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But this is giving me a right stonk on:
can you NOT like a strat? How???
and the big headstock. and the funny pick-ups. Ahh yeah.
i really like that guitar. Shame Billy Corgan is a dick.
Never seen an olympic white Jaguar?
aimed at: isthisinteresting
should pretty much always be white.
it doesn't come with his ego does it?
telecasters for the win
I'm happy with my original '72 strat.
Natural with maple neck.
I've got a 1963 USA Strat sitting behind me that I quite like, but I too have been lusting after that BC sig model since I became aware of its existence...
Sorry pariko, Wasn't trying upstage anyone.
-I've never understood the whole reissue thing or signature models.
is the first time ive wanted a strat in ages
I am yet to play a nicer or better sounding mid priced guitar than my Japanese 62 reissue.
I wish it looked like a Mustang, but I'm not really that bothered considering it plays so well.
misconception that strats were old man guitars for years. I bought one a few weeks back and it's the most solid, lovely sounding instrument I've ever played.
They sound amazing and are built beautifully, but they are still old man guitars, simply because of how they look and by association.
any idea what those pick ups are meant to sound like?
but this should give you a pretty good idea
I think it's the association with, er, old men that gives them that image. Clapton, for example. But they just sound amazing. I've got a 1996 LoneStar with a seymour duncan humbucker in the bridge position, it's about 3 times louder than any of the other pickups.
guess the title of the vid is a bit misleading..
Tell me some young, or more importantly cool people who play strats.
and you can have him from Built to Spill, and Malkmus. After that I am struggling.
Westlife are best because they sell most records. And I dont like Jimi Hendrix.
Personal taste isnt it though?
is famous for his playing rather than being a 'style' icon or any symbol of fashion. I think Jack White has one of the best looking guitars in rock. I played a tele when I was shopping for a new guitar, couldn't stand it. Just seemed so clunky and not very good for soloing on.
didnt ever all play the same song at the same time.
You are missing the point - I have no doubt they sell more strats than anyting else, that doesnt make them cool, or look nice to me.
This is off the hook: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hSW67ySCio
I wish I could hear it at work right now.
After a very quick scan of my ipod, These are bands I can think of that play Strats that get constant praise on here:
Built To Spill
Hot Club De Paris
Q And Not U
Times New Viking
The Wedding Present
I doubt in 50 years westlife will still best sellers, I dont really care about strats because they are so popular it makes them a bit boring, but there must be a reason they are so popular for half a century in the first place, they are a design classic
[Puts head in hands]
Oh the internet.
some people don't.
the biggest gripe that people have with them is that they're too common. another is that a lot of beginner guitars are strats, so people associate strats as being not very nice sounding, cheap instruments, when in fact the nicer ones have some of the best build quality/longevity of all the makes out there.
how is an Ibanez or a Jackson like any of the guitars you just mentinoed?
My first decent guitar was a jap squier strat...and I still think they are great, but there are lots of other cool guitars out there.
After spaffing endless 30/40/50 quids on crazy old euro guitars from the sixties on ebay/junk shops in the last couple of years, I can't ever see myself buying a new, famous guitar ever again.