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post Jan 28 2008, 11:58 AM
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gday mates

im thinkin about gettin a strat and im just wondering what youse all think of em......i mainly play gunners stuff but i also play motley crues songs too and my les paul doesnt quite cut it for the tone of the motley crue........mick mars uses a fender strat with a marshall amp..............i have the marshall but need the strat to get that tone...........plus mick uses his whammy bar a lot so thats why need one too.....................i been lookin at the american standard strat in the olympic white colour.......so does anyone have one of these and what do youse reckon about em...........im also wondering if there is much difference between the american and mexican made strats apart from the price?

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post Jan 28 2008, 12:11 PM
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There is a big difference and go for the USA strat...If you have the possibility of buying one do it..Than you'll have two of the best guitars ever wink.gif


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post Jan 28 2008, 12:52 PM
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I'am looking to get a strat as well i maybe getting a custom type strat just waiting for a price hope you get a good one


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post Jan 28 2008, 08:30 PM
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American Series White Strat is a good guitar and you should buy it - period. Every musician IMHO should have a strat.


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post Jan 28 2008, 09:04 PM
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stratocaster is the most beautiful guitar in the world , imo........and yes there is a remarkable differnce between the american and the mexican, if u have the money go for the American Standardt with any doubt.


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post Jan 28 2008, 09:40 PM
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I have a mexican made standard strat and I like it very much. A lot of people though complain about the quality of the mexican made ones. The only conclusion i've come to about them is that buying one is taking a chance because you may get one that's great or you may get one that's not built as well (I've heard others saying this too). Their quality is sort of inconsistent. The pickups aren't very good either but they can obviously be replaced. I recently however built a custom strat to my exact style. I got it from a company called Warmoth. You might want to check them out if you haven't already. Really awesome quality.
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post Jan 29 2008, 10:27 AM
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hey fellas cheers for the advice i have the money for the american strat i just gotta wait three weeks and ill buy it for sure i think wink.gif


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post Jan 29 2008, 11:44 AM
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Congratulations man..keep us updated..and give us a review! I'm buying a strat in a few months too so - yaaay for us!!! laugh.gif


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post Jan 29 2008, 01:12 PM
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speaking of reviews i just bought a marshall jvm410 100 watt head and quad box a week ago i should do a review on that one its an awesome amp.....and yes i will do a strat review when i get it wink.gif

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Congratulations man..keep us updated..and give us a review! I'm buying a strat in a few months too so - yaaay for us!!! laugh.gif



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post Jan 31 2008, 12:27 PM
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I just bought a NEW for 2008 Fender American Standard Series Stratocaster shipped to my door for $799 from an online Music Store.

They had sent me a 20% coupon and it came in handy knocking $200 off the regular price.

I have to tell you the new Strat is amazing, it sounds great and plays just as well as it sounds.

The new Maple Fretboard is buffed and very slick, it will take some breaking in, but it is truly a work of art.

I got mine in the Blizzard Pearl finish.

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post Jan 31 2008, 02:23 PM
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QUOTE (yell03 @ Jan 31 2008, 06:27 AM) *
I just bought a NEW for 2008 Fender American Standard Series Stratocaster shipped to my door for $799 from an online Music Store.

They had sent me a 20% coupon and it came in handy knocking $200 off the regular price.

I have to tell you the new Strat is amazing, it sounds great and plays just as well as it sounds.

The new Maple Fretboard is buffed and very slick, it will take some breaking in, but it is truly a work of art.

I got mine in the Blizzard Pearl finish.

Howard


Congratulations Howard , u just have a treasure in your hands.


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post Feb 1 2008, 12:03 AM
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QUOTE (coffeeman @ Jan 31 2008, 08:23 AM) *
Congratulations Howard , u just have a treasure in your hands.


Thanks, it really is beautiful.

I played a 2007 American Strat and liked it alot, it got me thinking, then......

My daughter's boyfriend left his Mexican Strat here and I liked it so much I went for the New American Standard Version.

I just sold my Fender Telecaster FMT HH, so now I am down to 3 guitars, 4 if you count the $99 Dean Vendetta XM.

