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    Can you please convince me that I need a Strat?

    Thanks again you all for your suggestions. I have finally decided to buy the Deluxe Reverb, the price was really good from my favourite shop online and I pulled the trigger. I have also sold the Epiphone Riviera (it's a long personal story), so I am left with only the Telecaster AV52 and the...
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    Can you please convince me that I need a Strat?

    Interesting point about the SS amps vs tube amps. I agree that most of the times the valve win, and I used to own some great boutique amps made to the highest level, O have simply changed my mind nowadays. It's mental, I know, but I don't want to spend too much time in maintenance etc., I have...
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    Can you please convince me that I need a Strat?

    Man, I love the tone of you Hybrid! Very well done! Your story is my story: that's why I am trying to convince myself to buy it, because a strat is a Strat, a glorious guitar capable of angel tones. I admire it a lot, but like you I much prefer it when others play it. I think your advice is...
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    Can you please convince me that I need a Strat?

    Good point. That's why I came here, if I don't get convinced by these Strat-aholic people, nobody will ever convince me :) Probably the Strat is not my guitar, I have to accept it.
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    Can you please convince me that I need a Strat?

    You made some very good points, thanks. Tone is subjectif, I tried the Tone Master in the shop and really loved it, plus I really don't like the fact that I have to take care of my amps, change the valves etc. It sounds crazy, I know, but I tend to prefer maintenance-free tools, even in music...
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    Can you please convince me that I need a Strat?

    Thanks! In the past I've had some very nice MIM Fenders (even Squiers) that I regret selling. The intriguing part of your post is that I could but BOTH the amp and a MIM Strat for the price of the AV65. As I said, I tend to prefer 'quality' over quantity, but a MIM Stratocaster can really sound...
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    Can you please convince me that I need a Strat?

    That's a very good point. I have been thinking about it also, I can dig into a MIM Fender or a Squier or whatever, but my philosophy about guitars is low number/good quality. I am not debating about MIM quality or such, I have owned and enjoyed less expensive guitars, I have just changed...
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    Can you please convince me that I need a Strat?

    Agreed. My Tele can do everything, that's why I am reclutant about the strat. This is one of my concerns: will I actually play and fully enjoy the Strat? I know I will play my tele 99% of my time.
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    Can you please convince me that I need a Strat?

    🤣 the message is clear! No problem mate. When I say I 'always wanted the Tome Master', I mean that I have always loved the Deluxe Reverb from Fender but I am qui lazy about stuff like valves (crazy, I know), so as soon as Fender developped the Tome Master, it has immediately become my ideal...
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    Can you please convince me that I need a Strat?

    I appreciate your comment, thanks for this. I think you're right, I should feel nothing less than excited, but I have more than a few concerns actually... Fingers crossed for the S-type tyou cannot name! ;)
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    Can you please convince me that I need a Strat?

    I'm afraid you're right.
  12. mimmo

    Can you please convince me that I need a Strat?

    You're not helping me, not at all! Great pair you have here. To answer your question, I only own my AV52 tele, I used to own an AV64 (owned three of them actually!), a great guitar indeed but I used to play the 52 only. Crazy I know, but I al coming to the conclusion that I am a one guitar guy...
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    Can you please convince me that I need a Strat?

    Wise words, my friend. Same for me, never been Tele-less, almost always Strat-less. And I never missed it, actually! GASing for this 65 doesn't really make sense... Thanks for your post.
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    Can you please convince me that I need a Strat?

    You are right, the amp will still be available in the future, the 65 will not. It should be easy, it sounds so reasonable, your words are so logic. However, after my experience with other AV65 strats, I still hear that little voice saying "get the amp", "get another Tele" or "don’t get the Strat!".


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