#1
I am trying to find a guitar which i can use for playing Metal and Blues

This is what i would want the guitar i am trying to find:

(In a £400-700 price range.)

A tremolo ( no licensed floyd crap, just original floyd or decent non-locking trem)
Non-active pickups. Humbuckers with a coil-tap possibly (not too bothered) or H-S-S
Good machine-heads (preferably locking)
No ridiculous body shapes or finishes e.g. Dean razorback explosion
A neck thats is not too thin e.g. wizard II (ibanez) or too thick e.g. epi les paul. just a neck kinda like a stratocaster.


Please help me, it would be very appreciated.
Last edited by metalplayer0-1 at Jul 14, 2009,
#2
Any Fender HSS Strat. Done.

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#4
fair enough, thanks. my only dislike of most strats is the lack of 22 frets but im sure i can survive with 21.
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Quote by metalplayer0-1
fair enough, thanks. my only dislike of most strats is the lack of 22 frets but im sure i can survive with 21.


not too hard to bend a semitone and essentially you only really gain 1 extra note so with some finger positioning you shouldn't be too limited with only 21 frets.
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fair enough, thanks. my only dislike of most strats is the lack of 22 frets but im sure i can survive with 21.


All modern spec'd Strats have 22 frets.
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#9
look at some schecters.

schecters are all i ever recommend. they seem to have something for everyone though so im not recommending bull****.

they dont have super thin necks, can have locking tuners or floyd (which is often quality). check their site

also, remember. if you have a floyd locking nut, you dont need locking tuners.
#10
Try some ESP's or Schecters
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#11
A Schecter C-1 FR would be good if you can find one used. Coil-splitting and an OFR. Does just about every genre pretty well.
#12
Check out some Schecter axes. Most of them can be used for any genre.
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#13
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all american strats. not mexicans or japs.


Now you mention it, I never noticed that.

I'm even more glad I have a limited edition Korean Strat with 22 frets over a Standard Strat [with 21].

Either way, you may find this model interesting:
http://www.fender.com/products//search.php?partno=1144700332
It's on OFR [as specs page says], not a LFR [as teh description says]
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Last edited by Simsimius at Jul 15, 2009,
#15
Quote by azn_guitarist25
not too hard to bend a semitone and essentially you only really gain 1 extra note so with some finger positioning you shouldn't be too limited with only 21 frets.


Kinda is hard to do that if you're alternate picking 19-22-19-22-19-22-19-22 on the high E or something like that. I've always found having less frets extremely frustrating.
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Are you serious right now? I guarantee you've never played a good washburn...


Anyways...TS, try to find one of the HSS strats with a Floyd like the guy earlier mentioned. I've played a couple and they're pretty good
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I'd back the Washburn X50V Pro (The Pro FE has actives). The 50V Pro has Seymour Duncans, Grover 18:1 locking tuners, an OFR, and it looks awesome. It's a great guitar.
Only problem is, i have no idea where to find it in the UK.
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#19
Schecter C-1 Classic, fits every condition you listed, looks incredible, and isn't a 22 fret strat. Of course, I may be biased because I just bought one...but definitely look into this beauty.

EDIT: Doesn't have a Trem but if you can do without it...Classic is the way to go.
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#20
you can play metal and blues on any guitar. just pick one up and play metal and/or blues on it as you please...

i have a bunch of ibanez RGs and i can play metal, jazz, blues, funk, rock, what-have-you... on all of them...
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you can play metal and blues on any guitar. just pick one up and play metal and/or blues on it as you please...

i have a bunch of ibanez RGs and i can play metal, jazz, blues, funk, rock, what-have-you... on all of them...

+1

But i will also agree with the rest of the people and say a Strat is your best bet
#22
I honestly don't see why you'd need to look beyond a HSS strat. You've basically just described one and with your budget you can get a Highway one HSS which'll have 22 frets.

You might even be able to get an HSS American standard used for that price. Basically has everything you want.
#23
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+1

But i will also agree with the rest of the people and say a Strat is your best bet


yea that's true. i've been successful with strats. and think about it. both clapton and yngwie play them.
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#24
Washburn X50, or Cort X-Custom. Both are really sick guitars. An HSS Strat is good but you don't have a humbucking neck pickup which most people prefer for soloing. The good thing about the Washburn and the Cort is that they both have Seymour Duncan pickups with a coil tap. If you really think a Tremolo is necessary then check out the Washburn X40.
#25
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you can play metal and blues on any guitar. just pick one up and play metal and/or blues on it as you please...

i have a bunch of ibanez RGs and i can play metal, jazz, blues, funk, rock, what-have-you... on all of them...

yes but im looking for something that sounds bluesy as well as metal-y
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#28
A Strat or a PRS SE (though, i wouldn't get an SE because they suck compareed to other PRS models.)
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#29
Used Gibson explorer? I usually see them go for 1200$, so save a little more if possible.

I don;t care for the explorer (body-shape) but the tone is pretty kickass, with the right pickups it can go from jazz/blues specialized sounding to metal specialized sounding and no matter your set-up it sounds pretty bad-ass either way.