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    The bottle holder is so far forward your knees never come close. Maybe if you're as tall as Shaq you might have a problem, but I'm 6'2" and the regular (18") frame feels great. However, I have a short inseam (30") for my height.


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    I've made the decision to buy another Rocker. I am interested in adding the following to it for spring time.

    Rear fender to protect my arse from dirt so I arrive to my destinations in style of course

    A rear rack for light grocery runs. Or as I like to call it my excuse to go for a ride because "we NEED that pack of cookies hunn"

    An under top tube or bottom tube bag to hold some tools and more goodies like my Chapstick. I am addicted to Chapstick.

    I'd also like to do something rad and drill into the top tube and make an upright coffee/water/beer holder.

    ^^^nevermind Giant already took care of that one
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    I started watching this forum in October 2015 and joined in November.

    Like everything else it cost me money!

    On the other hand the Rocker looks better in my home than in the shop. We rode around the village this afternoon until the wife got cold.

    Got lots of stares and quite a few compliments. One woman said she was tempted to make me an offer!

    The rack is an Axiom Flatliner. I weighed it in a crude fashion. I stood on the scales to see what I weighed, then picked up the bike. If there is any accuracy using that method she weighs 37.8 pounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by demonbydesign View Post
    An under top tube or bottom tube bag to hold some tools and more goodies like my Chapstick. I am addicted to Chapstick.
    Will an "under top tube" bag fit the wide top tube? I have been thinking about one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C-Gypsy View Post
    I started watching this forum in October 2015 and joined in November.

    Like everything else it cost me money!

    On the other hand the Rocker looks better in my home than in the shop. We rode around the village this afternoon until the wife got cold.

    Got lots of stares and quite a few compliments. One woman said she was tempted to make me an offer!

    The rack is an Axiom Flatliner. I weighed it in a crude fashion. I stood on the scales to see what I weighed, then picked up the bike. If there is any accuracy using that method she weighs 37.8 pounds.

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    So nice looking! CONGRATS!!! I take full credit LOL!

    Love the rack and lights. I know in the short time I had mine the amount of double takes and compliments was awesome. It's like being a bike rock star!

    I'll be ordering another soon, once I have the money back in my account when I return the Vinson.

    As for the under top tube bag, I was going to just ask my LBS when I go to order mine so I'm not sure, yet I imagine something will work that's out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by demonbydesign View Post
    So nice looking! CONGRATS!!! I take full credit LOL!

    Love the rack and lights. I know in the short time I had mine the amount of double takes and compliments was awesome. It's like being a bike rock star!

    I'll be ordering another soon, once I have the money back in my account when I return the Vinson.

    As for the under top tube bag, I was going to just ask my LBS when I go to order mine so I'm not sure, yet I imagine something will work that's out there.
    LOL. I'll give you 89.7% of the credit! bigdhusker and a couple others helped me make the decision as well.

    Please let me know what you learn about the bag. I am hoping to use this as a second vehicle and will need a bag.

    BTW, when we arrived at the lbs the owner had not put the 32T chainring on yet. I told him to forget it because I wanted to try the stock gearing first.

    After riding the Rocker around the village I can not imagine needing lower gearing than it already has. I won't be riding in snow because it rarely snows here!

    Thanks to you & everyone else who helped me make the decision to buy the Rocker.

    Now if y'all can help me explain the need to purchase a new bike to my wife...

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    Hehe I'm super happy for you my man! Seems this forum actually served you well...except it cost you some coin but hey! lol

    I'll definitely let you know about the bag once I find out! Congrats again on a super fun, super good looking, and useful bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by demonbydesign View Post
    Hehe I'm super happy for you my man! Seems this forum actually served you well...except it cost you some coin but hey! lol

    I'll definitely let you know about the bag once I find out! Congrats again on a super fun, super good looking, and useful bike!
    Thank you Sir. You are correct, the forum has served me well AND cost me some coin!

    I always research anything as much as I can, and yes that includes asking some stupid questions. But we all have to start somewhere, eh?

    Get your new Rocker as soon as you can Sir. That way we can compare upgrades & add-ons!

    Joking aside this bike is impressive and I am really liking it. I am amazed with the factory gears. Dang, this thing is geared low!

