#1
Well my budget has gone up to 800 for my guitar so is this a good guitar for the range or Should I choose another I have Read the Reviews and it seems like agood axe but id liek a 2nd opinion(or 10th or sumthing) thanks!
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#3
You could probably grab a Schecter Hellraiser with that cash. Excellent guitar for metal. They carry basically the same pick-ups as a Zakk Wylde Special, so you will get a fairly close sound, but you won't have to buy his signature model. Much as I love Zakk and BLS, I think buying signatures is retarded.
#4
i agree ^ i like the wylde les paul, but schecters are so sexy, next time i get a guitar i want to get one
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#5
i assume u play metal because of that axe, but i would reccomend a ibanez s series w/ the ZR trem a rg 1570
or just a regular les paul custom and u can buy real EMGS like the ones zakk actually uses
i heard the scheter hell razor is good and it has zakk's combo of emgs in it and had a OFR for i think 750
and u might wanna get a cheaper guitar but a better amp
#6
I don't see what's so special about that guitar...
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#7
Do you like the look of the ZW guitar more than other epi LPs? The Epi LP customs and elitists are around the same price, especially if you haggle, and they are really good quality and value.

For less money you could get a Michael Kelly Patriot Custom. Its a single cut which looks nice and is supposed to be a really nice guitar for about $500.
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#8
I have money for the amp as well about 500 i may buy it used instead and yes i do play metal and i like the pickups and the finish along with its a les paul
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#9
You should not get it cause i said so and im mean
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#10
I really like the guitar's looks.

If the neck feels great, good fret access, I'm definatly going to buy it.
#11
Get an LTD Eclipse, a lot better for metal, a lot lighter, and of course active emgs.
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#12
I'm sure its marked way up since its an artist model. A LTD or Schecter would prolly be better for the money. $800 gives you LOTS of options.
#13
I agree...I honestly don't see what's so special about the epiphone zakk wylde guitar...looks pretty, but about the feel and tone?


Yeah, I say check out the LTD or Schecter guitars...
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#15
Just got to guitar center or whereever it is your buying it from, try out the epi wylde guitar, and the shecter, play them both for a good hour, you should be able to decide after that.
#16
Know that you are spending extra for the name and for the paint job and you could get a better guitar for the money.

If that doesn't bother you, then more power to you.

EDIT: It comes with passive EMGs? Lame. Don't do it.


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Passives? WTH!?
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#19
They're still selling the Zakk Wylde LPs?

I thought they discontinued them when he signed with Dean.
#20
If you want to pay over the odds for a flashy paintjob and someone's name on the box go for it, if you want bang for your buck and something that will sound good and not just look good go for a Washburn X50 PRO FE.
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#21
Hellraiser > Epi ZW

The hellraiser has REAL EMG's the Epi has the cheap passive EMG's
#22
Hmm, don't bother. It's a nasty guitar, or at least the one I played was. You'd get a much better quality guitar if you bought a non-signature model of a similar price.
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#23
Yuck. I totally wouldn't get that guitar. But then again, I don't like the feel of Les Pauls, so I dunno.

I just thought it sounded and felt like crap. I'd never buy one even if I was on acid.
#24
The Hellraiser OFR is 800, need i mention it has mahogany with a quilted maple top? (just like gibson lps) AND a OFR? AND active emgs?

The epi zw has what? All mahogany and just emg hz4s? Oh well at least it has the paintjob.
#25
i thought the guitar sounded alright but it was the worst feeling guitar i have ever played. my epi les paul studio feels a million times better. get a different guitar and upgrade the pickups. plus you wont look like an ass being on stage with sum1 elses signiture guitar. actually the only other guitar i have played that that worse and also was the worst sounding guitar in history was my singer bc rich bich which had that shit paint job of a chicks butt in a g string. so yeh dont get either of those.
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The Hellraiser OFR is 800, need i mention it has mahogany with a quilted maple top? (just like gibson lps) AND a OFR? AND active emgs?

The epi zw has what? All mahogany and just emg hz4s? Oh well at least it has the paintjob.


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