I'm looking to either buy an Esp ltd ec-400 or an ibanez rg1570. I'm left handed, so figure that into your response. I can buy the esp for $600 and the ibanez for $850. I'm going for a post-hardcore, metal thrash sound. I like the active emg 81/60's, because I won't be messing with to much clean. Or are duncans the better way to go for my type of music.

I'll be playing through a little $250 60watt crate. I'll be needing a new amp soon too.

To help with the type of sound I'm trying to get, here are some bands:

August Burns Red
As Blood Runs Black
A day to Remember
Between the Buried and Me
All Shall Perish

Any info is appreciated, thanks.
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I would get the RG. I love Ibanez guitars.

Thanks, but I need more than opinions. I appreciate it though
Hardtail= EC

Do you like the feel of a strat-like body or Les Paul body more?

Strat body feel=RG

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Ibanez RG370DX
Peavey Valveking 112 (w/ Bad Monkey and GE-7 EQ)
I own a Ibanez rg1570 and I think it is an awesome guitar. I can do alot of heavy Death-like riffs, but I also have a quite awesome solo tone.

I know you're looking for a hardcore-ish sound but I think the RG really give you a powerful sound. Also, if you are left-handed and still play right-handed guitars, the RG neck is really nice, thin and fast to play on and you can even reach the high notes without difficulties.

Hope this will help.
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