#1
Okay I'm looking for a guitar for metallica and megadeth. Thats it. My amp, fender blues junior, and i have a strat so if you tell to me to get a new amp then i'll be playing a strat through a randall or something.
budget: $500
I'm seeing if i can put it up to $600, and if i can, then i'll be getting a dk2m dinky.
and i'm all for going used.
EDIT: needs a floyd rose
Last edited by stratdud39 at Oct 8, 2008,
#2
get an Epiphone V with some EMGs. that should do the trick.
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#3
I think you would be hard pressed to go passed an ESP Kirk Hammet has been playing them for 20 years and James for probably as long. Dave Mustain also was playing ESP guitars untill quite recently when he signed on with Dean. All have a signature series with ESP too
#5
the jackson might not be too bad.
look into some esps like someone said earlier. kirk hammett has been playing on those for a while...
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the jackson might not be too bad.
look into some esps like someone said earlier. kirk hammett has been playing on those for a while...


okay, i heard there lower end ones arent too good though, is this true?
#8
A lot of people will burn me for this... but I am in love with BC Rich. Their better ones, like NJ series and stuff are awesome, especially with EMGs, plus they have original and not licesnsed floyds.
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A lot of people will burn me for this... but I am in love with BC Rich. Their better ones, like NJ series and stuff are awesome, especially with EMGs, plus they have original and not licesnsed floyds.


dont they have a quality issue though?
#10
Agile Reaper Custom already has EMG's in it.

And it's a kick-ass V.
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Agile Reaper Custom already has EMG's in it.

And it's a kick-ass V.


Haha, way to edit that man

Ok, two things: One, you're not going to sound anything like Metallica/megadeth with a fender amp, so I'd atleast plan on getting a new amp sometime in the future.

Two, the guitar you linked to is bad. BAD. BAD. LTD's are pretty nice as long as you get a 500 series or above. B.C. Rich did have a quality thing going on for a long time, but recently have been stepping up the bar, and I do urge you to try the new NJ V. It's a neck-thru guitar, has an ebony fretboard, EMG 81/85, Grover tuners and an OFR, for $750. Try it, I was pleasantly surprised when I did.
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Haha, way to edit that man

Ok, two things: One, you're not going to sound anything like Metallica/megadeth with a fender amp, so I'd atleast plan on getting a new amp sometime in the future.

Two, the guitar you linked to is bad. BAD. BAD. LTD's are pretty nice as long as you get a 500 series or above. B.C. Rich did have a quality thing going on for a long time, but recently have been stepping up the bar, and I do urge you to try the new NJ V. It's a neck-thru guitar, has an ebony fretboard, EMG 81/85, Grover tuners and an OFR, for $750. Try it, I was pleasantly surprised when I did.


lol kk, no dean

and ya i will get a new amp in the future, not right now though.
and i love that b.c. rich, but i dont think i'll be able to get it new.
maybe used?
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I think you would be hard pressed to go passed an ESP Kirk Hammet has been playing them for 20 years and James for probably as long. Dave Mustain also was playing ESP guitars untill quite recently when he signed on with Dean. All have a signature series with ESP too


While I admit I know little to nothing about Metallica, I would say that I highly doubt either of these guys play their signiture model that is in the low price range of the TS.
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While I admit I know little to nothing about Metallica, I would say that I highly doubt either of these guys play their signiture model that is in the low price range of the TS.


exactly
#16
I'd think a strat through a randall or something would be closer to metallica than an esp or w/e with emgs through a blues junior.
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so should i get a new amp instead?


Probably. The tone is mainly from the amp, so yes.
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#19
Blues junior isn't really meant for metal, but if you like the sound you get from it with a dist. pedal, there's no need for a new one. I'd just think a metal-voiced amp would be better than a new guitar, plus you can have an amp for metal/heavy rock and then one for lighter things as well. I don't know how noisy a high gain amp might be with singlecoils though, unles you have an HSS strat
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Blues junior isn't really meant for metal, but if you like the sound you get from it with a dist. pedal, there's no need for a new one. I'd just think a metal-voiced amp would be better than a new guitar, plus you can have an amp for metal/heavy rock and then one for lighter things as well. I don't know how noisy a high gain amp might be with singlecoils though, unles you have an HSS strat


well, i love the tones from my blues junior, and it sound okay with my metal master, and my strat which has scn pickups(noiseless, they're not humbuckers though), but its sounding too thin, and obviously, its not sounding metal enough for me.
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Blues junior isn't really meant for metal, but if you like the sound you get from it with a dist. pedal, there's no need for a new one. I'd just think a metal-voiced amp would be better than a new guitar, plus you can have an amp for metal/heavy rock and then one for lighter things as well. I don't know how noisy a high gain amp might be with singlecoils though, unles you have an HSS strat

Seconded or thirded. I have a blues jr, and it's just not a metal amp IMO. Pak's SuperChamp XD can do metal much better than a blues Jr. (Unless you start swapping speakers and mods etc, then it's okay). But if you like it then great, it isn't a bad amp by any means, just not designed for the br00t4Lz. Blues and classic rock all day long. Randall RG50tc, that's a nice little metal amp.
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Seconded or thirded. I have a blues jr, and it's just not a metal amp IMO. Pak's SuperChamp XD can do metal much better than a blues Jr. (Unless you start swapping speakers and mods etc, then it's okay). But if you like it then great, it isn't a bad amp by any means, just not designed for the br00t4Lz. Blues and classic rock all day long. Randall RG50tc, that's a nice little metal amp.


If i did get a speaker swap, would it be more suitable for metal?
#23
^Yea but still not ideal. "metal" amps have more wattage because you need the headroom to get preamp tube saturation and not power tube saturation. Hard rock/classic rock has power tube saturation. Totally different scenarios. Don't get me wrong, many will tell you it can. I have a metal amp as well so I never had to "tweek" my blues jr to get there. JJ1565 tried pretty hard on hers. She said a Jekyl and Hyde pedal was the best she could find to get her blues jr there. Maybe test drive one of those and see what you think before spending money on anything. Just a thought.
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^Yea but still not ideal. "metal" amps have more wattage because you need the headroom to get preamp tube saturation and not power tube saturation. Hard rock/classic rock has power tube saturation. Totally different scenarios. Don't get me wrong, many will tell you it can. I have a metal amp as well so I never had to "tweek" my blues jr to get there. JJ1565 tried pretty hard on hers. She said a Jekyl and Hyde pedal was the best she could find to get her blues jr there. Maybe test drive one of those and see what you think before spending money on anything. Just a thought.


k thanks
still dont know what guitar to get, lol
#25
hey heard, my name, just to add 2 cents.

i would definately go with a different amp, if i had to choose between the two. then maybe add a humbucker in the strat (if it fits) depends on the strat.

and if you can also get a new guitar, maybe something with a nice floyd.

but trying to make a blues amp into a "metal" amp, isnt worth it. it cant push over a metal band anyway.

if you didnt have the money, id say, maybe keep trying to make it work. but since you asked...
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