#1
MIM strat that is... they're so cheap, are most of them lemons? What exactly is quality about the guitar? I may buy one if I can do D standard/C standard melodic death metal on it... they're just so damned gorgeous! If I can find a reasonably good condition one around 200, that is.
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#2
Eh you can try but I would guess they are geared more towards lighter stuff. Maybe swap out the pickups and put two humbuckers in there instead of the single coils for a harder sound?
#3
if you could replace the single coils for humbuckers i dont see a problem.Im pretty sure Seymour duncan do them cant remember what they are called though
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#4
Any guitar is good for anything, I play metal on my MIM strat and I love the tone Iget out of it.
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#5
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Any guitar is good for anything, I play metal on my MIM strat and I love the tone Iget out of it.


+1 this man is 100% correct

you can play anything on any guitar, it's just some guitars do it better than others. Yes a strat can do metal, however an esp/schecter/ibanez/whatever can do it better.
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#6
Maybe there are "faster" neck's than a strat's. I think it's a matter of getting used to it anyway.. but yeah, put some HH and you should be fine?

I mean slipknot uses a Fender if I recall correctly.. and if you want a real band, Iron Maiden does too.
#7
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Maybe there are "faster" neck's than a strat's. I think it's a matter of getting used to it anyway.. but yeah, put some HH and you should be fine?

I mean slipknot uses a Fender if I recall correctly.. and if you want a real band, Iron Maiden does too.


I think only Dave Murry from Maiden uses a Fender, Smith uses a Jackson and I have no idea what Gers uses.

Slipknot uses custom made Fenders with expensive parts which aren't used in Mexican strats because the mexican strats are the cheaper strat with ceramic pick ups compared to the other ones.
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#8
james root has a custom tele which has dual emg 81's in it if i remember right, i am not sure if the neck is smaller, but i have a feeling it would be.
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#9
Agreed, I'm not sure about the neck because I haven't actually seen the guitar in the flesh.
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#10
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james root has a custom tele which has dual emg 81's in it if i remember right, i am not sure if the neck is smaller, but i have a feeling it would be.

emg 81 and 60 and he has a strat with the same pickups.
#11
if you're talking an HSS pup set up then sure you may need better pickups but it should work. if you mean an SSS set up then probably not the best choice. while i'm a firm believer that a strat can play many styles of metal, death metal and the like with really low tunings just doesn't work well with single coil pups or even hot rails type pups. they just don't have the bass response needed to do the style justice. as mentioned before you can play any style withany guitar but some are just better suited than others.
#12
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if you're talking an HSS pup set up then sure you may need better pickups but it should work. if you mean an SSS set up then probably not the best choice. while i'm a firm believer that a strat can play many styles of metal, death metal and the like with really low tunings just doesn't work well with single coil pups or even hot rails type pups. they just don't have the bass response needed to do the style justice. as mentioned before you can play any style withany guitar but some are just better suited than others.

Agreed, definitely go with the HSS setup at least.
#13
Heres my 04 MIM strat


Replaced the electronics, killswitch and coil split added, new pickguard, hacksawed in a GFS power rail, heavy strings, blocked the trem tuned to C standard.

Its br00tal i assure you.
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#14
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MIM strat that is... they're so cheap, are most of them lemons? What exactly is quality about the guitar? I may buy one if I can do D standard/C standard melodic death metal on it... they're just so damned gorgeous! If I can find a reasonably good condition one around 200, that is.


Be fine for metal as long as you replace the weak single coil in the bridge with at least a moderat output humbucker. Absolutely nothing about the body/neck/bridge that's holding a MIM back from playing ANY sort of music. Stock, the pickups simply aren't voiced for metal. The good thing about a Strat is that it's so damn easy just to drop another pickguard loaded with just about anything into it.
#15
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+1 this man is 100% correct

you can play anything on any guitar, it's just some guitars do it better than others. Yes a strat can do metal, however an esp/schecter/ibanez/whatever can do it better.

how much better? like sound better?
#16
I use my MIM Tele for a lot of heavy stuff. It does it very well but I've put a humbucker in the bridge.
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#17
Nothing wrong with playing metal on a Strat. You do not need guitar X to play any style of music.
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#18
Of course you can play Metal on a MIM Strat. I have one and have been using it for the last 3 1/2 years, so hell yeah.
#19
Get a MIM and then put two dimebuckers in there,

then run it through a fender practice amp with a DS1 and MT2 = brutal metal tone.

DO IT!

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#20
Dude you can play metal even with single coils, I've done it pretty often, sounds interesting and cool. Listen to Wintersun...
#21
I was watching the video for Judas Priest's "You got another thing coming" and both Glenn & KK were playings strats.

Dave & Janick from Maiden, Gary (?) from Exodus, Kirk Hammett used a Fernandes strat in the 80s.

You don't need a pointy guitar with EMGs to play metal
#22
Just put in a stacked mini humbucker (I think that is what they are called). Basically, a humbucker in a single-coil size.
#23
MIM's only has 21 frets.

Just adding it in there.
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#24
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Heres my 04 MIM strat


Replaced the electronics, killswitch and coil split added, new pickguard, hacksawed in a GFS power rail, heavy strings, blocked the trem tuned to C standard.

Its br00tal i assure you.



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Check out mine? Duncan TB11. What kinda brootalz you want?


#25
It's suitable for any genre of music, i replaced the pups with SD hotrails and it sounds amazing