GV8
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Hey guys,

I'm about to sell my (disappointing) Dean VMNT and looking to get 2 guitars.
Basically one for the more clean type like fenders and stuff to cover all classic to rock stuff like Pink Floyd, Zeppelin, GNR, Van Halen... and the other to do all the Metallica, Megadeth, Randy Rhoads type music (basically trash).
I want to get your opinion before I go out and buy another weak guitar that will end up disappointing me.
Criteria's:
Both MUST have a floyd rose,
24 frets but not a must,
Also it must "look the part" - I don't want to go on stage with a black flying V playing RHCP or with a EVH Wolfgang playing Pantera.
Forgot to mention - looking to not go over a thousand bucks for each

Thanks for all the help,
Cheers
Last edited by GV8 at Jan 12, 2013,
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Used PRS CE24 it does not have a FR, but they do have a great trem that stays in tune very well.
Used PRS torreo this has a FR and is a good budget PRS. (the US made CE blows it out of the water though.


I play metal with a Tele sometimes, I could give a shit what people think of my guitars looks, its about how well I can make it sound.
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Quote by Robbgnarly
Used PRS CE24 it does not have a FR, but they do have a great trem that stays in tune very well.
Used PRS torreo this has a FR and is a good budget PRS. (the US made CE blows it out of the water though.


I play metal with a Tele sometimes, I could give a shit what people think of my guitars looks, its about how well I can make it sound.

Yeah your probably right, I was looking at the ESP KH DC for the "Metal Guitar" but I couldn't find many reviews, whats your thoughts on it? And what would you sugest for the "Clean/Rock guitar"?
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Quote by GV8
Yeah your probably right, I was looking at the ESP KH DC for the "Metal Guitar" but I couldn't find many reviews, whats your thoughts on it? And what would you sugest for the "Clean/Rock guitar"?

You will pay more for Hammets name than just buying a ESP M-I/II

I say if you look you can find a PRS CE24 on GC used section for ~$1000ish. These guitars are extremely versitile. It will do cleans, hard rock and metal no problem.
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Yeah, go with PRS.
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Get 2 second hand PRS CE24's.

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Meh, I had a CE22 and it was a cool guitar, but kind of underwhelming to others in that price range IMO.

Get a used USA Jackson Soloist. Can't go wrong with anything in that line really - The sound killer and once you play a compound radius board, you'll have a hard time believing you could play anything else


Hell, with a budget of $2000 for two guitars, you could probably pick up a nice Jackson SL2H and then get a CE22 too if you still want a PRS
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Pffft Jackson's aren't metal. They are just pretty Fenders.
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Meh, I had a CE22 and it was a cool guitar, but kind of underwhelming to others in that price range IMO.

Get a used USA Jackson Soloist. Can't go wrong with anything in that line really - The sound killer and once you play a compound radius board, you'll have a hard time believing you could play anything else


Hell, with a budget of $2000 for two guitars, you could probably pick up a nice Jackson SL2H and then get a CE22 too if you still want a PRS

I'd have to second this. Those Soloists are stellar guitars, really enjoyed playing them when I got a chance to. Very easy to play and sounded killer. Loads of different finishes you can get them in as well.
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Second hand Suhr Standard/Modern. Will do both, and better to have 1 amazing guitar than 2 average ones. I had a Modern and it was great. Maybe a Tyler? Mine is the best guitar I've ever played, and it certainly looks the part. Can play anything on it. Gotoh trem, but you can abuse it and it still stays in tune.
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Then**** is a Suhr?
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You can honestly cover all of the ground you're looking at with an HSS Strat. The metal you listed is very far from sooperuberbrootzcore shit.

Look at a Fender HM Strat like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fender-HM-Strat-/121049907694?pt=Guitar&hash=item1c2f2301ee

Not great condition, but you can keep an eye out.

Alternatively at the top end of your budget there's the Jackson Adrian Smith which can do both as well. http://www.guitarcenter.com/Jackson-Adrian-Smith-San-Dimas-Dinky-Electric-Guitar-H82834-i2466609.gc
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also, what you need is a new amp.

Trust me I don't need a new amp, iv'e got an EVH 5150 III, Marshall JCM 800 and a Mesa Boogie Lone Star but the PRS looks pretty nice, il have a look but I don't want 2 of the same, any other suggestions? and please let it be with a FR, I want to get at least one guitar with one
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BTW I was looking at a Charvel So-cal, those thing look BEASTLY but there arent any on the market
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Go used. The japanese Charvels are no longer the plant closed that made them.
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Quote by Robbgnarly
Go used. The japanese Charvels are no longer the plant closed that made them.

But I can't find any used as well
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There are 8 Charvel San Dimas on GC used section for <$800 there is one for $499 even. And that was just a quick check on one site
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Quote by Robbgnarly
There are 8 Charvel San Dimas on GC used section for <$800 there is one for $499 even. And that was just a quick check on one site

How do you search for them?
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go to guitar centers web page click on the all used section icon.
This takes you to the used section . on the right is a search bar type in Charvel san dimas and hit the enter key and VIOLA! instant used Charvels
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2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
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You can do this for the PRS CE22/24 also
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2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate