Man Let me tell you
I haven't played for 13 years. On and off here and there but I'm getting back fully into it. I have been shopping around and I think I found my setup.
Funny really it's the same setup I had years ago. A Fender Twin Reverb 65 amp and a American Stratocaster. This time I'm switching it up a bit with getting a Strat with a double humbucker in the Bridge position.I played 3 different Strats today and found intresting things about the new line ups.
This guitar http://www.fender.com/products/searc...tno=0117100706 I played and loved with the exception of having a double humbucker in the neck position. I felt it had to much warmth for that position and didn't allow the strat to sound like a strat. I also played on of these http://www.fender.com/products/searc...tno=0111700320. this one gave the best of both worlds. Man this thing was well balanced and had tone that I was looking for. I'm gonna buy it.
Whats funny is I wanted this maple body, birds eye maple neck and fret board http://www.fender.com/products/searc...partno=0101420 (left hand verson) I thought it was the best looking guitar in the shop.......until I played it. it really sounded like a Telocaster instead of a strat. It was forward and bright. The salesman told me it was the birds eye maple neck making the higher tone. I liked the way it looked but not the way it sounded. I always wanted a maple neck guitar as I love the way it looks, but now that I really listened and played one,I'm back to rosewood fret boards. Rosewood fret boards seem to be more forgiving. It sound more natural then forward. I like that better.
So what do you guys play and why?