#1
I've always listened to metal, but have just recently become interested in finally learning the electric guitar, im looking into buying a new guitar, i think by reading this site the ibanez rg321mh seems to be a fairly moderate guitar being that my price range is around $300 (U.S.).

My question is would this guitar be good for playing metal in the genre of Children of Bodom...Slayer....Hatebreed???

Now i know that learning any of their songs will not come quickly and im quite prepared to spend years practicing and learning but im just wondering if the rg321mh would be a good choice to start on? And also from reading this site i guess the suggestion is to eventually replace the pickups on the guitar so what kind of pickups would be good for this particular guitar in the genre i stated earlier and how much would they be installed possibly?

And last question how about a nice amp to start practicing on for the metal genre and this guitar, i dont need anything real loud just something that will give me some quality sound for like $100-200 (U.S.)?

Thanks in advance

-Eric
#2
first thing spend more on ur amp than ur guitar, amp is always more important for ur sound

And i recommend for amps:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Vox-Valvetronix-AD30VT-30W-Guitar-Combo?sku=481959
or
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Roland-Cube-30-1x10-30W-with-COSM-and-EFX-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=480023

dont get lured into marshall MG's, Line 6 Spider 2's, and cheap crate amps, there not that great.
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#3
He is right about the amp, but the RG would be great for what you want to play. For it's price, it's the best beginner guitar there is, in my opinion.
#5
why not buy a piece of **** guitar and amp package till u know if guitar is really ur thing, then if it is u still have money in the pocket for a sweeter rig and if for some mental reason its not u dont lose out on the deal
#6
buy an MG and after you have notice that it sounds like sh*t, its time to level up and buy a new and better amp!

lolz... joking.

nice VOX amp. i like that!
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