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Most of your tone comes from your amp, not your guitar. So, if you can get a good amp, any decent guitar will sound good through it. You’ll get different sounds from different pickups, especially between single and double coil.

If you can find one, the Fender Deluxe Reverb is one of the best sounding amps ever made, and it’s all tube. The reissues are alright, but they’re difficult to repair if they mess up due to the printed circuitry (the old ones have good ole’ hard wiring.) I’d recommend an older one (pre 70’s) You won’t likely find one cheap though, but they aren’t terribly expensive either. Definitely worth the money though… It’s what I use! [img]http://www.freakscene.net/ubb/smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

What model of strat are you thinking of buying (Standard(mexican made), American Standard, Deluxe, etc.)

I have a Standard (mexican) strat, it plays well, but the pickups aren’t that great (I intend to replace them) and I’ve already replaced the crappy tuners that came with it. The American Standards and above come with pretty decent pickups and the very good "schaller" tuners.

If you want to look into other choices, my main guitar is a ’94 American Standard Tele, which I absolutly love. It’s the best purchase I’ve ever made. You might want to try a Tele out. I know J likes them.

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