#1
i have been in the market for a new guitar. a couple months ago i bought a Gibson ES-335 and love it, but i need something that holds distortion a lil better, something that will let me play alot heavy stuff. my ES-335 is good for bluesy and clean tones, but i need more crunch without feedback. so enough ranting. which sounds best for what i want.

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#2
Go for the SG imo. The flying v is pretty uncomfortable to play sitting down and the strat wont handle distortion as good as the gibbys
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#3
v all the way. it is perfect for tons of distortion and can play bluesy stuff also, and it isnt that hard to play a v. all you have to do is play in a classical position which is quite comfy
#4
the SG will likely suit you best
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#5
Well considering that you like SRV, Hendrix, and Aerosmith, and strat could be right up your alley but I don't know about distortion
Flying V's are used by alot of metal bands with distortion so it would work fine.
The SG would do fine with distortion as well,
so I think its just kind of based on which one you would like better.
Personally, I'd get the SG cause I love the shape and the tone.
#6
"Which sounds best for what I want"

I think you answered your own question. The best way to pick a guitar is just to play it. It's ALWAYS a bad idea to just buy a guitar off the internet unless you've played a similar model. If you go to a local store and play them (through different amps and effects and such), that's probably the only way to find out what you like.

Want sustain? Hold the string down and see how long the bastard rings. Want crunch or a bright, thin tone? Play to find out.
#7
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Go for the SG imo. The flying v is pretty uncomfortable to play sitting down and the strat wont handle distortion as good as the gibbys

does it matter about sitting?
how often in your musical carrer will you play sitting down?
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#8
i have played a sg and strat but not a v. i just thought a v because i see alot of metal and blues bands play them
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#9
flying Vs are overrated. I would say, if you want the best for distortion, go with the SG- since you already have the ES-335 (nice choice). My favorite guitars of course is the strat. But it can't handle metal very well. I rarely play metal so that doesn't bother me.
#11
Jesus. I love Vs, but the Gibson V is just horrendous.
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