Poll: What one to buy?
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SRV Signature £1000
2 11%
Fender Roadhouse £400
10 56%
Other £1000 Budget
6 33%
Voters: 18.
#1
SRV Signature

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/fender-stevie-ray-vaughan/998

Fender roadhouse
-Exactly the same specifications as the SRV sig but it's Mexican instead of American, what am i paying the extra £600 for?

http://www.guitarvillage.co.uk/product-detail.asp?id=6070

The reason i like the two are that they use the same pickups that SRV did which would save me swapping pickups

Other? a Fender stratocaster option please
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#2
I'm wouldn't like to have a signature guitar...
and American made guitars are slightly better then Mexican made.. would go for the Mexican.. it isn't worth £600 just to say : My guitar is american made.. since america isn't that good
Squier Standard Telecaster.
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#3
roadhouse
it is def not worht 600 more for the american, besides then youre paying for a name, a big name at that
#4
No offense mate but you can't really compare an Ibanez started guitar to a High end Fender stratocaster :P
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#5
So what would one be paying the extra £600 is the neck significantly better on the American model or so?
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#6
Go for the Eric Johnson strat. Its by far the best non CS Fender strat in the universe. Really.
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#7
Pickups 3 Special Design Eric Johnson Pickups with Countersunk Mounting Screws (Neck/Middle/Bridge)

No texas specials
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#8
Quote by sharpant
Pickups 3 Special Design Eric Johnson Pickups with Countersunk Mounting Screws (Neck/Middle/Bridge)

No texas specials

So? The Johnson pups are superior... You realise that Eric is THE ultimate tone freak?
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#9
Out of the roadhouse and the SRV, I'd go SRV, out of the roadhouse, SRV and EJ.
EJ!

The Eric Johnson strat is real nice and it is actually tempting me for my next strat purchase!
#10
Just listened to some clips and the guitars pickups sound to hot for my liking? are they renown for being versatile?
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#13
Sounds like it does everything bar blues :P I'm yet to hear that thick twangy lead blues tone, I'm guessing the pickups are capable but he hasn't got his amp eq'd for a blues tone
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Last edited by sharpant at Oct 13, 2008,
#14
^its a strat. It does blues. Really. You absolutely dont have to go for the EJ strat. Its just a suggestion.
The EJ strat >>>>> SRV strat.
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#15
That SRV imitation sounds like....(this is going to hurt you) a very poor attempt to replicate his tone, I've just finished watching the SRV and double trouble, live at Montreux DVD for the third time and his tone is far different from Eric johnson's in that clip.

I believe you that the EJ is a better guitar but from what I've heard I'd need a pickup change to replicate SRV tone properly
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#16
You realise that more than 80% of the tone comes from the amp/pedals, and only about 10% from the pickups?
With that laney, you will NEVER get SRV's tone anyway.
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#17
That's why I'm getting a Fender blues deluxe with an OCD fulltone :P
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