#1
Hello UG users. I've been playing for about 2 years now and I've started to get an itch to move to a more intermediate guitar. I'm saving a bit of money from each paycheck from my mini-golf job (woo) so I should have it soon from all that dough rolling in *cough*. So to get started my budget is $450. I'd also like to get something with EMG's already in it. I play mostly rock/metal. I was looking for Jacksons (on Musician's Friend) and this caught my eye and I like it: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Jackson-DXMB-X-Electric-Guitar?sku=512239

Noted Features:
Alder body
24 frets
EMG HZ pickups
Floyd Rose (although I'll rarely use it)

I went back to the site to look at it again and I came across this on the homepage. Looks like a good deal and it grabbed my interest as well: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Limited-Edition-G400-with-EMG-8185?sku=519397

Noted Features:
Mahogany body
22 frets
EMG 81 at bridge, 85 at neck

So they both look pretty nice to me. Tomorrow I'm going to go to the local guitar store because they sell Jacksons so I'll try one out. I'll also see if they have the Epiphone or a similar one to try. I also have some questions about the EMG's since I'm not that knowledgable about pickups and so. Like..what would the difference be between the HZ and 81/85? I'm sure they'd both sound nice and all.

Well please drop some comments and/or suggestions to other guitars. Thanks
#2
well if your only gonna use the floyd on a rare occasion, then it's not worth messing with.
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#3
Well i would get the one with the floyd rose. Just because you'll barely use it, doesn't mean one day will come when you need it.
#4
You should go for a tom anderson searchbar. shatnub.
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#5
although i love jacksons very much, the epi seems much better. its a hardtail, it has active EMGs as opposed to the much weaker passives (they should really do active only), its cheaper and the wood is a darker richer tone wood
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Quote by seizetheday1103
although i love jacksons very much, the epi seems much better. its a hardtail, it has active EMGs as opposed to the much weaker passives (they should really do active only), its cheaper and the wood is a darker richer tone wood


thanks for the input. it's also white. I don't really like the white color, but my other 2 guitars are both black and I don't really want another if I can avoid it...
#7
Quote by ChicNStu0017
thanks for the input. it's also white. I don't really like the white color, but my other 2 guitars are both black and I don't really want another if I can avoid it...


well thats a great deal w/ EMGs alone are like 180, and imo the white looks bonafide badass
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