#1
Lo Peeps,

I am in need of a guitar with a fixed bridge. I have a Floyd equipped ESP at the moment and can't be arsed to faff about with the Floyd when experimenting with dropped tunings.

My budget is £550.

I play metal.

What would you guys recommend??
Last edited by Mullet38 at Jun 24, 2008,
#2
look into jacksons and esps. they have hardtail guitars.
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#3
ESP LTD are in my price range but not the full ESP models.

How does the Jackson SLSMG compare with the MH1000NT?
#4
Quote by Mullet38
ESP LTD are in my price range but not the full ESP models.

How does the Jackson SLSMG compare with the MH1000NT?


I looooooove jackson but I don't like that model at all.

I have a mh-400NT that I bought specifically because I wanted an ESP with a fixed bridge. I like it quite a bit plus you don't have to spend your whole budget(and if you want to you can always get the 1000)

You could always buy a tremol-no for your current guitar.

http://www.tremol-no.com/
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#5
Cheers bob...

I had meant the MH-400NT in my original post (mis-posted the 1000 model). Would you be able to upload some pics of the 400NT to this thread please? What does the colour on the body look like? Is it a blueish/black?

Thanks buddy
#6
dude go with a gibson Faded special ( they have LP SG and V faded special SG and V are like 700 and LP like 800) or like a high end Dean or somin
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#7
Its very hard to photograph what it really looks like, its a little darker than all the pictures I see. Definitely more blue/black rather than being purple looking.




It really looks incredible in person.

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I tried to color balance the photo to be helpful and show what the guitar looks like in irl. Still some green and a lot of yellow left though. I tried...
#10
^Yes to the schecter. I love those damned things.

Also: A ESP LTD Viper 400. If you want to tune looooooow, get the baritone version.
#11
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I tried to color balance the photo to be helpful and show what the guitar looks like in irl. Still some green and a lot of yellow left though. I tried...


Appreciate the effort mate.

Looks a fine axe!

Does anyone have any further comment on the SLSMG? I can get hold of this for £50 more than the MH-400NT...
#12
I've got a chance of getting hold of a Christain Wolbers DK-6 for £200.....considering I want an axe to drop tune for Killswitch esque tunes do you guys reckon I should go for it?
#13
If you need more picture of the MH-1000. Look into my profile in the picture section...
#15
Down to 3 now peeps



or



or

THIS

Remember...my current axe is an ESP M-II...
Last edited by Mullet38 at Jul 7, 2008,
#16
Some pics of the JD....









To be honest I am leaning towards this in big way now. The very fact that it's a little different to my M-II is part of it but as the pics show, it also looks really sweet!

Thoughts peeps??
#17
maybe an ibanez rga121?
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#18
Schecter Hellraiser?
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#19
"can't be arsed to faff about" ???? oh my god you U.K.'ers are funny.
...sorry i have no constructive comment..."arsed to faff"...ha ha...love it
#20
^^ The thing to look for on the RGA121s is they're supposed to have pretty lame sustain even though they're hardtail.

I have to admit, I'm digging the ESP JD as well. Although I think the Washburn is solid as well.

And sorry to go off topic, but when did he switch from Washburn? I think it's hilarious that he had ESP make what is basically the exact same thing as his Washburn sig except with couple tiny changes.
#21
i dunno, the one i tried seemed to have fine sustain. but i didn't try it next to anything which had known good sustain, though.
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#22
^ To be completely honest, I never got around to trying the RGA121 because I knocked it off the list of contenders once I heard about the sustain issues from pifty. Anything I hear about Ibanez's from pifty I pretty much consider law.

It might not be that bad, but if I'm spending that much on a hardtail, I don't think sustain should be an issue.
#23
aye pifty's generally pretty trustworthy when it comes to ibanez. As i said, I liked the one I tried, but it's entirely possible that i tried a disproportionately good one (or pifty tried bad ones), or of course maybe i was just dopey that day...
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#24
Consider the Washburn X50 Pro FE. I was in the same boat about a year ago looking for a fixed bridge guitar for rock/metal. I tried MANY different guitars and finally decided on the Washburn for its playability and features. Here's a video of me playing a cover song with it. The lighting is bad so you can't really see the finish too well, but I think it's a beautiful guitar.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=2WHEgRdPc3c
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#25
Hey bud.... (my alias on youtube is Crankmeister) so we have been chatting about this already. The bang-for-buck on the Washburn seems superb (in the UK they are £376)

Have you seen this in the transblack version?

