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#1
Hey guys...
Though I haven't got the money yet, I'm looking for ideas for my next guitar. My budget is roughly £500, though I might be willing to save up a bit more...

I'm looking for a versatile guitar which can handle shred, classic rock, blues.. Though really shred is the main deal for me...

I don't really wan't a Floyd Rose, mainly because they don't really appeal to me... But just a standard tremolo would suit me, though I'm not really fussed.

So In short: A guitar with a super easy to play neck, a thick, rich tone, for £500 or under (though I might be willing to save up a little...)

Thanks
#3

http://www.thomann.de/es/dean_guitars_angel_of_deth.htm

1059 EUR, I'm gonna get one when I have money for it

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#4
Quote by vvshred
whats wrong with a floyd rose

I don't really use them... So why pay the extra money?
EDIT to Gacel... According to Thomann it's £823... Quite a bit above my budget.
Last edited by DimebagJosho at Aug 4, 2008,
#5
how much does 500pounds come out to in canadian/american currency?
but; check out strats! nothing better than a good ol fashioned strat, i personally think strats are incredible for shredding, even ask yngwie malmsteen or joe stump.
a thin necked gibson les paul are good too., also, check out the esp ltd mh-1000 non tremolo, great guitar.
#6
Quote by DimebagJosho
I don't really use them... So why pay the extra money?

well with a floyd rose you would be able to use lower tunings and get really sweet action and the strings wont be way loose as opposed to using a guitar without a floyd rose
and they just get you good action anyways
#7
u can get Ibanez RGs without whammy bars (u meant all whammy bars right, not speficially the floyd rose?)
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#10
Quote by jimithrash
jackson string thru rr?

get this one if you dont want a floyd
#11
Quote by Nutman69
u can get Ibanez RGs without whammy bars (u meant all whammy bars right, not speficially the floyd rose?)

Well I don't really mind if it's just a standard tremolo... I just don't really wan't a floyd.
It's a bitch always having to carry an Allen Key around with you every time you're with your guitar.
#12
Quote by metulkult
how much does 500pounds come out to in canadian/american


$1000

Some of the more expensive Ibanez don't have a locking tremolo, but maybe you should re-think, since a floyd rose would help it stay in tune, it doesn't just male funny sounds.
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#13
Quote by DimebagJosho
Well I don't really mind if it's just a standard tremolo... I just don't really wan't a floyd.
It's a bitch always having to carry an Allen Key around with you every time you're with your guitar.

you can allways put one on a key ring if its that annoying,
but i dont see why you would need to bring it around, i never do
#15
Seriously guys, he doesn't want a floyd. Stop telling him what YOU want him to get, and start suggesting guitars to his needs.

jeeeeezz.

I'd have a look at the Ibanez RGA121. It's a little over budget, but it's a very nice guitar: http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/66925
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#16
Quote by vvshred
you can allways put one on a key ring if its that annoying,
but i dont see why you would need to bring it around, i never do

Lol Well my Edge tremolo for my 350DX at the moment goes out of tune all the time... I guess that's partly why I've been put of locking tremolos.
#17
this one is cheaper and might be ok for you, 648 EUR



http://www.thomann.de/es/esp_ltd_ex400ow.htm

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#18
Quote by DimebagJosho
Lol Well my Edge tremolo for my 350DX at the moment goes out of tune all the time... I guess that's partly why I've been put of locking tremolos.

is it a cheap guitar, because i have a jackson warrior with a tremelo and it never goes out of tune,
and you can just use the little tuning pegs on the floyd if it does
#19
try a HSS strat, because what you described exactly describes a strat.
try some of the mustaine deans, and the string thru razorbacks.
schecter c-1 and ltd-ex400 are great guitars too.
string thru rhoads (rr5) play extremely well and are easy on the eyes. if you do get it, get the ivory, its beautiful.
i think there are some string thru pretiges also, but dont count me on that.
try a jackson soloist too. 999$ on musiciansfriend, awesome guitar, and string thru.
#20
Quote by metulkult
try a HSS strat, because what you described exactly describes a strat.
try some of the mustaine deans, and the string thru razorbacks.
schecter c-1 and ltd-ex400 are great guitars too.
string thru rhoads (rr5) play extremely well and are easy on the eyes. if you do get it, get the ivory, its beautiful.
i think there are some string thru pretiges also, but dont count me on that.
try a jackson soloist too. 999$ on musiciansfriend, awesome guitar, and string thru.

