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#800872
GrantB wrote:The most lifeless instrument I have ever played was a Mexi Strat. It had the tone of a damp sock. You could pluck a string and there was no sustain - it was like the strings were rubber. The body resonated as much a carpet tile does but with more midrange yuk.


So, like every other Strat, then?

:P
#800922
GrantB wrote:...... It had the tone of a damp sock. You could pluck a string and there was no sustain - it was like the strings were rubber. The body resonated as much a carpet tile does but with more midrange yuk.

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Best review ever!
Unfortunately, there is now red wine on my screen.
#800926
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:I actually texted Jeremy earlier this week to ask what the story was with him, he came across to me like he may have had Aspergers or something along those lines.


Jeremy may be a bit strange but i wouldn't jump to conclusions like that
#800942
Danger Mouse wrote:
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
jeremyb wrote:I'm a bit unhinged, but mostly it's for comedic effect :mrgreen:

Sure it is


Yeah you just keep telling yourself that, Jezza....


Hey! I was being funny! The circle is complete :thumbup:
#800961
Slowy wrote:
GrantB wrote:...... It had the tone of a damp sock. You could pluck a string and there was no sustain - it was like the strings were rubber. The body resonated as much a carpet tile does but with more midrange yuk.

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Best review ever!
Unfortunately, there is now red wine on my screen.


Yes, indeed. Right on the money. The worst Strat I've ever played--and I was reminded instantly of it when reading Grant's description--was a real 1969 Fender. Just awful. No top or bottom end, no sustain whatsoever and it felt like trying to play a cheese grater.

Off topic, but I'm really enjoying the more even tone you get with a Jazzmaster rather than a Strat: loads of bottom end, but still with some sparkle and grind. So my advice would be to by a JM instead of a Strat.
#801015
Wouldn't be the first time he's banned himself.