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Old 04-27-2010, 09:00 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Yeah, we had a good strat talk before...I think I got really lucky with my strat. I got it for 300 bucks and this thing sounds flawless. It stays in tune forever, the neck is smooth, the action is perfect, and now that I think about it it actually sounds better than my friend's mia. I even named it.

Wow, now I really do feel better about it...I gotta play this thing now.
Hmmm... you should name it Mia, get it?
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:49 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I think if it comes down to Strat vs. Les Paul it can be a real conundrum for me. Les Pauls are very cumbersome as far as heaviness is concerned and the way the instrument hangs on my shoulder, but the tone can be amazing . Strats on the other hand are more comfortable across the body and in the hands, but there's no weight to em'. the tone is too thin, and its hard to get a satisfactory overdriven/distorted tone out of them without modding he pickups.
As with most cases I agree with GB, but it's complicated. I'd rather play a Joe Pass than a Strat any day, and I'd rather play a thinline than a Les Paul any day. Having said that, both companies are overpriced for the quality and build that they offer, and both companies have ridden the coat tails of their respective histories, which is likely why they're overpriced.
There are definitely guitar companies out there that are offering better and more consistent quality for less money.
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Old 04-28-2010, 01:16 AM   #33 (permalink)
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I think if it comes down to Strat vs. Les Paul it can be a real conundrum for me.
What you said about each guitar is true in tone but there two very opposite guitars. One is basically the pinnacle of single coil guitars and the other is the most popular humbucker guitar.


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Having said that, both companies are overpriced for the quality and build that they offer, and both companies have ridden the coat tails of their respective histories, which is likely why they're overpriced.
There are definitely guitar companies out there that are offering better and more consistent quality for less money.
For sure. These small companies are making guitars of equal or better quality for a fraction of the price. Even American based ones like Shecter produces amazing quality and great tone with the standard setup.
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Old 04-28-2010, 02:14 AM   #34 (permalink)
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You wanna talk hobo? My guitar cost 150 USD. That's like one blue-ray movie.
dude i have this red beater wannabe les paul called a 'capri'. 120 Canadian

plays like a HD dvd hahaha
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I think i'm the first to say it, but I prefer the SG model over most other guitars. I like the tone of the Pauls, but I can't stand playing them (especially on the lap, they just slide off), the neck feels to thick and round, and the body is very heavy. Plus i'm a double-cut fan, but I do like the tone they produce. I love some strats though, especially the neck pickups, they're really smooth and deep. The necks on some feel like they were built for my hand, best Fender I played (at least judging of the way it played/felt) was a squire tele.
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I think i'm the first to say it, but I prefer the SG model over most other guitars. I like the tone of the Pauls, but I can't stand playing them (especially on the lap, they just slide off), the neck feels to thick and round, and the body is very heavy. Plus i'm a double-cut fan, but I do like the tone they produce. I love some strats though, especially the neck pickups, they're really smooth and deep. The necks on some feel like they were built for my hand, best Fender I played (at least judging of the way it played/felt) was a squire tele.
I have to agree that LP's are not comfortable guitars in any way, shape or form.
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I have to agree that LP's are not comfortable guitars in any way, shape or form.
I'm suprised that they havent made some sort of curve on the back to make it more so
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I'm suprised that they havent made some sort of curve on the back to make it more so
I have a feeling he mainly means the weight of them. Which they have solved with chambered and semi hollow versions. I would crap my pants if I got to own a semi hollowed f holed paul.
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They also have "weight relieved" LP bodies which have a bunch of holes drilled in different places on the body.
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They also have "weight relieved" LP bodies which have a bunch of holes drilled in different places on the body.
Holes all over? SEXY! COunt me in I want one.
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