(nice vid)
#26
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Hey bud.... (my alias on youtube is Crankmeister) so we have been chatting about this already. The bang-for-buck on the Washburn seems superb (in the UK they are £376)

Have you seen this in the transblack version?

(nice vid)
Oh hey Crankmeister! Are you sure that price is for the X50 Pro FE and not the plain X50 Pro? Only the FE version has the EMG active pickups. Mine came to almost $800 USD after tax, so either I got ripped off or you found a REALLY good deal.

Only thing that's bothering me right now is that I just changed to the .12-.56 strings like I mentioned to you previously, and I'm getting a lot of fret buzz. However, I have very little experience setting up guitars, so I'm hoping it's just something I need to adjust. I already raised the saddle height quite a bit, but that didn't seem to help.
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#27
Hey Chris,

Yes, the one I have seen online HERE seems an OK deal...but am still passing gas for THIS

Any thoughts/advice???
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Hey Chris,

Yes, the one I have seen online HERE seems an OK deal...but am still passing gas for THIS

Any thoughts/advice???
Wow I didn't realize the exchange rate was so bad for the dollar! 379 pounds is $750 USD, so that seems reasonable to me now. My advice is to try to play both before you make a decision! I haven't played that ESP LTD, so I can't comment on it. It seems that the feature content is very similar between the two, although the ESP only has 22 frets, which is a big minus for me. It comes down to playability and aesthetics, and unfortunately you can't judge playability unless you can find both in nearby stores.
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#29
Therein is the problem for me...I can get to a local shop which stocks the X50 Pro FE but am unable to get to a shop to try the ESP LTD JD600.

Helpppppppppppppp
#30
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Therein is the problem for me...I can get to a local shop which stocks the X50 Pro FE but am unable to get to a shop to try the ESP LTD JD600.

Helpppppppppppppp
Honestly I think you'll be happy with either guitar based on the ESP LTDs that I have played. Unfortunately when I was trying guitars in local stores, I think there was only one fixed bridge ESP LTD guitar that I got my hands on. It was one of the SG-like body styles and it played great. I just really don't like the SG body style, so that's why I didn't consider it. If you really like the look of the ESP LTD, then I think you should go for it.
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#31
Cheers,

How do you think THIS compares with the JD600?

Would this be easier for me to play given the neck dimensions and the fact that I already play an ESP M-II?
#32
That MH-400NT seems very similar to the Washburn X50 Pro FE. I'm having trouble figuring out what makes the JD600 more expensive than the MH-400NT. The features seem so similar. And I'm not sure I understand your question about neck dimensions, but I think you'll adjust to whatever you get.
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#33
Well peeps...big news...my axe gas has been dealt with.

A JD600 will be winging its way to me shortly..will post some pics up as soon as I can.

#34
Congrats on the purchase. I'm sure you'll love it.
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#35
Cheers bud!

Will get some pics up asap!

Just need to make a decision on some appropriate strings for some dropped C chugging!!

#36
Quote by Mullet38
Cheers bud!

Will get some pics up asap!

Just need to make a decision on some appropriate strings for some dropped C chugging!!


D'addario 10-52s are good for that guitar looks awesome by the way, congratulations!
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#37
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D'addario 10-52s are good for that guitar looks awesome by the way, congratulations!


Thanks mate!!! I am sooo excited, will be good to get something that looks sweet drop tune so I don't have to faff with the OFR on my M-II!

I'm a huuuuge Killswitch Engage fan and have been looking at these, the JZ12s, I think Adam D. from KsE plays these:

http://www.mansons.co.uk/shopping/brands/dr-electric-strings/dr/jazz-tite-fit-1252/

Anyone played with these?