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post Feb 2 2008, 11:03 PM
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QUOTE (yell03 @ Jan 31 2008, 06:27 AM) *
I just bought a NEW for 2008 Fender American Standard Series Stratocaster shipped to my door for $799 from an online Music Store.

They had sent me a 20% coupon and it came in handy knocking $200 off the regular price.

I have to tell you the new Strat is amazing, it sounds great and plays just as well as it sounds.

The new Maple Fretboard is buffed and very slick, it will take some breaking in, but it is truly a work of art.

I got mine in the Blizzard Pearl finish.

Howard


haha i got that same letter! ive been thinkin about getting the 2008 strat or the malmsteen strat, i cant decide!


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post Feb 3 2008, 12:26 AM
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standard stratocaster is a very practical guitar if you have the Gibson no way to run from standard strato
the bothe are the best intrumets in the world .good luck with strato


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post Feb 4 2008, 04:39 AM
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QUOTE (KloCkWorXx @ Feb 2 2008, 05:03 PM) *
haha i got that same letter! ive been thinkin about getting the 2008 strat or the malmsteen strat, i cant decide!


Go for the 2008 Standard, you need that 22nd fret wink.gif


QUOTE (Hisham @ Feb 2 2008, 06:26 PM) *
standard stratocaster is a very practical guitar if you have the Gibson no way to run from standard strato
the bothe are the best intrumets in the world .good luck with strato


I agree, a Les Paul and a Strat are the two must haves from my generation.

In fact I just sold my Fender Showmaster, so now I am down to the Les Paul and Strat, not counting the $99 Dean Vendetta XM.

A Gibson SG Standard or 61 Reissue would be nice to add to my collection.

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post Feb 4 2008, 06:30 AM
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I think it's all preferance, I personally need a very thick, warm tone for the kind of music I play, so I don't think I'm getting a strat anytime soon. But if the music you play calls for that brighter tone go for it.


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post Feb 4 2008, 06:34 AM
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QUOTE (RIP Dime @ Feb 3 2008, 09:30 PM) *
I think it's all preferance, I personally need a very thick, warm tone for the kind of music I play, so I don't think I'm getting a strat anytime soon. But if the music you play calls for that brighter tone go for it.


That true with me too, I play a lot of Pantera, Metallica, Ozzy, ect. stuff so it doesnt really work too well for me. smile.gif


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post Feb 4 2008, 06:43 AM
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I personally am not fond of how they feel/play, but they sound simply amazing. I picked up an EJ signature Strat in Guitar Center one day, and it had to be one of the best sounding guitars I've ever played, but I hated how it felt. It wasn't set up very well, but even taking that into consideration, it just wasn't for me. But then again, the price tag might have had something to do with that, as well. laugh.gif

It just comes down in personal preference in the end. I don't think you should ever buy a guitar unless you can sit down with it, play it, and just know that it's the guitar for you. One person could get some amazing sounds out of a guitar that, in another's opinion, could be just about the worst guitar on the planet.

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QUOTE (Zephyr @ Feb 3 2008, 09:43 PM) *
I personally am not fond of how they feel/play, but they sound simply amazing. I picked up an EJ signature Strat in Guitar Center one day, and it had to be one of the best sounding guitars I've ever played, but I hated how it felt. It wasn't set up very well, but even taking that into consideration, it just wasn't for me. But then again, the price tag might have had something to do with that, as well. laugh.gif

It just comes down in personal preference in the end. I don't think you should ever buy a guitar unless you can sit down with it, play it, and just know that it's the guitar for you. One person could get some amazing sounds out of a guitar that, in another's opinion, could be just about the worst guitar on the planet.

Also, France.

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Me too, the necks feel like a fat dowel that has been cut in half, they are usally skinny and annoyingly thick.


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post Feb 9 2008, 08:06 PM
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I just bought an american deluxe. I think it's a bit more versatile than the standard because of the S1 switching, it's a bit more expensive but you can tell they spend a bit more time building these ones. So I'd say if you like to use more distortion the S1 may get you closer to the tone you're looking for without sacrificing the nice clean tone you can get as well.
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