#1
Ok, I want a little edgier and more metal geared guitar to contrast with my LP. I want one with a super fast neck, and a trem system. My budget is anywhere under 1200. I still havn't made up my mind on emg vs passives. I want to use this guitar for shred as well as metal, so im hesitant on EMG. Any comments welcome, Thanks!
some guitars im looking at:
ESP MH-1000 (Both styles)
Jackson RR3
Jackson Dinky
Schecter Hellraiser
Ibanez S series
Gibson Les Paul Special Faded with Evo bridge and PAF Joe neck. Mesa Boogie Rect-o-verb.
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#3
Some kind of RG Prestige should be sweet.

I have an RG3120, Mahogany body sounds great for metal but can easily do shred. Plus, the DiMarzios in it totally kill any EMG, ever.
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#7
An S or RG prestige Ibanez will fit your needs perfectly. Those wizard necks are ridiculously fast and the Edge Pro's are arguably the best in the business. I have an non-prestige S and it's incredible. The prestige ones can only be better.
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#8
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An S or RG prestige Ibanez will fit your needs perfectly. Those wizard necks are ridiculously fast and the Edge Pro's are arguably the best in the business. I have an non-prestige S and it's incredible. The prestige ones can only be better.


i also have a non prestige s i will never get rid of and only 1 small issue is lack of 23/24 fret but its not that big of a deal
#9
you can't beat an Ibanez prestige with dimarzio D-Activator X in the bridge....you wont get any better than that my friend.
#10
I wouldn't get EMG's if i was you, i have some in my Schecter and like them but they don't have any versatility, i would recommend this guitar

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.guitarvillage.co.uk/admin/pages/upload/Solids/Ibanez/ibanez-s2170fw-nat_m.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.guitarvillage.co.uk/product-detail.asp%3Fid%3D2555&h=368&w=750&sz=51&tbnid=MZ05IFmfXfcJ::&tbnh=69&tbnw=141&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dibanez%2Bs&hl=en&usg=__lUsAGRpoSE-4V9FC3kx8EWVP2mI=&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=6&ct=image&cd=1

With these pickups

Bridge- Bareknuckle Warpig/Nailbomb/Miracle Man

Neck- Dimarzio Air norton or a bareknuckle, don't know much about their neck pikcups
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#11
Yea, the S2170 is great, but a little too expensive. Whats wrong with the MH-1000?
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#12
Get a RR3

PS: The only reason i'm saying this is because i like it

TBH pick anyone you want take a close look at the specs to see which ones you need not want.
#13
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Yea, the S2170 is great, but a little too expensive. Whats wrong with the MH-1000?


But so worth it ;P
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#14
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But so worth it ;P

I have always loved the looks, but its overpriced for what you get.
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#15
So what about the MH-1000 with SDs?
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#16
get a jackson
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#17
Please be more specific
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#18
RR5? RR3 and by EMGs? Ibanez RG Prestige? Alex Laiho's sig?
Schecters...I'd say the C-1 Classic for versatile styles but that's imo. For pure metal, Hellraisers.

I'd pick the RR5 if I have the money.
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#19
the dinky is the only jackson that ive played for more than 10 minutes, ive played my friends and its a great guitar, I really like it, try it out though of course before you buy it.

The RR3 is good too from what I hear, but v shaped guitars are kind of a pain to play sitting down, sure you can just play it in classical position but its still kind of a hassle.
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#22
Im leaning pretty heavily to the MH-1000 now, anyone want to comment on the EMG vs SD versions?
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#23
About anything ESP.
If you want a really cheap one The ESP MH-50 is great, it also has a floyd rose
#24
Whats the difference between MH400 and MH1000?
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#26
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It's a nice guitar, but i've heard terrible things about the sustain for that particular sabre.

Ehh, I'm pretty sure TS will be using alot of gain anyway.

Why not save up a little more for an actual ESP if you got that much to spend?
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#27
Because 1200 is really stretching it 1000 is prolly about the highest I would go
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#28
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Because 1200 is really stretching it 1000 is prolly about the highest I would go

You can still score a nice ESP, Jackson Soloist or Ibanez S5470 (all used though).
There's the Jackson SL3 too or this .

Honestly, you don't need much more to save up to go from the 'good' guitar range to 'great' (mainly craftsmanship).
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#29
Honestly, the more I hear and see the mh-1000, the more I think I wouldn't take hardly any guitars over it. I mean, I love the sound/looks/playability, to me it is just about the perfect guitar.
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#30
I am actually leaning towards not buying a new guitar now. The only things that really bothered me were the weak bridge pickup in my LP, and the rather high action. After going to guitar center, I decided that the action didn't really affect all that much in my playing style, and I can just get a new bridge pickup. Plus, I save like $800 this way, and i can buy some pedals.
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I assume you're playing just open strings, so not to scratch your frets.