#1
Alright so I've decided on an Amp.
The Roland Amp 20X (Still open on suggestions).
Now I'm having troubles deciding on a guitar.

My old idea was a Vox Da5 with a Schecter Omen 6.
It would've been costing me around 450~.
But now I've decided on upgrading the amp since obviously it's
more important than the guitar.

Now I play righty and my price range is around 250~
I'm getting an electric so I can play Rock-Metal or Maybe at times
Heavy metal. (Heavier than A7X). I've been playing for 7-8 month at around
2-4 hours a day on a very bad classical guitar. And I'm actually getting pretty good. So I was wondering if UG may be able to help me.

Also I'm trying to stay away from a squire as best I can.

Help?

Thanks UG.

Any ideas?
Thanks again.
Last edited by bushybrowskev at Feb 21, 2009,
#2
Stay away from cheap Deans, not worth the money. Also, Squiers are not that bad, but the single coils are not going to cut for playing rock and metal.
I'd check out those 3
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Epiphone-Goth-G-400-Electric-Guitar-517232-i1149241.gc
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Schecter-006-Deluxe-Electric-Guitar-518183-i1149928.gc
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Ibanez-GRG170DX-Electric-Guitar-512496-i1147802.gc
and recommend the Schecter
Gear:
Electric
2008 Epiphone G400 Heritage CherryFUBAR
2008 Ibanez GRG 170 DX
2009 Cort KX1Q
2011 LTD H 351 NT
Randall RG 50 TC
Ernie Ball 11-54
Acoustic
Dean Markley
Dunlop 10's
#3
Thanks a lot I think the Ibanez is perfectly in my price range.
Although the Trem system is a little bit of a turn-off but I'll look into it. Thanks.
Also that's exactly why I don't prefer the Squires, I'm looking for humbuckers.
And the Schecter is a great idea. Problem is I can't go to the price. =/
Any ideas on this one though?

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-F50-Electric-Guitar?sku=516677

And again thanks!
Last edited by bushybrowskev at Feb 21, 2009,
#4
I have the Ibanez, the trem, for me, the guitar is not going out of tune (well, even if it is you won't notice without a tuner). Only thing you might want to change later on are the pickups.
The LTD is fine too, it's one of the newer models that feature a basswood body instead of agathis. And from what I know the pickups are higher output than on the Ibanez, plus the hardtail bridge will make it easier on you when it comes to changing strings.
I'd strongly reccomend playing both, but if that's an option, both are fine. You just have pick the one that you think you'll be more comfortable with.
Gear:
Electric
2008 Epiphone G400 Heritage CherryFUBAR
2008 Ibanez GRG 170 DX
2009 Cort KX1Q
2011 LTD H 351 NT
Randall RG 50 TC
Ernie Ball 11-54
Acoustic
Dean Markley
Dunlop 10's
#5
If this is your first electric then I wouldn't get something with a trem,they can be a huge pain in the ass when changing tunings and what not,and the trems on lower end Ibanez guitars are notoriously poor.If you want an Ibanez I'd look into the RG321 or one of their other fixed bridge models.

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