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francisthefox
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#1
What are the advantages and disadvantages of an LP and a Strat? I personally think that LP's have a thicker and "milkier" sound, but that's just me? What about YOU?
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gr33nday1946
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#4
i disagree, there are lots of differences.

Les Paul
heavier, fatter neck
warmer sound (good for rhythm)

stratocasters
lighter, fast neck
dont forget the whammy bar
single coils if you like that sound


theres a lot of things to consider
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#5
oh no, this is a topic doomed to go wrong.
You cant compare them.
Every single part of these guitars is like an opposite.
Angled headstock vs straight headstock
D shaped neck vs C shaped neck
2/3 humbuckers vs 3 single coil pickups
set neck vs bolt on
tremolo vs hardtail
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#6
Quote by MaXiMuse
If you like Tom Morello you can make easily a killswitch out of a Les Paul, Strat`s must be customized then.

soldering 2 wires is hardly customizing

plus you can never do a real guitar A vs guitar B because everyone has an opinion on what they like and dislike about a guitar
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#7
strats are more comfortable to play, being lighter and things, and les pauls can have great sounds, it's a tough choice
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#8
LPs are used more for hard rock and thick distortion, Strats are typically better for blues and clean sounds, as the owner of an Epiphone Les Paul, I personally think it's a great sounding guitar, but i have tried strats and they sound great too. LPs are much heavier than strats though.
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#9
you can only compare les pauls and stratocasters, you cant say what is better and what isnt, thats like saying, bannanas are tastier than oranges, theyre completely different, its ALL down to personal opinion.
i like strats and i like les pauls, but i prefer my guitar, wich is the thinner type neck, double cutaway, and tremolo like a strat, and the humbuckers and mahogony like a les paul
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#10
Les Paul
advantages - thick sound, good distorted sound, versatile, can use the pickup switch as a killswitch, one extra fret, a lot of sustain, possible aesthetic finishes
disadvantages - heavy weight, limited access to high frets, no tremolo system, glued on neck (hard to repair/replace)

Strat
advantages - very versatile, very typical tone (u recognize a strat tone immediately huh?), high fret access, bolt on neck (easy repairing), faster neck (both thinner and slippery), 5 pickup combinations, great clean sound, body contour, light weight, whammy bar
disadvantages - not too well with heavy distortion, one less fret, needs routing for some pickups and killswitches

that's the main stuff i can think of at the moment
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#11
hahaha, best thing ever.

ad at the top of the screen is the one for electricguitarinsurance.com with a strat on one side, and a les paul on the other...

great.
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#12
Les Paul. No question. Unless you play pop? LPs are the best for proper rock.

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#14
Quote by m4l666
Les Paul. No question. Unless you play pop? LPs are the best for proper rock.

Right, buddy. Could never play "proper rock" with a Strat. I'll spare you the list of names of people who do.
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#15
Quote by m4l666
Les Paul. No question. Unless you play pop? LPs are the best for proper rock.

Read the topic first u idiot.

He's asking for advantages/disadvantages of each, not which one is better.

EDIT: Ah, no wonder, ur an '08.
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#17
Quote by evening_crow
Read the topic first u idiot.

He's asking for advantages/disadvantages of each, not which one is better.

EDIT: Ah, no wonder, ur an '08.

cocky '04-er
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#19
I'm glad we don't have threads about this every day.


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Quote by LP_CL
cocky '04-er

I'm not trying to be cocky, it's just that ppl think this is a vs thread when it would be obvious that the TS asked a perfectly reasonable question if only they read his post.

A lot of the newer UGers are jumping into the bandwagon trying to be cool by reporting and saying what's right/wrong in the forums when they obviously don't know.

Not all new members are bad, but that IS the reason why they get a bad reputation. They need to start following rules; instead they're creating spam with their "no vs threads" posts.
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#22
Quote by evening_crow
I'm not trying to be cocky, it's just that ppl think this is a vs thread when it would be obvious that the TS asked a perfectly reasonable question if only they read his post.