    I always thought my Trek mtn bike was geared low. It only took me about 5 blocks to realize the Rocker is geared even lower.

    I like it!

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    Your welcome my new friend for any help I actually was.

    My Vinson is due to arrive this coming Friday. Once it arrives I am immediately taking it to Sports Authority and returning it. I've decided I do not need to have it assembled as I already sat on one and it's just will not fit my purposes (ie Wheelies and comfort cruising, plus trail rides for exercise). This Tuesday I will contact the lbs where I purchased my first Rocker and place a down payment on one so that they can order it. The last time it only took 2 days to arrive. I'll also talk to them about a fender and/or rack. Fender rack perhaps?

    Let me get this correct, your saying it's geared too low meaning it's easier to pedal than your Trek was? I find the Rocker has a very nice easy gear and then a very noticeable jump up to a harder pedal stroke, which by the way I found too work terrific for my local trails!
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    Quote Originally Posted by demonbydesign View Post

    Let me get this correct, your saying it's geared too low meaning it's easier to pedal than your Trek was? I find the Rocker has a very nice easy gear and then a very noticeable jump up to a harder pedal stroke, which by the way I found too work terrific for my local trails!
    It is easier to pedal than my Trek, but I believe the gearing is perfect for this bike! I really like the "granny" low gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C-Gypsy View Post
    It is easier to pedal than my Trek, but I believe the gearing is perfect for this bike! I really like the "granny" low gear.
    Me too, I like to call it my wheelie gear!
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    Today was the first step in me owning another Rocker! I put money down for it and it will be ordered tomorrow. I may pay it off soon as it comes in with the money I will be getting back from the Mongoose Vinson on Friday.

    Here's another bit of good news. The manager is aware of my Rocker being stolen and is taking $60 off the price of the new one! So $530 + 7% tax = $567 out the door!
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    Quote Originally Posted by demonbydesign View Post
    Today was the first step in me owning another Rocker! I put money down for it and it will be ordered tomorrow. I may pay it off soon as it comes in with the money I will be getting back from the Mongoose Vinson on Friday.

    Here's another bit of good news. The manager is aware of my Rocker being stolen and is taking $60 off the price of the new one! So $530 + 7% tax = $567 out the door!
    Outstanding! Congratulations on your purchase of a new Rocker.

    I look forward to reading your posts about the new bike...

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    Hey all, I just posted the following on the Mongoose Vinson thread since it just arrived and I had a chance to ride one.


    "Funny enough but I used a 25% off code last week in a flash sale. I paid a grand total with tax of $477 shipped. Today I was able to ride a Vinson. Today I returned it. I'm buying a Momentum Rocker by Giant, which I've had before and was stolen. I found the Vinson to be a much more aggressive mountain bike. The tires have TONS of self-steer on the pavement. I also think it surely needs them too if your a serious mountain biker. Not to offend anyone who owns a Vinson but it felt like a dept store bike to me in many respects. The brakes suck, the pedals and crank feel cheap, the shifting was horrible, the grips are too thin. And although this is a Vinson thread I can say that for sure the Rocker feels so much more "put together" and solid. The Vinson IS one nice looking machine for sure and sure enough I got a lot of stares on it riding down the street. Full disclosure, I did not ride it on any trails. I'm not a terrible rider at this point and I did ride the Rocker on the trails and even with the terrible tires for trails it comes with stock, it rides so much smoother and "in tune" with me.

    Anyway, just sharing my experience."
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    I'm getting excited to the build up of owning another Rocker. I was web browsing images of them and came across some I really enjoy and thought I'd share. I hope this might inspire Rocker owners to start to share more and more creative pictures of your own Rockers.

    The first 6 are pics of my old Rocker which was stolen.

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    ...more I like! The one black frame usually comes stock with the brown tires but this one is modded with black tires and looks so killer I'm thinking of changing my order and doing the same. The only things I don't like are that in person the green rims and fork is not as dark looking as in this photo. But I love the color of black the frame is. hmmmmmmmmm

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    Outstanding pics Sir!

    My Rocker is still sitting in our dining room... Have you any idea how difficult it is to NOT change anything with the bike sitting 10 feet away from me?

