ESP Flying V Shape Black finish w/ black diamond plate Set-Thru construction 25.5" scale length Mahogany body Rosewood fretboard Custom bullseye inlays 24 extra-jumbo frets White binding on neck and headstock Black hardware Grover tuners Tone-Pros TOM bridge String-thru-body EMG 81 pickups Master volume control Maste tone control 3-way toggle switch
guitar-wise, go with the ESP Eclipse-II or ESP Eclipse Custom. i dunno, i personally kinda like the ESP Eclipse better than a Les Paul. amp-wise, you should definetely go for that Mesa/Boogie Triple Rectifier.
okay, this is like the loudest most expensive Crate solid state amp head i've found. has anybody played it before and if so, how is it. i know the Blue Voodoo Series is amazing, i played the 150 watt half stack yeasterday but it might be a bit too pricey for me. so would this amp do?
sometimes you could use bends and slides instead of hammer ons and pull offs. if there's a chord being played under your solo, play an arpeggio of that chord. learn how to sweep and tap to increase you speed, but don't overuse them. throw some chromatics in every once in a while when it sounds cool.
just learn as many techniques as you can and try to apply them all when soloing.
Hey Ryan, I'm Dave. I sent you an e-mail earlier. Our band is actually in Florissant. We have a guitarist (me), a bassist, and a drummer and we're currently looking for a singer and second guitarist. We're also currently working on material for an EP in the near future. We're very interested having you over for a jam/tryout. You in? Hit me back!