THe Blue Strat is way Cool.
THe Blue Strat is way Cool.
I'm not one for signature models, but that Eric Johnson strat would be an exception.
I want one, but I'm not plunking down over a $1200 for one. If a sunburst/maple one comes up for sale locally, I'm gonna snap it up, but only if the price is right and I can part with something that week to recoup. I've gotten to a point where I can't justify spending money on more gear. When I buy something, I have to sacrifice something. Last week, I bought those 50th Ann Seths, and sold two roadcases to pay for them......and free up some closet space!
seems to me that they keep repackaging the same guitar over and over with very minor differences. very few of the sig strats are really different- the blackmore one was (set neck, 2 pickups, synth pickup, scalloped neck) and that hellecaster one was wacky too.
Well he went to the wrong company then. He should've gone to Gibson. They'd have put out an Eric Johnson ES-335 and charged $7000 for it.Originally Posted by Stratcat
He's a great guitar player out of Austin, but you'll not likely find any of his CD's in Best Buy.
Aside from the fingerboard material and the pickups, what's the difference between the EJ strat and the Knoplfer strat. At casual glance, they look pretty similar to me.
Ain't nothin' but a G thang, baby.
You are absolutly right.Originally Posted by JOLLY
They do, but you pretty much have to get a custom shop model. The relic nocasters and 64 ri CS strats are pretty hefty. I've also played a relic 54 strat that had the coolest chunky V neck. As far as production guitars go, the SRV is a decent size (shame about the pau ferro) and my 72 tele custom ri is a good sized grip.Originally Posted by Scott_F
Originally Posted by Mattt
I think it's supposed to be a copy of a 1962 Strat, Rosewood Fretboard. It's more of a U shape I seem to remember, but not as big a U as the 50's. Not quite a modern C either though.
The coolest V neck I ever got my paws on was that Jackson Sweetone Jazz'r that Evan owns. Fit your hand like a glove. That's a guitar that seems to have disappeared off the planet the day Jackson got bought by Fender.
Not to highjack the thread, but has anyone ever seen a Sweetone Jazz'r for sale anywhere?
I saw him live on 1/20/05 at the Grove Theater in Anaheim (down the street from NAMM) and he was using a brand-spankin new EJ sig Strat. a Black one to be precise.Originally Posted by Scott_F
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When I saw EJ perform at the Crossroads Festival he was using his old stand-by strat. I guess that before these were offically available.
When the going get's tough I get a machinegun.
I never have anywhere. Actually, the only ones I''ve ever seen anywhere are Evan's in pictures and the one I played at NAMM a couple of years ago.Originally Posted by Scott_F
Jeesh, Gearjoneser, how big are those 50th Anniversary Seths? I mean, if you had to clear out closet space for them and all, they must be like that humbucker Seymour made for that BIG show.
They have a review of it in Guitar Player. The most interesting things to me are:
1) Headstock recessed a bit more to increase string tension and remove the need for string trees.
2) Neck and middle pu's have Alnico 3 mags, bridge is Alnico 5.
3) Tone pots are for bridge and neck, not bridge and middle. No big deal because it's a snap DIY mod but it's nice to not have to go to the extra trouble, though I would probably switch the bridge cap to one of the .00638 uf Mallories I have laying around.
In 1861 as the Confederate forces were about to fire on Fort Sumter, the blue and gray had infinitely more in common than the blue and red today. What fellowship can "the truth shall set you free" ever have with "there is no truth, only points of view", or "what is truth?"
Secession would be a horror. But barring a major national crisis like a Black Death magnitude epidemic or nuclear attack to erase once and for all the myth that truth is negotiable, it is coming.