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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-01-2009, 12:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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Who Uses RG's For....

Who uses RG's for blues, Jazz or other typical music. I once heard a guy playing a Jazz Show with a RG with Duel Paf Pro's sounded good. Anyone else use them in band setting for non-rock styles?
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Guilty. All of the above.

I use RG 520s fitted with PAF Pros and FREDs for Blues, Jazz, alternative as well as the obvious rock standards.

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I use my RG for other non-shred activities alot. I like the single pick-up and the 2nd p-up position, too. It's a great workhorse.
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I'm about to possibly join an established band that plays top 40 type stuff and use my RG for that. Sure my soul hurts but money will be nice. Haha.
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I'm really fascinated by the relationship between how an instrument, especially electric guitar, looks v. how it sounds.

Les Paul himself uses his own signature guitar to play jazz. (Which reminds me, Les is not only still alive, but an active, gigging musician. I gotta go see him play soon.)

But you know what I'm talkin' about, yeah? It's like how actors get typecast. The Strat for blues, RGs for hair metal, semi-hollows for classic rock, etc. etc.

Most guitars are pretty versatile and some awesome things result when artists use them in new ways. Have a listen to Rodrigo y Gabriela and you will be blown away by Led Zep and Metallica tunes on nylon-string acoustic guitar.

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I use my RG3QM for country, chicken picken, and folk and blues. Its equipped with a DiMarzio X2N in the bridge and a Bill Lawrence USA 500XL in the neck. My main use is for NuMetal and just straight face melting burnout riffs. Its beautiful too.
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Has anyone of you ever see a German folk music show? Those guitar-posers use heavy metal guitars only. There´s even this folk boy group that use PGMs. I allways ask myself why they don`t use suitable instruments that look more traditional like Strats or Teles. But it is quite funny to see sombody performing playback music that makes your toe nails curl up with a shredder's dream guitar.
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im not a shredder by ANY means, but i just like the way RGs feel. To me its a higher quality guitar than most of whats out there in its price range. Its very versatile, especially if you are able to tap the humbuckers. on a side note, i use a 94 MIM Telecaster Special for mostly everything. ha ha. Hendrix to Lamb of God all on one crazy Tele. It has a stock Fender humbucker in the neck and i put a Seymour Duncan Hot Rails humbucker in the bridge with a 5 way switch for coil taps and whatnot. i agree that the look of a guitar should not dictate where its used...
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Has anyone of you ever see a German folk music show? Those guitar-posers use heavy metal guitars only. There´s even this folk boy group that use PGMs. I allways ask myself why they don`t use suitable instruments that look more traditional like Strats or Teles. But it is quite funny to see sombody performing playback music that makes your toe nails curl up with a shredder's dream guitar.
i saw the first time a jem lng in a slagershow!! then i was totally shocked! a big fat guy with a rediculous beard plays that guitar without doing anything!plays a extreme colloured guitar that i never forgot since then!i know for sure he cant play a note on any guitar!

i still hate that guy~!and love the guitar still!

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Played my 570 in church this weekend. Middle pup mostly. It takes the edge off the gain and drops the guitar back in the mix. Then neck/bridge for solos and it jumps right out.
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i believe an RG can be used to play alot of mellow stuff

only in very rare instances is a guitar not suited for the music, with the
exception of maybe jazz box feedback and some others

its all in the fingers and other stylistic techniques used imo
im sure bbking could still do his thing on a jem, or a jp6, or any other shred guitar.
guitars can do everything, thick or thin necks. just takes practice and getting used to...
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Played my 570 in church this weekend. Middle pup mostly. It takes the edge off the gain and drops the guitar back in the mix. Then neck/bridge for solos and it jumps right out.
Thats cool, My church has a praise band, and I would love to play in it...but its bluegrass.
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