#1
Im wondering what kind of guitar I should get next. Preferably within $400-$700USD.

Im thinking of either a Shechter, Jackson, or an Ibanez, but I need some facts.
Which one of these is faster in general for that price range? Which has the faster neck, able to lower action more, and faster playing in general?

Tone is more of an amp thing, But it has to be good for Metal. Could anyone give me some models or links to places where I could buy one? Tell me some Stores that carry your suggestion.

Ive heard good things about Jackson Warriors, but Any information is good.
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Ibanez usually has faster necks, while Shecter have pretty fat necks for "metal" guitars.
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#3
My Jackson neck goes 300mph but my Ibanez is just behind with 295... Though the ibanez shifts strings .00003 seconds faster.
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Sorry, but there really is no such thing as a fast neck. It's how you play that is suited to a certain neck.
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Speed depends more on the player than the guitar. A "fast guitar" is really subjective.

This.
A lot of people associate Ibanez or Jackson with "fast" guitars, but there are people that shred on Strats and Les Pauls.
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i gotta admit, when i have my guitar in my truck, i can get my guitar goin about 180kms/hr as long as i'm comfortable driving at that speed

as was said (very well i might add) here:

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=942688

you gotta learn to play slow before you can play fast...its not the guitar that plays fast, its your fingers after practice
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I've heard that scalloping frets can be faster to push down, is it true?

I think what they mean by fast necks is that it's thin and easy to go up and down on.
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I've heard that scalloping frets can be faster to push down, is it true?

I think what they mean by fast necks is that it's thin and easy to go up and down on.


Scalloping helps because you use less force on them so you can depress quickly after hitting a note.

It REALLY depends on what your used to, malmsteen has a scalopped guitar with the strings as high as the sky (Wierd no?) And most people like LOW strings for playing fast :S
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I've heard that scalloping frets can be faster to push down, is it true?

I think what they mean by fast necks is that it's thin and easy to go up and down on.

no. that is called "action". the distance between the underneath of string to top of fret.

scalloping on the other hand is the removal of wood from the fretboard. it allows more grip on the string so you can do crazier, wilder vibrato.
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I have an old ibanez (not sure of the model) with a wizard 1 neck and its fast but, chaning strings is messy compared to my schecter omen-6. I find that the schecter is a nicer guitar overall and I can play it pretty fast. It does have a kinda thick neck however. It really depends on the player. The ibanez makes my hand cramp after a while too.
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apparently ibanez wizard II necks are very "fast" and flat.
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Jacksons are by far better
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apparently ibanez wizard II necks are very "fast" and flat.

Yeah, all Wizards are. The II is 2 mm thicker than the Wizard found on RG550s. Thinner necks are usually preferable for faster playing, but some people use thick necks. Try some guitars and get one that suits you. Also if you're looking at scalloped necks, definitely try one first, they dont suit everyone.

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I'll have my new jackson in a couple weeks and I prefer the neck for shredding over my Hellraiser, both are great guitars, but for fast lead playing you can't go wrong with a jackson.

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Jackson, as it's not fat but not super thin.

And grab one in the $500-$700 range while you still can, they're changing the prices real soon.
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Jackson, as it's not fat but not super thin.

And grab one in the $500-$700 range while you still can, they're changing the prices real soon.


I agree, the DK2 series is a great deal, MIJ Guitars from 600-$750, tough to beat that.

Personally I'm getting a DK2S.

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I would go for Ibanez for the fast necks, but not the RG series, as I think it is not very well suited for metal. Try the X series, they look cool too!
A Jackson will be good too I think, haven't got a lot of experience with them...
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It's all about preference. I can play certain things faster on my Tele than my PGM, for instance.
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I would go for Ibanez for the fast necks, but not the RG series, as I think it is not very well suited for metal. Try the X series, they look cool too!
A Jackson will be good too I think, haven't got a lot of experience with them...


I would take an S Series myself, great neck, body shape and the ZR trem is great.

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The action and strings affect how fast you can play but it is also down to practice and finding a guitar that suits you.
#23
There is no guitar that will automatically make you a fast AND accurate player, that part is up to you, a thinner neck may help you play faster but it will not make you a fast guitar player.
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I would take an S Series myself, great neck, body shape and the ZR trem is great.

Yeah, but the pu's suck a$$ for metal, so you'll have to change them probably. Most ppl like the d-activators on the x series.
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Well bro I think what you're looking for is Ibanez RGR321EX. Costs around 450-500$, has EMG pickups (sort of ) and has great playability. I took some 11 gauges and dropped it to C and I can tell you this thing can handle it. If you are on a limitied budget and you look for a metal axe, that's the way to go in my oppinion.
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Yeah, but the pu's suck a$$ for metal, so you'll have to change them probably. Most ppl like the d-activators on the x series.


My new jackson has a d activator in the bridge, its great.

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Well bro I think what you're looking for is Ibanez RGR321EX. Costs around 450-500$, has EMG pickups (sort of ) and has great playability. I took some 11 gauges and dropped it to C and I can tell you this thing can handle it. If you are on a limitied budget and you look for a metal axe, that's the way to go in my oppinion.

My first guitar was an RG and I liked it, but now I realise that it wasn't very well suited for metal. Mainly because of the bodywood which is basswood. Most people prefer a mahogany or alder body for metal. And that RGR321EX has 'EMG designed' pickups, which aren't the real deal. But try the guitar, by all means. If you like it, it doesn't matter what anyone thinks about it.