Dave Murray est l'un des guitaristes du groupe Iron Maiden; un des groupes de Metal les plus mythiques du genre. Depuis le milieu des années 70, Dave est resté fidèle à ses guitares Fender®. Il a récement décidé de rejoindre l'écurie Fender® avec la conception de son modèle signature conçu à partir de sa Stratocaster® de 1957 appartenant précedement au guitariste de Free, Paul Kossoff.
La Stratocaster® Dave Murray est équipée de micros DiMarzio® PAF® 36th Anniversaire DP103 (manche), d'un DiMarzio® Super Distortion® DP100 (chevalet) ainsi que d'un micro simple bobinage Fender de type vintage (milieu) dans une configuration unique au format HSH. Parmis ces caractéristiques, vous noterez une finition lacquée ainqi qu' un manche au profil de type V satiné à l'arrière pour de meilleures sensations. Livraison avec étuis en tweed.
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It's probably fair comment to say that this guitar is going to appeal to Maiden fans first and foremost. However I think that build and features mean that it has a lot to offer rock and metal players in general.
What I particularly like is that this strat kind of reflects what a lot of us were doing in the eighties - hot rodding strats to turn them into screaming metal monsters. The DM Strat is basically a '57 re-issue that has been modified to do metal - pickups are the obvious change, but the satin back to the neck and subtle profile change all add speed an playability.
Tonally the DP100 does what you think it should - it's still one of my personal favourites. The DP103 in the neck is quite a contrast - it's thick and fat and gives that classic Murray solo tone. The middle single could should not be overlooked (although I believe that on Dave's original the middle p/up is not connected) it gives a great clean sound - very handy for the quiet bits!
Overall a great guitar - I wonder if the addition of a 5 way switch may have brought a bit more to the party - but that's an easy mod to do if you fancy expanding the switching options.
Build quality is excellent - finish is great solid, case is a nice added touch
bruceboomstick owns this item
This is the BEST SUPERCHARGED STRAT i have ever owned.......it plays excellent, killer sound, love the feel of the neck, very fast
rockthis owns this item
I actually won this guitar in an Iron Maiden contest. While I've been a bass player for 30 years, I just started learning to play guitar a few years ago. There is nothing about this guitar that doesn't WOW me. I push this through an OCD pedal and the sound is just crazy. The build on this guitar is tight. As soon as you pick it up, you can feel that you have a quality built instrument in your hands. The signature part makes it even cooler! The best way I can describe how much I like this guitar would be to say even if I hadn't won it and paid full retail for it, I would love it just as much.
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|Model Name:||Dave Murray Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Black|
|Body Finish:||Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
|Neck Material:||Manche érable|
|Neck Finish:||Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish with Satin Finish on Back|
|Neck Shape:||Forme "Soft V"|
|Scale Length:||25.5" (648 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||9.5" (24.1 cm)|
|Number of Frets:||21|
|Fret Size:||Medium Jumbo|
|String Nut:||Sillet en os synthétique|
|Nut Width:||1.650" (42 mm)|
|Position Inlays:||Incrustation de repères de touche noirs, de type point.|
|Truss Rod Nut:||Ecrou original de la tête de réglage.|
|Headstock:||Artist Signature sur la tête|
|Neck Plate:||Plaque de fixation du manche 4-points de série|
|Bridge Pickup:||DiMarzio® Super Distortion® DP100|
|Middle Pickup:||American Vintage Single-Coil Strat|
|Neck Pickup:||DiMarzio® PAF DP-103|
|Controls:||Volume général, tonalité 1. (Micro manche), tonalité 2. (Micro chevalet/central)|
|Pickup Switching:||Sélecteur à 3 positions. Position 1 : micro chevalet ; position 2 : micro central ; position 3 : micro manche.|
|Bridge:||Vibrato American Vintage synchronisé|
|Tremolo Arm Handle:||Tige de vibrato American Vintage|
|Tuning Machines:||Mécaniques de style vintage.|
|Control Knobs:||Bouton Aged White|
|Switch Tips:||Sélecteur Tip Parchment|
|Strings:||Tension Standard ST250R NPS, (Tirants .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046 )|
|Unique Features:||Chrome Pickup Bezels (Mounted by Pickup Mounting Screws Only, Corner Screw Holes Empty Per Dave Murray's Specifications), Modified Soft "V" Shape Maple Neck, Dave Murray Signature on Back of Headstock, Aged White Plastic Parts with Black Switch Tip, Black Dot Position Inlays, Vintage Styling, Synthetic Bone Nut|
|Included Accessories:||Vintage Tweed Case, Vintage Style Strap, Cable|
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