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DanielM  
6 May 2011 10:40 | Quote
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I voted fender as I find them more comfortable to play, I've tried les pauls and they are really too bulky for my taste.

Although I am always open to try a new guitar...
gshredder2112  
6 May 2011 10:56 | Quote
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I got to go with the strat,they have superior playabilty speed wise,and single.coils.provide a more"natural tone the a humbucker equipped epi lp.If im.not mistaken you've taken up jazz correct?Those single.coils.will.make.your jazz chords sweeter sounding.BUT the epi lp does provide a Fatter tone,with biiger frets for more comfortable.fingering
so basically its.

#1-fastests-strat
#2-more comfortable-lp
#3cleaner precise sounding notes-strat
#4 fatter tone- lp
#5 whammy bar-strat
#better distortion tones-tie

^^^heres a list of things to think.about

-gs2112
macandkanga  
6 May 2011 11:11 | Quote
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I like the MIM Strat. I like the sound you get from a Strat either American or MIM. I like LPs but I would prefer a real LP from another decade.
JustJeff  
6 May 2011 11:25 | Quote
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Seeing as I own the Fat strat... i'd pick that.

Now, if it was a Gibson Les Paul custom... this would be a completely different story.
AlexB  
6 May 2011 14:18 | Quote
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hmm i dont get why anyone would like a strat with humbuckers..:s!

So i have to pick the Epi,tho i love standar strats
Domigan_Lefty  
6 May 2011 14:20 | Quote
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Fat strat.
Or I'd put a whammy on the LP
BodomBeachTerror  
6 May 2011 14:27 | Quote
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Strat, LP's just sound so generic to me
nullnaught  
6 May 2011 14:57 | Quote
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i prefer the feel of a fender.
tinyskateboard  
6 May 2011 16:22 | Quote
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Alex,
If you only have only one guitar, adding a coil tappable humbucker would diversify your sound. Being able to do neck and bridge would be pretty cool too, like a tele, but that's more modding (I don't have time for).
MuseFan  
6 May 2011 19:16 | Quote
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I voted Epi im a LP guy :P
BodomBeachTerror  
6 May 2011 19:21 | Quote
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tinyskateboard says:
If you only have only one guitar, adding a coil tappable humbucker would diversify your sound.


I have coil splitting humbuckers on my guitar, I pretty much only use the coils lately.
nullnaught  
6 May 2011 19:30 | Quote
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im getting a tele when i can afford it.
thatguitarguy  
6 May 2011 19:34 | Quote
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epiphone LP. strats pickups are to week for my taste
gshredder2112  
6 May 2011 20:16 | Quote
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strat rules lp droolz! xp
Ozzfan486  
6 May 2011 20:36 | Quote
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I voted for the LP, since I have one. I like the feel of Fenders better, I just don't like strats, and I think Alex was right about having humbuckers in strats. It kind of just defeats the purpose, I guess.

Nullnaught - I'm also saving up for a Tele. I've played some, and every one was awesome. I love how they play, and the neck feels amazing.

Speaking of which, a question to those who've played both. Would you go with a Tele with humbuckers or single coils? Just wonderin'.
gshredder2112  
6 May 2011 20:48 | Quote
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like you said ozz,a strat without singles is pointless,as would be a tele.
Ozzfan486  
6 May 2011 21:27 | Quote
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Keith Richards had a Tele with a neck humbucker though, and I'm pretty sure it helped him write the riff to Honky-Tonk Woman.