    I really like the pic(s) with the brown tires on the khaki frame. On the other hand I dream of having the gnarliest tires possible on my Rocker.

    No, I'll never ride in snow or mud. But one of the reasons I was drawn to fat bikes was the gnarly tires. That is the only area in which the Rocker disappoints.

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    The 45north Flowbeast and Dundebeast 4.0 x 4.6 do fit the Rocker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arbyw View Post
    The 45north Flowbeast and Dundebeast 4.0 x 4.6 do fit the Rocker.
    Thank you Sir! I'm not going to change anything for a while, but the tires are the first thing I will change when it comes time. Just looking for options.

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    Tomorrow my Rocker is due to arrive so later this week, prolly Friday, I'll have another one! While I am at the store I will have a choice between the Khaki/Army green or the Black/Dark green.

    I am super excited!
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    Quote Originally Posted by demonbydesign View Post
    Tomorrow my Rocker is due to arrive so later this week, prolly Friday, I'll have another one! While I am at the store I will have a choice between the Khaki/Army green or the Black/Dark green.

    I am super excited!
    Outstanding Sir! Now man up and get the Khaki/Army Green model...

    Only kidding!

    No matter which color scheme you decide on you'll be getting a fantastic bicycle at a great price!

    I always over analyze everything, and then I research every purchase as much as possible.

    I really don't believe there is a better bike available for the price that includes lbs support.

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    I almost got one because of the price, but the salesman showed me a sticker saying that it is not an off road bike. I am scared of taking the chance and end up breaking the frame, so I ordered a Fatboy instead..

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    its more like a cruiser type of fat bike. 7 speed freewheel is gonna hurt for those wants to upgrade drivetrain
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    Quote Originally Posted by C-Gypsy View Post
    Outstanding Sir! Now man up and get the Khaki/Army Green model...

    Only kidding!

    No matter which color scheme you decide on you'll be getting a fantastic bicycle at a great price!

    I always over analyze everything, and then I research every purchase as much as possible.

    I really don't believe there is a better bike available for the price that includes lbs support.
    My shop has been awesome by giving me a nice chunky discount and have emailed all local bike shops to be on the look out for my stolen bike.


    Quote Originally Posted by Cram View Post
    I almost got one because of the price, but the salesman showed me a sticker saying that it is not an off road bike. I am scared of taking the chance and end up breaking the frame, so I ordered a Fatboy instead..
    I actually had a layaway on a Fatboy SE, it was the only other fattie I could pull off a wheelie with! Then I came across the Rocker and after one ride and a longer wheelie right off the bat...I was sold! Lol Plus I saved $1000...until someone stole my first one! Still, two of them cost less than the Fatboy SE. Your Fatboy is an awesome bike though congrats!

    Quote Originally Posted by akacoke View Post
    its more like a cruiser type of fat bike. 7 speed freewheel is gonna hurt for those wants to upgrade drivetrain
    Yes, but I took it on the trails and it performed remarkably well. And I have a 29er SS for more aggressive riding. I'm not so sure those warning labels are not on other bikes anyway are they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cram View Post
    I almost got one because of the price, but the salesman showed me a sticker saying that it is not an off road bike. I am scared of taking the chance and end up breaking the frame, so I ordered a Fatboy instead..
    I concede the Rocker is not a "hard core" off road bike, but I'm not a "hard core" rider. Most of the time my Rocker will be ridden on level streets around the village of Oriental, NC.

    I hope to take it on a couple trails, but at 60 years of age I won't be doing drops or anything like that.

    The sticker is most likely for liability issues. If you crash and break your head you can't sue Giant.

    Giant bikes have a lifetime warranty on the frame & fork, so if your head doesn't break Giant will take care of you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by demonbydesign View Post
    Today was the first step in me owning another Rocker! I put money down for it and it will be ordered tomorrow. I may pay it off soon as it comes in with the money I will be getting back from the Mongoose Vinson on Friday.

    Here's another bit of good news. The manager is aware of my Rocker being stolen and is taking $60 off the price of the new one! So $530 + 7% tax = $567 out the door!
    Did you get your new Rocker yet? If not, then when?

    We need to see some pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by C-Gypsy View Post
    Did you get your new Rocker yet? If not, then when?

