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Squeech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-29-04 03:08 PM
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12. I play a 1969 SG Custom
I have long felt that Fender guitars are fundamentally different instruments from Gibsons. (And I lump most other brands-- Gretsch, Guild, Rickenbacker, etc-- in with Gibsons.)

The determining factor seems to be string tension, which is a product of scale length and neck rigidity. The Fender instrument lends itself to a more flexible style, with a lot of warping of both pitch and timbre.

None of which I can do very well. The best I can get is a pastiche of Jorma Kaukonen's finger vibrato, on good days. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool Gibson guy. (I play a Ric too.)
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  -Fender vs. Gibson XNASA  Sep-29-04 03:01 PM   #0 
  - You and your geee-tars  forradalom   Sep-29-04 03:02 PM   #1 
  - Amps?  XNASA   Sep-29-04 03:02 PM   #3 
  - Fender.  bobthedrummer   Sep-29-04 03:02 PM   #2 
  - PRS all the way so . . OTHER :) . . . or  ET Awful   Sep-29-04 03:03 PM   #4 
  - Soooooorrrrrrrrry, Mr. Moneybags.  XNASA   Sep-29-04 03:04 PM   #6 
  - Who me? I don't even own an electric right now  ET Awful   Sep-29-04 03:05 PM   #8 
  - Ugh. Had one, it wasn't put together so well.  Character Assassin   Sep-29-04 03:18 PM   #22 
  - By implying that Carlos Santana sucks, you immediately  ET Awful   Sep-29-04 03:19 PM   #24 
     - Oh, sorry, did I only imply? Ok: Carlos Santana sucks. Big Donkey Balls  Character Assassin   Sep-29-04 06:15 PM   #50 
  - PRSs feel like toys (but to each their own :))  mitchum   Sep-29-04 05:13 PM   #48 
     - Nah, Parker Flys feel like toys :)  ET Awful   Sep-29-04 08:34 PM   #59 
        - You are absolutely right about the Fly...  mitchum   Sep-29-04 09:35 PM   #68 
  - I play fenders, but i prefer gibsons.  Gothic_Sponge   Sep-29-04 03:03 PM   #5 
  - That'd be my choice, too.  ronzoNOLA   Sep-29-04 09:34 PM   #66 
  - Martin guitars  Radical Activist   Sep-29-04 03:04 PM   #7 
  - I prefer acoustic, and I'll take a Larrivee please :)  ET Awful   Sep-29-04 03:07 PM   #9 
  - The poll specifically states "electric".  XNASA   Sep-29-04 03:07 PM   #10 
     - Where does it state that?  ET Awful   Sep-29-04 03:11 PM   #14 
     - and my message said  Radical Activist   Sep-29-04 03:24 PM   #29 
  - Gretsch.  whoisalhedges   Sep-29-04 03:08 PM   #11 
  - Never played one.  XNASA   Sep-29-04 03:12 PM   #16 
  - I have 2 Gretsch acoustics.  Gothic_Sponge   Sep-29-04 03:13 PM   #18 
  - I play a 1969 SG Custom  Squeech   Sep-29-04 03:08 PM   #12 
  - I play a Tele, for the same reasons that you have stated.  XNASA   Sep-29-04 03:15 PM   #19 
  - Guild.  janesez   Sep-29-04 03:10 PM   #13 
  - Ahem.  Fenris   Sep-29-04 03:12 PM   #15 
  - But the guitar that carries his name is........  XNASA   Sep-29-04 03:17 PM   #21 
     - Gibson makes a Pete Townshend model SG...  southpaw   Sep-29-04 03:20 PM   #25 
     - DAMN!!! Every amp?  no name no slogan   Sep-29-04 04:19 PM   #40 
  - Gibson  Blue-Jay   Sep-29-04 03:12 PM   #17 
  - That's because you yourself have a chunky neck.  XNASA   Sep-29-04 03:35 PM   #36 
