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Fender Stratocasters are dogshit guitars

Fender Stratocasters are dogshit guitars
August 07, 2005, 06:27:51 PM
From Fortune Magazine's "Trends that May Go Bust" -

What cost $175 in 1969 jumped to $17,000 two years ago...



( Yeah, and now maybe people will realize that these guitars JUST FUCKING BLOW. )

http://www.fortune.com/fortune/slideshow/0,23288,1086579-3,00.html

LEGION

Re: Fender Stratocasters are dogshit guitars
August 07, 2005, 07:15:44 PM
It depends on the style of music whether it's a "good" guitar or not.  For something "twangy and/or bluesy" it's the perfect guitar.

Re: Fender Stratocasters are dogshit guitars
August 07, 2005, 07:40:48 PM
1.) Inflation might make $175 a significantly more impressive sum.
2.) Single coils are the cat's pajamas.
3.) The neck feels awesome.
4.) Great timbral variety.

Re: Fender Stratocasters are dogshit guitars
August 07, 2005, 07:43:39 PM
For sheer pricing insanity, try Gibson...

Re: Fender Stratocasters are dogshit guitars
August 07, 2005, 10:01:59 PM
ESPs are incredibly overpriced.

Re: Fender Stratocasters are dogshit guitars
August 07, 2005, 10:59:15 PM
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ESPs are incredibly overpriced.


Not mine.  As low-end axes go, it's got great value.

Re: Fender Stratocasters are dogshit guitars
August 08, 2005, 04:09:30 AM
Which one do you have?

Their low-end guitars have very bad quality control. There's loads of other brands that make better guitars for the money. Yamaha, Schecter (upper low end), Ibanez and Cort are just a few.

Re: Fender Stratocasters are dogshit guitars
August 09, 2005, 01:51:25 AM
Mine is from the ltd Viper series; it's the 100 model (solid finish).  I don't believe they make this particular model anymore.  Bought new for 250.  I don't ask a whole lot from my guitars apart from decent tone and good feel, but this one suited me better than comparably priced models.

Schecter was the next choice, however Ibanez (rg guitars) never did much for me.

Re: Fender Stratocasters are dogshit guitars
August 09, 2005, 09:33:53 AM
Stratocaster is not the best guitar for Metal, but for all kinds of classic rock it is quite ok. This model lives by its legacy and besides Fender is a huge trademark so you have to pay for the name.

Re: Fender Stratocasters are dogshit guitars
August 09, 2005, 05:35:28 PM
I got one of those for 80 dollars new at a guitar shop. It was real too.

But yeah, they do suck.

Re: Fender Stratocasters are dogshit guitars
August 13, 2005, 04:00:53 PM
A Strat is good for what it is. The shape of the body and neck is comfortable and the tone is great for anything from surf to classic rock. Stick a humbucker in the bridge position and it'll work for metal too.

Fenders are pretty overpriced, but not as terribly as Gibsons.

Re: Fender Stratocasters are dogshit guitars
August 18, 2005, 01:27:43 AM
I personally hate a Strat's sound, but it is really comfortable to sit down with.

Re: Fender Stratocasters are dogshit guitars
December 06, 2005, 10:33:39 AM
I hate fenders, I never liked them to begin with, and now its even worse now that every fuckn teeny bopper has one.
They suck and look like something thats been run over twice, swallowed, then vommited back up again. I really don't like em.

Re: Fender Stratocasters are dogshit guitars
December 06, 2005, 10:58:02 AM
I love the old, high quality Fenders, however the newest ones... I hate them. I prefer Schecter (a MUCH higher quality, much better feeling guitar) instead.

The strats sound funky now too, though they've never really been a 'metal' guitar.

Re: Fender Stratocasters are dogshit guitars
December 06, 2005, 11:11:08 AM
I like BCE rich and ESP's.

Everyone bags BCE rich's, but i adore em.