that plays as nice

...but it wasn't easy! *Since selling my Cal Strat because it was feeling a little stiff and clunky compared to my Jems. I've been playing every Fender Strat I could get my hands on for more than two months! I'd decided I was going to have to get a Custom Shop jobbie if I could only find one that I liked the feel of, when I happen upon this '97 Strat Plus in the local used guit-box emporium... I'd already passed on a CS '62, a Roadhouse, a Big Apple, two Am Standards, a new Deluxe and a Vintage '62 (not to mention a couple Japanese JV RIs) in the same store over the last 8 or 10 weeks, but this one just felt right almost immediately. I played it a couple times over a period of three or four days, then paid too much for it and brought it home (I wasn't about to argue with the price! It was a lot less than the CS models I didn't like the feel of!!)


I love the ease of set up with these guitars. I wish Ibanez would incorporate the microtilt adjustment in their guitars, and the two-way truss rod is so responsive. The tremsetter works well with the locking tuners and roller nut to maintain tuning stability, too - though it's no Edge, of course

It's a really beauty. Take a look
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-29-2001, 12:07 AM
 
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Nice, I've always thought strats look best in baby blue.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-29-2001, 03:52 AM
 
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I can vouch for the Plus.
I had one a while back, and although not my favourite guitar she was a sweet player, mine was just a boring black though.

Nice guitar, enjoy


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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-29-2001, 01:30 PM
 
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That's a beautiful guitar! What do you think of the models with the Floyd Rose? I think it's the Richie Sambora model.

Enjoy the axe!
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-29-2001, 03:04 PM
 
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I tried the Sambora...

oison: *oison: *oison:

Yuck Yuck Yuck

I really didn't like it as you can tell. I too would vouch for the plus!

A floyd on a Strat...no thanx

Jimi, congrats on the guitar. Should you ever wish to depart from you UV, you have my e-mail .

(Edited by Pat7 at 3:06 pm on May 29, 2001)
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-31-2001, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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I've never played a Sambora - there weren't any around when I was looking, but since I have several Ibanez guitars that I'm very fond of (including my UV, sorry Pat :-) I don't think I'd bother with a Floyd equipped Strat. I don't think there are really that many tones (if any) in this guitar that I couldn't work out of one or another of my Ibanez guitars, but *I like the Strat for R'n'B and other looser, funkier stuff, and blues cred when I'm playin' where shred guitars might not be appropriate... * * And because I need to have a Strat :biggrin:
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That makes perfect sense, each guitar has its' own character. When I eventually get my PRS, I don't expect to use it for the same types of music as my JEM or JS's.

Shhhh...just don't tell my wife, she'll kill me.
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