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Discussion in 'Other Guitar Discussion' started by Cerb, Jan 12, 2020 at 10:13 AM.

  1. fezz parka

    fezz parka Strat-Talk Supporter

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    One trick ponies.

    People say this about amps.
    They say it about guitars.

    But they'll never admit what the real one trick pony is.

    Kind of the opposite of versatile.

    This amp is so versatile.
    This guitar is so versatile.

    But they always miss where the versatility has to be first in order for these inanimate objects to follow through on that description.

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    Heavyriff Strat-O-Master

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    My very modest one pickup guitar. Make fun if you want but very nice neck, finish and all. Slick and easy to play.
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    Believer7713 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I like it.

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    Hell I'd be happy to have one trick :D
     
  6. fezz parka

    fezz parka Strat-Talk Supporter

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    You got a few. ;)
     
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    CB91710 This is a Custom Title Gold Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    My D'Angelico has only a neck pickup... but it's a jazz box, so there's that.
    My Squier Mini is one of the rare models with the amp built in... the speaker is where the neck pickup should be... it's a single-humbucker.
    My G&L Climax is H-S-S, but with 1meg pots, the singles are too bright to actually use, and honestly, I don't think I've ever used them. It may as well be a single-pickup... it's a Jackson Dinky style body with a Floyd... not exactly a Blues or Rockabilly machine.
     
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    Well like my old grandpa heard me play when I was younger and he said " better take up the tambourine kid" :whistling:
     
  9. fezz parka

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    Lets say you have an Esquire. And you want it to sound "jazzy". The very first thing you need to do...is know the right chords to play some jazz. Major and minor 7ths, half diminished...Dom 7, Dom 9. 11s 13s.

    Now let's look at guitar "tone". Those chords played on a bridge pickup with the volume and tone full cw...can be bright and in your face. So you dial back the volume and tone a bit.
    Now you look at attack. If you play in a palm muting style close to the bridge...it won't sound right. But if you play where the neck joins the body...it'll mellow right out.

    Then there's the amp. Back off the treble. Boost the mids ( if available) and bass. If you have a single tone knob like on a 5e3, dial it back.

    It'll be really close. All you have to do is adjust where you strike the strings and turn some knobs.

    :)
     
  10. eclecticsynergy

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    I'd love a nice old Les Paul Jr; a friend of mine scored a '59 Junior before the prices got out of hand and it's one of the best sounding guitars he's got.

    I have only one single-pickup guitar left in my stable, this Esquire Custom Scorpion. Set-neck, which is cool, and a Fender Atomic humbucker that is strong but balanced.

    Plays nicely and sounds good, but I think I might play it more if it had a tone control. My shredding days are long past.

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  11. Sluggz

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    For me it depends on the style of music I'm going to be playing. If I'm at home I'll gravitate to a multiple pickup strat. I find myself using the neck pup a lot when I play clean. Now if I'm at band practice I'll take my custom single humbucker strat that I put together since we play hardcore/punk I dont feel a need for the other pups. So I guess it's based on occasion for me. Now as far as being a one trick pony its a yes and no depending how you use it. You could add a coil split or a Killswitch, stuff like that to spice it up.
     
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  12. Neil.C

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    I love single pick up guitars. My LP Jr is definitely a favourite.

    It makes me stop messing around and actually try and play it.

    I have to use the controls more and concentrate on what I'm doing - but that is a good thing.


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    I'm having lots of fun with one pickup. The guitar isn't a one trick pony at all, but neither is the player. ;)

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    Here's the very versatile Yamaha Pacifica 510V The Trembucker works with the three way switch as follows position 1 Humbucker position 2 Soapbar sound postion 3 single coil sound
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    Stratwrangler Senior Stratmaster

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    My dads got a 61 , the bridge pickup is incredible got a chewiness' to it that no other guitar can do . And they react well to small tone or volume adjustments.
     
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    I really like that reminds me of something Billy gibbons would play ,could just fit a cts dual concentric stack pot then you have a tone in it .
     
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    I just love my Gibson SG Jr.
    It sounds killer and I will keep it until my very last day.

    Life is good,
    Robin
     
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    The other guitarist in my main band uses a Tom Delonge Epiphone for all our gigs :) and a resprayed Hello Kitty for practice ;)

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    Cerb Anti conformist reformist Strat-Talk Supporter

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    That thing looks great!
     
  20. sam_in_cali

    sam_in_cali Scream for me Strat-Talk! Strat-Talk Supporter

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    One my biggest regrets was letting go of this one (2011 Atomic Guitar Works Cerinum). For having a single pickup, a volume knob and a OFR, it did everything I needed it to.
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