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Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by IvegotGAS, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. IvegotGAS

    IvegotGAS Senior Stratmaster

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    Got em flaunt em!

    I had 3, traded a 2 tone burst to Mavman for his SRV clone. I currently have a 97 CAR stock and an 06 Oly white with EMG SAs and a TBX circuit.

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  2. Jfernan

    Jfernan Senior Stratmaster

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    Sick guitars!! Wish i had one.
     
  3. Goodkat

    Goodkat The One Strat-Talk Supporter

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  4. JasonSD

    JasonSD Strat-Talker

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    I just sold mine

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  5. thaus

    thaus Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Very nice! Someone in another thread mentioned that they have fat necks. I was aware that the early models had a hard-V but wasn't aware that the necks are all that fat (profile). Do they have large necks?
     
  6. JasonSD

    JasonSD Strat-Talker

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    Seemed about the same thickness as my tex-mex and 54 reissues.
     
  7. thaus

    thaus Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    That makes sense since they are both touted as being V-shape necks, which sometimes feel bigger than they are...........
     
  8. ToneRanger

    ToneRanger Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    My JV ("Virginia") is my #1 - and yes, the neck is nice and thick - even thicker than some '57 AVRI's I've tried - similar to the lower register of an EJ but keeps the V all the way up. I played mine stock for the first seven years, but a couple years ago upgraded the pickups (Klein) and trem (Callaham) and added a custom neck plate:
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    One other interesting touch - I buffed the neck from a satin to a gloss finish to give it a more vintage look...
     
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  9. Razorc195

    Razorc195 Strat-Talker

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    Nice guitars... Do you guys usually leave in the TEX-Mex pups or swap'em out....if so, to what pup(s) ..... I have TEX MEX in a road worn and am thinking about changing to SD Antiquities... with a Juipter Astrom .02 mf tone pot under the hood....
     
  10. BigNorm

    BigNorm Senior Stratmaster

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    Had my JV a week ago, so I join the club. For now she's stock and I love her this way. But will see in future what will happen ! If I change something, it will only be cosmetic. The pickups are superb sounding for classic rock and blues ( mostly what I play )The soft V shape with 9.5" radius is exactly the way I would have a custom shop made for me... It's the best strat for the money I ever hold in my hands... and I discovered her by chance... and what a chance :)
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  11. ShaneRingo

    ShaneRingo Senior Stratmaster

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    I've got three of 'em, love 'em all. :)
     
  12. Boris Bubbanov

    Boris Bubbanov Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I always meant to have one stock and the other Jimmies with different pups but no such thing has happened, yet.

    The 2 white ones do have Callaham base plates on the bridge pickup.

    Also, the JV bridge pup is wound hotter than the Tex Mex bridge pup in the Road Worns - and hotter than the aftermarket packs of Fender Tex Mexes you can buy at dealers.

    The 2 red ones are all stock except Callaham hardened bridge mount screws:

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  13. ToneRanger

    ToneRanger Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Man, Boris - those reds are niiiice.....
     
  14. B Valley

    B Valley Strat-Talker

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    I just bought a 96 JV in Shoreline Gold. The neck is one of the nicest features of the guitar. It's not a thick neck, but a soft V carve that fits my hand very nicely. I'm still getting it set up the way I like it. I'll post a pic later today.
     
  15. B Valley

    B Valley Strat-Talker

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    As promised:

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  16. RockinCP60s

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    I have one on it's way to me from Michigan!
    I bought CP 60s about 6 weeks ago and kept getting GAS. ;)

    Meanwhile, I contacted the great customer relations at Fender with the weird serial number and they sent me the specs today. Great service! :)

