NoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7992 posts, RR: 11 Posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1854 times:
Isn't it amazing that we see so many copies of Strats, Teles and Paulas and that only few luthiers are willing to create something new from the scratch? Ned Steinberger springs to my mind and maybe Paul Reed Smith (who wins the award for designing the best looking guitar). But now look at this .
At first I thought the Birdfish looks downright ugly but now I tend to say it looks ... errmm ... "interesting".
Coming with two swamp ash (blue) and two maple (red) resonator bars (brown mahogany resonators come as option, I have heard), two single coil PUs and three humbuckers - all easily replace-, shift- and tiltable - the guitar is incredibly versatile.
I have heard it and the closest the sound is getting to is actually a modern Strat (at least when played clean with the swamp ash bars attached) - but at the same time it's ... well, different.
Very percussive, probably due to the maple neck.
No, I'm not planning to buy it. But what do you think of it?
Logan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1737 times:
Quoting Pilot kaz (Reply 7): Just ordered myself a nice Fuzz Factory pedal though
Kaz, if you want real overdrive, get an amp that delivers. Pedals suck, and sound fake. When I was your age I did the same thing. Don't get caught up in gadgets. Get a real bitchin' amp, and tweak it to match your pick-ups. Then and only then will you feel and hear true lovely distortion. Any 1970s, 80s, 90s Fender Tube amp will suffice. I can buy them here for $100-$200.
One other thing. Hone your skills with a clean sound. Then and only then use distortion. If you only use distortion, your sound and technique will never really improve the way it should. Mistakes are drowned out by distortion. Learn your craft clean, and then add pure distortion. God, the difference. Rock on.