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05/02/2004 2:09 am
Right about now im looking at several guitars. I l;ike to play randy rhoads stuff, because it is challenging. But i also love the sound and feel of hendrix and clapton and guys like them. Im looking at an ibanez rg (the one with the flame top) a telecaster or a randy rhoads rr-3. my concern with the rr-3 is that i wont be able to use it for clean stuff and rock like hendrix stuff. i need guitar recomendations concerning tone playability and feel for a guitarist that likes to play everything from metal to pink floyd to hendrix to everything else you can thin of thats any form of rock.
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05/02/2004 2:32 am
Try a good SG. Clapton used one for a while, it does just fine for just about any classic rock, and metal isn't the most precise art form so I'm sure it does fine in that field as well.

Out of the options you listed telecaster.
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05/02/2004 5:35 am
Also, besides the SG, you can try out the Fender Stratocaster. It maybe more centered around more classic rock, but with the right amplification, you can make yourself another Rhoads :cool:

And I have a strat, and I range from Metallica all the way to stuff like BB King
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05/02/2004 11:49 am
if ya gonna play metal kind of songs with solos i wouldnt go for the tele despite a really nice sound and playability its generally recognised as a rythm guitar. and it lacks the right kind of pickups to be able to really knock out the true classic rock sound. i went from a tele to a Les Paul an ya can really feel an hear the difference that the hum buckers give it, just play a tele for a bit then move to sometin with hubuckers an you'll hear the difference. for the versaitility which you seem to be going for i would suggest an SG good alround sound both clean and distorted.
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05/02/2004 10:52 pm
Pickups can be changed. The last guitarist for Marilyn Manson used a tele.
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05/03/2004 12:57 am
Jimi Hendrix used a strat almost all the time. The other guitar I think was a les paul double cut... I could be wrong, I can't get a good picture of him.
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05/04/2004 9:41 pm
LP's and SG's are good, but just like i told Jake2k, im all for Epiphone LP Custom

great sound (rhythm and lead), great feel (perhaps a bit heavy, but thats from playing a superlight Ibanez for years), and good versatility. I think they run about $600. the only difference between those and a gibson would be slightly weaker pickups, but if you're obsessed about it then you can change them.
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05/05/2004 12:42 am
it would actually be cheaper to buy a Gibson LP Special. It would cost less to buy that guitar than get the Epi LP custom and change out the pickups. The gibson is also crafted better.
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05/05/2004 3:02 am
Check out Carvin.

Great guitars at great prices.

If anything, I'd definitely stay away from the RG's if I were you.
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05/05/2004 3:44 am
Originally Posted by: SPLCheck out Carvin.

Great guitars at great prices.

If anything, I'd definitely stay away from the RG's if I were you.


What's wrong with RG's?

I have a 570 and I love it. Great neck, very slim and fast, not a heavy guitar, and all around great playability.
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05/05/2004 2:25 pm
Originally Posted by: Pantallica1What's wrong with RG's?

I have a 570 and I love it. Great neck, very slim and fast, not a heavy guitar, and all around great playability.
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There's nothing wrong with RG's, or Ibanez in general, I played their guitars for almost ten years,... TILL I discovered Carvin. I just think most Ibanez guitars are horribly overpriced, that is all.
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05/06/2004 2:09 am
it would actually be cheaper to buy a Gibson LP Special. It would cost less to buy that guitar than get the Epi LP custom and change out the pickups. The gibson is also crafted better.


i dont know, i've always been a little wary of anything Gibson under about $1000 (new).
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05/07/2004 11:18 pm
Originally Posted by: SPLThere's nothing wrong with RG's, or Ibanez in general, I played their guitars for almost ten years,... TILL I discovered Carvin. I just think most Ibanez guitars are horribly overpriced, that is all.


I thought that Ibanez's were really cheap.... oh well....

and slim? go play an S series Ibanez, those are really really slim :P
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05/07/2004 11:35 pm
Originally Posted by: MasterChiefI thought that Ibanez's were really cheap.... oh well....


Depends on where you live I guess.
All I know is that I paid the same price for my Ibanez RG7321 and my Carvin DC727(including a hard shell case), but they are in totally different leagues when it comes to tone, construction and quality.
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05/24/2004 2:27 am
I would recommend the Burns Brian May. It does a great job as a les paul and has some usable strat tones too.
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