#1
i'm trying to decide which one i should get as my second guitar.

i have tried both, and i must say i liked the strat a bit better, but i already have one, so i really can't choose.


the epi is new and will cost me 400 euros, and the strat is second hand (6 years old) and will cost 300-350 euros.


what would you guys do ?


#5
Quote by PollyWntsCrack
Doesn't a MIM Strat go for like 400 USD? whats that in euros?

i have no idea, but a MIM strat goes for about 600 here (euros).

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what style(s) do you play?

blues and bluesrock mainly.
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#6
Go with the Fender MIM. I got one of those as I play blues and blues based rock, and I love it. I suggest getting one with a humbucker in the bridge, but that's just my opinion.
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#8
go with the Dot. I checked your profile and you already have an american strat so what use is there in essentially downgrading. Besides that the Dot's semi-hollow body and humbuckers will provide more tonal options
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The Dot, all day. And tomorrow.
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#12
Epi dots have insane tone for the money.
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#13
Just play both of them and see which one YOU like more.

Personally, I'd get the Epiphone just because it has humbuckers. I used to have a mexican Strat, and the single coil pickups sounded like garbage and they were really noisy. If you like the feel of the Strat more, go ahead and buy it, but definitely put a humbucker in the bridge.

edit: my mexican strat also wouldn't stay in tune for the life of me, but that's probably because I used the whammy bar a lot.
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#15
Save up and get a casino! Honestly even tho I will get murdered here, I believe for not too much more the casino is a much better guitar.

But out of the two you suggested? Go with the dot, you don't need a cheaper version of a guitar you already have.
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#16
Actually, are you looking for a new tone or do you need a backup?

If it's the latter go ahead and get a MIM!

Makes sense to me.
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#17
I would say the MIM, but you have an MIA Strat.

So, the MIM if you want say, a back up guitar, or just something to haul around if you don't want to bring your more expensive Strat.

But if you're looking for a new kind of playing experience, and a new tone all together, I guess the Dot. I can't comment on it though, since I haven't played it. I want to try one, but they never have any left handers in stock, for obvious reasons.
#18
Quote by willieturnip
Actually, are you looking for a new tone or do you need a backup?

If it's the latter go ahead and get a MIM!

Makes sense to me.

yeah it's just a second guitar i need, i'm not looking for a new tone.

what makes you say the MIM would be better ?


the choice is so hard, i think i'm going to decide which one based on which one holds tuning best :p
so, does the MIM strat or Epi dot hold tuning best ?
Last edited by The red Strat. at Feb 2, 2009,
#19
Quote by The red Strat.
yeah it's just a second guitar i need, i'm not looking for a new tone.

what makes you say the MIM would be better ?


the choice is so hard, i think i'm going to decide which one based on which one holds tuning best :p
so, does the MIM strat or Epi dot hold tuning best ?



I would say the MIM because it will have similar tone to your current guitar, making it perfect as a backup. Having a backup that's entirely different to your main guitar is a nightmare.

Tuning stability changes massively from guitar to guitar..
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I would say the MIM because it will have similar tone to your current guitar, making it perfect as a backup. Having a backup that's entirely different to your main guitar is a nightmare.

Tuning stability changes massively from guitar to guitar..

is isn't really a backup guitar, it's just a guitar i need at school. it doesn't have to sound similar to my current guitar, but it doesn't matter if it does.
#21
Why do you need a new guitar for school?

Cant you just use your usa?
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#22
Quote by willieturnip
Why do you need a new guitar for school?

Cant you just use your usa?

nope, i have to use the train and bus daily and it's waaaay easier to have two guitars.
#23
Go for the EPI but be aware you could end up liking it more than your MIA.
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#24
alright, i'm getting the epiphone.
one last problem though, I'm left handed and i won't have the change to compare different dots and pick the best one. is the QC with the dots consistent ?

thanks guys
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#25
Quote by The red Strat.
alright, i'm getting the epiphone.
one last problem though, I'm left handed and i won't have the change to compare different dots and pick the best one. is the QC with the dots consistent ?

thanks guys


Considering its Epiphone, I'd trust that the quality is decent, they have good QC. Just make sure it seems right to you and plays well in your opinion.
#26
Quote by The_Bosstone
Considering its Epiphone, I'd trust that the quality is decent, they have good QC. Just make sure it seems right to you and plays well in your opinion.

alright.


thanks guys