#1
At this stage Im really just looking, but what would be a great guitar (2nd hand most probable right now) for around 2 grand Australian?

I would like something with a maple finger board.
Very thin neck.
Maybe scalloped upper frets.
SSH configuration or SSS
Preferably something I dont need to swap the pickups out of or do any modding to make it sound awesome. Not a big fan of Fenders either, any other unique brands?
Gear.
Peters Chimaira tube amp
Harley Benton 2xv30's
IbanezS470(evo,paf)
Jackson dinky select series USA
ESP LTD EC1000VB
MI audio boostnbuff+crunchbox
Carbon copy MXR + smart gate
#2
godin makes some good guitars -- I have one and REALLY like it. It is the same quality as guitars for 3 times the price. I like my pickups, but then again, thats preference, you may wanna swap out a good set for a set you deem better anyway.

A high/middle end jackson might suit you, but they are owned by fender...

schecter pumps out some nice guitars, mostly HH configurations though.

just go to a guitar shop and try a bunch out.
Gear:

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MIM strat
peavey jsx 2x12 combo
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#3
i'd say a higher-end Ibanez.
they're mostly SSH, and are pretty much made for speed.
thin necks, great sound, and stand out in the crowd. :]

by the way, don't get a Jackson.
i think they're pieces of **** with wires in 'em.
#4
Quote by foob85
i'd say a higher-end Ibanez.
they're mostly SSH, and are pretty much made for speed.
thin necks, great sound, and stand out in the crowd. :]

by the way, don't get a Jackson.
i think they're pieces of **** with wires in 'em.


really, I've known a lot of people that liked them. I didn't think they were bad at all.

I personally don't like ibanez much. Their necks feel awkward to me. I like jackson's neck a lot better personally...

just go to a store and try stuff out.

and don't limit yourself to SSH either. Try other guitars. You may find you like the humbuckers better. I actually do, especially for distorted tones...
Gear:

Jackson dk2m
MIM strat
peavey jsx 2x12 combo
Recording King RDC-26
Digitch RP1000
Crybaby 535Q
#5
ibanez prestige? im not to sure how australian currency matches out but theyre about 1k us which i believe is around 600-700 euro. and i probably got that wrong

anyways, ibanez has a bit of a good rep for neo classical.
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#6
I already own a Ibanez S470 with a ZR trem and a evo in the bridge and a paf pro in the neck. That is more for straight out shred and rock/metal.

Im really looking at something specialised. A nice bright sound. What higher end Ibanez's should I check out? Dont want a Jem or a Universe.
Gear.
Peters Chimaira tube amp
Harley Benton 2xv30's
IbanezS470(evo,paf)
Jackson dinky select series USA
ESP LTD EC1000VB
MI audio boostnbuff+crunchbox
Carbon copy MXR + smart gate
#7
Quote by foob85
i'd say a higher-end Ibanez.
they're mostly SSH, and are pretty much made for speed.
thin necks, great sound, and stand out in the crowd. :]

by the way, don't get a Jackson.
i think they're pieces of **** with wires in 'em.

mostly SSH? ibanezes are almost exclusively HSH and the ones that arent are HH

and there is nothing wrong with Jacksons either

EDIT: i think even though you dont like them fenders would be great, just ask malmsteen and blackmoore. failing that id look at a HSS jackson soloist or maybe an old charvel or something.
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#8
What about a high end Carvin? Im pretty sure you can customize them too.

Godin sound good. Ill have a look.
Gear.
Peters Chimaira tube amp
Harley Benton 2xv30's
IbanezS470(evo,paf)
Jackson dinky select series USA
ESP LTD EC1000VB
MI audio boostnbuff+crunchbox
Carbon copy MXR + smart gate
#9
I'd either go with a carvin custom, or get a body with all the hardware and electronics, and get a warmoth neck made. I'm probably going to get a warmoth neck with half scallop, AAA birdseye next summer to put on my strat.

By the way, you couldn't get scalloped frets with a wizard neck, unless you did it yourself and risked breaking the neck sometime.
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#10
Quote by Diamond Dave
mostly SSH? ibanezes are almost exclusively HSH and the ones that arent are HH

and there is nothing wrong with Jacksons either

EDIT: i think even though you dont like them fenders would be great, just ask malmsteen and blackmoore. failing that id look at a HSS jackson soloist or maybe an old charvel or something.


almost right.
most are HSH, some are HH, and the rest are HSS (the SA series are all HSS)


and something that matches your exact wants, is Yngwie Malmsteem's signature
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#11
Quote by foob85
i'd say a higher-end Ibanez.
they're mostly SSH, and are pretty much made for speed.
thin necks, great sound, and stand out in the crowd. :]

by the way, don't get a Jackson.
i think they're pieces of **** with wires in 'em.

