Anyone pull off Hard Rock (metal?) with Gibson 57' pickups? Or are 490r/498t the choice? (Think Rush)
Posted 09 February 2012 - 01:03 PM
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Since we write in such a variety of styles, variety of tone is really important to me. However, the most important is getting a nice good hard rock sound. Has anyone been able to pull off a good Hard Rock sound with Gibson 57 pickups? Have you been able to push it into Metal territory? Or would it be better to go 490r/498t? Guitar sounds I like are from bands like Rush, Dream Theater, or that really warm Bush guitar sound. But then again, I'm also interested in a more "modern sound"...
Thanks in advance for your help!
edit: would still love user opinions, but for those wanting to dig deeper I found this great article from gibson about their different pickups! http://www.gibson.co...ting-0309-2011/
Posted 12 February 2012 - 04:45 AM
As always, some of the tone is in the fingers
Alex-Rush uses a 335 as is well known, so '57 type tones are well usable
A hard-rock OD can work wonders...as can OD+EQ to taste...
The amp can also be pivotal to great tone...
Lower and Warmer....
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 04:05 PM
This guitar has a set of 57's in it. You can decide it it's metal enough. I think them because they will do just about any style you can think of.