    We need to see some pics!
    Not yet due to a production problem with crossed cable assembly at the factory. I expected it last week from according to my LBS. I'll call again tomorrow for update. I'm in no huge hurry since I'm not riding right now.
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    Update on my new Rocker!

    So yesterday I went to my LBS to pick out my new bike. Again, like last time I was a bit torn on which color scheme to go with. The shop owner has been awesome and I was starting to sweat which one I wanted. Either the Khaki/Army Green (which I already had before) or the Black/Green/Brown tire version. As I posted above somewhere I really like the black frame one IF I was to change the tires to standard black. However, those tires run @$80 each so it's not an immediate upgrade at all and price heavy for me.

    Fast forward...before I left the bike shop I was just still torn on a decision. What the shop owner has allowed me to do is to take the Black/Green/Brown tire one home to see how my family likes it and I might feel about it once I actually have it home. He has allowed me to make a decision by Tuesday if I want it or to go with the Khaki/Army Green one.

    So, after putting it on my car bike rack and bringing it home...here are a few pics.

    I am curious for anyone to offer opinions on the color scheme, tell me what you are thinking. I have made my decision, and I will reveal what I have already decided to do by Tuesday or Wednesday.

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    You would think at my age I would know better than to offer an opinion, but what the heck...

    It took a while for the Khaki/Army Green color scheme to grow on me. But now I really like it.

    I do not care for the brown tires. I tried to like them the first time I saw them. Nope. I tried to like them again the next I saw them. Nope.

    About now you'll tell me you love the brown tires and the black frame, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flucod View Post
    I really like the brown tires, it has my vote.
    And again, as mentioned before...

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    The brown tires are hideous

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    Good looking bike, ugly tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C-Gypsy View Post
    You would think at my age I would know better than to offer an opinion, but what the heck...

    It took a while for the Khaki/Army Green color scheme to grow on me. But now I really like it.

    I do not care for the brown tires. I tried to like them the first time I saw them. Nope. I tried to like them again the next I saw them. Nope.

    About now you'll tell me you love the brown tires and the black frame, right?
    Those tires are hideous, get some fat b nimble on there or even better a set of surly nates. It would make that bike so much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by traditiionalist View Post
    Those tires are hideous, get some fat b nimble on there or even better a set of surly nates. It would make that bike so much better.
    Better for what?

    I concede I do not like the brown tires, but they are better than the other colors I have seen on the forum.

    Surly Nates would not suit the type of riding demonbydesign does. Like me, most of his riding is on city streets.

    I thought about Surly Nates for my Rocker until (thankfully) several people told me they are not good on the road.

    I remember running studded tires on my car decades ago when I lived in Pennsylania. They were wonderful in the snow but downright nasty when the weather warmed up and it rained!

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    Quote Originally Posted by C-Gypsy View Post
    Better for what?

    I concede I do not like the brown tires, but they are better than the other colors I have seen on the forum.

    Surly Nates would not suit the type of riding demonbydesign does. Like me, most of his riding is on city streets.

    I thought about Surly Nates for my Rocker until (thankfully) several people told me they are not good on the road.

    I remember running studded tires on my car decades ago when I lived in Pennsylania. They were wonderful in the snow but downright nasty when the weather warmed up and it rained!
    I've used them on the road, but only to get to a trail. I guess the brown would do, it's just the color that's throwing me off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by traditiionalist View Post
    I've used them on the road, but only to get to a trail. I guess the brown would do, it's just the color that's throwing me off.
    OK, we can agree on that... I don't like the brown tires either!

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    The stock tires are heavy and crappy tread for mud/snow anyway so what difference does their color make? You'll be replacing them with something else.
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    Well one thing is certain. The brown tires are polarizing!

    And as C-gypsy noted, my purposes for this bike is mainly for cruising around, popping wheelies, and the occasional light trail rides so the tread grip of these tires are great.

    In other words, I fall into the type of rider (with this bike) that Giant/Momentum is aiming for. I have another bike for my hard trail riding btw.

    Oh and by tomorrow I will give you my final decision on which color I am going with. Thanks for all your opinions its been fun to read!
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    Time for the big reveal! And as you can see I went with the Khaki/Army Green just like I did with my first one that was stolen.

