#3
of those i'd take the 121.
i used to be a mod, then i took an arrow in the knee.
#6
Well the Ibby's would be better for metal but I would suggest looking at some ESP's before you make a purchase.
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#8
Quote by mikeyElite
of those i'd take the 121.

Same.

Though to be honest the Pacifica is the best guitar of the three.
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Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#9
Powerful pickups = good for distorted metal tones.
Fixed bridge = you can tune down without problems. The others have cheap and simple tremolos which will be a hassle. The RG121 is simple, straightforward and designed with agressive playing in mind. Looks like a good beginner's guitar for metal.

The pacifica is good overall, but the 121 is a serious contender if it's mainly for metal.
Last edited by sashki at Jul 7, 2009,
#10
play them all. decide by feel which one suits you best. you can always change the colour and replace the pickups.
#12
If you're a begginer you don't want to buy a guitar with a trem. They can be hard to manage if you dont know what you're doing.

You won't miss it if you don't get it.
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#14
Quote by leftyace
If you're a begginer you don't want to buy a guitar with a trem. They can be hard to manage if you dont know what you're doing.

You won't miss it if you don't get it.

How true.
I never used the trem on my squier.
I always, ALWAYS have had my guitars hardtail.
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Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#19
If you want to play metal for a low price look at ESP, Ibanez, and maybe used Schecters.

EDIT: Special II's are very hit and miss, I wouldn't get one
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#20
Yes the RG121 will suit, or a Cort X2. Both good budget-priced, straightforward guitars for metallers.
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#22
HC reviews are junk, for the most part. Don't trust them.
Get something along the lines of the 121. If you can find the money, get an RG321MH.
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Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.