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Dave Murray talks about his 1957 Fender Stratocaster (short article)

Discussion in 'Maiden Chat' started by Forostar, May 8, 2008.

  1. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    Kahlers were mostly popular in the 80's because they are easier to install and Floyds were hard to get, because Kramer bought the Floyd licence. Some kahler players today: Jerry Cantrell and Kerry King.
  2. KostamojeN

    KostamojeN Prowler

    I always thought Kerry used Floyd and Jerry used a standard :D
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  3. I remember he mentioned that Strat in a 1983 Guitar player interview how he had to have Kossoff's guitar.
  4. Yax

    Yax Ancient Mariner

    I found a 2009 Murray black strat second hand the other day and bought it. Plays like a dream. I just have to resolder the jack and tighten the selector switch and it will be perfect.
  5. Yax

    Yax Ancient Mariner


    It smokes the 2115-2016 American Standard strat behind it. I'll put in a hot rail in the StanDard one later, because the Custom Shop 50's pickups aren't really very good for hard rock/Metal. But even then it won't be a match for the Murray strat.

    This must be what it felt like for Jack Black when he finally held the pick of destiny in the Tenacious D.
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  6. TheTalisman

    TheTalisman Fågel

    I have a 2011 which I bought new at the time and I still think it's the best guitar I have played.
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  7. Yax

    Yax Ancient Mariner

    Yes, it's ridiculous (by 2009 I meant the model, I haven't checked the manufacturing date yet). The single coil sounds surprisingly good. I wonder though, whether they copied the actual single coil in the original strat, or if it's just a standard pickup they already had on the shelf.
  8. TheTalisman

    TheTalisman Fågel

    I don't know what kind of single coil Murray had in the original, but I'm quite sure he never had it connected, that way he could he get like a killswitch effect. It's possible that it was the stock pickup still in place.

    The single coil pickup in the production model was a "Vintage-style Strat Single-Coil"
    Fender used it on their 50's reissues as well.

    He went back to the Dimarzio Super distortion and PAF with one of his new custop shop Fenders in 2016, after using the signature model in 2009 and 2010 for a few songs in the set.
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  9. Ruflux

    Ruflux Nomad

    Hasn't he always used the middle pickup for cleans, though? I mean, can't say for sure for the 80s stuff but at least these days he apparently does. Although I figure the output difference between the single coil and the humbuckers would kinda mess with that, so maybe it's a more recent invention in the era of Hot Rails and the JB Jr. middle pickup.

    Re: the new HSH Strat, I thought those were actually Seymour Duncan pickups, not Dimarzios? They changed a fair amount during the tour, but I thought I read that somewhere.
  10. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    Those are Duncans, a JB and a custom wound Alternative 8.
  11. TheTalisman

    TheTalisman Fågel

    What did he use before he switched to Duncans in that guitar then?
    Hawaii 2015:
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  12. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    Probably Duncan JB/59 combination, same as his LP Axcess. He really likes this combo. Mind you, this guitar has zebras back in it again since the Prague 2016 show, but they are not the same as on this picture. Probably again JB/59 combo.
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