International stars exclusively use Lp or Strat? What???
What about the International ESP or Ibanez players?? Hetfeild/ Hammett, Laiho or Gilbert, Vai and Satriani just to name a few OBVIOUS ones!
And not every Ibanez palyer uses heavy reverb!! Thats like saying NO LP or strat players use reverb.
There are some very, very expensive Ibanez and ESP guitars. You probably only saw basic models.
I really like strats and LP's but I am not gonna say they are the only guitars international stars use!!
Most what you mentioned are at the corner of their field, I am talking about people like Clapton, Beck, Santana etc. Not saying they are better, but let's face it, it's the music writing that make the star, not how good they play. I am not knocking Ibanez, just an observation. Yes, I forgot George Benson, he use Ibanez, and he is an international star in my book.
I know, the insider always say people don't know how to appreciate good musician and they always go for those that is not as good yada yada. Been there done that. You always have people that you consider the best in the world but not that famous. As I get older and not really playing music that serious, I really open my eyes. People get famous for a reason, a lot of them write good music, music that people still humming 20 years later. Guitar is just an instrument and good guitarist is just a good technician. Look at how good is the guitarist Frank Gamballe of Chick Corea. I bought one of his album and sure sound like a mess, he don't know how to write music in my book. Look at Dave Grusim, He write good music but cannot really play piano that well, he just have to best musicians play in his band. So is Daniel Ho of Kilauea that wrote good music, he had to invite Pat Coil to fill in for a jam line. Yani.......but that is off the subject.
As for reverb, I went onto Dimarzio site and listen to alot of their tracks, a lot of them do use Ibanez but most of them using heavy reverb, I hate to say, they sound very alike, it all blur in, They have fast fingers, they can really play, it's just all sound alike!!! I do like heavy modern jazz and I listen to many different styles, so it is not the style I cannot accept, Not only that, I listen to piano and sex to broaden my horizon. Very few people have the character like Clapton that I can tell it's him playing even I don't recognize the song and his looks. Or Santana. It's the character and they are famous for a reason and stay famous for a long time. I guess I don't appreciate technicians anymore, I know it's offensive to say it, but took me a long road to realize this that it's the package that matter, technicians are a dime a dozen.