#1
I've been playing for 11 months now, and i'm playing stuff like Master of Puppets by Metallica, and I am starting to pick up on a couple songs by Lamb of God. I am taking lessons and learning theory and stuff like that. I still have one of those guitars that comes in those starter packages. I sort of want a new one, but dont know when a good time to get a new guitar would be. I am also doing bass in jazz band for school, and was just practicing on the EADG strings. Is that ok? Or should i get a bass to practice on for school instead and get a new guitar later? I would play on the school's bass that they have at school. But i would have to buy a special amp too if i got my own . Ya cant hear bass guitars without the amp for ****.

P.S. I was looking at the Ibanez RG350MDX. It's near the top of the list for best selling on www.musiciansfriend.com and i've read that the Ibanez RG series is good for metal.
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#2
You can get a new guitar whenever you want. Or if your not exactly rich, then wait until that guitar just doesn't cut it for you, OR you could bust out a crazy Hendrix-style solo in the middle of a jazz band concert and proceed to set your guitar on fire, and then get a new one. You would be a champ.

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#4
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You can get a new guitar whenever you want. Or if your not exactly rich, then wait until that guitar just doesn't cut it for you, OR you could bust out a crazy Hendrix-style solo in the middle of a jazz band concert and proceed to set your guitar on fire, and then get a new one. You would be a champ.


sounds good lol
#5
i have no experience with ibanez, even though i hear they are really good, with me its almost one of those things that if i dont think it looks cool or i would like it, nobody would ever change my mind, so its almost a "try out" thing. but a new guitar can be good by giving you a good motivation to be better, or it can be a waste of money/ or an excuse just to liven up your playing. i have just as much experience as you, i started off with a schecter omen6, not bad for the price, but am planning on getting a schecter hellraiser due to its pickups. and with your bass thing, unless you want your bass to sound like crap, a specified bass amp is usually needed for that kind of output, or so im told. whether or not you want to go and buy one is up to you.
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#6
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I recon a new guitar, then sell your old one and save up for a bass n amp.


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i don't want to be flamed for this(i know i will), but what do you guys reccomend for a good ibanez metal guitar? i was lookin at rg350mdx but are there any other opinions?
#8
RG series guitars' are awesome, especially if you want to put out a heavy sound. I would say go for it if you have the cash.

As far as the "bass" idea... wait until you play a little with the one at school. You may prefer guitar over bass, or vice versa. Do whatever feels good to you.
#9
i dont really have a budget yet lol, but i'm looking to save about 450ish, my birthday is right before christmas and i just ask for money on both days, last year i got 400ish. And i'll mow the lawn n stuff to get a little bit more money also. so i'll probably be buying one in january. And i'll consider that yamaha guitar that you gave me a link to.
#11
The only thing better about the RG350MDX than the Yamaha RGX320FZ is that it has a neck-thru. The pickups are mediocre and the trem is a horrible Edge III. I say go for the Yamaha, its also $100 cheaper.

A tremolo is a bridge that you can raise the pitch and lower it with. Trust me, you wont want one for your second guitar. You'll be playing a lot of new stuff with different tunings an such. A tremolo will be a hassle if you're gonna change tunings and stuff. Again changing strings on a trem is wayyyy different then changing on a TOM bridge. All in all, I highly suggest you go for the Yamaha. And you're only paying $300 for it. I got mine for $569, consider yourself lucky.
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