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Gibson or Fender
« on: July 05, 2011, 02:41:20 AM »
I recently bought a Fender and intended too learn how too play it but I listen too more hard rock songs and want learn more killer riffs. So saving my time and yours:

Was Fender the right chioce or should I return it for a Gibson?

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Re: Gibson or Fender
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2011, 04:42:51 AM »
In general Fender Strats and Gibson Les Pauls  are very good multi purpose guitars for playing most styles . It comes down to a matter of taste on what feels best and looks best to you . As long as your tuners are decent and stay in tune, have decent strings and have decent pickups now it just comes down to what amps/effects you use for the sound you get , plus your technique  .

In my humble opinion you chose fine with a Fender if its a strat and not something  like a Fender telecaster or someting else if rock is what you are after   :rockon:

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Re: Gibson or Fender
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2011, 09:25:20 AM »
You should play a range of guitars and find the one that you like the best. Then buy that guitar and learn the killer riffs on it.
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Re: Gibson or Fender
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2011, 09:36:51 AM »
Is it a rhythm guitar or a lead guitar?  :ninja:
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Re: Gibson or Fender
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2011, 11:28:26 PM »
It's a Fender Stratocaster. I was just curious. Thanks!  :thumbsup:

Any tips?
I'm not really the talented type...

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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2011, 07:35:41 AM »
Is it a rhythm guitar or a lead guitar?  :ninja:

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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2011, 07:41:22 AM »
It's a Fender Stratocaster. I was just curious. Thanks!  :thumbsup:

Any tips?
I'm not really the talented type...

Good choice :) Did you get a higher end one or one of the cheaper 100 to 200 dollar range ones ? If one of the cheaper ones you may want to consider upgrading tuners to locking ones at least so it stays in tune better and maybe even new pickups if u aren't happy with what u got . 


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Re: Gibson or Fender
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2011, 03:30:59 PM »
Scratch that sorrry! It's a Fender Squier. I got the cheaper ones, about $250 plus the amp, case, picks, chords costing me total of about 600 some dollars.

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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2011, 03:48:49 PM »
My computer is being weird. I'll try and fix it as soon as possible so I can upload a real pic. I'll rip one off the internet.
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Re: Gibson or Fender
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2011, 01:22:58 PM »
Riffs on a Fender? Surely Mr. Hendrix and Mr. Malmsteen have a word to share about that...
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Re: Gibson or Fender
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2011, 07:12:07 AM »
Indeed.

Iommi originally used a Fender too.
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« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2011, 08:03:48 AM »
My computer is being weird. I'll try and fix it as soon as possible so I can upload a real pic. I'll rip one off the internet.
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Your gonna wanna trade that in for a Les paul...or upgrade the pickups  :ninja:

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Re: Gibson or Fender
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2011, 12:24:21 PM »
Indeed.

Iommi originally used a Fender too.

Page had a pretty kick ass Tele back in the ole Zep 1 days :rockon:
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« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2011, 05:44:39 PM »
Indeed.

Just going off the top of my head here, but I seem to recall him using a blue strat at the Knebworth gig in 79?

(at least on "In The Evening")

Tony Iommi used a strat on "Wicked World" and another song I cant think of right now on the first Sabbath album, I think its "The Warning"
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« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2011, 05:47:15 PM »
(obviously I mean I recall seeing footage of him using a strat in 79   :tongue:)
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Re: Gibson or Fender
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2011, 08:17:47 AM »
Page had a pretty kick ass Tele back in the ole Zep 1 days :rockon:

That he did, and Hendrix and Malmsteen were def Strat men. the thing is that all those guys played with older versions of the brand. Imo, Fender was never the same after CBS took over in '65. Gibson has also undergone many changes...
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« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2011, 08:19:46 AM »
Imo, a Strat before '65 is THE way to go...if you can find one :(
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« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2011, 08:26:28 AM »
Indeed.

Just going off the top of my head here, but I seem to recall him using a blue strat at the Knebworth gig in 79?

(at least on "In The Evening")

Tony Iommi used a strat on "Wicked World" and another song I cant think of right now on the first Sabbath album, I think its "The Warning"
Yes it was a '64 strat at Knebworth...
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« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2011, 08:43:26 AM »
Pagey was a funny cat. He used a Tele here and there, Strats, and Gibson's  Les Paul , (although he used other models by Gibson as well) during different parts of his career. All were older models of the guitars. The oldest was the '53 Telecaster, and the newest one I know of is a '71 Gibson, used on Stairway and other songs...Guitarists often stick with one brand when they find what they like, but Pagey floated back and forth between Fender and Gibson. I always recall him in the movie "The Song Remains The Same" with the burgundy, double neck, custom made Gibson. :rockon:
Some of my favorite lyrics: 
All the world's indeed a stage, and we are merely players
On a good day, I know it ain't everday, we can part the seas
If ya wanna find out what's behind these cold eyes, you'll just have to claw your way through this disguise
History hides the lies of our Civil War

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Re: Gibson or Fender
« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2011, 12:17:53 PM »
Are we talking old or new?

Old Gibson > Old Fender > New Fender > New Gibson

at least that's my opinion of 'em.
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« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2011, 06:00:28 AM »
Are we talking old or new?

Old Gibson > Old Fender > New Fender > New Gibson

at least that's my opinion of 'em.

Good point, the older models of both brands had good and bad points. Same with the newer models. I am partial to the older Strat's, but that's just me :) As far as which is best, again, it is a matter or personal taste in sound, instrument shape, pickups, type of music you play, etc. As I said, I like the old Strats best, however, I would def take an old Gibson over a new Gib or a new Strat, call me old school, but I just think the older models had a better sound. But that is just my opinion. Many like the new models, as well, which is fine. They still sound good, but I prefer the old. Personal preference is key, I think, more than brands, year made, etc. If you love a knockoff guitar that is well made and sounds great, does it really matter if it is a '62 Strat or a '71 Gibson? No, it is what YOU like..as long as it is of decent quality, so it will last a while and perform properly for you....
You can always become a mad scientist like Eddie Van Halen and others and create your own Frankenstein guitar...
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Re: Gibson or Fender
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2012, 09:45:03 PM »
Fender sucks. They're boring, no fun to play, and they and sound like  :yuk2:
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« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2012, 12:39:14 PM »
Well, it's quite different to compare Fender with Gibson than to compare Squier with Epiphone..

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Re: Gibson or Fender
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2012, 06:56:08 AM »
Im not a guitarist, but I wouldnt be too quick to write off a guitar based on brand name alone.
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Re: Gibson or Fender
« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2012, 03:20:40 PM »
Gibsons (specially Les Pauls) are EXTREMELY OVERPRICED.

Worst part is that you spend a couple grand in a Les Paul and you find yourself having to set up the instrument, it's not as simple as taking the guitar out of the case and play. Sure, they look cool and they have great sustain, but I find they're not worth that much (another consideration is the POOR neck/paddle construction, dropped the guitar? wave goodbye to the neck/paddle joint).

For that price you can get a Paul Reed Smith that's a superior guitar in every single way, really versatile, comfortable to play, beautiful design and you can tell they've been ANAL about the choice of materials and construction. Take it out of the case and it's all set up, tuned and ready to make it rock.



Anyway, choosing guitars just by brands it's absurd, always try them, despite their versatility, you'll find that one model will suit better what you want to play, and if you play different styles of music and you care about TONE, you'll realize why some musicians don't stick to one model/brand. I find a Strat beats the shit out of a Les Paul if you're playing funk, and the other way around if you're playing reggae or ska.

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