Poll: Which guitar?
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Ibanez guitars
11 15%
Epiphone guitars
1 1%
Jackson guitars
22 30%
Schecter guitars
9 12%
Gibson guitars
8 11%
Esp guitars
22 30%
Voters: 73.
#1
Read the title. Also, which amp is great for metal A Marshall, Roland Cube, Line 6 ,Peavey? Or maybe some other amp? Basically this thread is about metal, which is the best inexpensive or expensive guitars,amps,pedals, strings,or any other acceseorie for metal?

Personally, I like this guitar.


http://www.hollywood-music.co.uk/product_images/z/gibson_lpstd2008__50020.jpg


W/ this amp.


http://www.highendappliance.com/uploads/resize_1205852637.JPG


These strings.


http://media.samedaymusic.com/media/feed/large/DNPZW.jpg


Pickups:


http://www.guitarvillage.co.uk/admin/pages/upload/Accessories/EMG/emgZWset.jpg


Thats my dream setup. But it sucks my budget is like 500$.
Last edited by RandyRhoads818 at Feb 28, 2009,
#2
Bit of a boring setup, you're using just cabs, and generally low end jackson.
If it was me the metal setup would be:
Gibson USA custom shop les paul with emg 81/60
Mesa boogie triple rectifier
Any make of strings 10 gauge
And **** pedals unless im soloing in which cause just a tube screamer to make them stand out.

Gibsons are pretty good for metal but expensive, and certain models out of those amp makes are good but you cant compare the whole company.
Jackson ke3
Marshall ms-4
Boss me-50
Roland cube 30
Randall rg75 g3
Last edited by skinzpoison at Feb 28, 2009,
#3
Mine


I pick up my guitar and play
Just like Yesterday

T C Ellis Series 2 LP w/Skatterbrane Quiescence pups
Cort EVL-K6
Yamaha RGX211 modded
H&S Electric 12-string
Shaftsbury Ricki 4001
'84 Fender Yale
Roland Cube 15x

#4
Jackson guitars! Have an RR5 and i'll be honest I prefer it to my Gibson.
As for amp i've always wanted a MESA Dual/Triple rectifier, i've played through one and it sounded amazing....not that i've played much else to compare it to.
Gear

Gibson Les Paul Studio Ebony/Gold
Jackson RR5 Ivory w/Black Pinstripes
Epiphone Les Paul 100 *For Sale*
Yamaha FX370C
Marshall AVT150HX + AVT4x12
#6
Quote by skinzpoison
Bit of a boring setup, you're using just cabs, and generally low end jackson.
If it was me the metal setup would be:
Gibson USA custom shop les paul with emg 81/60
Mesa boogie triple rectifier
Any make of strings 10 gauge
And **** pedals unless im soloing in which cause just a tube screamer to make them stand out.

Gibsons are pretty good for metal but expensive, and certain models out of those amp makes are good but you cant compare the whole company.


Sticking active emgs into a 3k+ $ guitar is just moronic.
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#8
I don't really know what would be better for metal but I really like ESP's. My ESP F-50 is decent but I want the ESP Scythe-600 Alexi custom. I don't know guys they are just very attractive to me! For an amp, I couldn't tell ya. All I got is a Line 6 Spider III which I hear ALL the time on here about how crappy it is. By the sounds of it, I should be getting a Roland Cube or even better, A Mesa triple rectifier which I ONLY hear good things about.
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#9
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Sticking active emgs into a 3k+ $ guitar is just moronic.


If i pay 3k+$ for a guitar and get called a moron for putting some pickups that in my opinion suit what music i want to make, they can go sit on a dick.
Jackson ke3
Marshall ms-4
Boss me-50
Roland cube 30
Randall rg75 g3
#10
None of those guitars. because it all comes down to the person and there playing style/ preference.

Personally i like blackmachines for metal.



Shame theres like, a 4 year waiting list for one...
#11
Fender HSS stratocaster with custom switching, DiMarzio Super Distortion in the bridge and Fender Texas Specials in the mid and neck slots.

