#1
hey guys
so im starting to look for a second guitar. I play metal, hard rock(metallica, bullet for my valentine, atreyu, trivium), but also alot of blues, and clean stuff like sublime and red hot chili peppers. My price range is around $750 AUD, but ill go to $800 if i have to. Ive started to look at ibanez rg350dx.
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#2
id go for an epi les paul plain top if ur looking for blues i just got 1 and its awesome and it also sounds pretty awesome for clean stuff but i dunno about metal cuz i dont play alotta metal but it can definitley be used for old school hard rock like ac/dc led zep.
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#3
Are you looking for a guitar to use specifically for less distorted genres of music, or are you looking for something that has a wide variety of tonal options?

I ask because, since you already have another guitar, it would seem to me that you could specialize and get a better blues/clean tone guitar for your money.

Just sticking with Ibanez, for instance, you could go with their Artcore line, which have gotten great reviews.

OTOH, if you have the skills, you could spend about $430USD and get a Carvin Bolt kit, and spend a little extra to change the pickups if you want.
https://www.carvinguitars.com/catalog/guitars/index.php?model=gk1t

The Bolt comes with single-coils, but Carvin makes a humbucker that fits in the space of a single-coil. The Carvin Twinblades go for about $42USD each.
http://www.carvinguitars.com/products/group.php?cid=81

Looking at the kit, it would seem that it could seat regular humbuckers as well.

Lace Alumitones go for about $100USD each.
http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Lace-?sku=305419
They also come in a variety of colors and textures...
http://www.lacemusic.com/electric_pickups/alumitone/alumitone_specs.php
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#4
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Are you looking for a guitar to use specifically for less distorted genres of music, or are you looking for something that has a wide variety of tonal options?

I ask because, since you already have another guitar, it would seem to me that you could specialize and get a better blues/clean tone guitar for your money.

Just sticking with Ibanez, for instance, you could go with their Artcore line, which have gotten great reviews.

OTOH, if you have the skills, you could spend about $430USD and get a Carvin Bolt kit, and spend a little extra to change the pickups if you want.
https://www.carvinguitars.com/catalog/guitars/index.php?model=gk1t

The Bolt comes with single-coils, but Carvin makes a humbucker that fits in the space of a single-coil. The Carvin Twinblades go for about $42USD each.
http://www.carvinguitars.com/products/group.php?cid=81

Lace Alumitones go for about $100USD each.
http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Lace-?sku=305419
They also come in a variety of colors and textures...
http://www.lacemusic.com/electric_pickups/alumitone/alumitone_specs.php


yea ill look into it, but my current one is a low end schecter that is kind of versatile, but i want one better, so i'm guessing i could get a more versatile guitar with more money.
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Han shot first. Greedo's dead.
#5
got myself a nice ibanez rg370dx(same as rg350ex/dx just no pickguard) 2 weeks ago, plays like a dream, even on my amp! pulls off metallica, rammstein, red hot chili peppers just fine, got a 5-way switch so there are a lot of tonal possibilities...
MY GEAR:
Digitech RP250
Stagg Acoustic
Ibanez RGA32 (EMG 81/85)
amp doesn't matter :P
#6
yeh ibanez is always good, i started off with that. pretty good value for money. What guitar do you have now/?