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Old 12-20-2012, 03:33 PM   #1
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Strat Guitar

Hey guys! I was wondering if u could help me a little bit, i'm thinking of buying a strat guitar and i'm having trouble in deciding which one of these is best as regards sound, calibration, etc. I want a guitar that sounds good for playing John mayer, but also if I want to play a Pink floyd solo, I want it to sound properly as well. Im in between these models:
Squier Affinity
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Fernandes Retrorocket X
Which one do you think is the best?
I think that between those three the best one could be the retrorocket, but I don't have the chance to test it where I live, I could only buy it online, so i'm not entirely sure what to do. If you know any other brands of strat guitar that may be better than these please tell me.
Thank u in advance!!
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:52 PM   #2
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I can only comment on the Squier Affinity series since I've never played the others.

The pups on an Affinity tend to be pretty weak, so an upgrade would be in order to truly get the sound you're looking for.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:55 PM   #3
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Get a Classic Vibe Squier.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:20 PM   #4
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Axe Murderer, I was thinking something a little bit cheaper, thnx!!
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:46 PM   #5
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Dexter, what is your budget and do you already have an amp?
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:08 PM   #6
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$150 more or less, I've already have an amp: a peavey rage 258.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:32 PM   #7
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Perhaps a used MIM Strat. The can be found for around $200 with a little effort...
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:03 PM   #8
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Personally, I'm a big fan of Fernandes, but I'm not sure about how they are in their price range.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:44 PM   #9
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:36 AM   #10
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None of the above.
get one of these:
http://guitarfetish.com/XV-870-Doub...Body_c_152.html
MUCH higher quality stuff than SX or Squier or Fernandes at this price point.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:48 AM   #11
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Yamaha Pacifica. awesome guitars. or the GFS/Xaviere one
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:24 AM   #12
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+1 for the yamaha pacifica, solid guitar stays in tune, wide range of sounds. Although I have never come across a fernandes.
Whatever you decide on, you should it try before you buy, you might find something totally different you like better. Have fun looking
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:01 PM   #13
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The affinity is a bit cheaper than the fernandes, I've tried it and it seems that it has a pretty cool clean sound, but I don't like how it sounds with distortion, maybe if I get new pickups I can improve that, what do you think? I was thinking DS pickups..
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