#1
I'm looking to buy a new guitar, and I want it to be versatile to play stuff ranging from Zeppelin to Megadeth, have a thinner neck to play faster, preferably with neck and bridge humbuckers and to have a good whammy bar to do Chris Holmes style stuff (a le Rebel In the FDG) and stay in tune. I have a Marshall 3005 amp and me and my friends mainly play 80's metal and Sabbath-like stuff. If you guys know anything that can do this and doesnt cost a fortune, can you please tell me?

Anything $1000 CAD or less would be good

Something with a tone like Randy Rhoads' on Suicide Solution would be good also
Last edited by TheHammer at Jun 18, 2010,
#2
Can you give us a more specific budget?
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#4
a guitar that can do megadeth will not be doing clapton... given what else you listed, im gonna aim a little more to the metal side of things and suggest a godin redline 3. its got everything that you really need for metal: thinner (but still very versitile neck), active EMG pickups, a good trem, locking nut and really affordable in Canada (under $800 CAD, always)
#5
Whats ur oponin about the Ibanez S2075FW guitar??

and is it korean made???

If It korean made how can they name it prestige??

and what about the nick is it the same of japanese prestige??

and is it a high quality??

is this guitar like the perstige quality??

and waht about the zr-d tuning tem??

i heard it broke easily

can we call it a rock or metal guitar as the ibanez catalogue???


RG is Rock Guitar
what is the meaning of ( S )


thanx
Last edited by Skygen at Jun 18, 2010,
#6
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What you think about this guitar ? http://www.instrumentpro.com/P-IBAS2075FW?source=Affiliates&kbid=1223

Does it good for metal ?


Wouldn't be too bad, but its discontinued, so how do you expect to get a hold of one?
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a guitar that can do megadeth will not be doing clapton... given what else you listed, im gonna aim a little more to the metal side of things and suggest a godin redline 3. its got everything that you really need for metal: thinner (but still very versitile neck), active EMG pickups, a good trem, locking nut and really affordable in Canada (under $800 CAD, always)



I checked out the Redline, but it seems a bit too modern metalish, im looking for a more vintage sound like on Killing Is My Business (But not a BC Rich Bich, no trem)
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#8
An HSH Ibanez RG seems to call your name....

Anorexic neck
24 frets
If you get a Prestige model the trem (some kinda Edge or something) would be pretty stable regarding tuning.
Neck and bridge humbuckers plus a single coil in the middle for versatility.

Passive pickups for the vintage tone (Can be replaced if you dont like them) then there's a single coil in there for the occasional clapton/Hendrix stuff?

Look at some in your price range it seems like the best option.
#9
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An HSH Ibanez RG seems to call your name....

Anorexic neck
24 frets
If you get a Prestige model the trem (some kinda Edge or something) would be pretty stable regarding tuning.
Neck and bridge humbuckers plus a single coil in the middle for versatility.

Passive pickups for the vintage tone (Can be replaced if you dont like them) then there's a single coil in there for the occasional clapton/Hendrix stuff?

Look at some in your price range it seems like the best option.



Is there any specific model you might suggest? And also, are there any downsides to such a skinny neck, and how long does it usually take to get adjusted to it (Ive got a Strat right now,) And whats the difference between active and passive pups, and what are jumbo frets like compared to medium?
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#10
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-S770PB-Electric-Guitar?sku=584144
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-RG2550E-RG-Prestige-Series-Electric-Guitar?sku=514210
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-RG1550M-Electric-Guitar?sku=501362
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-RG1570-Electric-Guitar?sku=519965

Personally I would go with the second one there.

The Ibanez neck may take a while to get used to. You need to try it beforehand. It's a love hate thing. (As in you may love it or hate it) I can't comment on how you can adjust to it or not because I don't have your hands.

Active pups will only play high gain metal. I don't care what anyone else says. If you're thinking of even noodling around with a clean tone. You need passives.

Jumbo frets make playing faster much easier. Requires less finger strength to push on and release notes (When playing fast, if playing at slower speeds try to press down to a point that's comfortable between too light and too hard)

Also jumbo's are harder to slide up and down the fretboard compared to medium's but it's something that you can get used to.
#11
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http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-S770PB-Electric-Guitar?sku=584144
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-RG2550E-RG-Prestige-Series-Electric-Guitar?sku=514210
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-RG1550M-Electric-Guitar?sku=501362
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-RG1570-Electric-Guitar?sku=519965

Personally I would go with the second one there.

The Ibanez neck may take a while to get used to. You need to try it beforehand. It's a love hate thing. (As in you may love it or hate it) I can't comment on how you can adjust to it or not because I don't have your hands.

Active pups will only play high gain metal. I don't care what anyone else says. If you're thinking of even noodling around with a clean tone. You need passives.

Jumbo frets make playing faster much easier. Requires less finger strength to push on and release notes (When playing fast, if playing at slower speeds try to press down to a point that's comfortable between too light and too hard)

Also jumbo's are harder to slide up and down the fretboard compared to medium's but it's something that you can get used to.



Some of those look pretty good, but is basswood a good wood? I hear some people think of it as inferior to the alternatives. Does anyone know how the basswood makes the guitar sound?
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#12
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Whats ur oponin about the Ibanez S2075FW guitar??

and is it korean made???

If It korean made how can they name it prestige??

and what about the nick is it the same of japanese prestige??

and is it a high quality??

is this guitar like the perstige quality??

and waht about the zr-d tuning tem??

i heard it broke easily

can we call it a rock or metal guitar as the ibanez catalogue???


RG is Rock Guitar
what is the meaning of ( S )

thanx


S2075 was the first S made in Korea. Prestige has nothing to do with where it's made. It's the quality of the guitar. If mik is as good as mij? It depends on who you are asking.

RG means Roadstar Guitar and S means Saber.
#13
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the second one is an abnormal ibanez..the pics suggest that it is a 2550Z with a Edge zero but the name and the description says that it has an Edge pro..the black one seems legit,but the white one..not so much.they didnt make a white 2550 with a Edge pro trem..
Last edited by archenemyfan at Jun 25, 2010,
#15
check out the Jackson Dk2. MIJ, H-S-S, good LFR, thin neck. Looks pretty bad, too.
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#16
IDK about the HSS setup, my strat has that and I dont even use the middle, it just gets in the way so i lowered it far down. I was thinking more of a neck and bridge humbucker.
I was thinking maybe something from the Ibanez tremolo series, or maybe a Jackson Rhoads or Soloist. Any opinions about those?
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#17
What about the Dave Mustaine Signature flying V then throw on a pair of Tony Iommi signature humbuckers? Or maybe the EMG-SA?