Yes, I am serious.
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#12
I have a B.C. Rich neck thru series Jr. V. I got an EMG 81 in the bridge and a 60 in the neck with the 18v mod. The amp is a Line 6 Spider III HD 150 and at low volumes the tone is absolutely killer, however, the louder you get the more it breaks up. I have an old Laney tube amp though that I'm going to get a Line 6 effects pedal for it when I get a band together someday. IMO Line 6 has the best sounding distortion for a low budget.
#13
Gibson Flying V/Explorer - Crybaby - Boost - Marshall Jcm800
Guitars:
Gibson Les Paul Standard
Gibson Explorer New Century
Gibson RD Artist
Fender American Standard Telecaster

Amps:

Framus Cobra
Marshall JCM800 2203 - 1960A

Pedals:

Crybaby 535Q
Rockbox Boiling Point Overdrive
#14
ESP Horizon FR-II.
Most other metal guitars are extremely vulgar.
Quote by Sora 01
None of those guitars. because it all comes down to the person and there playing style/ preference.

Personally i like blackmachines for metal.



Shame theres like, a 4 year waiting list for one...

Best SOUNDING maybe. Too bad they look like a BC Rich Gunslinger and a Parker Fly's mutated offspring.
Last edited by Horlicks at Feb 28, 2009,
#15
Quote by Horlicks
ESP Horizon FR-II.
Most other metal guitars are extremely vulgar.

Best SOUNDING maybe. Too bad they look like a BC Rich Gunslinger and a Parker Fly's mutated offspring.


All guitars past a certain point just sound different, not "the best" same with looks, i love the blackmachine, all are entitled to there opinions,

but there IS NO best metal guitar, there is no best ANYTHING guitar.
#16
Jackson Kelly or RR with Seymour Duncan Humbucker from hell in the neck and DiMarzio X2N in the bridge. OFR bridge. .10's.

Mesa/boogie dual recto or peavey 6505+
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#17
I think you mean which guitar brand. I voted Gibson because explorers are sexy.
#18
ESP LTD EC1000 VB



plus a Peavey 6505+ Head



through an Orange PPC 4x12 Cab



= Metal
Last edited by VivaLaJam at Feb 28, 2009,
#19
^For LP shapes, that for sure. The Classic Gibson LP, not so much.
Good amp choice as well for metal, but not versatile for much more than hard rock and metal.
I recommend looking into a MUCH better amp than that for metal especially. Something like above is a much better set-up. Especially if you get the Orange cab in black tolex
But in the end, you MUST play everything you buy if you want "the best" because the best is a personal decision, there's no option that is #1 for every guitarist in existance. I didn't vote because of that, I'm bias'd as an Ibanez player, but I know as a fact that they aren't for everybody.
Last edited by bowen at Feb 28, 2009,
#20
ESP wins easily. For Metal, I say Line 6 out of those. Best overall Metal amp would be Mesa Boogie.
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#21
^NOT Line 6. I'm sorry, but the processed-digital tone is really not metal.
Just reading you have a $500 budget, ditch all of your "dream gear" and go for a Peavey Vypyr 15/30, or a Cube for a practice amp, then look into lower-end Ibanez RG fixed bridge's, or lower end Schecter or ESP. In your budget, look for a guitar with a fixed bridge, pick-ups on most aren't that great, but not bad. Avoid a guitar with a LFR, or Edge III, as that's all you could get in your budget for a floyd-equipped guitar.
Check out:
Vypyr 15/Vypyr 30
Ibanez RG321
Schecter Omen
ESP/LTD EC standard series, if you're into the les paul type shapes. Great guitars for metal, as stated above.
#22
In my opinion:

Metal =



+



I like the Skwisgaar gear combination.
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#25
Pretty much this setup:





Jacksons USA for metal = win
Hufschmid
Blackat
Washburn USA Custom Shop
PRS
Mayones
Orange
Diezel
Engl
#26


ESP Eclipse 2



Peavey 6505+ Head



Bogner Uberschall Cabs.

My ultimate setup, as metal as you can possibly get.

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#27
Lol @ people who think the 6505 is the greatest metal amp ever made.
It's mediocre, really it is. True fact.
#28
Quote by Horlicks
Lol @ people who think the 6505 is the greatest metal amp ever made.
It's mediocre, really it is. True fact.

Yup, it is. +1
But it can be a very usefull amp inside a whole gear setup. Alot of bands use it on stage, or in studio, just because it has one great specific tone. But it is one tone indeed. Its not a super versatile Engl SE (It's also only 1/4th of the price of an SE). So a 6505 alone isnt the best metal setup you can get.
Hufschmid
Blackat
Washburn USA Custom Shop
PRS
Mayones
Orange
Diezel
Engl
Last edited by LP_CL at Mar 1, 2009,
#30
being the fanboy i am, I want these
WONGA!
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#31
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ESP wins easily. For Metal, I say Line 6 out of those. Best overall Metal amp would be Mesa Boogie.

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