I'm with you, Bill. i'm glad when someone with pretty much the same viewpoint as me gets in first and says it better than i could.munchocruncho wrote:William, i love you, but SHADDAP.Big Bad Bill wrote:I'm not sure-I'd had to look that up. It'd certainly account for the buzzing sound on the track.
that's not to say it's all bad. i've got a Strat myself, but that's more than enough. ditto with a Marshall.
as for the whole tone issue, i might just mention this: have you ever considered that Strats and everything we associate with them, tone and all, are so ingrained into our musical culture that we'd quite easily be judging everything else by how it measures up against those characteristics? hell, them and Gibson probably wouldn't need to spend half of what they do for advertising - guitar magazines, beginner's guitar books, musical historians and everyone else seem ever so eager to tell anyone who doesn't know about the historical debt we owe to Les and Leo (i.e, Fender and Gibson) for their development of the electic guitar.
anyway, i'm not going to drag on any more, except to say one last thing: for all of you who are so fascinated with the legend of Leo Fender, have you made sure to get a good understanding of the whole story, including, for example, G&L?