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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Each Guitar for a different genre?????

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I am amazed how many people associate a particular guitar with different types of music.  I have three main electric guitars, and each invokes different feelings from musician friends when I bring them out.  I really love playing my Fender Strat, but get statements that it's too "Shrill" from some friends who play Gibson guitars with humbuckers.  I get out my ES-330 and they go "oh" and "Ah" not knowing that the pickups in the ES-330 are single coil, similar to the ones in the Strat.......Then those that play country, couldn't give a hoot until they see my Telecaster........."The only true country guitar" in their opinion.  This is just absolutely crazy............Each guitar played properly would sound great in any genre.  Peoples' perception is crazy sometimes..........
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foraday wrote on Mar 9th, 2010 7:55pm

Although I agree with you for the most part, I never find that my strat ever sounds quite as good for jazz chords. I think noise and sound are pretty important things to consider when making and playing music, otherwise concert halls wouldn't design for the purpose of acoustics.

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dandhjohna wrote on Mar 9th, 2010 9:32pm

I'm not sayin that each guitar doesn't produce it's own sound. My ES-330 definitly has a distinctive sound different from a solid body guitar. I've had trouble getting my telecaster to sound like I would like, until I took it and played live with it, then it just sang. I have more luck with my Strat in this regard. Gibson guitars with humbuckers sound different than Fenders with single coils, partly why I got a fat Strat with the humbucker at the bridge so I can get a nice fat sound when I need it. I find myself using that pickup more than the others. Our sound man at our church was complaining that I was using it too much as he was having trouble with the low response the guitar was putting out. He couldn't boost the signal as easily as he could when I used the other pickups on the guitar.

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