How To Choose Your Guitar For Heavy Metal

So first we must try it is before you think to buy one excellent guitar anyone who is the brand, you must make sure that your technique is clean and worked on the feature of a good sound from of your fingers and your method of picking or whatever it is what you use. The best guitar in the world will not solve the problem of a wrong interpretation, but a good performance if you can magnify the worst guitar in the world.

Next, we must talk about the guitar to choose. For the type of genre Metal or Heavy Metal, you should know that your sound shrill, of great body and gain, should be achieved with one right combination


combination of woods, hardware, and pickups.I believe that the brand does not make the difference, because for this genre there is one trend to use brands specific thinking they are the only ones to interpret ideally.


It is so because one brand not it is linked to a genre primarily, so that yes it is, it is your specific configuration, which is what you should know, and here we will share it with you.

Types Of Guitars

There is no brand of guitar perfect for heavy metal and this you can see by reviewing all the different types of guitars that use some of the exponents more known, in which you can see that using guitars type Les Paul, bodies in V, frames in X and more, by not mentioning specific brands.    
If you used the same guitar, all would sound like and do not remember that this happened with Pantera, Led Zeppelin, Slayer, Megadeth, and Metallica. All used brands distinct and forms different both in their performance on stage, as in his recordings.

The Key Here Is To Review Its Components. let ‘S See Something About In The Woods, Hardware, And Pickups:

  • The wood is it more important to define for your Instrument because it is what you will not be able to replace and is the great extension of the same. His replacement means buy one guitar new, for this the most important for us. With it, you get the Sustain and the “color” or timbre of the instrument. Among the most used for the genre we find:
  • Mahogany (Mahogany): High-density wood, heavy, high resonant quality.
  • Maple (Maple): Hard and heavy wood, active in the highs, the most common in the masts.
  • Alder (Alder): Soft and light wood, high resonance, the most used in Fender Teles and Strat bodies.
  • Basswood (Linden): Light and Soft, strong crystal sound, pleasant tone. Very used by Ibanez and Jackson.

As you can see, the more substantial or harsh features given by its high density, offer greater sustain and for much higher quality sound. We already know the concept of top guitarists, affirming that we do not get anything better in music than with a heavy guitar And precisely it refers to the benefits of high sustain and body of the timber, enlarged with some good pickups and hardware.

  • Let’s talk about the Bridges. In spite of that in many references they are using the bridges floating or Floyd Rose®, the bridges ideal for this genre are those that transfer the most significant amount of vibration of the strings to the body of the guitar, and this what you get with bridges fixed bolted like the Tune-o-Matic( similar to those used by Gibson). Many believe that the bridge float is perfect for the Heavy, but it not is necessarily, therefore is subject to oscillations by their instability, which will get even with putting the hand on him, by so it should be used carefully, and its purpose is to be used to execute the vibrato, but that it is can get an armor bar in bridge moving less unstable.
  • Regarding the tablets or Pickups, The most searched and ideal itself considered to be the humbucker or double coil, used necessarily in its position Bridge or bridge, to increase the gain and body in riffs or alone and the lines rhythmic. The brands that are appreciated more commonly in most of the guitars used in this genre, as they are the EMG , DiMarzio ® or Seymour Duncan® and the own developed by companies-manufacturers dedicated to their sound in all its components manufactured inside of its factories. With a single humbucker on the bridge you can already get sounds themselves for the Heavy, but if you want to go further than the ideal is to use double humbucker.

Other Features

And then come other features Less Critical for the sound, but perhaps very important for the look of the artist or the band, such as:

  • The shape of the guitar: body ax, body “Gibson,” body in V, body in X, body type “explorer,” among others.
  • The color of the guitar: necessary for the look, ideal colors dark, black, matte, flat, and for others with designs or detailed graphics works.
  • The brand: as already we saw not end up being something significant, at least you want to look like to your idol or follow one trend. Be sure to pursue one brand specific when you have clear their specifications and for what they serve and affect your sound. The brand determines the price but not its quality. The rate increased not mean quality higher only determines the location and the cost of its production, being the most expensive of the manufacturing USA, then Japan and Korea and by last Indonesia and China.

Before buying, try it! and if you’re not very knowledgeable, compensate someone who really yes it is, and if not you can try that in your area do not sell or are you going to buy in one online store, be sure to see many demo and user videos on YouTube, which displays your sound without many additional as pedals, distortion or other , that you allow to appreciate the music of the wood and its capture by the pickups in their different positions. Read reviews or reviews also is very important but must be able to objectively tabulate many of them not to leave you confused, because in spite of that one tool is right not all of them may end up liking, or can be one instrument of natural quality and receive favorable subjective comments.

In Guitars AT ALL, we offer several options of electric guitars ideal for the Heavy Metal genre, since they meet all the characteristics mentioned above.…