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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:45 pm    Post subject: Strat's are meant to be black... Reply with quote

Or so my musical taste would have me believe:

Will Sergeant
Ed O'Brien
Teh Kurtz
The Edge
Bob Mould
Dave Gilmore
Nick Zinner
Stephen Malkmus


This is a relatively pointless thread but it explains why every Strat I've ever owned has been black, a colour choice I would avoid in almost any other model of guitar... Apart form an Ibanez Iceman


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hendrix and Clapper too

actually Jimi didn't play a white one that often, just at Woodstock he did.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Claptout is the reason I usually end up selling my strats the stigma of EC ends up overwhelming me...
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strats, Jags and Jazzmasters were all meant to be sunburst, which is why they all originally were unless you spent extra money.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jags and jazzmasters should be sunburst but not a strat... Just doesn't suit it.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The look of a 50's sunburst Strat with a maple neck is fantastic, reminds me of Buddy Guy and Buddy Holly. But I do like the late 60's/70's bigger headstock Strat in black or white.






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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I normally think that strats are the ugliest guitars to be ever made(after the sg and most "modern" designs), but this http://www.music-city.cz/fender-custom-shop-david-gilmour-signature-stratocaster-nos-maple-fingerboard-black-29943.html all fucking black with the yellowed maple neck and cream pickups and knobs. The most fucking beautiful ever thing ever Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You don't like the SG? Are you mad?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black's a boring colour for a guitar, unless it's a Ric, but then that's Jetglo.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BobArsecake wrote:
Black's a boring colour for a guitar, unless it's a Ric, but then that's Jetglo.


Generally I would agree, with both these points. Do that's Strats, Ricks, and ice men
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a white Strat guy. Whenever I think of a black Strat it looks tacky, with dull paint, and a bright white scratch plate that's waiting to go grey. Eventually the whole thing looks ready for going to, or as if it's just been picked up from a Cash Converters.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ike invented this shit on SBL



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the look of the Gilmour black-n-maple, and large headstock early 70s is nice too.


Also: Moollon fuzzes in full effect...


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well all my talk of black Strat's have been leading to one conclusion... Ordered a new project:

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. Strat is one of the classiest and beautiful guitars ever made. Plus it is the most comfortable, compact and ergonomic guitar
2. Strat is the choice of those who CAN play and who play boring music. For this reason for the rest strat is not beautiful
3. Black is a dull color that is good for collecting fingerprints. Black guitars tend to be invisible or vague onstage
4. Sunburst is a great color for strat ( les paul, les paul junior, ES, melody maker, 50's duo sonic, jaguar, firebird, telecaster)
5. My strat is surf green. I can't play the guitar. I'm not crazy about it, but it is the most comfortable guitar that I've owned/played
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm slightly biased towards sunburst these days. i used to hate sunburst guitars in general, but kinda my thing now. especially if they've faded a little bit over time. i'd love a maple necked black strat for the faux-gilmour moments in life.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sunshiner wrote:
2. Strat is the choice of those who CAN play and who play boring music. For this reason for the rest strat is not beautiful.


I think this is the main problem with the Strat, Clapton, Mayer and all the other gurning blooz dudes have left a dirty mark on the Strat that many (including me) can't get past, even though I could write a substantially long list of good (from my perspective) musicians how use them.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

black strat with white pickguard is the most ubiquitous config i can think of but it can still look cool
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sunshiner wrote:
Strat is the choice of those who CAN play and who play boring music.

This.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very true, but strat is also the choice of noobs who can't play, myself included when I started out.
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