Why do I keep "shopping" for Strats?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Flat6Driver, May 30, 2019.

  1. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

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    There’s also a sunburst model...and even if I were to get one (which would probably be the white one), I’d change the pickguard—either pearloid/mother-of-toilet-seat, tortoise or fur-on cowhide.

    Because I’m tacky like that. :D
     
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  2. lineboat

    lineboat Friend of Leo's

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    My name is Will and I’m a Stratoholic.
    I won’t even try to talk anyone out of a Strat. They’re comfortable, versatile, sleek and cool. My favorites are vintage spec, but anything that feels right to you, jump on it!
     
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  3. Dacious

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    After I sold my gold AVRI I thought - I have a Flaxwood Stratoid with SD lipsticks that quacks. But I had some spare cash, this Fender FSR black Am Special with white collars and cuffs and maple neck and big painted headstock with matching colour and hardly used.....

    I'll probably play it and flip it.... A grand US landed in Oz, should be able to make some change on it.

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  4. Piggy Stu

    Piggy Stu Friend of Leo's

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    Lads: which of us is going to tell him?
     
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  5. awasson

    awasson Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    I was going to say the same thing. Get an Eric Johnson Strat and all you’ll want to do is play it. The GAS will be greatly reduced.

    I’ve got three Strats and all three are awesome guitars. My guitars aren’t locked in cases and I’ve always got one and more often two within reach at all times. The EJ was the most recent purchase and if it was the first, I’d likely only have one Strat.

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    One Strat to rule them all
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  6. Guitardvark

    Guitardvark Tele-Meister

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    I just keep trying to like one. just one. every one I ever owned I tossed back. just dont like the way they feel on my right hand. Im a les paul type palm rester on the bridge and the back of the strings and if you rest your palm on the back of a strat like that i get nothing. but click click click clank clank clank...my style is no suited for strats?
     
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  7. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I'd like to get my hands on a Robert Cray Strat, not sure the frets are big enough though.
    By the time I mod the basic Strat design enough to suit me it's not really a Strat any more.
     
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  8. JayFreddy

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    Nothing wrong with shopping for Strats.

    As long as you dont keep buyin' em!

    My main electric guitar is a Tele, but I own more Strats than I do Teles.

    I think the Tele is like the mythical "good wife" who can cook, clean, and knows how to repair outboard motors...

    The Strat is more of a glamor girl. Higher maintenance, only cooks one or two dishes well, but she's got that sugar that keeps you coming back.
     
  9. Flat6Driver

    Flat6Driver Friend of Leo's

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    I pulled the MIA blue on out tonight but got interrupted by the family before really getting to play much. I really want to A/B it with the burst one. Seems like the burst one has a bit more punch.

    Maybe I’ll find a nice white one and put TX specials in it. Or something.
     
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  10. DougM

    DougM Friend of Leo's

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    You can never have too many Strats.
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    Those are, from top to bottom, Am Pro, Am Performer, Player series, Classic Player 60s, Deluxe Roadhouse, and Squier Classic Vibe 60s Strats. I didn't include my orange Affinity or Japanese made Fernandes LE2, which is my only maple neck one.
     
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  11. Piggy Stu

    Piggy Stu Friend of Leo's

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    Perhaps don't let the wife read this
     
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  12. Telecaster88

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    I went thirty years playing my Tele pretty much exclusively (I have a 60s Duo-Sonic as backup) until last year when I inexplicably got Strat Fever. I bought a MIM Deluxe Roadhouse with PF board and built-in pre-amp and loved it. I loved it so much it convinced me to get its sister, a satin finished maple neck MIM with push switch that activates the bridge pup in positions 4 and 5.

    I loved that one so much too that I ended up in the market for an MIA. Looked for a long time at Am Pros, but ended up with a '99 Am Std. I tuned it up and plugged it in and all it took was one strummed chord to fall in love. It's the strat complement to my original beloved '88 Tele. I weirdly no longer feel any need to browse the shops. I'm good. Hopefully for a long time!
     
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  13. Flat6Driver

    Flat6Driver Friend of Leo's

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    I played Blue Strat last night at band rehearsal....I will have to review the recordings to see how out of tune I made it with the floating trem. Of course I'm still "shopping" this morning on Reverb and Ebay. I saw that post in Bag Dog where someone bought a guitar because they were in a bad mood.....hmmm, I find that often, I'd be tripping over stuff!
     
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  14. hotraman

    hotraman Tele-Holic

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    I have never owned a Strat. I own a MIA Nashville B bender and a Blue Jazzmaster ( special run from CME). But .. a lot of my favorite guitarists play Strats. So I do a lot of "looking". Its fun, of course. But my main playing guitar is my Black Falcon.
     
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    tigger Tele-Meister

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    I don't think anyone ever "needs" more than 6 stratocasters.
     
  16. Bruxist

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    I have 2 that are mine (and one that is going to a friend and parts for another I am not sure what I will do with) but I am always looking at others.

    Would like to have one with P-90's and one with humbuggers.

    If money were no object, I think one of every color would be nice.

    But my 2 were both gifts so they are not going anywhere. I have a 1996 SRV that I am thinking of putting rails in and a 1988 Pewter American Standard I am having a 70's classic neck put on (the original neck is just too skinny, though it has such beautiful rosewood fretboard and a great-feeling satin finish).
     
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    Probably my favorite color combo for a Strat with a rosewood fingerboard. Pure class.
     
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  18. DFB1

    DFB1 Tele-Meister

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    I used to shop for them and gave up.
    I just don't like them. This took my buying 5 of them to figure out.
    Tele,LP and 335 style are what I shop for now.
    A Super Strat might make it into the house one day.
    Might.
     
  19. Dan R

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    My biggest regret in the Strat department was not buying a G&L Legacy. It was about the same price as a Fender MIA. That MIA Strat was the best playing guitar I have ever owned. I just couldn't get on with the pickups. Plus, I am a tele player at heart. I'd still like to have a Strat around for some of the sounds and tremolo. They are very nice at what they do.
     
  20. thunderbyrd

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    I keep shopping for strats because i'm not right in the head. YMMV.
     
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