#1
Hi, I've been playing on a Fender Strat for a few years, and I'm looking for something a little better suited to metal and hard rock. I want a 24 fret guitar with a Floyd Rose or similar bridge. I've looked at the Schecter C-1 FR and Damien FR, as well as a few Ibanez's. What would be a good choice?
Gear:
Schecter Hellraiser C-1 FR / Fender American Strat
Boss GT-8 Effects Processor
Boss RC-2 Loop Station
Peavey JSX 212
#4
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thats what i was gonna say, its such a good guitar
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#6
Jackson SL2H. If you can afford it.
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#9
get a scheter Damien FR
that thing is amazing
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#10
I'm so impressed with the sound. Even in a ska band, it sounds wicked. I did intentionally pick it up as my metal guitar. But now its everything.
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#11
Ibanez RG Prestige, if you like thin necks and great tremolo systems (and changing pickups).
#12
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#13
get a C1 fr...or a jackson WR1.thats my ultimate guitar,if it had EMG's, that or a Rhoads style with an emg81 and an emg60,with a floyd,and24 frets....someday..
neway,go with the C1fr if u want a strat style
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#14
I'd like to spend under a thousand, closer to $500 if it can be done.
Gear:
Schecter Hellraiser C-1 FR / Fender American Strat
Boss GT-8 Effects Processor
Boss RC-2 Loop Station
Peavey JSX 212
#15
Schecter C-1 FR.
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#16
Get a Schecter C-1 Hellraiser FR, they are astounding! They also dont have a bolt on neck like the regular C-1. The set neck makes everything feel, and play so much nicer. Then again, I'm completely 100% in hate with bolt-on necks...
#17
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I'd like to spend under a thousand, closer to $500 if it can be done.


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#18
Yeah, I would recommend the Jackson.
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#20
ive been looking at the schecter damien and c-1 with the floyd rose, i hear there awesum, top quality, affordible guitars
but id aslo suggest downloading a users manual from the esp site, so taht you can learn to re-string and tune a guitar with a floyd rose without getting all pissed off
and sone jacksons warp alot...or at least my friends...i dont remember the model name tho
#21
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ive been looking at the schecter damien and c-1 with the floyd rose, i hear there awesum, top quality, affordible guitars
but id aslo suggest downloading a users manual from the esp site, so taht you can learn to re-string and tune a guitar with a floyd rose without getting all pissed off
and sone jacksons warp alot...or at least my friends...i dont remember the model name tho


Just what does your friend have? I've never heard of major problems with them warping, and far less issues on their imports then say, ESP or Ibanez. Also, their are so many Floyd threads on this site, with Floyd Rose.com, he's got all he needs assuming hes new to Floyds. I do second the idea of looking into the C-1 though, if for the sake of being fair (even though its MIK IIRC).
#23
i like ibanez. and htats why i bought my jem. its unbeliavbly easy to play and versatile as heck. the pick ups ahve high high out put for leads and the neck pick up is thick and creamy. the middle pick up mixed with the neck give you amazing cleans. the tremolo i tune it once and it lasts me about 2 weeks. one down side is the price. it is a little bit over priced because of all the fancyness. although i ahve tried many rg prestige models, jacksons, esps you name it but i havent found one guitar that even comes close to the playabilty of a jem
#24
Ibanez RG550, used RG-1570, Ibanez S series (you don't always need 24 frets)

Because you're interested in Shecter, a brand you can't really go wrong with, ESP LTD's are very simlar such as the MH400.

You might want to make sure the MH400 has an OFR on it. Some LFR's are good if set up correctly. My carvin has an LFR and this time around I haven't had any tuning problems.
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#25
id agree with a jackson dk2m, ive played the white one, and it is amazing. another choice could be a used rg2550e or similar to that, if you dont mind a fatter neck and spending a bit more, a schecter c1 hellraiser fr. but for your budget, id recommend the dk2m.
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#27
i've got a Jackson kelly with the reversed headstock. it's great for metal, even with the stock pickups. i replaced my bridge pickup with a Rockfield Fatass and i'd highly recommend it.
Guitar:
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#28
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Hi, I've been playing on a Fender Strat for a few years, and I'm looking for something a little better suited to metal and hard rock. I want a 24 fret guitar with a Floyd Rose or similar bridge. I've looked at the Schecter C-1 FR and Damien FR, as well as a few Ibanez's. What would be a good choice?

look at some Riches (like a Bich, Warlock, or Mockingbird) and some of the Dime deans. the riches have crap stock pups unless you get the rockfields, but those are replaceable.
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#29
i'd check out the new kramer guitars. i just recently purchased a kramer striker. 24 frets, floyd trem (kramer licenced), hsh set up with a cherry burst finish. wasnt too sure on the trem holding in tune really well before i bought it. but even after a series of huge dive bombs it was in perfect tune. i tightened the claw in the back to level the trem, and adjusted the action to my liking when i got it and thats it. and if you dont like the pu just put in ones you want
#30
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i'd check out the new kramer guitars. i just recently purchased a kramer striker. 24 frets, floyd trem (kramer licenced), hsh set up with a cherry burst finish. wasnt too sure on the trem holding in tune really well before i bought it. but even after a series of huge dive bombs it was in perfect tune. i tightened the claw in the back to level the trem, and adjusted the action to my liking when i got it and thats it. and if you dont like the pu just put in ones you want


Even the worst trems known to man will usually stay in tune when they're new. The main problem with cheaper LFR tremolos is that the use of softer models causes the knife edges to wear out quicker.

This means that a trem might seem fine when you've just bought it, but will start becoming less and less stable after some time (the amount of time depending on the quality of the unit).
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#31
WASHBURN X40 PRO!!!!!!

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Also check out the x50 pro, its a string through but still awesome.
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Wasburn x-40w/floyd roseOFR
Swineshead venom+warthog pups
Kustom 100 wt quad DFX,Boss MT-2,Ibanez TS-7
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#32
Ibanez RG Prestiges, JEMs and UVs are definately the best guitars on the market for that kind of playing. Look into the RGT Prestiges, thru necks, thin, flat necks, 24 frets, decent stock pickups (IMO, not that bad) and awesome tremolos on them beauties.
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#33
I'm going to jump the Ibanez-wagon and recommend the RG1570. It's never failed me.