i need some help (im new)


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09-23-2006, 09:21 AM
Right now i have a Silvertone Revolver , made in indonesia. Its my first electric guitar, and ive had it for about 5 months. It sounds alright, but i do not really like it. i can not get down to the 17th,-20th frets easily, and its effecting my playing, (is this normal for most guitars?).my hand seems to be squished. Christmas is coming soon, and i wanted to see what an upgrade would be, that sounds good, and you guys really like for a second guitar. i would like it to be at least under $500 usd. also, what type of pics do you recommend?


09-23-2006, 09:32 AM
Yeah, it's "affecting" your playing... and it's a common problem with some guitars that are mostly cheap like your silvertone. 500 usd will get you a decent ibanez or washburn. They both have great necks with easy access to higher frets. Go for a 22 or 24 fretted guitar and it'll be easier to get up there. I spent about 900 usd on my second guitar, which now that i look back, was a bit too much...

09-23-2006, 09:36 AM
Well.. first of all, you would want a guitar that you can get way low with... so I recommend getting a new one yes.
Second... the guitar I use and LOVE it is the Godin Freeway Classic. Check that out.. and it should be in your price range.
Also.. for playing solos and crazy riffs that are only on one string I usually use a hard pick... and for playing acoustic or playing fast chords or something I use a softer pick... like usually about .32mm or so...
I hope that helps you out a bit and I hope you have fun with your new guitar.
Peace out cub scout rofllolacopter

09-23-2006, 09:43 AM
thanks alot guys, any specific models that are good?

09-23-2006, 09:48 AM
i looked up the godin freeway classic, and it looks REALLY nice, alot better than the piece of s*** i have

09-23-2006, 09:51 AM
by the way, im looking to play stuff by van halen, acdc, lynyrd skynyrd, papa roach.metallica, and stuff like that, if that affects your posts

09-23-2006, 02:20 PM
Ya man. Freeway Classic *thumbs up* i play Metallica and Nirvana and stuff on my Godin FC. It's really awesome distorted and sounds amazing clean! *drool* I totally recommend it!

09-23-2006, 02:46 PM
by the way, im looking to play stuff by van halen, acdc, lynyrd skynyrd, papa roach.metallica, and stuff like that, if that affects your posts

Well I have this (http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-RG321-Electric-Guitar?sku=512492) and I like it. When I was trying out a bunch of guitars I also liked these 3:


Your best bet is to go to a store and try some stuff out to see if you like it or not though.

Dancing Fool
09-23-2006, 03:51 PM
You might get a better response in the Electric Guitar section. But anyways:

Try these guitars/amps

Standard Series Telecaster
Standard Series Stratocaster
Standard Series Stratocaster HH
Standard FR Stratocaster
60th Anniversary Standard Strat
2005 Tornado

Dot Deluxe Archtop
Dot Archtop
Dot Studio Semi-Hollow
Les Paul Special II
Goth Les Paul Studio
Les Paul Standard
Les Paul Classic Quilt Top
Les Paul Ultra
G-310 SG
Vintage G-400
Les Paul Standard PLain-Top
Goth 1958 Flying-V
Goth 1958 Hardtail Explorer
Limited Edition 57 Les Paul JR Reissue

JS30KV King-V
MG Series DKMG Dinky

Artcore AFS75T

KH-202 Kirk Hammet Signature

C-1 Artist Limited Edition
Ultra P-51
S-1 Black Widow
S-1RAF Spitfire

Vox [Amps]
Any Valvetronix series.

Order from Musician's Friend.

11-27-2006, 04:12 PM
i have the epi standard. i love it except the pickups suck so i am puting new ones in, other thatn that it is a very good guitar.