#1
ok well first off hi everyone. first post. ive been lingerinmg for a while but finally decided to join.

my situation: i have 2 guitars. both jacksons. one is a really bad dinky that i use for practice at home and the other is the $499 warrior that the neck is warped so frets 8-11 dont work on the bottom 3 strings. and yes i know how to work a floyd so its not that.

looking for a new one thats good for drop c death metal. here are the specifications:
-under 600
-preferably ibanez (because of the "super fast" wizard II)
-needs a tremolo

the other guitarist in my band is getting this one in bio armor
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-RG420EG-Electric-Guitar?sku=515773

so i have these that ive found....so if anyone has any more suggestions feel free to share

-http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-RGR320EX-Electric-Guitar?sku=512359
this one is awesome, but idk how the pickups will sound and this one kinda matches the other guitarists finish..

-http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-RGR420EX-Electric-Guitar?sku=518089
looks awesome, dont know about the pickups

-http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-S520EX-Electric-Guitar?sku=518873
legit zr tremolo with a mahogany body for tone, but it doesnt look the part and the neck doesnt feel like a wizard at all...feels thick

and thats all i have.... i cant play our show with my worn out warped jacksons, so i need to get something before the 24th....please help
Last edited by shredhed101 at Jan 2, 2009,
#2
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product?sku=512557X

This guitar screams metal to me plus its neck thru, not necessarily used but you get the point.

http://www.samash.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_RG320EXRBK%20Electric%20Guitar%20Roadrage%20Black_-1_10052_10002_-49963973_cmCategorySA182593

This may work for you as well the only guitars I could find in your price range have Edge 3 but if your fine with that go for it.
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#3
i love the edge 3. alot more than the floyd. even the orininal. i just like the feel more.

and yeah i really like the rg320 alot. does anyone have experience on the designed by emg pickups? are they that bad, or sould i plan on changing them asap
Last edited by shredhed101 at Jan 2, 2009,
#4
Based on my personal experiences, I usually recommend the following for metal:

1) Dean Evos or Cadillacs (I own one of each). Neither comes with a trem.

http://www.deanguitars.com/home.php

However, the Dean Vendettas have a trem option- its one of the models that is the basis for many of their metal "artist" models. FWIW, of the ones on this list, its the one most similar to the Ibanez in shape, and its close to the price you're looking for.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Dean-Vendetta-4.0-Electric-Guitar-with-Floyd-Rose?sku=515819

(If you like "pointy" guitars, Dean has a lot of those with trems that are also popular with metal guitarists)

2) Fernandes Ravelles. Trems optional...usually on the pricier models, though.
http://www.fernandesguitars.com/rvldt.html

3) Malden Subhumans or Stigers. No trem, Subhuman is $1200, the Stiger is the entry-level model at under $300.
http://www.maldenguitars.com/

I know that not a one meets all your criteria. I'm just suggesting them so you can consider all of your options.
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#5
Don't get the Edge III unless you're willing to spend $175 on an OFR to swap for in a year or two.

Get the S520EX. Awesome guitar. Actually, if you're going to be playing Drop C death metal, I'd even recommend the S7320.
#6
You obviously don't know what you're talking about if you perfer the edge III over the OFR, since the edge III is a patent of the OFR... Which means a mock of the original.

I suggest paying for some lessons, because obviously you blew money on two guitars that basically just shat back on you.
#7
Quote by nan0
You obviously don't know what you're talking about if you perfer the edge III over the OFR, since the edge III is a patent of the OFR... Which means a mock of the original.

I suggest paying for some lessons, because obviously you blew money on two guitars that basically just shat back on you.


Not all LFRs are worse than the OFRs, although it is true that most are. Some (like the Edge Pro) are arguably better, based on preference. But yes, you're right, the Edge III can't even dream of comparing with an OFR.
#8
Just a little info:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floyd_Rose

As I recall, one of the recent issues of a guitar mag had an article on Floyd Rose variants.
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!

Log off and play yer guitar!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
#9
i said i like the feel more.....i like how light and effortless it is to bend. and nan0...i didnt pay for either haha. my friend gave me the dinky, and i saw the warrior without strings or pickups in my friends closet which is the reason the neck is warped. he didnt want it so i got it and threw in a seymour sh6 i had laying around.....