#1
i like fenders alot,but some are to bright for me,what would be an example of some of the darker and warmer sounding ones?
#2
fender showmaster mebe
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#3
look for one made of mahogany or one that have humbuckers, they mae the sound darker and less bright
#4
yah,i love my sg jr's warm sound and its made of mahogany,but very few fenders are made of mahogany it seems and the few that are,are well out of my price range,so does anyone have any experiences with some of the warmer fenders
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Its mainly the amp, but humbuckers, heavier bodies (physically), mahogany bodies, etc are your friends. Also rolling down the tone and using the neck pickup.
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Probably look into a jazzmaster.
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The mahogany Strat with P90s. It might have been a special edition or something, but last year Fender put out a Strat that looked all Gibsoned up.
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#12
The Fender American Special HSS Mahogany Stratocaster.

Its basically a Gibson SG in Strat form
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^Wow, cool. Wonder how they sound.....
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yah,but i cant afford those at the moment,so i was thinking the fender cyclone,they have a humbucker and a single,and they get pretty good reviews,are they worth it,and are they pretty warm?
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+1, i was just going to mention that one, assuming he had a mid-range budget and wanted something which was readily available.

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Its basically a Gibson SG in Strat form


if an sg had a strat-style trem, HSS pickup setup and bolt-on maple neck? it's more like a fat strat with a mahogany body, surely?
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#17
It's been a while since I had the chance to play one, but the old Fender Starcasters from the 70's sound pretty dark.
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#18
Fender doesn't specialize in these type of guitars. You would be better of with a brand that does. Get a PRS.
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if an sg had a strat-style trem, HSS pickup setup and bolt-on maple neck? it's more like a fat strat with a mahogany body, surely?

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Yeah, pretty much. I compared it to an SG based only on mahogany body and looks though.
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Fender doesn't specialize in these type of guitars. You would be better of with a brand that does. Get a PRS.


Yeah.. there's a bit of a price difference between most fenders and most PRS's man, not everyone can just pick and choose...
#22
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Its not all about the amp.

I can play my fender through my Framus Cobra, and its still going to be twangy, even though thats an amp known for its Dark, Chunky, and thick sound.


Warm and dark versus bright and snappy is ALWAYS a matter of wood and pickups.

I'd look into a Highway strat.
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#23
Come to think of it, my MIM tele that I've modded with graphite saddles and a GFS Lil' Puncher XL is one of the warmest, darkest sounding guitars I've heard...
#24
TS: The fender cyclone is no longer being produced, it got replaced by the jagstang I believe, with that said there are plenty of used ones up for sale all the time, and both guitars, while more bassy and warm then the strat, are still twangy. I would go for a highway one, it wouldn't be the best bet, that would be to get the 1400$ mahogany one, but the highway one may be less bright then other strats.
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Yeah, pretty much. I compared it to an SG based only on mahogany body and looks though.


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Also,
Its not all about the amp.

I can play my fender through my Framus Cobra, and its still going to be twangy, even though thats an amp known for its Dark, Chunky, and thick sound.


Warm and dark versus bright and snappy is ALWAYS a matter of wood and pickups.

I'd look into a Highway strat.

I actually love the sound of a proper hardcore overdriven amp, and a Strat on the bridge pickup. It still has all that brightness, and just sounds heavenly.

Ritchie Blackmore for example.
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