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NEW ELECTRIC

Postby markw » Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:35 pm

I am in the market for a new electric. I am reluctant to get a telcaster as James in the band already is the king of twang. I am going to be playing a bit of lead and electric rhythm - any suggestions?
We have a telecaster, a pedal steel what would sit nicely in there?
I have been looking at Strats, SGs, Les Paul jnrs etc....
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Postby The Saint » Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:04 pm

Well you can never have too many guitars so just keep collecting more...

I had a strat for many years before realising that teles were infinitely better for both rhythm and lead work. Stratocaster tones are just not "nice" IMO.

I also have an Epiphone Les Paul (£350) - a brilliant guitar that is definitely suited to everything from clean rhythm to more distorted sounds.

I tried a 335 and couldn't get a tone that I liked; also Ibanez Artcores, which is a shame because they look so nice.

I played a range of teles recently and concluded that the classic vibe 50s model (£249) was the one I'd buy if I was in the market.

A friend with a PRS told me that he was disappointed with his - it has P90 pickups and sounds good at home, but gets lost in the mix when gigging.
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Postby The Saint » Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:40 pm

And another thing: the "Vintage Advance" guitars have a neat feature whereby humbuckers can be set anywhere from full humbucking to single coil, by turning a knob.

http://www.jhs.co.uk/vintageadvance.html

I've tried these and have been impressed by the build quality, sounds and prices.
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Postby tim73 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:49 pm

Your budget & style of playing would be helpful here. Two teles go together tonally better than 2 Strats seem to btw. If you are looking for a non tele I'd go for an electro acoustic like an Epiphone Casino or a Gibson E335. Sounds great with a tele
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Postby GuitarDunc » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:06 am

Hi Mark,

What are you comfy playing? Best advice I can offer is to go to a good guitar store (PMT in Salford or similar) and sit and try as many guitars as you can and see what takes your fancy. I don’t think it matters if there's already a tele or strat in the band because you can use different tones...that’s why they gave us multiple pickups to use :lol: You might prefer the light semi hollow body of a 335 or the 1/2 ton of a Les Paul :D
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Re: NEW ELECTRIC

Postby John Stannard » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:01 pm

markw wrote:I am reluctant to get a telcaster ...........


Wow !!, never heard that said before ! :wink:

Good job no one told Buck & Don (or Merle and Roy come to think of it).

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Postby markw » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:18 pm

I know, but my style of guitar playing is less chickin pickin and twangy than James's. I haven't ruled out getting a tele - but to be honest, I want to try something different.
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Postby John Stannard » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:35 pm

I kinda fancy one of Gibsons rebuilt Melody Makers, they are cheap (for Gibson) but play and feel great, they can be wiry and clangy or fatter with that P90 in it.

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Along those lines how about a Les Paul Jr ?, I think Epiphone do one.
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Postby markw » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:45 pm

now we're talkin! I was having a good look at some LP Jnrs, I also like the look of the new Japanese Gretches.
I fancy something a little quirky looking but that has a very poky sound.
cheers for your advice john and everyone else.
i will let you know what I get!
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Postby The Saint » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:49 pm

markw wrote:...I fancy something a little quirky looking but that has a very poky sound...


Hi Mark. What about one of these...

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Postby WoodyNelson » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:51 pm

I have a 1963 Strat for sale in mint condition
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Postby John Stannard » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:57 pm

Is there a jigsaw missing a part somewhere ? :wink:

Good luck on the search mark, not easy to find these days but if you come across the 1970's Ovation solid bdies they are a lot better than you might think by looking.

They are dismissed by snobs I know but they actually do have some useable sounds in 'em. Only my opinions of course.

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Postby The Saint » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:14 pm

John Stannard wrote:Is there a jigsaw missing a part somewhere ? :wink:


We I do think my son might be the missing link sometimes John. He had a bargain there - £180 from ebay and it's excellent.

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...and then when I looked again, it was there! Oh well.
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Re: NEW ELECTRIC

Postby southbound » Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:24 pm

Why not a tele with twin humbuckers they market it as a big block . Lovely sound and can be brought up to be a bit twangy, just right for harmony to the lead . If you not got the money for a usa then Squire do a reasonable version for about 280 squid depending on the retailer.
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Re: NEW ELECTRIC

Postby Larry » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:08 pm

Not thought of a nice accoustic-electric? Takamine or something in a smaller body size - Then Use Nashville Tuning on it...
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