#1
i really want a single pickup guitar but i don t want to spend over $800
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#3
Then you shouldn't have a problem - most guitars equipped with a single pickup are priced under $800.

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#4
i play mostly metal and hardish stuff
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i play mostly metal and hardish stuff


perhaps not a tele then, hmm thats a tough on now that i consider it, i shall edit this soon
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#6
Why do you want a single pickup guitar specifically?
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#7
i only use one anyway and thats just the sound i like
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#9
Avril lavigne tele xD maybe look into a charvel like mentioned above or some 80's kramer (hard to find) or those bc riches (gunslingers?)
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#10
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i only use one anyway and thats just the sound i like


Well why not just get a decent guitar with two pickups and only use the one?
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#11
^ That's what I would say as most single pickup guitars that have a humbucker are crap, so if you're into metal get a two pickup one instead. But if you are desparate for a single pickup one, you should get something like a Gibson Les Paul Jr.
#12
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i only use one anyway and thats just the sound i like

Just buy a two pickup guitar and don't use the neck pickup, it's not like it'll sound any different. That way when (not if, when) your tastes change you've still got that option. There's not really any money to be saved by specifically going for a single pickup guitar, on the contrary several of the single humbucker guitars are overpriced sig models.
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#13
a les paul jr has 1
some teles have 1
and that alexi esp has 1
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#14
Gretsch have a les paul style guitar with one pickup priced cheap, squier have many (hello kitty, avril etc), Ibanez have an RG with the Edge pro trem and one pickup (SD full shred), Charvel, Alexi ESP.

Look around there are loads, I'd go with a Charvel or the Ibanez though.
#15
alrighty then thank you very much guys
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#16
You can get any guitar and just use some scissors and cut the strings and then they will all sound about the same.
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#17
a bc rich warlock exotic seires? or something like that. it has one bridge hum and a natural finish
#18
The resonance and sustain of a one-pickup guitar is supposedly better than one with multiple pickups, and it makes sense, what with less wood being cut out of it and such.

Um, let's see....

-PRS SE One
-Fender Esquire reissue, modified with a Hot Rails pickup

Those are the ones that immediately come to mind, the modified Esquire being the better idea for the music you play.
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#19
Also, what anyone has failed to mention, is that when only ONE pickup is wired through all the electronics, that pickup shines. As in, if you play a guitar with only a EMG 81, crank the volume, you'll get MORE gain than with another pickup. Lower it, and you'll get MUCH better cleans than when there is another pickup installed.

I'm sorry, I really hate it when people say "Why get one pickup, two will sound just the same!". No, they won't.

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TC, I think your best bet for a one pup guitar will probably be an older Chavel or Kramer. Otherwise, save up for an Alexi sig or Jackson RR24.
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Esquires have 1, not Telecasters.
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Also, what anyone has failed to mention, is that when only ONE pickup is wired through all the electronics, that pickup shines. As in, if you play a guitar with only a EMG 81, crank the volume, you'll get MORE gain than with another pickup. Lower it, and you'll get MUCH better cleans than when there is another pickup installed.

I'm sorry, I really hate it when people say "Why get one pickup, two will sound just the same!". No, they won't.

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TC, I think your best bet for a one pup guitar will probably be an older Chavel or Kramer. Otherwise, save up for an Alexi sig or Jackson RR24.

It'll sound the same.
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#23
Get a strat with a single pickup pickguard. HELLO KITTY pickguard should be perfect
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#24
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It'll sound the same.


Genuinely depends. An Esquire doesn't sound the same because of the way they wire the pickup selector. They add resitors to it, I think, so that with one setting you get direct and the other two are altered, adding or removing bass or something. I only read about it once mind.

I too like the simplicity of single pickup guitars. The coolest one in my opinion is the Gibson SG Junior with the P90. So sexy.
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Genuinely depends. An Esquire doesn't sound the same because of the way they wire the pickup selector. They add resitors to it, I think, so that with one setting you get direct and the other two are altered, adding or removing bass or something. I only read about it once mind.

I too like the simplicity of single pickup guitars. The coolest one in my opinion is the Gibson SG Junior with the P90. So sexy.


But that's one pickup with all kinds of options, if you just have one pickup and wire it the same as you would two pickups it should sound exactly the same.
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#26
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But that's one pickup with all kinds of options, if you just have one pickup and wire it the same as you would two pickups it should sound exactly the same.


Yeah, but that's what I'm saying. An Esquire will sound different to a Telecaster even with the same bridge pickup. You can give yourself new tonal options

I know that it probably won't really be noticeable, but you should also get more sustain as you haven't got a second pickup damping the string vibration. I know it'll be a small effect, but having only one pickup should equal more sustain. I guess this is nitpicking though haha.
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