John Mayer using a new Strat?

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  1. rmccoyor9

    rmccoyor9 Member

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    I came across a video on youtube of John playing a new Strat (looks like it's a Jeff Beck sig). Anyone sure of what it is?

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    That's a Beck.
    He also plays an SG with a Bigsby, a CS La Cabronita, and a Rick Turner guitar during a concert I saw.
    Cool to see him branching out with his arsenal.
     
  3. rmccoyor9

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    I'm liking the new gear just not the new music haha.
    The es-335 and the Guild semi-hollow have been my favorites so far.
     
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    He destroyed that song >: holy crap he sucks
     
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    Probably the same thing old school blues purists thought when Cream covered the song.
     
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    Didn't see the video yet, but if its a 6-point trem, it might as well be his own (Olympic White) JM-signature model...

    funnily, when I was at Musikmesse some years ago, the sig-models Fender had on display weren't as comfy to me, as the 'normal' 57 and 62 Vintage Reissue models..

    only the EJ-model stood out of the signature crowd, I didn't really care for the feel of the JM and SRV-models..

    however, as a bubblegum-girly like fanboy that I am, I suspect there's a JM-strat in my future somewhere..
    That is, until I 'stumble upon' a Martin OM-JM ......

    Until then, I'll try to cop those Battle Studies tones with my humble S1 (....)

     
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    Yeah its a Jeff Beck model, the nut is an easy give away.
     
  8. MrDoty

    MrDoty Supporting Member

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    good playing, seriously. are you guys deaf?
     
  9. Gtowngearhead

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    Battle studies was horrid. And the crossroads cover was an absolute mess.
     
  10. Help!I'maRock!

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    good playing, but blander than Wonder Bread.
     
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    thats as good as his VH cover:facepalm
     
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    I personally disagree. I feel that Battle Studies is a fabulous album.
     
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    I prefer that version of Crossroads. Turns a fairly generic 12 bar into something more interesting.
     
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    I totally respect Robbie but his slide playing just sorta sounds ok to me.
     
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    this aint no cream
     
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    I don't mind the different arrangement, fingerstyle and chord changes. But that fuzzy, bad tone, sounds real messy. The solo it's especially noticeable. all that extra fizzy distortion/noise in between the notes. I don't know if it's his playing or the pickups and amp highlighting the ringing of the other notes but it sounds like a combination of poor playing with a bad fuzz pedal.
     
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    He bagged the Dumble for a pair of Two Rocks (at least for this). Has the protegee amp overtaken the mentor in Mayer's eyes?
     
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    I believe he's been using Two Rock's for a little while. They even made a JM Signature Amp for a limited run.
     
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    Hm-m-m-m... Yes, but most "Blues guys" don't want to hear anything "new"...

    IMO, as a picker - Mayer can hold his own with just about anybody around...
     
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    sounds like a fuzz pedal to me.
     

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