#1
Hello everybody this is my first post but I am looking for some advice. I can't decide between a schecter damien elite with a floyd rose or an EVH striped series guitar. My band plays hard rock any where from Alice in Chains to Tool to Avenged Sevenfold to Green Day. I love both guitars and I am willing to chip in another 200-300 bucks to get the EVH guitar if that one would be better for this sound, I would rather spend a little more money and get it right the first time instead of getting the wrong guitar and trying to sell it. I have a fender mustang 4 amp, If you guys could give me some advice on what you think would better fit the sound that we appear to be going towards. Thank you!
#2
The Damien's are universally lackluster from what I've played. I've only played 3 of them, though.
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#3
if your willing to go up to EVH stripe price, then your probably also willing to raise the damien elite option to a hellraiser. hellraisers are much better than damiens, and are still more affordable than the evh. Ive never played that particular model of EVH, but I have played hellraiser c1 and its pretty good guitar. if youd be willing to go used, Id strongly recommend a Schecter c-1 classic, which is dirt cheap on ebay and has really great specs.

it all also depends on whether youve ever owned a guitar with a floyd rose. If you havent, you better be damn sure you want one if you choose the EVH.
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#4
Im Sure I want the Floyd Rose a friend of mine has a guitar with a floating tremolo so I play on that guitar often and hes taught me how to take care of it. One of the aspects I like about the EVH guitar is the fact that it comes with a D-tuna and since my band switches from drop D to standard a lot that would really come in handy.
#5
bear in mind a d-tuna will only really work properly if you set the trem to dive-only. if you want floating as well you'd need to think about a tremol-no or similar.
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#6
the hellraiser(which really should be the other option rather than a damien) also has the korean fr1000. if you really are changing tunings constantly, then I think the EVH is the way to go. but also should know, that with the d-tuna on the guitar, you wont be able to do any fancy high pitch tricks on the guitar(like dimebag). the trem would only work with down-pitch stuff.
Marty Friedman is GOD!

curently in a SEX MACHINEGUNS and X JAPAN phase AND Galneryus AND Anthem phase

damn J-Metal, why you so awesome

My Gear:

Schecter Hellraiser V-1 fr
Ibanez RG321mh
Fender GDC-200sce
Peavey Vypyr 30 w/ sanpera 1
#7
I am mostly planning on keeping this guitar in drop C# I have a les paul standard that I use for standard E flat tuning.