#1
Hey there,I'm new here so I know alot of you will probably ignore this.
But if you could help I'd appreciate it alot.

See, I've never been one to know all about 'Metal' set-up's and whatnot, but I've recently started getting really into it again, but things have changed so much

So I need some help, what is the direction to look for 'Metal' guitars these days?

I own an Ibanez RG370DX, but I'm in serious need of an upgrade.

I was looking at the Schecter Hellraiser Temptest.

CONSTRUCTION/SCALE: Set-Neck / 24.75”
BODY: Mahogany
NECK/FINGERBOARD: 3-pc. Mahogany/Rosewood
FRETS: 22 X-Jumbo
INLAYS: Gothic Cross
PICKUPS: EMG Active 81/60A
ELECTRONICS: 2 Vol/2 Tone/3-Way
BRIDGE: TonePros TOM w/Thru-body
BINDING: Black Pearl
TUNERS: Grover
HARDWARE: Black
COLOR: Gloss Black (BLK)

US RETAIL PRICE: $949

That seems pretty good right?

Or the Temptest Blackjack.

CONSTRUCTION/SCALE: Set-neck w/ Ultra Access / 24.75”
BODY: Mahogany
NECK/FINGERBOARD: Maple/Rosewood
FRETS: 22 X-Jumbo
INLAYS: Black Pearl Dots
PICKUPS: Seymour Duncan JB / ‘59
ELECTRONICS: Vol/Vol Tone (tap)/Tone (tap) 3-Wa
BRIDGE: TonePros TOM w/ Thru-body
BINDING: Multi-Ply
TUNERS: Grover
HARDWARE: Black Chrome
COLOR: Gloss Black (BLK)

US RETAIL PRICE: $819


Which has the JB/'59 set? How high out-put/suited for metal are they?
That body is also all Mahogony, which I like.

I was also considering going for another Ibanez, a bit higher quality one, and maybe just replacing the pickups with something Seymour Duncan or EMG. Would need to be Mahogony though preferably.

Or maybe even an ESP/LTD?

All suggestions are greatly appreciated, thanks to you all
#2
the tempest models would be fine for metal styles...but a real metal tone is gonna come from your amp...any guitar with at least a solid body and a bridge humbucker will be suitable for metal tones....what kind of amp do you have?
#3
ESP LTD EC-1000? if thats within the price range. i would go for LTD over Schecter everytime.
#4
Quote by melchia
the tempest models would be fine for metal styles...but a real metal tone is gonna come from your amp...any guitar with at least a solid body and a bridge humbucker will be suitable for metal tones....what kind of amp do you have?


Triple Rect. My amp's not the problem, or I would be posting something along the lines of 'I need an amp' lol.
Nah I have a Triple rect with a Marshall 1960a cab.
I also own a Marshall DSL 50 head.

Both pretty versatile, get a great metal tone.
My guitar just lacks.
#5
Quote by cheames
ESP LTD EC-1000? if thats within the price range. i would go for LTD over Schecter everytime.


Nah, unfortunatly it's out of my current budget
#6
For $800 you can get an LTD EC-1000 Deluxe, they're pretty cherry guitars and come with the same EMG 81/60 set as the Hellraiser. They have a lot more guitar to 'em, which lends to sustain, but they don't have trems.

I just don't like string-thru bodys, but that's just me.

Between those two you listed, I'd go for the Blackjack. It has passive pickups, which means it's a little more versatile, plus it has coil taps
#8
Quote by Davey90
Nah, unfortunatly it's out of my current budget


http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-LTD-Deluxe-EC1000-Electric-Guitar?sku=516629

The two guitars you listed are $949 and $819, and the EC-1000 is $799. It's well within your price range.
#9
dude...if you have a triple rec....you could most likely get a metal tone out of a banjo...anyway....if you have a uber hi gain amp..and hi gain active pups...you might develop feedback problems...try passive pickups....
#10
Quote by melchia
dude...if you have a triple rec....you could most likely get a metal tone out of a banjo


Have to back that up...I can get easy metal tones out of my Roadster using my '63 reissue strat with stock pickups.
#11
Quote by TwoString
Have to back that up...I can get easy metal tones out of my Roadster using my '63 reissue strat with stock pickups.



Yeah, I can get a metal tone. But having a guitar suited to it helps your tone also.
#12
I was gonna help you but then I realized you hate epiphone..... you bastard.
Gear: Schecter C-1 Hellraiser FR
Epiphone Les Paul Standard (plus top)
Traynor YCV50 BLUE
Peavey Blazer
Zakk Wylde Signature Wah
EH Small Clone
MXR Distortion 3 (III)
#13
I would go for the Duncan equipped EC-1000 or if it was my money, I would actually go here...

katanaguitars.com
#15
Quote by aleister
For $800 you can get an LTD EC-1000 Deluxe, they're pretty cherry guitars and come with the same EMG 81/60 set as the Hellraiser. They have a lot more guitar to 'em, which lends to sustain, but they don't have trems.

I just don't like string-thru bodys, but that's just me.

Between those two you listed, I'd go for the Blackjack. It has passive pickups, which means it's a little more versatile, plus it has coil taps


Thats a bold statement and the hellraiser comes with 81/85 emg but I would recomend that c-1 custom with the jazz/jb combo and the sustain will be better than the LTD plus coil taps. GC will sell you a c-1 custom for 539.00 USD
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