I've got both a Fender USA Stratocaster and a Gibson USA Firebird and they both rock with distortion on. They sound different but neither sucks. And this is going through a Fender amp, on my cousin's Marshall amp they both sound different, but then again they don't suck.
Originally Posted by alpha1
Now if your saying that you don't like the sound that's one thing, but to say that anything Fender sucks, or anything Gibson sucks, then your in fact a grade A bufoon who shouldn't be allowed anywhere near this site.
Furthermore I've used a '74 Fender Mustang through Valve amps and with distortion, man that sounds awesome!
As for the poster who made the original request for information read the Guitar Buying Guide that is stickied in the Beginners Q&A Section.
2005 Martin DX1R Dreadnought, 1994 Fender USA Lonestar Stratocaster, 2005 Gibson Firebird Studio, Aria Acoustic 4String Bass, 25W Fender Champion 110, 100W Peavey Linebacker Bass Amp, Crap Amp, Lots of Boss Pedals