#1
Im looking for a guitar that i can play metal on well, but also be able to play other styles too. What is a well rounded guitar that's affordable?
#2
From what I hear, most Ibanezes are good for a wide range of styles.
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#3
if you get a ibanez make sure its a H/S/H model they have a WIDE tonal variety. our rhythm guitarist swears by ibanez's, he loves his jem
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Guitar - Ebay 20/20
Pickups - GFS H/O Hex 40/40
Tuners - Sperzel locking 59.99/59.99
Bridge- Tone Pros - 89/89

the plan. take a 20 dollar guitar and make it sound decent

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#5
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Im looking for a guitar that i can play metal on well, but also be able to play other styles too. What is a well rounded guitar that's affordable?



What is your price range, and currency? What is affordable to me might not be affordable to you.

Could you give a few examples of bands you would like to sound like?

Do you like thick or thin necks?

Do you like active or passive pick-ups?

Do you have any preference for the body shape?

Floyd or no floyd?

If you answer some of these questions i believe that future posters would be of some more help.

Here are a few guitars that i think will suit the general metal player starting from lowest to highest price:

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-RG321-Electric-Guitar?sku=512492

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Jackson-DK2M-Dinky-Electric-Guitar?sku=517588

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-LTD-MH401-Floyd-Rose-Electric-Guitar?sku=520115

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Jackson-DKMG-Dinky-2008-Model?sku=512231

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Schecter-C1-Hellraiser-Electric-Guitar?sku=518451

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-RG1570-Electric-Guitar?sku=519965
#7
Look into Schecter, Ibanez and LTD. They all have good metal guitars, I would go with a Schecter C-1 of some sort because you get the coil tap function so you can get the single coil sounds as well as the humbucker sounds.
Here are some C-1's too look at:
http://www.guitar.co.uk/schecter/2127-schecter_c1_fr_electric_guitar?page=2
http://www.guitar.co.uk/schecter/2125-schecter_blackjack_c1_electric_guitar?page=2
http://www.guitar.co.uk/schecter/2126-schecter_blackjack_atx_c1_fr_electric_guitar?page=3

If you like thick necks then you cant go wroung with Schecter but if you like thin necks then look into Ibanez. if you do go with Ibanez then stay away from the Edge3 floating trem, there nothing but bad news
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Schecter Demon 7 FR
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Randall RG75 G3 Plus
#8
Check out Schecter, Jackson, Ibanez or LTD.

I have a preference for Jackson or Schecter, never played a ESP/LTD thought.
Gear :
Epiphone G400
Schecter Hellraiser C1 FR
Peavey Vypyr 30.

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#9
ESP Eclipses are pretty cool, but they are a bit too overpriced and I can't see anyone using them for anything other than hard rock/metal.

Schecter C-1 Hellraisers are probably your best bet, they are better than guitars twice the price and have a coil tapping function for cleans. Perfect for metal!
#10
esp edwards E-AL-166 is a freaking amazing metal LEAD guitar since it only has 1 Pup its not suited for rhytm playing, but the cut-away is godly allowing easy acess to the 24 frets.

theres a reason alexi laiho uses it. its just a beast, but its expensive mine was 1600 USD
Dean Vendetta XM Custom Build
Guitar - Ebay 20/20
Pickups - GFS H/O Hex 40/40
Tuners - Sperzel locking 59.99/59.99
Bridge- Tone Pros - 89/89

the plan. take a 20 dollar guitar and make it sound decent

COMPLETE!! PICS SOON!!
#11
Quote by Wylde_Man
What is your price range, and currency? What is affordable to me might not be affordable to you.

Could you give a few examples of bands you would like to sound like?

Do you like thick or thin necks?

Do you like active or passive pick-ups?

Do you have any preference for the body shape?

Floyd or no floyd?

If you answer some of these questions i believe that future posters would be of some more help.

Here are a few guitars that i think will suit the general metal player starting from lowest to highest price:

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-RG321-Electric-Guitar?sku=512492

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Jackson-DK2M-Dinky-Electric-Guitar?sku=517588

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-LTD-MH401-Floyd-Rose-Electric-Guitar?sku=520115

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Jackson-DKMG-Dinky-2008-Model?sku=512231

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Schecter-C1-Hellraiser-Electric-Guitar?sku=518451

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-RG1570-Electric-Guitar?sku=519965

My price range is up to $700-800 U.S.
Id like to sound like Pantera or Alice in Chains. or Tool. or Lamb of God.
I play bass too, so thick necks aren't a problem.
Passive pickups.
Interesting body shape if possible.
Floyd Rose.
#12
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My price range is up to $700-800 U.S.
Id like to sound like Pantera or Alice in Chains. or Tool. or Lamb of God.
I play bass too, so thick necks aren't a problem.
Passive pickups.
Interesting body shape if possible.
Floyd Rose.


Buy an ESP EC-1000 with SDs. SOOOO versatile, so good. Mt friend just got one. Plus, it's not one of those gross br00t4lz shapes so your friends won't vomit on the nice finish.

EDIT: just saw you want an interesting shape, I guess reading works sometimes anyways, the BC Rich (man, it's hard to say) Mockingbird is elegant, but a cool shape. As is the Viper 1000 (not sure if you can get 'em with passives). But make sure you get a high end BC Rich!
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#13
get a ibanez a rg model or a s model they are build to rip everything a new hole. they also come with a FR have pretty decent stock pick ups and the neck is a monster, so easy to play.
#14
Ibanez rg guitars are relatively affordable guitars that are great for metal. I plan on buying myself one after I get my new amp, myself, and I play metal as well. I've seen some new rg's go for $300, which isn't that bad at all as far as quality guitars go.
#16
Quote by urbeat
My price range is up to $700-800 U.S.
Id like to sound like Pantera or Alice in Chains. or Tool. or Lamb of God.
I play bass too, so thick necks aren't a problem.
Passive pickups.
Interesting body shape if possible.
Floyd Rose.

Well, Dime used Dean and Washburn for a bit, AiC's guitarist used a small-name brand similar to something like a charvel or kramer, Tool's guitarist uses les pauls, and LoG's guitarists use Jackson i believe.

I'd suggest looking for a used, pre-prestige era or prestige ibanez. Something with a decent trem (avoid the edge 2 and 3 and TRS trems; look for the original edge, edge pro, lo-pro edge, ZR, and edge zero)
#20
With the $800 price range you're going to be sacrificing quality for hardware unfortunately.

I personally would go hardware over body shape, thus ruling out Jackson.

Google Gary Kramer and check out his guitars, they have quite a few slaying guitars on sale.

Schecter has a new V with a locking tremolo. Might interest you as well. Not to mention has great hardware.
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Gibson Explorer Studio
#21
I was think either ibanez, jackson, or washburn.
but i dont know what will work with a floyd rose.
#23
I have two Agiles, & play metal with them both!
I suggest an Agile Reaper (one of the two guitars i have) - very similar shape to a Jackson Rhoads, great pickups but are active (EMG 81 & 85), i havn't had any problems since i got it nearly a year & a half ago!
Standard - http://www.rondomusic.com/reaperstdbk.html (also a red version & a white version)
Custom - http://www.rondomusic.com/product2205.html

Agile Hornet, a V shaped guitar (which im considering getting next) - http://www.rondomusic.com/hornet6problk.html

Agile Ghost, an explorer style - http://www.rondomusic.com/product2284.html

only thing about them is that they all have active pickups, except the Reaper Standard (i think)