#1
Looking to buy a guitar for low tunings. It would be tuned to C standard and sometimes to Drop Bb.

Budget: $600
Favorite Artists: In Flames, At The Gates, Amon Amarth etc
Pickups: Seymour Duncan Blackouts
New or Used: New
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I am currently saving up for a Peavey 5150 or a 6505.


Thanks,
#2
Pretty much anything will do. C Standard isn't terribly low. You just have to use appropriate strings.

So now to help give you some suggestions...

Do you have any brand preferences?
Neck profile?
Body shape?

What site will you be ordering from? So we can see what is available to you.
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#3
Quote by Offworld92
Pretty much anything will do. C Standard isn't terribly low. You just have to use appropriate strings.

So now to help give you some suggestions...

Do you have any brand preferences?
Neck profile?
Body shape?

What site will you be ordering from? So we can see what is available to you.


Brand preferences: Jackson, Schecter, ESP. As long as it's good.
Neck Profile: Not sure.
Body Shape: Super Strat shape or a Les Paul style shape.
and I like those Satin Black finishes.
I'll be ordering it online from Sweetwater, Amazon or Ebay.

and a fixed bridge please.
Last edited by MaddMann274 at Mar 23, 2012,
#4
Ltd has some real sick looking EC's that are 7 strings, satin finish and all. Not sure if you're into that, but they're pretty nice looking.
http://www.espguitars.com/guitars/ltd-standard-deluxe/ec-407.html

EDIT: You'd also be able to play drop B much easier.
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#7
You'd probably have to aftermarket the Duncans though, even if they do come with some.
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#9
I don't know if Schecter is still selling their C-1 Black Market Custom, but that would be something for you to check out. If you are playing in C standard and drop Db almost exclusively you may want to avoid the EC series for their 24.75" scale. Most people feel more comfortable with longer scales for additional tension in those lower tunings, although frankly the choice is up to you.

If the Black Market Custom is no longer available, you could try getting a Blackjack ATX second-hand, or extend your budget by about $100 and buy one new

Edit: To clarify, all of those guitars should have a 25.5" scale length and Seymour Duncan Blackout pickups.
On another note, the Limited Edition Riot ATX looks wicked xD
Last edited by samjbow at Mar 23, 2012,
#10
scale length isn't really an issue if you get strings which you feel happy with tension-wise and that they are comfy to play.

If your going that low, i recommend getting strings with a wound g, gives better intonation and tension and sounds clearer (unwound gs seem to get a bit flat and muddy when you get into packs of 12's and 13's and your tuning lower).

I use a PRS CE 24 in c standard, and its fine. Trem balance is very equal, and i use 12-54's.
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#11
If you are willing to go $800 I have an ESP Gus-600EC that I use and it has blackouts. It is currently at drop Ab and it sounds insane! It can still go a lot lower too! Not only does the tuning go very low but once it is in the tuning it is very hard for it to get out with its locking tuners and its not even floyd rose. I love it! It's a no-brainer in my opinion.
#13
You could take a diffent approach: buy a baritone.

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SEMMBB/
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/TeleBTBariCC/

Common tunings for Baris include:

Wiki:
A standard guitar's standard tuning (from lowest string to highest) is E A D G B E. Baritone guitars are usually tuned a perfect fifth lower (A D G C E A), a perfect fourth lower (B E A D F♯ B), or a major third lower (C F B♭ E♭ G C).
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#14
Rondo music...get an agile Interceptor....some come with EMG's and a 27 inch scale length..good call on those...
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#15
listen man, any guitar can do low tunings....

my cousin just bought a prs mccarty 25th anniversary and had it set up for drop B.....

take ur pick
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