#1
I've been asked to play in a friend of mine's band.
They play a lot of metal...well actually all metal.
But I need a new guitar.
I've bondo'd my Jackson's neck so many times it's like a walking zombie.
Any suggestions?
Anythings appreciated.
#4
Schecter C-1 Plus


Or, alternatively, do what I do, and take a guitar not made for metal, and play metal with it.

For example- a Gibson Les Paul Faded DC (Mainly a blues guitar), or a Telecaster. Or something like that.
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Schecter C-1 Plus


Or, alternatively, do what I do, and take a guitar not made for metal, and play metal with it.

For example- a Gibson Les Paul Faded DC (Mainly a blues guitar), or a Telecaster. Or something like that.


No, that's stupid.

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#7
Les Paul custom Epi or Gibson
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#8
ESPs are great for metal / hard rock stuff - you can't go wrong with em if that's the only style you plan on playing
#9
dont go bc rich, most of the ones i have played sucked.
i would recommend esp, schecter, and maybe ibanez
anything with "hot" pick-ups should help you out.
so EMGs would be best
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No, that's stupid.



why is that stupid?

Ever seen the Jim Root telecaster?


And why are you putting EMG's in your epiphone then?
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#12
The majority of the difference that the guitar makes is the image. It's the amp you should be worried about
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why is that stupid?

Ever seen the Jim Root telecaster?


And why are you putting EMG's in your epiphone then?


Yeah, i've seen the Jim Root tele - it sucks.
Im getting EMGs in my Epi cos i bought it when i was into GnR, Led Zeppelin etc, but i could still get a half decent metal tone out of it if i install EMGs.

Bottom line, Get a Jackson, ESP, Dean, Bc Rich, Ibanez etc guitar, they sound metal from the factory.
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#15
There isn't really a guitar that is "good" for metal.

Basically, if you take a guitar and throw in an EMG somewhere and maybe a Floyd Rose, it'll become "metal"
#16
I've got an ESP Viper which works, but then again I've use my tele for heavy-ish stuff and that works too. Might be worth seeing what they play with and how they sound, you might be able to bring something different to the table then.
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No, that's stupid.



Wow, way to be closed/simple minded. Lots of people use Les Pauls and Telecasters for metal, don't ask me to make a list either. Just look around and see your ignorance for yourself.
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#19
Well I don't just play metal...
I already have an Ibanez RG and an Epiphone Ltd. Edition 1966 G-400...
and my Jackson from my uncle...the one I've bondo'd.
But I have a lot of extra cash on my hands after christmas.
and I'm selling the Ibanez to a relative.
I was curious.
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#20
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#21
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There isn't really a guitar that is "good" for metal.

Basically, if you take a guitar and throw in an EMG somewhere and maybe a Floyd Rose, it'll become "metal"


nope. wood matters. and the fingerboard should be ebony or rosewood if ur planning on shreding
#22
Quote by mamosa
nope. wood matters. and the fingerboard should be ebony or rosewood if ur planning on shreding

*cough*Jeff Loomis*cough*

Fingerboard wood is mostly preference. As is body wood.

And TS, there are a lot of "metal" guitars. Just find what suits you. If you like your jackson, get another jackson. Try different guitars. End of.
#23
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Or, alternatively, do what I do, and take a guitar not made for metal, and play metal with it.

For example- a Gibson Les Paul Faded DC (Mainly a blues guitar), or a Telecaster. Or something like that.


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#24
Well the offer was pulled before I could buy it so...
No biggie.
Thanks for the suggestions though.
They were helping my search tremensly.
Much gratitude!
#25
Amps are more important, if you play a Schecter C1 through a Valve junior, you'll get a rock tone. But if you play a Strat through a Mesa, it will sound more metal. Cover all your bases.