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  1. Jimmy R

    Jimmy R Strat-O-Master

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    This is a club for all owners of Beck Strats! This includes American Artist Series and Custom Shop Artist Series. I recently sold my American and am anxiously awaiting my CS!
     
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  2. glider

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    love my surf green artist series model......such a sweet sounding instrument
     
  3. torresfan

    torresfan Strat-Talker

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    Here's my 2005 Jeff Beck Signature.

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  4. christy

    christy Senior Stratmaster

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    I hate this thread. Said the "green" Irishman.
    Loving the Jeff Beck guitar. Please keep posting so I can drool. :)

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    Don't leave your front door opened. :) I know where you live :)
     
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  5. torresfan

    torresfan Strat-Talker

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  6. christy

    christy Senior Stratmaster

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    I like the surf green. But the white is where I'm going. Looking at your and other owners white JB's. I just love the combo of white and the rosewood neck. ( I have played the JB. And loved it. I've a few guitars. So maybe something will need to go. :). We have the summer holiday's
    So once this is out of the way. I'll go hunting down a white JB

    Thanks for the link. It's a very nice guitar. ;)
    (sorry I've went on a bit :/
     
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  7. Mouse

    Mouse The Knees of Rock Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Damn, small club here lol. Here's mine (a career as a photographer is clearly not in the cards for me). I was torn between the surf green model and this but ultimately went with the Olympic White.

    I'm curious as to the differences between the stock and the custom shop versions. I know the wood is supposed to of a premium grade and it's built by custom shop luthiers. Any idea of the electronics/hardware are different?
     

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  8. albala

    albala Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    can I join if I had a JB signature neck put on an '89 Strat Plus?
     
  9. Mouse

    Mouse The Knees of Rock Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Close enough lol. Didn't the original Strat Plus necks have an LSR nut? What made you switch to the newer JB neck?

    I love your TV Yellow LP Special BTW.
     
  10. Seafoam

    Seafoam Strat-Talk Member

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    Can I join? My '87 Strat Plus is Rosewood/Surf Green, has the 1st gen wilkinson and a bigger neck than any actual Beck I've tried...
     
  11. albala

    albala Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    original Strat plus had wilkinson roller nuts. Problem with those is they're flat and the board is radiused. Later ones had LSR nuts.

    I had this '89 Plus with a maple board and it didn't work. The body was to heavy for the neck. I needed something with rosewood, I love Beck, and thought it would make for a seriously mean guitar...and it is. I added the Area pickups which I am loving. I would get more J Beck necks too if I come across some heavy strat bodies.

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    Thanks, my entre into Gibsons was that LP Special. I would like to add a few more.
     
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  12. CT Sean

    CT Sean Strat-Talker

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    I suppose i should submit my membership :) 2012 model I picked up about a month ago


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  13. CT Sean

    CT Sean Strat-Talker

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  14. albala

    albala Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    greetings from Stamford


    where in CT is that green goddess?
     
  15. firebrand

    firebrand Senior Stratmaster

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    Custom shop has Sperzel Tuners, select woods, Large Wilkinson nut, and sig on back of headstock. Body routing may also be different, otherwise they are pretty close.

    I have a 2004 and for three years it was my goto guitar as my PRS was going through a neck refin and a lot of pickup changes.



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    Mouse The Knees of Rock Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Nice looking guitar. If I'm honest, I can't tell the difference between the nuts. Is the Wilkinson nut considered an upgrade from the LSR nut?

    Even with select wood, I can't seem to justify paying an extra $2k for what appears to be largely the same guitar as the stock model.

    First pic is the stock model; the second is the custom shop.
     

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  17. CT Sean

    CT Sean Strat-Talker

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    Yeah those are both the same LSR roller nut. they don't make the Wilkinson anymore. you can see it here on JB's actual guitar - You can see it takes up quite a bit more real estate than the LSR (the internet seems to think the LSR is a better design anyway)

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    Mouse The Knees of Rock Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Ah ok. I recall those older nuts on the Strat Plus's. My understanding is they didn't take well to heavier strings.
     
  19. firebrand

    firebrand Senior Stratmaster

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    They still don't IMHO. But I have never had occasion to use a heavier strong then 10-46 on a strat. A friend of mine has a strat plus and thought the G in his 11s was an issue, but it turned out to be the locking G tuner was slipping when he used the trem.

    I worked at a store in the early 90s that had inherited a cabinet from another shop and they had at least 20 of the old style roller nuts that I found in there along with a set of EMG pickups.
     
  20. esphanneman

    esphanneman Strat-Talk Member

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    I just purchased a surf green Beck signature yesterday (less expensive, non custom shop model). I was always curious how they played, and my local music store had one. I had no intention of buying a guitar yesterday, but could not leave after playing the Beck for thirty minutes. It felt and sounded perfect!

    Nice to finally be in the club!
     
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