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My grand-father is buying me any guitar of my choice under 5 grand.

Here's the scoop
I mainly play
Killswitch Engage
Atreyu
Parkway Drive
Bullet For My Valentine
All that remains
Lamb of god

Anything heavy

I need something that I can shred on but also deals with High gain riffage

I was looking as the Caparison Dillinger(sp?) or the Mark Morton sig. But I'm still open or suggestions.

Any opinions?
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#4
Get a custom shop gibson les paul. Your a lucky bastard by the way.
#5
get 6 ibanez RGs. totally kidding.

If i were you, i would get something that can do absolutely any style of music, for that price. Or a couple guitars haha. No guitar is worth 5 grand i don't think. Then again, I'm more of a $600 guitar guy.
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#7
Get a Les Paul of your choice and throw EMG's into it. Play like 30 of them in local stores, pick the one with the fastest neck, and put Zakk Wylde EMG's into it. Ull be set for life.
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#8
Custom shop les paul all efin day...Throw some hot pick ups in it and you're set. Maybe a JB in the bridhe and jazz in the neck. They aren't EMGs but they will be versatile so you can play other stuff and still sound brutal if your amp is up for it. O yea and get it with a 60s profile neck.
#9
You are a lucky bastard. Anyways, Zakk Wylde Gibson Les Paul? Or just get five guitars of different types.
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#10
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get 6 ibanez RGs. totally kidding.

If i were you, i would get something that can do absolutely any style of music, for that price. Or a couple guitars haha. No guitar is worth 5 grand i don't think. Then again, I'm more of a $600 guitar guy.


There is a martin acoustic that goes for like 30 grand id save up for it but...
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#11
prestige ibanze series

RG 2550.

im thinking of gettin one in the future

also PRS guitars are great (or so ive heard, never tried one)


.....


you lucky lucky little bastard i hate you and your granddad's warm generous heart.

j/k plz get something kickass tho and make sure to thank him by playing him a nice tune on it, heavy but tasteful.
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#13
Caparisons are great, I'd go with a Custom ESP though..
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#14
buy a PRS... then slap some EMGs in there...

look it up on youtube... theres a dude that has like 3 and sounds AMAZING
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#17


Its the best you can get

But seriously, go for this:

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#20
Get a good amp, then think about your guitar. As far as guitars, you should consider a les paul or an RG. Be sure to buy some extra pickups as well. You lucky bastard.
#21
Quote by The_lizard_king
There is a martin acoustic that goes for like 30 grand id save up for it but...

not even worth it. never. i don't care if you're the touring prince of turkmenistan. no guitar should really never go over 10, ever.
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#22
Me and my dad are halving in a Line 6 TUBE half stack.


Thanks alot or the opinions, KEEP THEM COMING.
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#23
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Me and my dad are halving in a Line 6 TUBE half stack.


Thanks alot or the opinions, KEEP THEM COMING.


Noooooooo. Its not to late to get a better amp.
#24
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Noooooooo. Its not to late to get a better amp.



I've got experience with this head and I know for a fact I can get the sound I want out of it. I've also got experience with other hi gain tube heads(5150, 6505+, JSX, XXX, Triple Rec, JCM2000)

The tube line 6 is not like any other line 6 amp...
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#25
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Noooooooo. Its not to late to get a better amp.


what? line 6 TUBE amps are amazing... its like a bogner (a little cheaped out) with the POD effects...

dont jump on the LINE6 bandwagon... research a little
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what? line 6 TUBE amps are amazing... its like a bogner (a little cheaped out) with the PO effects...

dont jump on the LINE6 bandwagon... research a little


I know they are good. The only crap thing they make is the spider amps which are not too bad. Love the pods too. I am not jumping on the line 6 bandwagon. I just think with that kind of money, and for metal it is not the best amp. Id rather get an engl, or my all time favorite amp, the JCM 800.
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I know they are good. The only crap thing they make is the spider amps which are not too bad. Love the pods too. I am not jumping on the line 6 bandwagon. I just think with that kind of money, and for metal it is not the best amp. Id rather get an engl, or my all time favorite amp, the JCM 800.


We're only paying 685 for it. and the cab is going to be like...350?
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#28
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Me and my dad are halving in a Line 6 TUBE half stack.


Thanks alot or the opinions, KEEP THEM COMING.

Seriously? Line 6? The tube stack is nice and all, but with the kind of guitar you'll be getting you could do so much better. But if you like them, go for it.
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Failing one of those, I'd go PRS custom shop. Don't know much about Caparison.
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#29
Whatever you get, be sure it will remind you of your grandfather. I mean, I don't know the situation at all, but make sure it isn't just a run of the mill guitar, it's got to be something special. For instance, if it were me, I would get a Grestch White Falcon. Beautiful guitar.


