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03-15-2007 07:51 PM
waylay00
Re: I've got $300 to shell out

Do you have to spend the money? If I were you, I would hang onto it and put it towards something better...
03-15-2007 06:58 PM
TongueShredder
Re: I've got $300 to shell out

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Originally Posted by 7Plagues View Post
pickup an older MIJ strat on evilbay. they are much nicer than the modern MIM strats.. just my 2 pickles.
+1. Japanese Strat is the way to go.
03-14-2007 02:31 PM
sanitarium
Re: I've got $300 to shell out

As has been said, go play them and find which you prefer. Play several differant models. Personally I'd go for the strat, so many more options for modding it later on if you want to. Much easier to get a FR conversion on a strat than LP. I got a mex strat about 7 or 8 years ago and i'd never gig with out it. It came with a humbucker in the bridge and I stuck a hotrails in the neck.
03-14-2007 09:05 AM
Batchimp RG
Re: I've got $300 to shell out

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Depends on the Epi. I have an Epi Joe Pass that cost me 400 and it's an awesome guitar.
Plus One!

I played a Mex Telecaster and it sucked goolies.BUT it was possibly just a bad individual.

Try for a used Buddy Guy strat or a used standard mex strat but be sure to try as many mex strats as you can, cos it's a bit of a lottery
03-14-2007 08:42 AM
7Plagues
Re: I've got $300 to shell out

pickup an older MIJ strat on evilbay. they are much nicer than the modern MIM strats.. just my 2 pickles.
03-09-2007 03:28 PM
sick-boy
Re: I've got $300 to shell out

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Check the bay as well. You might be able to find a USA mande strat for cheap. Also Craig's List.

Jimmy
Don't forget Daddy's and Music Go Round.
03-09-2007 03:27 PM
jb4674
Re: I've got $300 to shell out

Check the bay as well. You might be able to find a USA mande strat for cheap. Also Craig's List.

Jimmy
03-09-2007 01:57 PM
jim777
Re: I've got $300 to shell out

Depends on the Epi. I have an Epi Joe Pass that cost me 400 and it's an awesome guitar.
03-08-2007 11:39 PM
elcid
Re: I've got $300 to shell out

The mexi strat is miles ahead of the Epi, if you ask me
03-08-2007 11:26 PM
supermau
Re: I've got $300 to shell out

I'd just take your time and go play some guitars until you find the one that speaks to you no matter which brand it is.
03-08-2007 11:25 PM
Ayrton
Re: I've got $300 to shell out

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Originally Posted by supermau View Post
I'm gonna have to say Mexi Strat but I'm biased toward Fender vs Epiphone in general. I just think cheap Fenders (even Squiers) are better built than Epi's. But then I've never really played a higher-end Epi so don't listen to me.

Best thing you can and should do is go find the models you dig and PLAY them. But I'm a Strat man. So I say Strat! The lower-end Epi's I've picked up felt like dogshiz compared to comparably priced Fenders and Squiers.
I also agree with this. I would rather have a $300 strat, than a $600 Epi.
03-08-2007 11:23 PM
AKMG
Re: I've got $300 to shell out

Well I played my buddy's Epi one day and I really liked how the neck felt. But I've also played a Strat and really like how versatile it is sound wise.
03-08-2007 11:19 PM
Nordhauser
Re: I've got $300 to shell out

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Originally Posted by supermau View Post
I'm gonna have to say Mexi Strat but I'm biased toward Fender vs Epiphone in general. I just think cheap Fenders (even Squiers) are better built than Epi's. But then I've never really played a higher-end Epi so don't listen to me.

Best thing you can and should do is go find the models you dig and PLAY them. But I'm a Strat man. So I say Strat! The lower-end Epi's I've picked up felt like dogshiz compared to comparably priced Fenders and Squiers.
i agree.
03-08-2007 11:19 PM
j.arledge
Re: I've got $300 to shell out

fernandes revolver x , or ravelle x .

fernandes makes some nice stuff
03-08-2007 11:17 PM
supermau
Re: I've got $300 to shell out

I'm gonna have to say Mexi Strat but I'm biased toward Fender vs Epiphone in general. I just think cheap Fenders (even Squiers) are better built than Epi's. But then I've never really played a higher-end Epi so don't listen to me.

Best thing you can and should do is go find the models you dig and PLAY them. But I'm a Strat man. So I say Strat! The lower-end Epi's I've picked up felt like dogshiz compared to comparably priced Fenders and Squiers.
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