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Old 01-26-2013, 08:58 PM   #1
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Best strat copy for shred?

Looking to buy a strat copy which won't be too expensive!

It has to:

- Be either HSH or HSS, preferably HSH
- Be good quality

If it had any of this stuff it would be great but it isn't neccessary:

- really thin neck
- locking nut/bridge with fine tuners
-24 frets

This one looks awesome, something like this, very 80's style would be good. it's a Hurricane ltd 2 as played by none other than Jason Becker on the Cacophony CDs and his solo album:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=...ml%3B1296%3B972

Thanks!
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:01 PM   #2
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:03 PM   #3
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Cheap and floyd rose do not go togeather.

Look for a used Ibanez RG3xxx
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:07 PM   #6
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Cheap and floyd rose do not go togeather.

Look for a used Ibanez RG3xxx


didnt say floyd rose man. I dont care whether it's got a decent floating trem on it, even if it's not a floating trem but it still has the locking nut (and so presumably fine tuners) I would block the trem, I just like the locking nut for the stability.

As for budget, Id be hoping to buy second hand no more than £200
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:18 PM   #7
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Try these Godins:

http://godinguitars.com/godinfreewaysap.htm
http://godinguitars.com/godinprogressionusbp.htm
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guit...electric-guitar

Of those, the Velocity is probably the shreddiest HSS, but it has been discontinued. That linked one is one of the few new ones out there; used ones can be found @$500.

The Fernandes Retrorocket Pro:
http://www.fernandesguitars.com/ret...rocket-pro.html

It's HSS, comes with fairly hot pickups and a Sustainer, but only has 22 frets.

G&L:
http://www.glguitars.com/instrument...vader/index.asp
http://www.glguitars.com/instrument...-plus/index.asp

Fret-King:
http://www.fret-king.com/gregg_wright.html

There are several Fret-King "Strat" models, but I thought the aesthetics of this one might really appeal to you; only 22 frets, though. It is also not HSS, but P90SS.

Malden has a couple of their prototypes for sale:
http://maldenguitars.com/storePMS.htm
http://maldenguitars.com/MISC.htm

That Stiger is only HH, but it does have coil-taps.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:19 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by kerkhammet
didnt say floyd rose man. I dont care whether it's got a decent floating trem on it, even if it's not a floating trem but it still has the locking nut (and so presumably fine tuners) I would block the trem, I just like the locking nut for the stability.

As for budget, Id be hoping to buy second hand no more than £200

Well in that case, search for a used Korean Ibanez.

edit: oh wait, you said a strat copy....

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Old 01-27-2013, 02:43 AM   #9
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