#1
I'm getting a new guitar pretty soon. I play mainly metal (Arch Enemy, Job for a cowboy) and some alternative (smashing pumpkins, red hot chili peppers) as well. I've saved up about 650 USD. I've been looking at these guitars.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-RGT42FX-Electric-Guitar?sku=512399

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-VBlade-VBT700-Electric-Guitar?sku=512556

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Jackson-DK2-Dinky-Electric-Guitar?sku=511668

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Jackson-RR3-Rhoads-Pro-Electric-Guitar?sku=512230


which one should I get. Other suggestions are welcome as well.
#2
The DK2 or the RGT becuase the Rhoads and V Blade have really bad upper fret access.and arent very comfy.
#4
I like Ibanez better but out of YOUR selection, the Jacksons are better.

for Ibanez, try the RG550 20th Anniversary or RG1570 and compare
#6
the RR3. the duncans are great
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#7
The Dinky, its perfect for your styles.
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#8
The Jackson Dk2. Better construction, and higher quality parts than the Ibanez. Extremely versatile too.
#9
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I like Ibanez better but out of YOUR selection, the Jacksons are better.

for Ibanez, try the RG550 20th Anniversary or RG1570 and compare


those are a little out of my price range
#10
out of the selection i'd prefer the Jackson RR3 pro guitar.
i love the floyd rose tremolo on it and i love the classic rhoads design... it looks kick ass
the only thing it's missing for me is a couple of Active EMG pickups!
jackson's are great for metal.
#11
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yeah that sounds cool but is it very durable?

Yeah, the C1 Hellraiser is a pretty solid (literally and figuratively) choice.
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#12
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yeah that sounds cool but is it very durable?

Oh yes very... This honestly is my favorite guitar, despite the thousand dollar guitars out there, it plays the music I like amazingly... (Job for a cowboy, Arch Enemy, Emmure, Bring me the Horizon, ETC)
#13
Get the Dinky. They are amazing.
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#16
Quote by Galapogos
The DK2 or the RGT becuase the Rhoads and V Blade have really bad upper fret access.and arent very comfy.

95% of all the people who say that Rhoads V's have bad upper fret access and aren't comfy either have never played a Rhoads V or don't know how to sit with them.

When it comes down to the hardware, I don't suggest the DK2 because of the two single coils. Not too great to shred on IMO because of the buzz. As for the other 3, try before you buy. Personally based on looks alone, definitely go for the Rhoads V.
#17
jackson dk all the way i got one its great..i put in a OFR and a dimebucker and its best guitar ive ever had =p
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#18
i accidently hit post..i wasnt done lol..

the FR on the Dk is pretty decent no were as good at a OFR but its pretty close.

And the duncs on it are nice there real =p...i like the 2 single coil and a hum

The "transparent blue" looks alot better then the red. ( I am talkin about the lefty version never played a righty but i would assume it is same quaility..)
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Quote by Vittu0666
95% of all the people who say that Rhoads V's have bad upper fret access and aren't comfy either have never played a Rhoads V or don't know how to sit with them.

When it comes down to the hardware, I don't suggest the DK2 because of the two single coils. Not too great to shred on IMO because of the buzz. As for the other 3, try before you buy. Personally based on looks alone, definitely go for the Rhoads V.


They are hum-cancelling singles, I have the DK-2, they're awesome for shredding with, that and the bands he listed don't really 'shred'
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#20
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that's a little out of my price range

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Quote by Vittu0666
95% of all the people who say that Rhoads V's have bad upper fret access and aren't comfy either have never played a Rhoads V or don't know how to sit with them.

When it comes down to the hardware, I don't suggest the DK2 because of the two single coils. Not too great to shred on IMO because of the buzz. As for the other 3, try before you buy. Personally based on looks alone, definitely go for the Rhoads V.

I actually have played a Rhoads,the RR3 to be exact and I know how to sit with them.Flying V guitars are just simply uncomfortable.I would rather have a guitar where I can sit how I want with out some horn or wing jabbing me in whatever.They just arent very,I dont know easy to play.I want to play with my guitar not fight it.You may like your Rhoads,but I'm just expressing what I think.
#24
instead of dk2, id say dk2m for the dual humbuckers.
and its cooler, imo
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#25
I'd go for either the VBT or the RR3 for sure for the better playability and ease of shred. I think the VBT has the edge over the two becuase of superior neck joint and pickups.
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those are a little out of my price range

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#28
I have to say that I'm more impressed with the single SD's on my DK2 than the SD humbucker. I've been thinking about moving the humbucker to my Yamaha RGX and getting a DiMarzio Tone Zone for my Dinky. But overall, I love my Jackson.
#29
I'd go for the RR3 there awesome you wont be disapointed
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#30
I'd personally agree with saving up for the RG1570
BUT if you really dont want to, get the dinky.