Jump to content

Looking to buy a versatile guitar.


the_morbidus
 Share

Recommended Posts

I have 3 guitars, a 96 MIM strat (my first guitar) , a 2013 or 14 LTD SSH mh-103 I think (2nd guitar), and my favourite the MIK epiphone les paul black beauty with 3 pickups.

Les paul is my favourite because it looks so gorgeus, and because I'm lazy to get up and grab another guitar with a different tune to play other songs that are not E standard and so I just tune my les paul.

I want to buy a new or used guitar that I can change tunes for different songs without worrying about if I remember where my alen key is. Try different thickness of strings and not have to add extra springs for the tremolo, or remove them, or mess with the screws. But I still want to have a wammy bar for small vibratos.

I was thinking about anything with a bigsby. 
An epiphone ES-355? I like the Casino, ES-335, ES-355, Lucille look, but what I read is that the Casino being hollow, the neck is further in for extra strength and so the access to higher frets is harder, and also lots of feedback.

Opinions?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If you like the ES-355 body, I'd check out the Epi Riviera P93. They go on sale during the holidays and you get the bonus of having the bigsby tremelo. I have one that is about 5 years old and it is still rocking. Great feel and has a nice sound with the great hollow body resonance. The P90s are going to be a little more noisy than the ES335 humbuckers, but they can produce some nice crunch. I had kept mine put away in the case until recently and have really enjoyed it since I picked it back up. Have not made any modifications to mine other than replacing the volume/tone knobs and removing the pick guard.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Get a Digitech Drop Pedal!!!!  You can literally set your guitar up in whatever tune that you like!  Say for instance you like the way E standard feels, whenever a new song comes up that's say in Drop C all you do is tap on your drop pedal and it automatically changes the tune of your guitar to Drop C, without you having to physically tune the guitar!!  It's worth it!  Youtube it!

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Get a Digitech Drop Pedal!!!!  You can literally set your guitar up in whatever tune that you like!  Say for instance you like the way E standard feels, whenever a new song comes up that's say in Drop C all you do is tap on your drop pedal and it automatically changes the tune of your guitar to Drop C, without you having to physically tune the guitar!!  It's worth it!  Youtube it!

It will downtune by 1/2 steps and drop an octave. It can go from E standard to E flat with one click. It can go from Drop D to Drop C. But it will not do Drop D if you are tuned standard. It drops all frequencies consistently, but can't drop a single string. 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I went to the local music store, while looking at guitars, I saw the Yamaha revstars, looked pretty cool. Got home and while looking for reviews on youtube, I stumbled across a couple of channesl called Rob Champman / Andertons Music Co , very funny duo that review guitars/gear and do challenges. People have described them as the Top gear of the guitar world. Anyways, they had a nice review on revstars and I really liked the Yamaha RS720B Japanese Denim.

I like my LP but when it comes to reaching the higher frets, it's a bit of a pain, I find the Strat more comfortable. I think I'll head down to the store and get a feel for one, see how I like it.

Btw thank you for the advice for the Digitech Drop Pedal, that is brilliant!! Only thing that sucks is the price difference, Amazon US is 160 USD for the compact version, here at the store is 275 CND, and the canadian Amazon has it for 220 CND. I think amazon it is.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This thread is quite old. Please consider starting a new thread rather than reviving this one.

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Guidelines. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. - Privacy Policy