#2
Dan Rossen (the guitarist) uses a Guild T-50 (a semi hollow) on that song. I don't really know where to point you too in terms of affordable semi hollows in that sort of style but I'd really say that the amp/effects are more important if you want that sort of sound, Dan has a Fender Princeton with quite a bit of reverb. Whats your amp setup like?
#3
Epiphone DOT perhaps
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
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Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#4
had a dot studio - sold it for as much as i bought it for. plugged in, it was a piece of crap imo. couldn't be bothered to swap out the pickups either... rooting around inside of the hollowbody for wires was a nightmare.

i use crappy amps and wear em down by using them for vox as well as guitar... right now, using a worn down fender frontman 15watt (shitty i know, but its gotten to a point where it works well with my g400).
i'm hesitant to invest in an amp right now because i'm thinking of just using softamps on my pc. seems a lot more practical than buying a new amp every time i need a diff sound.

fx: dd7 delay, sd1, 535q wah, mxr bass fuzz (use it with guitar)

i've gotta invest in a decent verb.

i was thinking of grabbing a silvertone 1441 (i heard dan uses a 1448 as well) as i found one for sale in my area. however the guy is asking $400. seems a bit much.
i wanted a washburn before but if that's going to happen i need to find a model with the right pickups in order to get the right sound.
ibanez are out for me because the necks are too small.
i was thinking of a melody maker because they're dirt cheap - but they seem to be a one trick pony. so i dunno.
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#5
I don't know, but in the videoclip it sounds kinda single-coilish.. very lipstick-ish..
At least to me.. Idk.
#6
I think a Danelectro or a Jazzmaster with the right slapback and reverb would work nicely.
Kenneth
#7
A Melody Maker isn't a one trick pony, but don't get the newer ones with the single humbucker. They can do a variety of sounds, but it has a certain character you always kind of hear.

I think it would work, though.
#8
I have seen the Godin Richmond Belmont new as low as $420 and as high as $800. Seymour Duncan lipsticks in the middle & neck position, and a SD '59 in the bridge- should do the job nicely.

http://www.richmondguitarscanada.com/belmont.html
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#9
Interesting. I'll check those out. Any other suggestions?
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Quote by dannyalcatraz
I have seen the Godin Richmond Belmont new as low as $420 and as high as $800. Seymour Duncan lipsticks in the middle & neck position, and a SD '59 in the bridge- should do the job nicely.

http://www.richmondguitarscanada.com/belmont.html



Looks like a great guitar, but its discontinued and I can't seem to find it anywhere in the Toronto area.
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#12
Hmm...I can see Belmonts being hard to find, but AFAIK, they're not discontinued- I was asking Michel Belanger of "Support Clients / Customer Support Guitares Godin / Godin Guitars" about them just 2 weeks ago, and he gave no indication this was so.

(And honestly, Godins seem to move slowly off the shelves- I can still find new Velocity guitars online, and that was discontinued in 2011. )

FWIW:

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/BelmontBk

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/BelmontBurg/

http://www.jimlaabsmusic.com/guitars/electric-guitars/godin-richmond-belmont/prod_6657.html

http://www.jimlaabsmusic.com/guitars/electric-guitars/richmond-belmont-burgundy-electric-used/prod_6115.html
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#13
Thanks for the links. I was hoping to find something in the Toronto area so that I wouldn't have to pay shipping, but its all good. It'll end up being about $850 with shipping, though.

Is there something better around the $800 mark? If I can find it in stores here, I won't have to pay shipping and can therefore get a better guitar.
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#15
Now the question is, what to buy?
250$ Danelectro/Silvertone or *ahum* 700$ Godin
#16
AC30's nice but its not what I need. I'd never be using it at the volumes needed for breakup. Like I said, I'll be using softamps.
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#17
Personally, I think that if you're chasing a tone you should start with the amp choice rather than guitar. What amp are you currently playing through?
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#18
I've looked into getting an amp but I'm having trouble finding something versatile that'll sound good (with breakup) at room volumes.

