#1
I am planning to get a new guitar but these are only thoughts(i will may upgrade in the jannuary)..I play 2.5 years and i have an ibanez GSA60 :s. .so time for upgrade


BC RICH MockingBird Special or Ibanez Iceman??
#2
wow 25 years? you shouldve upgraded a long time ago. now youre probably too old to be seen with a guitar
#3
2.5

what amp do you have? what music do you mainly play? what's your budget?
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#4
What is your budget and what music do you want to play? (metal I guess?)
Keep in mind that a new guitar won't do much for your sound if your amp is sh*t. What amp are you using?
Do you have any preferences concerning pickups, bridge, etc.?

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#5
Budget: 500 euros max.600

Style: Metal,Classic Rock, Heavy Metal, Funky, Blues

I prefer neck through guitars, i love white guitars, i prefer duncan pickups

My amp is a shitty Fender SS :p but it doesnt matter..Where i reherse with my amp(studio) they have tube amps..
#6
Don't get anything associated with B.C. Rich unless it was either built in the 80s or custom shop. Their production line is god awful.
#7
my concern about neck-thru at that budget is that you might struggle at your budget to get as nice a guitar as you can if you're willing to go with either a bolt-on or set-neck. is it a "prefer" or a deal breaker? if it's not a deal-breaker, something like a washburn x50pro would be cool, if you can get them where you are...

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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#8
Didn't find any particularly interesting neck through guitars in your price range, anyway, here goes:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/ibanez_sas32exwh.htm
It does not have Duncan pups, but the money you'd have left is enough to get yourself a pair of Duncans, too. In it's basic configuration it is pretty versatile but has rather hot pups which work best for higher gain sounds. The trem is nice, too.

A little different:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/gibson_flying_v_faded.htm
Lower end Gibons have become cheap as dirt in recent months. The fretboard wood used on most of them is meh (pretty rough), but otherwise they seem good to me. I think I don't need to say much about the V: Mahogany body and neck, ceramic pickups, strong tone with lots of mids. Does rock and metal well. I'd try before buying if at all possible, because I don't trust quality control on cheaper Gibsons.

And for something completely different from what you asked for, but it's a great instrument that does rock and metal well:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/yamaha_pacifica_812v_tlb.htm
http://www.thomann.de/gb/yamaha_pacifica_812v_ovs.htm
Yeah, it does not look like a metal axe, but it works for every genre you want to play. Duncan pups, good trem, comfy neck... think about it.

EDIT: You asked about the iceman:
I have not tried the current model, but it's predecessors were good. The specs on it look good and the white one goes for 611€:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/ibanez_ict700_wh.htm
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#9
i dont know if i said it good "neck through" but i mean i dont want the neck seperate from the body.
#10
^^ +1 on the yamaha pacifica 812, those things are excellent. problem is, it looks like being neck-thru is the deal-breaker...

http://www.thomann.de/gb/ibanez_rgt6exfx_bk.htm?sid=6d6e9827dd55fbc0bc4c5885849b6ac3 there's that, but it's 700 euro, and I haven't tried it... as i said, the problem is your budget, there are just not too many good neck-thru guitars at your budget... it's entirely possible that there's something obvious which I'm missing, of course. Just you want to be careful that you aren't buying a mediocre neck-thru guitar when you could get a good (or great!) bolt-on or set-neck instrument. I mean, the (arguable) advantages of the neck-thru design will more or less pale into insignificance if the guitar isn't that great...

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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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Et tu, br00tz?