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  1. #1

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Cambridgeshire, UK
    ME: Charvel SoCal Custom
    MB: Spector NS2000Q4
    Rig: Dual Rectifier (Reborn)

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    What's your best sounding guitar?

    Guitars are odd. They're all different, but also all incredibly similar in principal, so it always takes me by surprise which one of mine ends up sounding the best.

    For me at the moment it's hands down my Charvel San Dimas. At practice, every time we change guitars and I change to that one, my tone all of a sudden comes alive. It's got a gnarly, almost strat-like twang in the top end, but without the thinness.

    I'd put it down solely to the JB, but I've got one in the bridge of my Jackson DK2m as well, which is almost identical spec, but it just doesn't have that clarity (it does sound aggressive as fuck though).

    So the least favourite of my guitars tone-wise at the moment is the Xiphos, and a few weeks ago I thought it sounded amazing!

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  2. #2

    Join Date: May 2010
    Location: Portland, OR
    ME: Les Paul
    MA: Les Paul
    MB: Les Paul
    Rig: Mini Rec

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    It's really hard to say. My Les Paul probably. The Schecter C1 is so much more aggressive for high gain (ash bolt-on) but the Les Paul is far more musical to me and I connect with it better. The RG570 shreds and not much else.
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  3. #3

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: London ONT
    ME: PRS Custom 22
    Rig: JCM800

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    I haven't properly a/b'd my prs and my singlecut. Tonally they're different flavours; singlecut has PAFs and the custom 22 has a lollar imperial in the bridge and stock neck pickup. There's a few differences but the swap in the PRS got them a lot closer.

    I play my PRS 99% of the time though.
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  4. #4

    Join Date: Apr 2013
    Location: elizabeth, Colorado
    ME: Robbins custom 7
    MA: ovation celebrity
    MB: Tobias
    Rig: peavey JSX/EVH 5153 4x12

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    i used to have a custom telecaster with a gibson dirty fingers bridge. i loved the thing because it wasnt really for metal, but it could play some nice hard rock and it sounded very unique. although right now by far my best sounding guitar is the ibanez s7420fm with a tone zone in the bridge. it kills.

  5. #5

    Join Date: Mar 2012
    Location: US East Coast
    ME: SVK Les Paul Custom
    MA: Washburn something
    MB: Charvel 1B
    Rig: Marshall 8100

    iTrader: 2 (100%)

    Definitely my Les Paul Customs. The sad thing is 3/4 of the pickups they have are stock.
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  6. #6

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Jacksonville, FL

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    My favorite overall is my 1996 PRS Custom 22 with Dragon I pickups. I just love the sound of that thing for rock/metal and cleans.

  7. #7

    Join Date: Jun 2006
    Location: Earth
    ME: 02 NAMM Jackson RR
    MA: Takamine 12
    MB: Spector Euro 5
    Rig: SLO|Road King|‹berschall

    iTrader: 10 (100%)

    My best sounding guitar for rhythms is my 2002 NAMM Show Rhoads. It sounds great regardless of pickup. It's sounded great with EMG81, Distortion, Miracle Man, Cold Sweat and Nail Bomb. It currently has a ceramic nail bomb in it, but I m ight replace that with something lower output.

    My best sounding lead guitar is one of my Archtop Soloists, but I'm not sure which one

  8. #8

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Woodbridge, VA
    ME: KxK ProtoVii-7
    MA: Martin D-28
    Rig: Mesa/Boobies Stiletto

    iTrader: 2 (100%)

    The prototype for the KxK Sii-7 model:

    I'm not a fan of long scale or single pickup guitars. My black V has a better neck carve. Doesn't matter, since this is one of the best sounding guitars I've ever played, let alone own.
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