I personally find it really difficult to play with my thumb always on the back of the neck, simply because my hands are so big. I was taught to play with 'proper' technique on classical guitar but found it impossible when I started playing electric. Of course sometimes it's necessary to play some sections with big stretches or whatever, but most of the time I just do what's comfortable.
Gilbert's thumb is often around the neck, and his fingers are nowhere near parallel to the frets, aka 'bad' technique. If you actually listen toTommy, you'd realize that he does intact shred like a mofo when he wants to.
Does it really matter how you play, how thin/ick the neck is as long as it sounds good?
Doesnt matter how you play, but thin/thick does affect tone.
Then again, I hold firm that tone is in the fingers with guitar and amp adding miniscule differences compared to the fingers.
well I don't know about you but I'd kinda rather swap pickups rather than swap fingers
that sounds painful
That said, yes there is an awful lot of tone control in your fingers as well.
I think that just describes bad shredding.
I'm talking about metal and neoclassical shredding and metal and neoclassical shredding both sound bad. blues, bluegrass, jazz, and country shredding are completely different from metal and neoclassical shredding.
I can sweep pick a harmonic minor scale too but I'm not going to because it sounds terrible
Different strokes for different folks.
What is a better guitar for someone playing thrash metal? B.C Rich Assassin or an explorer?
B.C. Rich is awful, so the explorer wins by default, but that's sort of a silly question to begin with.
You can play metal on a telecaster if you want to, it's a question of the sound you want, not the shape.
TBH, BC riches arent that bad anymore. If by explorer you mean gibson/epiphone with 24.75 scale, I'd rather pick BC rich than anything gibson scale-length. Chuck Schuldiner signature I recently played was extremely solid guitar, at-least for the purpose it's intended for.
If it has humbucker in bridge and it's not hollow, it can do metal with ease. You can play metal with anything, off course.
One thing to consider is the fact how ergonomic the guitars are. To me, explorers are not that comfortable when sitting, but they balance well when standing. I personally wouldn't ever buy explorer if I wasn't going to play most of time while standing. Strat esque guitar (such as that BC) would thus be by far better choice for practicing.
There are still far better choices than either of those (depending on explorer, of course).
I have an explorer and it is just as comfortable as my Super strats sitting down, I don't know why others feel different, but whatever.
one of the guitar players for Red Fang uses a '72 thinline tele with fender wide ranges in both positions. Definitely not what most would think of as a metal guitar but it pushes some serious tone.
I think we've got an explorer rigged for playing slide on.
Dem soapbars on it.
man after playing that T40 for a while my mahogany body strat feels like it's not even there
Somebody I know really likes strats, but dislikes the tone and tends to play heavier shit. So he's got one with a set of EMGs and one with a set of those humbucker-in-a-single things, and if you hadn't been told it was a strat, you'd never know.
You can play a fucking potted plant if you want to, provided you get the right amp and electronics.
Obviously there's going to be an issue if you now have a giant bulge pressing up against your giant bulge.
So, Zoom apparently released an update for my R16 about 3 weeks ago, maybe if I'm lucky this'll fix my DAW-BSOD issues, although it only claims to improve latency. Funny too, as was typing up the ad to sell it
So if I want huge sustain on a strat body, what would I do. Thick and heavy body?
also very large bridge block.
Or just do a hardtail bridge.
I looked at F-Basses.
I DROPPED MY SLIDE
fuck everything I'm just gonna buy a brass one
Maybe I missed something, not being a slide guitarist, but isn't the rule there that if you find yourself needing a slide, you need to go buy beer?