With Tax time coming around. its time for me to start guitar shopping. I play mainly different types of metal. Location is midwest, usa. Budget should be less than 4 or 500. As I will be getting a new amp as well. Im used to the emgs now. But trying a jb set wouldnt be terrible. I really like the explorer shape, feels comfortable to me. One shape I cant get into is the fender style strat shape. just slides off my knee too much. explorer stays perfectly.

Ive been looking at a godin redline 1, ltd 400 and 1000 series, gibson flying v. Not interested in getting a FR because ive never tried one. any other suggestions? Oh yeah i mainly only buy used. I get new gear once a year and this will be the time. maybe some explorer copies with quality build. thatd be fine. thanks.
Ibanez Rg 321mh
Squier Classic Vibe 1970s Precision Bass
Guitar Rig 5
Presonus Audiobox
Behringer Truth B2030A