    SN: MSN700369 Built: 10/28/2005 Model: 0139202305

    Model Name: Jimmie Vaughan Tex-MexTM Strat®
    Model Number: 013-9202-(Color #)
    Series: Artist Series
    Colors: (303) 2-Color Sunburst,
    (305) Olympic White,
    (306) Black,
    (309) Candy Apple Red,
    (Polyester Finish)
    Body: Alder
    Neck: 1-Piece Maple, Soft "V" Shape,
    (Satin Urethane Finish)
    Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5” Radius (241 mm)
    No. of Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo Frets
    Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)
    Width @ Nut: 1.650” (42 mm)
    Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
    Machine Heads: Fender®/Gotoh® Vintage Style Tuning Machines
    Bridge: American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
    Pickguard: 1-Ply White, (8 Hole)
    Pickups: 2 Tex-MexTM Calibrated, Over-Wound, Single-Coil Strat® Pickups (Neck and Middle),
    1 Tex-Mex “Hot Bridge” Single-Coil Strat® Pickup (Bridge)
    Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade:
    Position 1. Bridge Pickup
    Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup
    Position 3. Middle Pickup
    Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup
    Position 5. Neck Pickup
    Controls: Master Volume,
    Tone 1. (Neck Pickup),
    Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
    (Middle Pickup is “Wide Open”, No Tone Control)
    Strings: Fender Super 250L, Nickel Plated Steel,
    Gauges: (.009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042),
    P/N 073-0250-003
    Unique Features: Special Soft "V" Shape Neck,
    Fender®/Schaller® Straplock Strap Buttons,
    Middle Pickup is "Wide Open" With No Tone Control,
    Jimmy Vaughan Signature on Back of Headstock,
    U.S. Made Electronic Components
    Source: Mexico
    Accessories: Deluxe Gig Bag
    U.S. MSRP: $1,089.99
    INTRODUCED: 1/1997
    COMMENTS: Unique pickguard is an 11-Hole 1-Ply
    WRENCH SIZES: Truss Rod Adjustment Wrench, (3/16” Hex), P/N 0038467000,
    Saddle Height Adjustment Wrench, (1.5 mm Hex), P/N 0050919000
    NOTICE: Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice

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  17. J.A.H

    J.A.H Strat-Talker Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Heres my JV and my SRV

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  18. StratAnon

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    Here's my $300 Craiglist find. Had to do some cleanup on it, but it came out nice. All original, with gig-bag.

    I've since replaced the crappy-warped 1-ply pickguard with a black one (drilled to match the 8-holes).

    After seeing this thread... I'm going to be taking the white spray-paint to the body when the weather gets nice again. Screw the "all original-ness". :)

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    I did pick this out just for the neck. I was doing a daily searchtempest.com seach for Jimmie Vauhgan's within 400 miles of home.
     
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  19. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I have two Jimmie Vaughan Strats - Fender's version & mine. Here's Fender's version, a 1997.

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    Pretty much unplayed from 1997 to 2010 when I grabbed it on eBay. I would call the neck a large V, it's a great profile, but just a bit fatter than I would have liked. But then it was made for Jimmie, not for me! I like the Tex-Mex pickups, but overall I would have to describe this Strat as being on the bright side. I really must get round to replacing the JLV tone control arrangement with a single master tone. Jimmie may like the middle pickup wide open, but I don't.

    Probably the best Mexican guitar I have played.

    And here is my version of a Jimmie Vaughan Strat. The start of this was that I had an early 80s ESP Series 400 maple neck 50s type Strat, which also has a V profile, but slimmer. I decided I wanted a white blonde relic Strat like Jimmie's.

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    I found a guy who did relicking, bought a white Squier body, & this guy put it together for me, using a set of Seymour Duncan 5-2 pickups. It looked good, but it sounded rubbish - it had all the sustain of a banjo. Don't let anyone tell you that the body on a Strat is unimportant to the tone!

    So I got an unfinished one piece ash body, & returned the guitar to the same guy. Because of the attractive grain, I changed the brief a little & went for white blond instead of white. It now sounds excellent - it's a magnificent Strat, better than most Custom Shop relics I've tried.

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    Most of the poly has been removed from the back of the neck & replaced with darkened nitro, & the body barely has any paint on it all. If any guitar body can be called a "thin skin", it's this one. The finish on the neck may be a little darker than many people would have chosen, but it hides the holes from what must have been a locking nut, fitted before I got the guitar.

    So, Fender's JLV Strat is nice - but I prefer mine. But then again, mine cost more.....
     
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  20. Jack FFR1846

    Jack FFR1846 Senior Stratmaster

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    I potentially had the same deal going, but I'm an engineer, and we engineers measure everything before picking up a screwdriver. Squiers and MIMs don't have the same neck holes in the body. You can make them work, but you have to either choose to elongate the body holes (the right way) or drill new holes in the neck and intonate by pulling the saddles way back....which will move each pickup about 1/8" from where the sweet spots will be. I figure that since it sounded like crap, the later is what your guy did.

    My JV with the squier bullet (I think) loaded body that the previous owner was going to use (I'm selling the body).

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