#2
I think its absolutely gorgeous. You know a mahogany body is going to be considered heresy by some Strat purists? I'm kind of a heretic so I don't mind. Its not going to sound like a regular Strat, probably a little darker. Sort of like an SG on the humbucker, maybe an SG with P90's on the singles. If you like it go for it.
#4
sexiest looking strat ever, mainly cause of the black headstock
#5
a Soldano stack if u can afford it. a JCM800 is a good choice as well.Laney makes good amps as well, or a Fender Super-Sonic combo. one of the most veratile amps around.
#6
Looks pretty sweet. The nut is an LSR Roller Nut although I think Fender makes them now. I bet that thing will be a tone monster!!!
My Gear:

Fender Strat w/Duncans
Hand Built(by me) guitar w/Duncans
Ibanez RG321MH
Bugera V22
Peavey Vyper 30 Watt
Xotic BB Preamp
MXR Carbon Copy Delay
Digitech Hardwire Chromatic Tuner
Fender T-Bucket Acoustic
Digitech Bad Monkey
#7
I've played one, it was nice, played like any american strat. If you want a Mahogany body on a strat neck, well, then this is your guitar
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$250 for an amp? wow. is it worth it to invest that much in the amp?

#8
I love it, and I'm not generally a Fender fan. Mahogany and a decent neck, if it had an FR I would even consider it, but I know how you Fender types are about FRs.

Still a beauty, grab that.
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#9
Quote by Dudage
I love it, and I'm not generally a Fender fan. Mahogany and a decent neck, if it had an FR I would even consider it, but I know how you Fender types are about FRs.

Still a beauty, grab that.



I dig Fender. I dig Jackson/Charvel. All one company.

I love shred, I dig both Strats and Soloists.


In, my opinion the Strat/Soloists have the most comfortable necks and the best tone out there for shred and rock. Thats right, I'll shred on my Fender. Leads just have a level of organic sound when you are running a single coil, stacked or vintage, that humbuckers seem to cancel out...

Oh, and the neck profiles of Fender and Jackson/Charvels are ridiculously comfy for my hand, whereas the Wizard profiles are like playing paper, and cause my thumb to arch back uncomfortably. Do I have big hands? Nope.

Anyways: That strat looks sick! I'd like to hear the tones it can get with the neck SC, and a sweet 6V6 amp...
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#10
I think you'd be better off customizing your own Carvin Bolt
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Quote by utsapp89
^I'd let a pro look at it. Once you get into the technicalities of screws...well, it's just a place you don't want to be, friend.
#11
Quote by FacingUsAll
I think you'd be better off customizing your own Carvin Bolt

oh hell yes, definately do this.
www.carvin.com
you could have a kick-ass bolt for 1500 easily. flamed top, nice frets, better pups, its all there man. no factory to dealer incentives, thats why they're so cheap
My Gear:
Fender 60th Anniversary Standard Strat
Vox AD30VT
Big Muff Pi.
#12
ok, i just made a bolt with a mohogany body, HSS configuration with upgraded pickups, a sapphire blue flamed top finish, tung oil, stainless steel frets, and a pointed headstock for 1163!
My Gear:
Fender 60th Anniversary Standard Strat
Vox AD30VT
Big Muff Pi.
#13
Woah, wait a click.

Since when is Carvin doin' pointed headstocks again????!!
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#14
Quote by Striketalonx
Woah, wait a click.

Since when is Carvin doin' pointed headstocks again????!!

i dont remember if it was pointed, it just an upgrade over the standard one. thats an error on my part.
My Gear:
Fender 60th Anniversary Standard Strat
Vox AD30VT
Big Muff Pi.
#16
Oh, you got me stoked for a second... I'd kill for a guitar like Jason Becker's old, blue Carvin
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#18
but dood
that leaves you 500 for an amp
not enough for a high end one
try going used for the strat and the amp
#19
thanks for all the responses....i played that exact strat at a guitar center and i really liked it.....alot.....and i was thinking 500 would be decent for an amp since ive only been playing for about 8-9 months(dont worry guitar is something im going to stick with for a LONG time) and im not gonna be playing on stage anytime soon....it doesnt need to be loud just sounds good and has some effects i can have some fun with


btw i currently have an epi les paul 100 and a marshal 10 wat practice amp....so when i get this stuff its gonna be a huge upgrade
#20
A Vox AD50VT($369) would be a nice amp with lots of stuff to play with, but that Strat deserves to be played through a decent tube amp. $600 will get you a Peavey Classic 30. You can always add pedals and/or a multi-fx unit later.
#21
Quote by teegee420
but that Strat deserves to be played through a decent tube amp. $600 will get you a Peavey Classic 30.


Which isn't a decent tube amp.

Seriously that guitar deserves a Vox AC30, Fender Twin or Super Sonic, Marshall JCM800, or another high-end amp of the sort. In the sub $500 only Palominos, Traynors, and Fender Hot Rods would be acceptable I would think.

Anyway that guitar is essentially the perfect compromise between a Gibson and Fender in terms of tone and playability (I like Fender necks & body shapes, k?).
#22
What kind of music are you looking to play?

I'm gonna take a guess and say Hard Rock/Metal?

Try out the Peavey Windsor. If you plan on playing on clean as well, perhaps a Valveking? That Strat is $999, which leaves $500 for an amp, which is more than enough.

Does anyone know of any decent tube combos in that range? Or any decent solid states for that matter?
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#23
If you are looking for Valveking the 112 50 watt combo can be had for around $449. Sucks but the footswitch is not included, its about $42. I'd look around for a different and cheaper footswitch, just make sure it works with this amp.
#24
i like to play pretty much everything so im looking for something that can do a lot.....my favorite stuff to play tho is classic rock alternative and metal....i would like a decent clean setting, does that change any of the amp recommendations?
#25
Quote by RadioMuse
Which isn't a decent tube amp.


I've liked all the Peavey Classics I've played.

*shrug*

Palominos are definitely sexy.

Quote by Striketalonx
Woah, wait a click.

Since when is Carvin doin' pointed headstocks again????!!


When they brought back the UltraVM and the V220M .
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Quote by utsapp89
^I'd let a pro look at it. Once you get into the technicalities of screws...well, it's just a place you don't want to be, friend.
#26
Line 6 Flextone 3 and Peavey XXL are nice modeling amps around that price range and Fender Hod Rod's have some nice tone for that price range
My Gear:

Fender Strat w/Duncans
Hand Built(by me) guitar w/Duncans
Ibanez RG321MH
Bugera V22
Peavey Vyper 30 Watt
Xotic BB Preamp
MXR Carbon Copy Delay
Digitech Hardwire Chromatic Tuner
Fender T-Bucket Acoustic
Digitech Bad Monkey