As you see, I propose quite a dilemma.
gshredder2112  
6 May 2011 21:35 | Quote
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I see what you mean,maybe a tele with coil tapped humbuckers!?
Ozzfan486  
6 May 2011 21:37 | Quote
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Eh, too expensive.
gshredder2112  
6 May 2011 21:44 | Quote
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well um uh err ehm eh,damnmit i guess so but id get a neckbucker,and coilbridge,since i use the bridge for rhythm,and neck.for lead.
nullnaught  
6 May 2011 21:55 | Quote
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the tele i liked had alnico 5s. Is there a better sounding pickup that those?
RA  
6 May 2011 23:58 | Quote
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@main topic Fender wins hands down on these topics, for the sole purpose of manufacturing philosophy. Both are mass-produce, but Les pauls where designed with the master crafts man in mind while Fenders where design with mass production in mind (all fender guitars are is a sliced log with a fence post bolted on then shaped). Also the reason why fenders are much better at cheap cost (think comparing top models to lower models [not talking about that custom shop junk]). That being said anyone who has play a high quality Gibson knows how great Les Pauls truly are, but damn that is a den in the pocket.

@Ozzfan486-- I'm a big tele guy my self and when talking only about the rhythm pickup (any one with a humbucker at the bridge is just being silly) unless you really want the humbucker sound skip it. The chrome plated pick-up (forget the official name) is really a beast of it own and isn't like other single coils. So unless you can't stand the hum or are just obsessed with buckers there's really no need. You may want to look at Tele Bajas, very nice guitars and maybe right up your ally if they still make them that is.

and if any one else is looking at teles get one there called the most recorded solid body for a reason.
case211  
7 May 2011 01:15 | Quote
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I don't really like either very much honestly, I mean the Les Paul guitar have a nice tone(when they are actually made right) and the same with strats, but they don't fit my body well at all. I'd probably take the strat due to it having a single coil in the neck, it has a very unique tone to it.
btimm  
7 May 2011 22:14 | Quote
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Thanks for all the comments guys. I was just double checking my sanity here, as I was looking into selling my LP and buying a MIM Strat. I did pick up the Strat (see pics of your guitar sticky) and am about to sell the LP. I think they both have their cons and gshred summed it up pretty well here. I like the feel of the Fender much better and was surprised when I played it a bit before thinking of getting one at how much lighter the Strat is. I think the LP might be the definition of "solid" body. lol The reason I did this is because I just like the Fender better overall, but also because I plan on looking for a good deal some point in the future and picking up a semi-hollow guitar as well. So I will choose between the two and would like play the semi-hollow much more for jazz and blues.

I am not sure why this is, but it sure seems that the Fender plays significantly easier, my fingers just move better on the neck. Although I do think the LP has a fuller sound. I guess there are pros and cons to almost any guitar.
Notim  
7 May 2011 22:19 | Quote
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I like case would pass on both but thats me....
gshredder2112  
7 May 2011 22:35 | Quote
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glad i could help btimm,now you said hollowbody next,Eiphone dot! the are reasonably priced,tonally brilliant,play beautifully,look like an.es-335,need i go.on?
btimm  
8 May 2011 07:11 | Quote
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gshred, that si exactly what I was thinking. I just missed out on one on craigslist in good condition for $150, I was bummed. lol
gshredder2112  
8 May 2011 09:36 | Quote
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Thats weak dude,$150 is very cheap for one of those.
gx1327  
9 May 2011 00:29 | Quote
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epiphone dots are pretty nice, i got a chinese made ibanez AF 73 (which is very similar to a 335) for $250 off my craigslist. i will say that it sounds completely different from my MIM strat. i think it has a really "hot" bridge pickup because you almost don't even need a distortion pedal... you just flip from the neck to the bridge and there it is.
tinyskateboard  
9 May 2011 00:57 | Quote
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I like the 'contour body' of the strat. I like the sound of three of the 5 pickup combos on a strat. The neck feels great.

I don't like the color of my MIM 1992 strat.. I like sunbursts..and mine ice ice blue. It was only $100 though, so I love it.
Guitarslinger124  
9 May 2011 04:52 | Quote
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The only Les Pauls I like are '50's style necks. I can't stand Strats either... But I picked the Fat Strat, because I could make noises with it that I can't make with my EMG'd guitars.

Rock on!


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