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I've seen many heavy metal bands use Jackson, ESP, Schecter, and the Gibson SG. Any other guitars that you would classify as guitars used for metal?
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Any guitar with a humbucker
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#6
Charvel, BC Rich, Suhr, Kramer, Legator, Strictly 7, Caparison, KXK, Ibanez, Ran Custom, Washburn, Framus, Neal Moser, James Trussart, Electrical Guitar Company, Travis Bean, National, any solidbody guitar with a humbucker in the bridge position.

Are you looking for a new guitar? What is the purpose of this thread?
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Charvel, BC Rich, Suhr, Kramer, Legator, Strictly 7, KXK, Ibanez, Ran Custom, Washburn, Framus, Neal Moser, James Trussart, Electrical Guitar Company, Travis Bean, National, any solidbody guitar with a humbucker in the bridge position.

Are you looking for a new guitar? What is the purpose of this thread?


Yes I am looking for a guitar to use solemnly for metal. My ESP that I currently own is wearing down, so looking for a backup at the moment. Mainly looking for a floyd guitar, but I'm open to a standard as well.

How's Washburn? That's the guitar Dime used to use if I remember correctly.
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So instead of giving us a budget, music you play and your current gear you figured this question would get you the answers youre looking for?


Right.
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#9
Custom shop ESP then.
Or a Mayo.
Or a Jackson custom shop
Or a PRS private stock.

EDIT. what H4T3BR33D3R said.
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So instead of giving us a budget, music you play and your current gear you figured this question would get you the answers youre looking for?


Right.


Budget: $900 and less.
Current gear: Peavey 6505+
Music I intend to play: thrash, metalcore, groove metal (like Pantera).
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Do you need a trem? Preference for neck thickness/shape? Anything a dealbreaker for you?
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And damn you guys are sure busting my balls for a simple question. The purpose of this thread was to get people to mention a few guitars so I could then go on YouTube and look them up to see which I prefer.
#13
Yeah and thats an awful way to pick guitars. Would you rather bad advice?


We can do that too
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Metal has more to do with the operator and amp than the guitar. You can play any style of music on any guitar.
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#15
Edwards guitars (japanese ESP)
I can list loads of more guitars off if you like?
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Do you need a trem? Preference for neck thickness/shape? Anything a dealbreaker for you?


Trem not needed
A shape like the Gibson explorer or a V is something that I see myself enjoying
Active pickups
Thin neck is preferred
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ESP/LTD would be one to consider. They have a few V shapes and Explorer shapes with thinner necks and actives.


Jackson would be another company to look at. Their pro line is a bit hit and miss but if you get a good one theyre keepers. You could also find used MIJ pro lines as well.


Schecter makes a V you might like.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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Dude, I'd play some mad Periphery on that shit.
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ESP/LTD would be one to consider. They have a few V shapes and Explorer shapes with thinner necks and actives.


Jackson would be another company to look at. Their pro line is a bit hit and miss but if you get a good one theyre keepers. You could also find used MIJ pro lines as well.


Schecter makes a V you might like.

Do you have any experience with Washburn guitars?
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Do you have any experience with Washburn guitars?


I've played 1 washburn guitar. It was a lower end strat copy.


Why do you want a Washburn?
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Dude, I'd play some mad Periphery on that shit.


Yeah. I mean, don't get me wrong, as I've said before, you can overstate the differences between guitars, but you can underestimate them as well. If I know I'm playing metal there are going to be certain styles of guitar I'm going to gravitate towards. Not just because they're black, but because they're more geared towards playing metal. Even if you have a metal-orientated amp.
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Yeah. I mean, don't get me wrong, as I've said before, you can overstate the differences between guitars, but you can underestimate them as well. If I know I'm playing metal there are going to be certain styles of guitar I'm going to gravitate towards. Not just because they're black, but because they're more geared towards playing metal. Even if you have a metal-orientated amp.


Was just a joke. I don't actually think you'd be getting the greatest br00tz tone out of that Godin
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^ Oh yeah I knew you were joking. That's why I said "Yeah."

Sorry for being ambiguous


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Do you have any experience with Washburn guitars?


not since they changed where they were made back in the day about ~10 years ago the x40 pro, x50 pro and wi65 pro were pretty sweet for around £250-£400 here in the UK, for some reason they were pretty good value here. I much preferred them to the schecters I'd tried and they were about half the price with the same (or better) specs and were more or less made in the same place (korea).

