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#1 2012-10-30 04:04:41

HungerGames111
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Brand of Electric Guitar

What do you think is the best brand of an electric guitar?


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#2 2012-10-30 06:10:10

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Re: Brand of Electric Guitar

The one I'm playing right now.


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#3 2012-10-30 09:13:43

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Re: Brand of Electric Guitar

Fender Stratocaster. Just an all around good utility guitar. Affordable, built like a tank and can do pretty much whatever you need it for (Rock, country< blues etc). I think of it as the Ford Pickup of guitars


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#4 2012-10-30 15:53:07

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Re: Brand of Electric Guitar

Had one most of my life the stratocaster is the best but I still regret selling my Gibson Les Paul sad


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#5 2012-10-30 21:46:05

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Re: Brand of Electric Guitar

Russell_Harding wrote:

Had one most of my life the stratocaster is the best but I still regret selling my Gibson Les Paul sad

I adree on the stratocaster,and I also sold my les paul some years ago and I miss it alot also.


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#6 2012-10-30 23:10:28

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Re: Brand of Electric Guitar

dino48 wrote:

Russell_Harding wrote:

Had one most of my life the stratocaster is the best but I still regret selling my Gibson Les Paul sad

I adree on the stratocaster,and I also sold my les paul some years ago and I miss it alot also.

Call it reverse snobbery. I have played Les Pauls and dont really care for them. Mainly because they weigh a ton (figuratively).


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#7 2012-10-31 02:04:41

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Re: Brand of Electric Guitar

joeyjoeyjoey wrote:

dino48 wrote:

Russell_Harding wrote:

Had one most of my life the stratocaster is the best but I still regret selling my Gibson Les Paul sad

I adree on the stratocaster,and I also sold my les paul some years ago and I miss it alot also.

Call it reverse snobbery. I have played Les Pauls and dont really care for them. Mainly because they weigh a ton (figuratively).

jjj that was the major factor in selling it for me,it hurt too stand when you wanted too because of the weght,the other was I needed the money for my family.


my papy said son your going too drive me too drinking if you dont stop driving that   Hot  Rod  Lincoln!! Cmdr cody and his lost planet airman.

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#8 2012-10-31 02:18:51

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Yea my motivation was rent and a few bills funny how that works.


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#9 2012-10-31 06:45:45

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Re: Brand of Electric Guitar

While those who prefer one over another (and it seems Strats are the choice here) may be right the best answer is not the best brand but what works best for you? If you prefer Death Metal I would not recommend a Strat unless you are prepared to replace the three single coils with two active humbuckers or buy a modeling amp that gives you any sound you want despite the guitar.

Those who prefer Strats are right, jsut as thoswe who prefer Les Pauls are right. Yet there are those out there, (me and others) who cannnot afford either so our best is something that is less expensive.

I know it sounds wishy-washy but you can take ten guitarists and get ten answers.

The best electric out there is the one that you find fits you best despite the maker or the price.

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#10 2012-10-31 06:56:23

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Re: Brand of Electric Guitar

bunbun wrote:

The best electric out there is the one that you find fits you best despite the maker or the price.

Or as I like to say, the one I'm playing right now.


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#11 2012-10-31 09:57:51

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I like no, Love my EPI SG, it plays everything, from blues to country to death,,,, I also like the Dean Flying V with a hot rail pick up --- ITS HEAVY ALL THE WAY! and I like a strat, rightly equipped it does 80s metal pretty righteous,, but I would agree that a humbucker in the bridge and the selector on 2nd position is killer lol


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#12 2012-10-31 16:35:30

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Re: Brand of Electric Guitar

strats are like fords....you get good uns, and you get not so good uns. i like my telecaster, i haven't played my strat since i bought it.

gibsons i find have flat wide necks which my hands (or my wallet) dont seem to like very much!

guitars are in the eye of the beholder, you can play (or buy) any lump of wood, and if you dont know any better, it's the best thing in the world, till you find your soul mate (as i have) the only thing i miss is the body shaping of the strat...when you get a belly like me, it comes in very handy when you've lost where you were.


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#13 2012-10-31 19:37:38

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Re: Brand of Electric Guitar

I'm with Phil on this, I've got both but hardly ever play my Strat, my Telecaster is my go to elctric guitar.

Funnily enough I too had a Les Paul that I sold, bought on a whim and I couldn't get on with the neck.

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#14 2012-11-06 22:51:01

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Re: Brand of Electric Guitar

That's a very open ended question...sorta like "what's the best car to drive?". A lot depends on the type of music you play and the sounds you expect to get out of your guitar. Then a lot is simply personal preference. What sounds good, easy to play, suits your style of music, and looks right. Historically, a Fender Stratocaster or Gibson Les Paul can do just about anything...most others are some sort of variation of these. The Stratocaster is an "improvement" design over the Fender Telecaster, but almost all of the real players have a Telecaster or two in their collection. I collect and currently have several of each...I like classic rock, gospel, country, contemporary christian, and just about everything in between and yet I find my favorite guitar is an old Telecaster. I guess what I'm saying is find what works best for you and that would be your best guitar.


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#15 2012-11-28 16:42:19

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Re: Brand of Electric Guitar

My gibson sg with seymour duncan hot rodded pickups and coil splits....pushed through my ac30 I cant complain...so tasty


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#16 2012-11-28 16:52:50

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Re: Brand of Electric Guitar

I have a Les Paul and yes it weights a ton and haver a SG which is light and a tele each have there own sounds so I can play a varity of songs you also need your effects pedals to get your sound too!

