Visual382
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Join date: Nov 2010
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#1
I'm looking for a secondary guitar, so it doesn't need to be a top class guitar.

I want to use it mainly for soloing blues, rock and metal.
This means I mainly want good overdrive and distortion.

So what do you guys think? I'm figuring a Fender Strat would be good, or am I wrong?
Robbgnarly
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Join date: Feb 2011
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#2
Well good OD and Distortion is the responsibility of your amp not the guitar.

Fender is not what I think of when I think metal.

Give us:
location?
budget?
new or used?
current gear?

and we can help you better.
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)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
Visual382
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Join date: Nov 2010
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#3
Sweden, I can import however so it doesn't matter (much).
I'm thinking about $600 to $1000.
New.

My gear is:
Whammy DT by Digitech
Pollyanna Octave by MI Audio
Timefactor by Eventide
RC-300 by BOSS

As you can see, not many sound altering pedals. Yet.

My amp is a Super-Sonic Twin by Fender.
jcscullery
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Join date: Jan 2012
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#4
I would go for an ES style guitar because they're pretty versatile. For example, you could get an Epiphone Dot.
Call me Kerouac
ryanbwags
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#5
Quote by Robbgnarly

Fender is not what I think of when I think metal.



Fenders can do metal just fine with a humbucker in the bridge. Plus, I can't imagine playing blues on anything else.
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Visual382
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#6
Actually, blues is what I'll mainly want it for. Say, like 80% blues and 20% metal. Fender or no Fender, that's the question.
Robbgnarly
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Join date: Feb 2011
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#7
Quote by ryanbwags
Fenders can do metal just fine with a humbucker in the bridge. Plus, I can't imagine playing blues on anything else.

Yes they can, but they are not what I think of first


But TS said mostly blues, so a G&L ASAT Deluxe or G&L Legacy would be fine. I have a G&L Tribute ASAT Deluxe and it is a nice guitar.
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)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
Dave_Mc
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#8
I'd say an HSS strat maybe. Or HSS superstrat of some description (not necessarily fender).
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