But that doesn't apply to the newer ones, I think the cheaper washburns now aren't made in korea.
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#25
oh so finally this has become a thread about looking for a particular guitar?

Why didn't you say so earlier? If you're just looking for brands, that's a very stupid way to look for what guitar you want.

You aren't being specific enough. What kind of neck profile do you want? What pickups do you want?
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Id give the new washburns a miss. Ive said it a few times and i'll say it again. 2nd hand ESP or an Edwards guitar.

They do explorer and V shapes. Slim necks (depends on your version of thin i guess, I like the necks)
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Id give the new washburns a miss. Ive said it a few times and i'll say it again. 2nd hand ESP or an Edwards guitar.

They do explorer and V shapes. Slim necks (depends on your version of thin i guess, I like the necks)


Edwards are nice but if you're buying new and not from sites like Jauce/Rinkya etc... then you're waaaaaaaaay overpaying IMHO.


Especially when you take shipping, taxes and import fees.


That being said, I paid about 500-600 bucks for mine and that was totally worth it.
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If you want Washburn then get a Dimeslime 333 and be done with it.
Now, you mentioned metalcore and thrash. ESP LTD is a good brand for that. They have an explorer shaped guitar with EMG'S and they have an Alexi Laiho sig model that is the only v guitar they have that I know of. That has a single humbucker and it's a passive EMG Hz.

For groove metal something like a Dean or that WAshburn I mentioned. The washburn has passives, so if you can live with that fair enough.
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If you want Washburn then get a Dimeslime 333 and be done with it.
Now, you mentioned metalcore and thrash. ESP LTD is a good brand for that. They have an explorer shaped guitar with EMG'S and they have an Alexi Laiho sig model that is the only v guitar they have that I know of. That has a single humbucker and it's a passive EMG Hz.

For groove metal something like a Dean or that WAshburn I mentioned. The washburn has passives, so if you can live with that fair enough.



Why would you recommend a guitar that is:

1) Not produced anymore

2) Is hard to find

?


Like Dean still makes the ML. It's the same thing, why not just recommend that?


He could spend his money better instead of buying an import Dean either way.
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Why would you recommend a guitar that is:

1) Not produced anymore

2) Is hard to find


It's not really that hard to find. Nothing half an hour on ebay won't solve.I said Washburn over Dean because the washurns are much better quality according to a lot of people.
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It's not really that hard to find. Nothing half an hour on ebay won't solve.I said Washburn over Dean because the washurns are much better quality according to a lot of people.


And you've had experience with both guitars to know thats true right?


Just cause you can find a couple on ebay now doesnt mean its easy to find.
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And you've had experience with both guitars to know thats true right?


Just cause you can find a couple on ebay now doesnt mean its easy to find.

A lot of people here haven't even touched the stuff they recommend, so...
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A lot of people here haven't even touched the stuff they recommend, so...



Again you know this as a fact right?
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Again you know this as a fact right?

An observation. Can we stop threadjacking now?
Sure, TS can buy a Dean as well, the ML knight has that ML shape and EMG's. But also a floyd.
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An observation. Can we stop threadjacking now?
Sure, TS can buy a Dean as well, the ML knight has that ML shape and EMG's. But also a floyd.



A baseless one based upon your lack of knowledge on a lot of things guitar related?
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A baseless one based upon your lack of knowledge on a lot of things guitar related?

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from what i heard, the Deans are crap unless you pay at least 3 grand. and from talking to people who had the privledge to play both at the same time (pick one up, and put the other down) the washburn was better. even the cheap ones are good.



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i would go with the washburn. i hear that the lower end deans are crap, and, IMHO, washburn is at the top of the guitar manufacturing industry rite now.


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Dime used the Washburn sigs for the majority of his career and general consensus that dollar for dollar they're markedly superior to their Dean equivalents.


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#38
Fair enough.


Still doesn't change the point though. TS will never be able to play one first, will have a hard time finding one and could spend the money better.
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#39
From reading this thread and observing.

TS is it possible for you to go out and try some guitars at all? Simply because what's described as thin to someone else might not be thin to you (I seem to think Schecter necks are pretty thick) but people say that they're thin.

All subjective. That's all.
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From reading this thread and observing.

TS is it possible for you to go out and try some guitars at all? Simply because what's described as thin to someone else might not be thin to you (I seem to think Schecter necks are pretty thick) but people say that they're thin.

All subjective. That's all.



that's honestly the best thing to do. At least if you go that route, you will actually know what you want/need from a guitar. Heck you might even find the perfect one in the store and won't even have to worry about ordering one.
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