#1
There are so many to choose from... planning on heading to guitar center to try a few out (and other brands) but could i at least get some guidance on what im looking for:

I like HSH but HH wouldnt be bad either
It should be versatile (pop-punk to metal)
comfortable and light-weight (that is more of my preference ill find out at gc)
budget: 300-600 (its my second guitar)
Tremelo would be nice but i see bad things about the Edge III

So I was thinking the RG series but i have no clue. Heck, Ibanez not even be right for me


I have a Roland Cube 30X (i think its a 30X.. its definitely a roland cube)
#2
You can never go wrong with an RG if you're sticking within punk to metal.
#3
RG definitely if you want HSH, and the Edge III isn't as bad as some people make it out to be as long as it is set up right
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#4
For a few bucks more you can get an Ibanez Xiphos. Mahogany body, neck through, DiMarzio D-Activator pups.

Been doing daily whammy abuse on that Edge III for over a year and it was a popular floor model for 6 months +, but no problems with the Edge III. I only tune it when changing strings. First set was on at least 8 months.

If anything does ever go wrong with an Edge III on a Xiphos you can replace it with most LFRs and several other Ibanez trems with better reputations.
#5
find youself a used S series. Their bridges are reliable as hell and they are HSH
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