#1
Hey guys, I'm planning on finding the Saint Graal, well, not litterally ... I want to find THAT guitar that would help me pass those bluesy period while still being able to express my shred addiction . You know, a guit that woulnd't look like a granny axe or like a soloist who just exploded, and that could bring on serious versatility. Thought about the big two, strat and LP, could use like a fat strat or something or use high output pups, and could just fit a high output humbuck (a real metal pups, kinda like a 85 or Lx500 )in the LP with a more bluesy one in the neck position Or should I just look further than my litle nose and look at some different axes? I don't want no Ibanez, Btw, hate the necks ... I'm not a big fan of Gibson or Fender, but I guess those are my best bet? thanks!!
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#2
The SG straddles the line between metal and blues perfectly.
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#4
A Les Paul of some sort with an EMG bridge pick up would probably be good. You could use the neck pickup for bluesy stuff and the bridge for metal/rock/shred. Paul Reed Smiths are also very versatile although I've only played one of the cheap ones.
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#6
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I don't want no Ibanez, Btw, hate the necks ... I'm not a big fan of Gibson or Fender, but I guess those are my best bet? thanks!!


I'm guessing that you want a guitar with a thick neck...Try a Kramer or even a Carvin custom, or the obvious...a Strat.
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#10
Well, Not taht I want a thick neck, I just hate the Ibanez's neck specifically. And like I said, I want a rather classic look, so no warlock please My price range is anything from 1 buck to 1500$ CAN. Thanks again!
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I haven't played anything except Master of puppets by Metallica
They're death metal arent they?


{o,o}
|)__)
-"-"-
O RLY?
#13
Look up some schecters. Mine does absolutely anything, it really is quite perfect. It has a Duncan Jazz pickup in the neck that is amazing for cleans and blues and a JB in the bridge which is ok for about everything, but I'm about to switch it out for an invader or something more high gain. The C-1 series are all great guitars for the price. Also the neck is not too slim like an ibanez but not too fat either, it's perfect. I highly recommend.
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#15
Check out Godin...very versatile guitars, especially with the piezo bridge. Same goes for Parker Fly guitars, although they may be a little extreme in the looks department. They are the Lambos of guitars though...it's like playing air.
#16
Depending on how much $1500 CAN translates into US $, is it possible that you could get two reasonably priced guitars, one being for the bluesy tone you want and the other for the high gain you want?
#18
If money is no issue, look into Suhr or Tom Anderson.
If you're not minted... just go for a Strat. You can't get any more versatile than that.
#19
Which Ibanez did you try? They don't all have exactly the same neck... The RG Prestige Wizard necks are fantastic...
#20
Which Ibanez did you try? They don't all have exactly the same neck... The RG Prestige Wizard necks are fantastic...

Pity about the neck thing, an RG or S prestige would have been perfect otherwise. There's always the SZ series...not quite as versatile but slightly thicker necks.
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#21
Quote by DayD
I don't want no Ibanez, Btw, hate the necks ... I'm not a big fan of Gibson or Fender, but I guess those are my best bet? thanks!!


u said u didn't like any of the decent companies. except PRS, Schector, and other small companies. but Fender or Gibson would be my choice.
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u said u didn't like any of the decent companies. except PRS, Schector, and other small companies. but Fender or Gibson would be my choice.


My Schecter C-1 Classic SMOKES my friends Standard SG and every strat I've played. Schecter>Gibson>Fender.
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#23
allright, and what about Parker guitars, they seem pretty versatile too. Though I don't really know if they can keep up to an aggressive metal? Obviously, for my shred it's a tool of choice, but I don't think it could handle some cannibal corpse (an extreme), am I right?
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I haven't played anything except Master of puppets by Metallica
They're death metal arent they?


{o,o}
|)__)
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O RLY?
#24
Quote by DayD
allright, and what about Parker guitars, they seem pretty versatile too. Though I don't really know if they can keep up to an aggressive metal? Obviously, for my shred it's a tool of choice, but I don't think it could handle some cannibal corpse (an extreme), am I right?


The only thing that would limit you would be your amp.
#26
In your price range I like the Schecter C-1. I played one at a guitar store and I was impressed. Also the PRS SE. I have not played the Godin. Gibson SG's would work if you have the cash. It is definitely both shred and blues. I have a Gibson SG Standard and rock and blues are my genres. Also love my Ibanez AS73 (think 335.) Try one.
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#27
Ive been looking for a guitar like that as well. So far the one that has caught my attention the most, and offers great versatility is the ibanez AWD83T. im not a big ibanez fan, but this one plays realy nice, ive been really considering picking it up. Check it out
http://www.ibanez.com/hollow/guitar.aspx?m=AWD83T