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post #1 of 76 (permalink) Old 02-05-2007, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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should i buy a strat?

I have a chance to get an American strat on sale. My only 2 guitars now are both Ibanez - what do all you Ibanez guys think about strats?
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Re: should i buy a strat?

If you even think you might like one get it. Chances are you'll realy enjoy it once you get used to it.
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If you play guitar, then you have to own at least one strat. It is a law.
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Re: should i buy a strat?

Personally I think that anybody who is palying guitar as more than a passing phase should have a Strat,Tele,Les Paul,SG & a decent Martin in their collection regardless of what their primary guitar is.

So yeah... check it out you might like it.
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Re: should i buy a strat?

Im gonna have to disagree and advice you to TRY a strat before you buy one. They are completely different from your Ibanez in almost every aspect. What kind of music do you play? That should also be really important in deciding which instruments you use.

540s: How can you say that a guitarist should own all of those guitars? Try them.....maybe, but you should only own what you need to make the music you want to make. Wanna play metal? Forget about the Tele..... know what I mean?

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Re: should i buy a strat?

I play an 83 strat (and a DY), excellent instrument, I have to say.

I also tried a new USA Std last week at a guitar shop and I was bowled over....they are truly getting better. Strats have great tone and if you play them through a meaty amp with a good stomp box you'll see why they have such universal appeal.
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Re: should i buy a strat?

I'd advise that you get as many different guitars as you can - guitars which are going to sound different than one another. Perhaps a strat (or similarly equipped all single-coil guitar) is the next logical choice for you. It drives me crazy to see people with like 10 of the same model guitar. Branch out and get some different guitars / brands, different woods, different pups, scale lengths, number of strings, etc. This will give you more tonal options which hopefully will give you different inspirations...

My two cents anyway...
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I fully agree. Each guitar has a special niche, and adding a Strat to your stable will help achieve different possibilities. You are gonna notice right off the bat that the Strat neck is thicker, but narrower, as opposed to your Ibanezes. Not bad, just different.
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Actual when playing a strat playing a lot of what they have, I played 10 before I like the tone and feel of the one I got. Also look for the wider 12" C necks, if possible.
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how much is the strat? i love all 4 of mine.
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I agree with Satan , get a Strat or go to jail .
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^^^ LOL. I agree too. Strats can be amazing if you find one you're comfortable with. It takes skill to get the best out of one, so go for the challenge, at least.
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Re: should i buy a strat?

its $895 Cdn (about $750 US). thanks guys, part of the reason im thinking about it is because it is different - i like the idea of owning different guitars for different styles of music. only problem is they are red and i want the sunburst! i also like the idea of swapping the pups out for some dimarzio area 61s and a heavy blues.
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Re: should i buy a strat?

I don't know how it is for you guys but I've owned my fair share of Strats since I've been playing but I keep selling them on. Six months to a year or so later I always find myself looking for another one.

It must just be something about Strats I guess ?

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Im gonna have to disagree and advice you to TRY a strat before you buy one. They are completely different from your Ibanez in almost every aspect. What kind of music do you play? That should also be really important in deciding which instruments you use.

540s: How can you say that a guitarist should own all of those guitars? Try them.....maybe, but you should only own what you need to make the music you want to make. Wanna play metal? Forget about the Tele..... know what I mean?

Well, they're not COMPLETELY different. They certainly influenced many of Ibanez's most popular models heavily.
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