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What's the best guitar for playing funk? 
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waht guitar is the best for funk ???? gibson or fender ???


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lukather wrote:
waht guitar is the best for funk ???? gibson or fender ???


Fender Telecaster


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The guitar is the least important element. Best for funk is a deep sense of pocket. If you have great pocket, anything you play will sound good.

However, I do have a personal preference for the 25.5" Fender scale twang when playing funk, so that'd be a telecaster or a strat. But there have been great funk players using Gibsons too.


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Gibson 335, Fender strat etc.
BTW, Prince used to play a maple bodied telecaster. Strat seems to be a popular choice.


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im surprised you all are mentioning single coil'd guitars... whenever I think of funk I get that bassline in my head... "play that funky music white boy..." haha anyways, wouldnt something humbucking sound a lil better for something more bassy like funk?

really, you can play funk with anything...


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Strat, go for it. But, most important thing is feeling... funk guitar isn't up front like rock or metal, so it isn't such a big deal.


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With a Fender strat you can't go wrong


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definitely a Strat for funk. Funk sounds nicer when it's clear and glassy like a strat. A Les Paul type guitar would be a little too fat for this.

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i lay down the funk with my strat using pickup position 2 or 4.


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Fender Stratocaster guitars absolutely makes the choice. Strat is an ultimate choice, lots of styles can be played with it with a good effort. I love my strats funk sound, cannot get better ;)


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I agree with therob. The traditional funk sound is the in-between "quack" of a Strat in position 2 or 4. It's a thin enough sound to sound good with heavy 5-string comps and quick stabs, which are big parts of funk.


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Definetly Fender over Gibson. I, personally, feel like Gibson is more geared towards the rock / metal genre.


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I think it must be Strat %)
twang-chukka-chukka-chukka-chukka-twang!


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My vote goes for the stratoblaster! :dance:


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Souldrinker wrote:
I think it must be Strat %)
twang-chukka-chukka-chukka-chukka-twang!

well if you want to have "twang" sound you would probably beter consider Telecaster as a first option :twisted:


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Definetly the Fender Stratocaster best for funk music. 8-)


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strats or parker deluxe, they are great too, also because they have a piezo pickup.
Eitherway try to play over the single coils, they have that funky feel.

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I like to use my strat for funk style. With a wah pedal, you can use the pickup controls to really dial in the tone your looking for.


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I read on the internet that the best guitar was Samick, so it must be so.
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