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Old 01-08-2013, 06:50 AM   #1
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Which Guitar Would You Pick?

Well I have no idea what to do, these are the three guitars I can choose from (no other choices sadly )

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guit...electric-guitar

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What would you guys choose, and why?

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Old 01-08-2013, 06:54 AM   #2
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You might as well be asking whether we prefer red or blue. You need to give more info, what you play, what you're looking for, etc. Otherwise, essentially we're just picking names out of a hat.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:57 AM   #3
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You might as well be asking whether we prefer red or blue. You need to give more info, what you play, what you're looking for, etc. Otherwise, essentially we're just picking names out of a hat.


Alright sorry for not giving enough details, I play anything ranging from Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Metallica, a lot of Ozzy and Sabbath stuff, basically a lot of that. Oh also I play lead (occasionally rhythm but I prefer lead)
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:19 AM   #4
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Right. Well, if you need a Floyd, go for the King V; it and the Alexi are more or less the same, but at least with the Jackson you're getting a neck pickup, should you ever wish to use it, and you're saving a couple of hundred.

Floyd aside, though, the Rhoads is the one to go for. The hardware's better, the pickups are at least Duncan Designed which are a step up from the generic Jackson and ESP own-brand pickups in the other two, and being a series up from the others it should be better built. If lead is your priority then the outdoubtedly slicker feel of the neck-through will be what you want, really.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:20 AM   #5
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Buy the Jackson RRXT Rhoads X !
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:29 AM   #6
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Hmm, so basically the Rhoads would be the best option? What about if this guitar was added to the bunch?

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Old 01-08-2013, 08:51 AM   #7
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I wouldn't have any of them because I find the shape to be uncomfortable.

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Old 01-08-2013, 08:57 AM   #8
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That one isn't particularly better or worse than the other. Active pickups vs passive pickups is an argument that will never end and simply comes down to the sort of tone you want and what the rest of your rig is. Floyd vs fixed bridge is essentially dive bombs vs changing tunings; they're not really comparable, either you use a Floyd or you don't and either you change tunings often or you don't.

Personally, I'd still go for the passive, fixed bridge option, because though I like active pickups, I find the ease of fixed bridges far outweighs the small trick of being able to wiggle a bar about. But then, I also prefer blue to red. Lots of people love red.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:11 AM   #9
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Hmm, so basically the Rhoads would be the best option? What about if this guitar was added to the bunch?

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guit...electric-guitar


I thought those three were the only three you could get?

Why don't you answer the questions here and we can give you the best suggestions we can. http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/foru...d.php?t=1497696
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:12 AM   #10
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My advice would be to make a checklist of the features you want and find out which model suits that list best.

1) Will you use a Floyd? If you don't think you will, I wouldn't recommend buying one.
2) Do you want a neck humbucker? If you do then you should ignore the Alexi.
3) Active or passive pickups?
4) 22 frets or 24 frets?

These are all differences that you should take into account when making your own personal judgement. You should also try to sit down with the guitars and compare them yourself if you can. Some important factors in how much you like a guitar are unquantifiable.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:16 AM   #11
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None of them because Vs are a pain in the arse.
ESP and Jackson are both good brands.
All three are signature models, which are often almost the same thing as a particular stock model with £200 on top.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:20 AM   #12
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id go with the RRXT Rhoads X Series, just for starters i believe it has the best look. as far as the technical part as a lead youre going to want that nice and slick neck that comes with being made of better hardware along with the upgrade in pickups from the other two.

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Old 01-08-2013, 10:37 AM   #13
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Don't expect to be able to practice or play it comfortably while sitting down. I'll assume you have another guitar with which you can practice or play seated.

I like the Gibson Reverse Firebirds. Goes back to the instrument being imprinted in my mind upon seeing it being played during the shows that made up the One More From The Road album by Lynyrd Skynyrd in the mid to late 1970s.



Bought a Gibson Reverse Firebird reissue in 1990 and was always fighting the neck as it notoriously top heavy favoring a neck dip. Sold it a few years later and regret having done so.

I suppose you could always put the bottom of the guitar's v inside your right thigh if you wanted to play it seated. Assuming you're right handed.

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Old 01-08-2013, 01:31 PM   #14
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id go used for sure. you can get something so much better. like an ltd 400 series at least.
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Don't expect to be able to practice or play it comfortably while sitting down. I'll assume you have another guitar with which you can practice or play seated.

I like the Gibson Reverse Firebirds. Goes back to the instrument being imprinted in my mind upon seeing it being played during the shows that made up the One More From The Road album by Lynyrd Skynyrd in the mid to late 1970s.



Bought a Gibson Reverse Firebird reissue in 1990 and was always fighting the neck as it notoriously top heavy favoring a neck dip. Sold it a few years later and regret having done so.

I suppose you could always put the bottom of the guitar's v inside your right thigh if you wanted to play it seated. Assuming you're right handed.

actually sitting with a "V" type guitar is pretty simple.

and do you think the TS has any idea what the 1970s were to you? or cares?
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:46 PM   #16
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My advice would be to make a checklist of the features you want and find out which model suits that list best.

1) Will you use a Floyd? If you don't think you will, I wouldn't recommend buying one.
2) Do you want a neck humbucker? If you do then you should ignore the Alexi.
3) Active or passive pickups?
4) 22 frets or 24 frets?

These are all differences that you should take into account when making your own personal judgement. You should also try to sit down with the guitars and compare them yourself if you can. Some important factors in how much you like a guitar are unquantifiable.

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Old 01-08-2013, 03:05 PM   #17
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Take a note though, RRXT you linked is 22 fret. Since you play lead, do you need to go higher? If so also take a look at RR24XT. Practically same guitar AFAIK, (or atleast same X serie) but 24 frets. You do miss the gorgeous trans-black paintjob though, RR24XT doesnt offer that option.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:01 PM   #18
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I'd look at all of them, realize none of them appeal to me, which would lead me to save up for a Carvin.
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