All Original 1973 Stratocaster playing SRV

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  1. JubileeMan 2555

    JubileeMan 2555 Member

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    I've recently been playing my 1973 Strat far more in recent weeks. I bought it as a backup to my other Strat a couple of years ago, but always felt it was a bit harsh sounding by comparison.

    Well... I lowered the pickups real low and suddenly it got rather sweet sounding. Bell tone came out for the first time for me.

    Pickups measure low at about 5.56K on all three pickups.



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  2. hardtail01

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    If you bought that for a backup, I can only imagine what your main guitar is.

    Clip sounds great, BTW.
     
  3. JubileeMan 2555

    JubileeMan 2555 Member

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    well, my main Strat was 1971 (But I'm thinking its really a 1972) but all the pickups have been replaced. Its a fatter sounding guitar but no where near as clear or as easy to play. I bought a backup because I was playing in a high-profile wedding/corporate band and needed to get a refret and new nut put on my strat... without a second strat, I wouldn't have been able to play the gigs.

    If I had had the pickups lower during those gigs, I would have turned this guitar into my main one!

     
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    Sounds great man! Nice playing!!!
     
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    Great looking guitar and great playing. I am experiencing what I would consider to be a healthy degree of jealousy on both accounts.

    Thanks for posting... totally enjoyed that vid...
     
  6. Muzzy

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    That's a sweetie. Great playing!
     
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    Damn dude! Nice playing.
     
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    Awesome playing...
     
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    A FANTASTIC example of just how important simple Pickup Height/adjustments are for a guitar. We may need to make this a Sticky!! Nice playing too:)
     
  10. mrboston

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    Holy crap ... That's sounded amazing brother!!! SRV Epic Tone!!! Epic playing?????
     
  11. JubileeMan 2555

    JubileeMan 2555 Member

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    ...Sticky would be pretty cool!

    "let the amp do the work" is a real phenomenon and I think a lot of players push their pickups a little too high. I have to admit, lower, they make you work harder to get the sound out, but its a much more even response.
     
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    Big fan of yours Tyler buy your cheating with the Axe !!......haha !!

    Plug this baby in a power tube amp and let us hear the real candy !
     
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    What amp? Sounds killer.
     
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    JubileeMan 2555 Member

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    :rolleyes:

    As louis points out, I'm using the Axe-Fx II. A pair of Vibroverb AB amp models into a pair of JBL E130 IR Captures I made.
     

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