#1
Hey guys,

Need help buying my first electric guitar. I own an acoustic and am fairly regular at playing it. Thought I'd try my hand at an electric as well!

I am mostly into heavy metal, hard rock, punk and a little altern. I'd like help choosing from the 3 listed guitars, as I am new to electrics. Also, would it be a good idea to go for a trem? or a floyd rose? I wish to play metal riffs, and maybe "divebomb" as well.

My budget is a constraint, as I must keep the guitar within the $300-$350 mark. Any suggestions other than the listed models are also welcome.

Please suggest an appropriate processor($100-$150) and an amp($150-$200) for the same too..

Thank you.
#2
Take any but , when number is higher means better quiality. Go with 270DX, i gotGRX70 and its okay for start as a strat mate
#3
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Take any but , when number is higher means better quiality. Go with 270DX, i gotGRX70 and its okay for start as a strat mate

That is not how Ibanez guitars work whatsoever. The numbers represent the spec of the guitar, a bigger number is not necessarily better.

TS, it is a very bad idea to get a Floyd Rose trem on a guitar so cheap, since cheap tremolos are utter crap. Get a fixed bridge like an RGA42 or an RGR321 instead. They also possess the advantage of being far, far easier to downtune. Which is why a lot of metal players like them over floyds.
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#4
The digits in the hundreds (and thousands for Prestige) relate to the specification of the guitar. Whilst a higher number indicates a better spec this isn't always the case. Anything that is a GRG is going to be roughly the same quality. The digits in the tens indicate the pickup layout and the digits in the units refer to whether it's a hardtail/tremolo/7 string etc...

As T00DEEPBLUE said, best to go for a hardtail or at least something that doesn't have a Floyd Rose as these are usually very poor on the El Cheapo guitars.
#6
These guys are right, don't buy a cheap guitar with floyd rose, I have GRG270B and it has Edge III bridge which is crap, I blocked the bridge because it detuned my guitar all the time.
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I just bought a used '09 RG321MH.... Fixed bridge and plays like a dream.


How much did you pay for it? It would probably be the best if the TS would buy something similar used, it's not expensive and it's surely better than GIO.
#9
Hey,thanx for replying.

I was interested in GRG170DX for the same reason, that it doesn't have a locking trem. As a beginner, I feel that I would be better off with a simple floating tremolo.

I was curious if the FAT10 bridge on the GRG170DX is any good though. I heard users facing a difficulty with keeping the guitar in tune. I wonder if it goes out of tune even with little or moderate tremolo use?

Also, would you recommend a floating trem, or should I go for a fixed bridge altogether?