Hey Guitar folks , got this question from a Guitar Minute subscriber
the other day and I gave my thoughts on the subject of the pro’s
con’s of having a whammy bar on your guitar.
Comment below and give Hytham a few points of view
Dear Heath- Hytham here I am a first buy guitarist and I would like to play mainly
Rock genre and a little metal.
There has been a guitar that has interested me
(Gibson Rogue HH Ash Electric guitar )but the thing is, it has no whammy bar.
I hear that the whammy bar is important for my type of music and
I also just really enjoy the sound of a whammy bar.
I am a smaller fingered person and I love the look of all gibson,
fender and Kramer styles. I dislike the look of dean and other weird shaped
electric guitars. my budget is $200-250.
-Do I really need a whammy bar?
-Are there better guitars in the market, preferably with a whammy bar?
-Is there anything else you would like to tell me?
Thank you for your time and advice.
Well for starters the guitar you are looking at is a great beginning
instrument and would suit the music you want to play.
Do you need a Whammy bar?
Simple answer is no
I would also say that if you want to have a guitar with a whammy
make sure you have a guitar with out one as well.
Having a whammy bar can be a pain in the butt if you are just
staring out playing because they go out of tune a lot if you use them
and they require a bit of experience to use and keep the guitar in tune.
There are looking whammy systems but they do come with the added
pain that they can be a real pain to re-string especially if you are a beginner.
I have a guitar with one and a guitar with out.
My suggestion is that you start with a guitar with out a whammy
and then when you can buy one with a whammy.
At your level of guitar playing avoid putting anything in the way of
you learning to play well.
p.s. got some great videos coming up in the next few days
from a guitar coach buddy of mine. Keep an eye out for them