#1
Hello every one. I have never played a guitar in my life but will be learning as soon as i get my hands on it. I am about to go and purchase a new guitar, so before doing that I thought of asking you guys to give me some suggestions.

I love Metal, and want the best electric guitar that i can practice on as a beginner(budget is 200-300$ for guitar). Also please tell me which amp should i buy, bcoz most of the time i will be playing in my bedroom and want something that will give me good sound. Last question for u guys, do i need to upgrade to better pick ups?
Please help me out here. I am a total noob. A friend told me to go for any one of these> like the ESP LTD F 50 or the ESP LTD EX 50 but still want suggestions from all of you because then only i will be convinced.
#2
The ESP LTD 50 series (M50, F50, etc.) are excellent beginner metal guitars... my first guitar was a Viper 50, pretty good for only 200 bucks.

In the amp department, I'd go with a cheap modelling amp, either a Vox or Roland Cube. Steer clear of Line 6, your virgin ears may like the tones coming from it at first, but once you develop an ear for metal tone you'll start to resent your purchase. Trust me, I did.

You won't need to worry about replacing pickups for a while... not until you get better and you buy more expensive guitars. Replacing the pickups in a sub-300 or 400 dollar guitar isn't very economical.

#3
maybe get a versatile guitar at first, then when you see whether your willing to put more money into it then buy a good metal guitar
plus metal is influenced by many styles so your better off with a versatile guitar at first to learn these styles, metal is (for the most part) fast and technical, no one can start on it well.
also your amp will affect your tone most.
#4
Thank you fellaz
A distortion pedal is not required? and what do u all think about Schecter guitars?
Help much appreciated. Thank you
#5
to start, get an LTD EC or viper 50, sumthing like that. ibanezes are sed to b very good too
and im gonna get so much **** for this, but a line 6 spider lll. they may not b the best amps, but for a beginner playing metal, they are more than sufficient

and schecters are great but above ur price range.
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I'd say check out any Jackson JS30. They are all the same as far as hardware goes but the body is different. You could try a Dinky, Warrior, Kelly, or RR V. A Roland Cube 20X would be a great amp too.

My first rig was a Jackson JS30 and Roland 15X. It cost me $400 and was an amazing combo for a nub metalhead.
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Thank you fellaz
A distortion pedal is not required? and what do u all think about Schecter guitars?
Help much appreciated. Thank you


With modeling amps like the Roland Cube and Line 6 (don't buy a Line 6, please), you don't need a distortion pedal. The amps themselves are pretty much a stack of pedals, you get metal sounds, classic rock, cleans, etc... everything a beginner needs to decide what kind of guitar playing he/she likes.

Non-modeling amps ("two-channel" amps, etc.) usually only have two sounds - clean and distortion. The distortion may not be to your liking, and that is why you may buy a distortion pedal. But with modeling amps, there is no need for a pedal because there are so many types of distortions!

Schecters are good, but they tend to have thicker necks and beefier dimensions. They are excellent guitars... it's all down to personal preference. Since you've never played guitar, you're better off with something less specialized, by that I mean less unique qualities, like an ESP or Ibanez.
#9
I’m a newbie... have been for almost 2 years. I did a ton of research on what guitar and amp to buy. After many annoying questions and posts here I chose an Ibanez RG321MH and a Roland Micro Cube. Love both. Unfortunately I didn’t really stick with the guitar so I haven’t progressed in learning how to use the thing. Lately I have picked it up more often. But anyways I have friends who have been playing for years and they were surprised about the great sound the guitar had for such a low price. Also they loved the Micro Cube with all its settings to choose form. The cube is all the amp you will need to start off with, I really think you should look no further for what amp, go with the cube, it’s cheap, and has tons of functionality to it.

But as Veteran on these forums told me almost 2 years ago, make sure that you love the guitar you end up picking. It will help keep you motivated, because learning to play the guitar is FREAKING HARD.
#10
It doesn't really matter too much what you get at this stage, you need to learn to simply play the guitar before you'll be playing any metal competently. Just don't get disheartened - you won't be able to simply pick the thing up and start busting out metal riffs, you'll have to spend a good few months on the basics, just playing simple (ie not metal) songs using chords then gradually progressing to barre chords, riffs and lead stuff.

BillPana's recommendation is spot on though, it's ther perfect beginner setup with a view to playing metal.
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#11
Thank you everybody. Well, i got just a few more things that i feel i should ask you fellaz before i make a hasty decision. I am gonna pick up any one from the the three guitars. My Guitar teacher says that i must buy the LTD MH-50 or the MH-100(both comes with tremolo)...on the other hand there is a very close friend of mine who says to go in for the Ibanez RG321MH(without tremolo and non locking tuners).

According to my teacher the MH series is a combination of both the M and the H. Is the Ibanez RG321MH, LTD MH-50 or MH-100 in the same league if i compare it?

I dont even know which series is superior, is it the F, M, MH, MH-NT or the MH-QMNT?. I want a feature packed guitar. Please enlighten my brain and to be frank with u all, i am still extremely confused. I don't want to regret later and put my self in depression.
#12
Your teacher is a noob

The "MH" refers to the fact that they have a mahogany body. In all honesty I'd take the Ibanez, it's better value. Besides, you do NOT want a guitar with a floating tremolo as your first one, they're an absolute nightmare for a beginner. It takes time to develop control and lightness off touch and if you're even a little heavy handed with a floating bridge it sends it out of tune momentarily.
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#13
ibanez or peavy is probably good if you want something cheap that still sounds decent.
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BTW i came to know that the Ibanez RG321MH has INF-3 at the neck and an INF-4 at the bridge, they're passive pick ups so you can't replace them with like an EMG 81 or anything like that. SO what do you think i must put? I could be wrong but thats what i read online.

What do you guys say about the Seymour Duncan JB/'59 combo?
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Quote by moddy2
BTW i came to know that the Ibanez RG321MH has INF-3 at the neck and an INF-4 at the bridge, they're passive pick ups so you can't replace them with like an EMG 81 or anything like that. SO what do you think i must put? I could be wrong but thats what i read online.

What do you guys say about the Seymour Duncan JB/'59 combo?

You won't replace those for a while. You need a better amp before you will hear much difference between pick ups. Go with the Roland microcube, I have one and its great. Then go for a guitar that like like the feel of.
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Roland cube 30x (Or Micro cube, either is awesome)

Since you don't know how much you're going to mature as a guitarist, I'd say keep it safe and get a Squier Fat strat.

Squiers were built for modding.
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Roland cube 30x (Or Micro cube, either is awesome)

Since you don't know how much you're going to mature as a guitarist, I'd say keep it safe and get a Squier Fat strat.

Squiers were built for modding.

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#19
I think a Perfect choice would be a RG2ex1 and a Palomino V8 with a Digitech Bad monkey OD...
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I think a Perfect choice would be a RG2ex1 and a Palomino V8 with a Digitech Bad monkey OD...

Thats good too. Schecter has a thicker neck, Ibanez has thinner neck. Amp would be more complicated, but I don't know about it. I have a microcube and it is awesome.
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Ill say Schecter Omen 6 + Epi valve junior ( or blackheart) + a dist pedal.

You will probably keep that for 1 -2 years since its seriously awsome
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No no no no

for the amp get the 15 watt randell amp, they do killer metal amps or the 10 watt kerry king signature amp
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