#1
I've been looking at a couple of Jacksons and ESPs which are my favorite brands for metal, heres a checklist for the stuff i need below
-24 Frets
-Floating bridge, more desirably a Floyd Rose (good tuning stability)
-6 In-line headstock
-High output pickups. Please none of those BC Rich, ESP, Jackson pickups or anything like that
-limited pickup noise
-Willing to go used if it is at least in good condition
-In-store
-I'd like to try a slim neck (since my Gibson has a 60s profile neck
-budget $450
Last edited by SilverRock113 at Sep 7, 2010,
#2
Washburn X50 Pro.

Cheap as chips.
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#3
get an ibanez art-100 and put EMGs in it.
total coast: max at 500 dollars, if you get everything new.
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#5
Your not gonna get all that for 450.
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#6
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Your not gonna get all that for 450.


Ya, If you want all that stuff, you will have to pick a guitar that has some of the features, and over time upgrade, for instance the pickups.
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#7
Ibanez s420 maybe?
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#8
Newer Ibby S range then upgrade the pickups.

The ZR is the best trem in your price range.

hell its on of the best in ANY price range.

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#9
Quote by the1967mustang
Ya, If you want all that stuff, you will have to pick a guitar that has some of the features, and over time upgrade, for instance the pickups.

Well the Washburn i posted earlier does fit all of those, exactly...
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#10
If you have a good amp that is suited for what you play, the output of the pickups really shouldn't matter.

I find that most stock pickups sound a bit better than acceptable through a good amp. You shouldn't be so biased against them - even if you want to tailor your sound more than they can provide, pickups are extremely easy to swap. Pickups should be the very least of your concerns when buying a guitar.
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#11
hmm i can suggest a nice axe but there's one bold BUT

you'll get 3per side headstock and will need to add up 100 bux

get Schecter Damiene Elite FR
it's got 24 x-jumbo frets, EMG active 81 and 85, the neck is similar to fenders i s'pose (good for me at least) and the Flyod aint original but it's by Ping which is the only brand that FR allows to put the Floyd Rose logo on the trem.. so i think it's pretty god. check the reviews and you'll see... ppl say it's almost the same as OFR

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#12
I recommend looking on ebay for a used Jackson RR24 if you don't mind losing a pup.

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Quote by vigenharutyunya
hmm i can suggest a nice axe but there's one bold BUT

you'll get 3per side headstock and will need to add up 100 bux

get Schecter Damiene Elite FR
it's got 24 x-jumbo frets, EMG active 81 and 85, the neck is similar to fenders i s'pose (good for me at least) and the Flyod aint original but it's by Ping which is the only brand that FR allows to put the Floyd Rose logo on the trem.. so i think it's pretty god. check the reviews and you'll see... ppl say it's almost the same as OFR

that's it!!

Not at all, Fenders are narrow and quite a bit thinner, Schecters go with the wide/fat style.

A Schecter will probably be your best bet, though. If you lose the pickup specificness, you'll open your options up a whole lot.
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#15
Sure on the fretboard?

Yes. I've owned both. They're hardly similar.
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#16
If you'd consider giving up the in-store option, an Agile AL-2000 w/Floyd, then you'd still have a decent amount left over to swap the pups...
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#17


It's $599 though, A little out of your budget but great pickups and everything!
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#19
That's a G&L Legacy HB.
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#20
The new G&L Tribute series Legacy HB. The old one didn't have a floyd oand it had a fatter neck ad the color was sunburst or black
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#23
ESP LTD M401



I've seen it go for 600 which is quite a stretch over your budget, but wouldn't it be worth saving up for?
If i ever were to buy a 6string guitar again (I'm hopelessly lost in the 7string/ERG-world) I would definantly save up for the M401

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#24
Quote by vigenharutyunya
^^ whats the neck like??

It's thinner than other G&L tribute necks and I think it's slightly thinner than a schecter. But definently not Wizard II
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#25
G&L tribute legacy hb thickness at
1st fret: .790 in.
12th fret: .837

Ibanez wizard II
1st fret: .745
12th fret: .827

so first fret about 1.5 mm thicker and 12th fret about .26 of a mm thicker!

Oh and it's a bit thinner than shecter's:

1st fret: .827
12th fret: .886
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#26
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Not at all, Fenders are narrow and quite a bit thinner, Schecters go with the wide/fat style.
What the hell have you been smoking. Schecter necks are barely 1mm wider than most Fender necks and they're certainly thinner.

It amazes me when anyone says Schecters have thick necks. They're far slimmer than average. The only necks that make Schecters seem thick by comparison are the Ibanez Wizard necks and those are paper-thin.


Anyhoo, OP, as others have suggested you're not really going to get everything you want within your price range. having "proper" pickups alone is going to bump up the price of any guitar by a couple of hundred. I would suggest you either look at the second hand market and see what crops up or look into getting one of the better LTDs/Schecters and upgrade the pickups at a later date.
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#27
Ibanez uses poopy pickups, esp uses emgs or seymour duncans and G&L uses G&L/Fullerton pickups. Not sure about schecter.
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#28
Quote by MrFlibble
What the hell have you been smoking. Schecter necks are barely 1mm wider than most Fender necks and they're certainly thinner.

It amazes me when anyone says Schecters have thick necks. They're far slimmer than average. The only necks that make Schecters seem thick by comparison are the Ibanez Wizard necks and those are paper-thin.


Anyhoo, OP, as others have suggested you're not really going to get everything you want within your price range. having "proper" pickups alone is going to bump up the price of any guitar by a couple of hundred. I would suggest you either look at the second hand market and see what crops up or look into getting one of the better LTDs/Schecters and upgrade the pickups at a later date.


QFT.

If you could bump your budget up to $600 then the guitar quality would improve greatly.
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