#1
Hey UG, I'm going to be in the market soon (my parents don't know it yet ) for a new guitar and I thought I'd ask for some help.

The music I play spans a rather large gap of genres/styles so flexibility and versatility are a major concern for me. I play anything from Buckethead, Clapton/Cream, Coheed & Cambria, GnR, Hendrix, Led Zep, (I try to play) Paul Gilbert, RATM, RHCP, Rush, Van Halen, and White Stripes just to name a few. I'm always looking for new styles and artists, so I need a guitar that can get the sound I want in all these styles.

I'm going to be upgrading from a Squier strat I'm thinking of a double-humbucker or an HSH guitar, so something I wanted to ask you guys about is the sound you get out of those. If I got an HH or HSH guitar would it compromise that "single-coil sound" you get from a strat that hendrix and clapton have? Of course my ideal guitar would have two humbuckers and 3 single coils, but I don't think that's considred technologically feasible At any rate, I'm somewhat picky about my pickups. I'd like something decent quality, maybe DiMarzios or something like that. Yeah, I'm picky about these but I'm no expert.

Always important is the budget, and mine should be from about 4-7 hundred. I've somewhat narrowed it down, but I'm always open to suggestions in different brands. My choices are split between Superstrats and LP style guitars, so here's what I'm considering:

-Schecter C1 Classic (click)
-Yamaha RGX A2 (click)
-An Epi LP in this price range
-An Ibanez RG in this price range with DiMarzios (click)

So what do you guys think? I'd really appreciate feedback on these guitars I've lined up but I'm also very open to other suggestions. Just one think, I'm always concerned with looks. I know it's a bad habit, but I just won't play an ugly guitar :P

Thanks in advance to everyone who helps
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#2
dude if you want a lot of versatility, look up the 513 from PRS. yeah its pricey but its probably the most versatile guitar
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First off, you won't get any Ibanez with stock Dimarzios (other than sig models) Only the Dimarzio/IBZ stuff, which is pretty bad.

But my vote goes to the Schecter, it looks really nice, has great specs, and excellent versatile pickups.


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dude if you want a lot of versatility, look up the 513 from PRS. yeah its pricey but its probably the most versatile guitar


He said his price range is 300-700, that costs upwards of $3500. Please give reasonable suggestions.
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dude if you want a lot of versatility, look up the 513 from PRS. yeah its pricey but its probably the most versatile guitar


Dude, it's about 4000 dollars over my absolute maximum budget.

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First off, you won't get any Ibanez with stock Dimarzios (other than sig models) Only the Dimarzio/IBZ stuff, which is pretty bad.

Thpse pickups are good pickups actually, they're genuine Dimarzios as opposed to Dimarzio "designed", they're just made for Ibanez - a lot depends on whether you like the Super distortion really. I'll throw another one into the mix... Washburn X50 or X40 Pro, depending on whether you want a trem, a tad over budget but a lot of guitar for the money.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Washburn-X50PRO-Deluxe-Electric-Guitar-wcase?sku=516958
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Thpse pickups are good pickups actually, they're genuine Dimarzios as opposed to Dimarzio "designed", they're just made for Ibanez - a lot depends on whether you like the Super distortion really. I'll throw another one into the mix... Washburn X50 or X40 Pro, depending on whether you want a trem, a tad over budget but a lot of guitar for the money.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Washburn-X50PRO-Deluxe-Electric-Guitar-wcase?sku=516958


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I'd say try to get the Ibanez RG1570 you had in that link. BTW, they're 750 new so I'd say try to get one used.
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