The return of the age of shred.

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The return of the age of shred.

Post by Larry Mal » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:07 am

Back in those days, everyone knew that if you were talking about Destiny's Child, you were talking about Beyonce, LaTavia, LeToya, and Larry.

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Re: The return of the age of shred.

Post by Telliot » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:25 am

I guess I picked a good time to go full synthpop.
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Re: The return of the age of shred.

Post by parry » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:27 am

I am meeeedley-meedley-wee-wee-wee-weeeeeeeee-eeeeeee-eeeeeee-weeeeee, ready!




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Re: The return of the age of shred.

Post by Danley » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:58 am

They don’t really look different from the MusicYo/crap era instruments. Is the difference that Gibson will now try to actually *market* them? I’m unclear where these will be made, given the language alternates between some being US-made’ or ‘assembled.’
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Re: The return of the age of shred.

Post by Flurko » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:22 am

I'm not against the return of shred guitars, as someone said in the Fender shred strat thread, Floyd style vibratos are funny and everyone should try one, and I like bright colors and flashy designs (which are cooler in my book than tacky abalone inlays and AAA++ figured woods). That being said, shred music is awful, I don't know anyone who likes it and I don't understand how it is still a thing in 2020.
So, I'm so-so on these ?

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Re: The return of the age of shred.

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Re: The return of the age of shred.

Post by leokula » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:14 am

Flurko wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:22 am
That being said, shred music is awful, I don't know anyone who likes it and I don't understand how it is still a thing in 2020.
People like different stuff.

I like what I see! The single pickup purple one with a strat trem is my fave! I would rock it.
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Re: The return of the age of shred.

Post by burpgun » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:28 am

Bring back the U.S. made B.C. Richs. I've wanted a dual P Mockingbird bass forever.

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Re: The return of the age of shred.

Post by Arthon » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:17 am

Flurko wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:22 am
I'm not against the return of shred guitars, as someone said in the Fender shred strat thread, Floyd style vibratos are funny and everyone should try one, and I like bright colors and flashy designs (which are cooler in my book than tacky abalone inlays and AAA++ figured woods). That being said, shred music is awful, I don't know anyone who likes it and I don't understand how it is still a thing in 2020.
So, I'm so-so on these ?
+1

Same camp.. But I know some people, friends actually, who like shred :k

I like Nels Cline; does that mean I also like shred guitars?? :derp:
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Re: The return of the age of shred.

Post by Tehz_ » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:30 am

I’m into the Baretta, provided they’re not two grand US.

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Re: The return of the age of shred.

Post by Danley » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:38 am

I enjoy shred; at least in concept. But most shred music is *not* good or attached to otherwise competent songs. I have no impetus to listen to the same old blues-rock groove with corny vocals, or some spacy, new-age detritus. But if someone (ever) exhibits virtuosity on the instrument coupled with songs I like, I will be interested :)
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Re: The return of the age of shred.

Post by carron » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:36 pm

Never liked shred music, but I was recently curious about how a shred type guitar would feel. So I bought a Sterling (the cheap version of Music Man) AX4 for really cheap used, 120$ total, just for the experimentation, cleaned it up, set it up nicely. The guitar has a relatively flat neck radius, a floyd-type tremolo, locking nut and hot pickups. The guitar neck feels amazing with its asymmetric cross section profile, and the guitar seems to be much better quality than the price suggest, although its "printed" maple top is hilarious.

However I found that I do not get along with hot pickups, no dynamics left in them. It seems I have to go full tilt or nothing and I am not a fan of that. And the Floyd Rose is really not designed to be used subtly, which is how I like to use my tremolos. However it keeps in tune no matter what i do to it.

Not really sure what to do with this inexpensive Sterling guitar. If the neck did not feel this amazing, or if it was not as nicely resonant as it is, it would be sold for a small profit in a second. Should I do the ridiculous thing and change the pickups for a more vintagey type humbuckers?. In any case my conclusion is that I do not like shred guitar pickups or Floyds. Shred guitars are not my thing.

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Re: The return of the age of shred.

Post by Danley » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:39 pm

Sterlings are great. Honestly nothing feels better to me then a shred neck; so effortless to play a thin neck with large frets :)

Floyds are alright. Not cheap ones though.
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Re: The return of the age of shred.

Post by Lamar Fandango » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:13 pm

Wish Gibson would get crackin' on aluminum neck Kramer reissues.

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Re: The return of the age of shred.

Post by mbene085 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:52 pm

I mean, YouTube guitar/reviewer culture seems to be its own subculture with its own shred-based music, so this is less crazy than it probably looks. I mean, in some cases it has even coalesced into some sort of slime monster and crawled its way onto charts in the form of things like Dorje, which apparently topped the UK rock chart (which also surprised me, to find out that they still had things like a "rock chart" these days).

Anyway, the point is that musically torturous shred is alive and well and it makes sense to provide guitars to that market.

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