Yeah, I get what you mean. When I first started playing, I was really into metalcore, which has a lot of "bouncing". What I mean by that, is that your right picking hand keeps going up and down to trigger palm mutes, due to certain notes that aren't palm muted in between the open E's.
I most likely worded that wrong/really badly, so sorry.
Either way, I don't have this problem anymore, because to be honest I just sucked it up and dealt with the pain. Eventually, the pain stopped, because I got used to it. My advice is to keep playing, and deal with the pain, as it will go away eventually.
Material: Jackson destroys it. Alder>Agathis. Weight: Tied. Nothing to heavy, nothing too light. Pickups: Both are pretty bad in terms of pickups. You would most likely be changing them out in either guitar for something better. Quality: Jackson in terms of these two guitars. Sound: Both will be bad, but the Jackson will sound great with a pickup change. The Ibanez won't sound as good, even with a pickup change.
In conclusion, it's obvious. Get the Jackson. I own many Kelly's, and they are all neck heavy, so be prepared to compensate a little.
It's very true that the audience miss mistakes that make you wince. It's usually the "oh shit" look on your face that alerts the error to the audience. If you just control your reaction and pretend nothing's wrong 99% of the audience will not notice what you think is an inexcusable ****up.
-Right off the bat, your tone is god awful. Fix it. -Your riff at the exact start is really boring and nothing original. -The first solo was terrible. No offence, but the tone was god awful and it was terribly phrased. -I feel it would be better if it was faster. -Second solo was way better but it was off time making it sound not very good in the mix. -Too repetetive at some parts. -Last solo was pretty good, but the phrasing needs some work it didn't go with the rhythm very well.
TWINE: -Cool intro -The vocals sound very thin. -I can hear the Pantera/Megadeth influence. -Again, solos off time and doesn't go with the rhythm. Pay more attention to the rhythm's timing. If it went with the rhythm, the solos would be great.
Neither. They both are terrible, and it is kind of obvious that you are choosing a guitar based on the looks alone.
Judging from what guitar's you are looking into, I'm assuming your budget is $400. In that case, an Ibanez RG321, a Schecter C-1 Plus, or a 2010 JS series Jackson would be a lot better then what you chos.
- Behringer UCA202 - Alesis GuitarLink - Behringer Guitar Link UCG102 - IK Multimedia Stealth Plug
The only one on your list I would go for is the Line 6 Pod GX, but for your purposes there is better. Sure, you can record guitar and bass with it, but not vocals. Yes, you can buy an adapter, but the one thing the GX lacks is phantom power, which is not very optimal for most mics you probably will be using.
Instead, I recommend the M-Audio Fast Track MKII interface. It will be much better for your needs.