Should I go to electric guitar world?

Do you specifically want one with a vibrato, as the Bigsby adds a fair bit to the price and can be difficult to maintain, though I have had no issues with mine. Having a quick look around I assume it is an online store ? You would get a better idea if you can visit a shop and see what it feels like to hold and play.

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You can definitely rock out with hollow-body guitars as well.

A Gibson ES-175:

An Epiphone Casino (played by Lennon, the video half playback, but he played the same guitar on the recording):

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I would have thought that both of those amps could be used at bedroom volumes. The H&K, for instance, is a 15W solid state amp. I’m sure it can get too loud when cranked, but it should be possible to turn the master volume right down so it’s not annoying the neighbours.

Whether or not it sounds good at that volume is a different matter. Have you tried it with one of your guitars?

If you aren’t happy with either amp at low volume, then maybe it’s time to sell on and get something more suited to your environment, such as the THR10ii.



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You can get a very good guitar for under $1,000 US - even in the $600 range. Check out Darrell Braun Guitar’s channel on YouTube. He reviews $200 to high end guitars and literally breaks them down. As others have suggested, visit a guitar store and play a bunch of different guitars. Be mindful of the amp you buy. Dollars saved on the guitar could be better invested there.

I am no expert and have only recently updated from my $200 electric. If you can, go to a guitar store over a couple of days. Play everything they have. It will give you a feeling for all the differences and what you like. take your time, check out what you like in detail. I play primarily seated, and found the neck feel ,fret feel, pickup sound, ability to split humbuckers. more critical than weight. Then you can narrow down what attributes you want. After playing what felt like 100 guitars, I fell in love with a quality built Indonesia made semi hollow. I wasn’t looking for a semi hollow, It was in the 600-900 range depending on the deals available. I would recommend to use the same amp the whole time. you could even bring you own headphones if you don’t want the store to hear, but they don’t mind that’s why they’re there.

Update. I got myself an Accustic guitar for now yamaha ll-ta transacoustic
My wife complained that electric guitar will be too noisy. Still want an electric guitar but I am putting it off :slight_smile: Need to convince her first .

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The Yamaha Transacoustic are fantastic guitars!! Congrats!!
But as a selling point to your wife…. Electricals makes far less noise than acoustics :rofl:
Just turn down the volume on the amp :+1:

My amp has a headphone jack (the speaker is muted when the headphones are plugged in,) so that’s how I practice with my electric. It’s noisier when I play my acoustic.

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OK I convinced my wife and I am going to buy one more guitar this time electric but I prefer Yamaha. All my guitars are Yamaha so I was thinking of Yamaha - Revstar Standard RSS20 black color
When buying the guitar what else do I need to buy? I have Amps for home practice but what about pedals? I suppose I need a reverb pedal and I love to have some distortion. How much do I need to invest?


You really only need one … you could sell the one you will use least and put the funds towards other gear. The Roland Street is possibly better than the H&K.

Get a mid-budget multi-fx to feed in to your amp.
You will learn what the different types of pedal do and it will be very much bang-for-the-buck compared to lots is single pedals. A great way to start learning.

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Thanks this is very useful . I also need to choose pickup , If I choose single coil does that mean I can not play distortion ? I mostly will play clean . Like pink floyd stuff :slight_smile:
I HS better?

If you go for the one with P90 pickups you more or less have a good in between setup. They are a bit hotter than standard single coils but not as hot as a humbucker. They were originally used quite a lot on Jazz guitars to give a bit more body to the higher notes.
Both of my Electric guitars have these, I really like them!

Can you recommend a multif-fx ? some thing that I can use for a long time even if it is not that much budget ?

Mooer GE100 is a more than useful entry level multi-fx.

Or a Vox StomplAB 2G.

I still happy use mk1 version of a Zoom G3.

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I really like the sound of those new Revstars. I’m tempted with one myself.

Not at all. In fact a lot of Gilmore’s stuff, like many of his most famous solos, are distorted. And he uses a single coil strat for most of these.

Distortion is mostly a function of the amp. If you can push the amp hard enough, it will distort. Most guitar amps are designed to distort easily and will do so with any pickup type, including electro-acoustics.

The difference between pickup types is largely about the frequency range they occupy.

Humbuckers are fuller and “fatter” than single coils, but they can be a bit muddy for some people’s taste. They will also normally be a bit higher output than single coils so will start to distort sooner.

Single coils will be thinner and will generally cut through a full band mix a bit better, but can sound harsh, especially in isolation.

P90’s are basically high output single coils.

But with the right amp, any of them will distort easily.



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@Majik Sorry, if I step into this discussion. But you’re a walking encyclopedia, Majik. I’m interested in this issue too, because I’m looking for a very versatile electric, which offers a wider range of options. What about splitable humbuckers and different combinations to switch between different pickups (I think, Hagstroms do that?) Can I get a real “single coil sound” out of them, or is it a halfway compromise?

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Andrea, I’m no encyclopedia of knowledge nor vast experience, but FWIW I shall share my experience.

I tried strat, tele, and LP, style guitars in my price range when I wanted an electric, which was perhaps a next level above entry.

Sound wise played through the same amp and same settings it was the LP that spoke to me every time I tried.

I though splittable humbuckers would be the way to go. So I settled on an Epiphone Lers Paul Standard Pro.

From experience so far, I find I have not really used the splittable function. On that guitar playing just through my amp without pedals, it doesn’t make such a difference.

Pickup position wise, I think all electrics with multiple pickups will provide options. In my case I mostly either use the neck or bridge. I’ve tried to get creative eg both pickups with the bridge in single coil mode. As I say, so far I haven’t found that useful, but could be my ability to play and the options I have to shape tone with my amplifier.

Now may be with better quality pickups that are splttable, and more tone shaping options, a split humbucker could sound close to a single coil. But I think it is never going to be the same and may be more of a red-herring for us, who are getting started. I think for most of us learning, seek a sound that you like, with a couple of options from a guitar that you find comfortable to play is probably the way to go.

And P90s are worth giving a listen to, which is something I didn’t consider, not knowing what a P90 was at the time.

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I probably enjoy a lot of music made with strats and they can be fine guitars but I have no connection with them at all.

Like a tele though if I was heading in the fender direction but they are not the most versatile of axes

Experience wins almost every time.

I have the same experience with my PRS S2 single cut. Both in my experience and from comments from others, coil-splitting humbuckers will give you a different tone, but not normally the same as a true single-coil tone.

I have seen suggestions that some of the higher-end PRS pickups have a pretty good split-coil single-coil-ish tone, but most others aren’t really that close to the SC sound.

As @DavidP says most electric guitars will give you a fair bit of flexibility. For instance, the bridge and neck pickups on most are very different.

Probably the most flexible common model of electric guitar is the strat, but this won’t normally give you humbucker tones unless you go for a HSS model, which then removes the option for a true single-coil bridge tone.

And it’s important to not trade a tone you love for the sake of versatility, IMO.



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Thanks do you mean this one?