#1
I'm looking to get a new guitar. I play alot of power metal so thats the sound I need. I don't want anything with a trem because I already have one. I like the prs se singlecut, but i'm open to any suggestions.


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#2
Hmm.

What bands do you want to play like?

Sonata Arctica use Ibanez, as do Rhapsody.

What you DO want is an H-S-H setup on your guitar for power metal. If you don't want a trem, maybe you should buy a floyd guitar and block it off if you really want to. (assuming you find the right guitar, but it has a trem)
#4
usse something in the RG line (ibanez)
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#7
Andre from Blind Guardian uses a Les Paul style guitar.

I think its an ESP because he uses EMGs.
#9
Actually, if you can find a 1980's Greco guitar, the pickups are SUPER HOT, which is PERFECT for power metal. I play a 1984 Greco Les Paul copy, and it is perfect for that type of sound. You can typically find em on ebay in the $700 range, although some of the Les Pauls go higher because of the lawsuit with Gibson
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#10
ive been looking into getting a new axe for powermetal also, my current guitar is a IbanezSa160qm-am with a tonezone installed in the bridge, and it does its job pretty amazingly, want one with a trem, have a look at the Ibanez S prestiges, and the RG prestiges
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#11
Quote by Doofag
Andre from Blind Guardian uses a Les Paul style guitar.

I think its an ESP because he uses EMGs.

That's Marcus, actually. Andre uses an ESP Custom.

Marcus uses Gibson Les Pauls and ESP Eclipses.

I'd say ESP, Jackson, and Ibanez would be your best bet.
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#13
Too bad it can't have a trem. When I heard power metal, the first shape that came into my head was Randy Rhoads V.
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#14
hard tail SL1, SLSMG or RR5 (all jacksons)

EDIT: Pretty much any jackson with a hard tail above the JS series will be a great guitar. just buy as much as you can afford
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#15
anything with pickups that give you a really bright tone. well, actually not anything..
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#16
I already have 2 jacksons and really dont want another. I want something a little more versatile than the jacksons. I really like the PRS SE singlecut but I don't know if its any good.


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