price range : 850-1100 maybe higher
music i play: metallica, nirvana, disturbed, slipknot, darkest hour
i play grunge, metal, older metal like metallica, nu-metal, screamo metal, whatever you want to call it and sometiems but not aften alternative stuff (and when its alternative it hasd to atleast be somehwhat heav...take 3 days grace for example).
looks matter?: not really or id go for BC RIch but then again wouldnt that be weird playing nirvana with a mean lookign guitar? anyways im not too fond of bc rich.
Pickup preference: EMG's (active or passive doesnt matter really). but id settle for any good HUMBUCKER! no single coil
i like ibanez, jackson, schecter, some dean guits, and more

i dont use whammy bar much but id like to have a floyd rose maybe...thats the only reason i dont use the whammy on my guitar (white Ibanez RG w/ Dimarzio pickups)

for a while ive been hunting for a new guitar, soon i will have about 999 (give or take so i guess like 850- 1100 maybe more) and ive played lots. I had my mind set on the Gibson LEs Paul studio but man when i played it i didnt like it at all. it just didnt have that metal edge to it that i want, i guess its more bluesy...i figured i could always throw some EMG's on it but eh its not worth it...plus i wasnt too fond off the action. but i did like it on solos it have a nice bluesy solo sound when i did some metallica solos. but the powerchords suck in my opinion. The Gibson Explorer had the same result to me but it was a little bit better. the gibsons just seemed to have a bassy blusy sound which i dont care for much. i tried a few other guitars out.
on main choice i have now is the Ibanez Mick Thomson (slipknot) custum guitar (it was on sale for 999$). I loved the action on it and the sound has a nice bottom end to it it sounded liek but in a good way. a sound i really like. there is a problem though, there are no fret dots on the fret board! i know alot of people dont even use them but i always do and get lost without them and im wondering hwo id get used to it. thats the main problem. i dont really care about have a floyd rose (it does have a locking system on it though. ). and it has EMG's i forget which kind but i know its not the normal 85 81. i like "SEVEN" written down the neck of the guitar so i figured i might just name my band SEVEN and have it seem like i had a custom guitar haha but thats not important. it also comes with a tuner anyways the other guitar wa sthe schecter Hellraiser. EMG's (81 and 85 but i heard its supposed to be a new kind that you can choose if its on single coil or not and there is a single coil within one of the humbuckers). really pretty guitar and it had a floyd rose. the action was nice it might have been as nice as the other one it was a hard decision but i think the ibanez may have beat it by a little. as far as sound it was amazing, i think i mightlike the ibanez a little better just the type of sound not quality but they were both nice. it also takes 9v batters which seems liek a pain...i wonder if it is. I REALLY CANT DECIDE WHAT TO GET. this guitar is only 850 though....

what should i do and any suggestions/other guitars to check out?
check out the ibanez S with 2 humbuckers and a single coil, sick guitar

'08 Ibanez S5470 Prestige
Gibson SG Special - discontinued teal finish
Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier
4x12 Mesa Oversized Slanted Cab
iSP Decimator

buy a budget guitar you like and you'll still have cash left over to replace the pups if you really want to

i just got the Douglas WR-340

the things a beast
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If you don't think you're going use a FR too much; don't get one. It will be a pain.

Also, active pickups ALWAYS need a battery. If it's a pain you'll either have to deal with it or get passives. But I think the battery life for a set of EMG's (as in two humbuckers, with or without coil tap) is well over 1,000 hours plugged in.

Almost all guitars will have side markers, so if you can learn to use those you don't need fret markets. I prefer a blank fret board - looks classy, and you always feel the actually neck of the guitar, when the inlays are huge it can feel like you're playing on plastic if you don't have tall frets.

The Hellraiser has EMG 89/81 pickups, (bridge/neck), and a push-pull tone knob that splits the humbuckers, making them active single coil pickups. This makes the guitar pretty versatile. I've played a set and I really liked them.

If I were you I'd go for a Hellraiser, they're just about the best bang for the buck. Then you have money to spend on a really nice amp, or spare cash for whatever. But my previous statement still stands and will be reinforced - if you don't think you're really going to beat that floyd rose, or it's not going to be important to your playing, DO NOT BUY ONE. They can be hell.
I think you should really have a look at an ESP ltd EC-1000. It's got the LP look, I actually like it better and it's got a more metal pedigree with EMG active 81/60 set.
Hellraiser FR is nice too, you probably won't use the floyd rose that much but it's nice to have the option. It's really not the massive pain that people make it out to be, it just takes some getting used to.
hmm wow the hellraiser without the FR is 699 and the one with it is 850...i wonder why? its the same guitar is the FR that expensive. i could really save money caus ei dont use whammy bars much.
which guitar as far as playing goes do you think is better. pretend liek each is for free which would you pick
If each was free, I would pick the FR, because I love them, and use them whenever I can. But it's not my decision, it's your's. So, is it worth dealing with the trouble? Are you going to use it more than for just screwing around? You also have to take into account do other people play your guitar? Because if they do you may want to limit it too experienced individuals if your guitar has a Floyd. Why? Because if they break it, more than likely the non-experienced guitarist will just say sorry - and leave you to set up your FR again. Now that can be a pain.

It really comes down to are you going to use it. If you just decide it's not worth the extra effort forgo it. I think I'm going to do that and get an EC-1000 even though I want a guitar with an FR. I'm going to get something that suits all my needs other than that, then save up for a really really nice guitar that has a FR when I know that's what I absolutely want.
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It's an LFR tho. I played one this friday, and it could've been the guitar, but it came out of tune pretty quickly. But I think it was the shoddy LFR.

just because it s licensed dosen't mean it's shoddy the ibanez edge pro is and thats about on the the best trems you can get
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