Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Electric Guitar vs. Acoustic

You don't need forty-two years of experience on acoustic guitar to realize that electric is better, but it helps

  1. The electric guitar fits all physiques.
  2. The design and depth of the electric body can decrease the risk and mitigate the symptoms of arm and shoulder injuries.
  3. Electric guitars have thinner strings with lower string tensions that aid against ulnar nerve entrapment, tennis elbow, and other tendon and ligament disorders in the arms and hands. For instance, electric light gauge strings are typically 20.9% thinner and have 55 lbs/ 53.4% less tension than acoustic lights!
  4. Due to its physiological benefits, electric is the ideal guitar to play while recovering from ailments that inhibit normal performance.
  5. A lower string action can be achieved, leading to a more comfortable and playable fretboard.
  6. Lower string tension causes less fret wear.
  7. Being easier to play, electric is preferable for beginners. Pros like it, too (◠‿◕)
  8. With lower string tension and action, the player can focus more on the process of playing than coercing sound out of the instrument.
  9. Greater musicality can be achieved on electric because it is easier to play, dazzle and delight, with lightning-fast lead and fingerstyle finesse (⊙o⊙)
  10. Only electric guitars are ideally suited for techniques such as wide vibrato, bends and two-hand playing on the fretboard - at least without risking eventual injury.
  11. The cutaway and body about half the depth of an acoustic makes reaching the higher registers a cinch, right up to the last fret.
  12. Unlike innumerous mainstream acoustics, the finest electrics all have cutaways.
  13. The single or double cutaway does not affect the tone of the instrument.
  14. With adjustable saddles, electric setups are essentially DIY.
  15. String action and intonation can be adjusted without removing the strings and as you play.
  16. Intonation can be easily set without filing down the saddle.
  17. Electric strings do not need to be replaced as often since the guitars are not as reliant on acoustic properties.
  18. An electric can stay in tune longer due to lower action and less force on the strings with the pic hand.
  19. Clip-on tuners are more consistent on solid body electric heads.
  20. Seven and eight-string electrics fill the gap between six and twelve.
  21. Notes on an amplified electric have stronger fundamentals that project far better for fingerstyle and lead playing, making it much more of a dominant solo and group instrument.
  22. Softer and passing notes are not unintentionally indistinct to the player and audience alike.
  23. Tone and sustain are preserved throughout the fretboard and when capoing at high registers.
  24. Mistakes are more pronounced on electric, which makes one a more meticulous player (•́‿•̀)
  25. Electric players have the greatest fun and enjoy a more prominent role on stage (☆‿☆)
  26. There is more scope for electric guitarists in bands and other groups, as well as multiple electric players in the same group.
  27. Of all types of guitars, electric is the ultimate emotive and euphonious instrument.
  28. Electric is the most versatile guitar and the personification of rock, blues, jazz, country, and numerous other genres.
  29. Wide whammy wobble (ಠ෴ಠ)
  30. Practically all electric guitars have preinstalled pickups.
  31. The sound of an electric guitar is predominantly dependent on pickups and amps than on wood, thereby (in theory) eliminating the endless quest for a better-sounding wooden structure and for amplifying the true sound of the instrument.
  32. A good electric pickup has a higher dynamic range than even a dual source acoustic pickup (around 145 db vs 110 db), as well as a lower noise floor.
  33. The better pickups in good electrics allow for more expressive and emotive playing.
  34. Volume, tone and pickup controls are always literally at your fingertips.
  35. The tonal characteristics of electric pickups can be instantly changed on the guitar itself during play in order to produce a variety of sounds.
  36. By altering the individual heights of the pickup poles the volume of each string can be calibrated for a specific guitar, style of playing, taste, string gauge and type.
  37. Electric guitar pickups are not prone to feedback like most acoustic pickups, unless intentionally induced.
  38. Electric guitar pickups do not require their own specific preamplifiers for each type of pickup, as is the case with their often-expensive acoustic counterparts.
  39. Electric pickups are not battery powered.
  40. Good electric pickups can last a lifetime, while acoustic pickups are subject to installation woes, forever needing to be upgraded and never sounding as expected.
  41. Electric guitar pickups can be exchanged and replaced at any time without damaging the instrument, whereas acoustic pickups generally require glue that permanently penetrates the soundboard and hampers the amplified tone in subsequent installations.
  42. The pickups in an electric cannot block the soundhole because there isn't one.
  43. The absence of piezo quack.
  44. Electric guitars are considerably cheaper and more inspiring at lower prices.
  45. There are endless varieties of electric guitar designs and colors.
  46. The electric guitar you want has a neck with your preferred wood, radius, shape, length, width, bevel, finish and fret wire size.
  47. A guitar or neck with a suitable fret wire size makes playing even easier and further aids musicians with influencing injuries.
  48. Electric guitars are more impervious to the weather, and increasingly so those with rift-sawn necks.
  49. Solid-body electrics are invulnerable to structural damage to soundboards and braces since these are not elements of their construction.
  50. Electric guitars like Telecasters and Stratocasters have necks that are not permanently secured to the body, which allows them to be easily replaced if damaged. In contrast, virtually all bolt-on acoustic necks have glued-on fretboards.
  51. Every part of guitars such as Fender Telecasters and Stratocasters can be replaced and obtained from the manufacturer.
  52. Electric pickguards are fastened with screws and not attached with adhesive.
  53. There are no accessibility issues when working on electrics as there are inside acoustic bodies.
  54. All electrics have two strap buttons.
  55. Only energized axes can skip the chopping block with strap locks.
  56. Strap buttons aren't mercilessly bored into electric necks.
  57. A worn and torn electric is like a venerable vintage.
  58. Electric guitars are the reason that effects processing was invented.
  59. Both guitars are consolidated in hybrid electric/acoustics like the Fender Acoustasonic.
  60. Plug into the digital domain with MIDI electrics and controllers, such as the Jammy.
  61. Essential electric accessories cost less.
  62. Electric amplifiers have stood the test of time.
  63. The majority of good electric amps are less expensive than acoustic varieties.
  64. Many electric amps have a plethora of onboard effects and voicings.
  65. While an acoustic guitar projects better unamplified, it is ultimately ineffective outdoors and before even small audiences. Conversely, with an amp as the prerequisite, the electric guitarist is prepared to play his/her instrument without hindrance to volume and technique.
  66. Relying solely on an amp to project your playing results in less physical exertion, improved technique, and a lower probability of injury due to overplaying.
  67. The pick hand never suppresses the tone by blocking a soundhole, nor the arm while resting on a soundboard.
  68. Plectrums can never be trapped inside a solid body electric ( ᐛ )
  69. Electric is dramatically easier and cheaper to record effectively.
  70. Playing, practicing and recording can be done quietly.
  71. The electric body fits vertically under the arm of the average-to-tall person, enabling the instrument to be safely carried without a case indoors and through doorways.
  72. Solid-body electrics are safer to carry in gig bags.
  73. Although they are weightier than acoustic guitars, electrics are more practical and safe to store, transport and travel with. They fit into cases half the depth and are likely to be allowed onboard public transportation including airlines.
  74. Guitars like Fender Teles and Strats can be dismantled if necessary and carried onboard without restriction. And for just $22 your prize guitar can become a frequent flyer with threaded neck inserts. Several travel alternatives include Steinberger guitars.
  75. The best acoustic guitar manufacturer has about 6% of the number of Fender YouTube followers. That also counts (+‿+)

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