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Your Favorite Brand of Guitar?

Discussion in 'Musicians Discussion' started by xenophobe, Oct 15, 2002.

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What is your favorite BRAND?

  1. Jackson Charvel

    144 vote(s)
    23.0%
  2. BC Rich

    53 vote(s)
    8.5%
  3. Carvin

    4 vote(s)
    0.6%
  4. Fender

    27 vote(s)
    4.3%
  5. Gibson Epiphone

    64 vote(s)
    10.2%
  6. Ibanez

    122 vote(s)
    19.5%
  7. ESP LTD

    87 vote(s)
    13.9%
  8. Washburn

    12 vote(s)
    1.9%
  9. Carvin

    5 vote(s)
    0.8%
  10. Kramer

    8 vote(s)
    1.3%
  11. McNaught

    1 vote(s)
    0.2%
  12. Yamaha

    5 vote(s)
    0.8%
  13. Brian Moore

    2 vote(s)
    0.3%
  14. Ernie Ball Music Man

    4 vote(s)
    0.6%
  15. Peavey

    2 vote(s)
    0.3%
  16. Schecter

    23 vote(s)
    3.7%
  17. GMW - Empire

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Jay Turser

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. Guild

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Other

    48 vote(s)
    7.7%
  21. Dean

    15 vote(s)
    2.4%
  1. antiface

    antiface Greek god in training

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    I play Ibanez guitars, but the most comfortable guitar I've ever played, and the one that sounded the best, was a Yamaha Ty Tabor Drop 6 model. Sleeeeeeek. I should have bought it, but I wasn't in a position to do so. (Wife kinda nixed it then.) I'd buy one now, no problem.
     
  2. DeathUnlimited

    DeathUnlimited L3ader of the Rats

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    I play Esp/Ltd guitars, but I´d play Dean guitars if I have money enough :erk:
     
  3. Mathius Krunk

    Mathius Krunk Aged and Wisened Rock God

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    I own several Jacksons and love them. Ditto for Fenders. But nothing for me compares to my trusted and true, and now very battle-worn black 1984 Gibson Explorer. Been my #1 axe since . . . well, since 1984.

    But honestly, if I were to go out and buy a new guitar today, it would probably be a set-neck Schecter. I played a few at Guitar Center recently and loved the feel.
     
  4. Demonic viscera

    Demonic viscera sludge thrall

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    I got an couple new axes a few months ago so i'm still up in the air about which is better. Also , sentiment has some value towards a guitar too. This is one of the new ones. Its a Gibson special edition gothic explorer. (all the hardware is black.) Plays like a dream.


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    The pickups are emg's. I would have to say it sound freakin sweet. I would use it for our next recording if it wasn't for the fact i want to keep it in E and not fuck with the action.

    I also have a Ibanez s7320(best tremolo bar system EVER), a N.J. series B.C. rich mockingbird (neck through),a washburn seven with seymore duncan invaders (sweet pickups), and my old yamaha Rgx i have had since i was 16.
     
  5. ikan

    ikan New Metal Member

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    I play Schecter guitars exclusively & I'm lovin' them! As you can see from my sig, I have a C-1 Classic (stock SD JB Jazz combo), a C-1 (SD Invader bridge :headbang: , stock neck p/u) & a C-1 E/A (RMC piezo, stock p/u).
     
  6. Black Orifice

    Black Orifice Vein-Marbled Tower

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  7. In-Halo

    In-Halo New Metal Member

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    Play an esp ex400 with emg's get a good metal sound out of it and also have a schecter blackjack which is nice but always seems to sound to bassy and can never get it to sound bright enough =/
     
  8. Vacant_Planets

    Vacant_Planets Queen Nicole

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    I have a Schecter Hellraiser and I have no trouble controlling the bass on it.
     
  9. Eligos

    Eligos Problem Yet to be Solved

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    I voted Musicman, because they make splendid basses. I shall one day own a Stingray 5. Or a 6-string if they make one. But that won't be for at least a few years.
     
  10. Axle

    Axle All hail Lord Shagrath

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    Definitely Dean. I got too hooked on the Dimebag and MAB signatures.
     
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  12. Symbiant

    Symbiant "Too Punish And Enslave"

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    ESP/LTD again for my vote!!

    Own all...
     
  13. Black Orifice

    Black Orifice Vein-Marbled Tower

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    i don't know how some people can like Jackson so much, i played 4 of them last week (kevin bond, rr24, COW 7 string, and something else) and they all were very light (not a good thing in my opinion, takes away from the tone), bad playability, had horrible tone even with EMG's, and they all felt cheap. after that, i picked up a $600 bc rich and it killed all of them. then i went home and played my ltd and it destroys jackson's in every way, not to mention it's a hell of a lot cheaper than the jacksons i played. the only jackson that i've ever played and thought that it played great is my drummer's pre-fender jackson soloist.
     
  14. Symbiant

    Symbiant "Too Punish And Enslave"

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    LTD and ESP are the shit. Ibanez takes the cake after than then Bc Rich followed by Dean... Gibson are really good too i have an SG but it's my punk guitar.. Yeah jackson/charvel are alright not a big fan. Washburn are pretty decent i used to own an a-10

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    I swear thats mine right in this picture. I sold it to a buddy years ago back in 1995. Who knows where it is but this one looks identical to mine..
     
  15. Symbiant

    Symbiant "Too Punish And Enslave"

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    LTD and ESP are the shit. Ibanez takes the cake after than then Bc Rich followed by Dean... Gibson are really good too i have an SG but it's my punk guitar.. Yeah jackson/charvel are alright not a big fan. Washburn are pretty decent i used to own an a-10

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    I swear thats mine right in this picture. I sold it to a buddy years ago back in 1995. Who knows where it is but this one looks identical to mine..
     
  16. Black Orifice

    Black Orifice Vein-Marbled Tower

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    for me personally, bc rich is my #2 company. plus bc rich has started upping the quality of the mass produced guitars
     
  17. The Ozzman

    The Ozzman D-FENS

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    I played a used Jackson at a Guitar Center once and the feel was unlike any other guitar I had ever played, so Jackson gets my vote.
     
  18. brainimpalement

    brainimpalement Smiter of Emo

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    Ibanez. My Xiphos is so easy and comfortable to play it feels like I'm cheating.
    I think the main problem with Jackson is that if you want to get a prestige-level guitar you have to pay a lot more for it than any other brand. For example, the Jacksons I've seen don't start being neck-through or set neck until you're paying $2,000+ (AUD). My Xiphos cost me a little over $1,000 and it's neck through. Also feels like butter.
    Though if I had the money, it'd be ESP all the way.
     
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    All I've played from BCR was their cheap ones, which were so shitty they bordered on unplayable. I played an ibanez S the other day and for lead it was so fucking sweet I almost bought it right there. However, the sound was a little thin for rhythm. I also played a Jackson RR model (not sure which, $650) that was pretty nice except for being really awkward to play. I might get it and just play standing up all the time. Very good rhythm and lead feel.
    As for gibsons, nothing has impressed me. I never liked the Les Paul, tbh. And SG's are just unfun.
     
  20. zto

    zto Keyboardist/guitarist

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    Can you say left handed stratocaster, Fender of course? I only play my right handed strat when Im BORED.:err:
     

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