Eric Johnson strat love for father's day

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  1. HeeHaw

    HeeHaw Member

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    I am stratted once again.:D


    Seriously, this is a fantastic guitar that just moves in you hands as you play it. It also stays in tune like nobody's buisiness. No, I don't use the whammy, so I can't comment on that aspect. I have never loved a middle pickup like I do this one, the rest of them are similar to vintage sounding strat pickups to my ears. The action is a little higher than I prefer, but I will leave it that way as it sounds kickin' with the slide.

    Here's my bedroom rig.:D

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  2. Thwap

    Thwap Silver Supporting Member

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    Congrats. I do believe it is the last strat I'll ever need. The resonance unplugged is incredible on these, don't you think? I just really love mine, and the longer I have it the more I'm digging it.

    And I'm generally a Les Paul guy....

    Great score:AOK
     
  3. Hipster Dofus

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    PRS guy since 92'. Played a killer Suhr, and began the quest. Several Custom shop's, Grosh RC and so on. The EJ really knocked me out! I DO use the trem and it stays in tune. I understand it is not for some guys, but it works great for me.
     
  4. robbert

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    Congratulations :AOK ,

    I still play mine everyday since I bought it around 6 months ago or so.
     
  5. Craig Walker

    Craig Walker WHO DAT!! Gold Supporting Member

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    Lovin' mine.

    1 Strat

    1 Lester

    Pretty much covers it. :)
     
  6. Craig Walker

    Craig Walker WHO DAT!! Gold Supporting Member

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    btw, the trem stays in tune better than any 'strat-style' I've ever played.
     
  7. clothwiring

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    Played my 2nd EJ Saturday night at the gig for the first time, performed perfectly!
     
  8. Bajan

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    Nice, I got my CAR EJ last week and I am really impressed with it.

    Shane
     
  9. 005

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    I LOVE my EJ, can't put the damn thing down! It has prompted me to start selling off some of my collection.
     
  10. gkoelling

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    Nope. You need a Tele.:D
     
  11. Jack The Riffer

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    Congrats you strat hatin hillbilly you:BEER:RoCkIn



    My EJ welcomes your EJ

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  12. pjrhd28

    pjrhd28 Silver Supporting Member

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    +1 on the EJ. I am feeling "set" on the Strat side of my gear collection.
     
  13. neastguy

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    +1... I cant imagine life without my tele.....:dude
     
  14. bluesman69

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    My EJs. I got my first one (sunburst) last year and the second one (white blonde) last week.
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  15. CNP

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    I've owned or played many custom shop and boutique Strats, but I've never played a Strat I like better than my EJ. Find a good one (most are) and you won't do better, in my opinion.
     
  16. scuba200ft

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    I have to agree with everyone here..I own MANY strats, easily 20. Masterbuilts,60's,early 70's,etc.....And the strats I tend to grab are my Eric Johnson or my Nash'.

    Its not hype,its reality. the guys who defend their MB's are simply defending their purchase, and thats ok. But I am willing to call a spade a spade, they are excellent guitars....


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  17. Powderfinger

    Powderfinger Gold Supporting Member

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    Just out of curiosity (and this may be a stupid question to ask on TGP), but why would you need two EJ strats?
     
  18. HeeHaw

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    The thing I dig most about my EJ is actually the middle pickup. That thing just screams. If I had to find anything to really nitpick about, I'd say the bridge sounds a little thin, but rolling back on the tone knob cures that for me.
     
  19. bluesman69

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    Why not have two of them! :D
    They actually sound different enough to make it worth while. I don't need them I just wanted them and the opportunity arose and I took advantage of it and I like them both. The white one is a little warmer than the sunburst. My first one has 375k pots and the new one has 250k. That probably explains the difference.
     
  20. Scott_F

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    I've never been a strat guy until the EJ came along. I'm a pretty happy camper. I need to try the trem some day. I've never messed with it so far.
     

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