#1
I play metal on a Jackson Dk2s, which is really built for the distorted tones.
So I was looking for a guitar which handles original heavy metal like maiden, priest and can do some tasty cleans. Which my current is lacking...Does anybody have an idea?
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#2
HSS strat of some sort?

Or even an SSS strat with something like a JB jr in the bridge, so you've got that output for the heavier stuff, but still the single coils for the clean stuff. I never really use the bridge pup for cleans, so that's what i'd do.
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#3
Ibanez RG (HSH, obv), or a Parker of any sort.

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#5
The first route to good cleans in metal is a good amp. Assuming you have that and have power to spare, then a strat would handle it. Personally, I'd go for a LP with P90s but a lot depends on what you are playing and what is comfortable for you.
Don't rule out using active pups either. They give really nice cleans to anyone who can turn the vol knob down from 11.
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#6
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no dont get that for cleans. the pickups in that suck and so does the trem.
whats ur budget?
get something like a fender hss strat.
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#7
Just get a bridge pickup with coil split, then split to single for cleans.
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a roland cube 60

And my budget won't be higher then 550-600 I think
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Yes, its its own kind of metal, but its still metal.
#10
You don't need a new guitar at all - just use positions 2 and 4 on your pickup selector and you'll great clean tones.
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#11
Nah, they sound very thin
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Im sorry, I just don't see how you could argue that hardcore isn't metal. That just seems arrogant to me.

Yes, its its own kind of metal, but its still metal.
#12
But that's what you need for good cleans, the problem is more likely the amp isn't EQ'd right...try a bit of slow chorus on the clean channel.

I have a DK2 with cruddy Duncan Designeds in it and get great clean tones out of it.
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#13
Ok thanks
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Im sorry, I just don't see how you could argue that hardcore isn't metal. That just seems arrogant to me.

Yes, its its own kind of metal, but its still metal.
#14
Maybe try something with a humbucker in the bridge and a single coil in the neck? Or dual humbuckers with coil split.
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#15
Its mostly the amp that determines your tone. I mean pickups are important, but you can play a strat through an ENGL Fireball and have metal. Or play a Caparison TAT theogh a Twin Reverb and not have metal.

^^Hope this made sense.

I dont like ENGL btw.
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