There was a piece of hardware out there (I forget what its called) that'll downstep an AC30 so that you can get breakup at lower volumes.
I want to say rectifier but I'm not sure.

edit** - attenuator! that's what I was thinking of.
(eg. hotplate)
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#19
Attenuators work very well, but they aren't needed. There are many good hybrid modeling amps out there. What are you currently playing through?
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#20
Danelectro, check. 250$
Fender Excelsior, check. 300$

Tadaaaaa, got a reliable amplifier and guitar!
#21
I could never look myself in the mirror if I bought a piece of gear called Excelsior.

I'm using a worn down frontman 15g (15watt) right now. I've had it for ages and ages and don't see the point in getting rid of it (since it'd only sell for $50 at most). I use it for vox and when I want some muddy-ass guitar tone.

AC30s are just sexy amps. Johnny Greenwood uses one so I seriously considered getting one a couple months ago (with cel. blues). There's no way I'd push it loud enough during home use to get the ideal sound out of it. That thing could kill a train at max volume. That's why the attenuator would be needed for that particular amp. Plus, I'd rather just buy one good amp that I can sit on for the rest of my life, lol.


I heard modelling amps don't really hold a candle to tubes in any way. Am I wrong?

I really want that creamy warm tube sound. I've looked at amps like the vt15 and they're so bright that I feel sick.
WARM TUBES PLZ
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#22
clicked on this thread because i had no idea what you were talking about when you said the grizzly bear sound. i literally thought you wanted your guitar to sound like a bear...

anyways, have you heard of crafter guitars? they had a model similar to this in my local store last year and i loved the hell out of it but could not find a reason to actually own it. though im not very well versed on semi hollows or really dialing in tones like in that vid. my first thought was to get a vox AC30 but i see thats already been brought up. the crafter that was in my store was going for i think $475 so thats right at the end of your price range. it might not be a bad option to consider.

and thanks for posting that vid. never heard of that group before but i actually dug the song quite a bit


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#23
Quote by SYLrules88
clicked on this thread because i had no idea what you were talking about when you said the grizzly bear sound. i literally thought you wanted your guitar to sound like a bear...

anyways, have you heard of crafter guitars? they had a model similar to this in my local store last year and i loved the hell out of it but could not find a reason to actually own it. though im not very well versed on semi hollows or really dialing in tones like in that vid. my first thought was to get a vox AC30 but i see thats already been brought up. the crafter that was in my store was going for i think $475 so thats right at the end of your price range. it might not be a bad option to consider.

and thanks for posting that vid. never heard of that group before but i actually dug the song quite a bit



Grizzly Bear is the shit man! Check out their albums, they're all good. Some of its a bit out there, but it grows on you.

I'll check out that link; I've never heard of that brand before.

edit*
it seems crafters are a bit hard to find in canada. i found a few used but they're all acoustics.

edit2**
i'm seriously considering the ac4 or ac15 now. seems decent for home use.
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#25
I think I've settled on the AC15.
Would you guys rec. getting the combo (in case I want to upgrade I can get an extension) or the head with an epi cab? I hear the matching cab is crap.
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#26
Definitely the Combo. It's a lot easier to deal with and lug around. The AC15 is a fantastic amp, too. I think you're going to be WAY happier with a Vox than a different guitar. The amp sounds just as good quiet as aloud, too. There are really 2 or 3 different 'sweet spots' on an AC15.
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#27
I just decided to get a bass amp instead. Back in '09 I borrowed one for a few months and played guitar through it. The sound was PHAT.
And I'm going to get a cheapie (less than $400) washburn too :p
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I could never look myself in the mirror if I bought a piece of gear called Excelsior.


But you're playing through computers and Frontmans, how gay is that?

The Excelsior is quite "limited", they're getting sold at a quite fast rate. Many reviews state that they're quality-wise as good as Blues Jr.'s, only they cost 300$.

So the point is, this Excelsior is MADE to give you that crunchy-like 60's sound and it got a very good lows. Go look for reviews of it, there are plently of them with 4,5/5!