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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 5:21 pm    Post subject: Research for the ultimate guitar. Reply with quote

Alright...I've more or less designed a body and neck for my first original guitar (pics later) but, before I build I need some *SERIOUS* answers to some *SERIOUS* questions:

1. What electric guitar would you concider to have the BEST tone?

2. What elec guitar would you concider to have the BEST sustain?

3. What elec guitar would you concider to have the BEST elec setup?
-(knob positions, pickup combinations, input jack location, etc)

4. What elec guitar would you concider to feel the BEST when playing?

I'm not looking for debates, spam or even a discussion...just the facts.
Thank you in advance. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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jazzmaster duh!

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best sustain?


never bothered me..but my 2 duo sonics sustain pretty well, no doubt theres better out there i dont think its what makes the ultimate guitar

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best elec setup?


no guitar gets it 100% right..custom all the way!

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feels the best?


jazzmaster duh!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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To me, probably a Jaguar.

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best sustain?


Gretsch.

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best elec setup?


Some sort of Fernandes.

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Mustang.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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best tone?


Tele Deluxe

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best sustain?


Les Paul

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best elec setup?


Fender Jazzmaster w/o rhythm circuit, or my guyatone (kinda the same)

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feels the best?

Mustang

All from guitars I do/have owned
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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best tone?


HSS Stratocaster.

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best sustain?


Les Paul

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best elec setup?


Probably a Gibson, but anything with four knobs and at least one switch is clearly good.

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Stratocaster, or anything else with contours.

I haven't had experience with anything else really.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Tele Deluxe because it's bright and Fendery but still heavy and Les Paul-ish

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best sustain?


Les Paul

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best elec setup?


Tele Deluxe and most Gibsons because they're out of the way but not too far out of the way that you can't get to them fast enough when you need to.

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Stratocaster or Jazzmaster. I love all the contours on the strat body, and I love the way that offsets like the jazzmaster feel.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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jag

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n/a

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flip/reversed tele plate

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mustang w/ contour
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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One of those damn expensive PRS's - think Carlos Santana

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Gibson Les Paul

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Any thing with (at least) 2 tones and 2 volumes is good in my books

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Strat, purely due to the contours
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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1950's gibson archtop, with tone rolled down all the way
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les paul
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strat with push button on/off for neck pickup
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martin archtop (i think its the C3)
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

best tone.
jag, or my custom tele with the p-90

best sustain.
string thru tele(my 83)

best electric setup.
mix of flipped tele controls, and jaggie. jazzie controls.

best feel.
ANTHYING SHORTSCALE!!! no seriously mustang or jaguar, neck wise and body wise
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The answer to all the questions is of course:

Fender Telecaster Deluxe
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Telecaster of any variety.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aug wrote:
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Telecaster bridge, p90 neck

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best sustain?


Undecided, sorry

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Telecaster

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Jazzmaster

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Subjective, but I'm loving my Jag with series/parallel switching and JB Jr in the bridge.

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best sustain?

*shrug* It sure as hell isn't my Jag. A friend's SG has great sustain, as does another friend's Vacaro.

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best elec setup?

?? I guess my Jag wiring with each pup on/off plus series/parallel. I'd like to add another switch to change the bridge pup itself to series/parallel (JB Jr).

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feels the best?

Definately my Jag, the whole reason I bought it. When my wife had her Jagstang it felt really great too (neck-wise), and the one upside-down Mustang I played felt pretty good neckwise also. Since other's have mentioned the Stang as opposed to their Jags I would assume then that those feel the best.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fender Telecaster Deluxe


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