What is your quintessential Strat rig?

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What is your quintessential Strat rig?

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Got a SSS Strat for the first time in years and I realised that all my experience of tone chasing and tweaking is very centred around humbucker guitars. I haven't got that much of a clue how to dial in a Strat.

So... Enlighten me!

What's a quintessential Strat setup in your experience?

Tell me about amp and effects pairings, EQ settings (vs humbucker) and whatever tips you've got!
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Vintage style Strat -> any Fender tube amp = :-)

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Funny, I just got an SSS Start too and its taking some getting used to, I love it though. Only have a Dirty Shirley Mini to play it through but it's great.
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sss strat and tweed amp = clean perfection.
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Then again Strat through an AC15-30...been using mine through a Bogner Mojado 6V6 sounds ok.

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I ride the volume a lot more on a Strat than any other guitar (possibly ergonomics) so get the most out of a dynamic amp.

Buy a Victory Kotzen. Just sayin'.

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Any good valve amp, tone & volume rolled back to around 8 on the Strat
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I've got a Classic 60's Lacquer Strat (ex StrattMatt) with Klein 59/62 pickups, sounds amazing to me.
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do a demo with a Katana!

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Forget tone, where's the pics?!
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Really digging the sound of 10" Jensen Alnico's playing the strat with my 18W. Just sounds nice, the character of the breakup is completely different compared to 12".

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Some shit old giant Fender and a twat hat/headband

Or if you're cool a dimed AC30.

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I'm a sucker for a Strat into a Bassman, or the UK version, a JTM45. Both glorious.

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Borrow any unmolested Blackface Fender. Plug straight in. You may or may not like what you hear but try and tell me it’s not pure alchemy.

I use vintage low gain pups. Bridge lead requirements are served brilliantly with a Hermida Zendrive.
For everything else l like Klon flavour. Fond of the Archer but I think you’d prefer the Wampler Tumnus Deluxe. (More gain on tap.)
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Slowy wrote:Borrow any unmolested Blackface Fender. Plug straight in. You may or may not like what you hear but try and tell me it’s not pure alchemy.

I use vintage low gain pups. Bridge lead requirements are served brilliantly with a Hermida Zendrive.
For everything else l like Klon flavour. Fond of the Archer but I think you’d prefer the Wampler Tumnus Deluxe. (More gain on tap.)
So - Bright channel/switch or Normal? For clean I'm liking things with Bright on but then it gets a bit ugly in the high end once you put a drive in front. How do I get around this?
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