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Alright, I've been doing back breaking guitar research as of late. Finding out cool, comfortable designs, wood types (I never even heard of "agathis" before, now I know it sucks ), Fret access, top types, pickups, amps and many more things. I'm keeping off the topic of Amp because I know that will create a firestorm of spam, flaming, and hate. I'll just say it's a Half stack made by a very respected company that is NOT a Marshall MG or Spider III. Anywhoo, I have narrowed my guitar search to these choices, help guide me to pick one of these. I like playing old school thrash metal, some heavy stuff, and if the mood strikes me, maybe some nu metal or hard rock. I'm also searching for unique shapes that would fit well with my wide stting stance, and would also be very unique (I wanna be remembered ). Without further ado, my finalists (sorted by brand for easy access).

1. B.C. Rich Bich 10-String Electric Guitar http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/B.C.-Rich-Exotic-Classic-Bich-10-String-Guitar?sku=511846

2. B.C. Rich NJC Bich Electric Guitar
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/B.C.-Rich-NJC-Bich-Electric-Guitar?sku=512287

3. ESP LTD F-2E Electric Guitar
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-LTD-F2E-Electric-Guitar?sku=515734

4. ESP LTD V-500 Electric Guitar
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-LTD-V500-Electric-Guitar?sku=512895

5. Dean Black Gold V Electric Guitar
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Dean-Black-Gold-V-Electric-Guitar?sku=511858

6. Dean Vendetta 4.0 Electric Guitar (Barbed wire string thru not shown)
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Dean-Vendetta-4.0-Electric-Guitar-with-Floyd-Rose?sku=515819

7. Jackson RR3 Rhoads Pro Series Electric Guitar
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Jackson-RR3-Rhoads-Pro-Electric-Guitar?sku=512230

8. Ibanez VBT700 V-Blade Electric Guitar
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-VBlade-VBT700-Electric-Guitar?sku=512556

9. Schecter Hellraiser V-1 Electric Guitar
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Schecter-Hellraiser-V1-Electric-Guitar?sku=515918

10. The BRUTAL AXE
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-Hello-Kitty-Stratocaster-Electric-Guitar?sku=512071
Last edited by Beebaboo at May 14, 2008,
#2
i really like the 10 string, it's fun as sh1t
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Quote by Kayfan
Outfit #10 with some EMGs and you'll slay anything within 200Km



What if I put Acoustic Pickups into the electric guitar. IT WOULD BE AWESOME! iT WOULD BE BRUTAL! IT WOULD probably explode in my hands
#6
I'd say the Jackson! I love that shape and am planning on getting one soon enough.
#8
The Jackson's out. It only has 22 frets. Also, it is bolt on WITH a floyd rose WITH a V shape. Low sustain city! That leaves

1. B.C. Rich Bich 10-String Electric Guitar http://www.musiciansfriend.com/prod...itar?sku=511846

2. B.C. Rich NJC Bich Electric Guitar
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/prod...itar?sku=512287

3. ESP LTD F-2E Electric Guitar
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/prod...itar?sku=515734

4. ESP LTD V-500 Electric Guitar
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/prod...itar?sku=512895

5. Dean Black Gold V Electric Guitar
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/prod...itar?sku=511858

6. Dean Vendetta 4.0 Electric Guitar (Barbed wire string thru not shown)
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/prod...Rose?sku=515819

7. Ibanez VBT700 V-Blade Electric Guitar
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/prod...itar?sku=512556

8. Schecter Hellraiser V-1 Electric Guitar
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/prod...itar?sku=515918
#9
Actually, Floyd Rose gets very good sustain.

I like the 10 stringer.
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#10
Quote by Generalpwnt
Actually, Floyd Rose gets very good sustain.

I like the 10 stringer.


Maybe I just have a crappy one on my current POS . Anyways, still only 22 frets and bolt on neck.
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Quote by Beebaboo
Maybe I just have a crappy one on my current POS . Anyways, still only 22 frets and bolt on neck.


What's wrong w/ bolt ons? Some could argue that a good bolt on has just as much sustain as a set neck.
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#12
Quote by Generalpwnt
What's wrong w/ bolt ons? Some could argue that a good bolt on has just as much sustain as a set neck.


The general consensus has been that bolt ons have lower sustains than a neck thru guitar. Convince me that a bolt on is good enough, and I'll be putting this baby on the list (I'll put in some Seymour Duncans later).

