#1
Ok my budget is ~1,500 usd max.
prefer not to have a floyd
Ibanez bolt ons are fine, anything else must be a set/set-thru/neckthru
a v would be awesome
prefered colors are black, white, red, or any combo of the three
High output pickups are a must, if i dont like em' i'll replace w/ emgs
ebony fretboard prefered, could deal with rosewood, but i'd rather not
no signiature guitars
nothing under 1k
a bone nut would be nice
2 pickupse preferred, could settle for 1, but i dont really want to
i live in america, so dont reccomend anything i cant reasonably obtain
ummm... thats a bout it
#2
I love my gibson V, and now that i put EMG's in it, it screams
Now officially has too much gear to list

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#3
i wuld say a good bolt on fixed bridge ibanez rg

and my reason for this is cos, ibanez guitars have super fast necks, and rg's are definately made for metal, soloing or just rythm, it makes other metal guitars sound like they are used in pop
Last edited by Mike 'em all at Sep 28, 2008,
#4
What kind of amp do you have? If you don't have anything good then I'd set quite a bit of cash aside for something from the Mesa Rectifier series. If you already have a good amp then look at a Gibson V or Gibson Explorer.
#5
Quote by pwrmax
What kind of amp do you have? If you don't have anything good then I'd set quite a bit of cash aside for something from the Mesa Rectifier series. If you already have a good amp then look at a Gibson V or Gibson Explorer.


guitar first, ill be geting a dual recto after guitar...

i played a explorer and a gibson v at Guitar Center, and absolutley loved them. but i wasnt the biggest fan of the rosewood board...
#6
ESP Eclipse II, mine screams and easily allows me access to chicks, once they hear my ridiculous tones through my new Krank amp head. I love my tone.
#8
What about an ESP LTD Alexi-600

* Neck-thru-body construction
* 25.5" scale
* Alder body
* 3-piece maple neck
* Ebony fingerboard
* Sawtooth inlays
* Seymour Duncan Blackout humbucker
* Volume control
* Black nickel hardware
* Grover tuners
* Original Floyd Rose bridge
* 24 extra jumbo frets
#9
Quote by suggy88
What about an ESP LTD Alexi-600

* Neck-thru-body construction
* 25.5" scale
* Alder body
* 3-piece maple neck
* Ebony fingerboard
* Sawtooth inlays
* Seymour Duncan Blackout humbucker
* Volume control
* Black nickel hardware
* Grover tuners
* Original Floyd Rose bridge
* 24 extra jumbo frets


Sorry man, dont want a sig, dont care for floyds

although sticking with the esp, what about this, but getting it re-painted to a matte-white



to this [sans sticker]
Last edited by Killedelphia19 at Sep 28, 2008,
#10
If you really want to be metal you wouldn't be buying a 1,500$ dollar guitar, you would be playing a piece of shit through a huge amp like the real metal heads.
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#11
Get a SL1T or SL2HT. Try to find one second hand. For 1500$, you should be able to by it.
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#12
Jackson RR5 perhaps?
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#13
you do know that something like a cheap as squire through a nice ass amp is going to sound a LOT better then an awesome guitar through a shitty amp. Just wanna make sure that you know this.

But with enough money you could always go for a custom guitar, like a carvin, but might be a bit too expensive
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#14
ESP Eclipse II is the way to go.

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#15
Quote by ICANSEEYOU7687
you do know that something like a cheap as squire through a nice ass amp is going to sound a LOT better then an awesome guitar through a shitty amp. Just wanna make sure that you know this.

But with enough money you could always go for a custom guitar, like a carvin, but might be a bit too expensive

If i (as metal player) would play only in my bedroom, i'd buy a decent solid state istead of a tube emp, because they sound often better on low volume levels than tube amps.
Certainly the distortion sounds better.
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#16
There are some good small tube amps for relatively little.
I have a Peavey VK Royal 8 and with a good OD pedal it can do anything.
Or you could go for a Mesa Boogie Express 5:50 (or 5:25 if you don't need 50 watts) which has a switch that makes it go from 50 watts to 5 without killing tone.

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#17
How about one of these?
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Schecter-Hellraiser-V1-Electric-Guitar?sku=515918
It's not using up all your money, but it still looks like a good deal.

