Snakebyte1996
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#1
Hi, im going to be studying abroad in january and i really need help picking a guitar. i play mostly metal (metallica, slayer, megadeth) and im also a huge hetfield fan, so im into LP's, explorers and V's.
my budget = 800$ but i could go a bit higher
my options -
gibson LP ( which i will have to buy emg's for)
gibson flying V ( the 500T is pretty high output so emg's are not necessary )
Gibson explorer standard (( the 500T is pretty high output so emg's are not necessary )


ltd snakebyte (i already have one at home, wouldnt mind getting another one :P)
ltd KH 602
ltd EC 100 VB
ltd fx 360

epiphone 1984 explorer ressiue
epiphone prophecy

feel free to post your suggestions
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#2
How does you studying abroad factor into the equation of which guitar to buy?
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... I don't see how that means that...
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
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#5
Quote by Hydra150
... I don't see how that means that...


Yeah just bring your snakebyte with you?
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Snakebyte1996
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#6
i am going to attending a university that is in a different country which i have not been in before.
i want to get a guitar from there so i can play it over there.
simple enough for ya?
can you help me out now?
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Quote by Snakebyte1996
i am going to attending a university that is in a different country which i have not been in before.
i want to get a guitar from there so i can play it over there.

So you're going to buy it when you get to the new country? So you're considering buying a second snakebyte so that you can leave one at home and have another with you? A flight case would be cheaper, bro.
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
Last edited by Hydra150 at Nov 10, 2012,
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#8
Quote by Snakebyte1996
i am going to attending a university that is in a different country which i have not been in before.
i want to get a guitar from there so i can play it over there.
simple enough for ya?
can you help me out now?

Buy a hardshell case.

Search for 'Gator Cases'. I know that they make a case that is designed to fit almost any guitar shape and you use foam pieces to make your guitar fit snugly inside of it. I use one for my explorer, it does a great job.

Done.
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#9
don't even think ruining a LP with EMG's, I will hunt you down..
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#12
Get a flight case.
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#13
I dislike ESP and signature models so I would get the explorer, but why waste all that money when you can get a case for $150?
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#14
Here's what I would do: don't buy a guitar to take overseas with you- go overseas and buy a guitar.

1) less to carry on your trip over (YAY!), which means less hassle.

2) the hunt for the guitar in this new country will be an adventure that will show you things about whatever city you're in.

3) the guitar itself will then become a big-ass memento of the trip itself.

4) you may find something you think is even cooler than a Gibson or LTD. (No knock on Gibson & LTD, but there are plenty of quality builders out there.). You might find something that is extremely hard to get in the USA, and therefore kind of rare here.

So...where are you going? Maybe we can suggest some cool brands to look for?


PS: don't forget most countries use 220v not 120, so if you're bringing an amp, you'll need a transformer.
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#15
You already have a snakebyte. I doubt you need another one


Get a Gibson V and change it up a bit.
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Snakebyte1996
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#16
LOOOL some great advice on here, but unfortunately some retarded ones exist aswell...
I AM GOING TO GET ANOTHER GUITAR
got that?
i just need a list of guitars that are good for the metal i play ( thrash, eg metallica slayer megadeth)
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#17
Quote by Snakebyte1996
LOOOL some great advice on here, but unfortunately some retarded ones exist aswell...
I AM GOING TO GET ANOTHER GUITAR
got that?
i just need a list of guitars that are good for the metal i play ( thrash, eg metallica slayer megadeth)


Word of advice: Never call people who are giving you advice retarded. It makes you look like, to be frank, a huge asshole. Many people, myself included, are confused as to why you need another guitar, especially because you want one so similar to the one you have.

Also, "good" is self-preference, and there are quite a variety of needs to make something "good". Some people claim Schecters are good, I do not like them. So people do not like 7 strings, I love 7 strings, etc.


For $800, get like a used Ibanez Prestige. You really can't go wrong with that.
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Quote by Snakebyte1996
LOOOL some great advice on here, but unfortunately some retarded ones exist aswell...
I AM GOING TO GET ANOTHER GUITAR
got that?
i just need a list of guitars that are good for the metal i play ( thrash, eg metallica slayer megadeth)

You don't call people 'retarded' for helping you. I learned that the hard way.
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#20
I got my Epiphone Prophecy while living in Japan. Got it off a classified site for about $300 or so.

In retrospect I should've gotten an Japanese-made Ibanez but I was just getting back into playing at the time and didn't really know much about the brands.

Where will you be going to study?
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#21
Search for 'Gator Cases'. I know that they make a case that is designed to fit almost any guitar shape and you use foam pieces to make your guitar fit snugly inside of it. I use one for my explorer, it does a great job.


I have at least 4 guitars with Gator cases- very tough, rugged construction in a nice, compact form. Most of them include shoulder straps- sometimes 2- and assorted hidey-holes & pouches.
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#22
Quote by Snakebyte1996

I AM GOING TO GET ANOTHER GUITAR

but y tho
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
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#23
Quote by Snakebyte1996

i just need a list of guitars that are good for the metal i play ( thrash, eg metallica slayer megadeth)


Here's a few to check out...
Jackson WRMG
Jackson RR1, RR3 & RR5
LTD MH350FR