Is There A Guitar That Sounds "Bigger and Fatter" Than an LP?

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  1. pcutt

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    There are many threads about how "big and fat" an LP sounds as if no other guitar surpasses it in bigness and fatness. This raises the question: Is the LP indeed the world's "biggest and fattest" sounding or is there another guitar that sounds "bigger and fatter?"

    What say ye?
     
  2. bluesjuke

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    There's the "big & bold" Tele that gives it more than a run for it's money in some most beneficial ways.
     
  3. Dog Boy

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    'Big and fat' are terms that imply low end, hefty midrange? Well all I know is this GMP Roxie eats LPs for lunch. Far more SWEET highs, clear midrange that can bite if needed and all the low end of a LP. Its 25.5 inch scale btw.

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    Precision Bass. :)
     
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    Well, until someone can convince me otherwise, I don't think anyone gets near Leslie West's LP Junior sound for 'big & fat'.



     
  7. MORE BARN

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    Can't remember what it was but years ago I was reading this blues forum and someone had asked a similar question, and somebody posted a clip and picture of this lap steel guitar, just this massive hunk of metal if I remember correctly, but the thing was super thick. I have never heard sustain like that, ever. Just so thick and creamy, made my LP sound like a tin can. I mean the sustain was ridiculous, almost overkill it was so sick. Of course, this is apples & oranges because this wasn't a guitar you'd strap over your shoulder.
     
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  9. Ruraltom

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    335s sounds awfully BIG and FAT to me.
     
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    I have a Washburn J-7 jazz box. It has a HUGE fat tone, way more than my LP or 335.
     
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    Check out the Schecter UltraCure. It's a honking solid big piece of Mahogony wood that's one of the heaviest guitars made.
     
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    This

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    Korina Futura

    and a korina Explorer I heard Pete Faragher play.

    Bigger
     
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    big fat hollow body jazz box
     
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    Gibson Explorer. More wood, more tone. All mahogany and rosewood. Awesome and fat, super sweet high end, tight bottom frequency response. It's a killer guitar. Try one out.
     
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    Big +1 on that!!
     
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    This is huge sounding.VOS 57 all mahogony Custom with 70's Dimarzio's [​IMG]
     
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    I'll go with the hollowbody. Mine eats my LP for lunch when it comes to FAT tones.
     
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    I think an lp is the fattest sounding guitar that still retains the chunk.
    It's tight fat, not all sloppy in the bottom.
    Any semi hollow is gonna be fatter sounding....especially through a Marshall.
    They don't always have they chunk in the bottom end though.
     
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    My PRS SC-58 can give most LPs a righteous thumping. Not all, but most.
     

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