Granted I only have 2 But I’m loving my Epiphone Les Paul Custom.
I didn’t realize how much better a decent guitar can be over my previous $50 garage sale special. The action makes everything so much easier to play…now I just need to get better at playing in general!
So what’s your favorite guitar? And bonus points if you can link to a sample or an AudioJungle item where you’re playing it
I have a '79 Strat same as this one. Sweet tone from the neck pickup. Am considering changing the bridge pickup at some stage. Real nice neck on it and it plays itself. Won’t have it with me for at least another 6 months but have some samples of stuff I recorded with it to use in the meantime.
I’m in a love-hate relationship with my electric guitar and I’m constantly thinking about buying a better one. So this thread is great! I’m currently rocking with this one (but with DiMarzio EVO 2 pickups):
In my best selling track I try to play some upbeat rock:
I have one of those things, they are great, but once they are out of tune it is pain in the neck to set it right again. i dread every time I take it in my hands because I know if it needs tuning it is gonna take me an hour at least and than all inspiration is gone… Did I just say inspiration? Oh dear…
I abandoned tremlo arms with my last aria pro. Like yourself, more messing around with tuning than playing. Always wanted one of those Vai Ibenez tho. They were crazy money when they first came out. I don’t know how to use a tremlo properly anyway, it just sounds gimmiky when I try it for vibrato. Maybe good for dives. Can’t thing of many that use it well, Steve Vai, Jeff Beck.
This is exactly why I have my guitar being fixed in guitar repair center as I write this - I’m putting some kind of blocking element into the bridge which will take away tremolo’s ability to move up but as the positive side of it the guitar should stay in tune longer and would be much easier to tune. This is my last try before I buy a new one without any tremolo at all.
Tuning is different from fixed bridges but I only need to do a full tuning (springs, head tuners, bridge tuners) when doing a full string change. Properly set up it stays in good tune for months. I used to have a RGIR with fixed bridge but I really enjoy the tremolo
Only real issue for me with floating trems is I need to adjust my right hand position so I don’t rest my palm on the bridge.
In my experience high quality guitars will stay in tune whether it has a floating/non-floating trem or fixed bridge, while low quality guitars don’t stay in tune regardless of which bridge it has. But a high price doesn’t necessarily mean high quality and vice versa.
I have set up my strat style bridge so that it doesn’t float. In addition I have locking tuners and my guitar never goes out of tune. Badly intonated guitars and guitars that goes out of tune can really kill all creativity, especially when you are recording.