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Old 01-03-2015, 12:49 PM   #1
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Bla-bla-bla Guitar for heavy punk/metal

So my band plays heavy punk stuff such as the misfits etc and we have recently started playing some more metal stuff like slipknot etc. At the moment my sg special just isn't cutting it. What would be a good guitar choice? I have been looking at something EMG loaded such as the Jim Root strat but not sure if its gonna be versatile enough. Budget isn't too much of an issue, just need suggestions. THanks
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Old 01-03-2015, 01:11 PM   #2
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Check out Fernandes. Virtually their entire product line is skewed towards guitars for heavy genres.

http://www.fernandesguitars.com

And their direct-sales website is having a clearance sale; quantities are limited.
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Old 01-03-2015, 01:11 PM   #3
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More importantly... What is your amp? and Current Guitar?
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Old 01-03-2015, 01:22 PM   #4
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Pretty much any guitar you want. I don't like actives, but if you do then check out some ESP's
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Old 01-03-2015, 02:19 PM   #5
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Its down to your amp and\or pedals.off the top of my head max cavalera uses a SG and he gets pretty heavy tone from his.

Some metal\punk guitarists use strats and telecasters.basically its nonsense thinking types of guitars belong to genres.
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Old 01-03-2015, 11:15 PM   #6
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Schecter is, IMO, pretty much anything metal. Try it out.
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Old 01-04-2015, 12:03 AM   #7
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Its down to your amp and\or pedals.off the top of my head max cavalera uses a SG and he gets pretty heavy tone from his.

Some metal\punk guitarists use strats and telecasters.basically its nonsense thinking types of guitars belong to genres.


^So true. Jim Root from Slipknot/Stone Sour uses a Teles and strats...John 5 (Rob Zombie, Manson) uses teles.

Upgrade your amp sir.
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Old 01-04-2015, 02:59 AM   #8
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Yeah, your amp is where your versatility comes from. Basically, any guitar with humbuckers can do metal. You can even get a decent metal tone out of the bridge pickup of a tele or strat with the right amp.
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Old 01-04-2015, 03:37 AM   #9
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i really like Gibson SG's for that kind of stuff, thin body, comfortable relatively light, and they have a good natural tone. perfect fret access all the way for the 22nd, and the right one will just ring well.

teles are fun guitars. i own three as well.
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Old 01-04-2015, 03:54 AM   #10
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Get an axe with some beefy P90s or HB-sized P90s. Great for metal & punk. If you go that route, check out Reverend and G&L.
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Old 01-04-2015, 04:10 PM   #11
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Any guitar with humbuckers will do the job. What amp do you have?
You can get something like a Marshall DSL combo for cheap used. Or if you want something else, then a Jet City head or combo.
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Old 01-04-2015, 09:29 PM   #12
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Schecter is, IMO, pretty much anything metal. Try it out.

Seconded. Also, they have some pretty awesome options if you want EMGs.
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Old 01-04-2015, 09:50 PM   #13
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Seconded. Also, they have some pretty awesome options if you want EMGs.


Thirded. Love my Schecter for metal, although I own more Fenders. The Hellraiser is the one you want if you like the EMG sound. Pretty brutal.
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Old 01-04-2015, 11:30 PM   #14
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Try to tell Toni Iommi that his SG won't cut it

I don't see a problem with the guitar, it is probably more amp and technique.
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Old 01-05-2015, 02:52 AM   #15
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I have an ESP eclipse, with emg 60/81 (I believe) and every guitarist friend of mine that touched it bought one, that shit spread like a disease, and depending on equipment it can get pretty heavy, but also has good cleans.
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Old 01-05-2015, 12:43 PM   #16
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ALL GUITARS. Most ignored is a tele. Soooo many punk / hardcore / metal bands use em yet it's the last guitar people think about for heavy music.

I've seen the Misfits several times, and I can tell you the guitar was different EVERYTIME. It's a very popular guitar in metal, both pop-metal and other variations, and for several years was considered the staple (outside of ESP) for tough-guy hardcore and metalcore.

The amp is what matters, ALWAYS.
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Old 01-06-2015, 11:05 AM   #17
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I'm using a godin detour. I think it is a good guitar and it has a good sustain so look at it.
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