#1
I am a metal/hard rock player who loves to play Fender guitars (with humbuckers, mind you) because of their simple, bare-bones feel. This seems to be looked down upon for the most part, and I was just wondering who else loves Fender guitars for a harder rock sound?
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#3
many thousands of professional and amateur guitarists the world over.

On a similar note, Who loves playing wooden guitars? I know I do
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#4
i have a fender blacktop. its nice. but fender really need some 7 strings. i mean, they brought out jim root signatures so why not 7 strings?!
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#5
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i have a fender blacktop. its nice. but fender really need some 7 strings. i mean, they brought out jim root signatures so why not 7 strings?!


What would that headstock look like? haha
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#6
Honestly, I love my crappy Squire practice guitar for some heavy distortion playing. Bridge HB and I'm good to go.
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#8
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What would that headstock look like? haha



they could do a 70s style big headstock! i know many heavy players that play fenders now a days anyway, the guitarist for the devil wears prada uses a fender mustang/jaguar!
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#9
Play whatever you want with whatever you want. If it sounds good to you, that's all that matters.
#10
I'm a huge fan of Fender and enjoy playing high gain with my HSS Strat.
Hell, I even like high gain tones with singlecoils.
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#11
The other guitarist in my 'band' plays a Fender and he sounds pretty good. I use a carved top though, just prefer it.
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#12
Quote by mitchgosche2011
I am a metal/hard rock player who loves to play Fender guitars (with humbuckers, mind you) because of their simple, bare-bones feel. This seems to be looked down upon for the most part, and I was just wondering who else loves Fender guitars for a harder rock sound?

Me, I traded my Schecter 006 Elite off for a Fender Standard strat and it has a Seymour Duncan SHR1-N hot rails in the bridge. I love the tone im getting from it more than the schecter.
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What would that headstock look like? haha

It would look like this...





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Iron Maiden?

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#15
Jim Root from Slipknot as well.
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#16
Ummm... yes.
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#17
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Honestly, I love my crappy Squier practice guitar for some heavy distortion playing. Bridge HB and I'm good to go.

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#20
+1 from me, iron maiden, sepultura, ritchie blackmore, many more

if you count yngwie as a metal player then sure

i believe i read somewhere that tony iommi's backup guitar was the sg... a backup to a strat. i think wicked world (the track) was recorded with said strat
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#23
As are G&L. (Jerry Cantrell's brand of choice.)
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!

Log off and play yer guitar!

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#24
i play metal with SSS strats all the time. now of course these types of threads never really seem to define what the OP thinks is metal. plenty of 70s and early 80s metal was done on strats. tons of metal was done with superstrats which are pretty much the same as a regular fender but with at least one humbucker. obviously the guitar style really doesn't matter.
#25
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i play metal with SSS strats all the time.


A while back I posted a review on a SSS strat copy and said it in that it worked great for metal. In less than 15 minutes I had about 20 people bashing me telling me that single coils could not do metal.

If that was true then what was I playing

What is this guy playing then?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OySY8N4kgoQ&feature=my_liked_videos&list=LLrc7rwoqrED9hgBl5z6WKtQ

and this, is this not metal?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiPsSgEE7ME&feature=relmfu

And does that mean that I was not in fact playing Drowning Pool on a SSS strat on my youtube channel?
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#26
Just do a YouTube search for "Strat" + "metal" and maybe "can't", and you'll get a mother lode of videos showing people playing metal on Strats.
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

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#28
I regret selling my Strat two years ago. I still haven't found a guitar that works quite as well with the Fuzz Factory for some Mastodon-style tones.
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#30
imo telecasters can sound absolutely brilliant for metal. i think the only reason people don't rate them as metal guitars is because they look like cowboy guitars
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#31
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imo telecasters can sound absolutely brilliant for metal. i think the only reason people don't rate them as metal guitars is because they look like cowboy guitars


back in the early 80s there were a couple of metal bands (NWOBHM) that used teles to great effect. Vardis and Raven . i saw Raven in 83 (with some band called Metallica opening ) and the guitar player played a tele and a strat for the whole show. the All For One album was recorded mainly with teles and a strat on a couple of songs great album check it out.

in the 70s and early 80s you could find strats (and the occasional tele) all over what was considered metal at the time (once metal always metal in my book, yes it's gotten heavier over time but wasn't that goal to begin with). KK Downing used one in Judas Priest often on their early albums (Sinner comes to mind) and Tony Iommi started out with one as well (see Wicked World from the 1st Sabbath album). for modern metal i freely admit that a SSS strat isn't the best choice but there is more to metal than the down tuned stuff that is currently popular.
#32
Yes, I agree with you. I use a Fender Strat for metal, despite criticism from some people here. I find that I like the sound and the guitar is easy to play. Also a lot of people like Dave Murray from Iron Maiden uses a Strat and I don't think anyone would criticise him for playing a Strat. Right?

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