Who is your all time fav strat player

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  1. Electgumbo

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    I have 2 copies of it… Its well done but his lack of sleep is evident. We have all grown old but it lacks the energy of his youth. I am amazed but how clean his sound is compared to the old days… and his band is good but the original Mahogany Rush was just tighter…. especially the drummer. Still his Hendrix set is played with such reverence it’s almost religious….
     
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  2. Baelzebub

    Baelzebub Dr. Stratster

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    Was just thinking the same thing as I watched/listened to Experienced and Bold as Love. Even in his own stuff, both his vocals and lead phrasings are almost eerily Jimi-like.

    Any idea what happened to Vince? He seems to have disappeared around 2000....
     
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    Duh...Buddy Guy.

     
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    Good comment. The answer is yes.
     
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    bblooz Senior Stratmaster

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    I'm sorry, can't pick just one, but here's my list (in no particular order, BTW):
    SRV
    Clapton
    Jiimi Hendrix
    Gilmour
    Mick Ralphs (Bad Co)
    Hank Marvin
    Peter Townshend
    Rory Gallagher
    Jeff Beck
    The Edge
    Mark Knophler
    Robin Trower
     
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  8. Danny D

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    Any EJ references yet?
     
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    California Jam!
     
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    Robert Cray--made me sure that I wanted a Strat.
     
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    If there aren't any I'll be the first - I like to say that EJ saved my strat - I was way into shredders and had plans to drop humbuckers and possibly a Floyd into my American Standard strat back in late '90/early '91 - then I heard Ah Via Musicom and everything EJ was pulling off with all vintage gear and it got me back on the path. He is a combo of many of my other favorite strat players - Clapton, Hendrix, Beck - plus country and jazz - even classical influences. He married vintage tones and feel with modern speed and compositional complexity - a sound I had been hearing in my head but hadn't heard in reality.

    After EJ, it's the usual suspects - the aforementioned Clapton/Hendrix/Beck, Gilmour, SRV, Blackmore, Malmsteen, Lifeson (who played strats off and on,) etc...
     
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    I think he’s holding a brand new American Original ‘50s. It looks just like one. I bet the AO ‘50s were way less than $2,000 back then.
     
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    Can't make my mind up which..... I love both. NINTCHDBPICT000000888427.jpg 8ff422cca52870e7393e7775811e06c805d76ca3.jpeg
     
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