ONE Song, TWO Styles – Classic vs. Modern Metal – ABASI Legion Larada 8 vs. FENDER Player Series Strat

Abasi Concepts is the guitar company started by Animals as Leaders mastermind Tosin Abasi. They are known for the ultra-modern Larada model of guitars as well as the Pathos distortion pedal and they have just this week announced their new Legion Series import line of guitars. I managed to get my grubbies on one and the sheer futuristic quality of the guitar made me think about how far the guitar has come.

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So the obvious move was to compare it to the most classic guitar in my library of instruments, probably the most popular electric guitar in the world, the Fender Stratocaster (mine is a Player Series). So in the above video, you’ll hear me rip the same lead part on the two different guitars, over two different styles of backing track – one more classic metal, and one ultra-modern.

Which one is more up your alley? Let me know in the comments!

If you’d like to learn how to play the song, you can download the tabs and backing tracks here for free.

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As Editor-in-Chief of Gear Gods, I've been feeding your sick instrument fetishism and trying unsuccessfully to hide my own since 2013. I studied music on both coasts (Berklee and SSU) and now I'm just trying to put my degree to some use. That's a music degree, not an English one. I'm sure you noticed.