Eric Johnson Strat.........wow nice

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  1. PowerDude

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    It's definitely a different animal as far as strats go.
     
  2. coldsteal2

    coldsteal2 V.I.P. Member

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    Latest upgrade to my Eric Johnson,

    Fender Hot Noiseless Pickups and two
    TBX tone controls one for the neck one for
    the bridge pu's.
    It sounds just as great with them with even more
    output and "0" noise. Better tone response on the bass side
    and treble side, makes the intrument alot more versitile.
    "prefect instrument made even more perfect"
    And look kind of nice in the aged cream and logo's

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  3. needlespauls

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    Oh wow brother! Sweet!!
     
  4. stonevibe

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    Mine turned up today, I'm just breaking her in as I type...
     
  5. coldsteal2

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    congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    love that color! :thumb:
     
  7. PowerDude

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    Thank you. :dude:
     
  8. PowerDude

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    Congratulations!
    What color? Where are the pics??????
     
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    ^^^^^ nice!
     
  11. coldsteal2

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    mmmmm, num num num num!
     
  12. stonevibe

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    So after a few weeks of ownership I would say its a good guitar. Not amazing, but pretty solid and well set up for me.

    Not sure about the 'burst as I think its a little pale, probably as I'm used to 3 tone bursts and so this one looks a little anaemic. The weight is excellent as are the pickups and neck.

    Love the body contouring as its deep and well thought out in terms of vintage like feel and acoustically it sounds full and rings out well on chords.

    The radius takes some getting used too and I'm just starting to feel comfortable playing it as its so flat. Love the deep neck though and find the V pretty comfortable, not quite as comfortable as my Richie Kotzen Tele, but very close.

    So I would rate this guitar highly and say if you like traditional Stratocaster guitars then check out the EJ.

    Wonder what the new RW ones are like.....
     
  13. TattooedCarrot

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    EJ's are cool, but my favorite out-of-the-box strat is the Hot Rod 62

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  14. armann

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    The EJ is a great guitar, I have had mine for two years now and it's my number 1...
     
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    My first electric guitar was a Eric Clapton Strat, which I really liked.
    Now I'm into Gibson guitars (Les Paul & Lucille).

    In my opinion, the best Strat Fender makes is the Eric Johnson Strat.
    The main reason I like the EJ Strat is because of the very nice neck.

    I would like to build a Strat to my specifications, starting with an Eric Johnson neck.

    The EJ-necks with tuners are going for $500-$600 on eBay.

    If anyone knows where I could get a nice EJ-neck with tuners for a better price, let me know.

    Thanks
     
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    When I get one I'm going that route as well. Thanks for blazing the trail:thumb:
     
  17. coldsteal2

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    Absolutley, it takes an aweome "Vintage Strat"
    and adds that little extra with the TBX and hot noiseless
    PU's
     
  18. coldsteal2

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    Thats why i like it so much, its like buying
    a new Fender Strat off the shelf from 1957,
    but with better pickups and fretwire.

    I have a "Hot" modern strat and its a whole different
    instrument completly, with EC preamp, a
    real hot guitar, but when you try do do Hendrix
    or SRV on it it just doesnt have the vintage sound.
    so its the best of worlds, the EJ for the Vintage
    strat feel and sound, you can nail Hendrix, EJ, SRV
    and other traditional sounding strats, and my new 60th with all the
    new modern upgrades for blazing rock n roll, where you can
    pretty much play anything on it
     
  19. coldsteal2

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    Hot Rod 62 was actualy the other guitar i had
    on my wishlist at MF when i got the EJ strat
    they are very nice. Its another strat thats really
    got a vintage feel to it, with modern upgrades
     
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    WOW i just looked, there is only one EJ neck left
    at Stratosphere on eBay they did have like 8 and
    the prices were from $389-$500
    $689, f' that, you probably can order one from the Custom Shop neck for
    that price
    I guess since Fender discontinued the line they are
    going to disapear soon!
    There are still some bodies, but only one neck left
    wow that sucks i was thinking about doing the
    same thing
     

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