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Old 02-18-2013, 11:01 AM   #1
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Help me choosing my first guitar

help me deciding my first guitar, I'm choosing between theese two:

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(two single coils and one humbucker)

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(two humbuckers and one single coil)

the price doesn't matter it's only 20$ difference
and I like playing metal...
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:04 AM   #2
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links were forbidden, anyways the guitars are YAMAHA gigmaker starter packs
the first one is stratocaster

the second is ERG121
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:10 AM   #3
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Starter packs are pretty bad quality wise.

What's your budget?
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:41 PM   #4
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Whatever you do, Roland Cubes or Peavey Vypyrs make good practice amps for metal.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:22 PM   #5
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Yeah, starter packs aren't a great way to go to start playing guitar.
We need: budget, city, bands you like, and all that other stuff in the "help me choose a guitar" thread.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:12 PM   #6
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I would look into some Epiphones if I were you. They are the budget brand of Gibson, and make some great quality guitars.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:49 PM   #7
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okay guys my budget is around 350$
there's LES PAUL special 2 Epiphone starter pack what do you think?
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:17 AM   #8
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I would seriously keep clear of starter packs. Your best bet is to check the used market, check out your local shop's used gear section or Craigslist if you can try out some guitars to get an idea of what you like.

There are tons of guitars and amps in your budget, especially used. Some of the Metal players here can probably guide you on specific brands/models.
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:13 AM   #9
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Used guitars are the ducks nuts when you're looking for value for money.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:49 AM   #10
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ok let's forget about the amp I can use my brother's to play, it's a 700$ marshall, the yamaha ERG 121 used to be sold separately but the starter pack is new, I read reviews that it has great metal sound, and I like it cause it has 2 humbuckers and a SINGLE COIL
so what do you think?
you can check youtube videos of the guitar and tell me ur opinion?
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:55 PM   #11
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Look at some of the Fender Squires and some of the lower end Jacksons. They tend to make good starter guitars.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:10 AM   #12
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Check out some Schecters - in the used market you'll find quite a few in your budget (or new if you have a coupon of some sort).
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:05 AM   #13
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i agree. get a schecter man. you can buy the schecter damien 6 for around 350 bucks. its got the emgs, simple tone and volume, and is great for playing metal. i see these guitars in pawn shops all the time for around 200.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:21 AM   #14
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Look at some of the Fender Squires and some of the lower end Jacksons. They tend to make good starter guitars.


Totally agree. A beginner to intermediate level Jackson particularly would be an excellent first guitar. I had a cheap Jackson in high school, it served me very well.

eBay isn't a bad place to poke around for decent second hand guitars, but do it with someone who knows guitars. Also, stick to basic shapes. No flying Vs or Razorbacks just yet

No guitar quite as exciting as your first guitar. Enjoy the experience.
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Altho yes a second hand Schecter would be outrageously awesome. Altho maybe steer clear of any with active pickups for now (active pickups are ones that require batteries - ask and ye shall discover). No idea if the cheaper Schecters have em, just thought I'd mention it.
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No need for EMG's, passives will do just fine. If you're going to get a Squier for Metal, check out the Jim Root Telecaster. I doubt you'll find them used just yet, but with a deal going on, it'll be quite close to your budget.
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:27 AM   #17
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How big are your hands? If they're big, get whatever. If they're small, get a Squier Jaguar, Mustang, or Duosonic.
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:37 AM   #18
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I would suggest at least a humbucker in the bridge for Metal. Those Squiers are good guitars, though the single coil in the bridge lends itself more to jangle and brightness than the br00tal tones of Metal.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:32 AM   #19
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ok guys thx ALOT for the help, but after a talk with my brother "he's a guitarist for 12 years" he told me to start acoustic, so I went for a CD-60CE
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:00 AM   #20
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Bla-bla-bla

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after a talk with my brother "he's a guitarist for 12 years" he told me to start acoustic, so I went for a CD-60CE

Bah. What a hippy

Seriously tho, if you're a metal head and are just starting out I see no valid reason for starting on an acoustic. It bugs me when experienced players default to advising new players to start with an acoustic (not dissing your bro btw). It can be a lazy thoughtless response that shows no consideration for the needs of a new player.

For some players this works perfectly - acoustic guitars strengthen their hands and allow them to quickly equip themselves to play much of their favourite music by mastering a few simple chords. But for metal players who must feed their hunger by churning through tablature an acoustic guitar can be hugely demoralising. It's vegetables and no steak.

I've been a guitarist for almost 20 years. Thank goodness I was able to get my hands on an electric early on, or I never would have lasted. I don't know the details of your current situation, and an acoustic may be just what you need. But if it's electric you want then don't let someone tell you what you want. Go back to your bro and have another conversation about what to buy.

And thus concludeth my rant
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