#1
Well, I've been looking around for the last few days and I can't seem to find anything I like. I've considered a Jackson DXMG, but it's basswood and I'm scared of it breaking easily, I've considered many different Ibanez's, but apparently they all go out of tune easily, I've looked at BC Richs, but no...just no. I need a good guitar for metal that fits my price range, but I can't find one.

Specifications:

- $600 budget
- 24 Jumbo frets
- Decent wood
- Humbucker pickups
- Any scale


Can anyone recommend me any guitars? Also, are double locking tremolos the ones that go out of tune so frequently? I can't remember
#3
First, avoid the floyd at this price range. You will get totally frustrated if you can't set them up and by the fact that the floyd won't be tough enough to take abuse. Get a fixed bridge. If you want a decent floyd, save moar. End of.

Second, how the hell does a basswood guitar just break? It's a piece of wood not a breadstick. There is nothing wrong with basswood.

Third, be more specific to what you want. There are hundreds of guitars that fit what you want. Can you narrow it down?
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#5
Ibanez SAS32EX is good just about $600, maybe if you get a used one you could get an Ibanez S420-BBS or Ibanez S420-WK? also schecter do some okay guitars, i dont like them though, i find them chunky
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#7
You cannot go wrong Jackson, You can get a very decent one for that price for 600, also look into schecter guitars.
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#9
oh also, the ibanez rga42. check out some agiles, they are nice
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#10
Are you willing to go used? If so, why, first of all, and second, where do you live? (so we can find some shit for ya)

Also, I hate to ask this, but what's your rig right now? If you want a different sound, it's better if you get a new amp.
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#11
I recommend ESP/LTD. I think they have nice, good quality guitars for that price. I would also recommend the deluxe series guitars for a little more cash.

Also shecter. Great guitars, however I'm not familiar with what they have to offer at that particular price range. Still, I'd check it out.
#12
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I recommend ESP/LTD. I think they have nice, good quality guitars for that price. I would also recommend the deluxe series guitars for a little more cash.

Seconded. And thats not because I have an F-200 on ebay
If you go low end LTD. You wont be happy. Mid to high end LTD's are great guitars for a great price
#13
A basswood guitar doesn't just break.

When people say basswood is soft, they mean it dents slightly more easily than other woods, not that it's gonna snap in half.
#14
i own a Jackson wrxt warrior. it's a good guitar for it's money. the shape is a little wierd but it plays and sounds decent.

oh, and i have it for 4 years now and the wood hasn't broken yet so you don't have to worry about that :d

why don't you try some guitars at your music store?
#15
Quote by Jakexx
but it's basswood and I'm scared of it breaking easily


Not sure what your on about here, basswood is pretty tough and a decent tone wood.

I've considered many different Ibanez's, but apparently they all go out of tune easily

The cheap ones with the EDGE III do, with 600 dollars you could buy a 550 or a Prestige if you go 2nd hand.

Can anyone recommend me any guitars?

Ibanez RG550/1570/2550, RGA121/321, S540/740 ART700
LTD EC1000/400, MH1000/400, EX400/360, V500, DV800
Jackson DK2M, DK2, SL3mg, Dinky, RR3/5
Epiphone Prophecy SG/LP/Futura, Explorer 1984, Flying V
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Godin Redline,
Carvin DC series
PRS SE Toreo

To name a few if you go 2nd hand

Also, are double locking tremolos the ones that go out of tune so frequently? I can't remember

If you buy a guitar with a shitty one yes.



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#16
nvm not 24 fret....
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#17
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i own a Jackson wrxt warrior. it's a good guitar for it's money. the shape is a little wierd but it plays and sounds decent.

oh, and i have it for 4 years now and the wood hasn't broken yet so you don't have to worry about that :d

why don't you try some guitars at your music store?

Yup, you might check your music store first.
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#19
Tom 1.0 just reminded me, the prophecy lp is on sale for $600, its usually $800. I'm not sure if the sg, or other prophecy models are on sale too. But that's a nice guitar right there. Built for metal.
#23
Kramer Assualt, Kramer Vangaurd, they seem to fit your specs except they're a few hundred dollars cheaper.
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#24
Ibanez Rg eigher with a fixed brigde (might fit your budget quite well) or a premium (dont know their price in $ im from germany and the Ibanez premium might be to expensive for your budget but they are good and have a good tremolo-system)
#25
If you want a tremolo, look at an Ibanez with a ZR trem. They are on some of their cheaper guitars and will not go out of tune. Or you can find a used Japanese Ibanez with an Edge or a LoPro tremolo. Those are rock solid as well.

If you were considering a DXMG for $600, then you should consider a DKMG, it's nearly the same, but with an alder body and carved top. They can be found used for $300 and up. I would get one without a tremolo though.
#26
Quote by Zerox8610
Main issue here is the scale. Do you want a baritone scale guitar??


No its not

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#27
Grab a used Schecter c-1 hellraiser. Replace the pickups with Bareknuckles and you're good to go.
#28
Just played. PRS se 245. They run for 645 at my Samash. It plays great and definately can do metal and ot plays like a dream. Only drawback is no trem since most the guitars u r looking at have terms. Also a used Jackson dk2 would be good
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#29
Wait a minute.... o_o the LTD is a baritone scale tho? Isn't it...? I thought that's what the B was. Correct me if I'm wrong I don't know a lot about the ESP/LTD model numbers other than Higher is generally better.

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#30
Ah you have it on 20pp no worries,

if that were the case you would be spot on, sorry

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