Everyone knows, and you make an outstanding effort in spreading the word, that you're a Gibson guy who loves Green, Kosoff and all the classic LP tones.
And not just a Gibson guy, but someone who REALLY dislikes Fender designs: Strats, Teles, Jags and the like. That's fine.
However, you never fail to praise the likes of Hendrix, Blackmore and all the others who've managed to squeeze out warm, pleasant tones out of Stratocasters, which isn't an easy task IMO.
So in the end, you've kind of got a bit of a soft spot in this matter.
When you do that here, I get the feel that you perceive those tones not only as an achievement, but that you actually like their sounds. Am I correct?
It's not just a "They're good but not my thing" assessment.
I mean, if my favorite tones came from Les Pauls, but I still had a soft spot for what certain heroes of mine did with a Strat, you can bet I'd have one of those, with noisy pickups and the stupid trem that I'd never use. In fact, I do have one.
And it's not my #1, but for certain moments, songs and gigs, it's fantastic.
So my question is, why haven't you got a Strat, man? Just one. With single coils and everything.
I think you could end up appreciating it too.
You definitely wouldn't sound like the amateurs that you despise with it, because that's not what you want.
You'd go out of your way to get warm sounds out of it, like I do, maybe with pure nickel strings, warmer pickups and everything.
Despite being a bit of a struggle, I think it's a good battle to fight. Because nothing sounds like a Strat being played right.