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Rated Htr
post Feb 11 2009, 10:17 PM
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I want to buy a new guitar to do powerful riffs, I love my fender american stratocaster but I want to have something powerful, any type of metal...Don't tell me, you should try before buying, just tell what guitars you like and think suitable, money is no object, I just want lots of opinions to look into.

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Hearing again good things about Scheters so, any ideas? Should I pick a Schecter to a les paul or something like that?

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post Feb 11 2009, 10:23 PM
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GOD if money is no object then there are thousands of choices...
Can you be a bit more specific about money to spend, brands, shapes etc?

For powerfull riffs you have to go for humbuckers and a massive mahagony guitar to get that chunky low end, so any Les Paul type would do wonders...other choices are an Explorer or Flying V or basicly every heavy mahagony body guitar


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post Feb 11 2009, 11:00 PM
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The above is nothing but true.

The ESP LTD EC-1000s are mahogany too. They come with active pickups stock.

If you like thinner necks the EC-1000 will shine over a Les Paul.

They may look similar but they dont feel at all the same.

The Ibanez RG series is a riff machine as well. As are the Jackson Dinky's, Soloists, Kelly's.

I'm willing to bet that more punishing riffs are tracked with a Gibson Les Paul than any other guitar.


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post Feb 11 2009, 11:12 PM
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A bc rich mockingbird special and replace the neck pickup with a dimebucker and you got the tone you need man
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product...itar?sku=512697

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post Feb 11 2009, 11:22 PM
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I love the sounds of ESP's.. So I agree with jer: ESP LTD Eclipse 1000 is kickass!


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post Feb 12 2009, 12:41 AM
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IF money is not an object, I would recommend the best LP you can find. They are great for heavy riffing.


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post Feb 12 2009, 12:45 AM
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Well, personally if money wasn't an option, I'd have a Vigier.


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post Feb 12 2009, 12:59 AM
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I would go with a good LP!!! smile.gif


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post Feb 12 2009, 01:00 AM
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caparison hands down....many many players use em, especially heavy players


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post Feb 12 2009, 01:02 AM
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I'm just saying money is no object but, let's call a limit of 3000$, enought for a les paul, let's say that...I prefer mostly power metal, but I just want something that can really push the power of distortion, since I own a fender american stratocaster that can make the cleaness of a swan


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post Feb 12 2009, 01:23 AM
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So it's a Les Paul Custom with the High Gain pickups of your choice!


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post Feb 12 2009, 02:18 AM
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An ibanez custom shop no? Anywho, whatever´s left of the budget, get a good amp, it´s arguably more important than the guitar.


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post Feb 12 2009, 04:12 AM
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QUOTE (DaniHel @ Feb 12 2009, 01:18 AM) *
An ibanez custom shop no? Anywho, whatever´s left of the budget, get a good amp, it´s arguably more important than the guitar.


Already have 4 amps with 265 watt power combined...the only amp I'll buy next, is a mesa boogie for stage performance


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post Feb 12 2009, 04:31 AM
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I'd get a Washburn USA custom shop and put in Seymour Duncan Blackouts. I know Washburn sounds like a weird choice but they play AMAZING. You could also put EMG's in or maybe some nice high output Dimarzios like an air norton, etc. Here's a link. Or the Nick Catanese model if you're into signature models (I like this one even tough i think signature model's are LAME)
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http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product...itar?sku=501301


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post Feb 12 2009, 08:29 AM
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A Gibson Les Paul or an ESP Eclipse/Horizon (without Tremolo) etc. smile.gif
Great guitars for riffin'!!
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post Feb 12 2009, 08:46 AM
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Get a custom built at some nice luthier and decide everything into the smallest detail yourself...
I had mine made in Poland, so I wasn't even close to $3000. Still I didn't cut back on any costs, I got everything jut the way I wanted and it cost me around $1700.
Of course, luthiers in other countries may be much more expensive... I know, I sent price request to many!


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post Feb 17 2009, 08:42 AM
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EDIT in first post


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post Feb 17 2009, 09:13 AM
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I love my new LP, but i'm not sure it is a true metal guitar, defo somethin like an Ibanez Jem would be a solid buy.
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post Feb 17 2009, 12:26 PM
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Limited edition Black Beauty with uncovered pickups


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