#1
ive been playing for a few years now but mainly classic rock and blues however recently ive been bitten by the metal bug. however im unable to cope with the speed of the riffing. are there any exercises i can employ to improve this?

i currently use a vintage av1 les paul copy which is not really that great at downtuning. is it worth me buying a metal guitar? and if so what? (up to £500max)
amp wise i use a kustom 'high voltage' amp which i ma very happy with.

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#2
Minarik Inferno

It sounds surprisingly good, very full frequency response and lots of resonance.
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Minarik Inferno

It sounds surprisingly good, very full frequency response and lots of resonance.


IMO that's one ugly guitar. I'm not familiar with prices over there, but if you want a good metal guitar without a trem, the ESP Viper 400 is awesome. If you want a Floyd, then go with an ESP M-400 or a Jackson RR3 or DKMG.

As for technique and all that, just grab a good book. I probably sound like a broken record by now, but Speed Mechanics for Lead Guitar by Troy Stetina really helps with speed. Not just in solos but in general riffage, and plus it will get you into the wonderful world of metal soloing, my personal favorite type of guitar playing.
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#4
get higher gage strings

i reccomend

ernie ball
skinny top heavy bottom

there great for downtuning
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#5
FUA, i've seen you recommend that a few times now. Is it really so good tonally that it makes up for the abysmal appearance? lol
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FUA, i've seen you recommend that a few times now. Is it really so good tonally that it makes up for the abysmal appearance? lol


lol...lets not forget the Michael Kelly Patriot.

TS..id recomend a esp EC of some kind if you're a fan of the les paul body
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