#1
Ok so i know the majority of UG-ers dislike the whole pop punk/pop rock genre

but yeah i'm in the market for a new guitar and amp and not really sure on which combination would work best for the sound i'm looking for...

sort of going for the whole The Maine, Cute Is What We Aim For, All Time Low sort of thing.

Been looking at fender tele's but don't think single coils are versatile enough? they sound very piercing from what i've heard, but not sure if it's only because i've only heard them playing classic rock or country sounding stuff...???

anyways money isn't an obstacle unless you're talking like 10,000 guitars and shiz lol..


ideas?
#2
Telecasters usually have humbuckers from what I've seen. And while they're popular in country/classic rock, they're incredibly versatile guitars for all kinds of music.
#3
a tele or a HSS strat would be fine for what you want....what size amp (practice or gigging?) are you looking for?
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#4
^^most telecasters have single coils...but some do have humbuckers.

TS: will you go used? if so, whats you're closest city?
#5
I would say go with a gibson SG, or a HSS strat. I personaly like les pauls and sss strats, but i dont play that type of music, im more of a prog/hard rock/blues guy.
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#6
looking at an amp that would be suitable for quality recording and gigging...i'm not really a fan of SG's and the only teles with humbuckers i've found are the 72 deluxe and thinline which appear to be made in mexico which i'm a bit skeptical about?
#8
Randall RM-100 or RM-50....do you need a clean channel? and you said you also play Punk so I would recommend a SL+ module and perhaps a Plexi module. if you need a clean then a Clean or tweed module would do. You can get those in combo form, but if not you would want the matching Randall cab. You did say price wasn't really an object haha
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#9
Quote by JELIFISH19
Get any guitar that's comfortable for you. They'll all pretty much work.




Check this video, for me this is the ultimate punk tone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hitMpM-P-Bs

Simple but right on the money. He's probably using a Humbucker in the bridge but I can't really see. Amp is probably a JCM of some sort.

If i had a nice budget I'd get a H-S-S American deluxe strat and change the bridge pickup to something good for punk/pop



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#10
I would go for your SG/Marhsall rig. Just seems punkish to me.

Les Pauls can get that wirey tone that I hear too often in punk, and what are SG's but thinner Les Paul's?

Marshalls have that brit sound, which is alot more clear and can get alot thinner than the American 6L6 style tube amps.
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