#1
Ok, this is still pretty far off (ie at least 3 months) but I'm trying to get an idea to see what I should look at (I have the money now, just not hte availability to many guitars, closest shop isn't getting any in for 3 months). Anyway, looking for a backup guitar to my Firebird, something contrasting in style. Some basic requirements:
1. under $700 CANADIAN (if your on a US site, look at the regular MSRP for the price I can spend, that's where the local shops price)
2. I would greatly prefer the guitar to have a double locking, or some sort of GOOD tremolo bridge
3. No ESP's (I can't get them where I live)
4. Preferable no RG series Ibanez (I don't like them)
5. NO FENDER (HATE FENDER!!!)
6. This guitar will be used for metal and shred (once I learn to shred lol)

Number of frets really doesn't matter, but 24 is prefered. body wood isn't a major sticking point with me, as well, the thickness of the neck also isn't a major sticking point, but a thinner neck than my Gibson would be nice (lol). I think I've covered everything, if you have a question, post it and I'll respond as soon as I see it.
Current Rig:
Gibson Firebird Studio
Limited Edition Schecter 35th Anniversary C-1
Schecter Jeff Loomis Signature 7 FR
Ashdown Fallen Angel
Custom 7 Firebird from Ignition Custom Guitars (check them out)
ESP Phoenix
#2
well, i went from an Ibanez to a Schecter, and already i'm starting to improve as a guitar player, so i would suggest maybe a Schecter. PRS is also a good way to go for metal. but really, it's completely up to what you like to play. a lot of metal players start out with les pauls. Take Matt Heafy from Trivium, Bjorn Gelotte from In Flames still uses them, Zakk Wylde, as i'm sure you know, uses them, and the list goes on. Just go to your local shop and jam on a bunch of them for a while, you'll find something
#3
anything in the ibanez s seri, amazingly thin body fast around the fretboard, great sustain, made for metal and most other genres, great versatile guitar.
#5
Try a jackson too...

Edit: Oops sorry... need to be a bit quicker with my posting :P:
Last edited by Crimson_tornado at Jan 12, 2007,
#7
Hellraiser FR is $1400 where I live (double my price range)
Current Rig:
Gibson Firebird Studio
Limited Edition Schecter 35th Anniversary C-1
Schecter Jeff Loomis Signature 7 FR
Ashdown Fallen Angel
Custom 7 Firebird from Ignition Custom Guitars (check them out)
ESP Phoenix
#9
jackson JS30 or RR3. great guitar that live up to rhoads' rep
The Big Three

RR1 Rhoads, Dean FBD Dimbag Tribute ML (check), Ibanez Bad Horsie JEM


"blacker than the blackest black...times infinity."

"so get your ass checked out before its to late, turkeys!"
#11
my bad i forgot the RR after JS30. maybe the lowest grade one but its still not bad for the $$
The Big Three

RR1 Rhoads, Dean FBD Dimbag Tribute ML (check), Ibanez Bad Horsie JEM


"blacker than the blackest black...times infinity."

"so get your ass checked out before its to late, turkeys!"
#12
Not to hijack this thread or anything...

But yeah, what is with shredders using les pauls?

I love them, but I don't shred. It seems to me that the fret access and neck size would be big issues?
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Fender 52 RI Telecaster
'77 Deluxe Reverb
Sunface w/ SunDial
MXR Carbon Copy
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#13
not if you got long fingers. then its perfect
The Big Three

RR1 Rhoads, Dean FBD Dimbag Tribute ML (check), Ibanez Bad Horsie JEM


"blacker than the blackest black...times infinity."

"so get your ass checked out before its to late, turkeys!"
#14
TONE!! Many guitarists choose LP for their tone. very pure tone, goota love it
Current Rig:
Gibson Firebird Studio
Limited Edition Schecter 35th Anniversary C-1
Schecter Jeff Loomis Signature 7 FR
Ashdown Fallen Angel
Custom 7 Firebird from Ignition Custom Guitars (check them out)
ESP Phoenix