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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-11-2005, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
 
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what do you guys think ? anyone experienced these guitars?
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No experience with a Jackson Soloist but I have a Fender strat. I think every guitarist should have at least one strat in their arsenal.
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It depends man. What do you play, Soloists are for hard rock/metal while the strat is more blues/twang/rock-n-roll stuff. I choose the soloist because i just love their heavy tone and it fits what i play.
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Soloist all the way, but it really comes down to your musical style. Try them both and see which one you like better.

(Either way you still buy a Fender product)
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the Jackson! Get a Japanese made Professional Soloist from the early 90's, they completely rule. I have two, and I've had a lot of Strats (including an actual '57). The sub is a cheaper version of a better guitar, so it isn't in the same ballpark. If you've never had a nice Soloist, they are magical, amazing instruments. There are a bazillion strats out there, so there's no rush to get one now ;-)
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No experience with a Jackson Soloist but I have a Fender strat. I think every guitarist should have at least one strat in their arsenal.
yeap that's right
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yeap that's right
very true
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OK thanks guys
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ask 200 people and you get 100 pros and 100 cons


Fender.... no question
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Partial to Jacksons, don't care for the strats. I seriously miss the 23rd & 24th frets after playing Jems almost exclusively for 2 years. I had an S540 Saber that I loved, but gave to a friend. One night I picked up for a few minutes and couldn't believe how many times I bumped into the missing 23rd fret.
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I recently sold my strat... as much as I loved it, I really don't miss having it in the house. I agree about the lack of frets.
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I agree with FloIbanez that every guitarist should have a strat. Strats are great to learn on, and they don't let you get away with mistakes either so it's a great practice guitar!!!!!!

If you are looking in the $1700 price range (new) or $1200 (used) then the Soloist US SL1 (or SL2H if you want 2 humbuckers!) is a great guitar. I prefer the SL1 myself.

I almost got a SL-1 when I bought my Jem. I did not like it nearly as much but the price was quite attractive ($1050 used as opposed to $1800!). It's a nice guitar though.

If you are looking for a cheaper model of the soloist, then get a Strat. You can buy US strats for quite cheap these days as they are a dime a dozen.

That is what *I* would do!
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I have 2 strats and a jackson SLATQH. I would agree everyone should have a strat. Even though they can't do everything, fender really got something right with that design.... That's why its the most popular in the world. I would say get a strat. I still find my self doing gigs with a 100 squire strat with all the other axes i got sometimes
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The early 90's Japanese made Professional Soloists (and RRs and Kellys) were made to the exact same specs as their US counterparts. The EXACT specs. They are as good or better than a US Jackson, and that's why that run ended in '94 after starting in '90. The two Pro Soloists I bought this year came to 825 total for 2 guitars and 2 cases. That's the way to go.
Strats...where to start? They are made by many companies, come in hundreds of configurations, and are very prone to good wood/bad wood. To get a great Strat you either need to be lucky or play a bunch of them. A Pro Soloist is the way to go.
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^^ There was the early line Professional soloists which were copies of the US models, and the later series which was a way scaled down model, so watch out.
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