#1
Hey, I'm going to buy a new guitar, and was wondering if you guys knew of one that could get both a Sabbath and 80's metal sound, preferrably with a neck and bridge humbucker, fast neck, and a trem bar that can pull off crazy Chris Holmes stuff and still stay in tune, as well as cost no more then 1000 dollars
#3
which amp and effects do you have?
will you use various tunings with this guitar?
do you need 24 frets?
do you want a crazy shape?
would you buy a used guitar?
would you buy new pickups if it were necesary?
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#4
I don't think any of the Kramers go above $500, and they seem to be high-quality guitars(I played a Kramer V a few days ago and I would've bought it were it not for the Floyd Rose on it, which I'm not a big fan of, and the fact that it was a righty and I'm a lefty) for metal, and a lot of them have Floyd Roses, which are probably the most popular whammy bar for doing crazy stuff. If you don't mind the super-thin necks Ibanez might be a nice choice too.
Quote by SlayingDragons
Nah, I prefer to tune lower. My tunings usually go into weird Hebrew symbols.
#5
Quote by BusterSword
which amp and effects do you have?
will you use various tunings with this guitar?
do you need 24 frets?
do you want a crazy shape?
would you buy a used guitar?
would you buy new pickups if it were necesary?



Right now I have a late eighties/ early nineties Marshall mini stack (3005), I wouldnt mind buying used, and I have another guitar that I would use for alternate tunings, so thats not a problem. Also, I wouldnt mind a V or Rhoads shape, but I'm not a fan of the Dime shapes. Right now I have one with a Strat shape
Last edited by iEatBabies666 at Jun 19, 2010,
#6
Changing tunings + Floyd Roses = bad idea.

It takes 20 mins to 2 hours to change tunings depending on how good you are with things like that.

Nonetheless a Prestige Ibanez would be a good choice for you.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-RG1550M-Electric-Guitar?sku=501362

If you really want a V shape then you should check out store sites for a V shape within your budget.

And buying used is probably the best thing you could do. You might be able to save $300 on a guitar you really like.