Jackson KVX10 X King V Electric Guitar
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Jackson-JVX10-X-King-V?sku=512235

Besides, the Rhoads only has 22 frets. This one has 24 and I like the shape better.
#13
definitely the ibanez v blade or the jackson rhoads
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#14
Quote by seizetheday1103
definitely the ibanez v blade or the jackson rhoads


Would The KVX10 King V with Seymour duncans work out to be as good. I really don't want to spend this much cash on a guitar with only 22 frets.
#16
definitely rr3. great floyd rose(nearly as good as OFR), good bolt on neck, also real comfortable to play with. you might wanna swap the pickups though if you do decide to get it
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Quote by ironman1478
definitely rr3. great floyd rose(nearly as good as OFR), good bolt on neck, also real comfortable to play with. you might wanna swap the pickups though if you do decide to get it


It's the best out of all the choices? I wanna make sure I go with a good one here.
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i didn't realize schecter made V's

the hellraiser looks pretty cool

also, V's are very comfortable for classical position.
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#19
Now call me a crazy man but Id say take the schecter V hellraiser but get it with the floyd rose ORIGINAL... I just got my c1 hellraiser and its unreal... i can just stare at the thing and drift away.
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*cough* There's a pretty neat guitar in my sig. It's good for all the styles you've listed.

Out of your choices. I pick the Schecter.
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Last edited by Beebaboo at May 14, 2008,
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My friend has a KVX10 and it sucks. Very top heavy, the floyd is not very good either and the duncan designed humbuckers make me want to kill myself.
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I see this a lot. Someone does research online, but never actually plays the guitars they want to get. Take that list you have, go into Guitar Center or a local shop and sit down and ****ing play one. You might think you know so much from the "general consensus" but believe it or not, as long as YOU like it, it shouldn't be a problem.

Sorry if I come off as a jackass, but I've seen this way too much.
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Quote by Chaosinborn
My friend has a KVX10 and it sucks. Very top heavy, the floyd is not very good either and the duncan designed humbuckers make me want to kill myself.


Thanks for the info.

List so far:

1. B.C. Rich Bich 10-String Electric Guitar
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/B.C.-Rich-Exotic-Classic-Bich-10-String-Guitar?sku=511846

2. B.C. Rich NJC Bich Electric Guitar
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/B.C.-Rich-NJC-Bich-Electric-Guitar?sku=512287

3. ESP LTD F-2E Electric Guitar
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-LTD-F2E-Electric-Guitar?sku=515734

4. ESP LTD V-500 Electric Guitar
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-LTD-V500-Electric-Guitar?sku=512895

5. Dean Vendetta 4.0 Electric Guitar
http://www.guitarshop.net/deanvendetta4.htm

6. Jackson RR3 Rhoads Pro Series Electric Guitar
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Jackson-RR3-Rhoads-Pro-Electric-Guitar?sku=512230

7. Ibanez VBT700 V-Blade Electric Guitar
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-VBlade-VBT700-Electric-Guitar?sku=512556

8. Schecter Hellraiser V-1 Electric Guitar
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Schecter-Hellraiser-V1-Electric-Guitar?sku=515918
Last edited by Beebaboo at May 14, 2008,
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I'd go with one the BC Riches (10 strings = pretty cool, you may not find it useful though..) or Jacksons (bit of a Jackson fanboy here). Also, you gotta know that any V shape (RR even slightly more so) is gonna be top-heavy. You'll need a grippy, wide, raw leather strap to compensate. What you get in return is awesome high fret access though. And yummy looks IMO.
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Quote by Kanthras
I'd go with one the BC Riches (10 strings = pretty cool, you may not find it useful though..) or Jacksons (bit of a Jackson fanboy here). Also, you gotta know that any V shape (RR even slightly more so) is gonna be top-heavy. You'll need a grippy, wide, raw leather strap to compensate. What you get in return is awesome high fret access though. And yummy looks IMO.


I was leaning toward one of the BC riches.

Which would be better for metal though, the Rockfield Mafia pickups, or the BSDM Pickups.

Or should I go with the Jackson?
Last edited by Beebaboo at May 14, 2008,
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Quote by Beebaboo



Why isn't that BC Rich jr Deluxe V on here, its probably the winner f the hole fin thread. Its got pretty good specs for $700, Reall EMGS, OFR Twenty Four Frets, neck Thru.
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Quote by Beebaboo
I was leaning toward one of the BC riches.

Which would be better for metal though, the Rockfield Mafia pickups, or the BSDM Pickups.
I used to own a WMD warbeast, it was pretty sweet, but the Rockfeild's sucked my ass :P. So i traded it in and now I have an ibanez, seriously get the BC Rich jr Deluxe V, or atleast try it somewhere or something, it looks pretty solid.
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[quote="'[JackFrost"]']I used to own a WMD warbeast, it was pretty sweet, but the Rockfeild's sucked my ass :P. So i traded it in and now I have an ibanez, seriously get the BC Rich jr Deluxe V, or atleast try it somewhere or something, it looks pretty solid.

Something about it...just doesn't look right. It sounds trivial, but when so much money is at stake, I want the guitar to look perfect for me. And the guitars I have listed are such. I just need to know neck speed, sound, reliability, etc.
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Quote by Chaosinborn
Ill put my opinions on the v-500 when i get mine.


No Razorbacks! I just don't like them. Besides, my friend has a Razorback DB. We'd look stupid being on stage with nearly the exact same looking guitar.
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