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#1
Two things came to me:

1.) My love for V shape was reinforced. Dating back to playing some mid-end BC Rich Kerry King signature, to other models, I have come to the conclusion that I must get a V.

2.) I don't really like the Floyd Rose as much as I thought I would. Sure the divebombs would be awesome, but I switch tunings a lot, and well, I'm lazy.

So, I'm probably gonna buy a new guitar in June.

I need suggestions.

I'm thinking an RR5, or a Schecter Hellraiser V.

Any others I should take into consideration?
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#2
The Alexi 600 is very nice for it's price. If you're willing to spend about 1100-1200 on the RR5, don't. It isn't as good as the 600 imo. Ofcourse, you could always look into a Gibson V.
#3
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The Alexi 600 is very nice for it's price. If you're willing to spend about 1100-1200 on the RR5, don't. It isn't as good as the 600 imo. Ofcourse, you could always look into a Gibson V.


Well, I'm looking for a hardtail. I thought the RR5 was amazing when I played it?

It's a preference thing I suppose.

I'm not really willing to shell out two grand for a Gibby, and the lower end models really aren't my thing.
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#4
Woops, forgot you didn't want a FR. Well in that case, RR5 is probably your best bet for it's price. Such a shame Gibsons are overpriced to such an extent.
#5
Quote by \Powerslave/
Woops, forgot you didn't want a FR. Well in that case, RR5 is probably your best bet for it's price. Such a shame Gibsons are overpriced to such an extent.


Yeah, I know. If they were lowered to 1500-1800 I might consider buying one.
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#6
The Gison Faded Vs are actually really nice. They play well and sound great imo. Better than LP Standards anyway :P

EDIT: Plus they're pretty cheap.
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#7
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Better than LP Standards anyway :P


Heathen!!

I want something geared towards metal a bit more. And the Jackson has some SDs, so I'm leaning towards it. I just wanna know if there are any others besides Gibsons?
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#8
You can find Gibson V's in mint condition second hand for less than 1000$.
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#9
RR5 all the way imo. Better Quality than every other V in that price range.
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#10
The RR5 is definitely gonna be a great choice. If you can afford it, go for it.
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#11
Arnt the gibson v's only around 1200?
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#12
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Heathen!!

I want something geared towards metal a bit more. And the Jackson has some SDs, so I'm leaning towards it. I just wanna know if there are any others besides Gibsons?

I thought the Flying V was perfect for metal lol. I plugged it in, chugged out Metallica's 'Battery', and absolutely loved it. It does metal so well and the PHs are so sweet.
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i havent played the others but i love my RR5, its amazing to play with live and it looks cool and the pickups are really good
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#15
You might also consider some Dave Mustaine Sigs. The Dean VMNT1 is excellent, so is his ESP DV8 and the DV8-R.
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#17
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Thw razoe back is nothing like the alexi sig!
with that said take a look at this, its a comparison of some v's in that price range.
just click here
Edit: you may also want to check out the new schector(sp?) flying v's with the coil spilt emg i thin it's like 600-700.
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#20
I agree with Dave's Dean VMNT as an alternative to the RR5.

I love Jackson, and I usually don't like Dean, but those are great V's from what I've played. There will be a very different sound from one another though, so try both and see which you like more.

Where the RR5 is a maple neck and alder body with a rosewood fingerboard, with the VMNT you'll be getting a mahogany neck and body, and ebony fingerboard. With the RR5 you'll be getting Duncan TB4 passives, and with the VMNT, Duncan LiveWire actives. RR5 also only has 22 frets, where the VMNT has 24.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Dean-Dave-Mustaine-V-VMNT1-Signature-Electric-Guitar-514043-i1321369.gc

And it'll be cheaper than the RR5.

If you care about looks, the "Angel of Deth" will rise to the the price of the RR5, but get this paintjob.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Dean-Dave-Mustaine-VMNT-Angel-of-Deth-Electric-Guitar-516229-i1392329.gc
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#22
i'd say look into an Epiphone V.
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#25
id go with the RR5 if I were you.

FAR superior to the schecter V's (and thats if I ignore how ugly those things are).

All things considered man..i really would go with the rr5 if u are looking for a hard tail.
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#26
Quote by Delanoir
I agree with Dave's Dean VMNT as an alternative to the RR5.

I love Jackson, and I usually don't like Dean, but those are great V's from what I've played. There will be a very different sound from one another though, so try both and see which you like more.

Where the RR5 is a maple neck and alder body with a rosewood fingerboard, with the VMNT you'll be getting a mahogany neck and body, and ebony fingerboard. With the RR5 you'll be getting Duncan TB4 passives, and with the VMNT, Duncan LiveWire actives. RR5 also only has 22 frets, where the VMNT has 24.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Dean-Dave-Mustaine-V-VMNT1-Signature-Electric-Guitar-514043-i1321369.gc

And it'll be cheaper than the RR5.

If you care about looks, the "Angel of Deth" will rise to the the price of the RR5, but get this paintjob.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Dean-Dave-Mustaine-VMNT-Angel-of-Deth-Electric-Guitar-516229-i1392329.gc

The RR5 is built in Japan, while the Dean is made in China or soemthing.

Thr RR5 is a better guitar
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The RR5 is built in Japan, while the Dean is made in China or soemthing.

Thr RR5 is a better guitar


Oh, well that completely settles it then

Next time, actually back up your statements with research, like I clearly did.

It's also largely personal taste.
#29
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i'd say look into an Epiphone V.
I have a vested interest in this topic as well. I've got a serious hard-on for Vs and Explorers, and as soon as my PRS is gone, I might have to grab one.

How's the Epiphone V? It's string-through, so I assume it has nice sustain?

And how's the Schecter V?
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#30
Schecter Hellraiser V1


CONSTRUCTION/SCALE: Set-Neck w/ Ultra Access / 25.5”
BODY: Mahogany w/ Quilted Maple Top
NECK/FINGERBOARD: 3-pc Mahogany / Rosewood
FRETS: 24 X-Jumbo
INLAYS: 'Gothic Cross'
PICKUPS: EMG Active 81TW/89
ELECTRONICS: Vol(tap)/Vol(tap)/Tone/3-way switch
BRIDGE: TonePros TOM w/Thru-Body
BINDING: Abalone
TUNERS: Grover
HARDWARE: Black Chrome
COLOR: Black Cherry (BCH)


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#32
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Schecters website isn't working for me now, any other finishes?

There's a really sweet black finish......

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#33
Not really into Floyds, but no white finish? Ah well, I could refinish it myself.

With some work (new fretboard, pickups and finish) that could well be the sexiest V ever.
#34
well, Dean have made some fine V's also..... maybe you should check 'em out


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#35
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The RR5 is built in Japan, while the Dean is made in China or soemthing.


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#36
The RR5 is an excellent choice, although i would find the 22 frets limiting. LTD V-500? Not that expensive, and a great V. Or maybe you could try looking for a LTD DV8-R if you can find one.
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#38
RR5 = ultimate V without floyd :p
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#39
the RR5 is the better choice
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#40
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The RR5 is an excellent choice, although i would find the 22 frets limiting. LTD V-500? Not that expensive, and a great V. Or maybe you could try looking for a LTD DV8-R if you can find one.

I second the v500 its solid for the price.
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