Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Sydney Australia
Re: Lets bash the strat
So the Strat has had its day.......... hmmmm
I guess I'd better tell our local store to stop selling the guitar they sell ten of to every other sale they do then........
Last time I looked, there must have been at least six or seven different BASIC pickup configurations available on Strats stock from Fender, at least three radically different bridge designs, several different body contours, two distinctly different headstock shapes, at least four choices of body wood, and over the entire range a choice of about fifty different colours - I'm probably wrong here, but I think there may have been a Floyd equipped strat before Ibanez came up with the Edge......
Guitars aren't really "tech" anyway, they are a couple of bits of wood bolted/glued together with a couple of very large bobbins wrapped around some magnets, and a ouple of coats of finish to stop the wood getting grubby. The level of "tech" in an RG is about identical to a modern Strat - in fact given that there are a couple of trem systems which don't lock, yet are pretty much as useable as an Edge, you could probably argue that the RG is heading into "old tech" land too (as a point, even Ibanez's own ZR system?). If you want to talk about "tech" as applied to guitars, then Parker or maybe Steinberger should be getting the guernsey?
Good thread topic BTW - should get some pretty heated discussion going!