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TCO
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#1
Hey Guys,

whats the best guitar for playing things like green day, die ärzte, simple plan or the offspring?

Plz write I'm a noob an play acoustic, but i would like to get an electric one.

Thx
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#2
ANY solid-body guitar works for punk, and almost any amp works for it as well. But if you want to go with the flow, get a LP/Marshall combination.
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#3
I'm a noob an play acoustic, but i would like to get an electric one.

Sorry, couldn't resist the temptation. Epiphone Les Paul Special II, they are quite a good all round guitar, and very cheap.

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very very very cheap here!
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there is no such thing as the best guitar for punk, or any genre. I recommend that you get one with humbucking pickups though, as they are louder and that makes it easier to get good distortion from them.

but yeah, there's no one guitar that is the holy grail of punk guitars.
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#5
i'd go for ibanez or epiphone through a marshall or trace elliot amp, they sound sweet.
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#7
@barry: I typed wrong i wanted to say that I can play but don't know anything about electric guitars
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semi hallow body guitars i guese.... tome deluge used to use one
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#9
Originally posted by frigginjerk
there is no such thing as the best guitar for punk, or any genre. I recommend that you get one with humbucking pickups though, as they are louder and that makes it easier to get good distortion from them.

but yeah, there's no one guitar that is the holy grail of punk guitars.


i second that- get a bridge humbucker and you're good to go...
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#10
Originally posted by colen
semi hallow body guitars i guese.... tome deluge used to use one


just becuase he used them doesn't make them punk. silly boy. yeh i agree with all the humbucker in bridge position talk. fat strat or double fat strats are good.
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#12
Be like all the other punk-rockers today and get the ultimate weapon: A SQUIER AFFINITY STRAT! Because, hey, it's backed by fender! And fender is good, right! That guy from that one band on MTV plays a fender bass... so the squier must be good by association!


My god. Get an RG.
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#13
If you want it for REAL punk, any guitar is good(even the squier bullet), for pop punk well, just look at what they(the pop... 'punkers' are playing, which I think are LPs. Just get a loud amp though, just to let the neighbors you mean business >
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#14
Originally posted by John Kimble
Air guitar.


That way you cant hear the punk music.


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#15
humbuckers are usually a good idea

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#16
a fat strat would do
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#21
Either a Gibson LP or SG or a Fat Strat. A Telecaster would work well too, with a humbucker in the bridge. That seems to be a popular selection among punkers nowadays.
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#23
anything works but what sort of punk are we looking at?
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#24
for real punk the best guitar is the pearest plank of wood with strings and pickups really, for pop punk...who cares where's my plank!
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#25
Originally posted by John Kimble
Air guitar.


That way you cant hear the punk music.


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#26
for Punk- Gibson LP or SG
Rock - Gibson LP or SG
Hvy Metl- Gibson LP or SG
Jazz- Gibson LP
Blues - Fender Strat(USA), but, only if you gotta great bass
player holdin' up the "bottom" IMO.
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#27
for punk anything goes....well too be specific something with humbuckers
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#28
meh doesn't really matter. Ive seen punk guitarists with Strats, SGs, Les Pauls, Semi Hollows, so it doesn't really matter. Go out and try some guitars
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#29
well, i say anything can suit punk because punk isnt exactly hard to replicate. after i got bored of punk i decided that my squire strat wasnt too good for me anymoer, i scalloped it and its fine to learn shred on. i quite like the neck on these but the pickups are crap.anywho i have an ibanez now cos a strat just aint metal.
any amp will work cos in punk you have crap tones anyway.
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#30
whats everyones problem with punk music ?
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#31
Originally posted by the glue man
ur lookin for pop-punk. not punk. i say les paul. but anything would work.


Originally posted by guitaristdave
whats everyones problem with punk music ?
People like the threadstarter call Simple Plan and Green Day punk, when they arent even close. Same thing goes with Sum 41, people call them punk and they are not.
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#32
Originally posted by TCO
Hey Guys,

whats the best guitar for playing things like green day, die ärzte, simple plan or the offspring?

Plz write I'm a noob an play acoustic, but i would like to get an electric one.

Thx


Do these people not have the brains to figure out what guitars these bands are playing? I mean, just see what axes they're playing in the pictures that are in Hit Parader or whatever or watch their videos on TRL & figure it out that way......I think this is the 5th "what kind of guitar should I play punk rock with" post!! Well, if you have to ask, you'll never have a clue.......

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#33
Alot of those bands like Green Day and Offsprings started off as real punk bands tho
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#34
well if you have the money a gibson billie joe junior p-90 will get a nice punk sound
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#35
for real punk ie clash, newyork dolls, etc... any guitar works really... humbuckers are not a must... but an amp with decent distortion is.

for pop punk (note real pop punk is stuff like the queers, where as fake pop punk is stuff like blink and greenday)... then the name brand stuff is what they usually go for as well as humbuckers.
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#37
Mosrite Ventures. like Tommy Ramone. or a Fender Jaguar or a stratocaster or les paul. I guess just about anything through a marshall would work, but these are good choices.
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#38
Quote by 83lespaulstudio
for Punk- Gibson LP or SG
Rock - Gibson LP or SG
Hvy Metl- Gibson LP or SG
Jazz- Gibson LP
Blues - Fender Strat(USA), but, only if you gotta great bass
player holdin' up the "bottom" IMO.


Gibson LP is far from an ideal jazz guitar...
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#40
time to mimic every other response in this thread... punk can be played on anything BUT ill give you hints based on tone.

thick, chunky tone-les paul
more piercing, brighter, treblier overdrive- stratocaster or telecaster
less chunk than a les paul and a little more brightness but with humbuckers- ibanez rg or a fat strat
deeper sound... kinda hard to explain- semi hollow


hope that helps a little... these arent the only guitars that fit these tone criteria's but it should give you a place to start.
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