Describe your "blues" guitar

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  1. NashVox

    NashVox Supporting Member

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    I am looking for ideas on my next guitar purchase.

    I am looking for a great "blues" axe. Tell me about your guitar, pickups, etc.

    Thanks

    CJS
     
  2. Mike Duncan

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    PRS DGT. Case closed.

    Seriously, wonderful guitar. Check in over at Birds and Moons and look for the chatter about these tone monsters!

    I've been a Strat guy for 20+ plus years and the PRS has taken over the main spot.


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  3. JStizz

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    i feel like strats are a pretty common one. i like p90s and Gibson 335s, so my Yamaha Troy Van Leeuwen model is perfect for me.

    i also really enjoy my tele's neck position for bluesy licks.

    unfortunately, im no expert on pickups so someone else will have to chime in for that.
     
  4. Caretaker

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    A Les Paul does everything I need it to do. I have an R8 with CTS pots, Sprague caps and Wolfetone pickups. A lot of guys prefer a strat ot tele for blues. I prefer a Paul.JMO
     
  5. rob2001

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    If yer feelin it, any guitar will get you there!

    But for me.... TELE.
     
  6. shane88

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    tele or somethin like an LP junior with p90s
     
  7. sanhozay

    sanhozay klon free since 2009

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    A dangerous instrument for "blues" guitar in the wrong hands. But the sweetest of them all if the player's got the touch.
     
  8. yumanike

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    Swamp ash strat copy with Texas specials! Also sounds good in open G with a glass slide.
     
  9. Binaural

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    Current favorite, my new Surf Green 62' American Vintage with Texas Specials.
     
  10. guitarfish

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    My personal goto axe for blues is a 2000 American Series Strat Hot Rodded Texas Special. Candy apple red w/ rosewood board. She ain't the most fancy thing around, but I do love this guitar.
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  11. Flyin' Brian

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    A combination of Tele and Tweed works for me every time.
     
  12. rhinocaster

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    I've posted this shot before, but this is how I approach the blues.

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  13. SGNick

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    It takes an SG for me, cranked into a Blues Jr... probably a Telecaster as a backup guitar.


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    My '53 ES-175. All stock except for a refret with 6105s.

    Best guitar I've ever played!

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  16. gkoelling

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    Lately it's been this one.

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  17. frisco kid

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    These two are my blues axes:

    Chambered Les Paul 295 ...my go to guitar lately for everything, especially the blues. It has an airy and chimey quality I haven't found with other LP's. The 57 Classics are my favorite Gibson pickups because they sound great clean and dirty up great.
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    This ASAT Z3 is the best of both worlds, semi-hollow air with single coil bite and no noise due to teh amazing Z coil pickups. The best pickups G&L makes IMO...a stone cold blues machine:

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  18. ReddRanger

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    Nice axes everyone!

    Lately my blues guit has been this. Most of my solos end up on the bridge with adjustments to tone and volume for flavor.

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  19. shane88

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    i think we proved you can play blues on anything :munch
     

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