    I truly find it to look about perfect! If you don't...you don't count anyway! heh heh

    Although I love the black frame of the other one, I simply could not overlook the shade of green on the rims and fork. Actually, the brown tires don't bother me as much as the shade of green. But no, I also just can't get past the tire color either.

    Well folks, I'm back to having a fat bike and I'm super jacked about it!

    And C-gypsy, first thanks for the emails of support through out all this. I did talk to the owner at the bike shop about a rear rack. He actually has in stock for less than $50 a rack he ordered specifically to fit the Rocker without having any problems with the kick stand or anything and it looks like I'll be going that route by spring time.

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    Congratulations Sir! It's beautiful!

    Of course that would be my natural response since it is identical to my Rocker.

    I'm anxious to see pics of the rack when you get it. I purchased the Axiom and really like it, but concede it sits higher than I like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C-Gypsy View Post
    Congratulations Sir! It's beautiful!

    Of course that would be my natural response since it is identical to my Rocker.

    I'm anxious to see pics of the rack when you get it. I purchased the Axiom and really like it, but concede it sits higher than I like.
    Thanks! It's so cool looking I absolutely love the design!

    I'm already rethinking a rear rack unless it's easy to swap on and off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by demonbydesign View Post
    Thanks! It's so cool looking I absolutely love the design!

    I'm already rethinking a rear rack unless it's easy to swap on and off.
    Yes, the rear rack seems to detract from the awesomeness (is that even a word?) of the rear tire.

    On the other hand the Rocker will be my "second vehicle" when the weather warms up a bit.

    The rack will come in handy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by C-Gypsy View Post
    Yes, the rear rack seems to detract from the awesomeness (is that even a word?) of the rear tire.

    On the other hand the Rocker will be my "second vehicle" when the weather warms up a bit.

    The rack will come in handy!
    It might take away from the look, maybe? I think it can look cool though depending on the situation. I'm actually debating it now because when I do a trail ride it will definitely not be "cool" and may actually interfer with branches and stuff.

    But as it sits stock I just think it looks bad ass! It reminds me of a cool motorcycle in a way. Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by demonbydesign View Post
    But as it sits stock I just think it looks bad ass! It reminds me of a cool motorcycle in a way. Lol
    Ironic that you should say that... I've been riding Harleys since 1983. My last two Harleys were "big bikes", but my current ride is a Sportster.

    I've thought about taking a pic of my Rocker beside the Sportster!

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    Quote Originally Posted by C-Gypsy View Post
    Ironic that you should say that... I've been riding Harleys since 1983. My last two Harleys were "big bikes", but my current ride is a Sportster.

    I've thought about taking a pic of my Rocker beside the Sportster!
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    I'm new to trail riding and am thinking of purchasing a Giant Momentum iRider. What are your thoughts? Have you ridden them yet?

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    So, like the strat too!! Are they stock pickups?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by salvy24 View Post
    I'm new to trail riding and am thinking of purchasing a Giant Momentum iRider. What are your thoughts? Have you ridden them yet?
    I own one. I rode mine on the trails once and it was a blast! But the tires are not the best for most trail type conditions, so you would need to replace them with knobbier tires. Also, Giant does clearly state with a sticker on the bike that it is not designed for off road use as a liability warning. Take it for what it's worth I suppose.

    Here's the thing. I plan on riding mine on the trails but I do not do any big jumps and I also understand to take care in slippery conditions with these slicker tires. But most of my riding on the Rocker will be for cruising around town or down the seashore this summer. It's AWESOME as a fat bike cruiser!
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    Quote Originally Posted by salvy24 View Post
    So, like the strat too!! Are they stock pickups?!
    Thanks! It's my baby. Had it since 1982 as a Christmas gift from my parents. It came with those pickups which are very old DiMarzio Super Distortion single coils. The shop where my parents bought it must have installed them to help sell it or something. I love 'em! They sound Straty yet punch like a P90 style pickup.

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    Ahhh, I have GAS, so depending on mood - MIM Strat or PRS McCarty. By the looks of your set-up, I'm assuming Jimi or Clapton fan!? I'm really into blues, SRV, and the 3 kings - Albert, Freddie and BB, etc. I'm just barely intermediate level, but love playing.

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