#1
Ok Well I was wondering what to do, i currently have a squier strat but want a better guitar, i was going to get an epi les paul standard but im not sure because maybe i should wait and get a really guitar £750+ so i will have to spend another 6months or so saving up (note im only 15 so i cant get a proper job) so i was wondering what you guys think and also what guitar to get i really like gibsons and ibanez so are there any you would recomend thx.
#3
les pauls are good for just about any type of style and are just great guitars, despite their heavyness. you'd be fine with it unless you want a floyd rose trem
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#4
If you like metal, go with the Ibanez RG321MH. Best for the buck. $280 USD, not sure what is is precisely in £.
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My style varies i like to play alot of metal, classic rock, also some blues. My main influences are metallica, clapton, joe satriani, iron maiden, and eric johnson. Hope that helps.
#6
^Definately check out the Ibanez I recommended then.
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Well i went to the guitar shops today and i checked out the Ibanez JS100 and i loved it so much, but i love the lp so much as well so im kinda stuck, so i was wondering if theres also any other cool ibanez guitars or gibsons you would recomend
#8
Gibsons? You won't get a nice Gibson for cheap. You're going to have to save a while. The SGs are always nice though. The Classic and Standard are great.

I've heard great things about the Ibanez SZ520 also, but it's a little more expensive. $500+

If you're going to save up, also keep your mind open to Schecters.
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1) what's your current rig (including amp etc.)?

2) how much money can you realistically get together?
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^ arg, that's the worst possible price range, lol- it won't get you much better than having a few hundred less, but you'd need another £200 to get some really good kit, lol.

that being said I'd consider a laney vc30 combo with footswitch (about £315 + postage on gak), a good overdrive pedal to give the amp's overdrive channel a boost for heavier tones- HBE Power Screamer or Big D (Big D is more distortion, but you can still use it to boost), Maxon OD808 or OD9 dependent on taste, T-Rex Alberta, something like that, and then a guitar around £350. Fender Standard Mexican Fat Strat? Or maybe a Washburn WI65pro idol, or yamaha aes 620.
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#13
hmm lol to be honest i cant stand my strat lol, so prob won't go for the Fender strat, and btw my price range i gave was for guitar only if we wer to include an amp and stuff i wud say my price range is £1000-£1200max but i would also like to get more info on ibanez guitars, especially the JS100, i know its not the best but i played it today in the shop and loved it i would change the pickups init though.
#14
^ the trem isn't great on that guitar. I'd avoid it, it's a cheap guitar with an expensive price because satch's name is on it.

£1200 is more like it, though.

I'd take a look at a laney tt50c combo, a traynor yvc50, an engl blackmore head and framus 2x12 cab (you'd probably have to order that from germany though to keep enough cash for a decent guitar, and even then you might be pushing it), engl screamer combo, or something like that- aim to spend about £700-£800 on the amp.

For the guitar, I'd take a look at an rg1570, or s470 (or the higher s's if you have the cash). EDIT: the 1570 is a better guitar, but the s are more like the JS series- but try both! and then swap the pickups later- swinesheads if you want to keep the cash down, you can get a set for a little over £100, and they're very nice, IMO.
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