Tsotsi757
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#1
What is the best guitar for a metal player. I play rock, classic rock, and heavy metal. It HAS to be under $300

All suggestions are welcome!

Thanks!
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#2
Ibanez GRG series, some cheap LTD guitars, i see you already have an epiphone, but i think there are some epi prophecy guitars under 300 dollars.
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#3
I recommend not buying anymore gear. You've got enough guitars for now. Focus on your playing.
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#5
Honestly I recommend upgrading your amp first
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#6
why not my stuff to make ur tone sound badass?
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Tsotsi757
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#8
Quote by Lethal Dosage
Honestly I recommend upgrading your amp first


I already got that taken care of... i am getting one soon. But i need a guitar, i think i am going to sell my fender
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wildwildwes594
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#9
Don't get an Ibanez, the cheap one's suck.
Go used and get better amp instead.

Never mind, just saw the amp comment. Maybe a Schecter or Jackson?
spinalshred
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#10
how about instead of buying a new guitar, you punt your line 6 amp off of the tallest building you can find, then go out and buy yourself a decent amp.

EDIT: never mind, i read the other post...Ibanez RG series are good, some of them are under 300
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#11
Yeah go at least $400 before you think about ibanez I think thats the point where they start to make quality guitars.
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TehMasterSword
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#12
You dont need a new guitar, at least not one thats so cheap. It would be a waste of money and you would not be improving on your current set up.
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#13
1) Get your amp (make sure its decent)
2) Save more money so you can get a much better guitar than anything under $300
3) You'll have a nice amp and a decent guitar at the end of it.

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#14
Quote by TehMasterSword
You dont need a new guitar, at least not one thats so cheap. It would be a waste of money and you would not be improving on your current set up.


This is true save up and get a really nice guitar if you must buy a new axe
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Tsotsi757
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#15
what do you mean "improving my current setup"
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#16
Quote by Tsotsi757
what do you mean "improving my current setup"


He means that if you buy a $300 guitar now your still gonna be at the some quality setup it wont be much better than the epi you have now so there would be no point.
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wildwildwes594
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#17
He means if you buy an under $300 guitar its not gonna be better than what you already have. Therefore you should buy something else that would improve your overall tone.
Maybe new pickups in that G-400 or some nice pedals?
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#20
30 watts is perfect for practice alone and with others, assuming you arent playing with a loud as hell drummer. I'd suggest a 30 watt Vox amp.
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#21
Quote by Tsotsi757
is a 30w amp big?

depends i have one not tht big
do u do gigs?
They made me do push ups in drag

I'm gonna have a really hard time if we're both cannibals and racists.

Don't dress as a whore, he'll thump you.

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#23
Quote by Tsotsi757
no i don't

then 30 watts should be decent
They made me do push ups in drag

I'm gonna have a really hard time if we're both cannibals and racists.

Don't dress as a whore, he'll thump you.

I'm a firework, primed to go off
Tsotsi757
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#24
ok... would a tube be better?
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