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Old 02-01-2013, 12:50 PM   #21
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Go to a music store. Play both. Buy whichever feels best.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:15 PM   #22
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Having owned both, I vote strat. It's a more comfortable guitar for me, and swapping out pickups and such is easy. I like the idea of the MIM option, and swapping the pickups. I've done that a couple of times, with excellent results.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:29 PM   #23
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^ In that regard, the LP is the better guitar; swapping pickups on a LP is quicker than swapping pickups on a Strat, not that such things should matter considering you shouldn't be swapping pickups that frequently anyway.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:35 PM   #24
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ZW LPs, the MIK one I had, was pretty awesome
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:13 PM   #25
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I just don't think the active pickups will be that good for the music you are going to play. My experience of active pickups was that they lacked the twang passives had. And for the styles you play I would like to have some twang.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:47 PM   #26
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An Epiphone LP Traditional Pro or Epi LP Custom Pro might work for covering all your bases - I've yet to find anything lacking in the pickups, and with the coil tap, you can cover a wide range of tones.

Generally speaking, though, I have problems with both the LP and the Strat, which is why I'm now playing an SG.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:47 AM   #27
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the only correct answer is both.

go big or go home.


+1

But for now go for hss strat. Go for a used american strat if possible.


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As suppose to a ordinary les paul, which will make you look like a moron trying to look like uh les paul
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:34 PM   #28
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The Strat for your playing style. Either a standard strat, or a HSS. I moded mine to a HSS, and i have been playing a lot of BB king, george througood, and skynyrd. it sounds great.

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Old 02-03-2013, 04:02 PM   #29
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wait, you already have a humbucker guitar.

so that was a trick question.

get the strat.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:01 PM   #30
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Dude, you need a new amp.
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:16 PM   #31
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Alright people, I played a friend's MIA Standard Strat, and I've decided to lay all other possible options to rest. It was a blissful experience digging that Strat. I'm going for a new USA Standard Stratocaster - Final.

Now, for the pickups. The new one comes with Fat 50's - are they good enough? Or should I swap them with Texas Specials or the DiMarzio Area Set? For the metal styles I like to play - I forgot to mention I already own a low-end Jackson Rhoads, which also has EMG 81/85s - actives.

I also need to get a good amp. I was using a Marshall MG30 till now, but considering a budget of $300-$600, what are good options? (Marshalls, Fender Amps, Vox Amps?)

For the rest of it, I'm currently using a Korg AX3000G and a Boss GT-100.

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Old 02-04-2013, 02:24 PM   #32
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Get it, and play it for a while before you change out the pickups. You may like it as it comes.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:39 PM   #33
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A good amp in the $300-600 range? I really like the Tech 21 Trademark 60, which will allow you to go thick and heavy, or clear and bright (or anything you want really). It goes for $600 new and $200-300 used. Granted, it's solid state, but that doesn't personally faze me.

As for tube amps, Peavey's Classic 30 and Classic 50 are also amazing for the money, and I have friends whose Bugera V22s and Blackstar HTs make me drool.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:02 PM   #34
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Alright people, I played a friend's MIA Standard Strat, and I've decided to lay all other possible options to rest. It was a blissful experience digging that Strat. I'm going for a new USA Standard Stratocaster - Final.

Now, for the pickups. The new one comes with Fat 50's - are they good enough? Or should I swap them with Texas Specials or the DiMarzio Area Set? For the metal styles I like to play - I forgot to mention I already own a low-end Jackson Rhoads, which also has EMG 81/85s - actives.

I also need to get a good amp. I was using a Marshall MG30 till now, but considering a budget of $300-$600, what are good options? (Marshalls, Fender Amps, Vox Amps?)

For the rest of it, I'm currently using a Korg AX3000G and a Boss GT-100.

If you are going to buy a Strat and also play metal, a HSS Strat would be worth considering (let's not start "SSS Strat can/'t do metal" war). You still get the middle and neck single coil sounds. And you have a humbucker in the bridge that is maybe more suited to the heavier styles. Try both and decide. It really depends on how much you are going to play metal on the Strat and if you are only going to use your Jackson for metal.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:55 PM   #35
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The Fat 50's are quite possibly my favorite stock pickups Fender has put in a Strat.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:52 AM   #36
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