#1
...and have become a blues obsess.

and i just realised most of my setup is useless for blues.

anyone else had a similar situation?

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#3
it can, its my humbuckers that lack the bite. my cousins USA custom shop strat rips through it. i can do blues alright with it. next guitar will be something more blues/rock compatible.

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#5
i can get good blues drive with the dano, and the MD-2 is usless unless the gains are cranked a little. what i really need is a single-coil gutar. probably the next thing ill get.

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#6
My gear preference totally changed in the last 6 months, and also I began to play more Hard Rock and bluesy stuff.
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#7
I always like to dabble in this or that or the other. I mostly play metal but every once in a while I venture off into something else, be it blues, jazz, classic rock, funk, whatever.

Surprisingly my Ashdown FA is pretty versatile. Its got pretty decent cleans for a high gain amp - however there is no "clean" channel. There's channel one which goes from clean to crunchy (depending on where you have the gain set) and channel two which goes from crunchy to balls-to-the-wall metal. And if I ever find myself needing some super nice cleans I just plug into my Bassman
#9
god, i jsut found a lovely blues sound with my old harrier tele (£70 new) and my H&K.

sweet.

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#10
I've recently done this, although not really blues more hard / bluesy rock kinda thing. Never really know where I'd start if I was playing blues
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#11
Quote by i_am_metalhead
I always like to dabble in this or that or the other. I mostly play metal but every once in a while I venture off into something else, be it blues, jazz, classic rock, funk, whatever.

Surprisingly my Ashdown FA is pretty versatile. Its got pretty decent cleans for a high gain amp - however there is no "clean" channel. There's channel one which goes from clean to crunchy (depending on where you have the gain set) and channel two which goes from crunchy to balls-to-the-wall metal. And if I ever find myself needing some super nice cleans I just plug into my Bassman


i giggle everytime you name drop that bassman, it's nice to know you love the hell out of that thing. reminds me of the first time i got something i was really proud of.

@TS, you don't have to get a single coil guitar, there are plenty of blues players playing with humbuckers. i recommend just jacking up the volume, cutting the gain and saturating the hell out of the power section. a little bit of reverb never hurt either.
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#12
my humbuckers are main for mega hi-gain, and dont do so well at crunch, although the cleans are pretty good. Ive been thinking about a Vintage V100 LP copy, heard some good things.

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#14
im a jazz guy, and decided to start playing and writing shred the other day.
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Quote by Silver-spear94
my humbuckers are main for mega hi-gain, and dont do so well at crunch, although the cleans are pretty good. Ive been thinking about a Vintage V100 LP copy, heard some good things.

I play a Vintage VS6 (SG Copy). The way i see it they are the perfect modding guitars. I plan on putting in some new pickups in mine and maybe an awesome Bigsby bridge if i get the time. I was just thinking today about the LP as more of a lead type guitar. What are you hearing about it?
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I play a Vintage VS6 (SG Copy). The way i see it they are the perfect modding guitars. I plan on putting in some new pickups in mine and maybe an awesome Bigsby bridge if i get the time. I was just thinking today about the LP as more of a lead type guitar. What are you hearing about it?


the most impressive thing ive heard about it is that its playability matches that of a Gibson les paul. so i guess that means if you install gibson pickups you get a gibson sound.

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#18
nah, not really. i mean, i play less br00tz than when i got my engl, but i had the sense to buy the most versatile engl. plus i just buy more stuff anyway, so it's not a major problem.

EDIT: i guess what i mean is, I always played a little of everything. The exact amounts of each specific thing might have changed, but i think i've been reasonably consistent in the stuff i like. i've never really done a 180.

why not swap the humbuckers in your current guitar for lower output ones? or do you still play enough metal to need the current ones?
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#19
Quote by Silver-spear94
the most impressive thing ive heard about it is that its playability matches that of a Gibson les paul. so i guess that means if you install gibson pickups you get a gibson sound.

I've heard of people that prefer Vintage stuff to Gibson things before. Hard to believe, but then the quality control is probably better at Vintage and they've probably played some bad Gibson's but whatever, in any case to be even MENTIONED with Gibsons is a huge plus. One thing about Vintage's, their Neck pickups are pretty lame, though the Bridge ones are extremely good for the price. Also, they're built like tanks, great guitars for gigging and touring. Oh and yeah

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#20
place's like wolfe macleod's offer alnico humbuckers handwound and vintage sounding, this will give you blues tone. i have a set of p-90's in my LP double cutaway, sounds great for breakup, but my guitar has a mahogany body too. dunno what yers has, so it might not be such a great match.

@al112987 - macleod's looks cool as hell, that is where i will get my next set of buckers from. thx for the info on them. still need a set of fralins though
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#21
Quote by gumbilicious
place's like wolfe macleod's offer alnico humbuckers handwound and vintage sounding, this will give you blues tone. i have a set of p-90's in my LP double cutaway, sounds great for breakup, but my guitar has a mahogany body too. dunno what yers has, so it might not be such a great match.

@al112987 - macleod's looks cool as hell, that is where i will get my next set of buckers from. thx for the info on them. still need a set of fralins though
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#22
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im a jazz guy, and decided to start playing and writing shred the other day.


This happens to me every once in a while and I want to swap out all my gear but then I just listen to some John Scofield or Scott Henderson and forget about shred, atleast for awhile.
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