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#1
I've only been playing for a few months and bought $300 Schecter for my first guitar.

There's a few friends I want to play with and I'd like to play rhythm guitar. I plan on gettin a new guitar within a year or so. I don't really know what guitar would be best for rhythm though.

My favorite bands are the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Velvet Revolver, Boston a lotta classic rock, some CCR.

I don't want to spend too much. 700$? Perhaps that could get me a good rythm guitar.

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#2
What amp do you have?

What's wrong with the guitar you have now?
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#3
just get a good pick up for rythm i mean thats a cheaper alternative than buying a whole new ****ing guitar
#4
Get a Gibson or Epiphone. Something with humbuckers. I bought my Gibson Faded V for 400 bucks new.

What amp do you have?
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#5
I find Les Pauls to be perfect for what you are looking to accomplish. You can go with either a used Gibson LP Studio, maybe a faded, or a standard Epi LP. Should do the trick.
#6
Dude, how can you not be happy with a schecter. If it is the omen just drop a dimarzio in the bridge and your all set. That will set you back less than $100. Spend the rest of your 700 on a decent tube amp.
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tele, maybe the thinline witth or without humbuckers or the baja.
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#8
Any LP would work great. I have 2 an Epi and Washburn, both work very well for the style of music you listed.
My Epi is listed in the for sale section.
#9
Epiphone Casino. Used by the Beatles, especially Lennon. Just stuff a shirt in the body to cut down on the feedback if you're playing high-gain stuff, you should be all set.

Retail is $600.
#10
Thank you guys, I'll keep all this is mind. I haven't picked out an amp of my own yet either. I use my friends. Next timne I use it I'll check out the specs
#11
Oh, I'd say right now the amp is going to be more important than a second guitar, especially if you don't have one of your own yet.
#12
whatever you do dont get the epiphone standard i have the custom dont get me wrong its a great guitar but the epi stan isnt ganna pull doing rythm unless you get bettor pups for it so just dont get it or even consider it i would say get a shecter C-1 FR i have the classic shecter and it uses the same pups the FR does they are clear clean and warm and boy do they have tone and plus the the FR has a whammy bar
i say go for the shecter FR its pretty cheap for the pups you get out of it id say the pickups alone are about 1/3 of what the guitar cost just try it out you will be amazed
these things go for 450 and ****ing sht are they worth more than what you pay for them
#13
yah and i agree with the other guy serius sht just buy a pick up for it and buy a descent amp but like i said if your looking for a serious upgrade that is hella hella cheap get the shecter i mentioned
#14
^He said rhythm guitars; I fail to see your point on the C-1 FR.
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#16
Yeah, unless your guitar is literally falling apart to the point where it can't be fixed.
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#17
no, it isn't I just wanted to get an idea in my head. Some people here believe I really don't even need another guitar. I wasn't sure if mine was good for rhythm, nor do I even know how an tell a rhythm guitar
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#21
If you need a new tone, just drop a new pup in the bridge. Get a tube amp... Fender FTW!
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^^ hehe hows that mark coming on?


chugga chugga chugga screech ...haha i need to learn to be a better technical rhythm guitarist. kinda John Fruciante-esque or John mayer. hmmmm they both are johns...

EDIT: ^ for his style a fender wouldnt be right. maybe a JCM800 combo. or a classic 30
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#23
ok, cause people keep on telling me to get a decent ryhthm guitar if I want to play rhythm.

I guess I'll start looking for amps then
#24
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whatever you do dont get the epiphone standard i have the custom dont get me wrong its a great guitar but the epi stan isnt ganna pull doing rythm unless you get bettor pups for it so just dont get it or even consider it i would say get a shecter C-1 FR i have the classic shecter and it uses the same pups the FR does they are clear clean and warm and boy do they have tone and plus the the FR has a whammy bar
i say go for the shecter FR its pretty cheap for the pups you get out of it id say the pickups alone are about 1/3 of what the guitar cost just try it out you will be amazed
these things go for 450 and ****ing sht are they worth more than what you pay for them

I'm sorry, but All I heard was "Blah Blah Blah"

Thats way to hard to read.
#25
true
get yourself a good amp and exercise on your guitar....
btw schecter make great guitars.....so you better keep it!!!
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#26
Thanks for the advice everyone, I'll get looking for a good amp, most likely in the next month or so.
I was under the impression my guitar sucked, but then again I don't know much about guitars
#27
Rhythm guitar and lead guitar aren't two different type of guitars, they're two different types of how you play your guitar.
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My favorite bands are the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Velvet Revolver, Boston a lotta classic rock, some CCR.

I don't want to spend too much. 700$?


Look for a Peavey Classic 30 or Delta Blues on the used market. Should run less than $400, and it'll handle all those bands with ease. You'll have plenty left over for an outstanding OD pedal and a pick-up upgrade for your guitar, and you'll be sounding great.

Your amp accounts for -conservatively- 80-90% of your tone. Most important item in your chain BY FAR.
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#29
ok sweet. My parents told me theyd get me a gift certificate for Guitar center this Christmas. I plan on puttin it to good use.
#32
yea true first get a new amp (if you can effort Delta blues will be great)
than buy some nice pickups for your schecter
and than learn to play guitar
and after 3 years post us your improvements on youtube!
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#34
Are there any cheaper amps that are good too? Like ones that aren't 400 bucks?
#35
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my gear:

guitar: Schecter c1 classic
amp: Engl fireball
box: Engl v30 4x12
effects: g-major
in future: ESP eclipse, PRS Custom 24...
#36
that one is a possibilty. I take it that one goes well with the previous requirements in the thread
#37
you will love it
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#38
Quote by the-kid66
whatever you do dont get the epiphone standard i have the custom dont get me wrong its a great guitar but the epi stan isnt ganna pull doing rythm unless you get bettor pups for it so just dont get it or even consider it i would say get a shecter C-1 FR i have the classic shecter and it uses the same pups the FR does they are clear clean and warm and boy do they have tone and plus the the FR has a whammy bar
i say go for the shecter FR its pretty cheap for the pups you get out of it id say the pickups alone are about 1/3 of what the guitar cost just try it out you will be amazed
these things go for 450 and ****ing sht are they worth more than what you pay for them


Epi customs are the same as the standards, just different make up. The C-1 FR does NOT have the same pickups. The FR is Active, and the Classic uses passive pickups.

Learn to use a PERIOD.

First priority should be the amp, and then the guitar. Look at a C-1 Classic, it's hella sexy.
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#39
but for his favorite bands... i think a les paul would be nice...

i like the Classic w/ Quilt Top version from epiphone. hot ceramic pickups, thin neck compared to other epiphones. and it looks quite nice too.
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but for his favorite bands... i think a les paul would be nice...

i like the Classic w/ Quilt Top version from epiphone. hot ceramic pickups, thin neck compared to other epiphones. and it looks quite nice too.


He doesn't have to be confined to a set guitar just for his genre. Tom Morello used a Telecaster, and Rage against the machine was considered metal. I have an LP and a C-1. Get the C-1.
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