#1
I'm really looking into getting either a Strat or Ibanez. As most people label the Strat the most versatile guitar. How is necks on the strat, any model. As i play a lot of Iron Maiden music, and classic metal and rock. would a Strat meet these needs, cause a lot of people use Strats for metal and it sounds just awesome. But i just wanted a good opinion from the start owners themselves and yeah i'm going to try them out of course
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#2
I think my Rg350Ex is a lot more versatile than any Strat, the neck is butter smooth and it has 24 frets, strats only have 21.
I use the single-coil in the center with the bridge humbucker for maiden stuff and it sounds great.

Ultimately you really should try both.
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metal guitarists such as Iron Maiden who use strats usually mod them a bit. Im guessing strat necks should be fine for metal, although i reckon you should swap the p'ups with something a little more high gain
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I think my Rg350Ex is a lot more versatile than any Strat, the neck is butter smooth and it has 24 frets, strats only have 21.
I use the single-coil in the center with the bridge humbucker for maiden stuff and it sounds great.

Ultimately you really should try both.


Mosts strats have 22 frets (My have), there are a few with 21 though, but not ALL.
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#5
hmmm strat has no humbucker... i gues you'd need one if you play metal
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#6
i was thinking of putting hot rails if i ever got a strat. As for the ibanez, yeah ive heard that the necks on those guitars are smooth as a chimp. yeah its 22, i dont think he counted the last one, as it does look like 21 but really 22 frets
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#7
Fat strats have humbuckers.

Some strats have 21 frets and some have 22. Same with Telecasters.
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#8
American Strats have 22 frets, Mexican Strats have 21. Almost no one uses Strats for metal without some modification. And you can do a lot better than Hot Rails.

As far as necks, Strat necks have all different profiles, depending on the model. Hence the U, C, V, D designations.
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#9
Strats are my favorite guitars, well, Fenders in general, most specifically for their necks. Strats have a very playable neck. I don't do metal, but I think Iron Maiden uses strats, or so I've gathered for being here a while.

Anyway, deffinately my pick over an Ibanez.
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#11
What pups will be suited for metal in strats(Metallica,Nile,Necrophagist)?I prefer SSS,HSS kinda looks ugly to me.
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#13
I would say the strat is more versatile that the ibanez, yeh the ibanez can do Metalz, but IMO aint too great at mcuh else, its cleans and lighter OD is somewhat lacking, whereas the strat has everything up to medium OD covered in piss (easy), and with a PUP change can easily cover classic metal.
#14
I hate Ibanez necks with a passion, and agree with everything ^ he said.
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#15
For metal an HSS Strat with an Original Floyd (if you are up to the hassle.) I think U shaped necks tend to be better for bending and shredding. The Ibanez necks tend to be thinner width and sometimes thinner overall but it depends on the model. For some music I like them better. Both are comfortable necks. I would think you need at least one humbucker. HSH would be ok but for some sounds you will miss the single coil at the neck. Just opinions. I am not an authority on metal.