Tuner420
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Join date: Aug 2010
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#1
Hey guys, my current guitar is a shty Epiphone SG Junior , and i´m looking for a new guitar, i like to play metal, but other genres as well, i play mainly Slayer and S.O.A.D. and a bit of Muse, my budget is in average $600 but it cant go over $1000, also i hate Les Paul body design, im looking for something like a Jackson King V or LTD H series, that type of body, i would like if it had active p.u. but that doesn´t really matter , what matters is that it can last and that it is well made, so what do you guys think? Also i can´t try most guitars because where i live there are no guitar centers

EDITang i forgot that i want it with a fixed bridge because i change tunings A LOT
Greetings from Mexico!
Last edited by Tuner420 at Jan 18, 2013,
pushkar000
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#2
go to the guitar store and walk around, looking at guitars

if you see something that interests you in your budget, walk up to it
without taking it off the wall, play the strings open once. then touch the bottom part of the guitar with the jack, and the top of the head. if you feel that thing vibrating, its a good deal. try the guitar.

if you like its sound, you should go for it. dont test it with distortion first, just play it clean and get a good feel of what it sounds like.

if, by any chance, you find your dream sound in a guitar, and its a terrible body shape, then deal with it(not meaning to sound harsh here)

i guess one thing that kinda makes sense is that guitar makers tailor the looks to the sound to a certain extent to get more buyers, so chances are that if you're looking at that one flying V, its probably gonna sound like what you want it to sound. this is just my opinion here but yeah.

Edit : I totally did not read your last line so my bad. I dont really have any advice on specific good guitars good luck though, hope you get a really nice guitar!
Last edited by pushkar000 at Jan 18, 2013,
Perverockstar69
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#3
Gibson Flying V and Sg, Ibanez MIJ Artist or Sz, Charvel Pro Mods, Reverend Volcano... Lots of options but these come to mind first.

Mesa Royal Atlantic
Laney LC15R
Emperor 4x12 Silver Bells
Gibson SG Standard
LTD Viper-500
Catalinbread Ottava Magus
Jim Dunlop CFH
MXR Carbon Copy
EHX Epitome
EHX Superego
Fuzz Hugger Algal Bloom
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Tuner420
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#4
Thanks for the fast responses guys, i forgot to put that i want a fixed bridge, also im considering an LTD H-351NT or a Ibanez Iceman ICT700 (Daron Malakian has an Iceman :O), what do you think of those elections?
Greetings from Mexico!
Perverockstar69
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#5
The ones I mentioned have better build quailty thant those you posted, if you want an LTD make it a 500 or a 1000 model.

Mesa Royal Atlantic
Laney LC15R
Emperor 4x12 Silver Bells
Gibson SG Standard
LTD Viper-500
Catalinbread Ottava Magus
Jim Dunlop CFH
MXR Carbon Copy
EHX Epitome
EHX Superego
Fuzz Hugger Algal Bloom
Way Huge Fat Sandwich
Perverockstar69
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#6
I'm from Mexico like yourself .

Mesa Royal Atlantic
Laney LC15R
Emperor 4x12 Silver Bells
Gibson SG Standard
LTD Viper-500
Catalinbread Ottava Magus
Jim Dunlop CFH
MXR Carbon Copy
EHX Epitome
EHX Superego
Fuzz Hugger Algal Bloom
Way Huge Fat Sandwich
dannyalcatraz
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#7
Take a look at Fernandes.
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alhaq369
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#8
Reverend gets my vote. Build and quality all top notch. Especially like bass contour knob. Just oozes quality. Hard to find, but worth the hunt, believe me.
dannyalcatraz
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#9
Reverends kick ass- I have one on order- but I don't think they're what the OP is looking for. They're probably a little too retro-styled for his preferred genre, and I think most of them are 22 frets. And I don't think any of them have actives, either.

Still, something like the Railhammer-equipped Reeves Gabrels sig II or the new Bayonet & Kingbolt models might do the trick.

http://www.reverendguitars.com/category/guitar/
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Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Jan 28, 2013,
dannyalcatraz
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#10
Since I supplied the link to Reverend, here's the one to Fernandes as well:

http://www.fernandesguitars.com/

DBZ has some good offerings in your price range as well:
http://www.dbzguitars.com/guitars/browse-by-body-style
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alhaq369
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T00DEEPBLUE
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#11
Gibson V imo.

Reverend Volcano is a pretty good choice though.
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dannyalcatraz
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#12
The Volcano is a great guitar, no question, but do you think the P90s could do SOAD & Slayer?

(I'm asking that honestly- I don't know.)
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

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alhaq369
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Emster 23
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#13
I guess I am just an old fashioned guy. I think what is important is the playability and the sound in a guitar. And Reverend is tops there, imho. I can sympathize. I would never have a guitar shaped like some of those death metal ones. I might hurt someone, like myself, with it.
dannyalcatraz
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#14
I like the looks of pointy guitars, but I will never own one for playing purposes. I might buy one as a pure collector's move, but I find playing hem uncomfortable.
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!


alhaq369
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