New Stratocaster (Virginia) Day

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Coyoteaz, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Fuzz Meister General

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    Get the EJ set. Eric has been using his sig models with those pickups in it since mid 2000’s when the model was released. I had them in all 3 of my EJ’s and they’re the best set Fender makes IMO. And his clean chime is in big part to his two twins (or deluxes) running with one or two delay pedals and a chorus.
     
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  2. Audiowonderland

    Audiowonderland Strat-Talker

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    Yes I have the Deluxe/Chorus/Delay answers. Just finding my way on the guitar
     
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  3. Coyoteaz

    Coyoteaz Strat-Talk Member

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    You can definitely get that Eric Johnson chime with these pickups. Maybe a little hotter but a different tone then what I'm used to from regular strat pickups. But still very good.
     
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    Congrats, that one is a beauty. Enjoy!
     
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  5. PaulHikeS2

    PaulHikeS2 Strat-Talk Member

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    That's a beauty. Congrats!
     
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  6. Michael919

    Michael919 Senior Stratmaster

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    Cool guitar. Enjoy!
     
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  7. Martin Mim

    Martin Mim Strat-O-Master

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    Great looking strat! Congratulations.
     
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    sonny wolf Senior Stratmaster

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    That's a particularly nice one you scored there...the burst has a nice amount of black and the wood grain is nice and even.Congratulations!!
     
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  9. muddyh2o

    muddyh2o Strat-Talk Member

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    She's a beaut! Congrats!
     
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  10. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Mod admin Staff Member Silver Member

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    Nice! Happy New Strat Day!
     
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  11. chas3rd

    chas3rd Strat-Talk Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Very pretty!!!!! What is up with the e string saddle??
     
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  12. ToneRanger

    ToneRanger Most Honored Senior Member

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    That's one of EJ's quirky mods - it actually does work though - there is Graphtech String Saver material at the string contact point that reduces some of the treble on the high E.
    Eric originally used a brass block saddle on his vintage strats, but in designing the Virginia production model found that the Graphtech stainless block saddle yielded the same results.

    I bought a set of those years ago, but as a full set it made my guitar sound too dark. When I heard they were releasing the Virginia with that mod I dug my old set and tried it just on the high E and sure enough it made a difference - better match timbre-wise with the other strings.
     
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  13. jtoomuch

    jtoomuch Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    HNGD. Nice!
     
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  14. Coyoteaz

    Coyoteaz Strat-Talk Member

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    That's why I like buying from sweetwater. You can pick the one you want.
     
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  15. Shreve

    Shreve Strat-Talk Member Silver Member

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    NICE! Mine hasn’t seen the inside of its case since I got it. I hadn’t bought a new guitar in years, but these are great sounding, well-made instruments. Had a bone nut installed and PLEK job done as well at Sweetwater. Enjoy!! :cool::cool:
     
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