#4
Any music. Guitars aren't made solely for one genre.
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Any music. Guitars aren't made solely for one genre.

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#6
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Any music. Guitars aren't made solely for one genre.


This is true.
#7
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This is true.


If you knew it was true then why did you ask the question?
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#9
Depends on the explorer in question

I mean identical explorers 1 with EMGs and gain boosters and 1 with some vintage paf, or jazz pups are going to be good at entirely differnt things.




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#10
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If you knew it was true then why did you ask the question?


Read my question. I asked what genre was it best for. Not what genre could I play with it.
#11
Any kind. The explorers dont have the best high-fret access and the stock pickups are pretty hot. The ceramic pick-ups are IMO more suited for metal. I don't like the sound of the 500T so i'm planning to replace it in my Explorer, since i play rock and want a warmer tone. Though it gives a good palm mute "chunk" for metal.

EDIT: im talking about the new 76 stock explorers, since i thought you meant them.
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#12
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Any music. Guitars aren't made solely for one genre.


Although i would doubt you could play downtuned death metal on a single coil strat. Or maybe it would just look gay
#13
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Any kind. The explorers dont have the best high-fret access and the stock pickups are pretty hot. The ceramic pick-ups are IMO more suited for metal. I don't like the sound of the 500T so i'm planning to replace it in my Explorer, since i play rock and want a warmer tone. Though it gives a good palm mute "chunk" for metal.


Thank you. That was the answer I was looking for.
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Thank you. That was the answer I was looking for.


No problem...
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i use my explorer for more of a heavy metal sound....


Your name is Metal Freak Cam.

#17
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There's not a straight answer to this question. I mean The Edge of U2 plays one, as did that guy in the Killers, and lots of metal bands favour them.

However, the explorer probably isn't the most versatile guitar. I have one (2001 '76 reissue), and whilst it's wonderful to play feel-wise (lightweight and nice neck), I really don't like the sound that much (i am an indie boy I guess). It's currently a rather expensive doorstop which hasn't seen use in about 2 or so years. I prefer my MIM strat.


Slash used one for the recording of the Knockin On Heaven's Door solo!
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#18
I think Explorers are awesome. The looks are great, tons of wood = more sustain

The bad thing is, they don't have floating trems, but the Jackson kelly's do, and they're like a sliced up explorer

Check those out if you want a trem.

Explorers have a pretty warm sound, you can't get a twang out of them really :/