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Old 09-08-2013, 08:05 AM   #1
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Epiphone les paul Prophecy or ibanez RG 350 EX or Jackson king v PDX?

Hey guys,

I can't decide between these 3 guitars. so, I was hoping that could give me some of your opinions. but I am open to other guitar suggestions, I mainly play metal and my budget is around 500 euros. I will now list the specs of each guitar.

Jackson pdx King v(472 euro)

Pickups: EMG-HZ
Body: Alder
Neck: maple(bolt-on) with rosewood fretboard
Bridge: Jackson LFR
Frets: 24
Scale length: 25.5
Hardware: black





Ibanez RG 350 EXZ(444 euro)

Pickups: Ibanez INF, Neck(INF3), bridge(INF4), mid(INFS3)
Neck: Wizard III maple neck with rosewood fretboard
Body: Basswood
Bridge: Edge II tremolo
Frets: 24
Scale length: 25.5
Hardware: black


Epiphone Les paul prophecy(444 euro)

Pickups: EMG 81 and 85
Body: mahogany body
Neck:mahogany set-in neck with rosewood fretboard and with binding.
Frets: 24
Scale length: 24.75
Bridge: TOM bridge
Hardware: black
I also includes a hardcase

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Old 09-08-2013, 10:55 AM   #2
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What kind of music do you play? If you're into Joe Satriani and Steve Vai [and other shred guitarists], I'd go with the RG350 [I have an RG120 and an S420]. If you like most metal bands [lots of metal bands have mahogany guitars with EMGs], go with the Epi. I don't know much about the first one.
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:22 PM   #3
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The Epiphone if you're REALLY set on those three.
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:23 PM   #4
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What kind of bridge do you like more? Fixed or floating?
Which tuning are you planning to use?
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:21 AM   #5
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Ibanez S420 would be better than the RG as it has a better trem system. From Jackson, either the Adrian Smith or SLX Soloists would be good options.
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:08 AM   #6
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Sorry for not giving you enough info. i'm more of a metal player. my favorite guitarist is probably Dave Mustaine. I don't really care about the Floyd it's just a nice bonus. I will mainly stay in 1 tuning. and i'm not really set on these guitars, they're the best for my price range that I could find. so if you know a guitar that's better then these 3 please post It.
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:45 PM   #7
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I personally would go for the Prophecy (I've got the non-active pickup version). But I'm a Les Paul guy. The neck on it is very thin compared to "normal" LPs, much closer to the Wizard neck.

However, the Prophecys seem to have some QC issues from what I have heard, so don't buy without actually trying. Mine had some relatively minor issues, most of them visual (sloppy paint, binding, etc), but also a couple high frets. On the other hand, I did buy it used so the frets may have been something with how it was stored/used before I got it.
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Old 09-10-2013, 01:19 PM   #8
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I personally would go for the Prophecy (I've got the non-active pickup version). But I'm a Les Paul guy. The neck on it is very thin compared to "normal" LPs, much closer to the Wizard neck.

However, the Prophecys seem to have some QC issues from what I have heard, so don't buy without actually trying. Mine had some relatively minor issues, most of them visual (sloppy paint, binding, etc), but also a couple high frets. On the other hand, I did buy it used so the frets may have been something with how it was stored/used before I got it.

The problem is that the nearest guitarshop doesn't carry a large amount of metal guitars. and I have no idea which other shops could carry these 3 models. do these problems really obstruct the playing or are they just visual?
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The problem is that the nearest guitarshop doesn't carry a large amount of metal guitars. and I have no idea which other shops could carry these 3 models. do these problems really obstruct the playing or are they just visual?

I've owned a Prophecy Futura. While it did have a tiny blemish in the neck binding, it didn't affect the playabilty. Hell, I might've done the damage myself, the guitar is so trashed, it's impossible to say if i did buy it like that.

It was a good guitar though. Looked really nice, played pretty well and sounded great.
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Old 09-10-2013, 06:04 PM   #10
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In my case the only thing affecting playability was the frets, which may or may not have been a factory issue. And even those weren't real bad, just somewhat.

But I'd personally want to try it first to make sure it was a decent player if possible.
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:10 AM   #11
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Thanks to everyone for replying. I will get the prophecy les paul!
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