#1
So I foolishly thought that all guitars sounded the same, and I bought a BC Rich Beast. Now I Like this guitar, but I want to make a move to a more classic rock guitar. What should I look at?
#2
well, classic rock: that calls for a classic. an american strat would be good. les pauls would be good. what type of price are you thinking?
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#3
if you want a classic rock sound..........buy a gibson flying v, best classic rock guitar (soundwise)
#4
price isn't too big of a deal. I figure 1) its an investment, save money in the long run and 2) I can wait a little while a save. I don't like how les pauls look though. I kind of like the strat in a metallic silver color. but I'll wait for a little more input from others. BTW can you reccomend an amp and FX for a good Boston or Blue Oyster Cult sound?
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#6
gibson SG for classic rock. both look and tone. or a strat. but if u find the strat tone not to be beefy enough put a humbucker in the bridge.
#7
Les Paul is the classic rock guitar and your saying no lol. Your choice. Anyway, Strats, Teles, or SG's are your other options. What type of Classic Rock are we talking here, 70's rock, 80's hairmetal? Ligheter or Heavier? There is alot that get in that catagory now and all are better suited to different guitars. Generally Humbuckers are your friend in this genre.
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#8
oneman,
I just hate the Les Paul look. I'm wanting to play Boston, Blue Oyster Cult, Kansas, Foreigner, Journey, Skynrd, Aerosmith, Van Halen, AC/DC, Night Ranger, and maybe a few others. But those are who I really like.

P.S.
Whats a humbucker?
#9
humbucker - two single coils reverse wound put together in one pickup to cancel hum. Higher output than a single coil. A Fender Telecaster would also be a good choice for a classic rock guitar, as would a Rickenbacker 330 or 360.
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#10
For the majority of your music you could and probally should get a gibson sg. That might not work for Van halen. Maybe wouldn't work for aerosmith either.
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#11
When I think classic rock I think of these...

Les Paul
Strat
Telecaster
Explorer
SG

Of those, if you don't like the LP, I'd go for the SG, although the Skynrd crowd would dig the Expl.
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#14
You like the strats in metallic silver? You basically explained my strat... I have a MIA strat Double Humbucker Hardtail. This will run you a little over 1 grand but it is well worth it.
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#15
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gibson SG for classic rock. both look and tone. or a strat. but if u find the strat tone not to be beefy enough put a humbucker in the bridge.


couldnt have said it better
#16
Epi Sheratons or Gibson ES-335s are also great classic rock guitars.

So the moral of the story: Fender, Gibson, Epiphone or Rickenbacker. No Jacksons, ESPs, Ibanezes, Paul Reed Smiths, or other "modern" manufacturer. The rest, my son, is up to you.
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#17
i have a strat, and i personally believe it is the MOST versitable guitar out today
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#18
^^^ I agree with you, but just because of how easily customizable they are. But if he's going for a vintage look, he's not going to have a H-S-S or H-S-H Strat. A regular ol' S-S-S Strat doesn't sound as good to me as a S-S Telecaster. And Gibsons can become versatile very easily with the addition of 2 push-pull pots.
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#19
Your amplifier could also be contributing to your lack of the vintage sound - What amp do you have?
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#20
^ there are some Fenders and Gibsons to stay away from!! Cyclones, Jazzmasters, Jaguars for Fender (I think that covers them all). Firebirds for Gibson (Mini humbuckers and it's more awkward to play than a Les Paul, which you said you hated).
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Limited Edition Schecter 35th Anniversary C-1
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Custom 7 Firebird from Ignition Custom Guitars (check them out)
ESP Phoenix
#21
Well thanks everybody I really do appreciate your input. As far as my amp goes it is a POS. I'm just an up and coming musician and before I spring for an amp I'd like to know what kind of ampr to aim for. I have heard Marshalls are good...
#22
Quote by jackson001
oneman,
I just hate the Les Paul look. I'm wanting to play Boston, Blue Oyster Cult, Kansas, Foreigner, Journey, Skynrd, Aerosmith, Van Halen, AC/DC, Night Ranger, and maybe a few others. But those are who I really like.

P.S.
Whats a humbucker?

an SG would be good for the ac dc sound but, you need a floyd rose for van halen stuff
#23
Marshalls ARE good, but only if they're all tube. Solid state or hybrid Marshalls suck. How much money do you have to spend? A lot of people are going to recommend the Vox Valvetronix series to you. Those are good amps. They do a lot of different sounds, all well. They don't do any sound really great. And the more inexpensive ones have crappy stock speakers.
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#24
I am currently using a Les Paul which sounds amazing for Classic Rock. I am buying an Epiphone SG soon aswell.
My Gear:

2006 Fender American Strat
'58 Reissue Korina Gibson Flying V
1963 Harmony H53 Rocket
Squier Tele Custom II

Fender Champion 600
#25
unfortunately my recommendations to u would be a les paul...that is the guitar with the tone ur lookin for. next i would recommend a strat...

or id recommend a strat first if ur lookin for a cleaner tone...
#26
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Epi Sheratons or Gibson ES-335s are also great classic rock guitars.

So the moral of the story: Fender, Gibson, Epiphone or Rickenbacker. No Jacksons, ESPs, Ibanezes, Paul Reed Smiths, or other "modern" manufacturer. The rest, my son, is up to you.



I agree with the Gibson ES 335 because it not only looks god but sounds good as well.