02-06-2013 03:57 AM - edited 02-06-2013 04:22 AM
I'm looking for a new guitar for gigging (I'll be playing Rhythm mainly).
Thinking of something as straight forward as a single humbucker guitar with 1 volume knob (don't really care about the tone knob).
If possible I'd like something with a decent stock pickup - preferably an EMG81 or equivalent.
Don't need no floyd rose or anything. Just a simple fixed bridge.
Can anyone suggest any suitable guitars that meet this criteria?
I've had my eyes on this for a while because it fits the criteria perfectly:
It is, however, very hard to find locally. I'm also curious to know what other options are out there.
In terms of budget, I don't plan on spending too much on this guitar because I need something that can take some beating without feeling a serious loss. I'm hoping to spend less than $500 on it.
Thanks in advance!
02-06-2013 04:24 AM
my main guitar for my death metal days in the early 90's was a charvel with a single EMG 85 in the bridge. Cool guitar, still have it
02-06-2013 04:04 PM - edited 02-06-2013 04:05 PM
I have a Godin Redline 1 that has Emg 81 in the bridge..
I doesn't really suit me for what I play but I keep it at home to play on in front of the tv.. it's a great guitar, has a thin soft V neck and jumbo frets and plays great. Really a no bullshit guitar.
Edit: and I got it for about $150 used.. I assume you can get it for about that in the states
02-06-2013 04:36 PM
02-07-2013 05:27 PM
Quite frankly, I can't stand active pickups and have tried everything under the sun. 81,85, 81x,85x, 60, 60x, Gilmore strat set, blackouts, bla, bla, bla... 85X in the bridge or go home. It's quite a bit thicker than the 81 but it's the only one that comes close to what I believe a single bridge pickup should be.
02-08-2013 12:04 PM
Anyone got any idea what silverleaf maple sounds like?
Silverleaf maple is more akin to mahogany than your standard rock maple. It's warm sounding.
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