Looking for a guitar for metal-ish sounds

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by horax, Jun 16, 2021.

  1. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    I should have been clearer - there is a six string Holcomb. The seven is priced higher than the $900 limit.
     
  2. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    As in see through? :D
     
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  3. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    No - as in busboy.
     
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  4. Black-Viper75

    Black-Viper75 New Member

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    For metal the Holcomb and Tremonti models usually come up first in discussions. My personal preference would be a CU24.
     
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  5. Ovibos

    Ovibos Naughty Wood Librarian

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    The Holcomb is killer - if you like 'modern' 20" radius fretboards. It's the flattest thing I've played, and the only reason I sold it.
     
  6. GuitarJammin

    GuitarJammin Guitar Player

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    I've used Les Pauls and PRS singlecuts for metal for years. With the occasional floyd guitar jumping in here and there. I think you already have the guitars...what about the amp? To get good metal tones the amp is a huge player in the game.
     
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  7. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    Wisdom. All are great guitars, you can’t go wrong. I recommend just picking the one with the features that speak to you.

    FWIW, I play most of my heavy stuff on an SE CU24 tuned down a whole step, and an Akesson SE in standard. I’m not a huge fan of maple necks, and many of the SE’s have them, but I will say that they’re excellent for retaining clarity on heavier sounds, especially when playing in lower tunings.
     
  8. Black-Viper75

    Black-Viper75 New Member

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    Likewise :)
     
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  9. zerolight

    zerolight New Member

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    I just bought an EVH Frankie Relic... Collecting tomorrow.

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  10. zerolight

    zerolight New Member

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    Man, the Frankie is so good. I was dubious with it being a MIM, but it's stellar. Surprisingly big comfy neck too, and sounds huge. Not sure I'd play it out, but then I never play out, so not an issue. :)
     
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  11. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    Are you worried about scratching it?:D
     
  12. DreamTheaterRules

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    Or a pickup falling out?
     
  13. Drew

    Drew New Member

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    Speaking of relics. I have one of these. Great guitar. I've already modded it to add the 3 way toggle, solderless wiring, and a super distortion/air norton single combo. Both in cream.

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