Over on the Seymour Duncan Facebook Page recently, we asked our fans what they consider to be the ultimate guitar for playing heavy metal. We expected a wide variety of answers – just secretly we knew there’d probably be a few ‘it doesn’t matter – it’s the attitude that counts’ responses as well as a few specific models mentioned – but some of the replies were so great that they were worth saving here for posterity on our blog. Responses such as…
That’s easy, the ultimate guitar for heavy metal is not a guitar, it’s 1000 screaming vikings.
I think the best answer I can come up with is that the best guitar for metal is whichever guitar makes YOU feel metal. Sometimes you just connect with a guitar, and it comes through in your playing and writing. The guitar isn’t metal. You make it metal \m/
Any guitar as long as you have “The Pick of Destiny”!
Well… Just a matter of opinion of course… But ladies and gentlemen… Its just plain `ol damn hard to argue against Tony Iommi and Black Sabbath did back in the 70s` with an SG and Iommis` mastery of some serious drop-tunings!!! You KNOW its HEAVY when you start an entirely new genre of music and it last for decades (and keeps on rollin` hard to this day!)… Now THATS “Heavy”!
And our favourite:
The most metal guitar on earth is the hello kitty Stratocaster, made in the far east by Squier. This guitar is the ultimate example of ironic brutality, sporting pink-ish paint, and cartoon cat face graphics. In fact this pink colour is due to the drying of the blood of demons, under a thick coat of clear preservative, and the violent kitty graphics all but serve to deliver the most brutal guitar possible to the average guitarist. The minimalistic single coil pickups give way to a tone that is known to scare the most ferocious of dragons, and its basic tuning machines induce brazen overtones into the metal strings, which are crafted in the forges of hell. The very essence of this guitar is malicious, ready to kill any so called musician that dares play anything other than satanic black metal on this hellish instrument.
So what about you? What do you think is the ultimate heavy metal guitar?
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