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#1
Okay, so today me and my brother were driving by a pawn shop and we decided to go in out of boredom. I happened to find a SRV sig. strat sitting behind the counter. It doesn't have a scratch on it and plays great through the amps they had there. The price was $949.00 USD and I was wondering if it would be worth the money to buy it from the pawn shop.
#2
**** Yes!
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#4
Buy The Mother ****er!!
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#7
meh, i'd say pass
i've played a few of them and they just dont sound that great, and the neck profile they use is horrible
you should just opt for a american strat and be done with it, they play better anyway.
#8
^wtf? the srv strat is the only strat i would buy!!! the neck is awesome! go get it right NOW!
#9
I think it'd be a great buy, although the neck is something to get used to.

As you know, SRV basically played a guitar that was setup to be uncomfortable. Nobody likes playing .13's with high action.
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#12
**** it, even if you dont like it then you can at least try and sell it at a profit!

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#13
I like them quite a bit. My dad has one, I play it on occasion. It's one of the better built fenders and has a good bite to it.
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#14
just thought i'd let you guys know that i went in today and bargained them down to $875 and am now the proud new owner of a srv sig. strat.
#15
i don't like the SRV sig. strat. they have really fat necks kinda like gibsons. one i played had thick strings and high action. -1 for me.
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#16
pics!!!! sound clips!!!!!
im thinking of buying the texas special pickups, how do they sound
#17
pics would be nice
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#18
Lucky ****! I'd love to play one but my hands are tiny as is Huge neck, high action, 13 gauge strings, how the hell did he do it??

Yeah pics please, I'm guessing the paint jobs completely on it yeah? Unlike the Rory Gallagher sig...

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#19
meh, I played one before and found the sound to be pretty good, but the feel of it was terrible, playing it was almost painfull at times, especially if I tried to do bends or play way up high, the neck is just too fat.
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#21
nice looker, but id would settle for a nice american and swap pups
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i don't like the SRV sig. strat. they have really fat necks kinda like gibsons. one i played had thick strings and high action. -1 for me.


Yeah, that's because it's the SRV sig and thus, is setup like SRV One. He had stupid gauge strings with a high action.
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nice looker, but id would settle for a nice american and swap pups


The SRV strat is an american with swapped pickups and better neck (imo).
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pics!!!! sound clips!!!!!
im thinking of buying the texas special pickups, how do they sound


The Texas Specials are very nice IMO,good for any blues and blues/rock. Id say go for it.
#27
has anyone considered that it may be stolen. i'm not sure who would give a guitar of that value into a pawn shop...or maybe pawn shops are different in the states to what they are in australia?
#28
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pics!!!! sound clips!!!!!
im thinking of buying the texas special pickups, how do they sound


Sorry man, I can't do sound clips, my computer is on the fritz. I can do a pic though!



Thats the only pic I have of it on the computer at this time. My harddrive was reset about a month ago and I don't have it out of the case too often.
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#29
When I get a Strat it'll have be sunburst with a black pickguard!

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meh, I played one before and found the sound to be pretty good, but the feel of it was terrible, playing it was almost painfull at times, especially if I tried to do bends or play way up high, the neck is just too fat.


Yeah but i'm assuming you don't have buses for fingers like S.R.V. Its not a bad thing, it was intentionally put like that, so unless you can crush an apple with your fist then buying these would kind of pointless.

With that said TS is a lucky ****!

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The SRV strat is an american with swapped pickups and better neck (imo).



yea swap them pups out.

also, the trem is supposed to be upside down.
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#33
I've got a question, if some people here seem to be complaining that the action is too high or the string guages are too thick couldn't one just lower the action and use thinner strings to make it more comfortable? Don't flame me I'm a strat noob and may have no idea about some obvious fact that everyone except me knows about.
#34
u can do that. but that's not the SRV way.
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#35
This could possibly be my favorite stratocaster of all time.

It looks beautiful, feels great, sounds great. All I would do is change that pickguard.
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#36
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The trem is upsidedown because SRV prefered left handed trems on his guitars instead of right handed ones.


And that's because his idol Hendrix had his trem upside down too, but for other reasons.
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#37
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This could possibly be my favorite stratocaster of all time.

It looks beautiful, feels great, sounds great. All I would do is change that pickguard.


BLASPHEMY!

How big and awkward does the neck feel?

I'm so ashamed of my tiny hands...

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#38
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BLASPHEMY!

How big and awkward does the neck feel?

I'm so ashamed of my tiny hands...



It's not big and akward, its basically a fat 50's neck trimmed down in a different way than the standard thinner fender necks.

I like how the trem is upside down, it really puts the bar in the palm of your hand so you don't have to reach for it before you can use it.

This guitar came from fender with regular guage strings, maybe 12's, but nothing noticibly larger than normal. During SRV's career, he was using the heavier guages as he was closer to death. His guages progressively got larger through the years.
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Yuck! The thing with his initials across it, think of how sexxay it would be with a White or Cream pickguard. Mmmm...
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