#1
So I'm checking around for a new guitar, and it seems like almost everything around my price range (about $700 US) has a mahogany body, which tend to be too warm for my liking.

Anybody have any recommendations for basswood/alder/maple bodied guitars around (or below) $700?

I'm also planning on installing either 2 Bareknuckle Miracle Man's or an MM in the bridge and a Cold Sweat in the neck, if you know any guitars that mix exceptionally well with these.


Alternatively, is it possible to get a bright, basswood kind of sound out of a mahogany body? Cause I quite like the feel of LP's, just not the tone.

[edit: I'm aiming for a prog metal kind of tone (dream theatre, vai, etc)]

[edit edit: I run through a Fender 75 Single (aka the Fender Twin's unpopular Cousin), and use a boss DS-1 for distortion]
Last edited by ColRockhardt at Jun 8, 2006,
#4
Seems pretty promising. Are there any similar models without a middle pickup? I'm a bit worried about the extra magnetism sucking up my sustain.
#6
Ah yeah, the prestiges are sick. Might just have to keep saving. Cheers for the advice!
#7
If you're worried about the extra pickup, just lower it as far as it will go...shouldn't affect too much. I did that with my old RG470, for the same reason, and also because it got in the way of my picking sometimes. Or you could remove it, and stick a 2 humbucker pickguard on that baby
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thats one hell of a find. Did it have change in the case? cause you probably stole it from a busker who was off taking a piss.


#8
Also found a few alder bodied Jacksons that are within your pricerange, however, you'd have to upgrade the Licensed Floyd Rose and the pickups so I think your best bet is to go with the RG1570, it's a great guitar except for the pickups which can be upgraded later.

Here's a few Jacksons:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Jackson-WRXT-X-Warrior?sku=512240
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Jackson-DXMB-X-Electric-Guitar?sku=512239
#9
What kind of trem would you recommend to replace the floyd rose?

[Edit: That first Jackson has kind of a sexy-ugly thing going on.]
Last edited by ColRockhardt at Jun 8, 2006,
#11
Damn buerocratic red-tape name confusionry!

Is there some system for the Floyd Rose that would allow me to quickly snap down to drop D and back for different songs? Or am I just gonna have to keep a backup guitar around?

(Can you guess who's been using fixed bridges his whole life?)
Last edited by ColRockhardt at Jun 8, 2006,