Since you probably wouldn't be suited for that, Mustaine's new Angel of Deth VMNT is pretty kick ass.


Or you could get a white EDS-1275.


Or maybe get a custom guitar made for you?
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#30
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I know they are good. The only crap thing they make is the spider amps which are not too bad. Love the pods too. I am not jumping on the line 6 bandwagon. I just think with that kind of money, and for metal it is not the best amp. Id rather get an engl, or my all time favorite amp, the JCM 800.


alright then ... I get frustated with people not knowing what they're talking about... you're not the case, i see...
#31
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Whatever you get, be sure it will remind you of your grandfather. I mean, I don't know the situation at all, but make sure it isn't just a run of the mill guitar, it's got to be something special. For instance, if it were me, I would get a Grestch White Falcon. Beautiful guitar.


Since you probably wouldn't be suited for that, Mustaine's new Angel of Deth VMNT is pretty kick ass.


Or you could get a white EDS-1275.


Or maybe get a custom guitar made for you?



I'm seriously considering a custom axe.
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#33
Bogner Uberschall: $2600
Mesa Boogie Rectifier 412: $900
ESP Eclipse 2: $1500

$5000 of pure metal.
#34
For that kinda of money, contact the custom shop of any of the big brands and have them build a guitar for you.

I'd give Jackson a call and have them design my Ultimate rendition of a Kelly.

And if there'd be any money left after that thingy I'd put the rest into recording gear....

But hey, that's me.

You could also get a nice PRS, like the Santana signature or a custom shop.
AND PLEASE DON'T put EMGs in those guitars like someone sugested, it's like complementing your caviar with a side dish of roadkill.
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#35
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For that kinda of money, contact the custom shop of any of the big brands and have them build a guitar for you.

I'd give Jackson a call and have them design my Ultimate rendition of a Kelly.

And if there'd be any money left after that thingy I'd put the rest into recording gear....

But hey, that's me.

You could also get a nice PRS, like the Santana signature or a custom shop.
AND PLEASE DON'T put EMGs in those guitars like someone sugested, it's like complementing your caviar with a side dish of roadkill.

+1 to skipping the EMGs. You're much better off with good passive pickups that can do high-gain AND cleans. EMGs have iffy cleans, and even the heaviest metallers play clean at some point... who knows, maybe you'll start playing jazz down the road. Good luck playing jazz with EMGs. It really doesn't work that well IMO.
I don't care much for Dean guitars, and I'm not much of a Megadeth fan, but that VMNT Angel of Deth... that graphic is amazing and the specs look really good too. Once I have a good all-around electric that might be my next axe, just for all-out metal...
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+1 to skipping the EMGs. You're much better off with good passive pickups that can do high-gain AND cleans. EMGs have iffy cleans, and even the heaviest metallers play clean at some point... who knows, maybe you'll start playing jazz down the road. Good luck playing jazz with EMGs. It really doesn't work that well IMO.
I don't care much for Dean guitars, and I'm not much of a Megadeth fan, but that VMNT Angel of Deth... that graphic is amazing and the specs look really good too. Once I have a good all-around electric that might be my next axe, just for all-out metal...


It's not that I hate EMGs or anything, it's just that I personally feel that putting EMGs in a PRS is a shame.

PRS makes great pickups, so installing EMGs would be a waste of money and of the unique tone of your guitar.
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#38
Definitely get a custom guitar. You'll be glad you did. Get whatever you want put into it, thus saving you the future hassle if the stock model you got "isn't living up to expectations" or "isn't what you wanted". Do it.


Also, do a little something that would warrant a "nice touch" from someone as you're explaining how you got the guitar, like giving a nod to your grandfather and haiving his name or initials engraved somewhere on it. Kind of sappy, but I'd say worth it.
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It's not that I hate EMGs or anything, it's just that I personally feel that putting EMGs in a PRS is a shame.

PRS makes great pickups, so installing EMGs would be a waste of money and of the unique tone of your guitar.

And I agree with that statement completely. What I wanted to convey was that EMGs, while great for rock and metal, are otherwise lacking IMO. I know that's exactly what the TS plays, but music tastes grow and expand constantly. At that price he should be playing on something that can do most everything and do it very well, and EMGs would only limit him in that respect. Besides, there are so many passive p/ups that do metal just as well as EMGs. I also agree on your opinion of PRS p/ups. Very nice... now if only I had the money to get a custom PRS...
#40
Oh yeah....

In all seriousness though get a custom shop from a brand you like.

Gibson
Fender
Jackson
B.C. Rich
ESP
Ibanez doesn't have a public custom shop, only for endorsees.

^ Those are the links to the custom shops of the "major" brands that I can think of. Also call them instead of buying one already made (not that you can't though...)
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