#1
I need some help finding a Guitar that suits me.

Im looking to play: Children Of Bodom,Avenged Sevenfold,Trivium,Killswitch Engage,Bullet For My Valentine.

My price range is 200-250 pounds.

I Saw the Jackson JS30KV King V,It looks pretty good for a beginner Guitar
#3
Save up some more and buy something better. You'll grow out of that beginner guitar so fast, and you'll be sick of it, and it won't play well or feel as good as something a little more expensive
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#5
Quote by I Love Pandas
I need some help finding a Guitar that suits me.

Im looking to play: Children Of Bodom,Avenged Sevenfold,Trivium,Killswitch Engage,Bullet For My Valentine.

My price range is 200-250 pounds.

I Saw the Jackson JS30KV King V,It looks pretty good for a beginner Guitar



i started on the JS30RR Very similar to the king V, and it plays pretty well. Like others have said, if you can save more you'll be better off. maybe look at a few rondomusic guitars in the 3-400 range.
Guitars:
LTD Alexi-600 White & Black
LTD Alexi-200 Black(Death Adder pickup & Gold OFR)
Agile Interceptor Pro 727 7-string
Jackson JS30RR rhoads
Jackson DKMGT
Squire telecaster

amps:
Bugera 6262 212 loaded with WGS veteran 30's
#6
Quote by Gundamnitpete
i started on the JS30RR Very similar to the king V, and it plays pretty well. Like others have said, if you can save more you'll be better off. maybe look at a few rondomusic guitars in the 3-400 range.


i dont think rondomusic deliver in the UK.

You got a ESP Alexi 600...VERY NICE!! It must play like a Dream!
#8
Vintage have a big range that mostly sell between 200 and 300. T C Ellis has several hand finished models at around that price woth pro setup and hard case, too. Then there's the Cort brand with about 5 models under 300. If you try Richards Guitars for them you get a free setup. Any of these would give great value and a lot would easily cope with the sounds you want.
What amp?
I pick up my guitar and play
Just like Yesterday

T C Ellis Series 2 LP w/Skatterbrane Quiescence pups
Cort EVL-K6
Yamaha RGX211 modded
H&S Electric 12-string
Shaftsbury Ricki 4001
'84 Fender Yale
Roland Cube 15x

#9
Quote by I Love Pandas
i dont think rondomusic deliver in the UK.

You got a ESP Alexi 600...VERY NICE!! It must play like a Dream!



haha, i'll let you know when it arrives, bought it off ebay, gotta drive to michigan to pick in it (i'm in chicago).

Should be there thurs or friday, once i get it i'll post a NGD thread with pics


BTW, the alexi-200 i have doesn't play bad at all. the stock pup isn't the greatest but pretty dang good IMHO (close enough to an HZ that i prolly won't change it, even tho the HZ's sound better.). The floyd stays in tune reasonably well, although if i really dive on it they all got slight flat, which is easily fixed by pushing the bridge up a lil bit.

With a OFR or even just a better lic. floyd, it'd be even better.

One thing to make clear is there is no comparison between it and the JS30, it's for sure a step up.


very comparable to other guitars i've played in the $400 range...
Guitars:
LTD Alexi-600 White & Black
LTD Alexi-200 Black(Death Adder pickup & Gold OFR)
Agile Interceptor Pro 727 7-string
Jackson JS30RR rhoads
Jackson DKMGT
Squire telecaster

amps:
Bugera 6262 212 loaded with WGS veteran 30's
Last edited by Gundamnitpete at Oct 21, 2009,
#10
if you're willing to buy online and can save another £50 (actually might be £70 by the time you add on postage), get this:

http://www.waltons.ie/Product/View.aspx?id=10765

if you can't save the extra, this maybe:

http://www.waltons.ie/Product/View.aspx?id=10613

or

http://www.waltons.ie/Product/View.aspx?id=10242 (this one in particular is ridiculously good value- email them first to make sure it's not b-stock, ex-demo or something like that, which you should do with all of them).

http://www.waltons.ie/Product/View.aspx?id=19682 or this one if you don't want a trem.

