#1
Hi I was looking to buy another electric guitar. I was thinking of buying a cheaper model and changing out the pickups to make it sound better. The price doesn't really matter yet, i'm still in the planning phase. I just want something with good craftsmanship something that feels smooth, cuz I hate the way the dirt cheap guitars they sell at guitar center feel. Also, I would like it to have 4 pots because I wanted to change them out for push/pulls when i change out the pickups.

I was thinking of an agile al-2000, how are those when it comes to playability?

(BTW i'm not picky yet about how it looks at this moment , but my favorite designs are either a nice lp style flame top or a something like the ibanez rg1570. I like them both...)
#2
dont buy a cheap guitar and replace the pickups then expect to have a bad ass guitar. There are many factors that make a guitar good or bad. Pick something with a nice wood first and foremost. Electronics, tuners, bridges can all be replaced - but the wood is the foundation for your guitar. Think of it this way (if you are a skateboarder) - would you buy a deck made of plywood, and put on nice Independant trucks? Hell no...so dont do the same with a guitar.

Epi Les Paul Std w/Duncans
ESP LTD EX260
Cry Baby From Hell
Marshall JH-1
EHX Metal Muff
MXR EVH Phase 90
Carl Martin Classic Chorus
EHX #1 Echo
Ibanez LU-20
Dunlop DCB-10
Crate V50112
Tascam US144


PEDALBOARD JUNKIES
#3
Quote by Tyler Durden
dont buy a cheap guitar and replace the pickups then expect to have a bad ass guitar. There are many factors that make a guitar good or bad. Pick something with a nice wood first and foremost. Electronics, tuners, bridges can all be replaced - but the wood is the foundation for your guitar. Think of it this way (if you are a skateboarder) - would you buy a deck made of plywood, and put on nice Independant trucks? Hell no...so dont do the same with a guitar.


i agree with you completely but I have to save some funds for the pickups too. That's why I'm asking what guitars are well made but still not super expensive
#4
well if money isnt too much of an issue, then find a guitar with the pups you like. What pups were you looking at specifically?

Epi Les Paul Std w/Duncans
ESP LTD EX260
Cry Baby From Hell
Marshall JH-1
EHX Metal Muff
MXR EVH Phase 90
Carl Martin Classic Chorus
EHX #1 Echo
Ibanez LU-20
Dunlop DCB-10
Crate V50112
Tascam US144


PEDALBOARD JUNKIES
#6
don't really know yet. thinking maybe seymour duncans. Looking for a neck pickup with nice mids, and a bridge that has good highs but still not thin-sounding