I dunno, I’m just asking what songs were played on a strat normally, because when I play “Holiday” (Green Day), the song doesn’t sound as “full” as it should be.
That would be the pick ups. Strats have what are called single coils. Humbuckers are the bigger pick ups that have a more full sound. I believe the guy from green day plays a guitar with a p90 pick up, another type of single coil with a fatter sound.
Try some pearl jam, that always sounds good on the strat. For a great clean sound, put the 5 position pick up selector (the switch) on the second position up from all the way down, and roll back both tone knobs a bit on the guitar. That’s a pearl jam-ish clean tone right there.
To me, guitar is guitar. I never got caught up in what sounded good on my guitar when I was starting. I just wanted to play Metallica and Black Sabbath so I did. Now a days I want to play Bach and Brouwer so I do, or I want to do some jazz improvisation, so I try. Again: play what you like. It doesn’t matter. As you get more info about guitar gear and how it works, you’ll be able to replicate more sounds easier.
PS: get a teacher if you’re serious about this stuff. Learn the basics, and you’ll avoid that onset of arthritis.
PPS: I play Bach and Jazz because I’m studying guitar in college (music). I like it all alot, but it takes up too much time for me to pursue rock much. Apparently rock and roll isn’t considered “art music”. Who knew?