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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

    The Bear
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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.

              The Bear
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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.

                The Bear
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                PRS Crusader--
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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

                  The Bear
                  My Tunes
                  Colonel-SG Army
                  Geezer Brigade--Trooper #306
                  PRS Crusader--
                  NRA
                  Epiphone Empire

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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.

                    The Bear
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                    Geezer Brigade--Trooper #306
                    PRS Crusader--
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                    Epiphone Empire

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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
                        The Bear
                        My Tunes
                        Colonel-SG Army
                        Geezer Brigade--Trooper #306
                        PRS Crusader--
                        NRA
                        Epiphone Empire

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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.
                          "You have just destroyed one model XQJ-37 nuclear powered, pan-sexual roto-plooker....and you're gonna have to pay for it."

                          -- Frank Zappa
                          ---------------------------------------------
                          Gear:
                          '83 Am Std Strat
                          Nelsonic Lester Atomic Series
                          '71 Twin Reverb w/JBL's
                          Roland Microcube
                          ProCo Turbo Rat w/Keeley 3-Way Mod
                          Boss CH-1 Super Chorus
                          Mi Audio Tube Zone
                          Morley Power Wah (hard wired AC)
                          Boss RC-2 Loop Station
                          Dunlop Crybaby Classic

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