Fender is going back into shred this NAMM...

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Re: Fender is going back into shred this NAMM...

Post by burpgun » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:57 am

Fender out to get the guy from Sleigh Bells playing one of these as he seemed to be on the front wave of trying to bring back shredders. Although come to think of it, after seeing Jack White playing one of those Van Halen sigs, maybe he'd take one too.

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Post by Danley » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:01 am

It’s not my preferred style of guitar in the first place, but since I wanted at least one humbucker guitar I figured I might as well make mine a neon/slime green Jackson Soloist; I’d similarly like one of these.

Anyone notice no serial or ‘made in?’ At $1200 they’re either the lower end of US pricing, or the higher end of Mexican. Maybe even MIJ?
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Re: Fender is going back into shred this NAMM...

Post by s_mcsleazy » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:35 am

i think there is a market for these but i think it's the same kinda market that still wears spandex.

the strange thing about "shred" guitars is they no longer look anything like that. they're all now headless things with ergonomic bodies and 7 strings.
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Post by leokula » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:12 am

I love it. There's definitely a market for these, for those saying it won't sell. It absolutely will.
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Post by Larry Mal » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:58 am

I'm sure it'll sell just fine.

I do wonder about where the guitar is made, though, and the only reason I wonder that is because priced as it is it would imply that Fender is no longer viewing the Mexican factory as being a second tier guitar producer.

If they are putting out limited and expensive runs of instruments from the Mexican plant, that tells me something about the future. And this is priced a little too low for me to think that it was made in the States.
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Post by natthu » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:50 am

Larry Mal wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:58 am
I'm sure it'll sell just fine.

I do wonder about where the guitar is made, though...
Japan. Like the originals.

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Post by natthu » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:53 am

s_mcsleazy wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:35 am
...the strange thing about "shred" guitars is they no longer look anything like that....
These are intended to be a limited run nostalgia collector's piece.
It's the sort of thing that sells to someone who liked the originals back in the day, but couldn't afford to buy one back then.

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Post by Larry Mal » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:54 am

Ah, there you go. That makes the most sense out of anything.
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Post by dinosaurkale-> » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:32 pm

ok i understand that metal is not for everyone and neither is pink guitars
but seriously you are missing out if youve never played a floyd rose guitar
in all honestly, the funnest guitars ive ever played and way funner than any of my 10 or so offsets

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Re: Fender is going back into shred this NAMM...

Post by loveinathens » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:01 pm

dinosaurkale-> wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:32 pm
ok i understand that metal is not for everyone and neither is pink guitars
but seriously you are missing out if youve never played a floyd rose guitar
in all honestly, the funnest guitars ive ever played and way funner than any of my 10 or so offsets
I def see you playing one of these!

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Post by Danley » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:04 pm

dinosaurkale-> wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:32 pm
ok i understand that metal is not for everyone and neither is pink guitars
but seriously you are missing out if youve never played a floyd rose guitar
in all honestly, the funnest guitars ive ever played and way funner than any of my 10 or so offsets
The worst thing about a normal Floyd to me is the ergonomics of the normal fine tuners; I get used to it eventually, but for a while my palms had callouses there.

The second worst thing is, if you divebomb to the extent that you can, the strings wind up far enough from the pickups the sound fades out. Mustang trem avoids this, and has almost comparable range ;)
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Post by Telliot » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:25 pm

The worst thing about a Floyd Rose guitar is the fact I have to look at a guitar with a Floyd Rose. The second worst thing about a Floyd Rose guitar is I have to listen to someone’s masturbatory playing on said Floyd Rose guitar.

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Post by natthu » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:15 pm

^^
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Re: Fender is going back into shred this NAMM...

Post by RuffiansFC » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:10 am

Telliot wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:25 pm
The worst thing about a Floyd Rose guitar is the fact I have to look at a guitar with a Floyd Rose. The second worst thing about a Floyd Rose guitar is I have to listen to someone’s masturbatory playing on said Floyd Rose guitar.

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Re: Fender is going back into shred this NAMM...

Post by Larry Mal » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:29 am

Isaac Brock used a Floyd Rose on a lot of his guitars over the years, he doesn't shred.

It's just a tool same as any other.
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