A lot of the newer UGers are jumping into the bandwagon trying to be cool by reporting and saying what's right/wrong in the forums when they obviously don't know.

Not all new members are bad, but that IS the reason why they get a bad reputation.

I could care less about this whole "no versus threads" thing. My biggest issue is that this is just a dumb subject that has been done a million times.
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#23
to buy a guitar because someone says it is better is a bad choice. play as many guitars as possible and find the one that fits YOU. feels right in your hands and rings perfect in your ears!
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#24
Quote by evening_crow
I'm not trying to be cocky, it's just that ppl think this is a vs thread when it would be obvious that the TS asked a perfectly reasonable question if only they read his post.

A lot of the newer UGers are jumping into the bandwagon trying to be cool by reporting and saying what's right/wrong in the forums when they obviously don't know.

Not all new members are bad, but that IS the reason why they get a bad reputation. They need to start following rules; instead they're creating spam with their "no vs threads" posts.

I know, i know. Youre totally right. I was just joking/teasing you.
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#25
Quote by evening_crow
I'm not trying to be cocky, it's just that ppl think this is a vs thread when it would be obvious that the TS asked a perfectly reasonable question if only they read his post.

A lot of the newer UGers are jumping into the bandwagon trying to be cool by reporting and saying what's right/wrong in the forums when they obviously don't know.

Not all new members are bad, but that IS the reason why they get a bad reputation. They need to start following rules; instead they're creating spam with their "no vs threads" posts.

Amen to your brother!

He never said which is better.. he asked advantages and disadvantages of each one.
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#26
Quote by evening_crow
I'm not trying to be cocky, it's just that ppl think this is a vs thread when it would be obvious that the TS asked a perfectly reasonable question if only they read his post.

A lot of the newer UGers are jumping into the bandwagon trying to be cool by reporting and saying what's right/wrong in the forums when they obviously don't know.

Not all new members are bad, but that IS the reason why they get a bad reputation. They need to start following rules; instead they're creating spam with their "no vs threads" posts.

Even if it was a reasonable question, the fact is it has been done before. The mods stated numerous times to use the search function before creating a thread to prevent threads like this.

It's also entirely subjective - What one person might construe as an advantage might be a disadvantage for another. Only he can answer this question.
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#27
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FFS, how many more times?

Talking about the merits of each, fine. Trying to argue which is better is retarded to the extreme.
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#28
Quote by LP_CL
oh no, this is a topic doomed to go wrong.
You cant compare them.
Every single part of these guitars is like an opposite.
Angled headstock vs straight headstock
D shaped neck vs C shaped neck
2/3 humbuckers vs 3 single coil pickups
set neck vs bolt on
tremolo vs hardtail

pfft! That never stopped the previous 2,319 similar threads.

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#29
For the record, the Telecaster is the antithesis of the Les Paul, not the Stratocaster.
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#30
Why does it always have to be Les Paul vs. Stratocaster.

Have you ever heard the two play together? It sounds amazing.
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#32
Quote by iamoutoforder
Personally, I think Les Pauls own Stratocasters :P
(In my opinion)

Personally, I think Stratocasters own Les Pauls.

See, our opinions don't really matter. Just play them. Figure it out yourself.
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#33
just send me the money i know what i like if you need someone to play i'll help also
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#34
Neither

SG or Hellraiser > both
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#35
I have both. I love their versatility. They both are equal in terms of style. End of story.
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#38
Mods, please close this thread. Pointless and going nowhere.


'What are the advantages and disadvantages of a bannana and an aardvark.'


God, UG has gone downhill since I last visited.


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#39
Quote by Dookie_1988
Mods, please close this thread. Pointless and going nowhere.


'What are the advantages and disadvantages of a bannana and an aardvark.'


God, UG has gone downhill since I last visited.




lol you can say that again
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#40
les pauls are better because of the pup switch, sustain, fat tone, good distortion, and looks way better!!!

I hate strats