#1
Hey UG,

Ive ben listening to a lot if metal lately....mainly bullet for my valentine, escape the fate etc. and i need a new guitar to thats better suited to metal, i have £500 to spend, and i need some advice on whats best.

At th moment my rig is.... start or slash les paul----->lovepedal amp 50---->ibanez wh-10---->boss ds-2----->big muff----->boss dd-3----->marshall jcm 900 (:

thanks guys
My Gig Rig...

Fender Straocaster or Gibson Les Paul Slash Special -->Lovepedal Amp 50 --> Boss DD-3 --> Crybaby(soon to be Wh10 reissue) --> Big Muff PI --> Boss DS-2 --> Marshall JCM 900
#2
Look at ESP-LTD and Ibanez oh and Jackson aswell
My Gear

Epiphone Les Paul Special 2
Esp-Ltd Kh-202
Custom '86 Fender Stratocaster
Ibanez JS-100
Peavy Bandit 65
Line 6 Spider iii 30
Zoom G2
#4
In UK look at Cort. They are well made (Cort make many Jackson, Schecter, LTD and some Ibanez models).
I know Tim Ellis has some nice Explorer and V models with Wilko overwound pups which may or may not suit you, but at his prices a swap to Irongear Steamhammers would still leave you well within budget.
Have you decided if you want hardtail or FR?
I pick up my guitar and play
Just like Yesterday

T C Ellis Series 2 LP w/Skatterbrane Quiescence pups
Cort EVL-K6
Yamaha RGX211 modded
H&S Electric 12-string
Shaftsbury Ricki 4001
'84 Fender Yale
Roland Cube 15x

#5
I'd recommend a BC Rich Virgo, the Celtic edition is rather cheap and VERY versatile! Any type of metal can be played, and in fact, any type of music really!
#6
imo guitars specifically designed for metal are lacking in quality, i'd recommend a les paul with emg pickups
#7
JUST ANOTHER ANNOYING BIG STATUS
#8
dude you dont need to buy a new guitar you can simply change pups on either of your guitars.. I wouldnt do that on slash special

another option is washburn pro 50 fe.. nice guitar!

Gear
Schecter Jeff Loomis NT (7 string bad-ass)
Esp Ltd Deluxe MH-1000 FR
ENGL Screamer 50
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#9
If you prefer the Les paul shape and can go a bit over the budget, Then maybe a ESP LTD EC-401. I don't personally like active pickups though.
#12
I'd seriously go jackson. I absolutely love mine (dk2m), although i can never decide whether i want it drop tuned or not lol.

Mine came perfectly set up with brand new strings. However, it is a Floyd Rose bridge, which has both advantages and disadvantages.

Pros-
Much better action
Trem bar goes both ways
locking tuners to help stay in tune
longer string life

cons-
poor setup means it can go out of tune alot
at first it'll take much longer to tune/string change-gets easier after a while