#1
Im going to America sometime this week, and I have to leave my guitar and amp here. SO when I get there, Im gonna have to buy new ones (yay!) otherwise id go crazy so im looking at guitars from now.

I dont really wnat anythign expensive, i dont wanna go much over 200$, just somehting to replace my Yamaha EG-112.

I play mostly metal, like Iron Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth, Pantera...also some clean stuff. But im more concerned about the metal part.

So i searched some brand names on musicians friend and looked for the cheapest priced ones, i found these:

Ibanez GRX20
ESP F-50
ESP LTD AX-50
ESP MH-50

Which would be the best? And if these all suck, than what do u recommend?
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#2
Get more money.

Are you coming here to stay, bro? (Know there's some turmoil goin' on thereabouts).

If you are, just save some space in a suitcase, unbolt the neck of your guitar, and put it in there. it'll fit. Asf or the amp... sorry.
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#3
Well I own a GRX40 which is close to the GRX20 and I can tell you its probably the best guitar I've played in that price range (same as a Yamaha Pacifica). The pickups are mounted into the body which is damn good. Good fast thin neck. Those LTDs are shoddy agathis pieces of crap...

EDIT: That GRX20 is AGATHIS!!! AAH...well, my GRX40 is alder...try to find one of those.
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Last edited by redaxe at Jul 19, 2006,
#4
Hmmm i havent thought about unbolting the guitar...that just might work!

Ive played the LTD f-50, it was ok, i didnt liek it that much.
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#6
I just talked to my dad, hes already in the states. He told me not to unbolt it and just leave it here, he said he would get me a new one when i got there.

Right now im leaning towards the GRX, but the mh 50 sounds really good too...

btw, i dont want a les paul shaped guitar, i hate them. i dunno why lol.
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Ashen Spire - My personal metal band.

Super Mario, F-Zero & Dragonball Z covers!

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#7
MH50 looks better I'll agree, but from a technical standpoint the GRX40 would blow it away. But right now I would say GRX20 < MH50...
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#8
ok....do i have any other choices?
Alta Vera - My real life alternative rock band.
Ashen Spire - My personal metal band.

Super Mario, F-Zero & Dragonball Z covers!

PSN: whatev27

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#9
not really otherwise probably could get an agile guitar with that money since all those guitars have ****-ass wood. also you might wanna get an amp as well
#10
if your dad said he'd get you one what's your money window? schecter's are good for the heavier stuff and pretty good for cleans too, and you can get a good one cheap, an omen 6 is 300 dollars, so, if your dad can get you that and you have 200 dollars that can get u a good practice amp or somethin
#11
I know im getting an amp, i was gonna gte one anyways. Im gonna get a roland cube 30. Im not exactly sure what my price window is, i mean i dont really wanna ask for too much besides the amp. I was htinking of getting an omen 6 too, but im not sure if its too much. ill ask him when i get there.
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Ashen Spire - My personal metal band.

Super Mario, F-Zero & Dragonball Z covers!

PSN: whatev27

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#12
^ yeah just dont push him. you can still get a good metal sound out of agathis when you using agathis do dont worry about it if agathis is your only option.
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#13
ummm....whats agathis? lol.
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