hi, im new to UG and have only been playing guitar for a year.I have been using a yamaha pacifica and im 14.i know all of you are thinking, wow this kids got a yamaha and hes a noob.well truth is, im not the biggest noob.i like to play metallica, the offspring, green day, RHCP, sum 41 and thats mainly it.but mostly metallica and offspring by far.both members of the Offspring use an ibanez and one of my best friends has one and it sounds sick.only problem is their freakin expensive and i dont have a job cause im 14.so i was wondering based on the info i gave you what ibanez is the best under $250.also, i have been recomended 10 gauge strings and tell me how that would be. please help me out! thank you