I have tried but I just cant bond with a................?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by slinger, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. slinger

    slinger Friend of Leo's

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    I have tried but I just cant bond with a Strat.
     
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    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Strat
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    Resonator guitar of any type
    12 string guitar of any type
    All mahogany acoustic
    Short scale bass
    Banjo
    Upright (doghouse) bass
     
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  3. VintageSG

    VintageSG Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Les Paul - Pity, they can sound awesome.
    Dreadnought acoustics - Too big.
    Banjos - I cannot do the picking thing.
    Mandolins - Dang!, I do like the sound, but alas, my left hand isn't strong enough.
    Woodwind/brass - Wish I could play the sax or clarinet. 'Strangulated shart' is the noise that comes out.
     
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  4. YeOldeTeleDuder

    YeOldeTeleDuder Tele-Afflicted

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    Electric guitars that aren't Teles or Strats. They feel weird and have confusing looking controls. Acoustic guitars that aren't dreadnoughts.
     
  5. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Poster Extraordinaire

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    A Tubescreamer. I dunno how other people manage to get such good sounds out of them, never could with mine and I sold it.
     
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    DHart Friend of Leo's

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    Les Pauls... a bit too small, a bit too heavy, a bit too unbalanced for playing while sitting, which is what I mostly do.

    But they do sound good, so I keep a couple of them around just for the odd occasion when... you know.
     
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  7. jayyj

    jayyj Tele-Afflicted

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    Strats. Genuinely can't put my finger on it, they make good sounds, they're comfortable to play, I just never get the 'take me home' vibe.

    Gibson J200s. So many iconic images of them and I'd love to own one. But they're huge, unweildy beasts to hold and four out of five sound dull and quiet unless you dig into them far harder than I'd ever play. Whenever I encounter an exceptional one I can't spare the money to buy it, and whenever I'm in a position to buy one they all sound like acardboard box with strings attached to it. Who knows, one day the stars might align for me.
     
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  8. Anode100

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    Phaser.

    The Phase 45 is too much to my ears (or at least in my hands), so I built a '45 - and never use it!
     
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    Less Paul
     
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    People who don't like Strats. All kidding aside, I've been playing single coils for so many decades that I guess my pick attack is so entrenched in that sound that I, for the life of me, just can't get any humbucker to sound good, no matter how hard I try. I can coax good sounds out of other single coils besides Strats and Teles, like Jazzmasters, Jags, Mustangs, P90s. Just not humbuckers, including Filtertrons. I love the sound of a Gretsch in the hands of Joe Walsh, Stills or Young, Brian Setzer, and Paul Cotton (Poco), but I can't get them to sound like that.
    Same for Les Pauls. I do slightly better with SG and 335 types, but only marginally so.
    Also, Mesa Boogies.
     
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  11. Sinner1980

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    Les paul...

    Had 3 in total but as much as I wanted to, never really could bond with them.
    Too clunky and heavy plus I don't like the way they balance nor the scale length...

    Shame because they sound amazing.

    SG is a close second but I believe a tele fills that tonally, with ease.
     
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    Reverend. I've had a couple of em, as I love their look. Loved the neck but not the sound on my Rocco. My Buckshot hurts my fretting hand to play for very long.
     
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    Anything with a skinny neck.
    Strats.
    Chapman Stick.
    Line 6 Variax.
    Mid-forward overdrives, a la Tubescreamer.
    Most modern high-gain amps.
     
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    Fat necks.
    Dreadnoughts.
    Weird shaped guitars.
     
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    Strats.

    Gear that I can't afford.

    Opinions other than my own.

    Women who see right through me.
     
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    Seriously, though, it is a complete mystery to me why the Strat is the world's most popular guitar.
     
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    person who can't bond.


    oh wait. this isn't BD.

    25.5 scale jazz box guitar. For some reason I need the gibby scale on a hollow body.
     
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    Telecaster.

    If they had two cutaways, three pickups and a contoured body they'd be just dandy
     
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    Les Paul.

    Not for lack of trying... I'm on my 4th one! (Which may be a winner.)

    [​IMG]
     
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    Any guitar with a switch near the neck - I always hit it with my hand!
    Upside-down headstocks
    Gig bags
     
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