#1
ok black friday is coming up at guitar center, and on that day it's 15% off of everything i believe. and lately been starting to listen to metal bands such as: Megadeth, Pantera, Black Sabbath, and Slayer. and these bands have a major influence on my playing. (Mostly Dimebag Darrell and Dave Mustaine.)

so i was thinking about getting this guitar, but i dont have enough money.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Dean-Dime-Shadow-ML-electric-guitar?sku=514279


but i also listen to buckethead, steve vai, and silverstein. so i was thinking about getting this guitar. and i do have enough money for this one.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-RG-Electric-Guitar?sku=481915


my budget is 415 dollars. so what should i do save up for the dean, or just get the ibanez. any help will be greatly appreciated.
#2
first off, deans suck. secondly, never get a guitar that costs under 500 and has a tremolo system, as it will just go out of tune ALL the time. id get an ibanez rg2ex1 as it is cheap, has good build quality, and plays great, and then just upgrade the pickups.
#3
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#4
I own an Ibanez so I can vouch for this guitar. Great feel and you can always upgrade your pickups if need be. As for Dean, I've only played them at guitar stores and from my experience their neck is a lil rough for my taste.
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#7
I use this guitar http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Schecter-Damien-FR-Electric-Guitar?sku=513103 and I find that it's great for those styles of music and more. I have to re-tune it about once a month, even though I use the tremolo a lot, so it stays in tune well. The pickups aren't bad, could be better, but for the price they're good. And in my opinion it's a pretty sick looking guitar, but that's subjective of course. You should at least try it out when you go to guitar center on Friday, but that's my suggestion to you.

Edit: Also, with that 15% discount, it's a little under $400, so within your budget.
#9
What amp are you using/going to use?
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