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Ready on the Right

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« on: March 05, 2005, 07:29:48 AM »

Fender Stratocaster or Gibson Les Paul?

Let's see which electric axe gunnys prefer! Cheesy
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Skunkabilly

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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2005, 09:13:54 AM »

There are guitars, and there are elecrical appliances with strings.  :twisted:
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2005, 09:51:21 AM »

The Gibsons always just "felt" better to me.  More playable somehow.



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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2005, 11:12:15 AM »

The last time I looked at a new Gibson, the neck was warped.
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2005, 11:29:30 AM »

I voted other.  I love the looks and sound of the Gretsch Falcon.
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2005, 01:32:24 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2005, 05:45:17 PM »

To be true to our gun board roots:

Get both, and use the right tool for the situation at hand.

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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2005, 06:50:30 PM »

Caviat:  I dont' play an instrument, so take that as you will.

I'd go for a Parker Fly, based solely on the opion of friend who does play, and who's judgement I trust in this matter.  And, I like the look, and the tech behind the instrument.

Of course, my preferred instrument is a direct neural interface that can caputre what I play while in REM sleep.

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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2005, 08:15:57 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2005, 04:06:24 AM »

I have always been a Jackson junkie.Have yet to find another with such a thin ,fast neck. Of course the super hot pickups in them tend to limit you from any "pretty" tunes,...
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« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2005, 09:31:35 AM »

I have a Mosrite.

I want a Rickenbacker.  Wink
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« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2005, 05:28:08 PM »

I like both, but I picked the Strat.  As long as you don't have a problem with the fret scale they're easier to modify to your individual style.  They're cheaper and you can easily replace any part.  Replacing frets is also much easier on a Strat.  

Aside from swapping pickups or replacing worn pots, tuners, etc., there's not much I'd want to do to a Gibson unless it already had the value beat out of it.  In the last 20 years they have gotten too expensive and retain their value too well to risk screwing one up.

There are plenty of other guitars out there I like as well, but I'm sticking to the original question.
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« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2005, 02:46:32 AM »

Les Paul or Stratocaster? Tough choice. When I'm playing one of mine, I alway find myself putting it down and picking up a Telecaster or Esquire.

Of course It's hard to chose which one, I have a couple of each. Mostly it's the '56 tele, like butter.
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« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2005, 09:00:18 AM »

For me the choice was made before I bought one.

Stratocaster:  Eric Clapton. Jimi Hendrix.

Les Paul: Les Paul, Guys from Boston/Journey/REO arena rock and /Heavy-Metal- Bang-Your-Head bands.  
The guys playing the Strat played music I liked better when I was young and impressionable.  Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck balance these out somewhat, but throw in the higher price and lack of a whammy bar and I lean toward the Strat.

I'm talking an American Strat here, not a Squire Strat like you see at most stores.
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