#1
Hey guys.

I'm out looking for a new guitar. I'm looking for something around a $500 price range. It needs to have a thin neck, no trem system, and preferably something that is easily obtainable from a local store so that I don't have to buy online, since I'd like to try before I buy.

I play mostly post-hardcore kind of thing, with some metal. Though I'd still like something that wouldn't be horrible for clean, but mostly distortion oriented though.

I've already looked through a couple, and I came up with two I'd like.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-RG-Electric-Guitar?sku=481914

If you could recommend a specific Ibanez and provide a link that is slightly closer to $500, that would be appreciated.


http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Washburn-WI66-PRO-Electric-Guitar?sku=514238

I really like the tobacco sunburst finish, it's a good price and seems to have a lot of what I want, with the seymours being a little more versatile. But I'm not familiar with Washburns so if anyone had any experience with these that would be helpful.


Also, please don't just recommend a brand. I've looked through a lot of brands. Please link me to a specific model, or at least tell me the series.
#2
Look into brands like ESP, Ibanez, Jackson, and Schecter. Just go on musiciansfriend or Guitar Center's website and search by brand, find ones at or near your budget, and then crosscompare your favorites.

EDIT: Also, for an Ibanez guitar right up at $500, look at the RGA42FM. It's no-trem and its quite good.
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#3
that particular washburn has P-90's (also known as soapbar pickups) which are very vintage voiced so not really good for what you played. the ibanez is good, but the wood feels kind of cheap and the pickups are lifeless, but its worth trying as it plays excellently for the price.
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that RG you linked is a good guitar. i've got a buddy that has one, and it's amazing. You may also check out the Ibanez GAX70, that's what i use, and i'm pretty pleased with it in terms of the kind of music you listed
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Look into brands like ESP, Ibanez, Jackson, and Schecter. Just go on musiciansfriend or Guitar Center's website and search by brand, find ones at or near your budget, and then crosscompare your favorites.

EDIT: Also, for an Ibanez guitar right up at $500, look at the RGA42FM. It's no-trem and its quite good.



You did exactly what i said not to, which was just posting brands. However, thanks for the recommendation on the RGA42FM, i'll look at that.

And I did see they were p-90s, but I thought that they still wouldn't be horrible for what I play. But maybe you're right, and I wouldn't put in the money to replace the pickups.
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You did exactly what i said not to, which was just posting brands. However, thanks for the recommendation on the RGA42FM, i'll look at that.

And I did see they were p-90s, but I thought that they still wouldn't be horrible for what I play. But maybe you're right, and I wouldn't put in the money to replace the pickups.


Haha sorry about that, I missed your last line there.
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Haha sorry about that, I missed your last line there.



Yea, I probably could have put it somewhere besides the end. Keep it coming guys!
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You did exactly what i said not to, which was just posting brands. However, thanks for the recommendation on the RGA42FM, i'll look at that.

And I did see they were p-90s, but I thought that they still wouldn't be horrible for what I play. But maybe you're right, and I wouldn't put in the money to replace the pickups.

If you decide you REALLY want that guitar, and want to replace the pups, EMG makes active P-90's. They bring the br00talz to the soapbar.
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If you decide you REALLY want that guitar, and want to replace the pups, EMG makes active P-90's. They bring the br00talz to the soapbar.



Would I need to get p-90's, or could I completely take the p-90's out? I would get the p-90 ones if I needed.