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reverend mikey
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Omaha, USA

Yeah, but do I REALLY need it...?
Nov 16th, 2006 02:56 PM   Edit   Profile  

I don't have that CD - have 3 or 4 others. What amp was Walter playing through? Is it still a Mesa?

Okay, back to regularly scheduled Robert Cray Strat discussion...

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Dawg Fan
Nov 16th, 2006 05:43 PM   Edit   Profile  

>What amp was Walter playing through? Is it still a Mesa?

I think the world would fall off its axis if Walter used another brand of amp.

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Atlanta, GA USA

"Life is good when you love your tone."
Nov 16th, 2006 11:01 PM   Edit   Profile  

Abbys Kid...

Yeah, those are the ones. Only 300 sets made and because she wound them the old fashioned way, each set can have it's own personality. Very cool. There's a pic of the Strat I put my set into at the link below...

Thanx for the kind words and the offer. I'd like to get back to CA sometime. It's been many years...

Sonic Blue & Abby Too!

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Dawg Fan
Dec 17th, 2006 09:20 AM   Edit   Profile  

Now that I've had my Cray for a few months, I thought that I'd offer an update. I just took my Cray into GC to have "my guitar tech" do a setup, the "Electron" tone control wiring and to swap out the stock Ping vintage tuners for Gotoh Vintage Locking Tuners (nothing really wrong with the stock ones...I just prefer the convenience of the locking tuners for string changes). It is now officially "perfect".

It's funny...when I called to check on the status of my repairs, my tech told me that I couldn't have it back. He and the other tech were blown away by the neck and how the guitar played and sounded acoustically. When I told him how little I paid for it, he said "man, that's sick."

When will people learn...

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Heart of Darkness

There's a light, that never shone on me.
Dec 17th, 2006 11:21 AM   Edit   Profile  

Agreed, Cray & Fender outdid themselves putting this guitar together. The tones out of this thing are just marvelous, and the vintage/retro details are so cool. Priced right, too!

I've had mine since the end of August, and the honeymoon ain't over... it's just getting started. I ditched my AmStd after getting the RC, and couldn't be happier with how that deal went down. It's hardtail heaven! :-)

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Dawg Fan
Dec 17th, 2006 12:12 PM   Edit   Profile  

>It's hardtail heaven!

I like that! Hardtail Heaven. Yeah. And having the tone control on all three pups definitely makes the bridge "usable". Thanks for the tip, Electron.

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Hendersonville, TN

It's a hard way to make easy money
Dec 17th, 2006 01:17 PM   Edit   Profile  

I've been considering selling my '90 CS Strat
after owning the RC a few months.
Don't know if I actually will or not.

I still have the neck/mid pickups disconnected from the tone pot but added the bridge to the
first tone pot on the Cray along with N + B
in one switch position.


vancouver, canada

Dec 17th, 2006 07:26 PM   Edit   Profile  

wow abby's kid!!...WELCOME...your mum is an important piece of history and present...i hope you and her are well...thanks for popping up the forum :-)...hope you chime in as often as you can...sorry if i missed the last page or entry if and when this was asked and answered, but are you a player yourself?

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Dawg Fan
Feb 9th, 2007 02:21 PM   Edit   Profile  

It's been a while since anyone has posted in this thread, so I guess I'll BTT.

I continue to be amazed by my Cray. This morning, when going through my usual early morning routine, I played both my Cray and my LP Studio--unplugged, that is...my wife was still asleep--and found myself just sitting there admiring the feel and playability of the neck of the Cray. Hands down, it is the most comfortable neck of any guitar that I've owned...or played, for that matter.

I've had my Cray for a while now, and have done very little to it in the way of modifications. I had vintage locking tuners added (only because I HATE changing strings) and had the bridge pup wired up to the tone pot formerly occupied by the middle pup (it's now wired to the neck pup a la Electron). I've picked up some Fender vintage replacement saddles to add next time I have some work done, and I've got a black '62 pickguard on the way (I'll decide after it gets here whether I want to swap the guard out), but I think that's about all I'll do for a while. Maybe a pup change down the road, but I think the stcok pups sound pretty good as is.

That's it. I just wanted to share this big 'ole smile that I get when I go to Crayland.



pause is more important than the note
Feb 9th, 2007 03:27 PM   Edit   Profile  

My 2003 Sunburst Cray Strat is my #1.
Through a Super Reverb there is no better strat tone IMO. Perfect for the music I love to play.
Put it through a keeley phat mod Blues Driver and you can do rock as well as blues.



Too awake for walking,Too tired to run!
Feb 9th, 2007 04:32 PM   Edit   Profile  

Man i`m really getting antsy waiting for my RC to arrive,especially after reading how much Electron and guitargeezer love this guitar!!!! Deep breaths........AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

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Dawg Fan
Feb 9th, 2007 06:22 PM   Edit   Profile  

Stratoriffic...I'll be really surprised if you're not blown away by the Cray. I remember when I was reading all the great things about the Cray, but was never able to find one to demo. So I took a chance from an online retailer...and, boy, am I glad I did.

(This message was last edited by guitargeezer at 06:24 PM, Feb 9th, 2007)



Too awake for walking,Too tired to run!
Feb 9th, 2007 06:40 PM   Edit   Profile  

Yeah,i ordered one through a small mom and pops music store by me just on word of mouth from here, reviews, ect....i never even seen one in person but i know i am gonna love it!!! Plus,i`m a big Robert Cray fan as well so that`s cool!!!

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Heart of Darkness

There's a light, that never shone on me.
Feb 9th, 2007 08:21 PM   Edit   Profile  

I took a chance on a Cray from MF, and it paid off big time. Fender & Cray put together something special; I'm just totally knocked out by mine.




Feb 10th, 2007 06:31 PM   Edit   Profile  

Anyone have any digital pictures of the violet model?



Aug 6th, 2016 03:13 PM   Edit   Profile  

I just got in a RC violet with serial # MSN6XXXXX.
can anyone tell me the year made.i assume 96 but i see some post on i net where people talking about a first year RC 2003?
Any help welcome


(This message was last edited by jpstingray at 05:15 PM, Aug 6th, 2016)

Shlock the monster


Nov 3rd, 2016 10:19 AM   Edit   Profile  

I saw him back in 1997 life, but I didn't like his tone. Does he still use his two Matchless and two I don't remember what amps?
He produced an ugly dog barking sound by only switching to the neck pu on a no trem Strat.
Was definitely no highlight for me



Dec 11th, 2016 12:51 PM   Edit   Profile  

Very sweet Strats. Mine is an '11 burst that really sings. Who really needs/uses tremolo anyhow???

(This message was last edited by jrporter at 03:01 PM, Dec 11th, 2016)

Modal Magic

MBJ, Highway Hound.

You Can't Bend It Aussie!
Dec 12th, 2016 05:26 PM   Edit   Profile  

I'm one who loves the trem and use it often. There are many others out there too. The Cray is a nice change though. Love mine, awesome guitar.



Dec 13th, 2016 07:31 AM   Edit   Profile  

FYI: Thread has been revived after having no posts for 10 years.

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