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So my birthday is coming up pretty soon and I'm fairly sure I want a new guitar. Been playing about 4 years now and my amp is a Bugera 333xl. My current guitars are epiphone lp-100 and esp ltd mh-53. Max budget for guitar is probably around $1500 or a bit higher. I play stuff like Tool, Alice in Chains, Metallica, Zeppelin, System of a Down, Megadeth, Foo Fighters etc.

So far from browsing the internet I like the Gibson Explorer & Flying V though I haven't played them yet. I also like the sound of the 500t a lot. I don't think I want anything with EMGs or active pickup. JBs sound nice too but I really like the 500t.

I'm also thinking about an fx unit too since I have 0 pedals, maybe a g-major or pod hd500.

Sorry for the poor standard of english, can't be bothered thinking much more right now.
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oh yeah, I forgot to say no tremolos, too difficult to re-string. Tune-o-matic bridge or similar is a must. And if it costs $1500 there it's gonna cost at least $2k here. Not a big fan of signature models either, especially people from bands that I'm not a fan of either.

http://www.espguitars.com/guitars/ltd-standard-deluxe/ec-1000vb-sd.html
that seems good too.
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oh yeah, I forgot to say no tremolos, too difficult to re-string. Tune-o-matic bridge or similar is a must. And if it costs $1500 there it's gonna cost at least $2k here. Not a big fan of signature models either, especially people from bands that I'm not a fan of either.

http://www.espguitars.com/guitars/ltd-standard-deluxe/ec-1000vb-sd.html
that seems good too.


dammit i forget to check where everybody lives. that sucks that is one of the best guitars in its range and plays amazingly..

so ad no tremolos to the list. and maybe also mention blatantly you are in Australia and the approximate exchange rate, IIRC they are pretty close, but haven't checked. it makes it easier.
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nope i am "GOD of the guitar forum" i think that fits me better.


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youre just being a jerk man.



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oh yeah, I forgot to say no tremolos, too difficult to re-string. Tune-o-matic bridge or similar is a must. And if it costs $1500 there it's gonna cost at least $2k here. Not a big fan of signature models either, especially people from bands that I'm not a fan of either.

http://www.espguitars.com/guitars/ltd-standard-deluxe/ec-1000vb-sd.html
that seems good too.


i owned one with EMG"s for a while. decent guitar. never had any issues, but i didn't care for how it felt. i sold it. i did play the ESP version of that guitar and it was awesome, but possibly over your budget.

i love my gibson V, and also my 500t is one of my favorite pickups as well. its a very built guitar, unlike most V's it balanced so the neck doesn't dive at all. of course get access all the way to the 22nd fret. fun guitar.

i would like an explorer, but haven't found the right one yet.
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alright "king of the guitar forum"


Quote by trashedlostfdup
nope i am "GOD of the guitar forum" i think that fits me better.


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youre just being a jerk man.



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2017-03-02 - Guitar Philosophy 1001- Be Prepared For the Situation (Thursday 2017-03-02)
2017-02-21 How to Hot-Rod the Hell of your Stratocaster for $50! (Tuesday 2017-2-21)
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#9
looking at your list of bands that you like, then perhaps a gibson firebird might be a decent alternative to the guitars you've already suggested? also, as far as effects units go, i'm not too clued up on them but my mate raves about his Boss GT10 unit?

Chapman ML2 x 2
Dean Razorback Slime Bumblebee
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Epi Les Paul Custom (EMG 81/85)
ESP Ltd EC-256 (SH4jb/SH2n)
Jackson DKMG (EMG 81/60)
Epi SG Iommi
Squier Classic Vibes 50's Tele
Ovation MT-37
Peavey 6505+ 112