before I got my jackson...I was a die hard fender guy...(but still play a fender acoustic).....i think it's more personal preference.....sound and feel.....I loved my strat,but the first time I picked up my jackson it was love,it just felt right for me
A Strat and a LP are both very different, and generally used for different musical purposes. Set that aside though, and the LP (Gibson in general) neck is a hair shorter on the width than a Strat. I actually record most of my stuff with my LP, but I primarily use my Strat when gigging.
this is an interesting one for sure . ive never cared for les pauls .. there was a breif spell where i thought they might be cool .. but i played one in a store and was bitterly dissapointed .. i should be getting a nice strat in november however . theres just something so comfortable about real fender stratocasters . and the tone and sustain of them is top notch . as for the Green Day and Blink dudes switching .. their music is more power chord strumming non stop for 3 minutes so it doesnt surprise me that they went for les pauls . i did notice Green Day are trying to "play more guitar" on their new record though lol ... and i looked at some tablature in a total guitar magazine .. and if that is playing more guitar then they must have been playing air guitar before this HAHAHAHAHA . *goes and listens to Bach* oh .. my reply cut short is this ....'Fender everytime'
The only reason that I dont like gibson is that when I was at Guitar Center I put it on went to hit a power chord, And it fell on the floor and got a huge crack! And my dad had to pay 500$ for it (witch I had to pay him back) Plus we dident get to keep it Either. It was Fucked up. But my fender strat has never fell to the ground with out strap locks!
I've got two strats and a LP. The LP sounds and plays as good as the strat with heavy distortion but the strat wins on everything else. With S1 switching the strat is so flexible - whereas the LP has only 3 switching options ( 2 of which most people don't use very much ).
I dunno but I have played LP's in the store and I think they suck...no feel at all. I prefer something that feels fast, but with a fat sound. So neither works for me, but the Fender plays better.
My current axe is a Jackson soloist SLSMG. It is one that meets those requirements for me. It is the ebony fingerboard that really does it for me...feels very fast. The EMG HZ's sound hot and the combination of neck-thru and string thru with jumbo frets seem to give it sustain for days.
I love everything about Fender except their insistence on single-coils. If they would branch out into the fat-strat market they'd be set, I know i'd pay for a Fender genuine w/ 2 humbuckers over a Jackson or god forbid a KRamer. By the 25th of Septemder I'll have a strat w/ Seymour Duncan AlnicoII Pro in the neck and a Pearly Gates in the bridge and It'll sound Indescribably Awesome. I"ll post pics when I get to.
Gee, why restrict yourself to just Fender and Gibson. I have strats and tele's and prefer Tele's, but Gibsons can be sweet, I have a ES335 and ES175, Arai PE's (Les Paul) and Ibz AR series, plus a few Yamaha SG's which Santana made famous. Sustain and tone machines. Ibanez have made heaps of super guitars with really fast necks, just sweet to play. I am also impressed with G&L's (ASATS) and have a ballsy Framus.
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