What is the best guitar duo of all time, and why is Thurston and Lee?
>those unstable bridges on those expensive guitars.
Seriously those bridges ruin the guitar, fucked intonation, always dropping out of tune, the guitar sounds thin, lacks sustain. The only advantage is the trem and they don't use it half the time. I don't know why they didn't use strats and teles more.
>le there can't be any drawback to the meme guitar because a famous man uses one
Literally fuck off. Even if they use mastery bridges, they are still an unstable instrument, from my experience unless you're distorting and reverbing them to the shithouse while constantly using the trem arm like Kevin Shields, you may aswell play a strat or a tele. It's literally only used half of the time because it's associated with "alternative" music. I love Sonic Youth, but those guitars are a pain in the ass.
>Even if they use mastery bridges, they are still an unstable instrument
Maybe you just suck ass at guitar. Lots of professional players much better than you have no problem using offset guitars.
Do you own one of these guitars? I do. They are terrible, thin, no sustain, string buzz, constant problems with almost every part down to the electronics. It just astounds me to this day that so many people use them as their main guitar when the music they play doesnt use the trem arm: the only redeeming feature, that *almost* makes up for how badly they play oherwise.
Yes, I own 3.
>They are terrible, thin, no sustain, string buzz, constant problems with almost every part down to the electronics.
I agree that the original bridge is not great, but with a mastery all the rattle and buzz problems are gone. The trebly sound and short sustain is part of the appeal of the sound, if you didn't like it why did you buy one? That's like ordering a pizza and complaining that it doesn't taste like a cheeseburger, ya dig.
I've never had any functional problems with mine.
I own a Jazzmaster and a Stratocaster, the stratocaster is superior in almost every aspect. A jazzmaster is okay if you have a guitar tech at the click of your fingers like most musicians who use them do, but otherwise there is just something about them that feels off when I play them. Tone wise, there is nothing it can do that I can't get my strat to do. I just don't see the appeal, apart from the tremolo system.
I like Strats too but there is plenty Jazzmasters can do that strats can't. For example the thick sounding/noiseless middle position. The rhythm circuit is great for chord melody jazz playing too, with flatwounds it can approximate the sound of an electric archtop. Strats can't get that sound because of the lack of the two piece bridge/break angle.
Also behind the bridge picking + a sound with more harmonic overtones in relation to the fundamental note (this is bad for most people, but great if you're an experimental guitarist)
Maybe, but I still have my strat, I need one more for the bridge than the tremolo, as the second anon mentioned. There's just stuff I can do on a jag or a jm that I can't do on a strat.
They also make fixed bridge models with humbuckers that don't have any of those problems.
offsets are fine with some tweaking, the bridge kind of sucks but you can just put a mustang, staytrem or mastery bridge in and its fixed
all guitars have tuning stability problems. Usually this is caused from the string binding at the nut which is sticky or poorly cut. Most guitars never get a proper set up.
A properly setup offset with an aftermarket bridge (or stock bridge with heavy gauge strings) is a great guitar.
if you disagree you haven't heard Unleashed In The East, simple as that.