Can an Esquire REALLY cover classic rock?

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  1. Bunky

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    I'm trying to talk myself out of a Paul/SG.

    I really want to do a convincing Paul Kossoff/Mick Ralphs.
     
  2. Lublin

    Lublin Senior Member

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    Yes it can.

    And then some.
     
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    Turned my tele into an esquire and it does it all.
     
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    Yes, no doubt.
     
  6. Bunky

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    hmmmmmmmmm Choices.
     
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    No, Esquires are not capable of playing any style of music other than Polka.
     
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    indubidubly.

    No issue.

    Roll the tone back, set the amp right, do your part.
     
  10. Fred132

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    Oh yeah.

    Where's IPLAYLOUD?
     
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    Right behind you, Fred.

    I have played Metallica on one and it worked.
    You have to learn to USE one. After that, you're home free.

    Go for it.
     
  12. Gear-Junkie

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    Can an Esquire REALLY cover classic rock?

    That bridge pickup is generally a very hot one. Its more than capable of covering classic rock tunes IMO.
     
  13. Jon C

    Jon C Silver Supporting Member

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    amen.... god put the tone control on guitars for a reason (among other variables on an Esq.). :agree
     
  14. Amplite

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    If a good Tele has the same bridge pickup as an Esquire How big of a difference does it really make?
    I've always wanted to try to gig with an Esquire but my love for the neck pickup always makes me chicken out!! Come on help push me over the edge!!

    And yes an Esquire can certainly cover classic rock... except for Brian's solo in "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"!
     
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    depends. What type of classic rock are we talking about. You can get some sick Marc Ford/Crowes tones from an esquire but warm solo tone like DG are gonna be a lil more difficult to pull off.
     
  17. Elvis Nixon

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    The main thing for me is the way Esquires are wired vs Teles. They are 1: Bridge PU bypassing tone control 2: Bridge PU w/ tone control 3: a preset "mud capacitor" for the super bassy sound.

    The stock mud cap value can be changed to get a more usable tone like the sound of a neck PU or wah at 1/2 cock etc.

    Mine has the really hot early Relic PUs and I just set it at position 2, roll the tone back about 3/4 and you have instant vintage p-90 tones a little more gets close to PAF . Flick the switch to 1 and the tone bypass is like a nitrous switch. perfect for the lead of whatever tone you're currently using.

    Plus they look bitchen and real men only need one pickup! :)

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    Both of those guys' signature sounds were Les Pauls thru Marshall amps, so...............................
     
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    if you have to ask then probably not. =user error
     
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    plug one up, play through it and see what YOU can get
     

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