Though I'm not certain how sensible it is to buy your first guitar online. It's probably better to be able to go into a local shop for a setup etc. However, those lags are great value, assuming they're as nice as the ones I've tried in different shops and they're not trying to sneakily get rid of b-stock stuff.
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Last edited by Dave_Mc at Oct 21, 2009,
#11
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product?sku=520112V


here's the LTD EX401, normally $600 USD, it's a factory backstock at $479USD. i think this is a good deal, would be a great first guitar, although it's only 22 frets.

but it's got EMG 81 and 60 active pickups i'm thinking about one myself, lol.
Guitars:
LTD Alexi-600 White & Black
LTD Alexi-200 Black(Death Adder pickup & Gold OFR)
Agile Interceptor Pro 727 7-string
Jackson JS30RR rhoads
Jackson DKMGT
Squire telecaster

amps:
Bugera 6262 212 loaded with WGS veteran 30's
Last edited by Gundamnitpete at Oct 21, 2009,
#12
accautly.. now that i think about it that seems like a smokin deal!
Guitars:
LTD Alexi-600 White & Black
LTD Alexi-200 Black(Death Adder pickup & Gold OFR)
Agile Interceptor Pro 727 7-string
Jackson JS30RR rhoads
Jackson DKMGT
Squire telecaster

amps:
Bugera 6262 212 loaded with WGS veteran 30's
#13
well it might be if MF actually shipped to the UK.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#15
big problem is at your budget you want most of the money going into quality hardware, wood, etc. etc., not cosmetics. I haven't tried that exact dean, it might be fine, but it'd be worth bearing in mind.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#16
Quote by Dave_Mc
big problem is at your budget you want most of the money going into quality hardware, wood, etc. etc., not cosmetics. I haven't tried that exact dean, it might be fine, but it'd be worth bearing in mind.


Yea i know what you mean....ive looked up reviews on the dean and they have all been good...theres also a few youtube videos of ppl using them
#17
i'm always very wary of reviews... youtube vids too. obviously check them out, as you might as well, just don't put too much stock in them.
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#18
Quote by Dave_Mc
i'm always very wary of reviews... youtube vids too. obviously check them out, as you might as well, just don't put too much stock in them.

Some of the Reviews on the dean were by Intermediate Players and most of em said it would be good for a Beginner....i dont mind getting a piece of crap to start with.....i was also thinking of getting a crate 15w practice amp
#19
did they say they were intermediate players? i mean, if you've only got their word to go on...

I also don't really see the logic in getting a piece of crap when you can afford a decent guitar.

roland cube 30 is good for br00talz on a budget. or microcube if you can't stretch to the cube 30. the peavey vypyr might be worth a look, too, but i haven't tried it, yet. i haven't tried that specific crate, but the solid state crates i have tried (which were higher-end models than that) sounded like ass.
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#22
Quote by Lurcher
Vintage have a big range that mostly sell between 200 and 300. T C Ellis has several hand finished models at around that price woth pro setup and hard case, too. Then there's the Cort brand with about 5 models under 300. If you try Richards Guitars for them you get a free setup. Any of these would give great value and a lot would easily cope with the sounds you want.
What amp?
Cort make some great heavey metal guitars.

Quote by Dave_Mc
if you're willing to buy online and can save another £50 (actually might be £70 by the time you add on postage), get this:

http://www.waltons.ie/Product/View.aspx?id=10765

if you can't save the extra, this maybe:

http://www.waltons.ie/Product/View.aspx?id=10613

or

http://www.waltons.ie/Product/View.aspx?id=10242 (this one in particular is ridiculously good value- email them first to make sure it's not b-stock, ex-demo or something like that, which you should do with all of them).

http://www.waltons.ie/Product/View.aspx?id=19682 or this one if you don't want a trem.

Though I'm not certain how sensible it is to buy your first guitar online. It's probably better to be able to go into a local shop for a setup etc. However, those lags are great value, assuming they're as nice as the ones I've tried in different shops and they're not trying to sneakily get rid of b-stock stuff.
Lag also make nice guitars for pretty much any genre.


Check out this guitar:
http://www.thomann.de/ie/ibanez_art120_bk_b_stock.htm

And this:
http://www.thomann.de/ie/bc_rich_mockingbird_masterpiece_tr.htm

And this:
http://www.thomann.de/ie/cort_z2.htm

And this:
http://www.thomann.de/ie/esp_ltd_ec100qmstbc_egitarre.htm

And this:
http://www.thomann.de/ie/cort_m200_rm.htm

And this:
http://www.thomann.de/ie/esp_ltd_h51_bch.htm

This:
http://www.thomann.de/ie/ibanez_rg370dxbk.htm

This:
http://www.thomann.de/ie/ibanez_grgr121ex_ca.htm

This:
http://www.thomann.de/ie/yamaha_pacifica_112v_rbr.htm


And for an amp, I 3rd the Cube or Vypyr. You could also look the Vox Valvetronix series.
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Quote by K33nbl4d3
I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

Quote by K33nbl4d3
Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

Quote by T00DEEPBLUE
Et tu, br00tz?