#1
I have decided that the tremolo on my S470 is to much of a pain in the ass for low tunings and i want a guitar with a tremolo for standard tuning. so i am buying a new guitar without a tremolo for drop tunings and putting the blackouts from the S470 in the hard tail guitar.
i was thinking about an RG321 because i love the ibanez necks.
any other suggestions for some good sturdy hard tail guitars?
stock pickups in the guitar dont matter because i will be swapping them for the blackouts as stated above.
budget is nothing over $1000AU.
#3
Quote by 666_Pounder
Get a Tremo-no? Much cheaper.

i want the tremolo on the S470 for standard tuning stuff so i need a new guitar for the drop tuning stuff that i play in my band.
#4
Why don't you want a trem for dropped tunings, if you wanna be able to switch with ease, then that's all good, but yeah.
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#5
im in the same situation as the TC. Maybe an Ibanez SA would be good? They're under a thousand too.
#6
Quote by Jesstaa
Why don't you want a trem for dropped tunings, if you wanna be able to switch with ease, then that's all good, but yeah.

its a bitch to set up, and i stripped the first locking nut hole because the 56 string didnt leave enough screw for the hole. a hard tail guitar will be so much easier to set up and change strings, plus i can easily go between different low tunings without having to reset the trem
#7
Quote by samlocke14
its a bitch to set up, and i stripped the first locking nut hole because the 56 string didnt leave enough screw for the hole. a hard tail guitar will be so much easier to set up and change strings, plus i can easily go between different low tunings without having to reset the trem

Makes sense... Tbh I didn't find setting up for Drop B all that hard, didn't even need to do much to my intonation, but yeah, they can be a bitch sometimes.

And I never really imagined that switching gauges on a normal nut would be any good because it should be a nice snug fit.
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#8
Quote by Jesstaa
Makes sense... Tbh I didn't find setting up for Drop B all that hard, didn't even need to do much to my intonation, but yeah, they can be a bitch sometimes.

And I never really imagined that switching gauges on a normal nut would be any good because it should be a nice snug fit.

yeah but it takes ages to change strings and if i want to go up to drop C for example i have to reset everything. i dont use the trem because i have to use for it in my band and i keep thinking to myself "gee i wish i had a guitar with a trem for standard tuning" so thats why i want a hard tail.
#9
look into stuff like the esp ltd les paul copies, i reckon they would be what you want but maybe out of your price range.

i used to own a rg321mh (the regular 321 has a trem the mh model is hard tail), i sold it to upgrade to my jackson DKMG, they are great guitars, and even though they had ibz INF pickups in them, i thought the pickups where great and very versatile.
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#11
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im in the same situation as the TC. Maybe an Ibanez SA would be good? They're under a thousand too.

nah ive got an SA they have a ****ty floating bridge. Adjusting the tuning on one string puts out all the others.
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#12
Oh look I used the search bar! I am looking for the same as you are.

I have started looking at Ibanez but I am not looking at Washburns. Mite even get a Dan Dongague Signature (the silver and black one).

Of course if you want a real mad metal guitar try BC rich but I do find there necks are like strats a bit. Good luck.
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