The Eclipses are also really awesome.
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-Standard-Series-Eclipse-II?sku=516653

Jackson RR5, seems like it would be pretty good for metal.
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Jackson-RR5-Rhoads-Pro-Electric-Guitar?sku=512238

If you can find one, the Ibanez V's are pretty sweet.
#18
You could also go for the LTD deluxe series (even though I have yet to find one without those hideous abalone bindings) for less than 1000$ and save money for a good amp.

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#19
If u find a good price,ESP horizon....i tried it 3 days ago..............................................
#20
try getting a quote for a custom from http://www.ranguitars.com/ maybe
the specs you listed there are pretty conservative, would probably come to around $1500ish and you could tweak every little thing on it
#21
Quote by Killedelphia19
Ok my budget is ~1,500 usd max.
prefer not to have a floyd
Ibanez bolt ons are fine, anything else must be a set/set-thru/neckthru
a v would be awesome
prefered colors are black, white, red, or any combo of the three
High output pickups are a must, if i dont like em' i'll replace w/ emgs
ebony fretboard prefered, could deal with rosewood, but i'd rather not
no signiature guitars
nothing under 1k
a bone nut would be nice
2 pickupse preferred, could settle for 1, but i dont really want to
i live in america, so dont reccomend anything i cant reasonably obtain
ummm... thats a bout it

you seem to have enough requirements there to go and do some guitar research yourself slacker
#22
jackson king V/RR? you may be able to find a Dave Mustaine Y2KV floating arouns somewhere
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#24
Quote by LP_CL
If i (as metal player) would play only in my bedroom, i'd buy a decent solid state istead of a tube emp, because they sound often better on low volume levels than tube amps.
Certainly the distortion sounds better.


I love metal, and I love my b-52, but I got a weber mass100 on it for when im not jamming with friends, especially if there are drums present. If your a beginner or are never in a situation to play with friends or don't plan on gigging ever, sure go for a solid state, but even with an attenuator it will sound better

but meh, my two cents
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Seymour Duncan SH-5 in bridge
B-52 AT 112
Ted Weber Mass100 attenuator
EHX Small Clone
EHX Metal Muff
DIY Modded tubescreamer
Dunlop 535Q Wah
Wax Potting tutorial
#26
Jackson SLSMG soloist

Set neck
mahogany
ebony fretboard
EMG's
Sexy
and weighs hardly anything.

i love mine.
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#28
ESP, Schecter, Ibanez, yeah. We can't tell you what you'll like best. I was set on buying a ESP Viper, loved the look and everything. Never played one because there are no ESP dealers around here. When I finally walked into the store and grabbed it for the first time, I didn't like it. It was a amazing guitar, but the neck just wasn't what I was looking for. Then I grabbed a Schecter and bought it right away.
#29
Quote by Punkstar_13
Jackson SLSMG soloist

Set neck
mahogany
ebony fretboard
EMG's
Sexy
and weighs hardly anything.

i love mine.

SLSMG has, like all other soloists, a neckthru.
soloist wouldnt be a 'soloist' without the neckthru.
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#30
Quote by LP_CL
SLSMG has, like all other soloists, a neckthru.
soloist wouldnt be a 'soloist' without the neckthru.


I should probably know that about it....
oh well, still a great guitar
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#31
How much would it cost to get a horizon painted satin white, with a clear satin on the back of the neck?
#32
Quote by Killedelphia19
How much would it cost to get a horizon painted satin white, with a clear satin on the back of the neck?


anywhere from 300-700
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#33
Quote by Broken-pick
Jackson RR5 perhaps?


This. They're incredible.
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#36
I would check out Carvin. You can build the guitar you want and staying in the $1500 range. If you're wanting a non figured top, that usually saves a huge chunk of money. A white guitar with a black burst would be killer.

Any Ibanez Prestige guitar would be a great option. As would the ESP's or LTD deluxes. I'm not a jackson fan, that being said, some of their users swear by them. Sounds like you might be looking for a schecter as well.

Out of all those options though, I still highly recommend Carvin.

High output pickups are a bit overrated for metal. You want high harmonics, and full sounding pickups more than you want high output. that being said, pickups such as the Evolution, and Drop sonic sound great despite their output. IMO, I prefer medium output pickups for the neck and something a bit punchier for the bridge. EMG's are nice though, I recommend the 85's, 89's and 60's.
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#38
I'd deffinatly check out ESP Eclipse, ESP Horizon and some USA Jacksons. Getting a Horizon and painting it seams pointless to me. With the money you're spending on repainting you may as well find somebody or a dealer from out of country to ship a white Horizon to you.