#1
So, I have a Gibson Les Paul Studio and love it to death. However I want a second guitar that I can divebomb on. You see I like to play a lot Van Halen, and he uses a whammy a lot in his songs. With my LP, I can really recreate that whammy effect. So I'm wondering what is a guitar that could suit this need for divebombing and other whammy tricks?

Price range would be nothing over $900.

Thanks in advance.
#2
ibanez RG series
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#3
why not look for a used peavey evh
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#10
RGs will be a popular choice except for the horror stories we keep hearing about their poor trem systems. Schecter and Jacksons might be better but I wholeheartedly endorse the trems used on Cort brand models (they make a lot of the Schecter range, some Jacksons, LTDs and many others). Once correctly set, they are 100% reliable.
My EVL-K6 would just about hit your price point and you'd be challenged to find a better made guitar under $1500.
If you've not used a FR type unit before, they do take a long time to get used to and first setting them up you should allow half a day.
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#12
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-RG350DX-Electric-Guitar?sku=519415

Take one of those and one of these

http://www.beyondeleven.com/Original-Floyd-Rose-reg-Brand-Tremolo-Bridge-p/floyd-rose-original-frt100-c.htm

install it yourself, its not hard at all unless you're a complete moron. Save yourself 400 bucks.
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#13
Quote by Lurcher
RGs will be a popular choice except for the horror stories we keep hearing about their poor trem systems. Schecter and Jacksons might be better but I wholeheartedly endorse the trems used on Cort brand models (they make a lot of the Schecter range, some Jacksons, LTDs and many others). Once correctly set, they are 100% reliable.
My EVL-K6 would just about hit your price point and you'd be challenged to find a better made guitar under $1500.
If you've not used a FR type unit before, they do take a long time to get used to and first setting them up you should allow half a day.

That's just the Edge III man...
Well at least I think so...
#14
Second hand charvel form the 80s

look at the one in my profile and tell me that isnt the perfect EVH style guitar...

Cheap too if you look hard enough

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