Hello. I have just recently returned to playing guitar because I am playing a few gigs for a friend's band. I have a nice guitar (SG) but there are a few Van Halen songs on the set list, and some of the soloing on their originals has wammy (trem) bar action too....and I have no wammy bar!

Has anyone any experience of Fender Squier Strat, Ibanez GSA60 or similar priced guitars? I need to get a low priced guitar quick, and then probably spend more money later in the year if there are more gigs.

What is the action like on these guitars, good enough for tapping and fast runs?

Is the sound/sustain going to be a problem? (I do have a good amp and effects)

(I live in the middle of nowhere....1st gig is next week, so I don't have any time to get to a decent sized music shop, I am going to have to risk mail order.)
Budget and location?

1977 Burny FLG70
2004 EBMM JP6
2016 SE Holcolmb

Leave it with me... So just after humbuckers and a half decent trem?

Happy to go used?

1977 Burny FLG70
2004 EBMM JP6
2016 SE Holcolmb
Last edited by Tom 1.0 at Sep 10, 2014,
Humbuckers would be good as it is what I am used to, and I guess the trem needs to be able to take some punishment without needing tuning after each riff!

To be honest it is the action that worries me, my SG has low action and a beautiful fretboard....I know I won't get that going cheap, but I need the tapping to sound good.
Ugly? I think it's beautiful. Different strokes etc etc.
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