Ye I gotta admit I really do like the RR5... And I was previously going to get a Schecter, but I couldn't find a UK seller.
#21
Buy a Kramer Superstrat through Craiglist or E-Bay?
My personal recommendation would be a Fender HM Strat
#22
MIM Fender strat with a pickup swap.
That should be just fine for shred.

Or a hardtail Ibanez with a pickup swap would be a fine purchase.
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#23
Shred machine...

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/66925

Cheaper shred machine...

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/x50-pro/67531

Neck won't be as slim as the Ibanez but it's definitely worth your attention.

Quote by vvshred
well with a floyd rose you would be able to use lower tunings and get really sweet action and the strings wont be way loose as opposed to using a guitar without a floyd rose
and they just get you good action anyways


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#24
Quote by metulkult
try a HSS strat, because what you described exactly describes a strat.


i agree with the HSS strat. also you could try an explorer.
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#25
Quote by vvshred
well with a floyd rose you would be able to use lower tunings and get really sweet action and the strings wont be way loose as opposed to using a guitar without a floyd rose
and they just get you good action anyways


Stop talking crap.

Anyway, i dont have much to contribute. I also am tired of floyd rose guitars. A bitch to tune, restring, maintain etc. I'm just gonna block my RG570s trem.
#26
I think every guitar that comes with a FR version has a non-trem version... as far as I know
#28
Quote by ChaosMaker911
try out an ibanez PGM301

http://www.ibanez.com/eg/guitar.aspx?m=PGM301

i admit im a bit biased toward anything paul gilbert, but its really a fantastic guitar. very versatile.

thats above his budget
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#29
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#30
There are a lot of Ibanez suggestions. It wouldn't be the first thing that comes to mind for someone who specifically asked for something that could handle blues. Thats not to say some models aren't good for that.

'Blues', 'Classic Rock', shredding capabilities - sounds more like a Strat man to me - or even a PRS. Something versatile with standard trem i guess.
#31
Carvin DC 127? you could get some nice added custom options with that budget. Jason Becker and Marty Friedman used to use Carvins.
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#33
Quote by duggyrocks
Stop talking crap.

Anyway, i dont have much to contribute. I also am tired of floyd rose guitars. A bitch to tune, restring, maintain etc. I'm just gonna block my RG570s trem.

haha your pretty stupid if you think im talking crap
but i did forget to add you would be able to use smaller gauged strings and tune lower and keep the same action and all that good stuff
#34
i would think this has been sugeested, but im going to say jackson dinky DMKGT or any other fixed bridge jackson
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#35
Quote by steven seagull
Shred machine...

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/66925

Cheaper shred machine...

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/x50-pro/67531

Neck won't be as slim as the Ibanez but it's definitely worth your attention.



srsly, what planet are you on?


+1 on whole post.

the ibanez is quite bright-sounding though. but it's a nice guitar.
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#36
Definatley a Jackson RR5 (ivory)

Just bought one and now I feel that I don't need any other guitars. Its kinda like a really souped up les paul and the pups are excellent and as the guy up there said, its very easy on the eyes!
#37
Ibanez PGM301 isn't to far out of your Budget, and if you like the look it is an AWESOME guitar. comes with DiMarzio PAF pros, which are really great. Otherwise a pestige RG Fixed bridge.
#38
I'd say PGM would be your best bet.

If it's too far out of your budget you could wait for a used/blem one or keep saving.
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