#1
Alright, so I'm finally able to upgrade from my Epiphone SG-Special (the $170 one). I play metalcore mainly and I was told that ESP was the best brand to go with (though I heard a lot of Ibanez and a few Schecter recommendations). So I'm hoping you guys can help me. I've been looking at guitars for too long (over a month) and I'm getting so sick and tired of it.

I'm looking for these aspects in the guitar mainly:
EMG 81(b)/85(n) Combo
Set-in or Neck-thru construction
String-thru body
Thin neck

And of course, it can't look like a piece of crap lol. I would like to keep it $700 or under, but I can stretch to $750 if it's really that good. I know I said ESP, but if you feel something is better go ahead and suggest it.

I play through a Line 6 Spider III combo. I know about 99.9% of everyone on these forums hates it, but I love it.
#2
Suggestion: Don't buy good pickups until you have a good amp.


Anyway,
LTD 600 series
Ibanez S series (the one for 650 on MF, I don't know the model)
Jackson RR3

Schecters have uberr thick necks, so you don't want one of them..
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Suggestion: Don't buy good pickups until you have a good amp.


Anyway,
LTD 600 series
Ibanez S series (the one for 650 on MF, I don't know the model)
Jackson RR3

Schecters have uberr thick necks, so you don't want one of them..

no. they have a neck that varies quite a bit. The Hellraiser is just a slight bit thinner than a Strat (in my experience), whereas the Classic Series tends to be thicker than say a Wizard II, but not as thick as a Hellraiser.


I would recommend http://www.drumcityguitarland.com/drumcitygl/stores/1/LTD-VIPER-400-Olympic-White-wEMG-6-String-Electric-Guitar-P1706C429.aspx


or

http://www.drumcityguitarland.com/drumcitygl/stores/1/LTD-DELUXE-SERIES-Viper-1000-See-Thru-Black-wEMGs-6-String-Electric-Guitar-P1644C428.aspx
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If your looking to upgrade to get a better tone then look else where, with your spider it won't be much difference, better off taking that money and buying a nice tube amp.
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#5
Although I feel that you should upgrade your amp, I'd like to recommend a couple guitars as well. There's an Ibanez that has everything you want, and it's about $800 new I think, look for it on ebay. It's the RGT6EXFX. Also, LTD's are good to consider.
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#7
Nobody mentioned Jackson to you??

Check out the DKMG- it doesn't have a set neck or neck thru- but its an overall great instrument, and don't count out the RG series either- as for ESP LTD- try out the M-1000- its similar to the Dinky, but its nasty in its own right
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#8
The man asked for a guitar, not an amp. Now, I've never played an ESP/LTD (though I've had the chance), but considering that they have relatively thin neck I recommend:

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-LTD-VIPER401-ELECTRIC-GUITAR?sku=520110

It's already been recommended in this topic. Although, I think that's a typo in the scale length. I've never heard of a 25.75" scale, let alone on a (sort of) SG clone.
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The man asked for a guitar, not an amp.


Thank you.

I guess I should have mentioned this (though I thought I covered it with "string-thru body"). Please, no guitars with that double locking tremolo/locking nut crap. I think it will just be a waste of time for me.

Rain Lancer, that thing is way too expensive for me, but nice nonetheless.
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http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-LTD-VIPER401-ELECTRIC-GUITAR?sku=520110

It's already been recommended in this topic. Although, I think that's a typo in the scale length. I've never heard of a 25.75" scale, let alone on a (sort of) SG clone.


i saw that too... i was wondering, but figured it was a typo. i've seen a few typos on musiciansfriend (wrong fret numbers, wood types, scale length too) so since the rest of the LTD's are 24.75" my guess is thats what they meant. would be kind of cool if it really were 25.75" though... like a half baritone haha perfect for a whole step down.

anyway, i like that one, or the RGA series from ibanez. they're great guitars, but not neck through OR string through. haha kind of off topic i guess, but they are seriously comfortable. the neck joint is great, so that never bothered me on mine, and the string through thing was never much of an issue. just something to check out if you hadn't already
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#12
I duno much about the exchange rate at the moment as im in the UK but honestly ESP and LTD are so overrated your paying a hell of alot for something you can get cheaper with other brands.

Look into Ibanez Prestige range though they are pretty damn awesome for the cash and occassionally go very cheap, or Edwards off Ebay which is an ESP for about half the price. look up Meester Sparkle on Ebay he has loadsa decent deals on Jacksons, Ibanez and Edwards and gets them shipped to you in super quick time
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#14
You should definately check out some Jacksons. I have a DKMG and a RR3 and theyre great for playing metal/metalcore (I hate subgenres lol)
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#15
If you really don't want a new amp, then don't get a guitar with active pickups (such as EMGs). The two really don't mix at all.
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#16
regardless of what you buy, it's going to sound like **** on a Spider III. Especially if you get active pickups. Active pickups already sound bad enough with solid state amps, but they do even worse with solid state MODELLING amps.
#17
I use a Schecter C-1 Blackjack ATX and I love it. It uses Seymour Duncan active Blackouts which imo are superior to EMG's.
I use a Spider III 150Watt amp as well.
See if you like the sound on these videos of mine.
http://www.youtube.com/user/insanityaditya

I am not a fan of ESP/LTD. The necks, imo, are too rough and feel weird. The Schecter necks are kickass, for me at least
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[quote="'[VictorinoX"]']regardless of what you buy, it's going to sound like **** on a Spider III. Especially if you get active pickups. Active pickups already sound bad enough with solid state amps, but they do even worse with solid state MODELLING amps.
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#27
Aditya_Ram, that's a nice guitar/sound (I watched the AILD cover). I was wondering though, how long does it take to get adjusted to no fret inlays?
#28
No time at all. I got used to it very fast. It still has inlays on the sides of the frets (Or the top of the frets, whatever you want to call it).