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post #16 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-28-2002, 04:21 PM
 
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For some pickups, try Lindy Fralin.
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post #17 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-31-2002, 10:55 PM
 
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I have to agree with those that have recommended G&L. My Legacy absolutely smokes my American Deluxe Strat. Yes, this is due in large part to the lifeless Noiseless pups but you can't go wrong with a G&L. And used, they go incredibly cheap. G&L also sells the exact pups featured in the Legacy.
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post #18 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-02-2002, 02:06 PM
 
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I agree with Kremlin here. Many Stratocasters are great guitars and Ive played and enjoyed mine for years. Ive always been a firm believer that if you want a Strat sound, buy a Strat!! People try to buy other guitars and pickups to emulate the sound (many fairly successful) but why buy choice B cause it can sound like choice A?? Just buy choice A!! ok, bad analogy but im sure you get the point

The whole idea of buying something to sound like something else is kinda ridiculous to me. Some people run out and buy a Line 6 because they want a dual rectifier sound, and it can model that!! Guess what, its not quite the same. They never completely are either.... Find a nice Strat in good shape and go for it.
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post #19 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-02-2002, 09:02 PM
 
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I like my Yamahas because they cop a strat well, but play like a much more modern machine. THAT's why people don't buy a standard strat...
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post #20 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-02-2002, 09:12 PM
 
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I bought a Line6 because I wanted like 5 of the amps it can "model". I buy stuff for versatility and originality. Yes, I like the Strat sound, but I also like a bunch of other sounds too. And I can't afford buying like 20 guitars and 5 amps.
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post #21 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-02-2002, 09:51 PM
 
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Valid points but...

One amp being able to model 10 amp sounds only matters if they sound good.

IMO, Line 6 amps sound pretty crappy. I don't care for'em at all.

Maybe for just a practice amp or something, but no way as my main rig.
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post #22 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-02-2002, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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Someone record the data and time! I agree with Jeffrey. I HATE instruments/gear that try to be ultra-versatile. They try to be good at everything but they end up being mediocre in every way. I know there's lots of financially-challenged folks whose POD is as close as they'll come to a Rectifier or a Laney or a Bogner or whatever sound they think they're approximating but the bottom line is- it's not the same. Same goes for guitars. It's why I hate Godins and Hamers. I know they're supposed to be these versatile machines that are equally adept at playing rock and jazz etc. IMO, they end up being crap at both. If I want a Fender sound- chances are really good I'll buy a fender. If I want an Ibanez sound- I'm not going to compromise on a photo-flame jackson with SD "designed" pickups- I'll buy the JEM.

I know everyone's looking for that pie-in-the-sky deal where you get 5 guitars for the price of one- but face it- it doesn't exist. If you want the real deal- you got pay the real price.
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post #23 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-03-2002, 12:23 PM
 
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I agree with Kremlin here. Many Stratocasters are great guitars and Ive played and enjoyed mine for years. Ive always been a firm believer that if you want a Strat sound, buy a Strat!! People try to buy other guitars and pickups to emulate the sound (many fairly successful) but why buy choice B cause it can sound like choice A?? Just buy choice A!! ok, bad analogy but im sure you get the point
I totally disagree with you guys. A G&L is more of a true Fender than a Fender is. Fender was sold 37 years ago. G&L is the company that Leo created and died at. Do you honestly think that Leo Fender would've just churned out the same ol' same ol' for 40 years if he remained the man at Fender? DOUBTFUL! The guy was always creating and changing things. He's probably rolling in his grave thinking about all the reissues and re-reissues and relics (LOL). Go ahead and buy a Fender, I don't care. I was just trying to give you a better option. One other thing to consider - Fender has the worst customer service I've ever come across. G&L the best. Just another data point to think about when plunking down your bucks.

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