#1
Problem solved! Got a classic player 60's strat and lovin it.
Last edited by snelseb at Jan 24, 2011,
#2
They actually have nice tone. Though I;m a Strat man, so you can guess where this is going, hell, I'm holding mine right now
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#3
What you can do is get the Strat of your choice and throw in Texas Specials. Those are the pickups in his (and Stevie Ray Vaughan's) signature guitars.

Keep in mind though, most of Mayer's tone is from his amps, though the Strats do have a major role in the tone.
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#4
I'd go with the Epiphone Lucille, partly because of looks, but mostly because of the Stereo Output Jacks, which'll allow you to run one pickup clean and the other through a fuzz pedal or something, which makes one hell of a sound. I've been saving up for one but with school eating away my savings...
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#5
i really really like the lucille. i've thought pretty hard myself about getting one. haven't found one to test, though. so it wasn't worth it to me. i think it'll definitely be a step (or two or three) up from the squier you're playing now though!
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#6
or get the Dot and put a seymour duncam Phat cat in the neck - it's a single coil pickup that will fit in a humbucker slot. Beautiful strat-like tone, and you still have the humbucker in the bridge. I have one in th neck of my Flying V. Best of both worlds.
#7
I would say Strat. but i am a huge Fender fanatic. I can play John Mayer pretty good on just my MIM Strat. If you really wanted to however, you could just buy a Standard Stat and add one of these on. in the end your guitar would be half the price of an official John Mayer strat and still sound the same
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#8
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or get the Dot and put a seymour duncam Phat cat in the neck - it's a single coil pickup that will fit in a humbucker slot. Beautiful strat-like tone, and you still have the humbucker in the bridge. I have one in th neck of my Flying V. Best of both worlds.

the trouble there is that it won't really sound very "stratty" in a semi-hollowbody like a dot, and it's more like a P-90, which is already a thicker, smoother sound than a fender style single coil.

ES-335 style guitars are basically the complete tonal opposite of a strat. that being said, they'll fit in with all the same styles of music as a strat just as nicely - in conclusion, it's all about which you prefer.. and we can't tell you that
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#9
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What you can do is get the Strat of your choice and throw in Texas Specials. Those are the pickups in his (and Stevie Ray Vaughan's) signature guitars.

Keep in mind though, most of Mayer's tone is from his amps, though the Strats do have a major role in the tone.


Uhm, no they're not.
Texas specials aren't that good for John Mayers strat tone, his guitars have Big Dippers in them, which aren't nearly as hot as the Texas specials, and have a mid-scoop, giving them quite a vintage sound.
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the trouble there is that it won't really sound very "stratty" in a semi-hollowbody like a dot

ES-335 style guitars are basically the complete tonal opposite of a strat. that being said, they'll fit in with all the same styles of music as a strat just as nicely - in conclusion, it's all about which you prefer.. and we can't tell you that



Yeah that's what I figured.. I'm going insane over this we'll see what I'll do! One question about the lucille though.. Is it hollowbodied? It doesen't have any F-holes, so I'm a bit confused about whether it really is a hollowbody :S
#11
I would say get a Strat and put some 60's style single coils in it. Those will give you a better John Mayer sound than Texas Specials or the Epiphone Dot.
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#12
get a strat if you're going for tone

epiphone dot is bad though, from experience i love the dot....so its really up to you
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Yeah that's what I figured.. I'm going insane over this we'll see what I'll do! One question about the lucille though.. Is it hollowbodied? It doesen't have any F-holes, so I'm a bit confused about whether it really is a hollowbody :S


The Lucille is semi-hollow just without f-holes

My vote is go and get the Lucille, you get the most versatile ES-type guitar.....in that pricerange
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#14
I've decided against the Dot/Lucille, and I will save my money for the John Mayer strat, or a strat like it.. I'm too in love with the John Mayer-tone! :p Thanks guys, I appreciate the help you gave me! I do have one question though; which pick-ups are most simliar to the Big Dippers? I heard the 57's are pretty good, true? If not, which are the best?