#1
Hiya!

I've sold my jackson rr24 for the reason that it's neck won't grow onto me,it was just not right on the first frets and going down from the 12th fret,which made it hard for me to play rhythm on it.

I'm open to all kind of suggestions but one thing,
I'm going to a dorm next year,one guitar will be for dorm playing and the other one will be for home playing,I'm not planning on carrying my guitar from the dorm onto a 2h train ride and other stuff every weekend.

So I'm not sure if it's wise to buy 2 different guitars,I'm kinda stuck on this one.

+ I love V playing shaped guitars
+ Neck needs to be comfortable for rhythm (playing thrash).

Icon bands : Testament (EMGs),Overkill(not sure), Municipal Waste (also uncertain),Exodus...

The Eric Peterson Dean (€650) is just a Dean V with EMG's popped in so I guess it's tone can be done with every EMG loaded guitar.
http://www.thomann.de/gb/dean_guitars_eric_peterson_old_skulls_v.htm
I've looked into the new Epiphone Jeff Waters flying V (€479),and I'm also digging it's tone.
http://www.thomann.de/gb/epiphone_jeff_waters_annihilator_red.htm
Any tips are welcome,thanks in advance!
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#2
Bump?
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#4
Hardtail or trems,they will get blocked anyway,thanks for the input!


http://www.thomann.de/gb/esp_ltd_fx_360_sm.htm
A U neck seems more comfortable than a C,for me that is.

Anyone inhere with the same guitars,in same tuning?
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#5
Cool man.

I'd steer clear of Dean guitars, but DBZ have been getting some praise.

Pretty sweet:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/dbz_guitars_dark_side_venom_thoracic_x.htm
http://www.thomann.de/gb/dbz_guitars_venom_mb.htm
http://www.thomann.de/gb/dbz_guitars_venom_watchers.htm

ESP Edwards:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/esp_edwards_eal128_sawtooth.htm

Just some ideas man. The Epi Jeff Waters guitar looks pretty cool but I don't think I'd ever buy another Epi.

The ESP Ltd Ex360 you posted looks pretty sweet though.
#6
Thanks for the input,but the €1200 is the budget for both guitars,making 800+ for one and 300for the other result in a big quality gap?

BTW,a HZ4 in a 1k guitar?
I rather saw a seymoure duncan passive inthere ;p
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#7
Basically it might be a good idea to get 2 similar guitars if you know a model you really like. Using different tunings certainly becomes easier. And in your case there are even more benefits as you don't have to travel with a monstrous bag all the time.

That Jeff Waters epi really pleased my inner GAS syndrome when I first saw it. It as nice features for the price and the model is generally well-designed with better fret access, slimmer neck and better pickups than usual. Thus, I've concluded the quality is above the usual Epiphone. I think Mr. Waters said he plays these exact guitars as well - among his other collection of course.

edit: no leg rest! :P

How'd you like the RR body? Would you prefer a flying V?
Last edited by Rautio at Aug 6, 2010,
#8
I loved the v body,I can't see why people find them so bothersome,I think that playing these while sitting is easier than anything else!
That's why I was interested in the Explorer shape,easy to sit down with when u want to sit.

Yes,I also have serious GAS for the epi,a red and a black one would fit nice <3
The lack of information about the PUs is the downside...
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#9
I'd advise taking something cheap but ok to college and having the more expensive at home. Can't advise on something in the 800 euro range but do look at the Vs Tim Ellis has for under £300 www.tcellisguitars.com
And maybe one of his Mantis 2 models will excite you towards that design for the more expensive one. I'm sure Tim would do a great deal with you on two guitars. I love my LP type and a friend has the PRS-style semi that is excellent. Not heard any complaints despite his super-low prices. (you'd think he was paying me commission - ha!)
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#10
I call it a dorm but it's something different.

It's a kind of apartment for students,so you have the key for your room,nobody else can come in.
It's as safe as your bedroom at home,sorry for the confusion.

Looking into the guitars Lurcher!

EDIT:
Mailed TC Ellis about the Mantis 2,the green top one is yummy!

700pounds is €844,leaving me €356 for the college guitar,that's a pitty..

EDIT:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/bc_rich_stealth_chuck_schuldiner.htm
Is a great looker too!
Geez,not having the chance to test out quality guitars suck..
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Last edited by Youri at Aug 6, 2010,
#11
shameless bump :^p
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#12
Is that alexi the only edwards available to European markets?

Also, I swear there's a better site for Euro shoppers to purchase from, isnt there?
#14
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Yep, though any Alexi sig is as overpriced and not worth it as a Kirk Hammett sig.

http://www.musicstore.de/de_DE/EUR/ESP-LTD-V-401-BK-Black/art-GIT0015480-000
http://www.thomann.de/gb/esp_ltd_v401dx.htm
For home?

http://www.musicstore.de/de_DE/EUR/Epiphone-1958-Korina-Flying-V-Natural/art-GIT0000815-002
http://www.thomann.de/gb/epiphone_explorer_korina.htm
For school?

Also the thing about epi stock pups is that they kinda suck. They can get pretty muddy which is annoying. But it's definitely tolerable.
#15
Now that ESP I've had in my hands!
I know somebody who owns it,wasn't my cup of tea
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