  - Yeah, and you have chicken legs.  Blue-Jay   Sep-29-04 04:22 PM   #41 
  - I had a Fender with two humbuckers.  GOPisEvil   Sep-29-04 04:58 PM   #46 
     - Yeah. There are Fenders made that way.  Blue-Jay   Sep-29-04 07:35 PM   #55 
        - I played a Washburn Falcon electric like that in the 80s  no name no slogan   Sep-29-04 09:47 PM   #70 
  - I'm a Bassist, myself  southpaw   Sep-29-04 03:16 PM   #20 
  - Sorry.  XNASA   Sep-29-04 03:20 PM   #27 
     - He said bassist  johnnie   Sep-29-04 03:24 PM   #30 
        - Hah!  southpaw   Sep-29-04 03:25 PM   #31 
        - A-hem!  jmowreader   Sep-29-04 05:46 PM   #49 
           - Ouch  johnnie   Sep-29-04 07:28 PM   #54 
              - You know the difference between guitarists and government bonds?  jmowreader   Sep-29-04 09:16 PM   #62 
                 - That one's funny...  johnnie   Sep-29-04 09:35 PM   #67 
  - Have to go with Fender on this one  johnnie   Sep-29-04 03:19 PM   #23 
  - Ibanez  ChavezSpeakstheTruth   Sep-29-04 03:20 PM   #26 
  - I play a '67 Epiphone Riviera (later swallowed by Gibson)  stevielizard   Sep-29-04 03:22 PM   #28 
  - I love the sound of Gibsons  Beware the Beast Man   Sep-29-04 03:26 PM   #32 
  - If you are going to get a Squire  johnnie   Sep-29-04 03:32 PM   #33 
  - Agreed  Squeech   Sep-29-04 03:34 PM   #35 
  - Thanks for the heads up..  Beware the Beast Man   Sep-29-04 03:53 PM   #37 
  - Squier's are barely playable in my opinion.  XNASA   Sep-29-04 03:33 PM   #34 
  - I have two Schecters. Love 'em!  Blue-Jay   Sep-29-04 04:53 PM   #44 
  - Go with the Fender  no name no slogan   Sep-29-04 04:03 PM   #38 
  - Former Fender Strat player, but now I play GODIN  no name no slogan   Sep-29-04 04:17 PM   #39 
  - That whole company makes great guitars at a great price  ET Awful   Sep-30-04 05:40 AM   #71 
  - this one  101er   Sep-29-04 04:27 PM   #42 
  - Fender!  PittPoliSci   Sep-29-04 04:46 PM   #43 
  - Depends on the sound you are looking for....  pdx_prog   Sep-29-04 04:57 PM   #45 
  - Exactly! This isn't an either-or thing  0rganism   Sep-29-04 07:16 PM   #52 
  - Gibson for guitars Fender for amps  mitchum   Sep-29-04 05:12 PM   #47 
  - I've been playing the same Les Paul for a zillion years.  NNadir   Sep-29-04 07:05 PM   #51 
  - All depends on the tone one wants  Rabrrrrrr   Sep-29-04 07:26 PM   #53 
  - That Would Be Me  ProfessorGAC   Sep-30-04 06:27 AM   #73 
  - Now why in the Hell would DUers play a corporate product? Continued below.  chaska   Sep-29-04 07:45 PM   #56 
  - no you can't  mairceridwen   Sep-29-04 08:04 PM   #58 
  - Being a Beatle fan, I have the following guitars...  Fiendish Thingy   Sep-29-04 07:52 PM   #57 
  - I have one of each  ZombyWoof   Sep-29-04 08:40 PM   #60 
  - Yet, deep in their hearts,  Blue-Jay   Sep-29-04 09:21 PM   #63 
  - How to get an electric guitar player to turn down..........  Ron_Green   Sep-29-04 09:07 PM   #61 
  - Gibson all the way  tarkus   Sep-29-04 09:23 PM   #64 
  - YAMAHA all the way!  Independent429   Sep-29-04 09:24 PM   #65 
  - I have a Yamaha 12-string Strat copy  no name no slogan   Sep-29-04 09:41 PM   #69 
  - Pointy!  ProfessorGAC   Sep-30-04 06:21 AM   #72 
  - Silly poll, if you ask me  auburngrad82   Sep-30-04 06:40 AM   #74 
 

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