Opinions on EJ strat?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by afireinside, May 3, 2021.

  1. CRobbins

    CRobbins Strat-Talker Gold Supporting Member Silver Member

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    I once owned this one in Dakota red.


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  2. Antstrat

    Antstrat Most Honored Senior Member

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    Great guitar, you did good:thumb:
     
  3. RPKennedy

    RPKennedy Senior Stratmaster Platinum Supporting Member

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    Played a couple in stores when they first came out way back when, and thought ew. Sticky and stiff.

    Played a new rosewood one in a local store a couple of weeks ago and loved it. Perhaps I'm wishy-washy.

    Took a chance on a used, 2020 2TSB Maple fretboard last week on Reverb.com for a good price, and I'm loving it.

    Bought it with a fresh pro setup, floating tremolo, which seems to have countered all of the stiffness I originally perceived.

    Just like a-ringin' a bell ...
     
  4. Impulsive guppy

    Impulsive guppy Strat-O-Master Silver Member

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    They sure look nice!
     
  5. afireinside

    afireinside Strat-Talker

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    Thanks for the input. Ill just have to get her in and play her tomorrow. I heard the sticky necks were the early runs. Ill pay attention to the strings being close to the edges of the board. Hope it isent a 4 or 5pm drop off like usual..... lol
     
  6. arct

    arct Strat-Talker

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    Terrible picture.

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  7. afireinside

    afireinside Strat-Talker

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    Nice is the tele daphne? Looks too light for sonic.
     
  8. arct

    arct Strat-Talker

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    Yes, Tele is 2019 Daphne Blue Two Tone Tele. Ebony board. That thing is just dreamy. Fastest I've ever EVER bought a guitar, 7 days from the time I saw the model to having one in the house. Mrs still can't believe that happened. Ebony from Fedner doesn't happen often!

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  9. afireinside

    afireinside Strat-Talker

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    Nice only ebony i have is a G&l s500

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  10. arct

    arct Strat-Talker

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    Very Nice!

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  11. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Fuzz Meister General

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    Best guitar fender makes. I have owned the original maple board model, the same color rosewood model you got and the Thinline model.
     
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  12. pegrann

    pegrann New Member!

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    I owned a lot of Strats and have a thing for the one with 12" radius fingerboards. I had Classic Player 60:s, Custom Shops and at least 5 EJ:s. I sold everyone except 2 of the EJ:s which is my favorite of all the standard strats i tried. Very well built and sounds absolutely great for my taste. I have had one issue with some of them and that is the high or/and low E can roll of the fingerboard to easy. Vintage bridge and a too narrow neck för that is what is causing the problem. On one of my keepers i changed the bridge to a Gotoh with a bit narrower string space and that solves the problem. So try them before you buy them or prepare yourself for a change of the bridge. Then of course they can benefit from fretleveling and polish but thats the same for most of the factory made guitars.
     
  13. afireinside

    afireinside Strat-Talker

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    So far i have noticed the spacing issue. Isent killing me but i may get a different bridge at some point if i cannot get used to it.

    And the 12" radius is great, i dodent think i would like it on a strat. Very familiar since i came from Gibsons. Fretwork is great, ends arent 100% could use a tiny touch with a fret file but nothing to stress my x2 MIMs are way worse.
     
  14. mazzolar59

    mazzolar59 Strat-Talker Silver Member

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    Congratulation on getting a great guitar. I got one 2 years ago and I absolutely love it. The V is a very soft V; you'll likely not even notice it. The neck pickup is amazing. As far as the E string rolling off the edge, it's never happened to me; not even once.
     
  15. BigDan

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    I like it a lot. Doesn't the EJ come with a guartersawn neck and a atraight 12" radius. I was checking them out at one time but I can't recall the specs. Looks great brother. Congratulations.
     
  16. afireinside

    afireinside Strat-Talker

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    Yessir quartersawn neck. 12" radius bug chunky not even a V, V neck.
     
  17. arct

    arct Strat-Talker

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    Yeah mine isn't a V at all.

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  18. EC Strat

    EC Strat Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    I will buy the EJ maple neck from you. Seriously, I’m doing a build and would love to have it. PMd
     
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    EC Strat Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    One of the best guitars you can buy.
     
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  20. Wxman2000

    Wxman2000 Strat-Talker

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    I love my rosewood EJ, but I never could bond with the pickups. Dropped in some Lace sensors and I couldn't be happier with it!

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