Shredder Guitar Owners Club

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by 3bolt79, May 30, 2021.

What Are the Three Most Important Features of a Shred Guitar

  1. It has to have a Floyd Rose/Floyd knockoff bridge

    27 vote(s)
    34.6%
  2. It has to have a pointy headstock/body

    9 vote(s)
    11.5%
  3. It has to have at least one Humbucker

    52 vote(s)
    66.7%
  4. It has to have a scalloped fretboard

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  5. It has to have Jumbo frets

    11 vote(s)
    14.1%
  6. It has to have a flat radius fretboard or compound radius

    25 vote(s)
    32.1%
  7. It has to have a thin neck

    19 vote(s)
    24.4%
  8. It has to have a locking nut

    7 vote(s)
    9.0%
  9. It has to have active pickups

    3 vote(s)
    3.8%
  10. It has to have an unfinished/satin finished fretboard and neck

    6 vote(s)
    7.7%
  11. It has to have low action

    28 vote(s)
    35.9%
  12. It has to have 24 frets

    11 vote(s)
    14.1%
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  1. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Dr. Stratster

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    Well, I looked through the forum and found we didn’t have a shred guitar owners club, so I started one. Let’s see your shred weapons of choice. And post a pic of your shredder and tell us about your favorite features.
     
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  2. Jimi Lightning

    Jimi Lightning Most Honored Senior Member

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    Great idea for a post. Interesting as my answer now would have been different in the 80s...mainly being having to have a pointy guitar.

    I would have liked 4 choices as I had to eliminate a critical one being a thin neck.
    I completely ignored the locking nut and Floyd as didn’t have one then and still prefer to have a blocked bridge. The majority of my Strats wiggle sticks are sitting in a coffee cup. :)
     
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  3. Malurkey

    Malurkey Senior Stratmaster

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    Shouldn’t such guitars have more than 6 strings? ;)

    My humble submission:

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    It’s pointy, and has humbuckers, but I think those are the only requirements it meets.

    As the pickups aren’t very hot or articulate, it does a mellow jazz tone very well. :whistling:

    I just have to learn how to shred…
     
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  4. Cali Dude

    Cali Dude Senior Stratmaster

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    IMG_20210225_072546022.jpg Mine is a '96 Hamer sunburst custom. It has a 14" radius fretboard. I replaced the stock pickups with High Wind Lollar Imperial HBs. I don't really shred. But this guitar definitely could.
     
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  5. rockon1

    rockon1 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    At one time it would have taken seconds to pick three choices but now it took me a bit. Came up with -humbucker, 24 frets and low action. Aside from that , for me it needs a stable 2 point trem but not necessarily a double locker anymore- funny since all my Ibby's are double lockers.


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  6. HazyPurple

    HazyPurple Without stress... my life would be empty Silver Member

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    Would of ticked the rolled edge fret board box, if that option was available.

    I've mellowed the Charvel with a TR Rock song set of pups. May try a TR Generator in the bridge at some stage.

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    The Yamaha is my experiment with taking a cheap worthless guitar and rat rodding it with good quality electrics.
    JB in the bridge, Quarter Pound middle and Jazz neck.
    Genuine Fender 5 way selector (that fits perfect) and a volume push/pull coil tap.

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  7. Dreamdancer

    Dreamdancer Senior Stratmaster

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    It also depends on the decade you were born...if you were born around the time the first strats and lps were created...its safe to say that almost any other guitar is a shredder guitar for you....:D
     
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  8. GlowingTubes84

    GlowingTubes84 Strat-Talk Member

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    RG means Real Good

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  9. heltershelton

    heltershelton Vivamus libero Vivamus duris

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    any guitar can be a shredder guitar,....the main ingredient is the player having a decent knowledge of theory and countless hours of practice.
    that, and you gotta have this sticker....
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  10. Jimi Lightning

    Jimi Lightning Most Honored Senior Member

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    Man thats an Awesome sticker!
     
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    joe_cpwe Senior Stratmaster

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  12. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    This is my LTD. It has a 14" radius, extra jumbo frets, and I rolled the fretboard edges, and smoothed/rounded the fret ends, and carved a new nut for ultra low action. I also added locking tuners.

    The pickups are Seymour Duncan. A Jazz in the neck, and a '59 Neck Humbucker in the bridge. Yes I'm using a "neck" pickup in the bridge position. I like the lower wound coils. I'm going for clarity, not high output.

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    This is my "Esquire". Not many people's idea of a shredder, but the clarity of the pickup, the thin C shaped neck, and effortless low action make it very fast and playable (hows that for marketing copyright?).

    It's a 9.5" radius, but this may be the thinnest neck I have (but it's not flat on the back), and some pro fretwork has made it very smooth and fast. It's just... easy.

    The pickup is a Dimarzio Twang King. It is a pretty hot Tele pickup, but still dynamic. It's clear, bright and punchy, but not "icepicky". It can "twang" with the best of them, but roll back the tone a bit, crank up the gain, and it can shred with the best.

    Aside from not having a humbucker, this guitar is not far off from an old school Charvel type shred monster.

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  13. Believer7713

    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    I have a few. I've always loved shredder axes even though they always play faster than I do by themselves.
    Here are a couple of the quintessential shredders. The Dinky was cheaper model but was at least a Japanese model from the 90s. It had a 2 point bridge but I wanted a Floyd-esque on it sonI modded it for the JT-6 and recessed it. It almost checks off all of the boxes listed above...Floyd, string lock, pointy, low action, thin neck thats sanded to bare wood and a flat radius, active pickups with a humbucker and the fretboard is naturally rolled. It also has the attitude and looks of a shredder.
    The other two? Well, they just scream it without any introduction.
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    Not all shredders have to be pointy or even look like they are from a distance. Not a single point here but all the shredder balsiness one could ask for.
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    This one proves that a shredder doesn't even neednto have a trem on it...no pointiness even though the name exudes "head on a pike".
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    I also have a couple that are unfinished projects but hope to be able to get to them soon.
    Here's one.
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    So you see boys and girls...like people, shreddy guitars come in all shapes and sizes.:D
     
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  14. Baelzebub

    Baelzebub Dr. Stratster

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    Said it better than I could...
     
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  15. heltershelton

    heltershelton Vivamus libero Vivamus duris

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    first time for everything.....:D
     
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  16. tery

    tery Dr. Stratster

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    Its got to look like it sounds .
     
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    Stonetone Most Honored Senior Member

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    Hmmm lets see.... The player ???



    :D
     
  18. heltershelton

    heltershelton Vivamus libero Vivamus duris

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    my heltercasters are deceiving....they both have really hot pickups and a 10-16 neck radius.
     
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  19. Believer7713

    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    You're talking about the Grimple Stix stocker...right?
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    Then why do you still suck? :whistling:
     
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