#1
Hey UG,

Me and my wife to be are getting married and we decided to get each other wedding presents! And she suggested that she get me a guitar! Yeah crazy I know!

So my current guitar is a Ibanez rg350dx and I've been slowly getting sick of it for the past 2 yrs due to the tuning problems and tone.

So I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for another guitar. My preferences are a fixed bridge with a hard metal tone and a pronounced clean.

I have been looking at the new SGs with the GEM active pickups but there aren't too many reviews on the guitars. And I'm not too knowledgeable on pickups themselves.

So I guess what I need to know are the difference between active and non-active pickups and just some preferences on the sounds I would like to get. Thanks!
#2
Is that EMG pickups?
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#4
What about an Epiphone Les Paul Custom? Also congratulations for getting married
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#5
Schecter? Some great guitars in there and most of them are aimed at hard rock/metal.
#6
Hey thanks! I probably should state my budget. Im going to cap it at about $1200. I actually owned an epiphone sg special before. I don't know how similar the LP custom and sg is though
#8
Quote by LordCheese1
If you're interested in SG's maybe look at an ESP Viper, I quite like the tone of some of the higher end ones, http://adf.ly/2ZYvx


Love the gold on white look and from the reviews looks like an awesome candidate for the type of music i play! thanks!

Quote by Cold Reader
Schecter? Some great guitars in there and most of them are aimed at hard rock/metal.


There are some awesome styles! so many to look at
#10
the most expensive one you can find!

Schecter or ESP LTD is a good choice
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#11
I really like the viper 1000 in the black

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/esp-ltd-deluxe-viper-1000-electric-guitar

It has EMG 81/85s and the SG look that i crave at an affordable price

and the gibson SG morte

http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/SG/Gibson-USA/SG-Gothic-Morte.aspx

Which has these GEM pups which are also active that I know nothing about and can't find any good reviews on. I also like the no fret markers and the fact it says 'gibson' on the headstock

Which one??
Last edited by sadnub at Sep 5, 2011,
#12
Active pickups require batteries. Just sayin cos you said you didn't know anything about them.
#13
Thats about all I know about them actually lol. Cause my bass has actives. just have nothing to compare the sound to. Only guitars I have heard are passive.