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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 05-29-2012, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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help me choose a fender strat

good afternoon folks.so after years n years of playing heavy rock stuff im bored with it now and alternate picking just killed me off.so im changing my style to rock/blues ie pink floyd/gary moore/ ect ect,so im after a fender strat which will do the job very nicely but with me been playing jems for years im not so clued up on fender guitars ??,ill be looking for a strat that can cope with ritchie sambora (bon jovi) style of play but no heavier than that.also mexican or usa strat ???????? ive heard these mexican strats are just as good as usa ones.so to cap it off a strat ideal for floyd, gary moore,and a bit ritchie sambora,none humbuckers just 3 single coils.cheers guys
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post #2 of 37 (permalink) Old 05-29-2012, 10:56 AM
 
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Re: help me choose a fender strat

an american standard strat is always a good start.

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I've been playing alot of jazz/blues lately and I just use my JEM and UV. I'm not certain that a Strat is a requirement for such music. That said, I would agree with psychoshredder.
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There's MIM strats that come with a Floyd Rose, so that may be a good starting point.
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new or used?
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As always, the best way to choose a guitar is by trying out the various ones that interest you.
We all have different tastes, and while one may like model XXXX--you may not. If you have access to a music shop, head on over and try out everything that looks good. Pickups can always be changed, so make sure the neck feels good and the finish appeals to you.



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cheers guys thanks alot.ive had a look on youtube at certain fender strats and i like the 70's reissue and the standard strat,im not after humbucker strat only 3 single coils for that amazing clean strat tone.keep ideas coming folks all apreciated
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I think the best thing to do would be go to your closest GC and try 100 out, and pick your favorite, everyone likes different things i guess.
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i love the look of the artic white standard its got that jimmy vibe,theres a one in my local guitar store for £392 theres another store near by selling same guitar for over £1000,im just wondering if the £392 strat is mexican ???
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i love the look of the artic white standard its got that jimmy vibe,theres a one in my local guitar store for £392 theres another store near by selling same guitar for over £1000,im just wondering if the £392 strat is mexican ???
Probably a MIM based on the price.



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Probably a MIM based on the price.
yes i noticed some had MIM,so whats MIM ??? is that usa standards ??
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yes i noticed some had MIM,so whats MIM ??? is that usa standards ??
MIM= Made In Mexico.



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MIM= Made In Mexico.
ah ok thanks for that,im after a usa 1 even though those mexican ones sound pretty much the same as usa strats,thanks again mate.
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Re: help me choose a fender strat

I just ordered a new 2012 USA Malmsteen Stratocaster. It's equipped with the newer Semour Duncan YJM fury pickups.

I played a 1989 YJM for 15 years do I'm quite at home on them.

I can't wait for the new one to arrive.

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