#1
Ok, here's the thing:

I have a Shelter guitar... Ive been playing for 5 years and haven't changed it yet.
My bro bought it in 1991 and then gave it to me. I never send it to an "inspection" or something.

=P

I am just thinking that it's time to change for a new one...
I'd like a good guitar to play Metal / hard rock, metallica / slayer / megadeth style, with at least 22 frets.
I heard it's good to have "double pickups".

What guitars around 300$-500$ would you guys recommend?

Thanks
Last edited by andarana at Dec 19, 2009,
#2
the "double" pickups are called humbuckers annd they r better for metal and watnot... ure on ure own for guitars thou idk wat u like or anything....
#3
ibanez s or rg series
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#4
What I like about what?

The guitar I have are singles pick ups...

I just need a guitar that sounds good for heavy sound.

Give me some names =P
#5
Schecter Hellraiser Deluxe. The best budget metal guitar IMO.
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#6
Right now GC is clearing out 2009 Schecter C1 guitars for hundreds of dollars off the regular retail prices, it’s a great way to get a good deal on a metal guitar.
#7
Ibanez Grg 170

Shelter Sg Detroit

Washburn X14

Washburn Wi 16

Tagima Memphis Les Paul Mlp100


Are any of these good?
These are some I can afford and have in my country.

Those you guys said I couldn't find in my country... I don't live in USA
Last edited by andarana at Dec 19, 2009,
#8
Where do you live? The Washburn X14 is the best of that lot, but they are still fairly mediocre guitars. If you could save up a bit more it would be worth it in the long run. Also, if you are only after a metal sound, this highly depends on your amp - there's no point spending hundreds of dollars on a new guitar to acheive a different tone if you're running it through a crappy amp. Remember, amp is 70% tone, pickups %20, and %10 is wood. That's the rule I go by, anyway.
#10
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I live in Brazil.
My amp is pretty good I think... (at least to my needs)

Here is a sample:

If these are mediocre, can you give me more guitar names please?


What amp is that exactly?
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#11
Don't go the way of the Ibanez... Schecters are incredible for their price.
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#12
What amp is that exactly?

I'm wont be at home for some days so I cannot see it... yea yea I don't know what is it, I have to look.

Don't go the way of the Ibanez... Schecters are incredible for their price.

The most cheap Schecters I found (which are a few) I can't afford...
I think I'll get an Ibanez... I can afford some of 'em and everybody says they are good (and I saw some videos as well).

I am still open to suggestion guys.

Thanks for helping
Last edited by andarana at Dec 19, 2009,
#13
schecters are totally BA guitars but ibanez is not a bad way to go.. just make sure u try it before u buy it... i hav had a run in at my local store with ibanezs with s*** pickups and floyd... *shudder*
#14
Lower end LTDs are good, too. If you go Ibanez, don't go a floating bridge one, the cheap floating bridges they throw in their guitars are junk. Actually, most cheap guitars with floating bridges are junk.
#15
Uhm, you should save up a bit more and get into the LTD 200 series stuff.

They are really good, and you can just change the pickups if they aren't doing what you need.
#16
To be honest, if you don't know what your amp is, I doubt it'll be any good...
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#17
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#18
They are really good, and you can just change the pickups if they aren't doing what you need.

So, I can modify my guitar and put humbuckers??
How do I know if I can do that on my guitar? (Shelter California Deluxe)

Ibanez Rg350
Ibanez Rg550


Insanely expensive to me =P
Last edited by andarana at Dec 19, 2009,
#19
I would try to find a used jackson.. i found mine for like 300 with EMG's.. it's a ****in monster
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#20
I hav the grg170 and tbh, it's not a bad guitar. If you block off the bridge, it will stay in tune nicely and it doesn't sound bad for metal.
It's not a good guitar, but it definitely isn't bad.
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#22
It's a cheap fender copy, it isn't good. But it depends what you're comparing it to, it works after all
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#24
tht grg would be an upgrade, definitely, I'm just not sure if it would be a worthwile upgrade. I suppose only you can decide that.
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#25
Save up for a Ibanez RG321?
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#26
The low end LTD's are great. I'd recommend just saving up and saving up. Buy a guitar with humbuckers in it already. I also think that if your amp is bad, you're not going to get a good metal tone with any guitar..
#27
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Lower end LTDs are good, too. If you go Ibanez, don't go a floating bridge one, the cheap floating bridges they throw in their guitars are junk. Actually, most cheap guitars with floating bridges are junk.

actually i hear this all over and maybe i'm just lucky, but i have the rg370dx which comes with the edge 3 tremelo, and i have yet to have problems with it going out of tune or anything like that.
the worst problem i have is getting the string to spring ratio right on first string swap which isn't too hard after a little bit of practice