hey, i got a new strat recently, and i've been searching for the perfect song to learn on it. any suggestions?
"Shine On You Crazy Diamond" by Pink Floyd
"Echoes" by Pink Floyd
"Belief" by John Mayer
"Gravity" by John Mayer
"The Wind Cries Mary" by Jimi Hendrix
Doomsday Arsenal - alternative/progressive
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Little Wing by SRV . Its my favorite version. Or Red House. Also great strat song
Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
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Godin Detour Graphite
Dean Acoustic
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Jimi Hendrix
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Eric Johnson

That's all of the artists I can think of atm that use strats excessively
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Pink Floyd, Nirvana
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Jimi Hendrix
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Eric Johnson

That's all of the artists I can think of atm that use strats excessively

Frusciante uses Tele's alot and a White Falcon sometimes.
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A lot of Red Hot Chili Peppers stuff.
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chili peppers?

personally i would go with SRV pride and joy. try it with humbuckers but it def sounds different with a strat. (it was hard as b*lls to learn well though. atleast for me)
Eric Johnson
Buddy Holly
Jeff Beck
Pink Floyd
Iron Maiden
Chili Peppers
Robin Trower

I'd personally go with EJ, Hendrix, and Clapton/Beck.
Alot of Pearl Jam's stuff.... McCready is a monster!

The Unforgiven by Metallica was recorded on a Strat too I believe... cool sound.
Gov't Mule.. Allman Brothers
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Martin DCX1E
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Toneport Studio KB37

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mosrt stuff that is not metal...loads of people use strats
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Cranking your amp with little gain, so that the overdrive is all from you forcing the amp to get that way while you have your strat set to the bridge pickups. This song sounds great like that.

But I'll also suggest, "Who Knows" by Jimi Hendrix, not just a great song for your strat, but a great jam song, if you have a bassist and drummer, this song can be immense to just jam for ages on.
Also, Cosmik Debris by Frank Zappa, I've found, sounds really cool played on a strat (providing you're dialing in that "classic" strat sound).