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Old 10-19-2012, 10:38 AM   #1
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Guitar for Metal,under 550 bucks.

So,I basically here are the details so you know my exact preferences and everything.
My current guitar - Ibanez GRGR121EX ,it is my first guitar.And I like it very much,but I want something new and better. It costs like 250 bucks.
I play mostly,Metalcore,progressive,deathcore and all that kinda stuff.
Bands - Periphery,Asking Alexandria,Of Mice and Men,Motionless in White,BMTH.
Tunings - Drop C,Drop B,Drop A and other Open and # tunings.
I like a heavy sound of course.
Pickups - I dont know much about Pickups,so dont ask bout them.
Im on a pretty tight budget - 500/550 bucks.
Dont want any used guitars of course.I like all the shapes,except those X forms and stuff like that,dont want anything extreme.I like Ibanez,LTD,and Shecter.
I hope that is enough information,i made this thread after reading /forum/showthread.php?t=1497696

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Old 10-19-2012, 10:55 AM   #2
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For that low tunings i would recommend a baritone scale guitar.
Check out the Ibanez RGD series.
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:01 AM   #3
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Alright,I checked them out,pretty nice guitars,anything else?
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:05 AM   #4
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Trem? No trem?

And you don't need a baritone for lower tunings.
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:09 AM   #5
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Trem? No trem?

And you don't need a baritone for lower tunings.


I dont really care about tremolo.I might sound really ******ed now,but I just want about 5-10 good guitars under 500-520-550 that I can choose from and your personal experiences.
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:23 AM   #6
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How many guitars do you already own? If you're planning on buying a whole bunch then I would encourage you to maybe spend a little more than 550 on one of them. In most cases you get what you pay for so if you want really good quality I'd suggest sacrificing 2 - 4 out of that 10 and get something really nice like an ESP standard series. It'll cost more obviously but it really is worth it, the quality of the ESP standard series is fantastic. You wouldn't regret it.
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:56 AM   #7
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How many guitars do you already own? If you're planning on buying a whole bunch then I would encourage you to maybe spend a little more than 550 on one of them. In most cases you get what you pay for so if you want really good quality I'd suggest sacrificing 2 - 4 out of that 10 and get something really nice like an ESP standard series. It'll cost more obviously but it really is worth it, the quality of the ESP standard series is fantastic. You wouldn't regret it.


I own only 1 guitar as I mentioned above. The Ibanez GRGR121EX.
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:05 PM   #8
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And you don't need a baritone for lower tunings.


Did I said he needs it?

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If you're planning on buying a whole bunch then I would encourage you to maybe spend a little more than 550 on one of them.


I think you misunderstood him. He wanna purchase only one from 5-10 recommended guitars.
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:30 PM   #9
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RG550

But seriously, a used ESP/LTD Ec-1000.
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:08 PM   #10
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But seriously, a used ESP/LTD Ec-1000.


This is your best bet. The EC-1000 (used) is one of the best guitars for metal in your price range. The EC-401 isnt bad either, if you can get it for a good price.

I would stay away from Ibanez at that price range, unless you want to upgrade the pickups down the road. I have an RG370 with EMG 81/60 and am pretty happy with it (although it doesnt even compare to my ESP Eclipse).
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:10 PM   #11
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/IBANEZ-RG-1...=item43b4a5cbc7

Ibanez RG1570 Prestige

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ibanez-RGA-...=item3a7ae5e7e8

Ibanez RGA121 Prestige

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ibanez-Pres...=item3ccb3c4a7a

Ibanez RG2620 Prestige ($600+ shipping, little out of your price range, but still a VERY good guitar)


Also, open tunings =/= drop tunings, and # just means "sharp", which is a half step higher than the indicated note. So C# would be a half step higher than C.
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:43 PM   #12
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No one suggested a Jackson? Those were made for metal.
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:58 PM   #13
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Ok,most of the guitars u offer me are Used. I dont want a used guitar Isnt there really a good guitar within 550 well MAYBE 600 bucks?
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:02 PM   #14
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Dude, used is the way to go. You get better guitars for cheap. You likely won't have a warranty, but so what?

But like I said, X Series Jacksons are all in the $550 range new...
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Unless you are going used stay away from any sub $400 - $500 RG's with trems. ESP LTD and Jackson how ever do have solid trems on there cheaper guitars. My old LTD m100FM Floyd Rose Special was pretty stable and it never went out of tune on me.
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Though I do suggest going used - you could get a used Ibanez Prestige for the same price.
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:34 PM   #18
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Why no used? As already said, you get much better quality for low prices used...
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:08 PM   #19
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Ibanez RGD, if you dont care about trem dont take one. My firend owns an RGD and they are great guitar, and fit in your budget
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I see you plan on using a lot of tunings, so definitely go for a fixed bridge.
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