#1
what I have now: I now have a crappy Ibanez jumpstart pack guitar.

my amp: crate v18 212

skill level: I still consider myself a beginner at electric (I play acoustic at church)..but would like to improve my skills. My guitar just isn't cutting it for me.

what I play: I like playing Christian rock stuff like Switchfoot, but I also like ACDC and Metallica<--(I can't do the solos..) So I guess a pretty versatile guitar, as I'll probably be playing electric at church soon..

Budget: less that 500, but preferably less than 400.
#2
Ibanez RG2EX1 would be nice, fixed bridge, EMG designed pickups which aren't too bad actually, basswood body, thin neck, 24 frets and in my opinion a guitar that feels very nice, and its...300 bucks, or an Ibanez RG321 which is essentially the same thing except that its a mahogany body and INF pickups.
#3
HSS fender mim strat could probably help you with that, but i usually go for fender. If not, then whatever Epiphone LP that cost around there would probably be pretty good for you.
#4
ibanez rg2ex1 is nice. its durable, and the guitar plays great and is set up well. its only 300 at guitarcenter and musicians friend. i upgraded the pickups cause i didnt like them, but most like them a lot
#5
i think an Epi Sg 400 or les paul standard would be best for you, an HSS fender probably wont get metallica, and a low end RG probably wont get chruch music.
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#6
Quote by deathbyawesome
i think an Epi Sg 400 or les paul standard would be best for you, an HSS fender probably wont get metallica, and a low end RG probably wont get chruch music.

Have you never played a HSS Strat before? They kick ass at anything really.


I would say then, and if you need a hotter bridge, get a new pickup in there. The single coils'll get the church songs thing.
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#7
yup, go with the sg400
i would say an epiphone dot but they have a bit too much twang for metallica
maybe a used MIM strat
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#9
u can't use an sg for church music!! it has ****ing devil horns on it.
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