Poll: Which guitar's better?
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View poll results: Which guitar's better?
Fender Cyclone
16 67%
Japanese Squier Strat
8 33%
Voters: 24.
#1
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FENDER-CYCLONE-Electric-Guitar-Mustang-Jaguar-Rare-LOOK-/140456202199?pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Guitars_CV&hash=item20b3d78fd7#ht_500wt_947

It's a Fender Cyclone discontinued a couple of years ago.

I play Led Zep, Queens of the Stone Age, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Beatles.

So basically a lot of rock and alt rock.

OR

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FENDER-SQUIER-JAPANESE-STRATOCASTER-1993-/220672476149?pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Guitars_CV&hash=item33611ac3f5#ht_500wt_947

A Japansese Squier.

Which one's a better buy and why?
Gear:


Squier Tele Custom ii (p90 version)

Orange Crush 10

Fender CD140S
#2
Dude the cyclone,
Barely anyone else will have one looks pretty sick. The hum and single coils should give you the classic rock sound you want
#3
It's really just a matter of preference; there is no "better" one. I'm sure if they were both in front of you the decision would be much easier (consider getting a guitar you can try out first, ebay can shorthand you sometimes.

Anyway I would prob go with the Jap squire just cause i like strat/maple neck better and who doesn't like olympic white? Not to bash yellow or anything cause yellow is coo toooo.

EDIT: you know, go with the cyclone it's much more unique.
#4
I've heard that the japanese squiers even beat some of the US squiers.
Gear:


Squier Tele Custom ii (p90 version)

Orange Crush 10

Fender CD140S
Last edited by guitarwalrus at Sep 25, 2010,
#5
Maybe the cyclone is the better choice. However, will it suit the classic rock, blues and jazz stuff I wanna play on it?

I know it'll suit the modern rock (queens of the stone age) and alt rock (radiohead) kind of stuff.
Gear:


Squier Tele Custom ii (p90 version)

Orange Crush 10

Fender CD140S
#6
Quote by guitarwalrus
I've heard that the japanese squiers even beat some of the US squiers.

wat

I would get the Cyclone, but that's mainly because I'm not a Strat guy.

The pickup combination will give you lots of options, but either guitar will work sonically.
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DIY Esquire w/Neovin Power Rock pickup
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#7
Quote by guitarwalrus
I've heard that the japanese squiers even beat some of the US squiers.


I read something about the Japanese plant caught fire in '89 or so and Fender just stuck the Squier name on it's standard USA Strats for a while. I've played both and they're quite nice. My USA Squier has a flame maple neck.. no kidding. Pic of it on my profile
#8
Quote by BobDetroit
I read something about the Japanese plant caught fire in '89 or so and Fender just stuck the Squier name on it's standard USA Strats for a while. I've played both and they're quite nice. My USA Squier has a flame maple neck.. no kidding. Pic of it on my profile

yup. it's the truth.
Last edited by gregs1020 at Sep 26, 2010,
#9
the cyclone looks awesome, I'd go for it just because it's so unique looking. It said MIM, so odds are it's not a BAD guitar.
#11
I have a cyclone. Awesome guitar. You'll never get a Les Paul sound of it, beware.
But great for Nirvana/alt-rock/noise rock.
Get the cyclone. They won't be this "easy" to find forever.
#12
Get the Cyclone, I would shred the hell out of that guitar if I got it.
#13
Never played a cyclone so I can't really comment on it.

My friend has a Japanese Squier Strat and it's a very solid guitar. I'd say it's better than a majority of the MiM standards I've played.
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