About a month ago, I finally decided to get rid of it, so I took it out to clean it up and see how the strings were holding up. I plugged it in, and man! What a sweet sound it has! I hooked up my Uni-Vibe pedal and started noodling with it, not really playing anything because I am not ambidextrous! At that point I changed my mind. I had to keep it and play it! There is a place close to where I work called San Jose Rock Shop, which is really a cool place, so I took it there to see about the bridge, nut and strings. They did a great job. Very thorough and uber professional for a very reasonable price! When I brought it back home... wow! It played like a dream. Very smooth, like buttah!
The positioning of the cable and knobs is taking a little getting used to, but it's not so bad since I don't move around a lot when I play. It sounds great.
Back in December, I got me an Ibanez GRG120BDX for Christmas. It is a really awesome guitar that feels and sounds great and is really easy to play (Wizard neck?)! I may have joined a band as a rhythm guitarist, so if that happens, the Ibanez will be the one I take with me to gigs and use as my workhorse, but last week I took the Strat to practice and it sounded really great!
|"Lefty" and "Wrath"|
I've been playing the Strat a lot (considering the very little free time I have) and subjecting my poor family to interesting versions of Robin Trower songs!
Here's me taking a break from doing taxes on Saturday, April 13. In order to just not post an old boring picture, I used a Photoshop 5.0 preset to touch it up!
So there it is! Right or wrong I followed my muse and now have a very nice looking and sounding 1968 replica Fender Stratocaster! Yay!