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Every guitarist should have a shred guitar. Agree / Disagree?

Every guitarist should have a shred guitar. Agree / Disagree?

  • Agree

    Votes: 73 24.9%
  • Disagree

    Votes: 220 75.1%

  • Total voters
    293

Ouchz

Member
Messages
262
Dear All,

I've been playing the normal traditional guitars for the longest time (I.e. Fender Strat and Gibson Les Paul). However, I've always had this nagging feeling that I should have a shred guitar, one with Humbucker and a Floyd rose.

So let's see some shred guitars if you guys agree!

Cheers :)
 

Pearcems

Member
Messages
24
Maybe - I don't do much of what I consider real shredding though. And if I do, it's usually when I get frustrated with some lick I'm working on so I just bust it out to release frustration - no time to switch guitars.

Personally, I'd rather spend that money on a mod or put it towards more gear that's more practical for what I do. But then again, I'm sure the mood strikes from time to time for some people and they just gotta let it rip.
 

JWDubois

Member
Messages
7,923
I bought a Schecter Hellraiser specifically to be my shred guitar, then found out there was nothing I could do with it that I can't do with my Strat or Tele.
 

zztomato

Senior Member
Messages
11,394
I have a shred guitar made by Greco. It's kind of a Ibanez copy from the 80's - shredder style 24 fret neck that's a bit fatter than an Ibanez but not by much- still pretty slim. Regular vintage style trem though. It's all apart right now or I'd post a picture.
It's a great playing guitar and makes me play much different than on all my other fat necked guitars. For that reason alone I think you are right; everyone should own a shredder. :aok
 

jsboswell

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
1,442
Let me say that I do understand where you're coming from (I think). I have plans over the horizon for such a guitar (more of a late '70's - early '80's shredder variety than a late '80's - early '90's). Humbucker and Floyd Rose? Yes. 24 frets with mega-high-output active humbuckers? No.
 

Serenity

Member
Messages
3,504
While i do like some shred guitars, i shred perfectly well on traditional guitars too.
 

monwobobbo

Member
Messages
6,250
sorry but no. if that isn't your style then no need for that type of guitar. played that type of guitar for many years but have stopped in recent years. can shred just fine on my strat or SG and although not really a "shred" guitar i have my BC Rich Eagle that can cover my 24 fret needs (no floyd or active pups though).
 

budglo58

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
2,863
Its not everyones cup o tea. I dont have nor do I intend to purchase one . My life is complete with 335s and strats.
 

ClassicLP

Senior Member
Messages
1,199
Charvel, a guitar that was made to play! Of course, this being tgp where guys have "feel" as a trump card excuse for a lack of technique and theory, shred guitars are not de rigor.
 

s2y

Member
Messages
19,477
Charvel, a guitar that was made to play! Of course, this being tgp where guys have "feel" as a trump card excuse for a lack of technique and theory, shred guitars are not de rigor.
Agreed. When I was a kid, those shred/metal guitars seemed to play a lot easier than most vintage style guitars. Many years later, I figured out why they played better and applied those specs to other types of guitars.

Oddly enough, I picked up a Taylor 12 fret acoustic a few months ago. The action is so low that my fingers just fly.
 

filtersweep

Member
Messages
4,796
I have been thinking of selling mine. It has EMGs- doesn't like my pedal board. My bandmates hate it- no matter what I play, they say it sounds too metal.
 




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