#1
It is finally time for me to step it up a notch and buy a better guitar. So, I was hoping that you could maybe recommend some different guitars for me. I was really hoping to go for a Gibson this time, but I'm a whammy bar freak and I can't seem to find any Gibsons that have a tremolo system. I have an Ibanez that I'm using right now, but I am hoping to maybe go with a guitar that doesn't base itself so much off of the metal genre (don't let this confuse you though, as I do want a guitar that can still play metal with an ease). I just like a guitar that can play all types of music, like Zakk Wylde's guitar. It can play heavy stuff like "No More Tears", but then it can also sound pretty (like my mom would say) on songs like "Momma I'm Coming Home". My price-line is anything below $2,000. I'd love it to be way below 2K, but I know quality always comes with the price.
#2
take a look at the ibanez S series maybe?
they have a wide range of different tones and are still very fast if you want to play metal and that kinda stuff.
Other than that, maybe a schecter with passive pickups?
#3
If you're looking to drop cash on a Gibson, you could just as easily get an Ibanez Prestige. I think it would suit your better.

Also, guitars aren't really geared toward any one genre - any guitar can play any genre, given your amp will allow it to. Do you have a good amp to compliment this new guitar?
Spin 'round carousel when your horse isn't screwed in.

My band:
Fractured Instinct
(For fans of Death/Groove/Prog Metal)

Ibanez RGA42E
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
#4
check out an ESP horizon
http://www.espguitars.com/guitars_horizon.html

if u want a Les paul shape with a whammy, get an ESP Eclipse FR
http://www.espguitars.com/guitars_eclipse.html

if u dont want to spend a lot of money
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-LTD-Deluxe-EC1000-FR-Electric-Guitar?sku=527000
Guitars
Fender American Standard Strat 2008
Burny late 1980's Super Grade RLG-70 Les Paul
Sterling by Musicman JP50
Fender Classic Series 60's tele
Yamaha FS720S
Amp
Roland Microcube
Fender Blues Junior III Humholdt
Last edited by holycow at Aug 6, 2010,
#6
Quote by AWPtic
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then get a new amp and guitar. Ur amp is crap. An good amp is more important than a good guitar since good tones come from the amp. With $2000, u can definately get both.

What type of music do u play? only Zakk wylde stuff? we'll suggest u some good amps and guitars.
Guitars
Fender American Standard Strat 2008
Burny late 1980's Super Grade RLG-70 Les Paul
Sterling by Musicman JP50
Fender Classic Series 60's tele
Yamaha FS720S
Amp
Roland Microcube
Fender Blues Junior III Humholdt
#7
My amp is definitely not crap. It might be considered as a practice amp, but it is by far the cleanest most smooth-sounding amp I've ever played on. Only problem about it is that it doesn't get too much distortion, so I have to use a pedal for that. Naw, I play a bunch of everything. Rush, Van Halen, Metallica, and even some bluesy-type songs.
#8
i suggest a blackstar ht-20 for an amp. for guitar, check out the ones i suggest above.
Guitars
Fender American Standard Strat 2008
Burny late 1980's Super Grade RLG-70 Les Paul
Sterling by Musicman JP50
Fender Classic Series 60's tele
Yamaha FS720S
Amp
Roland Microcube
Fender Blues Junior III Humholdt
#9
Just another thought here: You'd probably be better off and happier if you just saved up for what you really want, instead of trying to substitute other guitars for it.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Gibson-Custom-Les-Paul-Axcess-Standard-Electric-Guitar?sku=430635
Spin 'round carousel when your horse isn't screwed in.

My band:
Fractured Instinct
(For fans of Death/Groove/Prog Metal)

Ibanez RGA42E
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
#10
Quote by Offworld92
Just another thought here: You'd probably be better off and happier if you just saved up for what you really want, instead of trying to substitute other guitars for it.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Gibson-Custom-Les-Paul-Axcess-Standard-Electric-Guitar?sku=430635


This, but if you really can't. I'd go with the LTD EC-1000 FR and swap the pickups for passives.
#11
Quote by holycow
check out an ESP horizon
http://www.espguitars.com/guitars_horizon.html

if u want a Les paul shape with a whammy, get an ESP Eclipse FR
http://www.espguitars.com/guitars_eclipse.html

if u dont want to spend a lot of money
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-LTD-Deluxe-EC1000-FR-Electric-Guitar?sku=527000


Agreed. Yes, the ESP's are a good deal.If I am correct, ESP also has some guitars which look like Les Pauls.
Here's the link:

http://www.espguitars.com/guitars_eclipse.html

They don't have whammy bars though. I would definatly check out the ESP Horizon from the links by the other guy, they should good for you.