Seymour Duncan Dave Mustaine Livewires sound perfect for me. They have the power and clarity of an active pickup, with the natural organic tone of a passive pickup. Also, the clean sounds are amazing with the neck pickup.
If you get a pickup change, it can definately do Metal, and I personally love te necks on those guitars. The only disadvantage would be only having 21 frets, but if you can make due with that, then I totally recommend it.
I'd have to agree. Jeff Beck leaves everybody else dead in the water as far as I'm concerned, at least in terms of originality. He's the guitarists guitarist.
But Buckethead really makes me question what is physically possible to do on the guitar. I mean, he does some insane stuff on the guitar
I agree. Buckethead is Jesus Christ, and in 2012, he will reveal his face and the rapture will begin. And to all the evildoers that don't go to heaven, he will play guitar so fast that their heads will blow up. Well, that's my guess.
Whenever I see a Jeff Beck performance, he rwminds me how much better he is than most of the young guitatists nowadays, and he doesn't even use a pick. Also, I think it's awesome how he got technically better over time and evolving as a guitarist, rather than staying stuck in the same place like a lot of other classic rock guitarist.
I recommend the Ultra-II, as it is geared more towards performance. In that sense, it has a thinner neck than the custom, and it is satin finished, it has the rib cage contour, and that piezo pickup can end up being really useful. Also, the quilt top on the Ultra is amazing, and the custom only comes in black and white. Well, that's just my opinion. Try playing both, and see what you like.
I'm 16, and I have 3 out of 5 people for a band (2 guitarists and a singer). It is so hard to find a GOOD metal drummer. Also, it's amazing how many more people play guitar than any other instrument, especially bass.
Well with Fender, they raised the prices like a year ago, and probably saw a loss in sales because of that. Since then, they have put their prices back down. Well, most of them (Looking at you, Jim Root Tele)...
It's a pretty mid-level, i'm not sure about the cost, but i'd say anywhere between $6-800 new. It dosen't have any "Special" reputation that I know of. If the floyd stinks, you could always replace it with an OFR.
I happen to like the pre relic'd guitars. Not for the look, but the feel of them. The road worn 50's strat feels alot better than a pristine one to me. And ive played the Malmsteen pre aged strat a few imes before, and it is the best guitar I've EVER played by FAR. It practically plays itself.