#1
I haven't played a guitar in my life, so I am a complete beginner when dealing with both accoustics and electrics. I do have experience with music in general, since I have played other instruments. Because I mainly listen to and plan on playing metal or harder rock, I was wondering what a good beginner's electric guitar would be for playing such a style of music. I realize how each part of the guitar is supposed to affect its sound (the pickups, etc.), but with my budget at around $250 right now, I'm probably going to be limited to purchasing a value package or something. So I can't really be picky with sound, but all I want is the best valued electric guitar package for playing metal at around $250. I'll probably stick with the practice amp that'll come with it at least until I get more comfortable with the instrument. Can anyone recommend a package that might suit what I want? I just don't wanna get something that falls apart in a couple of months, because I don't know the different between an Ibanez, BC Rich, etc (in terms of quality). I was considering the BC Rich Avenge SOB package, it seems pretty good judging from reviews, but any help would be welcomed.
#3
I think it would be smarter to save up until you can afford equipment that you aren't going to sell in 6 months.
#4
Well it's not really about saving up the money, because I have the money. My 'rents just won't let me spend so much on my first guitar.
#5
An regarding gunnerthekiwi's post, that still costs more than one of those value packages and starts pushing the price closer to around $300. Is buying that guitar and amp you suggested really better than buying a package, not necessarily the BC Rich I first showed. 'Cause the packages usually come with other components like the cables, case, strap, etc etc. I didn't want to spend too much buying everything separately, especially since I wanted a death metal effects pedal too (which I'll have to get separately). Just trying to keep everything below $300.
#6
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#7
+ a trillion on MicroCube. Won't take distortion pedals well, but it already has very good distortion.
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#8
Thanks for the replies. I'll probably purchase the Ibanez IJX121 Metal Guitar Jumpstart Package from the first link of divinecrossfire's post. I was considering buying that before too. If I like, I might upgrade the pickups to EMG 81's or 85's and get a better amp too, but that should work for now at least. The fact that it comes with an amp makes it a good buy.
#9
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Thanks for the replies. I'll probably purchase the Ibanez IJX121 Metal Guitar Jumpstart Package from the first link of divinecrossfire's post. I was considering buying that before too. If I like, I might upgrade the pickups to EMG 81's or 85's and get a better amp too, but that should work for now at least. The fact that it comes with an amp makes it a good buy.

Since you're just starting, I doubt you will even notice a need to change the pickups. No need to buy EMGs for a starter guitar and within a year buy a better guitar. Get that Ibanez package, looks good for starters.
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#10
The microcube will sound so much better. Don't let the word metal fool you!
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