#1
Hi all,

I've got up to £750 to spend on an electric guitar for metal, what do you reckon it should go on???
I'm still gonna have a good look around in shops and see what i like the feel of, but it'd be good to start off with some idea, especially as there's shops tht specialise in different manufacturers near me (i.e one for Ibanez, Dean etc.)

Cheers......
#2
I'd check out Washburn wherever you go. Though they may seem low in price, they're actually quite good.
The first I'd recommend is the Washburn X50 Pro, or the X50 Pro FE. The first has Seymour Duncans, the later has EMG's. Both are quite suitable to metal, with the right amp.
Then, if you can find them, Washburn made a bunch of Dime signatures, which are brilliant (Especially when compared to the Dean versions).
Make sure to also check out the Ibanez S series, and Schecter C-1's.
#3
What kind of metal? Do you have any preference to wood types, neck joints, bridge?
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#4
esp fo' sure. dey be makin' dem metal guitars wit dere emgz and shiz nits.
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#10
Quote by Ghold125
What kind of metal? Do you have any preference to wood types, neck joints, bridge?


Trivium and Iron Maiden are my favs, especially to play. I want something built for speed with great playability thts not going to hold me back. A flat fret board or very small radius is essential, and a thin neck thats easy to get my hand round also. Of course the action being low is important to speed and playability also.
#15
Quote by potatohead_33
For a flat fret board, you want a large radius


yeah thts what i meant sry, lol too late,

Also a Tremelo bar is important
#17
Quote by potatohead_33
RG Prestige

Done and Done

1550, get the orange one :-)


looks sweet but don't think its going to be suited to metal with those pickups
#18
Quote by philm87
looks sweet but don't think its going to be suited to metal with those pickups


V7/V8 are good for metal, no problem

You can get models with actives and no center pickup, but price goes up
#19
I love my schecter but people say the neck is too thick. Try a Hellraiser out and see what you think.

I'd suggest a jackson.
#20
Quote by Archieisted
ESP EC1000 is good, look at schecter, the blackjack ATX is what you need.


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But seriously, check it out. There good.
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#21
Ibanez S series

ie. Ibanez S470, or S670FM [like me!].
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#22
Jackson RR3?
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#25
Quote by mikey_360
I love my schecter but people say the neck is too thick. Try a Hellraiser out and see what you think.

I'd suggest a jackson.


+1, when I read what you wanted I immideatley thought Jackson. Check out some Dinkys and if you like your shapes a little wilder look into RRs (IMO there is nothing more metal than an RR24), Kellys, and Warriors.