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Old 02-17-2013, 05:29 PM   #1
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The most versatile guitar?

Only stipulation is that it needs to have a humbucker.

So...

Which guitar is the most versatile, in your opinion. Good for blues, rock, maybe jazz or metal.

What say you?
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:41 PM   #2
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The big three (Strat, tele and les paul) are generally what most consider versatile... But only les paul and some telecasters have humbuckers. Dunno about tele. If I had to choose between these three it would be telecaster, but at that point it depends more on you and your own technique.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:47 PM   #3
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Les Paul, definitely.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:49 PM   #4
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I`d recommend a Schecter Tempest. It has coil-splitting humbuckers, there isn`t a whole lot you couldn`t get it to do. I`ve had mine for 5 or 6 years, it`s excellent.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:58 PM   #5
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Les Paul and push-pull pots for coil split and phase according to your needs.

Oh sorry also superstrats.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:01 PM   #6
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i agree with the top 3 but it comes down to personal opinion i have a les paul custom and a fender tele and the les paul cost £500 more but i love the fender for its more alternative/punk rock tone to the les pauls i suppose crispy bluesy rock.
but personal opinion in the end you might settle for a stag
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:02 PM   #7
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:03 PM   #8
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For me a fat strat, you can play almost everything with that guitar.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:05 PM   #9
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Well I've got a Godin Icon, the humbucker one, and I find it very versatile. It has a strat style 5-way switch, coil split in 2nd and 4th positions. There's also a switch to make the pickups active, which is great for metal.

The instrument is really high quality anyways. It's Les Paul shaped but with rounded edges, lighter and it's also got a set neck. BTW I believe there's another Godin Icon which has like 3 types of pickups combined (P90/singlecoil/humbucker I believe), which I'm sure is even more versatile. Check it out.

Before I had a HSS strat which I thought was versatile, but the Godin easily beats it. I changed the strat back to SSS with new pickups. Just like god intended. Just kidding.

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Old 02-17-2013, 06:22 PM   #10
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Musicman Axis' are pretty darn good for everything as far as I can tell...
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:27 PM   #11
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PRS Custom 24s are pretty versatile.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:32 PM   #12
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:37 PM   #13
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Technically speaking, the most versatile guitar would have coil-tapped humbuckers, a tremolo, and a comfortable design. That would lead to one of a few PRS guitars, perhaps some Schecters, maybe an LP or two, super-strats, etc. But if I were in the market for a guitar that could play almost anything (and had a humbucker) I would get a Tele or a Strat with a humbucker at the bridge and one or two single coils toward the neck. So it's really up to preference.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:44 PM   #14
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The big three (Strat, tele and les paul) are generally what most consider versatile... But only les paul and some telecasters have humbuckers. Dunno about tele. If I had to choose between these three it would be telecaster, but at that point it depends more on you and your own technique.


You can get Stratocasters in SSH or HH configurations straight from Fender. I know, because I have one with two humbuckers. I don't think it would be great for metal, though I'll admit to never have trying. I'm not a metal player. I use my HH Strat for heavy blues-rock sounds (think Gn'R, Zeppelin), which it works perfectly for.

I've also seen a couple Strats with three humbuckers, and HSH, as well, but they've all been used, so I don't know if they were stock or modded. I wouldn't doubt stock models existing though.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:52 PM   #16
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to me nothing beats my superstrat guitars in versatility
with hsh pups which ive wired for coils splitting and whatnot
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