Stand out in the crowd? Half the electric guitars in use today are probably Ibanezes. Well, maybe not. But certainly more than Jacksons. And may I ask exactly why you deem Jacksons POSes with wires stuck in them?
#12
Stratocasters always scream neo-classical.
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#13
Quote by foob85
i'd say a higher-end Ibanez.
they're mostly SSH, and are pretty much made for speed.
thin necks, great sound, and stand out in the crowd. :]

by the way, don't get a Jackson.
i think they're pieces of **** with wires in 'em.


u dont own a good jackson how the f*ck do u know
#14
Ibanez can get you some good Neo-classical sounds, but the Malmsteen signature strat has that extra bit of "shredding-with-singlecoils" charm.

Keep in mind though, that whilst the Malmsteen strat has the features you want, it also has a fatter neck than most Ibanez guitars, so try it out first.

As far as Ibanez and scalloping goes, only the Jem is scalloped at the factory (not full but only the last four frets).

Anyway, if your wondering if you can properly shred in the neo classical tradition on an Ibanez, wonder no more:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=qBLo4ZKZDLo

http://youtube.com/watch?v=_dNxshHlp4w&mode=related&search=

http://youtube.com/watch?v=yW7L1XRpFjU
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#15
Quote by MrDURPEEDURP
almost right.
most are HSH, some are HH, and the rest are HSS (the SA series are all HSS)


and something that matches your exact wants, is Yngwie Malmsteem's signature
fender.
everything fits what you're lookin for.

i forgot all about the SA series... oh well nobody uses them anyway

the carvin idea sounds good, IMO you should be after an alder guitar and after that it shouldnt really matter
#16
Ive tried the Ynwgie signature. I didn't like it, I didnt want all the frets scalloped. Neck was way to big for what I was used too, and didnt like the body and over all colour and look of the guitar.

The guitars I have currently are:
Ibanez S470 (with evo and paf pro)
Ibanez Sa160 (with tonezone)

Im really looking at spending a heap on my next one. Something unique sounding. Might aslo try swapping out my tube amp. Whats a good amp that would suit?
Gear.
Peters Chimaira tube amp
Harley Benton 2xv30's
IbanezS470(evo,paf)
Jackson dinky select series USA
ESP LTD EC1000VB
MI audio boostnbuff+crunchbox
Carbon copy MXR + smart gate
#17
Peavey JSX, and an Ibanez S470.

Can you hear the angels heavenly chorus with that combo? I can.
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#18
How much would a peavey JSX cost in Australia?
Gear.
Peters Chimaira tube amp
Harley Benton 2xv30's
IbanezS470(evo,paf)
Jackson dinky select series USA
ESP LTD EC1000VB
MI audio boostnbuff+crunchbox
Carbon copy MXR + smart gate
#19
About $1300 or around there. A lot less if you can find a used one, but they're damn well worth the price you pay.
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#20
These are the halfstack versions your talking about?

EDIT: Yeah they are, head and a cab for 1300$? Your sure? Sounds rather cheap for a tube head. 100 watts?
Gear.
Peters Chimaira tube amp
Harley Benton 2xv30's
IbanezS470(evo,paf)
Jackson dinky select series USA
ESP LTD EC1000VB
MI audio boostnbuff+crunchbox
Carbon copy MXR + smart gate
#21
They come in combos too. The JSX is extremely versatile. Maybe a 6505 if you want some major overdrive.
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#24
Quote by godofshred
ibanez andy timmons are awesome if you wanna stray away from the typical "shred = RG" thing

but rg own



sorry, they seem sterile and lack "something" to me.
dont like them

that my opinion though...jsut like that was your opinion


lo pro edge > ZR trem if you get an older RG btw...srsly
#25
Quote by godofshred

sorry, they seem sterile and lack "something" to me.
dont like them

that my opinion though...jsut like that was your opinion


lo pro edge > ZR trem if you get an older RG btw...srsly


Well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.
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#26
Well a strat would effectively be good as many neo-classical players seem to play strats (Jason becker (seen him with a strat), Joe Stump, Yngwie etc) but I'm not sure as to if you'd find one good for neo-classical straighht out the box, but I'd definately suggest carvin, for anything really!
#27
Quote by Colgate Total
Well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.


if your trying to make a point on the trems, then no..the lo pro holds tunings better, has a better arm holder and arm, ...theres lots.

and if your trying to be a twat..youve succeded, well done
#29
i back carvin... expensive but teacher has one plays like a dream, better than the 80s jems
#30
Carvin it is then!!!
Gear.
Peters Chimaira tube amp
Harley Benton 2xv30's
IbanezS470(evo,paf)
Jackson dinky select series USA
ESP LTD EC1000VB
MI audio boostnbuff+crunchbox
Carbon copy MXR + smart gate