#1
I've never had an electric guitar, so I need some advice. Is this a good buy? I like the pickups, but besides that I know next to nothing about guitars.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Schecter-Hellraiser-Tempest--2007-Model--Electric-Guitar-513836-i1322639.gc

and i'd probably be buying this amp to go with it

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Vox-Valvetronix-AD30VT-30W-Guitar-Combo?sku=481959

The music i'd like to be playing in the long run would be some Metallica, Van Halen, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Maiden, I like Malmsteens music... and prettymuch those styles.

So a good set for my tastes? yes? no?
#2
well for those styles of music i would suggest
passive pickups Most likely Duncans but that depends on if you play stuff closer to the skynard end of your spectrum other than that id say great

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#3
definitely the amp can handle it i think

the guitar shold be able to but EMG's are typically for harder styles than that. but if one of your facs is metallica, and they use EMG's, i suppose you can
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#5
Well as I said I know very little about guitars. Will I be able to find a Schecter with passive duncans for $600 or less and still keep the quality I would recieve if i bought a hellraiser? Im really wanting to keep it at $600 or less.
#6
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Schecter-Tempest-Custom-Electric-Guitar-102114626-i1148798.gc

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Schecter-C-1-Artist-Limited-Edition-Electric-Guitar-518187-i1149930.gc

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Schecter-C-1-Blackjack-Electric-Guitar-102545498-i1170760.gc

I found these three Schecters for $600, are any of them better than the hellraiser? if so, which would be my best choice? Hellraiser has the best appearance in my opinion, but from a quick glance i'd say the blackjack is my favorite of the four.
#7
None of them are better than the Hellraiser, but for what you play you'd probably prefer one of them.
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#8
WTF... get the Hellraiser with EMG's.
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#9
Yeah... I think the Hellraiser is gonna be probably #1 on my list of guitars to try out when I go guitar shopping on a list of about a dozen. I think its the best quality for the price i've found so far, plus it doesn't look half bad either.