#1
I'm trying to choose between these guitars,I like the 50s model look the best but the other guitar looks almost as good. besides the look they have a difference in the pickups. the 50s model has alnico 3 and the 60s model has alnico 5 pickups. I play rock blues and metal. which would be the best to get.
thanks

here's the 50s model
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-CLASSIC-VIBE-Stratocaster-50s-Electric-Guitar-?sku=519338

and here's the 60 model
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-CLASSIC-VIBE-Stratocaster-60s-Electric-Guitar-?sku=519339
#3
Buy the '50s and drop new pups in.
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I could be wrong but I think Alnico 5 produces a more modern sound whereas Alnico 2/3's are more vintage. For example Slash uses pups with Alnico 2's and Satriani uses Alnico 5's. Obviously there's a lot more involved than just magnet type but it's one piece.
#10
should I go for a epiphone g400 SG or one of these strats because it may be possible that i can get a epiphone g400 SG?
#11
I say with the 50's and drop new pups :3
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eh it's pretty stupid do suggest a Les Paul when someone wants to buy a strat

eh it's pretty stupid to buy a strat for rock & metal,
espescially a strat thats that low quality


Edit: since TS mentioned a G-400
go SG G-400 all the way
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#14
ok thanks all for the advice I'm going to try and get the SG g400. I should be able to come up with enough cash.
#15
It amazes me how many people in this thread are talking utter bollocks.

As far as those two strats go, the 50's got the better deal. Alnico V single coils tend to be very twangy and overly bright. Generally though Alnico III pickups tend to be regarded as a fantastic balance for Stratocasters.

Though from the sound of it you'll be best off with an HSS strat. Something like a Yamaha Pacifica is in the same price range and is of a similar spec, but the humbucker in the bridge will be much better suited for metal, which you mentioned.

Or yes, an Epi G-400 SG is a good guitar too, but be aware that it will be much less versatile, and Epiphone's quality control is a bit sketchy too so there's a good chance you'll end up with something sub-par.
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#16
Well, you could do that then buy a new trem block and a Duncan hot rails for the bridge position.
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#19
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G400's are genuinely good guitars.

Unlike any squier (except the old fuji-gen made ones..)


You sir, like most people in this thread are jumping on the squier bash wagon. The classic vibe series are absolutely top notch. They are easily as well and are of an equal or better quality than a MIM fender, if not better.

However for rock/metal i don't think a classic vibe strat would be the way to go and perhaps something like an sg or les paul would be more suited to you.

EDIT: Sorry if that sounded overly harsh but soo many opinionated teenagers see the word squier and instanly think "crap" without any experience, other than that of first starting guitar which they tried to play metal on through a crappy SS amp. I'm not suggesting this is you, however the classic vibe series is really really nice and doesn't deserve the connotations that go with the brand Squier.
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#20
Quote by ShredGod George
eh it's pretty stupid to buy a strat for rock & metal,
espescially a strat thats that low quality


Edit: since TS mentioned a G-400
go SG G-400 all the way

It's stupid to buy a single coil strat for metal, until you install a single coil sized humbucker in the bridge and put on some heavy strings. some people like shredding on strats - hey, malmsteen does it, but that doesn't mean you have to be fat to shred on a strat

the rest of your post is reasonable as an opinion but your "low quality" comment is absolute bollocks when we're talking about the classic vibe series: have you ever actually played a classic vibe model? I played a '50s strat in london, which was a lovely guitar, the quality seemed actually better than my '02 MIM fender strat. I also played a duo-sonic in birmingham and it was also very well built, it was almost like a japanese mustang. i rate the classic vibe series above the low end fenders in terms of build quality and playability - the one negative i have to say about them is that the electronic components are very compromised and feel very flimsy - i'd replace all switches and knobs before even considering using one for anything more than noodling around at home.
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#21
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You sir, like most people in this thread are jumping on the squier bash wagon. The classic vibe series are absolutely top notch. They are easily as well and are of an equal or better quality than a MIM fender, if not better.

However for rock/metal i don't think a classic vibe strat would be the way to go and perhaps something like an sg or les paul would be more suited to you.

EDIT: Sorry if that sounded overly harsh but soo many opinionated teenagers see the word squier and instanly think "crap" without any experience, other than that of first starting guitar which they tried to play metal on through a crappy SS amp. I'm not suggesting this is you, however the classic vibe series is really really nice and doesn't deserve the connotations that go with the brand Squier.


I was generalizing and it's pretty justified. But yes I'm jumping on the wagon. I haven't played the classic vibe's, but have played tons of squier's and they have all sucked on my fat one!
#22
yeah, this is getting real sickening. Some squires are not so good but neither are some of the new top notch gibsons. Squire is getting there act together and it is very clear in the classic vibe series. They have very unusually high quality workmanship from the nut on down and they definetly dont deserve to be bashed by the same old crowd.
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#23
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yeah, this is getting real sickening. Some squires are not so good but neither are some of the new top notch gibsons. Squire is getting there act together and it is very clear in the classic vibe series. They have very unusually high quality workmanship from the nut on down and they definetly dont deserve to be bashed by the same old crowd.


Spot on, i was soo surprised. I've played a few now but i went to buy a MIM tele and didn't buy it because i played the squier and it really made me think because in all honesty the CV tele played and sounded better.
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