#1
So I'm looking into a $400ish guitar. I'm looking at...

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Ibanez-RG350EX-Electric-Guitar-103120887-i1397686.gc

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Laguna-LE400Q-Electric-Guitar-502394-i1471964.gc

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Schecter-Guitar-Research-Omen-Extreme-6-FR-Electric-Guitar-520222-i1435753.gc

So which guitar do you think is best? I play metal, but also stuff like Pink Floyd.

I would also replace the pickups. For the bridge humbucker I would probably use a Dimarzio Evolution in the Bridge

http://www.guitarcenter.com/DiMarzio-DP159-Evolution-Bridge-Pickup-302960-i1127929.gc

Dimarzio PAF Pro in neck

http://www.guitarcenter.com/DiMarzio-DP151-PAF-Pro-Pickup-302040-i1127610.gc

And if i get the Ibanez... Dimarzio Air Norton S in the middle

http://www.guitarcenter.com/DiMarzio-DP180-Air-Norton-S-Strat-Pickup-300291-i1396270.gc


I will probably only be able to afford one pickup at a time. If i have 1 or 2 stock pickups and 1 Dimarzio, will it sound bad?
Sorry for the long post.....
Gear:
Alesis Multimix 8 USB 2.0
Alesis DM6
Two Colling's acoustics (my dad's)
Ibanez SoundGear bass
Epiphone Nighthawk Custom Reissue
Ovation 12-string (also dad's)
Sony 5.1 system
#2
Between those, I'd go for the Schecter. But I really advise saving up more.

The pickups may not mesh well - I don't know enough about those guitars stock pickups to say. But it will work.
#3
im 13. i dont have a job or anything. i currently have like $275. im hoping for GC gift cards for Xmas. if i could save more, i would. but the reviews for the $400ish guitars are good so im just gonna stay lookin at those
Gear:
Alesis Multimix 8 USB 2.0
Alesis DM6
Two Colling's acoustics (my dad's)
Ibanez SoundGear bass
Epiphone Nighthawk Custom Reissue
Ovation 12-string (also dad's)
Sony 5.1 system
#4
Quote by Lagunaguitar
im 13. i dont have a job or anything. i currently have like $275. im hoping for GC gift cards for Xmas. if i could save more, i would. but the reviews for the $400ish guitars are good so im just gonna stay lookin at those

Guitars rarely get bad reviews because the people who buy them liked them prior to buying them. They also understand that you get what you pay for. When it comes to guitar gear, don't ever go by reviews. Just because one person likes it doesn't mean that you will.
#5
Also, how long have you been playing. And getting a new guitar will not hel your sound all too much if you're running it through a Vypyr. I'd focus on getting a better amp if I were you, perhaps a small tube amp. I wish I had gotten even a 5 watt tube when a I got my second amp, as they can still get fairly loud and have amazing sound quality. If you have played on larger/better amps and are more suited to SS, there is the Frontman (I am well aware of it's
bad rep, it's gain channel is garbage, but it has decent cleans and if you were to run some pedals through the clean channel you can get a solid tone, not great, but better than the Vypyr in my experience. To be sure, try it all out for yourself, as we can not decide what you want or what you like best, only you can.
#6
Quote by JELIFISH19
Guitars rarely get bad reviews because the people who buy them liked them prior to buying them. They also understand that you get what you pay for. When it comes to guitar gear, don't ever go by reviews. Just because one person likes it doesn't mean that you will.


Exactly you can't solely rely on reviews to get you going.

And here's another tip don't even bother looking at replacing pickups before you even have the guitar you have no idea what it sounds like through your rig and as such how would you know it would sound when you get the new pickups.

With regards to guitar with such a low budget and you wanting a floyd rose I'd recommend you to try and find a used Ibanez MIJ RG such as the RG550/560/570/770 IMO they are all great guitars and you can't go wrong with them.

Oh and any reason for getting a new guitar? Is there any problem with the old guitar that you don't want again on the new one?