#1
hey guys for christmas, i have a budget of 300 pounds, from my mum and my dad (who have which split up) now i got a vox ad100vt XL guitar amp, and at the moment i have a epiphone g400 (signed by eric clapton )

now im keep my epiphone for more rhythm but i want a metal guitar which is great for lead and solos etc.

i was thinking maybe rg350dx? looks great and its in my price range, will have to try it out, what are your suggestions.

i wouldnt know how good i am this is a video of me playing to give you an idea.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SBBNSWuqCI

what would you guys reccomend?

thanks
#2
Quote by TheShizzNizz
hey guys for christmas, i have a budget of 300 pounds, from my mum and my dad (who have which split up) now i got a vox ad100vt XL guitar amp, and at the moment i have a epiphone g400 (signed by eric clapton )

now im keep my epiphone for more rhythm but i want a metal guitar which is great for lead and solos etc.

i was thinking maybe rg350dx? looks great and its in my price range, will have to try it out, what are your suggestions.

i wouldnt know how good i am this is a video of me playing to give you an idea.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SBBNSWuqCI

what would you guys reccomend?

thanks

Put your thumb under that neck

You might want to look at some Schecters.
#3
How old are you kid? nice playing for a little over a year as the comment stated.
maybe Ibanez or a Fender?
#4
T.C. Ellis Mantis.
Guy I know just got one with Duncans for £320 and swears its a match for a top PRS
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#5
thanks im only 14, looking to become big in the future please rate it 5 stars and i would be very greatful cheers guys i will do some research any others?
#6
I'd say any type of strat assuming you like more classic rock, one with humbuckers is better if you like to play hard rock/metal like i do. Those ibanez's are really good guitars for the price though. If you try one out and you like it,get it. It's more you're preference though. Look At Ibanez, Strats and ESP's.
#8
Would be LTD's in your price-range, unless you fleabay them.
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#9
Do you want a floating bridge or not? If you don't know what that is then either use the search function on UG or google or wiki it.
#10
id check our the ibanez s320. Im not sure how much its worth in england (its around $950 australian) but it has a ZR bridge which is meant to be (excluding the durability) as good as an OFR. It only has 22 frets, but i currently have a 24fret guitar and i know 1 cover that i actualy use them, and 1 original that i use them... lol.

EDIT - heres a site with it http://www.dolphinmusic.co.uk/product/24443-ibanez-s320-weathered-black-.html not sure if you could come up with the extra £38, probly be worth it tho
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#11
dont get the ibanez rg350dx, the edge III tremolo on it sucks
get an ibanez s320/470 if u need tremolo. if u dont need tremolo, get ibanez rg321/rgr421

edit: u could check this one out too
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/x30/67533
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#13
iv played the ibanez rgr321ex, and i quite liked it, probaly not the best ibanez out there for the money.

thanks guys keep the answers coming, BTW i was 13 when i made that video and im 14 now, thanks for all the great comments
#15
If its anything like the dk2m, its amazing.
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#16
I have an RG321MH from 2(?) years ago. It's still going strong and I've yet to have any real problems with it though I am swapping the pickups out for some a little more specialised. Generally, it's a good guitar especially for the price I paid which was just over £200.
#17
nice so i take it the rg350dx will be great!

i want to know if the jackson dxmg or the ibanez rg350dx wich would be better for me
#18
The jackson is a better guitar but it is likely more expensive. Still, the best way to find out is just to play them both. The trem on the jackson is supposed to be better than the edge 3 and im sure the emgs are better than the stock pups on the ibanez
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#19
personally i wouldn't go for a jackson, i have played quite a few of them expensive and cheap ones and i haven't played a good one. they sound average and look great but all the ones i tried have had some wrong with it, either a dodgy trem, loose pickups. I would recommend either an Ltd or an Ibanez they are great guitars for the price and are perfect for metal and leads.
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#20
stay away from the Jackson

their low profile trems are terrible

very stiff trems i would just stay away from them
#23
i'd recommend the rg 350 dx. its a good guitar, and one that you wont ever really outgrow, yea the trem isnt the best, but its a guitar you can always upgrade as you get better and your preferences change, also you could just have it blocked for only dive bombs or something if it suits you. but its a great guitar for the price.

really anything int he ibanez line over $300-400 (american) is good, ibanez has some great quality control. i wouldnt stand by a schecter or an esp like that..
#25
in your budget it will be an Ltd, but both the ESP and Ltd lines are very very good expecially for metal. the EC is great for rythm work, not too sure about leads though. its essentially a Les Paul shape so upper fret access isn't the best, you'd be better off with either an H, MH, or M series ESP/Ltd. Personally i'd take the H, but thats cos i have one . its my fav guitar just cos its so brilliant
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#26
Check out Schecter's. Specifically the Damien and Omen series. They are in your price range and play well for the price.
#27
the schecter damien looks beautiful! but shame its not in my price range :/ the ESP H looks lush, i will have to try these out
#30
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the schecter damien looks beautiful! but shame its not in my price range :/ the ESP H looks lush, i will have to try these out



You can get a lower end one for roughly $400 or so. You said you had 300 pounds? I believe that is equivalent to like 400 and something dollars...but correct me if I'm wrong.
#31
Quote by TheShizzNizz
nice so i take it the rg350dx will be great!

i want to know if the jackson dxmg or the ibanez rg350dx wich would be better for me


idk if you know the queens english, but every1 here has basicaly said the 350dx is a no go... out of those 2 DEFINATELY he dxmg
#32
RGA 32 or 42, the pickups are decent at best but it has a fixed bridge, arched top , 2 octave neck and a really nice feel to it.

Plus they come in at aboot 300 quid
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#33
Don't get cheap floating trem systems is my suggestions, also a 300 pound guitar won't be much of an upgrade from your current one.

Other than that, you can play metal and solos on ANY guitar.
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