#1
Hello UG,

I'm looking for a second guitar for drop d, and I'm gonna set up my current guitar in drop c, unless the guitar you recommend is very suitable for drop tunings.

I'm gonna play post-hardcore, metal, heavy metal and hard rock with it, but I'm playing some clean interludes in our songs too, so I want it to be able to give me a good clean tone.

I'm buying me pedals later and investing in a guitar first, so my budget is now around 300-500 € I've been looking at ibanez, jackson and esp, but any suggestion is welcome

Thanks, bauwke

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Gear:
Orange TH30 Head
Orange PPC410 Cab
Ibanez ART500e
Cort KX5
Almansa 434 Cedro
#3
you could get a used Jackson DXMG JKSN X? nice guitar
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#4
I'm not sure if I want to go used...

#2 of the Orange TH30 Clique
Gear:
Orange TH30 Head
Orange PPC410 Cab
Ibanez ART500e
Cort KX5
Almansa 434 Cedro
#5
Are you 100% on that? You could prolly find a used prestige ibby for that on ebay.
In fact I just found 3 on ebay belgium (one was 550€ rest are lower).

Ibanez Arz800 if you like the LP body shape.
Ibby S420, Rg350, Rg370

Jackson rx10d, js32t rhoads (or king v)

I dont really like esp so maybe others can add a few.
#6
Trem or no Trem?
Actives or Passives?

Off the top of my head

Ibanez RGA42
ESP/LTD 200-300 range (I think the 401's are just out of your pricing)
Epiphone Les Paul w/pick up change-(think bare knuckle pickups)

Honestly I'd go with the Ibanez RGA as it's hardtail..and it comes with actives
#7
I don't need a trem, and relatively cheap guitars trems are not that good, are they? I don't know about actives or passives, what's the difference (apart from having to put batteries in there)? Will have a look at what you recommended

#2 of the Orange TH30 Clique
Gear:
Orange TH30 Head
Orange PPC410 Cab
Ibanez ART500e
Cort KX5
Almansa 434 Cedro
#8
Any more input on esp guitars?

#2 of the Orange TH30 Clique
Gear:
Orange TH30 Head
Orange PPC410 Cab
Ibanez ART500e
Cort KX5
Almansa 434 Cedro