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#17 2012-11-28 21:11:02

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Tele  with  humbuckers  great  tone  and  stays  in  tune   unlike  my  strat   which has  had  whammy  bar  problems  since  day  one .I  also like  my   Vintage VS 535  semi  with   wilkinson pickups  ,very  easy  to  play  and a  great    tone .Hated  the  les paul I  had   it  was  far  too  heavy  for  long  sets ,we  tend  to  do  about  3hrs  over  here  in Crete  (the  bazouki guys  do  4  or  5 sometimes)

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#18 2012-12-10 00:01:22

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Re: Brand of Electric Guitar

Gibson LP Standard is my weapon of choice for most gigs but always have my 84 Strat with Texas Special pickups handy for when I bust a string. Alternatively my SG makes a great alternative when my spine cannot handle the weight of the LP.


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#19 2013-01-28 16:10:50

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Re: Brand of Electric Guitar

Some people like Gibson Les Pauls, SGs, Dots, and EX-335s.
I personally like the SGs over the Les Pauls and I personally think Les Pauls sucks and are to heavy of a guitar. But other musicians would be like what the hell man or Think I am nuts.

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#20 2013-01-28 23:57:47

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Re: Brand of Electric Guitar

Fortunately, the field has broadened a bit in recent years. At one time, a person bought Gibson / clones if they wanted the humbucking sound, or Fender / clones if they liked the single coil sound. A number of manufacturers are now making very good instruments with coil-tapping pickups, so one can get the best of both worlds in one guitar. This feature isn't quite as good as either of the purebred HB's or SC, but they are still quite good.

It's also worth noting that some of the off-shore clones have gotten quite good, with Squier (Fender) and Epiphone (Gibson) being very reasonable and affordable facsimiles of the parent company.  My EP Les Paul Custom Pro has their new ProBucker pickups w/ coil tapping, and I really like them ... a lot hotter and not nearly as muddy as their previous humbuckers. Other serious contenders like PRS and Ibanez are also building high-quality and innovative instruments.

It all comes down to a person's sound preference, and more importantly the feel (ergonomics) of the instrument in your hands.


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ELECTRICS:  EP Les Paul Custom Pro & Stetsbar Pro II trem / Cort GB34A bass
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#21 2013-01-29 04:52:13

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Re: Brand of Electric Guitar

Tenement Funster wrote:

Fortunately, the field has broadened a bit in recent years. At one time, a person bought Gibson / clones if they wanted the humbucking sound, or Fender / clones if they liked the single coil sound. A number of manufacturers are now making very good instruments with coil-tapping pickups, so one can get the best of both worlds in one guitar. This feature isn't quite as good as either of the purebred HB's or SC, but they are still quite good.

It's also worth noting that some of the off-shore clones have gotten quite good, with Squier (Fender) and Epiphone (Gibson) being very reasonable and affordable facsimiles of the parent company.  My EP Les Paul Custom Pro has their new ProBucker pickups w/ coil tapping, and I really like them ... a lot hotter and not nearly as muddy as their previous humbuckers. Other serious contenders like PRS and Ibanez are also building high-quality and innovative instruments.

It all comes down to a person's sound preference, and more importantly the feel (ergonomics) of the instrument in your hands.

The day I bought my Kramer Striker, I looked at it, and said it feels as good as it looks, its sold.  it just "fit", and it sounded great! HsH w/ 5 way and coil tap and in and out of phase switching.  yep it came home with me that day.

wish I still had it!


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#22 2013-01-29 13:02:29

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My grandson had a Squier Strat that was a fine all-around electric. It would have served well but I had my 1961 Gibson 330 that had a better sound so I let him sell his Strat.


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#23 2013-01-30 02:12:04

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Re: Brand of Electric Guitar

Well put, Beamer ... if it fits, it fits.

I noticed that Ibanez is also using a lot of that H-S-H pickup configuration on their S-Series guitars, with the 5-way switch you describe. I'll bet it gives you a whole range of sounds without touching your amp or a pedals. The Kramer Striker is a cool looking axe, and they appear to be excellent value for the money.


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ELECTRICS:  EP Les Paul Custom Pro & Stetsbar Pro II trem / Cort GB34A bass
AMPS:  Peavey ValveKing 212 / Fender Rumble 150
EFFECTS: Boss ME-80 Multi-effects / Morley Wah-Dist-Vol combo pedal

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#24 2013-01-30 06:37:06

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Tenement Funster wrote:

Well put, Beamer ... if it fits, it fits.

I noticed that Ibanez is also using a lot of that H-S-H pickup configuration on their S-Series guitars, with the 5-way switch you describe. I'll bet it gives you a whole range of sounds without touching your amp or a pedals. The Kramer Striker is a cool looking axe, and they appear to be excellent value for the money.

I had the 600  here is an old pic of it if you can see it, otherwise if you FB then you can friend me and have a look. Oh an I was mistaken it was a H S S. w/ the togel switches. you could do a lot with that configuration sound wise. but man I saw the white guitar and the profile. I fell in love. I just pointed and said that one.
I like the slant on the humbucker also,, just looked sexy.
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= … mp;theater

this model is hard to find nowdays,, and they are not that low priced when you do.  Have seen a few being asked for in the 600 range.  thats a bout what it was new with huge case!

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Mal - Jayne, your mouth is talking. You might wanna look to that
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#25 2013-01-30 08:26:48

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Re: Brand of Electric Guitar

The best electric guitar of my choice is Gibson Les Paul,Very nice to play and the sound rivals the supreme.Worth the money for such a great range of tones. I recommend it.

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