Are Strat players more respected?


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08/02/2002 5:29 pm
Exactly! Its the musician, not the instrument.
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08/03/2002 1:00 pm
YNGWIE MALMSTEEN IS NUTS....HE PLAYS QUITE THE STRAT..........I DONT KNOW IF THAT MAKES HIM BETTER OR ANYTHING....AND JUST FOR THE RECORD.....DOES AN LP HAVE A PLACE IN METAL??? JUST A TREND IM SEEING(SAME WITH THOSE DAMN PRS'S,AND SKHECTERS)
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08/04/2002 10:45 am
Yes the Les Paul certainly has a place in metal.....I love playing metal on mine because it has that great sustain and chunky kind of sound when used on a distortion channel. People have played metal on LPs for years.
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08/04/2002 2:29 pm
the lp does have great sustain and a good crunch through proper distortion...i love the class 5 myself
ive just always seen a flying v or other "sick"
guitar to be the flagship of metal.....as long as the sound falls into place
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08/04/2002 3:14 pm
Yngwie playes on a guitar with scalloped frets. I think even if the strat were harder to play normally, scalloping your frets would make it a lot easyer than a Les Paul.
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08/06/2002 4:42 am
Originally posted by bornoffire
...ive just always seen a flying v or other "sick" guitar to be the flagship of metal.....as long as the sound falls into place
well, there ya go, now. The first time I saw a V, it was in the hands of Kim Simmons of Savoy Brown. The second one I saw was being played by Albert King. So by the time I saw Hendrix with one, I knew it as a Blues guitar, and I was ready for what I heard when Jimi played "Red House" with it!

[i]P.S. Has anyone else noticed that they actually look like a flying Y???

[Edited by Lordathestrings on 08-05-2002 at 11:45 PM]
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08/06/2002 5:10 pm
haha, yeah if you include the neck.

I've played a few Strats, and they sound pretty nice (my first and only electric guitar so far is a Squier Strat, but i have a nice acoustic; Guild DC-1;$worth near $1000), but as somebody said above that they do sound a bit generic. I played my guitar instructor's LP yesterday (Epiphone Les Paul, but it has 2 F holes, its a discontinued model, worth a bit of money) and it was excellent. The actual neck radius is 2.5 inches larger, but the fretboard is smaller, it seems (at least to me); with fenders being 9.5 and LP's being around 11 or 12.

Im likely to buy an Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty (3 humbuckers!)

Personally i could care less if they are more respected, if you get the tone that you want out of one of them but not the other, does it matter which one is more respected?

Interesting topic though.
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08/07/2002 12:45 am
Originally posted by Incidents Happen
...if you get the tone that you want out of one of them but not the other, does it matter which one is more respected?...
Zhigackly! It was my ears that got me to buy my much-loved Yamaha the day I went out to buy a Les Paul Custom.
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08/07/2002 1:14 am
can you get me a link to the yamaha that you bought? i think you had one on here before but i cant remember what it was.
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08/07/2002 2:41 am
My review on Harmony Central is the first one you see here. If you step it back a notch with the path above the title, you get a long list of Yamaha model numbers. I added my SBG 1000 review to the SG 1000 thread because there was no SBG listing at the time. They're the same guitars. Its just that Gibson gave Yamaha some legal flak about the SG name. Check out the reviews on the SG (or SBG) 1000, 2000, and 3000.

Be warned. If you start jones'in' for an old Yamaha, you're going to have to search around for it. And then you'll have to get the current owner to part with it. I wasn't kidding when I wrote that if mine was stolen, I would look to pry it from the thief's trembling fingers as he died! :mad:


...a little later, a little more knowledgeable...

A tour of the offerings on E-Bay yielded this lovely cream SBG 3000, current bid: $US799, and this heart-breaking cosmetic damaged sunburst SG 1000, current bid: $US159. So, they are out there...

