#1
well my dad said he'd buy my a new guitar for my B-day, but I'm gavin some trouble finding a selection to fit my criteria, so far I love the feel of strats, but they're too bright and not enough low end for some of my doom/stoner metal needs.

so tonally i love mahogany, and passive, relatively high output humbuckers.
I LOVE figured tops, specifically quilted maple, but flamed is pretty awesome too.
strat-like feel would be a major plus
rather not have a floyd, not worth the hassle
no preference on 24/22/21 frets, i dont do alot of work up there.
I kind of have a thing against ibanez, atleast the lower end RG style necks anyway.


Amp will likely be a traynor YCS50, before you get on the whole you need a new amp first bandwagon.

I'm looking around 500ish US dollars. everything else i own is used, so, I'm perfectly fine with buying used
Last edited by kurtebirdi at Aug 2, 2009,
#2
so what is on your local craigslist?

Edit: And the "get a new amp first" crowd is usually right, so not really a bandwagon but a group of people actually trying to get you a better tone. Nice choice on the traynor, very nice amp. Why people play nice guitars through mediocre amps confuzzeles me.
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
Last edited by gregs1020 at Aug 2, 2009,
#6
I've been looking at some of the LTDs at my local shop, but the problem is they only carry the 100-250 series, I'm looking at being able to pick up a 401 used if i wanted too. Thats also where i figured out strats feel pretty dern good in my hands, however some of the lower end LTDs felt pretty good too, just were a little cheaper feeling than the MIM i usually play.

haven't checked craigslist yet. I live near columbus OH.
#7
Jackson man...sounds like a Dinky or Japanese Soloist would fit your needs...and reconsider the Ibanez RG series- they are nice axes
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#8
they weren't BAD guitars or anything, i just didn't like the feel, it was a personal taste.

I'll have to keep an eye out for Jackson, I know my local shop has a few, but They're almost ALL Vs with actives
#9
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they weren't BAD guitars or anything, i just didn't like the feel, it was a personal taste.

I'll have to keep an eye out for Jackson, I know my local shop has a few, but They're almost ALL Vs with actives


Yea- alot of shops carry the Vs, but I doubt they have active pups in em, especially for a mid range model-
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#10
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fixed.

schecter c-1 plus, maybe a c-1 classic, should be able to find it used for 500 bucks
#11
RG ibanez's are VERY nice once you get to know them. when i started playing i hated the look, and couldn't figure out why my teacher always played them. if you're not looking for a tremolo that won't help much, but there are still a few good options open there. check them out, basswood bodies (normally) are great for metal. i say normally because ibanez uses a few woods, sometimes mahogany depending on the model

but if you're dead set against ibanez it's no big deal, i'd check out a MIM HSS strat. you can block off the bridge if you'd like to, you'd basically have a string through design if you did. and if the pickup wasn't what you wanted you could replace it with whatever you wanted later!
#13
Quote by kurtebirdi
they weren't BAD guitars or anything, i just didn't like the feel, it was a personal taste.

I'll have to keep an eye out for Jackson, I know my local shop has a few, but They're almost ALL Vs with actives

I'm not big on the Wizard-II neck profile either, but if you can find an older Ibanez with a good trem (lo-pro, original edge) their necks are more like the current prestige profiles and i like them a lot more.
#14
It's an extreme long shot, buuuut, word has it that Jim Root's new signature guitar will be a stratocaster and odds are he'll dump some EMGs on there, it won't be around til '10, so not really an option . There's always his tele though, which would have a strat-like feel, and its made of mahogany and no floyd, its got actives though.

Sorry if I was zero help btw, normally I just lurk...


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#15
A used Schecter C-1 Classic perhaps, it doesn't have very high output pickups but the rest it seems to nail.