Poll: Heavyweight guitars or Lightweight guitars?
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View poll results: Heavyweight guitars or Lightweight guitars?
Heavyweight
28 33%
Lightweight
32 38%
dosent really matter.
24 29%
Voters: 84.
#1
i prefer a heavier guitar, simply for the attack it produces when i pick the strings. Plus i just like the feeling of a heavier guitar strapped around my shoulders than a feather weight guitar.
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#2
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#3
I prefer heavier instruments since they seem to have more tone and sustain to them.They just feel better.That being said,I hate the feeling of them when standing,so I compromise and go for medium weight guitars if they have what I want on them to get the best of both worlds.

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#4
heavy. solid mahogany. mmmm.
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#5
Went for doesn't matter. It does, but that was the only neutral response.

It depends on what I'm playing. For something heavy or punky I'd want something heavy which i can give a bit of a beating, but if I'm playing lighter stuff which is more jangly or whatever, I'd choose a lighter guitar. All depends on how heavy or complex the music is really.
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#6
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I prefer heavier instruments since they seem to have more tone and sustain to them.They just feel better.That being said,I hate the feeling of them when standing,so I compromise and go for medium weight guitars if they have what I want on them to get the best of both worlds.


standing, thrashing around with a heavy guitar to me is fun as hell.....dosent bother me really, but then again i am over 6 feet tall and over 250 lbs not to mention weight training as well so go figure
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#7
I have an S series Ibanez so, it's kinda obvious which side I'm on. That said, they are mahogany bodies, and have a great sustain and tone, almost as much as a Les Paul, because of the lovely body design. Therefore, I get the best of both worlds!!
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#8
i went for doesn't matter, i can feel comfortable playing any as long as the shape is comfortable enough, though i do lke the weight of my schecter and les paul, just feels like its gonna last, and doesnt feel like a toy.
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#9
Light guitars for when I'm standing and playing stuff that makes me feel grooooovey and wanna move around alot and heavy guitars for when I'm feeling lazy and just wanna slouch around while strumming.
#11
I like heavy guitars....I'm a bassist, though, so a heavy guitar is still about average to me. I use a 10+ pound monster, the Peavey T-60, if that says anything, and aspire to get the 12+ pound T-40.
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#12
Heavy guitars are generally dead sounding guitars.... dead bottom end, bright top end and an unlively midrange.

Generally (but not always) the lighter the piece of wood the better as the wood itself will vibrate more instead of being resisting it. This is one of the reasons that custom shop models are almost always lighter than standard production models.

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Went for doesn't matter. It does, but that was the only neutral response.

It depends on what I'm playing. For something heavy or punky I'd want something heavy which i can give a bit of a beating, but if I'm playing lighter stuff which is more jangly or whatever, I'd choose a lighter guitar. All depends on how heavy or complex the music is really.


Two of the best heavy and punk guitars are the SG and the Les Paul Jr. Both are extremely light guitars known for their aggressive attack.

If I were playing something heavy or punky, I'd choose an SG for it's razor edged attack. Then, if I were playing something light I'd choose a Les Paul for it's thicker clean and overdrive tones.
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#13
lighter guitars, more so for comfort than anything
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#15
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#16
Doesn't matter for me, it kinda' depends on the genre.

Heavy guitars (more sustain, bassier and stronger notes), for metal/rock/etc

Lightweight guitars (twangier, usually thing necks, etc), for shred/country/etc
#18
I like them to be light weight, because I move around a lot and don't like anything heavy hanging from my neck.

That is why I play SG's. Sound similar to a Les Paul, but are lighter (and have a better feel to me.)
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#19
Medium weight? My ESP isn't light but it's not heavy, feels really balanced, in sound and feeling.
#20
i use lighter weight guitars because i have shoulder problems, and the weight of les pauls causes me alot of problems, which is why i have this particular les paul copy, it is lighter but still has the les paul sound.
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#21
I have a cort performer series (if you look in my profile you can see a picture of it). I just weighed it and it's 3.6kg. I think that is 7lb 14.98oz. I'm not sure if that is light or not but I really like the weight of my guitar. I played another guitar a while ago, I think it was a squier and it was really light. It felt like a toy! But if I played it more, I would probably have become more used to it's weight. I don't know anything about how the weight of a guitar effects the tone.
#22
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I have an S series Ibanez so, it's kinda obvious which side I'm on. That said, they are mahogany bodies, and have a great sustain and tone, almost as much as a Les Paul, because of the lovely body design. Therefore, I get the best of both worlds!!



As an owner of an Ibanez S I can surely say that the tone from a Les Paul GREATLY surpasses that of the Ibanez. Sure its got sweet highs but not nearly enough body wood to achieve the sustaine and fat low end of a LP.

If you have a nice strap and aren't 5 feet tall you can manage lugging around a heavier instrument. But I base my liking of a guitar on tone and playability waaay before its weight.
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