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#1
I'm saving up for a new guitar. I play mostly Rock and Texas Blues and I have a Line 6 Spider 2 amp with a digitech RP200 effects pedal. I either want to get a Gibson SG or a SRV signature Statocaster. Which one should I get?
#2
I'd say strat, but save up for a new amp first.
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#3
Strat. visit the strat lover's thread VVVVV
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#5
digitech through a line6!?!?

maybe you should sell your amp and get a new one first
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#6
I prefer the SG... you may like the Strat though. Play them both, make your own call. I'd definitely get a new amp first, kind of a waste to spend that kind of money on a guitar and play it through a spider
#7
I'd say strat. And yeah, definitely get a new amp. I got my digitech pedal board and I have a line6 and it doesn't come through well.
#8
digitech pedal + Line6 amp = digitage.
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#10
If I had to pick only one (I have both) I would have to go with the Strat for blues. Maybe a HSS Strat with the humbucker for heavier rock.
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Quote by ECistheBest
digitech pedal + Line6 amp = shit.


Fixed


Oh and TS I just read what kind of music you play... I'd go for the Strat then.
#13
Quote by ECistheBest
digitech pedal + Line6 amp = absolute shit


fixed once again.
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#15
yep. but for:

analog single effect pedals + all-tube amp = teh sex
and
Guitar + all-tube amp = the shiznit.
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#16
Thanks for the help guys. Another question though: do u guys think a inverted tremolo arm (like the one Stevie Ray had on one of his strats) is easier to use than a regular one?

:stickpoke
#17
no.

he commented on that saying it gets caught in his sleeves, and rips his sleeves too.
iono if u want a tremolo tho. i don't. i blocked off mine, and screwed it down completely.
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#18
Quote by uldhppi
If I had to pick only one (I have both) I would have to go with the Strat for blues. Maybe a HSS Strat with the humbucker for heavier rock.

A humbucker in a strat barely changes the sound. Just get a hot single coil
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#19
^really hot one. most of them sounds thin.
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#20
^ I think the thickness has more to do with the pots and woods.
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#21
haha well mine's completely not hot. so i... never use it
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#22
^It be the noisless pickups, I love 'em personally though. Still got to get that bridge pickup
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yea. i have hot noiseless. the neck and middle are too hot for the bridge. i might get texas specials or sumtin.
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#24
Ok then for the wood: would it be better for me to have a maple fretboard or a rosewood one? I here that rosewood has better sustain. Is it true?
#25
Quote by uldhppi
If I had to pick only one (I have both) I would have to go with the Strat for blues. Maybe a HSS Strat with the humbucker for heavier rock.


+15

Dude lose the amp it will make a world of difference. I cannot stress how much I love the maple neck over rosewood. Get a fat strat with a maple neck and thank me later.
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Quote by ECistheBest
yea. i have hot noiseless. the neck and middle are too hot for the bridge. i might get texas specials or sumtin.

Try lowering your neck and middle pickups if they are too hot and you are unhappy, and try raising your bridge pickup. It's a good way to change the out put of a pickup.
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#28
when pickups are too low, it doesn't get much picking dynamic, and it gets a lot of wierd noise. like hiss noise.

i'll try making the bridge higher.
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#29
I not very good at "modifying" things. If did anything to a guitar it would probably blow up in my face or catch fire or something. Besides there is a reason why Fender makes their guitars the way they do.
#30
my pot actually caught fire from a 9v battery. i'm serious.
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#31
Quote by ECistheBest
when pickups are too low, it doesn't get much picking dynamic, and it gets a lot of wierd noise. like hiss noise.

i'll try making the bridge higher.

I like the way they sound low, but there is alot more noise, because I think the magnets can feel the other strings easier when they are low. But, a hand on the strings when not playing solves the problem.
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see?! there you have it! (lol)

I'm not very good at modding myself. I tried to change the pots out for a different rating, and I just ended up losing some pots, losing screws and having a mess of my electronics and had to take it to a shop. Pickup height is a different story though, it's all about turning a screw driver.
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#34
^^have waht?

^^^or turn down the volume.
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#36
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u guys r really helpful. thanks.

I detect sarcasm

But in all seriousness. SSS strat. Good guitar to build off of, get a new amp, then make minor adjustments until you reach tonal heaven.
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#38
listen, that SRV sig wont sound anywheres near near as nice through the Spider than whatever guitar you have no through a nice tube amp. Seriously, consider upgrading, the guitar only gets you so far.
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#39
why do u sugest the sss strat? the hss has a humbucker and might be easier to use because of the music i play. but i really want a SRV signature strat.
#40
In my opinion, the 'bucker barely makes a difference in sound.
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