Ask Zac Episode 29 - What Are Strats For? A Tele Player's Musings On The Strat

April 17, 2020

As you can tell from my videos, I am a dyed-in-the-wool Telecaster guy. However, if I am playing electric, and the faithful Tele is not cutting it, I am going to first reach for a Strat. Besides the different sounds it offers, I also get more variation by setting the action higher on the Strat, and by floating the vibrato to keep me from steel guitar bends. In this video, I talk about what I think are essential mods, and what I use a Strat for.

Gear used in Video:

2018 Danocaster Double-Cut (1955 Stratocaster Style) with Ron Ellis 50/60 FAT pickups. Soft V neck, ash body, faded Inca Silver finish. Raw Vintage Trem Springs


Ernie Ball 10,13,16, 24, 32, 42. Nickel-Plated Steel. A non-pure nickel variation of the famous Rock-N-Roll set.  


Blue Chip TPR 35 RB


1965 Deluxe Reverb amp with Celestion V30 speaker

Effects used:

TC Polytune

Mirage compressor pedal

AnalogMan Boss TR-2 Tremolo

Boss DM-3 Delay

Line 6 Echo Park Delay

9v power via Truetone CS6