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#1
is your guitar match the music you play?

for example you might have a strat but play metal, or have a les paul and play funk?

I have a telecaster and play indie/softer music and it fits it perfectly.
#2
Nope, Strat works fine for....everything except Metal.
And I play....everything except Metal.
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#3
But les pauls can do funk perfectly fine.
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#4
Telecaster/Dot, mostly play punk and garage rock so i suppose so
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#5
Not anymore. I got my guitar to play punk, but now I've been playing more thrash/death metal so it sounds way too happy.
#6
Quote by Gorblethorp
Not anymore. I got my guitar to play punk, but now I've been playing more thrash/death metal so it sounds way too happy.

But on the bright side now you've developed a unique happy-Metal sound.
Which I guess would be good for Metalcore music...
Too bad you don't play Metalcore.
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#7
My Telecaster has fitted in well with any genre I've tried.

The only problem with playing Metal/Hardcore, is that the tone can sound rather thin when playing a lead riff on the first 4 strings.
#8
Strats wouldn't be bad for metal. Fender American Strats are good for everything. I have a squire strat, so its bad for everything. But I play ska punk, and strat is good for the ska and so so for the punk. I'd rather have a semi hollow body with humbuckers.
#9
Quote by gstacey1
But les pauls can do funk perfectly fine.


i found they were two dark sounding which make funk depressing, single coils liven the sound.
#10
I sort of fall into this category.... I got my Tony Iommi sig back when I was obsessed with Black Sabbath and extreme death/black metal type stuff (which I still love), but now I'm more into 80s metal and instrumental shred type stuff. It SOUNDS fine for that kind of stuff, but certain aspects of it don't exactly compliment my playing style. Plus since I'm a dumbass, the 3 by 3 tuner headstock alway screws me up when I restring. But I could never trade it for something else because it was my first electric guitar and has a lot of sentimental value... so I guess I'm stuck with it.

My Aria Pro II on the other hand screams 80s rock both sonically and aesthetically, and if I were to upgrade the pickups and learn how to set up a Kahler properly it'd probably be a pretty decent guitar for my style...
#11
No. I have an Ibanez S320 from when I went through a very short metal/shred phase, but I reverted back to punk, indie, and garage rock. I'm planning on selling it and buying either a Telecaster or an Epiphone semi-hollow of some kind.

EDIT:
Quote by Gorblethorp
Not anymore. I got my guitar to play punk, but now I've been playing more thrash/death metal so it sounds way too happy.
What guitar? I'd trade you
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#13
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#14
Quote by RockAddict311
Strats are extremely versatile, you probably just don't like the look.
It was just an example. Read the entire post next time...
#15
i play in a who tribute band
and i have a gibson Pete Townshend sg
so no
not at all
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#17
my epi is pretty versatile for the most part, so goes fine. my schecter fits anything heavy, as long as it's in drop d, damn floyd rose. also, amp plays an important part in all this, so does pickups.
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#18
Hmm?

I dunno... I only use my Alexi Pink Sawtooth when I wanna play classical arrangements or pop songs.
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#19
Quote by The_Bosstone
It was just an example. Read the entire post next time...


Um...I did...somebody did comment on playing the Strat for metal and not liking

AND it was not OP

Why u hatin dawg?
#20
lol Les Paul can't do funk.

As far over-all dark tones, Play it through any good Fender amp and its' melancholic and smooth if you're choosing to play alike to Santana and gets a bit of a punch to it when you start doing the funky picking patterns.
#21
I have a strat. I play extreme metal.

...

Ok i dont play extreme metal, but i do play everything else.
And the strat gets the job done.
#22
my strat does everything, but i like my kelly more, since i play pretty much nothing but metal, clean, acoustic, and classical.
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#23
Quote by RockAddict311
Um...I did...somebody did comment on playing the Strat for metal and not liking

AND it was not OP

Why u hatin dawg?

Haha I just never play metal, I think the closest to Metal that's ever been played on my Strat was Tool, and I thought the sound was a little too tame for that.
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#24
If it were a Fat Strat, it would work for what I play. But it's 3 single coils, so, no. Although I'm planning on my next guitars being a Tele and an Explorer, so they'll be more suited for what I play (gonna put a Hot Rails in the bridge of the Tele).

I play a lot of Metallica and some alternative stuff.

Edit: I also play some blues, so I'm keeping the Strat the way it is, except I may get some noiseless pickups for it sometime.
Last edited by Alex Vik at Jul 15, 2009,
#26
Quote by burnboy85
With about 22 guitars( kinda lost count ^.^) Everything sounds good. Though a Mesa Triple Recto or a JVM would be nice.
Thats just overkill and a waste of money. I'm sure you could get all those tones with 3-4 guitars.
#27
I play a ton of different stuff and have a ton of different guitars - precisely one guitar for each... thing. Whatever.

