#1
Hello UG,

What is the best guitar that doesn't' have high gain output.
I don't play metal at all so the high gain is really terrible for me.
I play rock from 80s / 90s. also my influence is Joe Satriani so I play song by him.

I prefer Ibanez because i can find all models in my country
My Gear
Ibanez JS1000
Ibanez RG350EX
Cort CR280
Ibznez GRG170DX
Fender Startocaster American Standard
Yamaha Acoustic CPX500
Hofner Acoustic Guitar
Zoom G2.1NU
Zoom GFX-1
Boss DS-1
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#2
Ibanez JS1000?

Budget?

New/Used?

Closest City?

How can you not play Satch without high gain?
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#3
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How can you not play Satch without high gain?


Now that is the killer question!
#4
Quote by Eppicurt
Ibanez JS1000?

Budget?

New/Used?

Closest City?

How can you not play Satch without high gain?


Well i'm thinking of the JS1000

I mean I don't want high gain such metal
My Gear
Ibanez JS1000
Ibanez RG350EX
Cort CR280
Ibznez GRG170DX
Fender Startocaster American Standard
Yamaha Acoustic CPX500
Hofner Acoustic Guitar
Zoom G2.1NU
Zoom GFX-1
Boss DS-1
Marshall MG50 3/5
#5
Quote by Eppicurt
Ibanez JS1000?

Budget?

New/Used?

Closest City?

How can you not play Satch without high gain?


Think the Fred in the JS1000 is listed as a medium output pickup on Dimarzio's webpage. But if your pickups have too much output, you could always roll back the volume knob on your guitar. Satch does that quite often if you've seen his live concert DVDs. His sig Dimarzio pickups are pretty damn nice, lots of dynamics. I have a Mo'Joe + PAF Joe in my 540s and love them. Would rather something with more output for most metal, though.
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#6
In general, you control your overall gain levels with your amp not your guitar. Although that being said, there are a lot of pickups out there that send a "hotter" signal to the amp. You're going to want a good amount of overdrive for Satch-style playing so that's not necessarily a bad thing. I would say just stay away from anything with active pickups (such as EMGs) and you'll be fine.

And as the post above said, you can always roll back on your volume knob to reduce the signal sent to the amp.
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#7
I'd say go for the Ibanez RG2570 with IBZ/Dimarzio.
Nice for Rock (Hard) and Blues but a bit lacking in the HI-Gain department, and it's a very nice guitar.
If you don't like that one, I suggest you try the Ibanez Darkstone.
Very versatile, plays as smooth as butter and as thick as double-cream with even more saturated fat.