#1
I've been playing guitar for about 7 years. My first guitar was a standard (mex) fender strat and one of the small marshall amps. Today, I'm still playing the strat but I put fender's vintage pickups on it about two years ago. This past winter I also bought a new Fender amp (the FM 212R). So I guess it's about time to get a new guitar.

I play all kinds of music, but mostly light stuff like 90's music and somewhat heavy music (not a big metal fan, metallica and dreamtheater are about as heavy as I go). I also play mostly rhythm but do some lead.

So, my question is what kind of guitar do you all recommend for this? I read the faq on it but I'd like to hear some more ideas. I think I want a guitar with humbuckers and my price range is about $500 to $800.

Thanks in advance!
#2
Quote by Link47
I've been playing guitar for about 7 years. My first guitar was a standard (mex) fender strat and one of the small marshall amps. Today, I'm still playing the strat but I put fender's vintage pickups on it about two years ago. This past winter I also bought a new Fender amp (the FM 212R). So I guess it's about time to get a new guitar.

I play all kinds of music, but mostly light stuff like 90's music and somewhat heavy music (not a big metal fan, metallica and dreamtheater are about as heavy as I go). I also play mostly rhythm but do some lead.

So, my question is what kind of guitar do you all recommend for this? I read the faq on it but I'd like to hear some more ideas. I think I want a guitar with humbuckers and my price range is about $500 to $800.

Thanks in advance!


BAM! the one im lookin at http://washburn.com/products/electrics/idol/wi66pro.aspx because of VCC u can basically get any sound, i played one, it's the holy grail of versitility
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BAM! the one im lookin at http://washburn.com/products/electrics/idol/wi66pro.aspx because of VCC u can basically get any sound, i played one, it's the holy grail of versitility


The Schecter Tempest Looks like that alittle....

to threadstarter,
any Schecter, SG,
try those
that washburn may work too
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#10
Alright, thanks for the suggestions. You all reply fast here! I guess I'll have to head up to Sam Ash some weekend and look at guitars.
#11
schecter c-1 plus, nice guitar, fits any music style. and looks really nice too.
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#12
Check out Washburns and Schecters.
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#13
Don't get a new guitar, just upgrade your current MIM strat. Since most strats are routed HSS or even HSH, you can cut a hole into your pickguard to fit a humbucker into the bridge. With $500, you can do a lot of upgrading on your current guitar. You can put a SD JB in your bridge and leave the fender pick-ups in the other two pick-up slots. With the extra $$, you can upgrade pretty much everything. New locking tuners, a better tremelo, callaham intertia block, graphite nut, better electronics and cosmetics. That is, if you like the feel of the guitar in the first place. I would actaully suggest this since a HSS guitar is extremely versatile and you can basically play any kind of music. There's no real point of getting a new guitar unless you want a new sound or something, which you can do by swapping pups.

And with the saved $$ (you had $500 to $800), you can get a new amp. No offense, but fender frontman's aren't the best amps available. It would be good for cleans, but it probably wouldn't have a great distorted sound. So with the extra $$, you could get a tube amp or a really good SS amp. If you want a really versatile amp, you should get a tech 21 trademark since it models basically every amp. It is analog (not digital) and the tone is great, sometimes even better than a real tube amp.
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#14
I don't really want to modify my current guitar. I kind of want a second guitar with humbuckers so that i can have one guitar with them and my other guitar with single coils.
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