You have to play jazz, blues, rock, and metal....with one guitar. Choose wisely.

Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by Deadpool_25, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. BornToLooze

    BornToLooze SS.org Regular

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    I'd go for a Strat with Lace Sensors like my dad has. I'm not sure which ones they are, but he uses it for country and I've used it for metal and it did both great.
     
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    JEM 7V will do all of this. Also country. Ask me how do I know ;) The looks might be a bit too much for jazz though :)
     
  3. Deadpool_25

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    @mdeeRocks Yeah so you say. But how would you know?? :)
     
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    Suhr Modern Pro....if only I could afford one.
     
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    Choop n______n

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    Probably my Gibson SG Standard--that guitar is just so versatile.
     
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    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire Contributor

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    Completely and utterly off topic, but hawt daymn <3
     
  8. Spicypickles

    Spicypickles 8 string Warrior

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    Whatever guitar I wanted, probably a PRS swamp ash special, but out of my current stable I would probably use my Chapman ML7T.

    The coil tap on it does some pretty convincing single coil tones.
     
  9. CapinCripes

    CapinCripes Trem Snob

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    Rg 550, its a superstrat which isn't too out there in terms of shape and I mean john mayer played a bright pink jackson soloist and nobody batted an eyelash. It has a super versitile pickup layout, especially if you add coil taps. Its a workhorse.
     
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    Randy ROOMFORYOUROOMFORYOUROOMFORYOU Super Moderator

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    Mathemagician SS.org Regular

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    Have we already said Charvel Pro-Mod with a tone zone/air norton? Because that would convincingly cover all the bases.
     
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    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    I did exactly that with my first real guitar, an Ibanez HSH RG, for the first 8-9 years of my musical life. Namely because I couldn't afford a spare at the time, :lol: thus forcing myself to really milk out as many sounds with just the guitar: all it's pickup position options the volume dynamics and the tone knob. It helped a lot more when I modded it with Dimarzios.

    Then I realized it's more fun having more guitars for different genres. :lol: But I still use that RG for whatever. It's been on almost all recordings I've been involved in.

    Nowadays I have more HSH RGs in the stable. So should I reach that kind of situation again I'd reach for one of those (namely the same aforementioned RG) or one of the new HSS AZ models (because I do want one for my session work).
     
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    My Ibanez Saber with the HSH config seems to be the most versatile guitar that I own and would totally get the job done, but it's downfall for me is the tremolo. So I'd have to say those new Charvel DK24's with a hardtail bridge are where it's at, which I'm convinced will be my next guitar for the very purpose of having a guitar that does it all.
     
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    Les Paul Custom. Easy.
     
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    A Fender John 5 Artist. Not the triple humbucker model, but the HS one. That thing can do everything from high gain metal to finger picking country licks. And this is coming from an Ibanez fanboy haha!
     
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    groverj3 Biologist/Guitarist

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    You know, if I was to say a serious answer to this, maybe one of the new Charvel DK24s.

    http://www.charvel.com/guitars/pro-mod_dk24/

    24 frets are a must for me, always. These have a strat head, so you can get away with playing it with people who hate pointies. Fret access is better than a strat.

    Something like a Suhr modern would probably also fit the bill, but is astronomically more expensive.
     
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    Zalbu More time than skill

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    Any HSH guitar, it's by far the most versatile combination in my opinion, unless you go nuts with coil splitting and coil tapping and things like that. I already have that with my RG Prestige, but the Edge Zero trem gives me too much hassle when it comes to changing tunings and restringing the guitar with how little I use it, so I'd go with a Suhr Modern Pro with a Gotoh 510 or a hardtail.
     
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    Church2224 Guitar Whore

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    My Schecter USA Sunset Custom-II. Also Ibanez JEMs I have found to work well.

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    jephjacques BUTTS LOL

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    (not trolling, it's the one instrument that can excel at all of those genres imo)
     
  20. HeavyMetal4Ever

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    Any decent superstrat with a good pickup loadout should cover all those bases. As others have said, a Charvel pro mod or a DK24 would get all those jobs done.

    If someone else is paying i'd go for one of those Guthrie Govan models, or maybe a Di Martini.
     

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