|10-24-2012, 11:39 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2010
cheap guitar for low tunings
Wanna play some Death Metal stuff
e.g. Bloodbath, old In Flames ... so mostly Drop B and Standard C.
Scale: 24,5" - max. 25" !
Budget: max. 500€/650USD wanna buy used.
The scale thing is the most important part. I'm actually also looking for a PRS USA model as my main guitar. (i primary play in E and Drop D)
So i thought about a SE. Dunno about the hardware, some guys told me the bridge is shit.
Just name some guitars with that specs please so i can check them out.
I already know:
Some Schecter C-1's - I had a C-1 plus which was awesome .
Gibson/Epiphone Les Pauls
|10-24-2012, 12:09 PM||#3|
UG's only Krank
Join Date: Jul 2009
I would probably go for the Schecter.... but the LTD has the better pickups for low tunes.
Caparison Angelus HGS, EMG 85/85 18V | Krank Rev1, JJ's | Mesa Recto Cab | Maxon OD808
|10-24-2012, 01:00 PM||#4|
Join Date: Sep 2012
Really, any guitar can be downtuned, just ram in thick enough strings. Though short scale is problematic as getting good intonation gets harder the shorter you go, but 25.5 works just fine. Anyway, my LTD F-50 is in B standard with a D'Addario's 13-63 baritone strings and it works fine. Sounded bit farty on the Randall I just sold, but I blame the stock pickups as it sounds fine on Peavy Envoy Transtube and just great in my computer with digital modeling where pickups matter less.
ESP LTD F-50 + Tonezone
Cort EVL-Z4 + X2N
Marshall Valvestate 8100
Peavey Valveking 100
Digitech Bad Monkey
Joyo US Dream
Joyo JF-31 Noise Gate
Last edited by MaaZeus : 10-24-2012 at 01:01 PM.
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