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#1 echoes_4

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 07:41 AM

Hey there guys,

Among some of my guitars I own a fender strat ('54 reissue), which has a maple fret board and everything that a '54 stat would entail basically. I also have a Prs Custom 22. What I am looking for is a strat that plays like my PRS. This has noting to do with sound. Ultimately, this strat sghould sound nice and fat like an early 60's would (Think Srv tone). This is beside the point. What models have a relatively flat fretboard like a PRS and would play much like it. A PRS with strat electronics would be interesting, but is way out of the question (because of money). I absolutely love my '54 - beautiful bright tone etc, but I need a strat with a fatter sound eventually, and I'd like it to play very nice and quick, much like my PRS does.... Any suggestions? Thanks guys. PM me if you'd like as well...

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 07:45 AM

Depends on how much you want to spend... Check out Warmoth, could be interesting.


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Posted 17 October 2005 - 08:25 AM

Yeah how much have you got to spend?

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 11:24 AM

why do you keep bringing up the sound if it's not important?

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 12:16 PM

Try a american seies strat. Also try a jeff beck model, it has a diffrent styled neck.

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Posted 18 October 2005 - 04:55 AM

Most strats have a 9.5" fretboard. This is not flat.

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Posted 18 October 2005 - 08:02 AM

PRS makes a guitar with 3 single coils ala the Fender Strat maybe you could give that one a try. If you don't get the sound you like you could always put Fender p/u's in it.
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Posted 18 October 2005 - 10:35 AM

Hey, Im willing to spend up to $2000 max. However, anything just past $1000 would be much rather preffered. Sound does matter still maybe I'm saying. Again, looking for that fatter sound. I have a prs and the single coils are great, but in their own context. I will be a fender strat for sure....

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Posted 18 October 2005 - 05:21 PM

Look at doing a Warmoth custom.

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Posted 18 October 2005 - 06:01 PM

QUOTE (echoes_4 @ Oct 18 2005, 01:35 PM)
Hey, Im willing to spend up to $2000 max. However, anything just past $1000 would be much rather preffered. Sound does matter still maybe I'm saying. Again, looking for that fatter sound. I have a prs and the single coils are great, but in their own context. I will be a fender strat for sure....


how about you spend just 200$ and buy a warmoth neck with a 16" radius.

That would be nice.



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Edited by loudandproud, 18 October 2005 - 06:02 PM.

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Posted 18 October 2005 - 06:41 PM

If you wanted a 60's fatter Strat tone than you should have gotten a 60's Strat reissue. I know what you mean though by neck feel, I like a flatter neck like the 50's model, and I like their tone better but thats just me. I have been looking into a 54 Strat reissue for a new guitar but they are hard to find, the MIM ones that is. I find, the flatter the neck is the better, thats why I dont like Gibson's cause their necks are fairly bulky compared to a Strat. If you want a good Strat buy some Warmoth parts like the body and neck and buy Fender's 60's Strat pickups, that wont cost you more than 1000 bucks Canadian thats for sure.

Edited by AcousticSmash, 18 October 2005 - 06:42 PM.


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Posted 19 October 2005 - 07:53 AM

Maybe something like this Carvin?
http://www.carvin.co...?ItemNumber=C66
You can put single coils in there in the options. Carvin makes good stuff.



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