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  • Trade Epi Lp For Bobert Cray or JV Strat?

    Now that I have a Gibson LP, I'm thinkin' about trading my Epi Lp Std Plus in for a Robert Cray or JV Strat. Preferances will be appreciated. I played em' both and like em' both. Thanks

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  • #2
    Originally posted by The Bear
    Now that I have a Gibson LP, I'm thinkin' about trading my Epi Lp Std Plus in for a Robert Cray or JV Strat. Preferances will be appreciated. I played em' both and like em' both. Thanks

    The Bear


    What's a JV Strat? Junior Varsity? Jim Varney? Jim VanderVeen? Just who is Jim VanderVeen?
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    • #3
      JV is the Jimmy Vaughan strat.I think its pretty cool with tex-mex pups and classic 50s features.

      Robert Cray is a hardtail strat...i wouldn't take that.I am an EC fan...would rather 'block' the tremolo!

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      • #4
        The neck on my Jimmie Vaughan strat is the most comfortable (for me) neck i've ever played. I love the soft V shape.
        Can't tell you much about the electronics because mine has EMG single coils in it.

        Get the JV!!!

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        • #5
          The Jimmie Vaughan for sure.. Unpack it, have a setup done, and it's 'gig ready'....

          It has very nice pickups, great neck with medium/jumbo frets, and Fender was even smart enough to install Schaller Strap Locks.

          Only thing I did with mine was to install solid saddles (the GraphTech FerraGlide stainless steel units)... Some folks replace the single ply pickguard with a three ply unit, but I've never seen the need.

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          • #6
            Both are very fine guitars (assuming you are talking the MIM versions). The JV may be a tad more versatile with the hotter pickups and the trem.

            I recently played a straight-from-Ensenada Robert Cray MIM that was hanging on the wall of a little music shop in Iowa, and I was just slackjawed at how well it played.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by ottobahn


              What's a JV Strat? Junior Varsity? Jim Varney? Jim VanderVeen? Just who is Jim VanderVeen?


              Jim VanderVeen is Jimmy Vaughns stepbrother.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jgk62
                The neck on my Jimmie Vaughan strat is the most comfortable (for me) neck i've ever played. I love the soft V shape.
                Can't tell you much about the electronics because mine has EMG single coils in it.

                Get the JV!!!


                Yeah, the neck is the same as my Classic 50. I love that neck.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by OldFenderGuy
                  The Jimmie Vaughan for sure.. Unpack it, have a setup done, and it's 'gig ready'....

                  It has very nice pickups, great neck with medium/jumbo frets, and Fender was even smart enough to install Schaller Strap Locks.

                  Only thing I did with mine was to install solid saddles (the GraphTech FerraGlide stainless steel units)... Some folks replace the single ply pickguard with a three ply unit, but I've never seen the need.



                  You haven't steered me wrong yet. I do like the option of having a trem as well. Didn't know about the strap locks.
                  Thanks

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jerry_picker
                    Both are very fine guitars (assuming you are talking the MIM versions). The JV may be a tad more versatile with the hotter pickups and the trem.

                    I recently played a straight-from-Ensenada Robert Cray MIM that was hanging on the wall of a little music shop in Iowa, and I was just slackjawed at how well it played.


                    Yeah, they are both MIM, and I agree with ya' about the Robert Cray. It is very smooth. I also like the Vintage pups.

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                    • #11
                      If you mean trade in as to a dealer dont' waste your money. They always (99.9%) of the time screw you royally on trade ins. You'd be better off to sell and buy outright.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by batotman
                        If you mean trade in as to a dealer dont' waste your money. They always (99.9%) of the time screw you royally on trade ins. You'd be better off to sell and buy outright.


                        Yeah, I tried it once at a GC and about slugged the guy. I'm takin' it to a buddy who owns a shop and see what he says'. I'm not counting on it, but it would save time. I also realize it's business, and won't take any offense. He's pretty straight.

                        Thanks
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by crossroads69
                          JV is the Jimmy Vaughan strat.I think its pretty cool with tex-mex pups and classic 50s features.

                          Robert Cray is a hardtail strat...i wouldn't take that.I am an EC fan...would rather 'block' the tremolo!


                          Must be there is something to having the trem springs in the body.
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                          Gear:<br />
                          '83 Am Std Strat<br />
                          Nelsonic Lester Atomic Series<br />
                          '71 Twin Reverb w/JBL's<br />
                          Roland Microcube<br />
                          ProCo Turbo Rat w/Keeley 3-Way Mod<br />
                          Boss CH-1 Super Chorus<br />
                          Mi Audio Tube Zone<br />
                          Morley Power Wah (hard wired AC)<br />
                          Boss RC-2 Loop Station<br />
                          Dunlop Crybaby Classic</div>

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