However recently I have started playing an obscene amount of Paramore songs (and by that I mean I can play every single song they've ever officially released plus all the live variants, plus some of their obscure demos) and they use Drop C# which is something I'm not used to. So I'm getting very tempted to make a Warmoth guitar specifically set up for drop-tuning and with a tone close to theirs. Right now the guitars I do have aren't quite cutting it, the closest I can get is one of my LPs which is too deep-toned and a Tele which is too bright and clear, plus none of my guitars is intonated properly for drop C# so they all start to sound a bit weird around the 10th fret onwards.

Oh sod it I'll place the order now.
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#28
i have a jackson and a dean. theyre both suited for my metal playing but i want to get a non-metal oriented guitar and customize it big time like getting a telecaster and customizing it big time. but not a telecaster lol. another guitar brand.
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#29
I play really cheap crap. Well, my guitars don't feel that bad when I play them, they are just bad quality and look stupid to me. No worries though, I am currently saving up for a new electric guitar at the moment, but I probably won't get it until christmas time. Then maybe next year I will go for another, better quality acoustic. The genre of music I play is pretty much metal in all of its forms.
#30
Quote by The_Bosstone
Thats just overkill and a waste of money. I'm sure you could get all those tones with 3-4 guitars.

You can never have too many guitars unless you've got no room to put them all. And it's not like he's running them all through a Spider or an MG...or any practice amp.

Besides, I'm sure you'd love to have 22 guitars.
Last edited by Alex Vik at Jul 15, 2009,
#31
To add to that: no, you can't cover all those tones in just three or four guitars. There are so many endless combinations of wood species, body styles, construction, bridges, pickups, controls, setups, not to mention the different feels each guitar has. I could list out a hundred different guitars and that still wouldn't cover every possible desirable tone or feel. There are guys like Joe Perry who have as much as 700 different guitars, and he still buys more instruments and has some made for him to get specific tones.

That's just the guitars, let alone all the different combinations you can make once you start factoring in pedals and amps too. It is literally endless.
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#32
Let's see..

Gibson explorer - used exclusively for metal/hard rock. I think it's fitting.
Jackson DK2M - same as above, but with better clean tones - Seems right to me
MIJ Squire Floyd Rose HSH strat - Used for everything, including metal. My "Jack of all trades" guitar,
Squire Strat SSS (unknown make) - Used for anything non metal.
- Gibson Flying V 120 #1 (White)
- Gibson Flying V 120 #2 (Cherry)
- Gibson SG Standard ('61 style)
- Jackson DK2M

- ENGL Fireball 60
- Avatar 4x12

- Many pedals, plus other stuff
#33
Quote by FlightofIcarus
Let's see..

Gibson explorer - used exclusively for metal/hard rock. I think it's fitting.
Jackson DK2M - same as above, but with better clean tones - Seems right to me
MIJ Squire Floyd Rose HSH strat - Used for everything, including metal. My "Jack of all trades" guitar,
Squire Strat SSS (unknown make) - Used for anything non metal.



Is it really that hard to spell Squier? Half of the UG community apparently can't.
#34
Quote by MrFlibble
To add to that: no, you can't cover all those tones in just three or four guitars. There are so many endless combinations of wood species, body styles, construction, bridges, pickups, controls, setups, not to mention the different feels each guitar has. I could list out a hundred different guitars and that still wouldn't cover every possible desirable tone or feel. There are guys like Joe Perry who have as much as 700 different guitars, and he still buys more instruments and has some made for him to get specific tones.

That's just the guitars, let alone all the different combinations you can make once you start factoring in pedals and amps too. It is literally endless.

Holy hell. That one man has more guitars than Metallica.
#35
Yes and no.

I was going into this jazz phase awhile back. I bought an Epiphone Casino and used that to learn jazz. I'm out of my jazz phase at the moment. Still want to learn it, but it on the backburner for now. I'm more into 60's-80's classic rock and pop-rock. I am currently trying different Fat-Strats as those are most versatile for me.

I am still keeping the Casino for when I do start to learn jazz though.
#36
I make of point of getting extremely versatile gear to ensure I can get tones for all genres. I play all genres. Why limit your sound?
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#37
I have 3 different guitars for different styles. My Jackson King V is for Metal, and is a shred machine! It's very versatile. My Strat is for Iron Maiden, and Hard Rock...and my Les Paul is for Eb tunings and lower, for stuff like Arch Enemy, Slayer, Carcass, and what not.
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#39
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Is it really that hard to spell Squier? Half of the UG community apparently can't.


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#40
My LTD was sort of made for metal, but I've used it for funk, blues, some jazz, but mainly metal.

Coil taps ftw.

Maybe doesn't nail the tones exactly, it's more of an all-rounder guitar since it's my first and currently only guitar.
ESP LTD M-100FM Tone Zone (B)/Breed Neck (N) w/ Coil Splits
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Electro Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb
Dunlop SW-95 Crybaby Slash Wah
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