Not sure if I got you right, but this has got to be one of the pettiest issues of the guitar world. Dime, Het, Malmsteen etc did just fine with 22-frets.
I play without issues with both 22 and 24. If I'd have to choose I guess 22 feels SLIGHTLY better to play in many cases, but this will never...
Even if this has been discussed to oblivion, just no. 1k is a good trem. Special often is not. Had 'em all, in multiples.
I don't discount your experiences, they may be very real, but the differences are not systematic and new 1k = OFR, if you get a good unit. Not sure of their quality...
Just try the evertune before forming too strict opinions :D It's not bad honestly. I still prefer floyd, but Evertune has its use for sure. However, it is just a bridge.
Like every other bridge, it has advantages and disadvantages. I kinda understand this conversation goes on years and years...
That Cattle Decap song is indeed totally awesome! Listened to it twice in a row, got instant goosebumps. Not gonna listen more as the album's still few months away and I want to "save" it. Love this band, simply put.
Well...been listening to Citadel and Portal of I for few days. Great band! The clean vocals don't bother me as much as initially thought. They're still a bit cringe from time to time, but hopefully will grow on me. Definitely waiting for Exul now.
It's not that guy specifically for me at least. I just really can't stand theatrical leather-pants vocals. Tim sounds better than, say, Michael Kiske or that guy from Stratovarius, but still it's too much for me.
I could dig this without the clean vocals. Nothing against clean vocals in general, but the "power metal" style - even if just slight hints of it - is extremely repulsive and cheap sounding to me.. same thing as with metalcore/emo screams. Just sounds fake, forced and trying too hard.
What about the Charvel Gojira models and give tele one more chance? Full stopbar Tune o matic is my favorite hardtail because of how it feels to play (space between strings/body), so I boldly assume you agree with me :D I feel that guitar would be less clumsy than a Les Paul variant.
I wouldn't feel bad for spending money on something I love. If there's enough after housing, food etc. then I don't think guitars are a bad choice.
You mentioned saving. I too need to save money it if I want a guitar.. if it's a Suhr I want, then I'm getting a Suhr. I'm certainly not rich, but...
Many people in black metal are not very nice. DsO is not nsbm, though. Check the only(?) interview online.
But yeah, just listen to dm. You're honestly not missing much - if anything - by avoiding bm altogether.
I was all about forearm contours, but I noticed recently they made me push the guitar against my body from the contour. Unconsciously. That caused all kinds of shoulder issues.. now that I don't press my forearm to the guitar anymore, the contour doesn't really matter all that much.