[Edited by Lordathestrings on 08-06-2002 at 10:51 PM]
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08/07/2002 6:21 am
[i]Originally posted by Lordathestrings
Be warned. If you start jones'in' for an old Yamaha, you're going to have to search around for it. And then you'll have to get the current owner to part with it. I wasn't kidding when I wrote that if mine was stolen, I would look to pry it from the thief's trembling fingers as he died! :mad:

Ditos on that Yamaha. I have an RGX 1212S. I wouldn't trade it for the world. It is by far one of THE best guitars I've ever played and owned. It's a well thought out and well constructed axe, and it plays like a dream. So much for the review. I just had to agree with Lord on those Yamaha's. :cool:
How did I get these Italics? :confused:

[Edited by kimbob on 08-07-2002 at 01:23 AM]
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08/07/2002 10:01 am
Originally posted by Incidents Happen

Im likely to buy an Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty (3 humbuckers!)

Personally i could care less if they are more respected, if you get the tone that you want out of one of them but not the other, does it matter which one is more respected?

Interesting topic though.


Last thing I knew you were wanting an american strat.....seems like you're as indecisive as I am.....I hear Page and Slash and I reach for my les paul.....then I hear Hedrix, Blackmore and RHCP and get the squire out, feeling a real desire for a real strat with that great tone.

I dont much care for the respect either, I just wanted to see what you people thought of the rumour about strat players....I'm surprised my thread lasted this long.
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08/08/2002 1:33 am
Originally posted by ^Chacron^
Originally posted by Incidents Happen

Im likely to buy an Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty (3 humbuckers!)

Personally i could care less if they are more respected, if you get the tone that you want out of one of them but not the other, does it matter which one is more respected?

Interesting topic though.


Last thing I knew you were wanting an american strat.....seems like you're as indecisive as I am.....I hear Page and Slash and I reach for my les paul.....then I hear Hedrix, Blackmore and RHCP and get the squire out, feeling a real desire for a real strat with that great tone.

I dont much care for the respect either, I just wanted to see what you people thought of the rumour about strat players....I'm surprised my thread lasted this long.


well yeah but that was before i played an LP. Squier, tone? im not sure that you can use those 2 words in the same sentence, legally;).

But yeah, since i played an LP, and loved it, im gonna go for the black beauty.
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08/09/2002 10:32 am
well im not the only one that has it in for prs

im sick of seeing prs's and scheckters(there as bad as the shoe)being pulled out like a bag of tricks by these nu bands .....im not saying there all bad(the guitars).....but im shure as heck not forkin over more than 700 bucks on an axe endorsed by "papa roach" or "pod"
jam it up!!!
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08/09/2002 1:35 pm
PRS make nice custom guitars. Over in england there's a player called Snail's Pace Slim who has been known to favour the strat, and yet he often uses custom made PRS' as his stage guitars, and he too gets a great sound for the Hendrix/ZZ-top sets he plays with his band The Hamsters. (If you live in england I really recommend you go and see them if they come to a venue near you.)

It isnt just the Nu-metal players who use them. Alex Lifeson used them on the Different Stages tour....previously he used Guild semi-acoustics.....changing guitars is one way you can develop as a player.
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08/09/2002 4:22 pm
I like PRS's tone. Listen to Santana, thats a neat sounding guitar to me.
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08/09/2002 5:35 pm
Well the fact I live in Canada means the exchange on that guitar would be through the roof. I would probably never get a PRS, but I do like the sound of them. I would get a Peavey Wolfgange. Sounds nice with a floating bridge at half the price.
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08/10/2002 1:48 am
Yeah, I read somewhere the action on those is less than a 16th of an inch or something at the 22nd fret. I cant remember.
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08/10/2002 3:06 am
see the LP im getting has 3 humbuckers, so i'll have ALOT of options as far as tonality...:D

here's a link to it-

http://www.music123.com/item/?itemno=31921&t=4#tab

now i know this is a link to a website, but im not 'advertising' it as for personal gain, i advise you to check it out, because its an AWESOME deal.

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08/10/2002 3:32 am
hmmm.. nice! :)

For myself, I'd be unwilling to trade one of my cutaways for a third pickup. I see that Yamaha SBG 3000 on e-Bay went for $US1326, so it seems I'm not the only one who thinks they're about the best there is. That damaged SG 1000 is still sitting at $US152. Now [u]that's[/u] an awesome deal.
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