MIM Strats very close to USA Strats...(imo)

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  1. Who

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    I had a super-sweet Jimmie Vaughan MiM Strat.

    There it is, in white. Even with the pickup swap, the whole thing cost $200. The neck was terrific. If "MIA" Strats were "better", I could not see how. This thing was great.


    Then, I got the MiA Strat Plus you see up there. I sold the MiM.

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    It was a lot closer to its USA counterpart than an Epi Les Paul is to a Gibson.
     
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    Yup! This is about the extent of it. Love playing this oldie!

    With Hank's style its not a large amount of bend, but its almost constant waggling (his words)...
     
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    True... My Epi LPC stays in tune great. It even arrived in tune when I ordered it new from GC. :wow:
     
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    I tried taking off the strings trees since I have the staggered locking tuners. Nope. Can't do it. I play too hard and knock the E string out of the nut.
     
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    I keep mine floating high enough that the G string pulls up a minor third when I pull it back flush to the body. I like having them pull up so I can (attempt to) do some lead stuff, like hitting a pinch harmonic and yanking that note up with the whammy bar.
     
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    This is my 4th post in a row. Bring it on @DarrellV!
     
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  7. DarrellV

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    You have learned well, grasshopper!
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    I tend to do the same thing when catching up on posts and replying to each...:dunno:
     
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    Me too...exactly.
     
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    Absolutely...

    ...that's one of the secondary points of this thread as I said in the original post!
     
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    Well done IBT!!!:applause:
     
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    Picked up a '94 MIM Squier about a month ago. It had belonged to a local tech and has an incredibly nice fret job along with Texas Special pickups and upgraded pots, tuners and trem block. Feel like I stole it for the price. Best playing and sounding Strat I've ever owned, including the Jeff Beck model. I can't believe how good of a guitar it is.
     
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  12. DarrellV

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    That's what I felt like when I picked up and played that MIM at the music store. Total mongrel looking project guitar... But what a player!

    I carried it around the store with me on a strap because I didn't want to put it down till I left! LOL!
     
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    Lil pricey, but very good: Kinman Blues set
     

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