#1
What brands are for what types of songs? i heard ibanez is for metal-ish?
Last edited by Zelm0s at Jul 9, 2007,
#2
Well most brands make a decent guitar for every thing, several guitars can play various genres, and yes, ibanez makes good metal guitar. Look at the RG series.
#3
yes and no

Eg fender not good for metal but good for clean stuff
but if your looking for a metal gutiar make sure they have humbuckers at least (they look like 2 single coil pickups put together)
#4
there is no such thing as brands for specific genres

take...well ibanez. they make their solid-body guitars which are actually more suited toward heavier kinds of music (metal if you want) but also make decent semi-hollowbodies which are great for cleans and more suited for jazz, blues, rock stuff

then again, it depends a lot on the pickups too - humbuckers will sound better with distortion to the most ears while single coils give you a better clean sound


all in all your amp is the most important thing in your tone though. play an ibanez through a fender twin reverb (one of the cleanest amps around) - you won't get a metal sound out of that. then play a fender strat (with a 'bucker if you want) through a peavey 5150 (THE metal amp if you will) - immediately more metal-sounding than the fender amp

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#5
Ibanez are generally geared to a heavier tone, solid bodies at least
they sound good if your playing metal or rock, and i like the sound you get if your playing blues, theyre a really quality guitar
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#6
your only issue for ibanez is that the picks ups are a bit lacking for high gain metal.
so it might be a good idea to change the pickups if you don't like them.

You should also check out jacksons and maybe esp/ltd.

best thing to do is go to shops and try them all really, you might be surprised by what you find
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#7
I prefer Jackson guitars to play metal with, they are so much more aggressive, although Ibanez have a nicer action. Plus, Jackson guitars have looks to die for.
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Quote by Zelm0s
thanks =] what guitar can play many genres?


ibanez are actually very good for playing a variety of styles
many of them come with an HSH or HSS pickup configuration, which is NEAT for playing lots of different stuff.
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Quote by Zelm0s
thanks =] what guitar can play many genres?


Any guitar can play any genre, the amp is what makes 99% of the tone, you can play blues on anything but I'll bet a Peavey 6505 doesn't do blues at all, the same applie to all genres and their respective amp types.
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Quote by Zelm0s
thanks =] what guitar can play many genres?

any guitar can play mostly anything.but i would say ibanez,and gibsons just my opinion
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And yes, most of your tone will be from your amp
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