#1
I play mostly hardcore/metalcore music, and I'd need to get a new guitar, because my epiphone sg doesnt really cut it because it has various problems that are a bitch to work with. I don't really like the whole ibanez strat kind of looking guitars, and least not for hardcore, but i'd like a guitar that has a fast neck.

So UG, recommend me a guitar that isnt some jackson/ibanez shred guitar bull****.

OH yeah, and i'd like it to have a fixed bridge.
#2
Why dont you like Jackson/Ibanez? Ibby's have some of the fastest necks around.

It really depends on your amp setup, but for hardcore type stuff i'd think Ibby/Jackson/ESP LTD.
#4
Esp Ltd EC-500 or EC-1000

depending on how much $$$ you have, i would try for the 1000 series.
Gear:
ESP Eclipse 300
Jackson RR3
Bugera 6262 head
Trace Elliot straight cab
Boss NS-2
Boss DD-3
#5
why the hate
go xiphos
esp
definately get a gretsch, and play it with a drumstick. while urinating on the audience. seriously. you make no sense.
i have a 'white guitar'
#6
I used to have an LTD Viper....amazing guitar.
comes with EMG's in it stock, really can't beat it for the price.
about $150.00 cheaper than the hellraiser, and looks alot better.

only thing is, it's probably more for a rhythm guitarist than lead.
Gear
Epiphone Quilt Top Les Paul w/ EMG 81-85
Crate XT120R
Boss TU-3
EHX Metal Muff
Digitech Grunge, DF-7


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#7
Quote by FiveCentFailure
I used to have an LTD Viper....amazing guitar.
comes with EMG's in it stock, really can't beat it for the price.
about $150.00 cheaper than the hellraiser, and looks alot better.

only thing is, it's probably more for a rhythm guitarist than lead.
How so?
#8
Quote by TJM2482
How so?


well the neck isn't really very thin, so it's not as easy for fast playing.
also it just seemed like, to me, that the active emg's in this guitar made it sound better for chunky rhythm than fast lead riffs.

just my opinion though...
you think otherwise i take it?
Gear
Epiphone Quilt Top Les Paul w/ EMG 81-85
Crate XT120R
Boss TU-3
EHX Metal Muff
Digitech Grunge, DF-7


Myspace
#9
Quote by FiveCentFailure
well the neck isn't really very thin, so it's not as easy for fast playing.
also it just seemed like, to me, that the active emg's in this guitar made it sound better for chunky rhythm than fast lead riffs.

just my opinion though...
you think otherwise i take it?
Oh no, I was just interested in the Viper myself, and was hoping it was decent for leads.
#10
Quote by TJM2482
Oh no, I was just interested in the Viper myself, and was hoping it was decent for leads.

Decent yes, it is a very solid guitar all around. It has a very good sound.
But I would say that the c-1 hellraiser is probably better for leads, I've never owned one but i've played them before.

there is a price difference though, and i prefer the looks of the viper.
Gear
Epiphone Quilt Top Les Paul w/ EMG 81-85
Crate XT120R
Boss TU-3
EHX Metal Muff
Digitech Grunge, DF-7


Myspace
#11
Get an Epi G-400, put EMGs in it. Then you can be cool like me.

Edit: Hmm, I just reread the OP, if your SG is a bolt-on one, it might be worth trying a G-400, they have much nicer necks. Otherwise, this post might be a waste of time...
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Last edited by STABxYOU at Oct 8, 2007,