#1
Right now I'll have $500-$700 for a semi high end guitar and I'm looking at a couple of models.

Right now I'm looking at the Gibson SG standard, Cort's HSB-II guitar, Black PRS SE.

What would you guys suggest for a shreder?
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Digitech RP150.
#3
Oh really? got any photo links?

Nice I like the black one
It's A Long Ways To The Top If You Want To Rock & Roll

Guitars: Cort g260 w/Vintage strat pickups, Standard Sg coming soon.

Amps.
Ibanez 10 watt bass amp.
Traynor YCV CLASSIC 40 WATT ALL TUBE AMP 2x10 COMBO.

Pedals
Digitech RP150.
#5
Quote by CortFan1
Oh really? got any photo links?

Nice I like the black one



They're great guitars.


I don't know how familiiar you are with Ibanez, but basically the quality goes like this:

-GIO: these are beginner models. Nice beginner models, but still not very high end stuff

-Regular series: these are, well the regular Ibanez guitars. They're made across Asia (think Korea and such).

-Prestige series: made in Japan and a big step up from the regular series. The RG1570 is the most affordable Prestige RG, but equal in quality to some of the more expensive models.

-J Custom: a Japan-only line, so I won't go into it.


Basically, for the non-Japanese market Prestige is as good as it gets.


If you have an Ibanez dealer near you, they'll probably have one in stock.

In the event that they only have other Prestige Ibanez, just try one of those. All the Prestige bolt-on (a type of neck joint) necks are the same; so if you like the RG2550 for instance, you'll most probably like the RG1570.
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#6
Quote by XianXiuHong
Well to make a fast guitar, attach a few rockets to the input jack and light the fuse. It should go pretty fast then.


lol at that,

Try some different guitar sites and browse them, if u see one u like personally then go down ure local store and ask to play it, if it feels nice then maybe buy it, all guitars can be fast just takes the player to play it fast
#7
Quote by Bonsaischaap
I'd suggest an Ibanez RG1570;



http://www.ibanez.com/eg/guitar.aspx?m=RG1570


-not too expensive

-Prestige quality (= a good thing)

-widely available

-great trem

-comfortable, slim, neck with 24 frets


He's right. You know that?

Might need a pickup change at some point though, keep that in mind.
#8
Quote by webbtje
He's right. You know that?

Might need a pickup change at some point though, keep that in mind.





As for the pickups, don't worry about them.

They should do you fine untill you have a good idea of what you want your sound to be.


Pickup changes are pretty common these days, but without a nice, responsive, amp to play through, they're pretty pointless....
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#9
THe Rg1570 prestige is amazing, I had mine few years now, switched the bridge pickup for a Seymour duncan dimebucker and your basically ready to go. that's it. end of the line. lol

Floating trem (I think it's called Edge Pro 2 or something but I may be totally wrong) is awesome, not quite as excessive as the Original floyd on my other shred guitar but it does the job MORE than enough.
#10
for shredding, Ibanez GSZ 120 is the way
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#12
Quote by leftajarandy
THe Rg1570 prestige is amazing, I had mine few years now, switched the bridge pickup for a Seymour duncan dimebucker and your basically ready to go. that's it. end of the line. lol

Floating trem (I think it's called Edge Pro 2 or something but I may be totally wrong) is awesome, not quite as excessive as the Original floyd on my other shred guitar but it does the job MORE than enough.



Right, quick trem lesson:

-Edge Pro: same quality as an OFR and found on the RG1570

-Edge Pro 2: budget trem which has been replaced by the Edge III. Avoid.

The Edge Pro on the RG1570 should be working just fine.

Again, pickup switches are not necessary; especially if you haven't got a nice amp yet.

Quote by Saffron_Inferno
for shredding, Ibanez GSZ 120 is the way


That's more of a beginners guitar than a shredder's instrument.
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#13
Thanks mates, I have the idea for my sound I want to sound like ac/dc but a bit mroe gain and then I want to sound like fleetwood a little.
It's A Long Ways To The Top If You Want To Rock & Roll

Guitars: Cort g260 w/Vintage strat pickups, Standard Sg coming soon.

Amps.
Ibanez 10 watt bass amp.
Traynor YCV CLASSIC 40 WATT ALL TUBE AMP 2x10 COMBO.

Pedals
Digitech RP150.
#14
Try both the Ibanez RG1570 and the Jackson DK2M.
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#15
Quote by Slayer566
Try both the Ibanez RG1570 and the Jackson DK2M.
I'll try them.
It's A Long Ways To The Top If You Want To Rock & Roll

Guitars: Cort g260 w/Vintage strat pickups, Standard Sg coming soon.

Amps.
Ibanez 10 watt bass amp.
Traynor YCV CLASSIC 40 WATT ALL TUBE AMP 2x10 COMBO.

Pedals
Digitech RP150.