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Old 05-12-2014, 02:56 PM   #1
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The absolute best guitar to play a slow blues on?

Okay so i've layed my hands on an Epiphone Genesis for about 5 years now. Now that i'm starting to play less rock music and getting more into the Gary Moore ish kind of slow blues music with crying guitars and long notes. My Genesis doesn't exactly live up to the slow blues scene. I've been thinking of buying a new guitar, so what guitar is the best for playing this kind of music?
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Old 05-12-2014, 02:57 PM   #2
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Old 05-12-2014, 03:01 PM   #3
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Old 05-12-2014, 03:06 PM   #4
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Well it looks like it's more of a jazz guitar, i can't really see this guitar screaming out high notes in a passionate way.
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Old 05-12-2014, 03:07 PM   #5
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That's nice!

If you like that, also consider the Reverend Manta Ray HB, Sensei HB, Jetstream or Six-Gun, depending on your tonal tastes.

If you're into LP's, I'm a fan of the Electra Omega or Omega Prime or the Malden Karma or Bad Karma would do the job just fine. The Reverend Rick Vito is also quite sweet.*






* I own a Prime, a BK, and a RV.
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Old 05-12-2014, 03:10 PM   #6
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never considered Gary Moore slow blues lol. gary used a LP for much of his blues work as well as a strat. can't go wrong with either guitar for blues playing. you also may want to consider an ES-335 style axe
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Old 05-12-2014, 03:16 PM   #7
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Well i have been thinking of purchasing a Les Paul for a while, anyone has expierience with them? What are the pros and cons?
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Almost as a rule, LP-style guitars* are pretty heavy (though some are contoured or weight-relieved). But that mass is part of what gives them their sustain.

Also, for whatever reasons, LP-style guitars tend not to have tremolos.





* as well as guitars evolved from the LP design, like the Dean Cadillac and Fernandes Ravelle.
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Well i have been thinking of purchasing a Les Paul for a while, anyone has expierience with them? What are the pros and cons?


does anyone here not have experience with LP's lol. they have been a blues rock standard well since there has been blues rock. as mentioned they can be a bit on the heavy side and most have no trem but that really isn't a biggie.
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does anyone here not have experience with LP's lol. they have been a blues rock standard well since there has been blues rock. as mentioned they can be a bit on the heavy side and most have no trem but that really isn't a biggie.

And wich les paul should i buy? They are really pricy though
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And wich les paul should i buy? They are really pricy though


what's your budget? you can find LP Studios in the $600 range used. of course the nicer Epiphone LPs aren't bad if you are on a budget
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No such thing as a "the best" Blues guitar. Only great Blues players who can get it done on anything. Tele, Strat, LP, LP jr, SG, 335, 175, 355, Epi Casino, Sheraton and many others have made seminal blues recordings in skilled hands.

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There's pretty much a decent LP-style guitar out there for nearly any budget, if you know what you want and where to look.
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Gibson LP Special with P90s, or similar. I play mostly blues, but only slide on electrics. Overall P90s are my favourite pickups, and my favourite guitar most of the time is a 95 LP Special with P100s - excpet it weighs a ton.
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It's got to be the Ibanez RG2228. Drop some BKP Aftermaths in and you will definitely get that slow blues tone.

Actually, what you need is a new amp. I'd go with a Line 6.
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It's got to be the Ibanez RG2228. Drop some BKP Aftermaths in and you will definitely get that slow blues tone.

Actually, what you need is a new amp. I'd go with a Line 6.


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Well it looks like it's more of a jazz guitar, i can't really see this guitar screaming out high notes in a passionate way.


It absolutely can, though. Super 58's wail, dude.
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strat all the way baby.

and it must be fiesta red.


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