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    I have a question for you guitar players out there.
    I am about to start playing and I have my eye on a Kramer Striker, what can you tell me about it?
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    It's not an American Kramer, it's an import. Some of the bodies have been known to be plywood shit, some are decent. It's a reasonably priced guitar, but certainly not the type of Kramer you want if you're looking for quality. If you're talking about a NEW Yo! Kramer, well again, they're imports as well.
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    Damn!
    It this one and it is a Yo!http://www.musicyo.com/product_specs.asp?pf_id=196
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    Well they're imports dude, obviously not what the Kramer name was in the 80's. For the price, they're fine, don't expect the best obviously for that price, but it will play fine for you. You're just beginning right?
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    If your a beginner, go for it. Decent price for a nice looking guitar.
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    There's an interesting story behind the rise and fall of Kramer. I believe they're owned by the parent company of Gibson now; since Kramer had been discontinued for many years and they really only bought the names and designs, my guess is they got it pretty cheap.

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    I have one of the Musicyo Kramer Strikers. I bought one when they were like $149.99 or something like that. Crazy cheap. Not a bad guitar at all. Very nice neck and a whammy that stays in tune fairly well, pickups are pretty good. I like it so much that I really haven't bothered to get a higher quality instrument...just haven't gotten around to it yet. I wouldn't tour with one, but for a guy playing in his basement, it's a great guitar. Go for it... then you can save up for a better quality instrument while you are playing your Kramer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddymon View Post
    I had one of those. It had a very nice neck. The trem was OK but those quadrail pickups were terrible. Very muddy. Budget for a pickup upgrade-- maybe a nice '59 from GFS-- and you'll be set. What kind of amp are you considering?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGD5150 View Post
    I had one of those. It had a very nice neck. The trem was OK but those quadrail pickups were terrible. Very muddy. Budget for a pickup upgrade-- maybe a nice '59 from GFS-- and you'll be set. What kind of amp are you considering?
    Not sure about the amp, but I am looking at this one as a possibility. Remember I'm just a beginner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddymon View Post
    Not sure about the amp, but I am looking at this one as a possibility. Remember I'm just a beginner.

    http://www.guitarcenter.com/shop/pro..._sku=103944799
    Go for it! They're great, for the money. I used to have the head..until Hughes & Kettner came out with the Switchblade!
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    the kramer strikers i remember were ok guitars (i'm talking about the original 80's ones) the necks were nice the body was well contoured and sexy the only things that let them down were the pickups (quite often microphonic and if they weren't they sounded weak and "mushy") and the floyd rose the floyd on most of them was only a single locking item basically it only had a locking nut, at the bridge end you simply slid the strings through the fake string retainer bolts at the back, that being said if memory serves it still stayed in tune fairly well, i recently found one in a music store and picked it up for old times sake and it played very well the only thing that had been changed was the pup (for a seymour "pearly gates"), it turned out that it belonged to the guy who owned the store and he had owned it from new back sometime in the 80's, it had been played very regularly and i could not believe it when he told me it had NEVER had any work done on the frets they were in mint condition for a guitar thats 20 odd years old,
    now that gibson are involved with kramer i wonder how many people who have bought a new striker will be saying that in 20 years time, for that matter who will be able to say they haven't had to completely change ALL the wires and pots and pups
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommywho5150 View Post
    the kramer strikers i remember were ok guitars (i'm talking about the original 80's ones) the necks were nice the body was well contoured and sexy the only things that let them down were the pickups (quite often microphonic and if they weren't they sounded weak and "mushy") and the floyd rose the floyd on most of them was only a single locking item basically it only had a locking nut, at the bridge end you simply slid the strings through the fake string retainer bolts at the back, that being said if memory serves it still stayed in tune fairly well, i recently found one in a music store and picked it up for old times sake and it played very well the only thing that had been changed was the pup (for a seymour "pearly gates"), it turned out that it belonged to the guy who owned the store and he had owned it from new back sometime in the 80's, it had been played very regularly and i could not believe it when he told me it had NEVER had any work done on the frets they were in mint condition for a guitar thats 20 odd years old,
    now that gibson are involved with kramer i wonder how many people who have bought a new striker will be saying that in 20 years time, for that matter who will be able to say they haven't had to completely change ALL the wires and pots and pups

    You are absolutely right. But I paid 150 bucks for my guitar, so I'm not really worried if it doesn't last 20 years, or if the guts don't last. For that money, I don't see how you can go wrong...a perfectly fine guitar and better than something like a Fender Squier which is about double the price. Just my opinion of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfgang_'99 View Post
    I'd stay safe and get a fender strat HSS.
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    "safe"...hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah ahahahahaaaaa

    nothing fender have made in the last 20 years has been safe,they're all antiquated overpriced kindling wood the same goes for gibson, both are a total waste of money
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    Fenders belong on cars, and only Gibsons are glued enough.

    Kramer is now a Gibson company. run. run far away.
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