#1
Hi!

Hoping not to break any rules on my first post now...

I've been looking to buy a new guitar for playing death metal, which I've done for the past 3 years in a band. Been doing some tremolo picking, shredding, a few solos etc. Getting quite average good, but I still got a lot to learn.

I'm looking to buy a guitar at a cost of 800-1600 $ (roughly translated from average prices in Sweden). Features I'd like to have is a very clean sound (as in not the least false tunes when correctly tuned) even on the high frets, easy to play and good mics of course.

Anyone who's got a tip?

//Greatfull for help
#3
If its oldschool death metal stick to typical fender or gibson scale 6 stringers and if you go for B-tuned scandinavian death metal just slap thick as strings on it. Intonation can be a bitch but the sound is fat. Guitar shops near you should have good selection of those, just pick what feels right in your hands and pleases your eye at the same time. Pickups can always be changed if necessary.

If your tastes are in modern technical stuff (or -core chugging) you need cleaner sound so look at Baritone guitars or long scale 7 strings. They may be harder to come by on the shelf so ordering blind from Thomann or such could be only choice. Schecters have a good reputation but you might prefer ESP/LTD or Ibanez with their usually thinner necks. Or not, thats up to your hands. With that price range I think its all matter of taste and there is no guitar that is objectively "superior" over the others.

ESP LTD F-50 + Tonezone
Cort EVL-Z4 + X2N
Cort EVL-K47B

Marshall Valvestate 8100
Randall RG1503
Bugera 333
Peavey Rockmaster preamp

Line6 Pod X3
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#6
I think the rgb is a great choice, however a lot of people (including myself) aren't a big fan of no inlays and it can potentially be a dealbreaker.
#7
If you live in Sweden you should be able to check Blocket for some insane deals. I check it regularly and see new and barely used ESP's all the time for like 10k Swedish.

EDIT:
http://www.blocket.se/vasterbotten/ESP_Eclipse_i_nyskick_52823058.htm?ca=17&w=3

http://www.blocket.se/stockholm/ESP_Eclipse_I_ctm_Snow_White_52136000.htm?ca=17&w=3
http://www.blocket.se/stockholm/ESP_Eclipse___Line6_Floor_Pod_53054234.htm?ca=17&w=3

Now those are just some I saw on the first page, and I gotta say for death metal those things are straight out of the box what you need to annihilate anything.
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#8
This should do the trick, grrrrr



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#9
This has been said already but i would say Schecter or ESP,Also the Charvel Desolation series are supposed to be pretty nice.
#10
They may not look metal, but these Reverends have fairly high-output RailHammer pickups that use a special hybrid design making them more suitable for down tuning than most. And there are some metal bands who are already figuring this out, like Sylosis (who use Senseis).

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

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

Sensei series
www.reverendguitars.com/instrument/sensei-ra/
www.reverendguitars.com/instrument/sensei-ra-fm/
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#11
^Is this guy on commission with Reverend? Cos he should be!
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#12
I wish.
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#13
Fernandes aims virtually their entire product line at harder genres of rock. Something like the Revolver Elite, Vertigo Elite and others are available in your price range.

http://www.fernandesguitars.com/revolver/revolver-elite.html

http://www.fernandesguitars.com/vertigo/vertigo-elite.html
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#15
Agreed, but design decisions have consequences. If you make guitars with high-output pickups, artists who play in genres where they find typical high-output pickups' tones desirable will gravitate to guitars with those pickups.

While there are surf tunes played with humbuckers, most of the iconic ones are played with singlecoils. As a result, most surf guitarists will play guitars with at least one singlecoil.
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#17
Quote by dspellman
Aside from flat paint, there's not much that I can identify "metal" about them.
Certainly not the bass contour business <G>. Looks like a perfectly ordinary guitar.


I think that was his point.

TS, it would help if you have us some bands you are into, as mentioned there are some features that are more attributed to certain styles of death metal.
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#18
Quote by dementiacaptain
I think that was his point.


I've actually tried guitars with the Railhammer pickups. It's not just the visual aspect; it's the entire spec of the guitar that doesn't look metal.
#19
Oh I see what you are saying, I thought you were just commenting on the visual aspects. That makes more sense
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#20
Quote by dspellman
I've actually tried guitars with the Railhammer pickups. It's not just the visual aspect; it's the entire spec of the guitar that doesn't look metal.

Were the pickups the HyperVintage- which are voiced more like a PAF- or the
Chisel or Anvil RailHammers, which are higher output?

...'cause they sure can do it:

Chisel demo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BK6kUnLa47I&sns=em

Anvil demo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FcDUT4TlU0&sns=em

Sylosis demoing their Sensei HB & RA guitars
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6FoEyW_LQc&sns=em
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ESP LTD F-50 + Tonezone
Cort EVL-Z4 + X2N
Cort EVL-K47B

Marshall Valvestate 8100
Randall RG1503
Bugera 333
Peavey Rockmaster preamp

Line6 Pod X3
#23
Telebieber with the Bill Kirchen mod!
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#24
Quote by dannyalcatraz
Were the pickups the HyperVintage- which are voiced more like a PAF- or the
Chisel or Anvil RailHammers, which are higher output?

...'cause they sure can do it:


I honestly don't remember. TBH, I wasn't picking on the pickups *or* the guitar. As Angry Hatter pointed out:
A guitar is not limited to only one type of music. The player may be.


Nothing wrong with the Reverends; it's just that there's nothing about them (including the pickups) that identifies them as "metal" in the way that metal players often specify.
#25
...except, as I've pointed out, the Chisel and the Anvil are higher output passive pickups, which "identifies them as "metal" in the way that metal players often specify."
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#26
Quote by dannyalcatraz
...except, as I've pointed out, the Chisel and the Anvil are higher output passive pickups, which "identifies them as "metal" in the way that metal players often specify."


Well there you go, then. A "good guitar for Death Metal."

Pretty much anything with higher output passive pickups.