#1
So my friend(Van The Darksyd, you may know him) is interested in investing in a new guitar, he wants something really versatile because he play everything, and he's really cheap, so he's narrowed it down to either a Squire Standard Strat or a Squire fat Strat. What do you guys think?
#2
I'd save for the MIM Fat Strat...

The Fat Strat is more versitile because of the humbucker, so in my opinion it would be best in either case.
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#3
Fat strats are physically fat, and therefore don't get laid as often


I'd go for the normal strat. you can always go with a hum-canceling position to get that humbucking tone. It sounds better to my ears when you do that, especially because the fender humbuckers on Fat Stats aren't so great. I'd drop a better 'bucker in there if you were to go with the Fat STrat.
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I'd get the HSS, and a new humbucker.
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I'd get the HSS, and a new humbucker.

Agreed.

....I also agree with woodenbandman.
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#6
I'd get the Affinity series SSS. It's cheaper, and made with better woods.
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SSS. I got the HSS for my first guitar, regretted it. gonna mod to SSS when I get the money.
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#8
HSS, and get it wired up so that the humbucker is split in the 4th position. Never had a Hss so Im not sure if that's normal anyways lol.

I'd look at Ibanez SA series. Cheaper and better than Squire imo.
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