#1
Okay I know that this question is asked a lot but I need some opinions on some of the guitars that I have been looking to buy.

Ibanez RG1570 - I love everything about this guitar except for the bolt-on neck...once I read that it had one I lost some interest but I would still like to hear from anyone who has played one. Does the bolt-on neck alter the sound much or does it still sound good?

Schecter Hellraiser C-1 FR - This guitar looks great though I do wish they made an Avenger model with a Tremolo (Besides a custom). These have set-in necks.

Jackson SL1 USA Soloist - This guitar seems to have everything that I want except for a lower price tag.

ESP LTD MH-400 - I am not a big fan of ESP but looking at a few of them sparked my interest. This seems to be a good deal. It has a set-in neck and 81/85 EMG pickups.

ESP LTD JH-600 - Same specs as the one above only with a neck-through design.

As you can see I am hoping to find one with a tremolo. I like to play heavier rock/metal but I would also like to have a good clean sound too. I use a Marshall AVT50 Combo Amp. I am trying to stay within the 1000$ and below range. I would also like to know does having a neck-through design give you a major improvement in sustain as apposed to having a set-in? Any opinions would be appreciated.
Last edited by Casket at Jun 6, 2006,
#2
wow you really jumped price ranges there with the soloist. . .but jacksons are really sweet if they are expensive so i say go with that
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#3
bolt-on necks dont alter tone, and a well done bolt-on neck (like the RG1570) will sustain the same as a nice set neck, neck-thrus will sustain slightly more than these but there isnt a big difference, sustain is really the only difference between these designs, id say go for an Ibanez RG1570 and then save the rest for new pickups or start saving for a tube combo
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Hellraiser Man, its sick
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bolt-on necks dont alter tone, and a well done bolt-on neck (like the RG1570) will sustain the same as a nice set neck, neck-thrus will sustain slightly more than these but there isnt a big difference, sustain is really the only difference between these designs, id say go for an Ibanez RG1570 and then save the rest for new pickups or start saving for a tube combo


I meant to say sustain not tone there...sorry about that. Have you played one? I know that Ibanez model is supposed to have a good neck for soloing but I was worried that with it being bolt-on it might interfere when playing at the higher frets.