blaksabath
Registered User
Join date: Feb 2012
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#1
What is the difference, in your opinion/experiences, of these two makers of guitars?
-Difference in quality control, sound, playability, etc.


I've always been a strat guy, and love my Fenders.
But I was thinking of getting something a little different.
Dave_Mc
Chirp and Swirl
Join date: Mar 2005
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#2
which exact models are you looking at?
Quote by crownegamers
I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

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The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

Robbgnarly
Tab Contributor
Join date: Feb 2011
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#3
I prefer the G&L legacy over most any non MIA/MIJ Fender. G&L tribute use the same electonics as the USA series, and for being an import they are great guitars.


EDIT: realizedTS is talking the USA made G&L and yes I would take one over just about any MIA/MIJ Fender also
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
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Dave_Mc
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Join date: Mar 2005
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#4
yeah i haven't tried very many of them, but (unless i wanted something that looked exactly like a vintage fender) i'd probably take a USA G&L over anything short of the USA Fender reissues.
Quote by crownegamers
I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

Quote by dspellman
The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

JustRooster
Professionally Crabby
Join date: Jan 2005
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#5
Depends on which one you try. I generally have found that most Tribute models are on par with most CIJ fenders I've played. Regardless, a Strat is a Strat. When you find a gem, buy it.

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57Goldtop
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#6
I've owned several Fender Strats over the years (MIM, MIJ and MIA) and I recently picked up a mid 90's USA-made G&L Legacy. I love it! It's one of the best (if not THE best) Strat-style guitar I've ever owned. Leo Fender said it himself, he made his best guitars at G&L.
Current Gear:
2002 Gibson Les Paul Standard
'57 AVRI Fender Stratocaster
MIJ Fender Jaguar Special HH
Marshall JVM410
Vox AC15 C2
dannyalcatraz
Black Cherry Jello
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#7
Personally, I've never found a Fender that felt right to me. No issues with their quality, they just didn't feel right in my hands.

G&L and Godins, OTOH, have always seemed to be more comfortable to me. And since their quality is equivalent...
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