#1
i got a 15 watt peavey vypyr amp, and right now i am using a $75 Gibson Baldwin Les Paul sig series...this is the only guitar ive played b4 but i assume its not that great seeing some of the reviews haha on an average say about 5/10. So im looking into getting a new guitar for my playing styles those include rock,hard rock and some metal. i have been looking at esp and ibanez lately and i like what i see(like the ltd and those kind of body styles like the typical ibanez type!) but i have also heard Jackson, and schecter are good guitars for my music. i have no clue on what wood is better. I would like to know if its worth it to get a tremolo(since Ive heard they lose the tuning very easily)and anyone have suggestions on going tremolo or through body or something else?
and pickups? ive heard that emg are good and seymour duncans also are good but ive also heard that emgs dont sound good through a modeling amp(which i know that theyll never sound as good as a tube but...) any truth? and i think id like xj frets and def humbuckers and a sweet neck haha.
my budget is at the max 400 maybe 500 if something is a super standout that id have to wait longer for.
if i forgot something let me know!
thanks
#3
try a schecter Damien 6. i think it would suit you well.
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#6
Listing bands you like or want to sound like will help us even more that saying rock and hard rock and metal.

You don't need a tremolo if you won't be using it often, and at $400-$500 you will find it difficult to find a guitar with a high quality tremolo. I would just avoid tremolos unless you know you really want one.

My brother has your guitar.It's not very good. Looks cool, decent starter guitar, but... it's not good at all. A 400-500 dollar guitar will be a huge upgrade.

If I were you, I would head to my local music store and try out as many guitars within your price range as you possibly can. See if you need/want a tremolo by using one, see what kind of necks you like, body styles, etc. Make sure you play through an amp similar to yours so you know what it will sound like through your rig.
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i got a 15 watt peavey vypyr amp, and right now i am using a $75 Gibson Baldwin Les Paul sig series...this is the only guitar ive played b4 but i assume its not that great seeing some of the reviews haha on an average say about 5/10. So im looking into getting a new guitar for my playing styles those include rock,hard rock and some metal. i have been looking at esp and ibanez lately and i like what i see(like the ltd and those kind of body styles like the typical ibanez type!) but i have also heard Jackson, and schecter are good guitars for my music. i have no clue on what wood is better. I would like to know if its worth it to get a tremolo(since Ive heard they lose the tuning very easily)and anyone have suggestions on going tremolo or through body or something else?
and pickups? ive heard that emg are good and seymour duncans also are good but ive also heard that emgs dont sound good through a modeling amp(which i know that theyll never sound as good as a tube but...) any truth? and i think id like xj frets and def humbuckers and a sweet neck haha.
my budget is at the max 400 maybe 500 if something is a super standout that id have to wait longer for.
if i forgot something let me know!
thanks



Hmm- its rough out there in the guitar purchasing world.

First- here is a guide to guitar woods:
http://www.jemsite.com/jem/wood.htm

Second- here are superstrats in the price point which you are looking at:

ESP:
http://www.espguitars.com/guitars_mh.html - with a trem
http://www.espguitars.com/guitars_mhnt.html no trem

Ibanez:
http://www.ibanez.com/ElectricGuitars/Series-rg_tremolo

Jackson:
http://www.jacksonguitars.com/products/products.php?group=Dinky-Body&page=1&product=2910103303 with EMGs

http://www.jacksonguitars.com/products/products.php?group=Dinky-Body&page=1&product=2911103303 with duncan designed pups.


In terms of pups, you can argue EMGs or not all day. That is a matter of preference.You are correct though- you cannot get the full potential of the EMGs without the proper equipment. In terms of the Duncans, at this price point real Seymour Duncans would be a plus, but I wouldn't count on it.

Try out used models too. For 500 bucks I know you can get a used high-end Japanese Jackson with real Duncans and a floyd (the DK2).

I can show you pretty guitars all day, but you need to go to a shop and try out as many guitars you can. Try to find a guitar that gives you the feel, sound and looks that suit your needs and budget. As your playing advances, you'll be able to hone in on what you what your needs are a bit better, and by then you'll be able to tell which pups and amp are the best fit for you.
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#8
Thanks man , good info!

btw i just ran into a deal at musicians friend for a PRS se custom 24 for 500$!
Alot of my fav bands have prs's and i was wondering if they give you a really good distortion and hard rock sound?
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Thanks man , good info!

btw i just ran into a deal at musicians friend for a PRS se custom 24 for 500$!
Alot of my fav bands have prs's and i was wondering if they give you a really good distortion and hard rock sound?


My pleasure dude-

It depends on the bite of the humbuckers that the PRS has installed- I am sure that if it is paired with a good amp and/or pedal, you'd get the sound you're looking for, especially if your favorite bands use em.
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#10
The PRS pickups aren't especially hot but they're quite versatile.
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Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
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#11
i was going to suggest the ibanez darkstone, doesn`t look like it`s available in the US.

so.....

ibanez art series or a RG or S series
#12
i think i decided on not having a tremolo now
ive kinda narrowed it down to a few models.
I really like the schecter c1 plus- $400 - any comments?
i also liked the esp ltd MH-250QMNT anyone seen this one(think its new, cant find it but on the esp website)
couldnt find a ibanez thats worth the money and a jackson that doesnt have a floyd either.
so i also found some prs's quite cheap, like the se custom 24, carlos santana se, tremonti se
what do you think out of these few guitar? or any other suggestions for nt?