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)
    35.1%
  2. It has to have a pointy headstock/body

    9 vote(s)
    11.7%
  3. It has to have at least one Humbucker

    51 vote(s)
    66.2%
  4. It has to have a scalloped fretboard

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

    10 vote(s)
    13.0%
  6. It has to have a flat radius fretboard or compound radius

    25 vote(s)
    32.5%
  7. It has to have a thin neck

    18 vote(s)
    23.4%
  8. It has to have a locking nut

    7 vote(s)
    9.1%
  9. It has to have active pickups

    3 vote(s)
    3.9%
  10. It has to have an unfinished/satin finished fretboard and neck

    6 vote(s)
    7.8%
  11. It has to have low action

    28 vote(s)
    36.4%
  12. It has to have 24 frets

    11 vote(s)
    14.3%
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  1. Willmunny

    Willmunny Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    I just got another shredder. I have pics in a couple of recent threads.
    I post an official club entry next week when the other threads drop off the front page
     
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  2. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    A scalloped fretboard feels different from jumbo frets.
     
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  3. skinnyass

    skinnyass Strat-Talk Member

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    I cannot imagine how BC Rich could make such excellent guitars look so butt-wiping hideous, unless tbey were intended for disgusting punk noisemakers like Johnny Vomit and The Dry Heaves. Appropriate only for the racket of "shredding", each guitar looks like some dreaded disease
    A friend gave me a Bronze Series (black) 6-string, probably because he was weary of persistent projectile vomiting. I am compelled to 3-minute-scrub my hands AFTER every time I set it down. Although it plays as well as any 6-string (and better than most), it spends most of its time in back of the closet in order to avoid intractable diarrhea.
     
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  4. mikej89

    mikej89 Senior Stratmaster

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  5. DrDiederick

    DrDiederick Strat-Talker

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    You are either joking or trolling. The other possibility is that you are a God fearing Amish preacher. You do not need to tell me (or others) what music is. Anyway .... you have had your moment of fame.

    BW
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  6. Guitar boy

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    Those are really cool guitars! I loved the 80s!
    The girls where all into aerobics and working out, they looked great!
    Everyone had money, everybody was cool, there where no issues with race,
    There was no hatred! Pointy guitars where everywhere!
    No cell phones and no internet.
    And there where all these great new guitars around that where great!
    Living on the South shore of Long Island and gigging 5 to 7 times a week!
    It was great!
     
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  7. Jimi Lightning

    Jimi Lightning Most Honored Senior Member

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    Awesome, well said as they play well but better than most is subjective to the player.. My BC Rich Bich is great to play and allows you to stand to play and show off how awesome pointy guitars are.
     
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  8. Stonetone

    Stonetone Most Honored Senior Member

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    Well I'm not at any level of proficiency for shredding technique for now, if and when I do achieve that level of technical proficiency ill consider getting the appropriate tool, uhhh i mean guitar.

    For now ill play the guitars I have :thumb:
     
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  9. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Dr. Stratster

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    So far the guitar I have, that I can play the fastest on, is my Polka Dot Kramer. I did a lot of work on that one. Next I would have to say that my second fastest is my Ibanez Jem Jr. I did some work to that one as well. Liked it so much that I ordered a real, made in Japan, Jem. I will post a picture as soon as it arrives.

    In the meantime, here’s a couple of other shredders. The Guild has had major Fretwork done. It is 42 years old. The Orange Kramer was perfect out of the box, except for the ground wire they for got to put in at the factory.

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    oops, I showed the Kramer in a previous post. I don’t have two of those. Sorry.
     
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  10. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Dr. Stratster

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    Hey @skinnyass ? I will just refer to you as Ass, okay? I don’t know what you are trying to accomplish, replying to this thread, if you don’t have a guitar with the features lined out in the poll. If you don’t like shred guitars, that is fine...but take your “vomit” and “diarrhea” some place else.
     
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  12. Believer7713

    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    The problem seems to be obvious.
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    duzie Senior Stratmaster

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    I enjoyed that Mike !!!
     
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  14. Stonetone

    Stonetone Most Honored Senior Member

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    Yeah the guy sure can play, he shreds yet very melodic and has feeling
    Yet another great player who falls under the radar, that whole album (minds eye) is awesome
    Glad you enjoyed it Frank :thumb:

    Listen to him play acoustic

    Saved by a Miracle - Vinnie Moore - YouTube
     
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    JB74 Senior Stratmaster

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    with 32 years of classical piano background, I'd opine some levity required.
    Sure - you may feel 'shred' is atonal.
    But you could say much of music is more chant than melody these days. It matters not however.
    Shred is its' own little niche within a much more all-encompassing genre, and you don't have to listen to it if you don't like.
    It's fair that you may feel the need to express a strong opinion on the tonal qualities based on your background - but I am sure that There are just as many people - guitarists even, who are out there and reckon that Chopin etudes are sh* or Mozart dives them effing round the bend... and in certain moods, I'd agree with them wholeheartedly. and on the wolfgang front, I'd agree with them at the mere mention of his works, because I can't bloody stand people's insistance on playing his dreary junk.

    So yeah, that's how I feel - and you don't have to agree, as others seek to differentiate themselves from your views.

    But we can all see the point of the thread is about the instrument and not necessarily the music - and remember that the origins of 'Shred' come from 1980's hair metal. That is the cultural epicentre of the niche. It's every bit as much about the IMAGE as it is the music.

    That is why so many people identify with the genre - because of the associated image. It's not all about fingertapping every semitone on the fretboard in random sequence to generate a wall of noise. Most actually try to follow a legitimate chord progression.




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    I think we can all recognise a certain something when we hear it.
     
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  17. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Dr. Stratster

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    ‘Check out this live version. The bass player kicks ass as well.

     
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  18. Stonetone

    Stonetone Most Honored Senior Member

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    Yes great musicians for sure and I've seen Vinnie Moore live for that tour, was a small venue
    Was an awesome show, my jaw was on the floor
    :thumb:
     
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  19. heltershelton

    heltershelton Vivamus libero Vivamus duris Silver Member

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    the only kind of people that spew this kind of BS are those that CANT shred and are jealous of those that can.
    of course, you are entitled to your opinion, but so am i.
    and it is my opinion that your opinion sucks.
     
  20. mikej89

    mikej89 Senior Stratmaster

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    Him and Tony MaCalpine are two of my favorite "shredders".

     
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