#1
Im looking for a cheap guitar to play delay-based ambient type stuff, kind of like Tool. I'll be using guitar rig 3 mostly. I'm gonna need decent sustain. Any ideas? I had a Squier Tele and I loved it, but i'm not sure it has the right sound for this project. I tried an ibanez and i HATED the action, but it just might have been dirty.
#3
Yamaha Pacifica, or something off Rondomusic, good place to look for such a tight budget.

One other recommendation I'd like to give are the Fernandes Retro Rockets. My friend has the X, mighty fine quality for such a low price. Note that not all are under or equal to $200.
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Under 200 is a little low, but u could get a decent BC Rich for around that price or maybe a little higher like around 250 or 300, but most guitars under 200 arent gonna meet ur standards
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Im looking for a cheap guitar to play delay-based ambient type stuff, kind of like Tool. I'll be using guitar rig 3 mostly. I'm gonna need decent sustain. Any ideas? I had a Squier Tele and I loved it, but i'm not sure it has the right sound for this project. I tried an ibanez and i HATED the action, but it just might have been dirty.


You hated the action? That's like trying a guitar and saying you don't like the feel of the strings. You can alter the action
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#7
Entry level Cort G series would get you a well made fat strat for just about $200. Might be a better deal than the cheap Rondo models. Or go used.
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#8
The action can be classified as how the frets feel and how easily you can move your fingers around the fretboard.. as well as a few other things. Sorry if you misunderstood.

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You hated the action? That's like trying a guitar and saying you don't like the feel of the strings. You can alter the action
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Under 200 is a little low, but u could get a decent BC Rich for around that price or maybe a little higher like around 250 or 300, but most guitars under 200 arent gonna meet ur standards


Thats the thing, I just said that I had a squier tele and I loved it - so why wouldnt a 200 or less guitar be good enough? I recall that guitar being right at 200.
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Thats the thing, I just said that I had a squier tele and I loved it - so why wouldnt a 200 or less guitar be good enough? I recall that guitar being right at 200.

You could actually go for another Squier if you want, a Strat this time around, but you might need HSS, and I'm not sure if Squier's come in HSS formation (don't see why not).

Possibly, a second-hand Epiphone if you can go used.
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You could actually go for another Squier if you want, a Strat this time around, but you might need HSS, and I'm not sure if Squier's come in HSS formation (don't see why not).

Possibly, a second-hand Epiphone if you can go used.


What is HSS? A strat is a real possibility.. What do you guys think about the Epiphone Les Paul Special II? It's around 170 i think.
#12
Get a Squier Affinty Fat strat.

HSS/Fat Strat means it has a Bridge humbucker which you really need for tool type stuff.
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Quote by the_krahe
The action can be classified as how the frets feel and how easily you can move your fingers around the fretboard.. as well as a few other things. Sorry if you misunderstood.


Ah okay, I thought you literaly ment the string height. Sorry!
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Get a Squier Affinty Fat strat.

HSS/Fat Strat means it has a Bridge humbucker which you really need for tool type stuff.


http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-Affinity-Series-Fat-Strat-Electric-Guitar?sku=510629

So.. that one? It has a bridge humbucker but it doesent say HSS anywhere. Is HSS a model made by fender? I see one for 700 bucks with HSS in the name.
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Under 200 is a little low, but u could get a decent BC Rich for around that price or maybe a little higher like around 250 or 300, but most guitars under 200 arent gonna meet ur standards

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A decent BC Rich for under $200.



This. BC Richs are generally **** below the $600- $800 range. You nedd a YAMAHA PACIFICA!
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http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-Affinity-Series-Fat-Strat-Electric-Guitar?sku=510629

So.. that one? It has a bridge humbucker but it doesent say HSS anywhere. Is HSS a model made by fender? I see one for 700 bucks with HSS in the name.

yeah, that's the one i'd recommend for anyone who wants a HSS under $200, but someone beat me to it.
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#17
Looks like im going with the Affinity Fat Strat. Thanks for the help guys.
#18
Cort G Series, ftw.
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Yamaha Pacifica or go used.
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http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-Affinity-Series-Fat-Strat-Electric-Guitar?sku=510629

So.. that one? It has a bridge humbucker but it doesent say HSS anywhere. Is HSS a model made by fender? I see one for 700 bucks with HSS in the name.



Just so you know, HSS stands for Humbucker, Single Coil, Single Coil. That means there is a Humbucker (or "Double Coil") pickup closest to the bridge and the other two pickups (the middle and neck pickups) are Single Coils pickups. You can also get guitars in HSH which means Humbucker, Single Coil, Humbucker. It's just a short way to say what the pickups configuration is. It's not a special feature or anything, just the pickup configuration.

I don't know if i would reccomend any strat style guitar for sustain. Generally they have terrible sustain. Getting an HSS will increase the sustain for your Bridge pickup, but the other pickups will still have bad sustain. For great sustain, you should go with a Les Paul style guitar. I wouldn't reccomend any of the lower end Epiphone Models, as they tend to have terrible quality. I personally have one of their Middle-Range guitars and it cost me about $600 with the case. I would reccomend that, but your budget won't support it, so if you really want something of any quality, you might have to spend some more money.
#21
Used RG120?
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