#1
Hi,

i'm looking for a new guitar at the moment. but i don't know exactly what i'm looking for *gg* it should be a guitar where you can sweep on very easy ... the price should be less than 1000€ oO.. does anybody own a guitar with which he is pleased concerning the sweeps... thx
#2
it's all technique, the guitar doesn't really contribute to it at all.
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#3
If im walking down the wrong side of the road here then set me straight, but with a technique such as sweeping I don't really think the guitar is going to make it any easier, you need to perfect it with your own skills first. Like i said though if im wrong then by all means someone correct me, i'm not much of a sweep picker my self, i can do 4 strings and then i seem to struggle with getting my fingers in sync when i try 5/6 string sweeping.
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If it has a good body, a nice long neck and 6 strings i'd hit it like Ron Jeremy on viagra.
#4
Yea sweeping comes from your skill buddy. If anything else helps I spose it could be how slinky the strings are your using and/or how thin or thick the picks your using are. But not the guitar.

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#5
TEchnique comes first. Its after you get the technique down pat that you should start looking for pickups that will further clarify and amplify your sweeps
#6
And, just for the record, a thin, slim, toilet paper taper neck doesn't help either, since I can hit 6 string sweeps on my Gibby SG, and it's neck is anything but thin.
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#7
Agreed... 7 string sweeps are no different on my Ibanez than on my Schecter - a company famed for making "baseball bat" necks.
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#8
Try some guitars out ffs. My American strat is very easy to sweep on, but then so is my tele and RG. Technique is all, the guitar itself will not suddenly make you good at sweeping.
#9
k thx guys but i'm using a Epiphone Les Paul Standart at the moment. Sweeps work but they are not very clean. A friend of mine bought a Jackson Flying V and with that guitar the sweeps are easier to do than with my Les Paul oO so i come to the conclusion that the guitar is besides the technique also an important point you have to regard
#10
**** i play some of Malmsteens sweeps on my 57 re-issue strat, the neck is like a freaking tree, but i love it...... Sweeping is all about the skill, not the guitar, i practice sweeping on my nylon string acoustic.....
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#11
The guitar shouldnt play a factor, you get used to the gear you use. You can play sweeps on a les paul no problem its all about the technique. For example look at someone like buckethead just for example he uses a les paul and does everything under the sun with it.
#12
well he's got an custom les paul with what looks like a thinner neck than on a regular les paul
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k thx guys but i'm using a Epiphone Les Paul Standart at the moment. Sweeps work but they are not very clean. A friend of mine bought a Jackson Flying V and with that guitar the sweeps are easier to do than with my Les Paul oO so i come to the conclusion that the guitar is besides the technique also an important point you have to regard


That may be because if its a low/mid range jackson, the pickups will suck, tend to be overly hot and hence cover up any mistakes you might make.
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#15
Dude, if there was a guitar that made sweeping easier I would've bought 2 of them. Unfortunately it's all about skill. However, I find that sticking with one guitar for sweeping (if you have several guitars) makes it easier for me. I can sweep better on one of my guitars than on the others.
#16
Technique is more important when it comes to this, however having a nice guitar would help. But work on technique first, then guitar

As for a guitar, Ibanez have nice guitars with thin flat necks which you may like for sweeping.

http://www.thomann.de/gb/ibanez_rg2550exgk_egitarre.htm

Ibanez 2550e is pretty sweet, but you can go for the cheaper Ibanez RG1570 (crapper pickups, no pickguard) as well so you'd have some cash for pickups.
#17
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k thx guys but i'm using a Epiphone Les Paul Standart at the moment. Sweeps work but they are not very clean. A friend of mine bought a Jackson Flying V and with that guitar the sweeps are easier to do than with my Les Paul oO so i come to the conclusion that the guitar is besides the technique also an important point you have to regard


They're not very clean because your technique isn't that great. Sure, a thinner neck can help, but if you've been playing a thick neck a while i don't see the problem.