#1
Hi,


Up to now I have been using an Epiphone SG 400 for all my shredding and I find it very comfortable, but it's lacking tone and a bit of quality. I considered just improving it by changing pickups and so on, but I found it would be nicer to have a new guitar - But I ain't got a clue which one.

Specs I am looking for:

24 frets
Floyd rose
Thin neck (like the Epi SG400)
Set neck
Rosewood fretboard
Mahogany body
No inlay or a real cool design
2x Tone
2x Volume (one will be changed to a killswitch)
Double cutaway with good access to all frets
The tuners and the rest of the hardware should be quality, otherwise I just swup them.
Non Jumbo frets for easy shredding (did I mention its for shredding?)
NOT Ibanez
Price range 500€-800€
Passive pickups (hot!)

I will be running it through Jet City 50 + Marhsall 4x12 1960 + ZOom PD-01

Thanks

EDIT: The shapes not too modern, I like classic shapes, specially round shapes. And the weight is not important, I am a strong guy hihihi but preferable somewhere inbetween light and heavy.
Guitars:
- Gibson SG Standard
- Lag Roxane 500
- Eastwood Hi-Flyer
- Takamine EG523

Amplifiers:
- Jet City JCA50H
- George Dennis 60Watt The Blue Combo
- Marshall SuperBass 100Watt
Last edited by Tim the Rocker at Aug 2, 2011,
#2
I have some good ideas, but what your budget before I get going?

An do you have shape preferences? or a preference for heavy or light weight guitars?

Edit: oops I just spotted your budget!!!


Jackson DXMG like I have is a great guitar. The neck is perfect for me. It has most of your specs, but it has a bolted neck and rather obvious fret inlays.

You could check out Jackson's range of soloist's, which which give you a lot of what you want, if not all of what you want, but some will be over your budget.

http://www.jacksonguitars.com/products/products.php?group=Soloist-Body

I'd like to recommend you the Chris Broderick model, but its way over your budget I am afraid.

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The ESP Vyper is a lot like your SG, but with some added bits and a slick twist to the body shape. I just realised it lacks the tremolo though.

http://www.espguitars.com/guitars/ltd-standard-deluxe/viper-series.html

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Also neck these out: http://www.espguitars.com/guitars/ltd-standard-deluxe/h-series.html

They fit your list very well, and the inlays are barely noticeable.


Hope this all helps.
Last edited by jkielq91 at Aug 2, 2011,
#3
Quote by Tim the Rocker
Hi,


Up to now I have been using an Epiphone SG 400 for all my shredding and I find it very comfortable, but it's lacking tone and a bit of quality. I considered just improving it by changing pickups and so on, but I found it would be nicer to have a new guitar - But I ain't got a clue which one.

Specs I am looking for:

24 frets
Floyd rose
Thin neck (like the Epi SG400)
Set neck
Rosewood fretboard
Mahogany body
No inlay or a real cool design
2x Tone
2x Volume (one will be changed to a killswitch)
Double cutaway with good access to all frets
The tuners and the rest of the hardware should be quality, otherwise I just swup them.
Non Jumbo frets for easy shredding (did I mention its for shredding?)
NOT Ibanez
Price range 500€-800€
Passive pickups (hot!)

I will be running it through Jet City 50 + Marhsall 4x12 1960 + ZOom PD-01

Thanks



Quote by Tim the Rocker

24 frets
Floyd rose
Thin neck (like the Epi SG400)
Set neck
Rosewood fretboard
Mahogany body
No inlay or a real cool design
2x Tone
2x Volume (one will be changed to a killswitch)
Double cutaway with good access to all frets


Quote by Tim the Rocker

Thin neck (like the Epi SG400)



Quote by Tim the Rocker

Thin neck (like the Epi SG400)


Quote by Tim the Rocker

Thin neck (like the Epi SG400)


thin neck?

you are joking right?
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#4
how can you say a thin neck is a must and then say no ibanez's?
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#5
Its thinner than the Gibson SG Std. which I own.
Guitars:
- Gibson SG Standard
- Lag Roxane 500
- Eastwood Hi-Flyer
- Takamine EG523

Amplifiers:
- Jet City JCA50H
- George Dennis 60Watt The Blue Combo
- Marshall SuperBass 100Watt
#6
Quote by RetroGunslinger
how can you say a thin neck is a must and then say no ibanez's?


Well, lets rephrase it as not thicker than the Epi SG G400 nor thin as an Ibanez.
Guitars:
- Gibson SG Standard
- Lag Roxane 500
- Eastwood Hi-Flyer
- Takamine EG523

Amplifiers:
- Jet City JCA50H
- George Dennis 60Watt The Blue Combo
- Marshall SuperBass 100Watt
#8
Quote by gman128
http://www.schecterguitars.com/Products/Guitar/C-1-Custom-FR.aspx
Something constructive rather than telling you the g400 neck isn't thin - and it's not i own an ibanez prestige - that is a thin necked guitar


Also a good brand to check out.

I extended my post up top btw.
#9
THanks guys, please keep coming with ideas. The more the better.
Guitars:
- Gibson SG Standard
- Lag Roxane 500
- Eastwood Hi-Flyer
- Takamine EG523

Amplifiers:
- Jet City JCA50H
- George Dennis 60Watt The Blue Combo
- Marshall SuperBass 100Watt
#10
that 4 control layout is pretty much gibson only, or les paul or sg rip offs, very few of those will have floyd roses and 24 frets.
#11
Damn, I need two tones. My shred tone is rolling down the tone on the bridge and rolling it up on the neck and play both at the same time...
Guitars:
- Gibson SG Standard
- Lag Roxane 500
- Eastwood Hi-Flyer
- Takamine EG523

Amplifiers:
- Jet City JCA50H
- George Dennis 60Watt The Blue Combo
- Marshall SuperBass 100Watt
#12
here's an idea for you, a lot of guitars by esp and schecter have 3 control layouts: vol/vol/tone.
You can change one of the volumes into a tone and you'll still have your shred tone.
#13
and i understand you want a killswitch - well buy a shadow killpot, that could perhaps replace your vol control.