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Old 10-27-2013, 02:58 PM   #1
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Help in Choosing among these guitars..

Hey guys..
i'm planning to buy a new electric guitar..and these are the guitar choices i came up with..


please help me with choosing the best among these...
and if you have any suggestions for any other guitar(s)..then please..post them



1). BC rich ASM1PBK...
2). Charvel Desolation DS-3 ST
3). ESP, LTD EC Series, EC-10
4). Ibanez, GRG150P


My Location: India

Favorite Artists: Slash, John Petrucci, Paul Gilbert, Synyster Gates, Jimi Hendrix,
Alexi Laiho

Frets : 24

Pickups: dont know much about them....so please suggest pickups which reduce/cancel buzzing

Budget : 15000-17000 INR

I am interested in learning shredding...


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Old 10-27-2013, 03:04 PM   #2
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THere are a sea of guitars for you to choose from. You need to tell us some specifics. If you don't know what you are looking for, then it is probably best to go to a guitar store and try as many as you can.
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Old 10-27-2013, 03:14 PM   #3
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well...there are..bt i have to stay within the budget...
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Old 10-27-2013, 03:15 PM   #4
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THen only play guitars that are within your budget
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:24 AM   #5
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the names i mentioned above are within my budget..
i want to know which one of'em is the best...



1). BC rich ASM1PBK
2). Charvel Desolation DS-3 ST
3). ESP, LTD EC Series, EC-10
4). Ibanez, GRG150P

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Old 10-28-2013, 06:49 AM   #6
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That completely depends on what exactly you want, but you haven't really given enough information on what exactly you want, hence my suggestion to try more guitars.

What kind of construction do you want? What bridge do you want?
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:24 PM   #7
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the names i mentioned above are within my budget..
i want to know which one of'em is the best...



1). BC rich ASM1PBK
2). Charvel Desolation DS-3 ST
3). ESP, LTD EC Series, EC-10
4). Ibanez, GRG150P


Like was said above, "best" is kind of subjective...but if you give us more info, perhaps we can help.

So, when you ask which is "best" are you asking about quality control and overall construction? Bang for the buck? Or are you asking which is best for shredding?

Because if it is the last, we really can't help much. Shredding technique is about speed and precision, and the physical aspect of a guitar that most directly influences how fast and precise a guitarist can play is how comfortable he is with the neck. And the thing is, for some guys, that means a skinny neck, for some it means a big fat neck. You'll have to figure out what kind of neck feels best in your hand.
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:20 PM   #8
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Like was said above, "best" is kind of subjective...but if you give us more info, perhaps we can help.

So, when you ask which is "best" are you asking about quality control and overall construction? Bang for the buck? Or are you asking which is best for shredding?



Quality and bang for the buck....

And i think i am starting to get your point...both of you...

that i should go to a shop...and try guitars...and then choose one..


but still...could you tell me that amongst the 4 of'em....which is good...just your opinion...keeping in mind quality and sound...

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Old 10-28-2013, 01:27 PM   #9
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My gut feeling is that the Ibanez and ESP LTD would be the best bargains in terms of overall quality in your price range.
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:11 PM   #10
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Hey which part of India are you from?
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My gut feeling is that the Ibanez and ESP LTD would be the best bargains in terms of overall quality in your price range.




thanks...


i've come across various comments that said cheap BC RICH guitars are bad...is it true??
bad as in..bad quality...bad sound...nd all
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Hey which part of India are you from?



North
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:28 PM   #13
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thanks...


i've come across various comments that said cheap BC RICH guitars are bad...is it true??
bad as in..bad quality...bad sound...nd all

Yep.

You can get a used cheapo BC Rich for $40 off of Craigslist in my area. They're junk. The features you really need in a starting instrument are tuning stability, a nicely-finished neck and decent quality. I wouldn't bother with a tremolo system when buying a guitar at this price.

Yamaha Pacifica, Godin, Gretsch, Squier Classic Vibe/Vintage Modified and Ibanez are known for making cheap guitars at a pretty high decent level of quality.
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BC Rich isn't a bad company to deal with. However, their aesthetics are polarizing, and their low-end guitars (sub-$500) are not comparable in quality to other brands that are popular in the metal scene. Their high-end guitars are as good as anyone's.

The same could be said of several other "metal brands", too. For instance, I own a couple of Deans that I love, but again, I wouldn't touch one under $500.

FWIW, if I were looking for a "metal guitar" under $500, I'd probably go Fernandes, Ibanez, ESP LTD or Schecter.
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North

North where?Punjab?Kashmir?Chandigarh?Haryana?

I once saw a beautiful ibanez guitar in jalahndar district.
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I would definitely go with the Charvel.

The LTD 10 is garbage.

The Ibanez and BC Rich are both just disappointing.

The Ibanez is probably pretty solid though, it'd be a safe alternative.
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North where?Punjab?Kashmir?Chandigarh?Haryana?




Delhi..

are you from India too??
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I would definitely go with the Charvel.

The LTD 10 is garbage.

The Ibanez and BC Rich are both just disappointing.

The Ibanez is probably pretty solid though, it'd be a safe alternative.



okay...if its not too much trouble....could you please explain why...

"The LTD 10 is garbage.

The Ibanez and BC Rich are both just disappointing.

The Ibanez is probably pretty solid though, it'd be a safe alternative"???
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Hey guys//...

i was browsing the net for guitars under my budget..and came across various guitars which i would like to try...but the thing is..most of them are not in my state and are available online...i live in the northern part...and they are available in the south...1365miles to be exact from my location...

so i will just try out the shops closer to me...and if...i am not satisfied with the guitars..i would post the names of the guitars which i would like to try...and then you all can give opinions about them...
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