#1
I have an Ibanez RGA42t, essentially a standard superstrat(i really hate that name) and i was wondering how strat-like it would be in terms of sound. The key differences are that it has 2 humbuckers, a floyd rose and a thin neck. How much difference does this make from a standard strat?
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#2
A suprstrat is only strat-like visually. Tonally, they're usually not alike whatsoever (unless you have an "original" superstrat like some Jacksons or Charvels, then they are somewhat similar, but not really).

That said, no matter what guitar you have you can always swap pickups to something that will give you a tonality you want.
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#3
I meant to put a thing about the sound acoustically in the op, i.e. not plugged in would they be more similar?
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I meant to put a thing about the sound acoustically in the op, i.e. not plugged in would they be more similar?


Well, yeah, but only because neither of them resonate enough for you to be able to tell a huge difference. And it won't matter anyways, because it would be pointless not to plug it in.
#5
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I meant to put a thing about the sound acoustically in the op, i.e. not plugged in would they be more similar?


No, my RG and Strat sound worlds apart unplugged. They respond to dynamics differently the tone is very different. The differences are even more clear when plugged in because they have very different pickups. No one is confusing one for the other, even when using the middle pickup.
#6
depends on the superstrat, some are more strat-like than others (e.g. an HSS superstrat will not be a million miles from a strat). An HH one like yours is pretty far from an SSS strat, tonally.
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#7
Unplugged, it depends a lot on body wood and thickness. An alder Strat will sound a lot different from a basswood superstrat, and a relatively thin superstrat (think Ibanez S shaped) will sound equally different to a thicker one.
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