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#1
What is it that people/friends you know around your area are into when it comes to gear and style? I live in Michigan and for my town, people are really into Gibson SG's (you RARELY see any other kind of guitar), wah pedals, and so-called punk rock clothes that they buy at Hot Topic. So, in terms of gear and clothes, what seems to be the "in" thing in your area?
#2
My town is full of a lot of older musicians.So fender is basically the end all guitar brand and when a young whipper-snapper like me shows up with a 7 string I get looks that say "Wtf is that?".Then I get these guys to play more of the modern brands like Ibanez,Schecter,and so on and they're blown away.My old man was a die hard fender player for years until I got him a Schecter C-1 Classic and now he uses that thing constantly and his tele has been reduced to a back up.

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#3
My area is really only involved in two scenes; jazz and punk-metal, the latter being some strange east-coast hybrid that's been getting local indie labels riled up lately.

Guitar-wise the jazz guys have their hollowbodies, the punk-metal guys have various Ibanez's and Gibson's, though I've seen a few that are more punk who play Fender's. Gear-wise it's generally small tube combos of any sort for the jazz guys, Mesa, Marshall and Orange halfstacks for the punk-metal bands. The Jazz guys never use pedals and I've never looked at a punk-metal bands pedalboard, so I dunno effects-wise.

Most of the bassists use a Jazz Bass into an Ampeg with either one. Only thing is the Punk-Metal bassists use a fuzz on their bass. Occasionally you see a Ric 4001, but otherwise bassists are mainly the same here.

*Is a bit of a local musical anarchist with his Blues-meets-Hard-Rock approach* ^^;
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#4
not my whole city, its a big city, but i notice that most of my friends use Strats or strat copies, alot use crate amps. most in screamo/hardcore bands
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#5
My area in England is dominated by Ibanez players. Low end Ibanez though. I've very seldom seen a nice model.

The second most common is Strats. Many many many Fender Strats.
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#6
Crappy warlocks galore at my high school
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#8
"Punk" and emo/hardcore bands here. Epis and Esp Ltd, and a couple Ibanez and MIM Strats. I'm the only teen I know with a Gibson, or enjoys copy guitars.

EDIT: Everyone uses Crate, Line 6 Spider 3, or Behringer (cheap Behringer, not really high end) half stacks or 75+ watt amps. No one knows what tone is.
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#9
Low-end Ibanez, Epiphone Les Paul, Strat knock-offs and a many Corts. The music scene in my town is very young, so most of the instruments around are low-end, and the Cort thing is because there's this shop in town that makes great prices and mostly sports Cort, so every starting guitarist/bassist goes there and gets their beginner-level Cort.

But I would say the real trend is Ibanez. Every one who has a crappy beginner guitar wants an Ibanez for their 2nd guitar.
#10
Well lets see...London has just about every style you can think of. I've got goths, metalheads, emos, punks, normal rockers, indie.
But I see mainly a bunch of Epiphone/Gibson and Fender.
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#11
There is no metal scene in my area and a large number of people who play blues on PRSs...I hate my town
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#12
^^I'll trade you.
I've got tons of metalheads, and I'd like more blues.
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#13
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I've got tons of metalheads, and I'd like more blues.


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#14
Central London.
And where am I moving to?
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North east Essex. Good luck man, there's chavs by the tonne
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Nah, sorry, I was hoping to get rid of one of those as well...
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#19
Epiphone Les Pauls and low end Ibanezes are common, as are metalheads, emos, goths and pop punk guys. BUT NO FOCKIN' CLASSIC ROCK OR ANY HARD ROCK IS ANYWHERE TO BE FOUND!!!! Oh, and a lot the guys in my area hate MGs but like Spider IIIs...
#20
Argh most of the guitarists here use strat copies and 60% of them play err... soulful songs. I don't know how to explain soulful, its like those songs that use the tone in gary moore's still got the blues. And no, they don't play blues. At all. They play rock(yes real rock, classic and hard) and a little metal. Most of them can shred but they don't know what they are shredding at all.
#21
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Epiphone Les Pauls and low end Ibanezes are common, as are metalheads, emos, goths and pop punk guys. BUT NO FOCKIN' CLASSIC ROCK OR ANY HARD ROCK IS ANYWHERE TO BE FOUND!!!! Oh, and a lot the guys in my area hate MGs but like Spider IIIs...

Well, the Spider isn't as horrible as the MG imo, but it's still like deciding between two different sorts of sh*t.


