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post #16 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-24-2008, 12:57 AM
 
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Is it true that Japanese Fenders are very inexpensive there? My college buddy says they are not that good and very inexpensive. I thought Japanese Fenders were supposed to be awesome!
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I had one or two and it/they were really nice guitars
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The only reason to change a guitar is if it adversely affects your wallet...

If the pay doesn't change because of it, then fvck 'em...
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They Japanese Fenders are on par witht he highway ones as far as build quality. So slightly below an American standard. The prices are good too.


I went to a guitar store today to check out a bunch of things. After being around a ton of guys playing guitars that were designed 50 years ago I decided it's RG for me in every situation besides acoustic and Jazz, although I can't play jazz well enough to say that.

I played a J-Custom, 8570 I think. Very nice looking with an orange flamed maple top. Although the appointments of that J-Custom were great, frets finish quality etc. My RG plays as nicely and feels more mine than that gutiar did. Sound wise, the JC was better but, I still have yet to order my DiMarzio's. Playing that today just made me realize how much I love my guitar compared to all other guitars.

I ain't changing for anyone. I don't like to swear so:

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Just get a push/pull coil tap for the humbucker and have all the Strat tones you'll ever need at your fingertips... And an other idea: If you want it to be more classic looking, get a perloid HSS pickguard for it Insant Strat look without changing a thing!
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I don't like to swear
I got your back brother, you let me know when you need some good old fashioned cussing...
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By the way, you can't tell what an instrument looks like on a recording.

I think what your instrument looks like (or "should" look like) depends on what sort of audience you are hoping to play for. If you're playing for a more conservative audience, maybe you want more conservative stuff. Or if you are playing for a wilder bunch, it would be just the opposite. If you were playing Beach Boys tunes for a surf-themed graduation party, I don't think a Steinberger would be your instrument of choice.
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...killer IMO for anything (except death metal) ...
So it has been decided that your guitar it therefore NOT metal. Don't worry about what others think, because if you start you won't be happy with you (and you'll be broke). I glad to hear that you are not going to change for anyone. Stay strong and keep playing!
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Well, I was just talking about my setup. As of right now, my distortion pedal and such don't give me a death metal tone. But my guitar can do it, my distortion pedal, however, can't.
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I really would't worry - besides, a Salmon Pink (Fiesta Red actually) Fender Jaguar ain't actually the most appropriate axe to be belting out Foo Fighter songs with in any case!

If you love the guitar, and the noise you/it make is appropriate for the music you do, then keep doing it.

Buddy Miller is probably the finest country/roots guitar player in the world, he SHOULD be playing a Fender Telecaster, but nope, Buddy follows Buddy's rules, and plays these incredibly obscure plastic/aluminium composite Italian guitars called Wandres - and of course he sounds sensational, AND because he sounds that little bit different to everyone else, he's become one of the most sought after session players in the US - of course he also happens to be a phenomenal musician, but hey, you get the idea!
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I really would't worry - besides, a Salmon Pink (Fiesta Red actually) Fender Jaguar ain't actually the most appropriate axe to be belting out Foo Fighter songs with in any case!

If you love the guitar, and the noise you/it make is appropriate for the music you do, then keep doing it.

No, I know it's not Fiesta Red but I was wrong it's Shell Pink. See:



Come on man I can tell between pink and red, I'm not color blind.

Also, we don't cover the Foo Fighters I was just saying we were similar in Genre.
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I LOVE shell pink strats. Especially old, beatup /reliced looking ones. The one in that pic looks it's sporting an ebony board, as well. Another nice touch
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The only reason you would change guitars, is if your band was being controlled by a record company and told you that you all have to match or your clothes need to look alike, to target an audience. Otherwise enjoy the freedom you have of being able to express yourself in your choice of equipment and colors.

Its one of the only true freedoms you have when playing covers....

I'm sure most people who come to see your band enjoy looking at interesting instruments...
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