I'm not a fancy electric guitar player. I'm probably not even that good. But last night I had a strange experience. My first guitar 20 years ago was a strat. I love the feel of a strat (I still own my first). I bought an Elite in January for a steal, thanks to Adorama. But I also have several teles and a Mustang amp. My main electric has been a MIM Cabronita Thinline. I have dialed in a couple settings on my Mustang that i think sound great with my Cab. Im drawn to the simplicity of the Cab-no tone to fiddle with, and only three choices for pickups, so it's very basic. Last night at practice i grabbed my strat to give it a whirl. Ive played it through a practice amp, but not consistently through my main mustang, so i dont have a good setting for it, not to mention it has basically 10 pickup combinations. That combined with the limitless possibilities of the Mustang, and... I put the Strat down and picked up the Cab. I like the sound of the cab. I like the feel of the neck. And i like the simplicity. I haven't played around with the strat nearly enough to havw a good sense of it, so its not that the Cab is better (I love and appreciate the necks on each), but for that moment, i knew the sound i wanted and it was from the Cab. So, how do you fight the allure of options? Im tempted to tell myself to either pick a position and stick with it. I could fiddle with it all day, but that not what i want to do. I want to play. theres a balance between trying to find the sound and playing, but where is it?