#1
1. My guitar neck's fretboard is very dirty. I've noticed this for awhile and its getting very bad. What would i use to clean it and how would i go about cleaning it? (If I'm going to clean the neck I'll probably want to polish the frets, make it look all nice.) Neck is rosewood.

2. After i buy my amp I'm going to want a new guitar. I want a guitar well suited for thrash metal and must have 24 frets / fast neck. I was looking at either ESP MH-400, ESP V-500 or if i can stretch my budget one of the ESP Deluxe (Not the eclipse though). My budget is around $1500 Australian dollars. what do you guys think for a 'shred' guitar. I'm most familiar with ESP but some Jacksons come to mind. Jackson Dinky series for example.

3. My guitar has a mahogany body and is pretty decent, just the features on it are crap. No-name 'pups, volume pot doesn't make much of a difference. goes from loud, kinda loud to off. If it would be better, should i just upgrade the hell out of this guitar? If so what should i do? New tuners, pickups and pots come to mind. If so, recommendations?
Active pick-ups are a no because i don't have a cavity for a battery and i don't want to route one.


Thanks for your help and i think thats it. if not I'll surely post up more
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Last edited by .:Darkness:. at Aug 7, 2007,
#2
Thrash nut at your service!

According to XE.com, 1,500 AUD is $1,287 USD. Nice amount.

Is your wood preference Mahogany?

Do you absolutely need a LFR?

Any body shape preferences? (Strat, LP, V, Explorer, Firebird, etc.)

What amp are you upgrading to?

What is your definition of a fast neck? A Wizard II, for example?
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#3
1) If your fretboard is rosewood, lemon oil

2) Look in to the Schecter Hellraiser C-1FR.

3) Just get a new guitar.

#4
1. Plz oh plz use the SEARCH BUTTON, its there for a reason
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/search.php?searchid=4942304

3. Only upgrade it if its good and you love every aspect of it. If you can get a brand new guitar with that upgrade budget, then get a new one. Depends on what you're after, if tone/sound is your main concern then 1st thing to do is re-wire your electronics and get new pickups.

If cosmetics is more of your whine then probably some touch-ups or fancy knobs/pickguard/pickup rings. Upgrade ur tuner if it has gone sour, otherwise it's just a waste
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#5
Id actually prefer a string through or hardtail. My MH-400 i mean MH-400NT.

Just lemon oil? where would i get it also?

My guitar is ok, but considering the price (Adding it up now) i would much rather a new one.

Im upgrading to a Flextone 3 amplifier.

Now as for my preference in body shape either a V or standard strat-ish. (Hance MH-400 and V-500)

As for a schecter hellraiser, I've heard that there necks are a little wide. not necessary fast but il give them a try.
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#6
Quote by .arkness:.
Id actually prefer a string through or hardtail. My MH-400 i mean MH-400NT.

Just lemon oil? where would i get it also?

My guitar is ok, but considering the price (Adding it up now) i would much rather a new one.

Im upgrading to a Flextone 3 amplifier.

Now as for my preference in body shape either a V or standard strat-ish. (Hance MH-400 and V-500)

As for a schecter hellraiser, I've heard that there necks are a little wide. not necessary fast but il give them a try.


Schecter necks aren't wide, they're thick. I like them because I have bigger hands.

If you don't like thick necks, look in to an Ibanez RG321.

Also, lemon oil is available at any guitar store.

#7
I have small-ish hands lol... the RG321 is only $600 here, surely i can do better?
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#8
Originally Posted by Devon8822
No!! Stop Now, Plugging More Than One Pedal In At A Time Could Be A Disaster.... Your Guitar Will Explode And Kill Your Band.


Quote by KrustyD3mons
thanks man


^To me

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#9
I honestly don't know why i asked because at this stage in time I'm pretty set on the MH-400NT. its perfect for me at this time. I don't like ibanez's look either, just not 'me'.

Thanks for the neck issue though.

I'm still open to suggestions by the way if anyone has anything to add.
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#10
Well, you cant go much wrong with the LTD MH-400NT anyway. Great guitar. Nice construction, pickups and finish. So, good luck.
Originally Posted by Devon8822
No!! Stop Now, Plugging More Than One Pedal In At A Time Could Be A Disaster.... Your Guitar Will Explode And Kill Your Band.


Quote by KrustyD3mons
thanks man


^To me

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Ibanez RG370DX
Roland Cube 30
#11
Quote by .arkness:.
I honestly don't know why i asked because at this stage in time I'm pretty set on the MH-400NT. its perfect for me at this time. I don't like ibanez's look either, just not 'me'.

Thanks for the neck issue though.

I'm still open to suggestions by the way if anyone has anything to add.


As said before, it is totally awesome. Can't go wrong with it.

(And I'm an owner)
#12
Uh oh. new question.

I found two cracks on my guitar. they are located where my bolt on neck meets the body, both are about 1cm long. I am unsure if its just a crack in the finish or not but i am very worried.

What should / could i do about this and should i still buy a new amp with my guitar like that? Would i be better off buying the MH-400NT and get the amp later?

EDIT: both cracks are in the body, not the neck. If either of the cracks got bigger it could compromise the neck and ultimately render the guitar useless.
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Last edited by .:Darkness:. at Aug 8, 2007,
#13
bump
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#14
Bump again... anyone?
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#15
Third bump's the charm?!?!
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#16
Neck joint finishes usually cracks up due time, its quite normal due to the stress of the string and the neck.

Get a better amp 1st
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#17
Awesome, thanks for answering.
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