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post #31 of 57 (permalink) Old 01-08-2008, 04:43 PM
 
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Re: Any players use single coils for metal?

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Kirk also owns a spectacularly nice Pre-CBS Seafoam Green Strat which has appeared in at least one Metallica clip that I have seen, whether that means the guitar was used on that particular track is impossible to determine.
yes he uses it on that song, the solo to 'I Disappear'...Metallica's worst track ever
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post #32 of 57 (permalink) Old 01-08-2008, 05:37 PM
 
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Re: Any players use single coils for metal?

Billy Squier and Trevor Rabin both use single coil guitars. I realize that these players fit more into the "hard rock" category rather than the current "heavy metal," but nonetheless they are using single coils with distortion.
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post #33 of 57 (permalink) Old 01-09-2008, 05:02 AM
 
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Re: Any players use single coils for metal?

sure you can. here's a cool jeff kolman vid with cool tunig:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxu8rL8xbgc
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sure you can. here's a cool jeff kolman vid with cool tunig:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxu8rL8xbgc
Well, that's certainly a refreshing and interesting way to approach guitar.
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post #35 of 57 (permalink) Old 01-12-2008, 10:50 AM
 
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Re: Any players use single coils for metal?

yea thats deff true, a single in the neck position, they have so much warmth and arent too overdriven, they are pretty much exactly whats needed, fluid, warm and punchy
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Kirk also owns a spectacularly nice Pre-CBS Seafoam Green Strat which has appeared in at least one Metallica clip that I have seen, whether that means the guitar was used on that particular track is impossible to determine.
In his interview , Kirk Hamet mention that he used his green fender stratocaster with hardtail for clean parts on black album ( nothing else..) and I red before that in early days Kirk Hamet used fernandes with single coils (while James H. used epihone )
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post #37 of 57 (permalink) Old 01-12-2008, 02:41 PM
 
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Re: Any players use single coils for metal?

doesnt kirk used stacked single coils?
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post #38 of 57 (permalink) Old 01-14-2008, 12:14 PM
 
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Re: Any players use single coils for metal?

I play a Carvin Strat which has all single coils and I play just about anything, including some really heavy stuff.
It's not a case of single coils not doing metal it's a case of people not doing metal with singlecoils, I find nothign wrong with them for any genre, same with humbuckers, they just produce a different tone.
But yeah my single coils can reach some pretty heavy metal tones, I don't play loads of metal but the odd times I do (mainly when jamming with friends just having a goof around) it can get real ballsy, it's all about the amp.
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...mmm Malmsteen?
...mmmm humbucker stack?
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post #40 of 57 (permalink) Old 01-14-2008, 05:12 PM
 
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Re: Any players use single coils for metal?

why is everyone saying malmsteen.. ive never heard of anyone considering an HS-2 or whatever he uses as a single coil
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post #41 of 57 (permalink) Old 01-16-2008, 04:56 PM
 
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Now I know why I don't like the tone on that album.

Hevvy Devvy kicks ass though.

Rock on!
Agreed, cool tone, but not my fav. Infinity had the best tone IMHO! EMG Humbucker loaded ESP --> Peavey 5150 --> Roland GP-1 processor with buttload of delay/ambience, repeat 20x each side!!!
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post #42 of 57 (permalink) Old 01-17-2008, 12:40 PM
 
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Re: Any players use single coils for metal?

Tom Morello? I guess that counts as metal...
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post #43 of 57 (permalink) Old 01-17-2008, 02:24 PM
 
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Re: Any players use single coils for metal?

I know I definitely use single coils in the neck for lead in metal. The bridge needs a humbucker, without doubt. Don't get me wrong - I've gone the route you're going for a few years - single coil in the bridge of a strat through a high gain amp for rhythm. Once I put a JB in place of it, I thought I was holding a different instrument - much much better.

Like I said, though - I almost religiously will play single coils in the neck position (except for on RG's). I have a completely modded strat which is fantastic, and I go for Texas Blues style single coils... they are fantastic for lead in metal, believe it or not. Best tone I've found to match my finger tone.
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post #44 of 57 (permalink) Old 01-21-2008, 10:16 PM
 
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Re: Any players use single coils for metal?

Sometimes they may look single-coils, but they might as well be humbucking stack pickups!

That is the Malmsteen situation, here: DiMarzio HS-3 & YJM
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post #45 of 57 (permalink) Old 01-23-2008, 06:23 PM
 
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Re: Any players use single coils for metal?

Dave Murray of Iron Maiden is a well known Strat player. Not really Killswitch Engage level tones, though. K.K. Downing used to use a Strat back in the day as well.
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