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Old 03-18-2014, 03:22 AM   #1
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The best brand of electric guitar for metal music?

Which brand of electric guitar is the best for playing metal music (In your opinion) and why?
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Old 03-18-2014, 04:33 AM   #2
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There is no "best": it varies from player to player...and for some players, it may vary song to song.

When I play harder genres of music, I tend to reach for my Dean, Fernandes, Malden, or Electra guitars first.
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Old 03-18-2014, 04:47 AM   #3
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Then can you tell me some good electric guitar brands for metal?
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Old 03-18-2014, 04:54 AM   #4
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Besides those I mentioned, Ibanez, ESP, LTD, BC Rich, Shecter are all major players in the global market for "metal" guitars. PRS, Agile, DBZ and Minarik also show up with some frequency.
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Old 03-18-2014, 04:58 AM   #5
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How about Jackson, Dean, Epiphone? In your opinion are Gibson guitars good for metal (like Gibson SGM 2014, Gibson SG '50s Tribute and Gibson SG'70s Tribute)?
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Old 03-18-2014, 05:02 AM   #6
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Sorry for bad English, I mean Is Jackson, Dean and Epi good?
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:11 AM   #7
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It honestly depends on what metal. For some Iommi, an SG would be the obvious choice. For some Metallica, an ESP would suit best, etc.
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:28 AM   #8
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I like Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Slipknot, Metallica, Asking Alexandria, Black Label Society, Ozzy Osburne, Foo Fighters, Judas Priest, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Ram Jam, Chuck Berry, Eddie Van Halen, Elvis Presley, Behemoth, Disturbed, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Sex Pistols, Lenny Kravitz, Guns N' Roses, Arch Enemy, etc. Actually, I need guitar that I can play everything on it, from Rock 'n' Roll to Heavy Metal.
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Old 03-18-2014, 07:08 AM   #9
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So you're looking to buy a guitar? What's your budget? New/used? Which country do you live in?
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Old 03-18-2014, 07:54 AM   #10
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I like Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Slipknot, Metallica, Asking Alexandria, Black Label Society, Ozzy Osburne, Foo Fighters, Judas Priest, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Ram Jam, Chuck Berry, Eddie Van Halen, Elvis Presley, Behemoth, Disturbed, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Sex Pistols, Lenny Kravitz, Guns N' Roses, Arch Enemy, etc. Actually, I need guitar that I can play everything on it, from Rock 'n' Roll to Heavy Metal.


The only thing that will get you all of those tones would be a line6 variax and a decent modelling amp; there is so much variety there, even within some of the artists, that no one set of a traditional amp and guitar is going to cover all those bases.

Decide which one you want to do most; the one that you really don't want to skip out on, then you might be able to get some useful answers.
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Old 03-18-2014, 09:17 AM   #11
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Old 03-18-2014, 09:24 AM   #12
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OK im new here. But I would say worry about the action and neck and trem (or hard tail) you want first. You can always change pickups latter. Get what feels right to you first. After that you can get whatever metal sound from different pickups and amps and pedals and whatever. And these days if your just starting (depending on what type of metal your talking about) you have to consider 7 strings even. Ill never go 7, but if I was a young one now I would consider it maybe.
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Old 03-18-2014, 09:43 AM   #13
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I would recommend a PRS. I got a Tremonti SE Custom recently and it is incredibly versatile. It can play fast solos, fat heavy rhythms and some really nice cleans.

Generally though, there isn't a best brand. Its down to personal preference. My Epi LP has been fine for metal all the years I've had it.

Are you finding out so you can buy one or just asking in general?
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Old 03-18-2014, 09:49 AM   #14
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PRS and ESP are good for metal but the best is Daisy Rock, hands down.
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I would recommend a PRS. I got a Tremonti SE Custom recently and it is incredibly versatile.

I agree.

A PRS SE Mark Tremonti, SE 245 or SE Custom 24 would be great options. Extremely versatile guitars, high quality, well built and reliable.
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Old 03-18-2014, 12:47 PM   #16
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Old 03-18-2014, 02:15 PM   #17
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Man you can use any "style" for metal.

Les Paul - Zakk Wylde
SG - Iommi
Strat - Maiden like.
Tele - Jim Root
PRS - alot of new metal and Tremonti fans.

They all work equally well. Just pick em all up until you find the one you like the feel of and get it setup for teh metal.
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Old 03-18-2014, 02:49 PM   #18
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Yeah, there simply is no "brand" for metal. Almost every brand has guitars that are highly usable, and nearly every top brand has been used by artists in creating the music you hear.

It gets worse; often what you hear on a recording has little or nothing to do with what a band is using onstage. This is particularly true where band members are endorsing products and being paid serious bucks to do so. I've seen players show up with 50 different guitars, I've seen them show up with a Variax, and I've seen them show up with their favorite old beat up whatever in the studio, then go out and do the whole flash and dazzle thing. Often it's just stage decoration and eye candy. Ultimately, it's all a way to influence your buying decision.
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PRS - alot of new metal and Tremonti fans.

Better tell that to the guitar players of Between The Buried And Me, Opeth, Cradle Of Filth, Orphaned Land, Karnivool, Funeral For A Friend, The Black Dahlia Murder, Anthrax, Periphery... Just to name a few off the top of my head.

To label PRS guitars as "nu metal/Tremonti fans" guitars is an extremely poor and narrow choice of words. They're used by guitar players of many different genres precisely because they're extremely versatile (and high quality).
You should've just stuck to an example of one particular artist like you did for the rest of your list.
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Better tell that to the guitar players of Between The Buried And Me, Opeth, Cradle Of Filth, Orphaned Land, Karnivool, Funeral For A Friend, The Black Dahlia Murder, Anthrax, Periphery... Just to name a few off the top of my head.

To label PRS guitars as "nu metal/Tremonti fans" guitars is an extremely poor and narrow choice of words. They're used by guitar players of many different genres precisely because they're extremely versatile (and high quality).
You should've just stuck to an example of one particular artist like you did for the rest of your list.



Not really. It has been very popular with new metal bands. Especially the PRS/Mesa Recto combo alot of them seem to use.

They are a lot more versatile than what most people think though. It's just that 9 out of 10 times the PRS is used for the brootz just like the dual rec. Even though both are more versatile than people realize.

so I recommend you get over my "poor narrow choice of words" cause I'm sticking to it. BTW I think all the bands you mentioned other than Opeth and Anthrax are ****ing terrible.

You can name bands that use a different guitar.
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