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Hey,wats up, i've been looking for a strat , but i dont know which one. The reason why is because i dont know which would be better for distortion.....well i play every thing like metal to blues,so one that would still have good distortion.

i mean without having to change pickups. A stock strat.
#3
My budget is probaly 500-600 and lower, and i have a Crate Tube Driver.
#4
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My budget is probaly 500-600 and lower, and i have a Crate Tube Driver.

I'd say, if you can haggle, a highway 1 fat strat.
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You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
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Thumbs up for that one though the black is ugly. Seems like people either love or hate the Texas Specials so you might want to look into those more before pulling the trigger. A HSS Highway One might also do the trick. Their pups are higher output than most other normal Strats. And I know you want a Strat but it might not kill you to try out a few Teles and see how you like how those sound with distortion. Maybe a fat one might fit the bill.
#9
Probably a HSS Highway 1. At the very least find one with the HSS or Fat Strat configuration.

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#10
dont buy a strat for metal.... youd be much better off buying an LP if you want versatility.
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dont buy a strat for metal.... youd be much better off buying an LP if you want versatility.

Yeah, I've heard the LP's clean tones just shimmer... oh wait. :stare:

Strat's are the most versatile guitar ever made, and if you can grab that Lonestar Strat, or even an MIM Standard, you'd be just fine.
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dont buy a strat for metal.... youd be much better off buying an LP if you want versatility.

what the hell? how is a les paul more versatile than a fender strat with a bridge humbucker and 2 single coils? come back when you've got off the "fenders don't work for metal" n00bwagon.
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#15
any guitar will work for any style. you just have to know what you're doing. a les paul can be just as versatile as a strat w/ coil splitting and phasing.

i'd say that lonestar strat looks pretty good for the bill. i'm getting a Deluxe Roadhouse soon. only difference is that mine will have SSS (all texas specials) and yours would have a pearly gates in the bridge. so yea...that strat is prolly just what you want!!!
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