Tone Report Weekly 179 - Page 37

T h e re are all kinds of guita rs o u t th e re —h igh -end, lo w-end, m i d d l e o f t he ro ad, an d everything i n b e t we e n . Some t imes guita r s h o p p i n g s e ems o ve r w helming b e c au s e t here are so many choices. S h o u l d y o u buy a c h eap guita r, a nd s u p e rc h a rg e it w it h aft erm a rk et p art s ? S h o u ld yo u get a custom s h o p j o b fro m your favorite big b r a n d ? H ow abo u t a c u stom order f rom o n e of t he many boutique b u i l d e r s a ro u nd t oday? Sure, those are a l l g o od o pt ions, but I’ve g o t a n o t h er opt io n for you: B uy s o m e t h i n g t hat ’s freaking weird. Weird is good , a n d t h e re a re f e w things more q u ir k y in t h e wo r ld of electric gu it a r s t h a n a x e s t h a t ha ve effects b u ilt in . I pre v io u s ly touched on s o me o t h e r gu it a r s wit h onboa rd effec t s , a n d by p o p u la r dem a nd, I dec id e d t o t a lk a b o u t som e other odd d u c k s . I f y o u ’ re trying to be d iff e re n t , a n d y o u d o n ’t wa nt the ha ss le o f h a u lin g a ro u n d a peda lboa rd, h e re a re s o me o ddba ll options tha t ma y ju s t b e t h e t ic k e t . “Buy something that’s freaking weird”