#1
Im in the market for a new guitar, upgrading from a no name beginner one
into rock and metal (megadeth, testament, ratm), but i still want some versatility to play all styles
im still sort of a beginner but i hope to improve considerably after this purchase

a couple of 2nd hand guitars i have available:

ibanez rg760 (jap)


ibanez rg270 (jap)


epiphone sg400 (korea)


epiphone sg custom (korea)


epiphone les paul (czech)


any help will be appreciated or any suggestions
#2
Rg270, but get back the original knobs
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Last edited by EvoLancer211 at Jan 11, 2009,
#3
Off-topic, that sunburst G-400 looks familiar...where do you live? My cousin used to have one like that and sold it a couple months ago. Is the fingerboard hand-oiled?

Anyway, on-topic, if that's my cousin's old SG, go for it, it felt and sounded amazing. If not, the Les Paul if your willing to buy a Bigsby. If not, the black SG. Ibanez Edge III's are hell though, so I wouldn't get an RG.
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#4
from melb,australia..

my issue is would the ibanez be too hard to get used to?
im leaning towards the sunburst sg or the black one

but can they handle metal and quick playing decently enough?
Last edited by fandram at Jan 11, 2009,
#5
Quote by fandram
from melb,australia..

my issue is would the ibanez be too hard to get used to?
im leaning towards the sunburst sg or the black one

but can they handle metal and quick playing decently enough?


Then no, it's not my cousins. Unless the guy he sold it to moved to Australia.

Depends. What guitar are you going to from?

It should be able to handle metal. As for fast playing, as long as your hands can move fast. A different guitar isn't going to give you a huge boost in speed most times though.
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#6
either of the inbanez guitars... i'd personally go for the 760 and swap out the humbucker in it for a EMG81

but you also have to worry about the state of second hand guitars, and also remember that a new guitar is step one if you are upgrading from beginner equipment... amp and pick ups matter

i'd pick them all up and try playing them, bring your amp in if you can, see what you think feels the best
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#7
i had a crappy fender rip off
i just got a roland cube 20x

i have had a play around with other similar ibanez models and its a bit foreign to me feels very different, the epis feel much more natural.. but then again i might just have to get used to ibanez

basically in the long run, for playing a variety of styles but being a good metal guitar is what i want.. also ibanez might be better for metal but i dont want to limit myself and then later down the road regret it once i learn other styles

for the people suggesting ibanez, what reasons make it better than the epis?
Last edited by fandram at Jan 11, 2009,