#1
I have a few dozen and acoustic and a few dozen electric guitars. I am thinking about buying an acoustic-electric guitar, though. Can it play metal when plugged into an amp or can it only play with an acoustic sound through an amp?

I've never bought one, so that's why I am asking. Thanks
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#2
No it can't. But you can.
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Why do I get the feeling you don't have 24+ guitars....
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#7
if you have the right hardware then theoretically i don't see why not. it won't sound as good but it can be achieved
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#8
It will feed back horribly and sound like shit. Acoustic-Electric means that it's an acoustic guitar that has an internal pickup (and usually onboard EQ) to amplify the sound of the acoustic guitar.

You probably want a solid or semi-hollow electric guitar with a piezo bridge, but if you already have "a few dozen and acoustic and a few dozen electric guitars", I don't think that'd be your priority. I'd get a nice amp if I were you. You're either a shameless liar or pretty loaded.
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#9
The guitar you posted sounds like shite imo. I've played one.
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#10
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It will feed back horribly and sound like shit. Acoustic-Electric means that it's an acoustic guitar that has an internal pickup (and usually onboard EQ) to amplify the sound of the acoustic guitar.

You probably want a solid or semi-hollow electric guitar with a piezo bridge, but if you already have "a few dozen and acoustic and a few dozen electric guitars", I don't think that'd be your priority. I'd get a nice amp if I were you. You're either a shameless liar or pretty loaded.


Not really loaded. I just saved up from my online business and bid on guitars on auction on the last minute from eBay.
Neo-Classical is ftw.
#12
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No, of course not, don't be stupid.


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#13
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Didn't know I was stupid for not knowing about a topic.

That's pretty much exactly what stupidity is: the absence of knowledge.


Stupid.
#14
You CAAAAAAN, I wouldn't recomend it. It will feed back like a mofo, however you can play some sick SUNN O))) with it I suppose.
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sooooo much feedback

Yes. You can do it, but never stop playing, or your amp might explode.
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#17
Why would you want to? If I had 'a few dozen' guitars I would use them all. Use an electric for playing distorted and use an acoustic for playing clean. It will sound MUCH better.
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#18
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That's pretty much exactly what stupidity is: the absence of knowledge.


Stupid.



Ignorance≠Stupidity

You can be both simultaneously, but they aren't the same thing.
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#20
No, it can't. There's a chip built in that will detect if you are playing metal and if you start the guitar will simply blow up.
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#21
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That's pretty much exactly what stupidity is: the absence of knowledge.


Stupid.



Stupidity is not knowing AND not knowing enough to ask.

There are no dumb questions. Only dumb answers.
#22
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That's pretty much exactly what stupidity is: the absence of knowledge.


Stupid.

That's ignorance, babypie. Stupidity is a lack of understanding or mental skill. Very different things, though often linked.
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#23
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#24
it would sound better unplugged imo fuller sound but i dont think you have a few dozen guitars though or you wouldnt be asking this question
#25
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That's ignorance, babypie. Stupidity is a lack of understanding or mental skill. Very different things, though often linked.

The two are not mutually exclusive, as you said. Merriam Webster defines it as lacking intelligence or reason. That seems to fit nicely into the context of this thread. Someone who can apply their reasoning well would be able to discern that high gain + hollowbody instrument = feedback and unpleasantness.

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There are no dumb questions.

That's blatantly untrue.

Edit: And I'd appreciate it if y'all didn't hassle me for being an asshole in the future.
#27
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The two are not mutually exclusive, as you said. Merriam Webster defines it as lacking intelligence or reason. That seems to fit nicely into the context of this thread. Someone who can apply their reasoning well would be able to discern that high gain + hollowbody instrument = feedback and unpleasantness.


That's blatantly untrue.

Edit: And I'd appreciate it if y'all didn't hassle me for being an asshole in the future.

True.

I was being an asshole earlier and thought it was amusing that you might be ignorant about ignorance.

Will do.
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#28
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I was being an asshole earlier and thought it was amusing that you might be ignorant about ignorance.
I'd do the very same.

Will do.

Thanks brother.
#29
Quote by RU Experienced?
The two are not mutually exclusive, as you said. Merriam Webster defines it as lacking intelligence or reason. That seems to fit nicely into the context of this thread. Someone who can apply their reasoning well would be able to discern that high gain + hollowbody instrument = feedback and unpleasantness.


That's blatantly untrue.

Edit: And I'd appreciate it if y'all didn't hassle me for being an asshole in the future.

You're wrong anyway. You can use a noise gate to get rid of that feedback unless you stand right infront of the amp.
#30
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No, it can't. There's a chip built in that will detect if you are playing metal and if you start the guitar will simply blow up.


Basically this.
#31
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You're wrong anyway. You can use a noise gate to get rid of that feedback unless you stand right infront of the amp.

Because purchasing an acoustic-electric and a noise gate pedal to play metal when you already possess over a dozen guitars more adequately suited for that task is not retarded or anything.
#32
Quote by RU Experienced?
Because purchasing an acoustic-electric and a noise gate pedal to play metal when you already possess over a dozen guitars more adequately suited for that task is not retarded or anything.



You could just buy a Piezo pickup and wiring kit and install it on your favorite solidbody electric if you want acoustic and electric tones on the same instrument. If that isn't your goal and you just want to buy an acoustic-electric because that's something that isn't covered by 24 other guitars but still want to play metal on it for some fucking moronic reason, then you could maybe get a clue and/or stop trolling.
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#33
Quote by RU Experienced?
Because purchasing an acoustic-electric and a noise gate pedal to play metal when you already possess over a dozen guitars more adequately suited for that task is not retarded or anything.

We're talking about it being possible or not, it's far from impossible as a task, it's hassle but it's not impossible.