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04-08-2006 03:39 PM
tTz
Re: I don't believe it

Quote:
Originally Posted by screamndemon69
...the bridge is the one i don't like

Well that's your opinion.


Quote:
Originally Posted by screamndemon69
the Koa is a thin veneer over basswood. not where i would want to spend that kind of dough. for that price you can get a USA Strat used that is made of alder and higher quality parts. take a look at warmoth.com and see what options you can have.

I don't want to get a used guitar, since it's a sort of present to myself (maybe). Besides, the point to this thread was about trying different guitars to find what you like, not whether or not I'm going to buy a strat.


I'm probably not going to buy the Strat anyway, it's not the sound I'm looking for. Unless, that is, I go for the USA model with the H/H pickups...I always think a Fender Strat with humbuckers is just wrong though, a Fender should have singles. Anyway, that's a matter for another thread.
04-07-2006 10:28 AM
screamndemon69
Re: I don't believe it

strats are a staple in guitars for a reason. i've owned quite a few and will own more.
i tried the Koa Strat and Tele and as they looked nice, i didn't care for them in the feature dept. the bridge is the one i don't like and the Koa is a thin veneer over basswood. not where i would want to spend that kind of dough. for that price you can get a USA Strat used that is made of alder and higher quality parts. take a look at warmoth.com and see what options you can have. the necks are a nice replacement for Strats and Teles so they should feel as nice as the koa Strat you played and you can get it with a H/S/S configuration which is prefered by most rock players. at least the top will be a REAL top and should overall be a better guitar.
you are right, you never know what will feel right and sound good until you try it. i have played some chinese guitars that have played and sounded good. try EVERYTHING - that's the only way to find what you like and don't like. just my 2cents.
03-29-2006 02:00 PM
tTz
Re: I don't believe it

Quote:
Originally Posted by Andelusion
Definately different to your RG aswell although I don't think they'd be as suitable for drop tuning

I know, it's a pity...and I prefer keeping the RG in E, so the Strat may have to wait for a long while before it becomes mine.
03-29-2006 02:26 AM
SonataGuitarist
Re: I don't believe it

A mim fat strat was my first guitar, and many years later, after so many brands and styles of guitar, I still hold it in highest regards (the Evolution helps ). Fender makes quality instruments, and their rosewood puts so many others to shame. Plus, strats have been around a while to say the least.

Impellitteri and Yng cant be wrong.
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03-28-2006 07:15 PM
btangel
Re: I don't believe it

I use to avoid the strat for the same reason. Then when I laid my hands on a MIM 57 reissue strat, I went on to try a player's strat USA CS, and finally bought a 1980s Japan Strat on ****. Strat's clean tone is just so unbelievable. Everyone needs to have one.
03-28-2006 06:59 PM
Andelusion
Re: I don't believe it

A strat, sweet, They always seem to push a button nothing else can touch. Lately i've been gassing after one as am really digging the single coil tone into my amp at the mo.

Definately different to your RG aswell although I don't think they'd be as suitable for drop tuning
03-24-2006 11:18 AM
tTz
Re: I don't believe it

Quote:
Originally Posted by frankfalbo
You won't have to fight the brittle, thin sound typical of strats. I consider the fact that it has Duncans to be a huge upgrade.

As I say, I never actually plugged it in, but it's that 'brittle, thin sound' that tends to put me off Strats, so that could be good news.
03-24-2006 10:29 AM
fettouhi
Re: I don't believe it

Sweet anyway .

Regards

André



03-24-2006 09:05 AM
frankfalbo
Re: I don't believe it

It looks like a neat guitar. I'm no fan of Fender, and your assessment is probably correct about Strats in general. To me it's more likely that you found the exception rather than the rule. The Koa top is just a veneer, so imagine tonally that it's a thick coat of "Koa paint" with 99% of the sound coming the Basswood. Basswood with the Duncan Alnico Pro II pickups will be very smooth and warm for a strat. You won't have to fight the brittle, thin sound typical of strats. I consider the fact that it has Duncans to be a huge upgrade. Even if you don't like them, they're probably worth more on resale than stock Fenders.
03-23-2006 04:28 PM
tTz
Re: I don't believe it

Quote:
Originally Posted by Acidhouse
The link states Koa topping basswood. Either way, very nice guitar.

Basswood, was it? I was sure I saw something saying it was alder, somewhere. Meh, never mind, wood type doesn't make any difference to me as long as it sounds okay.
03-23-2006 02:24 PM
Acidhouse
Re: I don't believe it

Quote:
Originally Posted by tTz
Yeah, it was a Koa top on an (I think) alder body. I didn't like the pics I saw online, but in the flesh it was pretty nice...birdseye maple neck too.


Definitely a candidate for purchase in a few months time.
The link states Koa topping basswood. Either way, very nice guitar.
03-21-2006 11:07 AM
tTz
Re: I don't believe it

Quote:
Originally Posted by red5
Koa? Nice!

Yeah, it was a Koa top on an (I think) alder body. I didn't like the pics I saw online, but in the flesh it was pretty nice...birdseye maple neck too.


Definitely a candidate for purchase in a few months time.
03-20-2006 04:27 PM
red5
Re: I don't believe it

Koa? Nice!

Strats are the best practice guitars. If you can play it and make it sound right on a strat, then you're probably playing it right
03-20-2006 11:51 AM
elcid
Re: I don't believe it

I know what you mean, I picked up a Japanese 60's Custom Tele with a Bigsby because I figured I should have a tele just in case and I can't believe how much I love to play it. It's doesn't really sound right for most of the stuff I play but it plays so nice, it has found it's way into the rotation.
03-20-2006 11:05 AM
tTz
Re: I don't believe it

Quote:
Originally Posted by shredfreak
If you really like that Strat maybe you should get it. You can always block the trem and change the pickups.

I dunno, I always feel that a Strat without the jangly single coils isn't really a 'true' Strat. Then again, I might as well try it and see if I like it.
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