#1
Been looking to add another guitar.
I currently have a Les Paul Standard.

What's the best guitar out there for metal music ?

I've been looking at the Jackson Randy Rhodes, ESP Laiho, and the Shecter V, and the Schecter c-1 Hellraiser.

I could sure use some imput from you guys !

Thanks

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#2
Entirely subjective. What king of ranges do your local guitar stores carry? We can make suggestions based off those
#3
ill let u know once my rr24 gets here
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#5
well i have a ibanez rg 2520 prestige and it kicks the metal arse of anything, but whatever sounds and feels good to you any guitar can be metal.aslong as its not one of those gay jazz ones. makes me shiver does jazz
#6
i would think the Hellraiser would be the best bet. that's what i would go with, anyway. though, i am partial to the Ibanez RG, so maybe consider one of those too. they shred like none other.
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I can't see Jimi approving of this.

Me neither, due to him not being alive and all.
#7
I'm considering the Jackson RR24....Also I have been told it's best to stick with EMG pickups for metal music ????
#8
also, JackalUK, i absolutely love your avatar. that's so freakin' awesome.
dst127 wrote:
Soundwash22 wrote:
Fred Durst is the Tom Green of music

No, some people actually like Tom Green.

dancesisidance wrote:
Shiroshu wrote:
I can't see Jimi approving of this.

Me neither, due to him not being alive and all.
#9
Dean Razorback, B.C. Riches, Jacksons.
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#10
Any Guitar can be Metal, it really the amp and the pup if you ask me. Or you could ask Zack Wylde and Randy Rhoads. Each of them used a les paul alot.
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#11
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#12
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#13
I ageww with darkfire on the ibanez rg, the laiho esp is **** good too though
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#14
I agree with darkfire on the ibanez rg, the laiho esp is **** good too though
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#15
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Dean Razorback, B.C. Riches, Jacksons.

The first 2 are phail
Get a Jackson, they're more metal than anything and they're actually good
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#16
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The first 2 are phail
Get a Jackson, they're more metal than anything and they're actually good


Theres nothing wrong with BC Riches man. Their mid-ranged guitars are actually pretty nice. Sure their low-end is really really bad but don't dismiss them because of the bronze warlock.

Look at Jackson, ESP, Ibanez, and even BC Rich. Just find one that is comfortable and your amp should do most of the work being "metal".
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#18
Jackson RR24
Jackson RR24 Specs:
Body: Neck-thru, vintage Rhoads, alder
Neck: Maple 3-piece
Fingerboard: Ebony
Nut: Bone, 1-11/16
Scale: 25.5"
Inlay: Sharkfin
Frets: 24, small wire
Hardware: Gotoh tuners, non-locking
Bridge: Floyd Rose tremolo
Pickup - EMG 81
Controls - 1 volume
ESP Alexi Laiho 600
ESP LTD Alexi 600 Specs:
Body: Neck-thru, Alder
Neck: Maple 3-piece
Fingerboard: Ebony
Scale: 25.5"
Inlay: Sawtooth
Frets: 24 extra jumbo
Hardware: Black, Grover tuners
Bridge: Original Floyd Rose tremolo
Pickup: Seymour Duncan Blackout active humbucker
Controls: 1 volume

The only things different are the pickup, tuners, inlays and the size of the stripe, which are insignifiacnt/easy to switch. Both are great for metal. Get one if you like metal and are into v shapes
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#19
Jackson RR5, ive got one and shes amazing
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#20
What's wrong with your LP? I'm the biggest BC Rich nut on this thing, but a Les Paul is capable of completely crushing metal tones through the right pups/amp.
#21
get a schecter hellraiser. or anything with an EMGs. it's screams metal and its perfect for that beefy chuggy tone.

im getting my V-1 at the end of the year and its definetly gonna f**kin' own the tones on my ibanez gsa60.
#22
If you like the LP shape get an esp ltd ec-500, its got active emgs and its an amazing guitar.

Every jackson is good for metal, same with all esps. Most ibanez are too, except for some of them.
#23
Honestly you're going to be happy with any high-end Jackson, ESP, Schecter, and even dare I say, a HIGH end BC Rich.
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#25
I like the Hellraiser. That's why I bought one. If you don't like that, go for a Jackson, but remember that Vs can be a tad uncomfortable.
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#26
get that rhodes guitar with the string through instead of the floyd it is awesome
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#27
id reccomend a Jackson RR24, or you could simply put EMG's into you LP
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#29
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What about the razorbacks?

They're overpriced dime-raping Deans.

The pickups are trebley too.

And the neck profile is not for everyone.

Oh, and they're overpriced dime-raping Deans.
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#30
Quote by MoleMania
They're overpriced dime-raping Deans.

The pickups are trebley too.

And the neck profile is not for everyone.

Oh, and they're overpriced dime-raping Deans.



pure truth, its wrong that they are trying to profit off a dead musician.
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#31
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pure truth, its wrong that they are trying to profit off a dead musician.

You really think so ,even such a great musicians play it?
#32
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You really think so ,even such a great musicians play it?

What does that even mean?!
#33
there are tons of guitars that will work for shred, and if your good enough you can play out of these specs, but in general

a shred guitar will have 24 frets (my roads pro has 22 but there are exceptions)
it will have an original floyd rose, and locking nut
its fretboard radius on the upper frets will be 16 or more (this allows for low action)
it will have a bridge humbucker
it will have a high out but bridge pickup
usually have large frets
scale is usually 25.5 even though my kramer nightswan (my favorite guitar) is 24.75
have extremely easy upper fret access


i dont think gibsons have a fretbaord radius greater than 14 (i have an exploer pro ((aka metal shred gutiar)) and its radius does not lend it self to nice low action, with that being said i can still throw down on it, but its not as easy as my 16 radius kramer or my compound (14-16) jackson

some guitars even have 18 radius fretbaords (i haven't tried these) but i bet they would be amazing for shred
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#34
Quote by Pat_s1t
Jackson RR24
Jackson RR24 Specs:
Body: Neck-thru, vintage Rhoads, alder
Neck: Maple 3-piece
Fingerboard: Ebony
Nut: Bone, 1-11/16
Scale: 25.5"
Inlay: Sharkfin
Frets: 24, small wire
Hardware: Gotoh tuners, non-locking
Bridge: Floyd Rose tremolo
Pickup - EMG 81
Controls - 1 volume
ESP Alexi Laiho 600
ESP LTD Alexi 600 Specs:
Body: Neck-thru, Alder
Neck: Maple 3-piece
Fingerboard: Ebony
Scale: 25.5"
Inlay: Sawtooth
Frets: 24 extra jumbo
Hardware: Black, Grover tuners
Bridge: Original Floyd Rose tremolo
Pickup: Seymour Duncan Blackout active humbucker
Controls: 1 volume

The only things different are the pickup, tuners, inlays and the size of the stripe, which are insignifiacnt/easy to switch. Both are great for metal. Get one if you like metal and are into v shapes


these.
#35
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What does that even mean?!

Actually I have ordered a Razorback Explosion and I should do the payment tomorrow so i can still cancel it. It s true I have no idea how Razorback sounds or plays, I couldn t try one.I am big fan of Dime and Trivium so if wanted something that stands out of crowd, Razorback was my clear choice, but I am starting to change my mind. Could you recommend me something else?