May 25th, 2012, 09:32 AM
I thought this was a great video. Kind of shows how little difference there is between guitars through the same amp with the same player. All the Gibsons sounded basically the same, the Tele had a slight bit more twang, the Rick was muddy and did not show to advantage against the other guitars, but was alright. I can't fix the link right, maybe someone can.
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May 25th, 2012, 09:45 AM
Great shoot out. Confirms what I already knew to be my preference.
I don't want/need a Ric
Tele then SG then Studio then Standard no Ric
May 25th, 2012, 12:56 PM
Rick is a great guitar for what it is good at. Not a Les Paul.
May 25th, 2012, 01:18 PM
The pickups in that LP are not the ones usually found in Standards and neither are the pickups in the SG.
May 25th, 2012, 02:21 PM
This shootout is about half complete - where's the clean tone comparison? That's where the Ricky would play ball...
May 25th, 2012, 02:38 PM
Should have been all clean anyway
For what it was though, it was a good vid
May 25th, 2012, 03:37 PM
That tele sure held its own against 4 other guitars each worth at least 2-3 times the price. I'm not one to believe the price tag really means anything, but an AV52RI or something of the like would have been a different story than an MIM Standard.
May 25th, 2012, 09:24 PM
Yes, clean would tell a more accurate story but I have to say it pretty much convinces me that the wood/hardware effecting tone argument is fairly meaningless when enough distortion is applied. Evidently when playing in that mode even the choice of guitar doesn't make a whole lot of difference. It makes me wonder if even a $99 Chinese knock off wouldn't do as well on those amp settings.
May 26th, 2012, 10:32 AM
He really should have put some strings on the Ricky. He went to all of the trouble making the video and then says the strings on the Ricky were so old that they were rusty. Come on guy.