#1
I feel ready to pull the trigger on my next purchase, but I just can't figure out what to go for.

I think I'm sorted for a dual humbucker guitar, so am looking at a different configuration.

I have a tele which I've never really bonded with. Just too bright and spiky for me I guess. Likewise the jaguar I tried the other day. And likewise many other teles I've played. I don't really like strats. I'm not sold on any of the humbucker teles like the 72 custom - the wide range humbucker doesn't do it for me.

I don't generally like p90s - they seem to sound a bit bland and sterile usually, maybe because p90s don't generally feature in the music I listen to (basically jangly indie rocky stuff).

I've been interested in the Eastwood reissues of the Harmony Stratotone. Gold foil single coils that sound a bit crunchy and nasty. I like that it's a bit unusual, but then I think that I'm going for novelty value and it might not cover much ground.

Given that I seem to be rubbishing the majority of major guitar models - any suggestions?
#2
Budget?

I'm gonna bite the bullet and say an Ibanez Fireman, they have noiseless sc's, and from what I've heard they're pretty sweet.
Ibanez TSA30 < Boss OS-2 < Custom Frankenstein Strat w/ scalloped board and Epi LP pickup
#3
Budget would be useful information, true. I was thinking about paying up to £500 GBP (about $760 USD), so used would be better.
#4
Reissue wide ranges are just humbuckers under covers, not even close to what the originals are. And if you're looking for jangly your average everyday bucker isn't gonna do it.
#5
Teles aren't best known for humbucker sounds unless you go for the Telebration mahogany one. Or maybe the Mexican made Cabronita. That has some serious punch to it.

Reverend do a really cool selection of guitars and incredibly well made I recommend you check them. There are a couple of places you can get them in England.

Gibson SG Special or the SG JR are £500 pounds with decent humbuckers.

Or maybe look at the PRS SE range?
#7
You might try looking at Reverend:
http://www.reverendguitars.com/category/guitar/

The Double Agent has a HB in the bridge and a P90 in the neck.

The Rick Vito sig has a HB-sized, dual magnet singlecoil in the bridge and a P90 in the neck.

The Flatroc, Club King RT, Sensei RT and Tricky Gomez all feature RevTron mini-HBs, modeled after old FillerTron pickups. Fairly jangly- perfect for old style rockabilly, modern psychobilly, and some forms of indie.
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#8
I've heard good things about Reverend, but there's not many about in the UK, unfortunately. But I dig their vintage styling, their interesting mix of different pickup types, and their belief that a filtertron will work in any guitar.
#9
Well, you DID present an interesting challenge with your initial post- its only fair to challenge you back!



Reverends aren't common anywhere, they're a pretty small builder.

I personally got my own Reverend this January...and I had to order it from an out-of-state retailer, even though I live in a major metropolitan area in the USA. Part of that is because it was a limited edition guitar, but even so, there are only a couple of shops selling them within 100 miles of me. The place closest to me only has 5 in stock.
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!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Mar 25, 2013,
#10
Quote by dannyalcatraz
Well, you DID present an interesting challenge with your initial post- its only fair to challenge you back!



Reverends aren't common anywhere, they're a pretty small builder.

I personally got my own Reverend this January...and I had to order it from an out-of-state retailer, even though I live in a major metropolitan area in the USA. Part of that is because it was a limited edition guitar, but even so, there are only a couple of shops selling them within 100 miles of me. The place closest to me only has 5 in stock.

was it one of those gorgeous 15th anniversary flatrocs?
#11
Yeeeeesssss.
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!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
#12
Quote by dannyalcatraz
Yeeeeesssss.

You lucky bastard. I wanted that green flake one but didn't have the cash at the time, they were a deal and a half at that price too, like most reverends.
#13
I was trying to get the blue metal flake, but #5 was sold in-store while my order was being processed online, and #9 was sold mere hours before I tried to buy it. The store that had #9 had also had red #4 as well as a flamed turquoise from earlier in the anniversary run...also both sold before I could pull the trigger on #9.

So all I could find were silvers & golds...I went with gold.

And I DO feel lucky- I wasn't going to buy a Flatroc of any kind...until I tried #5 in store. I should have just bought the thing right there, but I didn't want to make a pure impulse buy. I decided to think about it overnight. It was gone by close of sale that day.

I found #9 online, out of state, but balked again. Then I had an eventful following day, so I wasn't able to even consider buying it until @2AM of the next. I out in my order online, got confirmed, and went to bed.

...only to be met by a message in my inbox the next morning saying #9 had walked out of the door that morning before they checked their email. They were VERY cool about the process of getting me the gold, though- threw in the hardshell case for free.

Having seen Rev's metal flakes in person, I have to say they're simply incredible- damn near the best I've seen on a guitar- only a high-end Gibson SG I saw has had better- and they're using that finish on more of their guitars, now. The Sensei RT with Bigsby has the blue metal flake finish as an option, and I know there are others.

No metal flake reds or greens that I've noticed, though...
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!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Mar 25, 2013,