#1
hello!

what is the cheapest guitar that I can but for heavy metal?
or more likely to sound like Manowar
I 've been told I need active pickups like EMG-85/81 but I can't find a cheap one with such pickups
what do you recommend me?
I also don't want it to creak

thanks!
#2
good luck on your journey my friend :-)




#3
I would suggest posting this in the Electric Guitar subforum, along with a budget/price guide so people can more accurately help you.

I will say though, that the amp will have more of an impact on your sound rather than your guitar.
So what you really need is a new amp.
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#6
Well obviously you're going to smash it at the end of any show for maximum bt00tz anyways so just get whatever you want man
It's over simplified, So what!

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#7
You don't need active EMG's to play metal. The're just a set of pickups that happen to do metal very well. If you've got a really tight budget, you may have to make compromises unless you scrape enough money together to get a guitar with them, if that is what you want.

Go to EG. They'll help you a lot more than these monkeys.
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#8
You don't really need active pickups for metal. Active pickups can help with that modern kind of heavy sound, but I honestly don't like them. They sound kinda sterile to me, but this is really a personal taste kind of thing. They do tend to be pricey as well. I'd suggest some kind of regular humbuckers. Really, the amp has a LOT more impact on your sound than the pickups.

As Baby Joel said, the Electric Guitar sub forum will be a lot more helpful than the pit.
#11
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what amp should I go for then?

Again, you should just post a new thread in the Electric Guitar secion (if you haven't already). Because this is the off-topic section, you're going to get lots of unhelpful (although possibly funny) responses. The Electric Guitar section will be much more helpful (although it will definitely be less funny).


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#14
heard the Wangcaster is pretty neat bro. check it out.

or you could be unoriginal and get an Ibanez RG..
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#15
My first ever guitar. The Stagg Flying V. So much cringe.

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everything that you've come to expect


#16
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My first ever guitar. The Stagg Flying V. So much cringe.


I had a mate who bought one of those. It was cheap, and it showed.
He ended up taking it to a gig as a 'spare' and going full Townshend on it.
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#17
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My first ever guitar. The Stagg Flying V. So much cringe.



The flying V shape screams hair metal.

I think there is one by Gibson as well.
#18
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#19
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My first ever guitar. The Stagg Flying V. So much cringe.


THis was my very first guitar as well. It was the worst guitar I've ever played. It was terrible in almost every way.
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#20
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Metal is not cool


Y u care about what over people think?

Be your own person. **** what other people think. If i cared about what others thought,i would be very unhappy.
#21
I was gonna recommend an epiphone or something but spell check wants to correct it to phonephone. Wtf is phonephone?
#22
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Y u care about what over people think?

Be your own person. **** what other people think. If i cared about what others thought,i would be very unhappy.

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#23
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Y u care about what over people think?

Be your own person. **** what other people think. If i cared about what others thought,i would be very unhappy.

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I hit 'em and they stay down
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#24
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realest talks & i am very unhappy

keep being you my friend