#1
Hey guys (n galls) to cut to the point, I needa reliable gigging guitar. it must be metal. i play mostly grunge/heavy metal. any ideas or pics? i might give a prize to the best idea! also, must be NO MORE THAN £200! ideas welcome. ~YAY! thx
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#2
Anything as close as possible to £200, with at least one humbucker, and preferably a mahogany body and/or rosewood fingerboard.
#3
Ibanez GRG 170, or, if you want a better tremelo the Ibanez GRG 270 B BK
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#4
is it urgent? another £100 or so would get you an ibanez s320 which despite a horrble paint job is a mighty fine guitar, or the s470 for another £150.

ibanez sa120 is worth a look if the vintage trem is ok with you.

If you don't need any kind of tremolo bar then there are a few more guitars within reach

Ibanez RG321
Jackson JS30DKT
Schecter Omen 6
Schecter 006 Deluxe
Peavey Rotor EX

Any of the last 3 would be my personal choice, some are a little over £200 but by no more than maybe £10

All of themc an be found at www.thomann.de
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#5
I played a Cort X6 yesterday, and for the price, IMO, it's an absolutely stunning guitar:

http://www.guitars.co.uk/acatalog/Cort_X-6_.html

Classy looking, the bridge pickup sounds just like a DiMarzio Super Distortion, neck is nice and smooth, coil splits give pleasant clean tones and it played like a beast. The neck felt stunning.
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^ always forget cort, definitely worth a look, i hear good things about the X series
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#7
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^ always forget cort, definitely worth a look, i hear good things about the X series
For sure, I mean the X6 I played had rolled fingerboard edges, a smoother neck than my Fender, a more comfortable size neck than Ibanez, a seemingly high quality trem and good pickups, as well as a coilsplit. If you can, DEFINITELY give it a go. I was shocked to find out it cost £170, I thought it'd be more like £300 at least! The neck contour was really comfortable, imagine Ibanez but thicker and just fits in your hand real nice, and again, ROLLED FRETBOARD EDGES!

The grey metallic satin finish was so smooth and comfy too. I loved that thing.

Edit: After some user review reading, I hear the trems are like Edge IIIs - if you use them, the knife edges wear out pretty quick. If you don't use the trem at all, it'll stay in tune pretty much.
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#8
yamaha pacifica 112, some of the lag hardtails, those'd be my picks. but as storm bringer says, if you can save up a little more... washburn x50 pro, hamer (non usa ones), etc. would all be in the running...
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#10
Thanks guys, I found a real beast at the local guitar store. rally explorer, w/ sd alnico II's. £119! thanks for the help again! now i just need a new amp.., :P
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#12
Have a look at the Ibanez SA series. I have one and it is a good reliable piece of guitar
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#13
go on ebay and look at the Rally guitars. they look pretty gd for £200. Ive heard the same people who make Rally guitars make Gibsons, but imj not sure if this is true
#14
Epiphone les paul special ll, trust me, ive had it over 2 years now and its f*cking sweet!
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Holy thread ressurection batman!
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