#1
Hi, I'm looking for a new guitar right now, something good for metal, specifically power metal groups like Nocturnal Rites, Hammerfall, Stratovarius, etc. The one I've got right now is the Ibanez RG350DX, which is good, but I'd like to have a second one as a backup. These are the some that people have recommended to me and that I'm looking at right now:

http://www.schecterguitars.com/guitars/damien-elite-6-detail
http://www.jacksonguitars.com/guitars/warrior/models/warrior-wrxtmg-rosewood-fingerboard-black/
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SLATTXMG36QMR
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/KVXTSB
http://www.deanguitars.com/query?upc=819998152529

Other specifics I'm looking for are a fixed bridge,(RG350's got a Floyd Rose which is nice if I need it but otherwise a pain in the butt) preferably 24 frets, and as for price, again $800 or under. Are any of the ones above any good? I know I should probably just go and try them out anyway, but what are some models that you all would recommend? Thanks very much.
#2
Charvel DX-1 FR / DS-1 ST / DC-1 FR / Custom Strat / La Patrie Hybrid CW / Vypyr 30 / VK100 / 1960A
#3
Godin Redline HB has hot pickups, 24 frets, a hardtail, and is made in Canada, all for about $500.

Fernandes aims most of their products at guitarists in the heavier genres, and they're having a clearance sale of limited quantities at pretty low prices. The Dragonfly is, as I recall, their 24 fret hardtail model.
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#4
look at some of the higher end Sterling (by Music Man) John Petrucci models. non locking but very good trem.
#5
I have that Warrior. It's a great guitar but out of production for a while now. Perhaps someone has it in stock, but it will be new old stock. The X-Series Jacksons are a step below what you can afford. I like that Dean--ebony fretboard and mahogany body but it's a set neck. If you can and save up $100 more I would go for a Jackson Pro King V. Alder Body, ebony fretboard, all around fantastic and gorgeous guitar.

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/KVTQProTR
#6
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/LMH1001NTSTBLK

This is my first thought. I like ESP a lot, so I immediately went there.

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SECU2430WB Also consider a PRS SE. They're supremely versatile instruments and they sound great.
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Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
Last edited by oneblackened at May 31, 2015,
#7
I haven't played one yet, but this one looks pretty exciting according to the specs. Check it out.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/washburn-pxs10-parallaxe-series-electric-guitar
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#9
Oh my. Get this one. I just found it and I'm trying to get myself one now. lol

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/schecter-guitar-research-blackjack-atx-solo-ii-electric-guitar/j05305000002000?cntry=us&source=3WWRWXGP&gclid=CI2MjvHZ68UCFQ8waQodYiIAqA&kwid=productads-plaid^80562388347-sku^J05305000002000@ADL4MF-adType^PLA-device^c-adid^51870555867
Quote by Roc8995
Yes, and people still got polio and you had to crank your car up by hand and put whale oil in the lamps every night.

Things are better now.


Quote by dannyalcatraz
Style is in the hands. Taste is in the hands. But tone? Tone is in the gear.
#11
Those are all crap
- Gibson SG 1961 Re-issue
- Fender Stratocaster
- Egnater Rebel-30
- Dunlop Crybaby Classic Wah Pedal
#12
Quote by RabidPikachu
Those are all crap

Good job being helpful.
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Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#13
Quote by oneblackened
Good job being helpful.


That's what I was thinking. No need to bear gear snobs here. :P
Quote by Roc8995
Yes, and people still got polio and you had to crank your car up by hand and put whale oil in the lamps every night.

Things are better now.


Quote by dannyalcatraz
Style is in the hands. Taste is in the hands. But tone? Tone is in the gear.
#14
Gear snobbery is OK, as long as you're not a jackass about it. If you're going to look down your nose at other's gear shopping suggestions, provide an alternative you'd approve of.
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!

Log off and play yer guitar!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
#16
Quote by RabidPikachu
Those are all crap

Just like the gear in your sig
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2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
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Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#18
Quote by dspellman
*Real* metal guitars are metal.



Not black enough for metal.;D
Quote by Roc8995
Yes, and people still got polio and you had to crank your car up by hand and put whale oil in the lamps every night.

Things are better now.


Quote by dannyalcatraz
Style is in the hands. Taste is in the hands. But tone? Tone is in the gear.
#20
Quote by dspellman
*Real* metal guitars are metal.



Agreed. The "Electrical Guitar Company" makes theirs out of aluminum. The Melvins' King Buzzo has been playing one for the past few years. Imagine trying to keep this thing clean!

#21
Quote by GraceByDeath
Not black enough for metal.;D


I think he can anodize any color you like.
#22
Surprised nobody has mentioned used Ibanez Prestige. Should be easy to find a minty RGA121 for under $800.
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