Alphaform
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Sometimes when going for a tone I use my uber cheap 2003 Squier Strat over my Fender US Standard Strat.. why?

Because I tend to realize that the squier has a completely different tone to it (obviously). The bridge pickup is a lot brighter (and you can't adjust the tone of it, they didn't wire it on this guitar, back tone knob controls brightness of the middle pickup). The neck pickup is really warm, and the guitar isn't as harsh, and the pickups are not as hot as the Fender.

I feel this is sometimes good in getting a bright rock vintage tone out of my AC30. My Fender does it as well but sometimes I think I'd rather be using my Squier.

Does anyone else do this?
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No two Strats are really ever the same.

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Quote by Alphaform
Sometimes when going for a tone I use my uber cheap 2003 Squier Strat over my Fender US Standard Strat.. why?

Because I tend to realize that the squier has a completely different tone to it (obviously). The bridge pickup is a lot brighter (and you can't adjust the tone of it, they didn't wire it on this guitar, back tone knob controls brightness of the middle pickup). The neck pickup is really warm, and the guitar isn't as harsh, and the pickups are not as hot as the Fender.

I feel this is sometimes good in getting a bright rock vintage tone out of my AC30. My Fender does it as well but sometimes I think I'd rather be using my Squier.

Does anyone else do this?


Done this before. The feel of the squiers aren't as nice but the sound can be pretty fun. This goes for a lot of lower-end models. The sound is more natural/acoustic/twangy for lack of better words.
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I use my HSS Strat for most classic to heavy rock stuff and cleans and my EMG-loaded Epiphone for the more thrashy, metally stuff.

Different tones for different applications, that's it.

That's why you can never have enough guitars.
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That's why you can never have enough guitars.

This. People who don't understand usually say things like "you can only play one at a time".
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i dont have the luxury of having two strats


i dont even have the luxury of having two guitars
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Currently, my go to axe has been a $99 squier bullet HH that is completely stock. No idea why, just prefer it over my more expensive instruments lately.
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#12
I do this quite a bit actually. When just practicing finger work I've been picking up the Affinity Strat. I think I just relax more with it sometimes, I know it's cheap and I can just have fun with it. I can have the kids, 6 and 8 yrs old and let them play with it. It's the cheapest instrument but would probably be the most missed if something ever really happened to it. My reasoning is different from yours, as I don't go tone chasing with it.