#1
Hi! I'd like to buy a guitar that would allow me to get a nice and thick post metal tone, similar to the bands like Callisto or Neurosis. Right now I use Ibanez RG320 AM/FM and I plug it into Ashdown Fallen Angel 60W head and Marshall 2x12 cab. I could probably spend around 1000-1200 USD. Where I live (Poland) guitar prices are a bit different than in US but I'd still like to hear your recommendations. I was leaning more towards LP but I probably couldn't afford Gibson (studio maybe?)
#4
Reverend guitars introduced some new models and new versions of older models this year, featuring their new RailHammer pickups. The highest-output RailHammers are the Chisel and Anvil (the hottest). These guitars feature those pickups:

Bayonet W
http://www.reverendguitars.com/instrument/bayonet-w/

Volcano RA FM
http://www.reverendguitars.com/instrument/volcano-ra-fm/

Reeves Gabrels sig II
http://www.reverendguitars.com/instrument/reeves-gabrels-ii/

In addition, like all Reverends, these guitars have a bass contour control, which does for your low end what the tone control does for the treble. That could get you a little more oomf.
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#5
Quote by Bjorn218
You are in Poland. Why not contact Ran Guitars?


Ran might be a bit out of TSs price range lol

TS, you can probably swing an RGD prestige 6/7 used for around your price if you're lucky. it's semi-baritone (26.5" scale) and would definitely help with thickness without being "rah rah crushing metal"
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#6
I guess my question is are you happy with the current guitar and planning to keep it that way, I am assuming it has the stock pups? Because that guitar should be fine with different pups. The stock ones aint too great. Power sound and an infinity . A Seymore Duncan set or some dimarzios would be a big upgrade. And not cost a whole bunch.

I am not too familiar with either of those bands . I would find out what they use. Thats the best way to emulate someones sound.
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#7
I would recommend something with a lot of mass, hardtail bridge, and medium-high output pickups. From the little bit I know about post-metal, I feel like sustain is a big factor which I feel you get from a more dense guitar, like an LP. You do also get more sustain, imo, at louder volumes.

Maybe try looking at an LTD EC-1000 or ESP Eclipse (depending on the prices). I haven't had too much experience with them, but they seem like a more modern take on the Les Paul. You might be able to get a Gibson LP Studio?

Maybe theres a luthier around who could build you a custom guitar?
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#8
Sustain, you say? Cheat! Get a guitar with a Sustainer pickup. Fernandes has several models, all of which have at least one version with a Sustainer pickup. I own a Ravelle.

http://www.fernandesguitars.com/products/guitars/jp-series.html

http://www.fernandesguitars.com/products/guitars/ravelle.html
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#9
Quote by Bjorn218
You are in Poland. Why not contact Ran Guitars?


Maybe because they're too expensive and he would have to wait too long to get one.