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Chief Brody
post Apr 27 2008, 09:35 AM
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Well i think i must have gone crazy because despite buying a PRS Custom 24 just a couple of weeks ago i felt compelled to go and buy myself yet another guitar.

When i went to buy the aforementioned PRS i tried out a LOT of guitars and i must admit that the Strats REALLY impressed me. The feel, the tone, playability, look - it nearly had it all. But in the end the immense versatility and craftsmanship (among other things) led me to favour the PRS that day.

Well now i've had a little while to spend time with the PRS and i came to the conclusion that there was definitely room in my life for a Strat (funnily enough the PRS fills all my LP-esque needs).

There was no need for me to go crazy, i just wanted a good quality, great sounding Strat and when i tested them out a couple of weeks ago the Clapton "Blackie" Strat was the one that left an impression on me. So i went back to the store, tried it out along with the other available Strats and Telecasters and found that i still felt the same way so i snapped it up.

It's a wonderful guitar, looks fantastic (the noiseless pickups both sound awesome and look awesome - really compliments the rest of the guitar), and it really provides a surprising range of tones but really excels in the Strat strongpoints that i was interested in. Comes in a fantastic tweed-style hardcase that really has some character and got a lot of attention whilst i was walking home with it - a nice little addition!

Gonna go hook this badboy into my blues.jr amp and my POD X3 and see what magic i can weave hehe.

Thankfully i think i'm pretty well catered for now in terms of guitars and won't be buying anymore for a while ("hooray" cries my bank balance!) buuuuut i must admit they had some pretty snazzy looking Gretsch guitars in the store that i might have to investigate in the future.

I don't know much about them though so if anyone has any opinions/experience/knowledge relating to them i'd be very happy to hear it.

Anyhoo, here's a quick couple of pics i took, not great but they do the job.

PS: I give permission to anyone who reads this post to punch me if i buy another guitar within the next 6 months. I fear i'm developing a compulsion blink.gif
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post Apr 27 2008, 10:02 AM
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Nice guitar i wish i could get a Clapton one but i dont think they do it in leftyt i really like strats i never used to i have an American strat myself and i love it
Ps whats the vintage trem like


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post Apr 27 2008, 10:06 AM
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Wow! Another cool guitar for you. biggrin.gif

But if you get another expensive guitar anytime soon I'll punch your lights out laugh.gif (was that imtimidating enough?)


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post Apr 27 2008, 10:23 AM
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Wow, the Clapton is one of my favorite! You can buy another guitar in the next month with no fear or problem...if you give me this guitar! tongue.gif


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post Apr 27 2008, 10:52 AM
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Nice, congratulations on a new guitar smile.gif
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post Apr 27 2008, 11:31 AM
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You'll be catching up to be soon with guitar purchases. I bought 3 guitars in 3 months recently and spent £3400 ($6800) ohmy.gif

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post Apr 27 2008, 02:07 PM
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post Apr 27 2008, 02:20 PM
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hehehe thats a mighty cool guitar !! smile.gif
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post Apr 27 2008, 03:19 PM
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Another great looking guitar Chief smile.gif

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post Apr 27 2008, 03:21 PM
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Thats actually my Dream Guitar! ohmy.gif

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post Apr 27 2008, 06:07 PM
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dont they donate like half the profit they make to the clapton charity thingie?
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post Apr 27 2008, 06:11 PM
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post Apr 27 2008, 11:54 PM
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Thanks for the messages guys, spent a good few hours with it last night and it's a real beauty. Fantastic tone and soooo comfortable to play.

QUOTE (Bondy @ Apr 27 2008, 06:02 PM) *
Ps whats the vintage trem like


Funnily enough the vintage trem in this guitar has been blocked as per Clapton's request, so i can't actually use it laugh.gif

I've installed the tremolo arm though, simply because i think it looks cooler, but it's just for show hehe.

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post Apr 28 2008, 12:02 AM
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post Apr 28 2008, 01:01 PM
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post May 10 2008, 06:29 AM
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Hey Chief, what police department do you work for, I want a job there. Apparently, the pay is pretty darned good!
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Cograts mate !!! it's a great axe wink.gif


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QUOTE (Chief Brody @ Apr 27 2008, 10:35 AM) *
Well i think i must have gone crazy because despite buying a PRS Custom 24 just a couple of weeks ago i felt compelled to go and buy myself yet another guitar.

When i went to buy the aforementioned PRS i tried out a LOT of guitars and i must admit that the Strats REALLY impressed me. The feel, the tone, playability, look - it nearly had it all. But in the end the immense versatility and craftsmanship (among other things) led me to favour the PRS that day.

Well now i've had a little while to spend time with the PRS and i came to the conclusion that there was definitely room in my life for a Strat (funnily enough the PRS fills all my LP-esque needs).

There was no need for me to go crazy, i just wanted a good quality, great sounding Strat and when i tested them out a couple of weeks ago the Clapton "Blackie" Strat was the one that left an impression on me. So i went back to the store, tried it out along with the other available Strats and Telecasters and found that i still felt the same way so i snapped it up.

It's a wonderful guitar, looks fantastic (the noiseless pickups both sound awesome and look awesome - really compliments the rest of the guitar), and it really provides a surprising range of tones but really excels in the Strat strongpoints that i was interested in. Comes in a fantastic tweed-style hardcase that really has some character and got a lot of attention whilst i was walking home with it - a nice little addition!

Gonna go hook this badboy into my blues.jr amp and my POD X3 and see what magic i can weave hehe.

Thankfully i think i'm pretty well catered for now in terms of guitars and won't be buying anymore for a while ("hooray" cries my bank balance!) buuuuut i must admit they had some pretty snazzy looking Gretsch guitars in the store that i might have to investigate in the future.

I don't know much about them though so if anyone has any opinions/experience/knowledge relating to them i'd be very happy to hear it.

Anyhoo, here's a quick couple of pics i took, not great but they do the job.

PS: I give permission to anyone who reads this post to punch me if i buy another guitar within the next 6 months. I fear i'm developing a compulsion blink.gif


BAM, punch.... haha


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