Should guitar equipment be versatile or should it do one thing really well?
I love the lessons by this guy. Anyway, a friend of mine has a Mesa Boogie Mark V amp (even offered to sell me his old Mark IV.. oh money, why aren’t you free?!?). What an amazing amp! There is so much put in there. I am just amazed by the versatility. And when I think of guitars I want, I think of the Parker Fly with its odd shape, piezo pick up, humbuckers with coil splitting, etc. I think of my Warmoth project guitar with the P-Rails that give me a bunch of different combinations of pick up configurations. Very versatile!
But I also think of my Wolverine project guitar which is about as standard strat as you can get. Or my Teisco Del Rey with its very dirty, lo fi sound. These do their thing very well.
And what about pedals? Don’t even get me started on pedals and versatility.
So what do you think? Should gear be versatile or should it be really good at one thing? Can versatile gear still be good? Is it all or nothing?