#1
What would be a good guitar for punk music? Just name some brands.
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#2
Pfft, any guitar will do. It's p0nx d00d!!!!!!!!!!1111!!!!!1

In all seriousness, what's your budget?

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#3
what would be a few examples of some bands that you consider punk? that would help.

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actually it shouldn't even matter, it is punk after all. get the first cheap piece of **** you see. seriously, find the cheapest thing you can find. if people dont find your new punk guitar amusing, then that must mean they listening to the wrong music. your ibanez would even be good. Blake Schwarzenbach had an ibanez when he started. but thats more poppy than actual punk but still good.

for more ska get a semi hollow or a telecaster, but anything will turn out fine. in the end its just a piece of stringed would.
you might need a more powerful amp though. just a thought.
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#4
comeon dude. it's punk. you actually want a crappy guitar for that :P

(serriously tho. anything really. punks like dead center tone wise ANY guitar can do it and ANY amp can too)
#5
yeh but like, ive heard rx bandits get some real heavy tones.. of course rx are ska. not bad, though, considering what i usally listen to
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#6
cheap guitars that would work are epiphones.
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#7
jawbreaker were pretty punk until the signed to geffen.

ts, name some bands. alot of people say punk and mean pop-punk or emo or whatever. but whether its 80s hardcore, oldschool emo, post-hardcore, pop-punk, post 3rd wave neo emocore grind whatever, a Les Paul is pretty much universally THE go-to guitar.
#9
i don't think people realise that there is a difference, muchless what that difference is between different meanings of 'punk'. i dont want to get into THAT issue, but...

if you mean diy anti-corporate underground type stuff, they used (and still do) whatever crap guitar they could get their hands on. the point is that it doesn't matter, you just get a guitar, learn some power chords, and you're good to go. it's empowerment. alot of those bands shared instruments and amps too, so you'd get a bunch of local bands playing in somebody's basement sharing some whatever they got down there or something.

ive seen telecasters used for both pop punk straight up punk. billy joe armstrong used a fernandes strat copy. i think he uses a LP junior now. most of the 80s/early 90s hardcore and emo bands played LP's and SG's. ian mackaye plays a white sg. greg ginn played a dan armstrong with the pots fixed in place and sealed to keep his sweat out of the body cavities. mcr plays epiphone LPs. hawthorne heights plays SGs i think. so it's pretty varied. it's a matter of what's available to you and what you like, but the LP is a fit for anything that has any association with the word punk.
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jawbreaker were pretty punk until the signed to geffen.

ts, name some bands. alot of people say punk and mean pop-punk or emo or whatever. but whether its 80s hardcore, oldschool emo, post-hardcore, pop-punk, post 3rd wave neo emocore grind whatever, a Les Paul is pretty much universally THE go-to guitar.


So I guess a Les Paul is used in bands like Swing Kids, Portraits of the Past and the modern Circle Takes the Square, City of Caterpillar stuff? And how about the orgpunx stuff like Larry Arms and Hot Water Music?
#11
well.. the Pistols used Les Pauls. Fenders were largely used as well. i use all three of my guitars for punk. honestly as long as it sounds, ya know, decent. it'll come out fine.
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#12
What kind of punk will you be playing? What's your price range? What amp do you have? etc...

An HSS Strat would fit pretty much any sub-genre of punk though.
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What kind of punk will you be playing? What's your price range? What amp do you have? etc...

An HSS Strat would fit pretty much any sub-genre of punk though.

you dont even need the humbucker dude. seriously. part of the beauty of punk is that theres no expertise put into the tone, or even the equipment (generally speaking..). single coils would work just fine. honestly it just depends on whether he wants a slightly twangy tone, or a more crunchy, tight tone.
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you dont even need the humbucker dude. seriously. part of the beauty of punk is that theres no expertise put into the tone, or even the equipment (generally speaking..).

That doesn't mean your tone has to suck.
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That doesn't mean your tone has to suck.

ah.. you have a point there.
maybe i failed.. im sad now. anyways, i think its not as important to a punk as it would be to say, a metal elistist, or a jazz fan. perhaps we should quit bickering and just help the guy?
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#16
my electric (which is pretty ****ty!) does good punk...
i think any guitar can do a punkish sound
all you really need to do is fiddle with the tuning and your amp settings/ effects peddles...
works for me
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So I guess a Les Paul is used in bands like Swing Kids, Portraits of the Past and the modern Circle Takes the Square, City of Caterpillar stuff? And how about the orgpunx stuff like Larry Arms and Hot Water Music?


one of the guys in portraits played an sg, i dont know what the other guy played but theres a pic here: http://www.portraitsofpast.com/images/Goletashow.jpg. probably my favourite band ever. it looks like they're bassist played a rick? that's new to me.

ctts didn't used to play les pauls, but they played some basement show in jersey and the humidity messed up their pups. i saw them the day after and it looked like their lead guy had an ltd guitar, i dont remember what drew had but i saw them 2 months later after they got new gear and they had LPs. they also didn't sound anywhere nearly as good as they did before.

don't know what swing kids played, but from this pick it kind of looks like like LPs: http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/c/c8/220px-Swingkids.jpg

city of caterpiller: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPx5HkCZDzY
is he playing a danelectro? can't tell what the guy with his back to the camera is playing. maybe a strat or a white sg?


lawrence arms plays with a tele it looks like, and acoustics. some of the pics i googled looked like they have sg's.

hot water music plays LPs.

will killingsworth plays an sg. that guy has the coolest last name ever.
#18
if you got enough money get a Gibson Billie Joe Armstrong Signature Les Paul Junior they give an awesome punk rock grunge sound i got one its amazing
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#20
WHy don't you guys just help him out. Hey man, whats your budget?

Gibson les paul is great for punk, believe it or not heavy metal guitars are good for punk, under the bridge pickup. I love single coil strats for punk also, but many may not like that.
#21
Look for any guitar that catches your eye with a humbucker in the bridge. If it plays well, then buy it!
#22
Punk music makes me think of England which makes me think of Vox amps.
#23
anything w/ humbucker whatever body style you like but you want humcbukers in it.
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anything w/ humbucker whatever body style you like but you want humcbukers in it.

No, you want humbuckers in it.
#25
The Hello Kitty strat and stick stickers all over it now thats punk...

Seriously though, try out a few guitars and see what you like the best, that's your best bet.
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#26
I hate when someone posts a thread with no information (price range/amp/sound he wants) and then never comes back.
#27
Theres a local punk band called A New Start, the guitarist plays a Hello Kitty Squire strat with a Seymour Duncan Invader through a JCM 2000.
They actually sounded pretty good.
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#28
punk bands have used LPs, strats, telecasters, ibanezes, u should just go to guitar center and try out some guitars and see what you like and what would work for the punk you play
#29
Personally your Kramer would be great the guitarist in my hardcore punk plays one and it sounds great for our music very aggresive
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Epiphone LP would be perfect. There ya go.

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