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Eric Johnson Q&A session...

Lewguitar

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Eric's a favorite virtuoso of mine... ;) ...and many here.

At a certain point in the video (I can't remember where) he turns his guitar around and shows his spring arrangement for the vibrato.

He uses 4 springs with 3 on the bass side and 1 on the treble side. The spring under the B & G string is removed. Eric thinks this sounds better.

I've tried this arrangement. Also tried it the other way with the spring under the A & D string removed.

I like it both ways and do hear a little difference in tone between using all 5 springs or using 3 springs and Eric's 4 spring arrangement. I eliminate the spring under the B & G strings.

At the very end, the final question pertains to Eric's being able to hear the difference between an alkaline battery and a regular battery in a Fuzzface. He jokes about it.

Enjoy.



 

bobcs71

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Maybe he is crazy & maybe he isn't. I love the sound he gets either way!
I'll try that spring arrangement on my strat tonight.
 

bobcs71

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Also, I've gigged with Rob Alexander who played bass for EJ in the early 80s. That's right, 1 degree of separation!
 

Lewguitar

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Maybe he is crazy & maybe he isn't. I love the sound he gets either way!
I'll try that spring arrangement on my strat tonight.
Try it both ways: leaving one out on the bass side and then reversing it and leaving one out on the treble side.

And please let us know what, if anything, you hear...or feel.
 






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