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Unread 07-24-2006, 05:02 PM   #1
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Will I regret it?

I know the answer is probably yes, but thought I would get some other opinions.

I have a 2002 American Strat (hard tail bridge) that I have not played in 6 months since getting my Godin Solidac at Christmas. The idea of selling the Strat is bouncing around my head, mostly because I don't have spare money to allocate to new gear purchases so I could "convert" the Strat into more usable gear.

Trouble is, I really do like the guitar, the Solidac is just more versatile with the L.R. Baggs bridge and HSH configuration.

On one hand it is a waste having the guitar not being played. On the other, my preference for the Solidac may just be temporary.

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Unread 07-24-2006, 05:19 PM   #2
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Yes - you're right!

If you don't need to sell it and don't absolutely hate it, I'd say keep it. Why? Because you've only had the Solidac since Christmas. These two guitars are different in many respects and you don't know where your playing venues will take you. You may need the Strat in certain situations.

I find that the differences between my five electric guitars are significant enough that I can play any one depending on my need and my mood. My Heritage Les Paul laid in its case a long time before I brought it out again and realized what I had. The same goes for my James Burton Tele. All I know is, I now have five killer guitars.
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Unread 07-24-2006, 06:10 PM   #3
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When I first got my Les Paul, I almost didn't touch my Strat-copy at all for about a year, and then one day I pulled it back out and realized how much I loved its Stratty-tone. I agree, give it some more time.
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Unread 07-24-2006, 06:43 PM   #4
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I agree with the above. Wait for a few months and let the newness of the Godin completely wear off and figure out exactly what each one is good at. Then if you still don't really use it, then consider selling it. If you do sell at a decent price though, I just might be interested....
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the fact that you're already asking us if you'll regret it leads me to believe that there's a high likelihood that you will regret it.
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Unread 07-24-2006, 07:43 PM   #6
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But I have G.A.S. now! What am I supposed to do in the mean time? Guess what I need is T.U.M.S. (Totally Unexpected Money Source)

Thanks, all, for the advice. And Hopeful, now I can tell my wife that I need the Strat! Thanks!

Kidding aside, you are probably right (which I guess I knew all along). When I bought my Strat, I loved the single coil tones. A lot. I swore I wouldn't part with it.

I actually was quite concerned about the Godin being able to handle the single coil sounds okay. gtrdave got a couple PMs from me about his. Money-wise, the Godin is worth maybe $300 less than the Strat, though its quality is really great. I would rate them equally at the moment.

Probably the only way I would do it is to sell the Strat, and buy a mexi-Strat plus other gear (real tube amp - and yes, I probably will sell the Vox Valvetronix if I can unload it) though I think the differences between MIA and MIM would be pretty pronounced.

Unless someone decides to convince me otherwise, I guess I will look for another way to raise some capital.
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Unread 07-24-2006, 07:54 PM   #7
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what sorts of things do you have GAS for?
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what sorts of things do you have GAS for?
Just looking at a small tube combo. Watching the thread by RipVanWinkle in the Amp forum.

I have been intrigued by the Traynors for a long time now, but haven't been able to try them.
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Unread 07-24-2006, 08:21 PM   #9
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When I first got my Les Paul, I almost didn't touch my Strat-copy at all for about a year, and then one day I pulled it back out and realized how much I loved its Stratty-tone. I agree, give it some more time.
Exact same story. When I got my les paul I didn't really use my strat at al. But now I am starting to fall in love with it again. It beat out my les paul for my part three recordings. Also listening to alot of John Mayer and SRV proably helped.......
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Unread 07-24-2006, 08:42 PM   #10
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Give the Strat some time.I know how G.A.S. affects guitar players,but there will be a day when you may like the Strat,and never part with it.I had thoughts about selling my Tele,but the more I play it,the more I like it.I don't know what I would do without my Strat.I wanted a Les Paul,and when I played I relized that I didn't like the way it felt on me.(Sorry,Rainer!) But I would love to get a Les Paul Jr. some day!
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Its always a bad idea to sell a guitar unless you dont like it. But not just for cash. You can never have too many guitars
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I have sold way too many guitars that I'm sick about now. Like the 68 Les Paul custom I sold for $250 to make rent. Or the 72 Tele. or or or.....unless the Lord blesses me really good somehow I'll probably never own another Les Paul Custom....but then again I'd probably just sell it and buy 2 nice Fenders anyhow... :-)
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Just looking at a small tube combo. Watching the thread by RipVanWinkle in the Amp forum.

I have been intrigued by the Traynors for a long time now, but haven't been able to try them.


That thread is giving me more and more gas every day!..and its only been a day and a half!
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Unread 07-25-2006, 02:20 PM   #14
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Just looking at a small tube combo. Watching the thread by RipVanWinkle in the Amp forum.

I have been intrigued by the Traynors for a long time now, but haven't been able to try them.
Being from Canada, I think you should be able to get a good deal on those Canadian amps, eh! So, I can't understand how you aren't able to try one out. If you get a chance to try them out, check out the YCV50 Blue. That is one nice amp!
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Unread 07-25-2006, 05:12 PM   #15
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Being from Canada, I think you should be able to get a good deal on those Canadian amps, eh! So, I can't understand how you aren't able to try one out. If you get a chance to try them out, check out the YCV50 Blue. That is one nice amp!
Hmm. Good deal, I am not sure of. Maybe if I can find a used one, but I am 100 miles from any reasonable guitar store to speak of. When we go visit my parents, I could arrange to hit the guitar store there. I will have to plan on that next time.

I see they now have a YCV15BLUE too.
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