Around here, people usually go for the cheapest stuff. You see a lot of 100€ Strat copies. Another big thing around here seems to be Epiphone LPs and sometimes you can spot the occasional Ibanez Gio guitar (GRGs for the most part). Thinking about it, I only know three people who use guitars that qualify as "good" to me: Me (Fender Strat), my guitar teacher (Fender Strat) and a friend of mine (Yamaha SA503).
About amps.... Marshall, Marshall, Marshall and Marshall mainly, and then some Marshall. Mostly MGs and AVTs.
People like to dress normal here, we're pretty trend resistent I guess. You get the occasional 14 year old wanna be punk and some goths and wapanese, but they're rare.
#22
People here mostly use Ltd's and Gibson guitars. Ampwise there are alot of 6505's and ENGL amps.
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#24
Everyone here has a Marshall MG stack and a Schecter Hellraiser C-1 because they're cheap and sparkly. Strat Knock-offs are standard of course.
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#25
Epiphone Les Pauls and SGs, alot of low end Fenders, rich kids have high end gibsons and fenders. For amps its all MG's and Line 6 Spiders, although I made a kid I saw in my local guitar store get a Fender Blues JR versus the Half Stack MG. The music scene is all nu-metal and screamo/emo bands, although there was one really decent metal band that broke up a couple weeks ago.
#26
Starter pack Ibanezes, Epiphone SG's.

I think I'm the only one in my school with a Jackson, and my friend is the only one with a Fender (not a Squier).
#27
my school has a huge variety

ibanez,fender,washburn.prs,epiphone,jackson,dean,lag,aria,

i guess cheap strat copies are the trend everywhere
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#28
Apparently it's mostly Ibanez's around here/
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#29
Around here we have a few stupid 'deathcore' bands that just go "chugga chugga chugga ROOAAARRRRGH" atonally for about ten minutes and call it a song, or so called "punk" people who strive to be nothing but famous and play **** like the ting tings so people can jump around to music that has no heart or soul.

The guitar trends are basically Ibanez, Epiphone or Fender. The wannabe br00talzorz play Ibanez, the Wannabe Famous crew use Epiphones. Most of the serious musicians seem to use Fender, unless they are REAL metallers, then they use Gibson, ESP or Jackson.
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#30
Crappy warlocks and Squier Strats. I know one person who has a Gibson LP gold top who knows what he is doing, but for the most part, its crap guitars with guitarist who just think they can play punk.
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#31
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What is it that people/friends you know around your area are into when it comes to gear and style? I live in Michigan and for my town, people are really into Gibson SG's (you RARELY see any other kind of guitar), wah pedals, and so-called punk rock clothes that they buy at Hot Topic. So, in terms of gear and clothes, what seems to be the "in" thing in your area?


haha!

This!

I live in Michigan as well and it's the same ****. Everyone has a Gibson SG

'cept me. I do have a les paul junior though.
#32
Cheap Ibanezes, some American Strats, lots and lots of Epi Les Pauls.
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#33
Broomfield: Gibsons into Mesa and/or Orange amps.
Greeley: Hollowbodied Gibsons and Fender and/or Vox amps (around campus anyway because of the jazz musicians here).
#34
SG's and Warlocks galore here, people need to start investing in more Metal instruments, I'm tired of hearing about how Jon lost his girlfriend every Friday night.
#36
There's no real Trend in my area, you get loads : Fender, Jackson, Gibson, Epiphone, BC Rich, Ibanez, Tokai, Squier, Yamaha

Not every brand ever made, but a really good selection if your into borrowing guitars
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#37
Well, Pittsburgh PA is known for its Jazz scene, which I have absolutely NO problem with


however its screamo scene is also fairly large, and even larger the further out into the suburbs you go (and since I live outside the city....this is about all there is)


In fact I hardly know anyone who lives out in my area that has not played in a screamo band.


*aside, of course, from people who've never played in a band period*
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#38
You would think that me being in Florida, there would be a crazy sick Death Metal scene. Sorry boys, but there's not. Well, in my town at least. Sure, we've got a few Black Metal and Death Metal bands, but they're nowhere near as big as the Deathcore/Hardcore bands around here. I love my friends though. They're in the hardcore scene and are constantly making joke bands. The local joke band Beating a Horse to Death is the most brilliant idea ever: A fusion of the Locust and hardcore. All the scene, Hardcore, and Deathcore kids around here use Gibsons and Fenders. Of course the Metal guys around here use Jacksons and ESP's.
#39
A lot of epiphone explorers and a few sg's (both gibson and epiphone) as well as a pretty good amount of ibanez
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#40
i dont think my area has any trends. the only one i seem to notice is there isnt a lot of people who are actually playing for the music. i see a lot of people who play, but for more of a novelty thing. like, just trying to play fast licks and "cool" songs to try and impress their friends. that might not be just for my area though. but it seems like its pretty much 90% of the guitarists here. that and probably a lot of acoustic players. pretty much everyone owns one even if they only know a few chords. but again, that might not just be for my area.
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