#1
so anyways at the moment i have a fender highway one strat
s/s/s
dunno why i bought it
i hate it
anyway
trading it
and adding some money
o all together im looking at a budget of around 450 quid
but if i need to go a little more
i will
anyway
my amp is a vox ad50vt
and im just looking for a guitar that has an absolutely brutal tone
death metal stuff like cannibal corpse slayer
but also more modern stuff like bring me the horizon as i lay dying etc
or if you think i would get a better tone
suggest a cheaper guitar and the correct pickups to put in it for that ultra heavy thrash tone
thanks very much
#2
you are probably better off getting a nice high-gain amp and putting a humbucker in the strat

however i have no clue how much 450 quid is in american dollars, but that is just my opinion as i'm not sure how br00tal your vox can go

Look into ESP/LTDs, Jackson, Schecter, Ibanez guitars
#3
Quote by di$TOrTed
you are probably better off getting a nice high-gain amp and putting a humbucker in the strat

however i have no clue how much 450 quid is in american dollars, but that is just my opinion as i'm not sure how br00tal your vox can go

Look into ESP/LTDs, Jackson, Schecter, Ibanez guitars

this,
i personally like Ibanez, and as much as i love As I Lay Dying's music their tone is a bit lacking imo

Seymour Duncan has some good single sized humbuckers for strats
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#4
I agree with him. i'm not sure how much money that is, but yeah, ESP/LTD is the way to go. espguitars.com check out their signature artists and see if you like anybody that plays with them.
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#5
Quote by justinb904
this,
i personally like Ibanez, and as much as i love As I Lay Dying's music their tone is a bit lacking imo


They used Washburns and Gibsons on the last album.

There isn't anything wrong for the music, it's fitting for metalcore.
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#6
ESP/LTD are generally considered the best for that.
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#7
Quote by CaRveItiNbass
I agree with him. i'm not sure how much money that is, but yeah, ESP/LTD is the way to go. espguitars.com check out their signature artists and see if you like anybody that plays with them.

ESP makes more signature models than Ibanez, but i have found Ibanez to have a better value and they tend to be better quality guitars.
#8
Quote by CaRveItiNbass
They used Washburns and Gibsons on the last album.

There isn't anything wrong for the music, it's fitting for metalcore.

the tone problem i was referring to was more with the amps they used which were some Kranks i think
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#9
your guitar will be fine, sound wise, if you get humbuckers (even though it may only fit single coil size humbuckers), maybe even just one for the bridge.

The real problem lies with your amp. the Vox AD50VT is not a br00talz amp. it tries to be, but its not particularly good at it.
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#10
IT doesnt REALLY matter what guitar you have, you just need some pedals.

Go try out some pedals ASAP!

I installed a humbucker in my strat, sounds a little more powerful on the 4th & 5th switch setting - but my pedals are so powerful, it really didnt matter what pickup i had.
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#11
Quote by BR0THERALEX
IT doesnt REALLY matter what guitar you have, you just need some pedals.

Go try out some pedals ASAP!

I installed a humbucker in my strat, sounds a little more powerful on the 4th & 5th switch setting - but my pedals are so powerful, it really didnt matter what pickup i had.

not with his current amp. It sounds like shit if you use distortion pedals with it. i know this because i have one/tried it.
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#12
Get a Les Paul. Those things weigh what, 20 pounds?
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#13
You won't get the brootals with that Vox, even if you buy the most metal Esp there is.

5150/Fireball/Rectifier/some other high-gain monster first
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