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Praetorian
post May 14 2009, 11:41 PM
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I was wondering what options are out there with these details:

Mahogany body
Set neck or Through neck
String through body - fixed bridge (obviously!)
Dual humbucker setup
Not a "V" body
Less than $1,000

I have tried a Schecter C-1 Hellraiser and liked it. I would love to try a Jackson SLSMG, but have never seen one in person. They are less than $1,000 used...not new! What other contenders do you guys like?

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post May 15 2009, 12:21 AM
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check out these guitars:

http://www.thomann.de/de/esp_ltd_jd_600_stblks.htm
http://www.thomann.de/de/jackson_slsmgbk.htm
http://www.thomann.de/de/esp_ltd_jd_600_stblks.htm
http://www.thomann.de/de/esp_ltd_h1001_emg_bk.htm
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post May 15 2009, 01:33 AM
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String through body leaves not many options...

If you go for Schecter you can choose between the Blackjack Series (passive Seymour Duncan Jeff Beck/59 pickups), the Blackjack ATX series (active Seymour Duncan Blackouts) or the Hellraiser series (active, coil-splitable emg pickups)

Almost every shape that Schecter offers is available in these variations

Esp is too expensive but Esp Ltd is a possibility like the jon donais signature Skalde mentioned, regular ltds are the mh, h, ax or graphic explorer series.

The Jackson SLSMG is a great bang for the buck, especially if you find the Schecter Necks to thick.
Other than that, there are Jackson Dinky models (with bolt on necks) in your price range, or even more expensive soloists with string through body

And that's about it. Dean makes some V's and ML shapes with string through and BC rich has some string throughs with odd shapes but that's prolly not what you're looking for.


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post May 15 2009, 01:34 AM
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I think this Ibanez may be one to consider. I would definitely look at the SLSMG, watch out for the ones with the EMGhz pickups though.


http://www.zzounds.com/item--IBARGT42FX


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post May 15 2009, 02:16 AM
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Look up the esp ltd fx 400, or the 260. i have a 260 that i put seymour duncans in , and i only actually payed around 400 for it. both are incredible guitars, i think the difference between them is that the 400 come preloaded with emgs
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post May 15 2009, 03:07 AM
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The Schecter C-1 Classic fits your list, maybe the whole C-1 line, but I could be wrong. I think there might be one with a tremolo.
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post May 15 2009, 03:19 AM
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QUOTE (skennington @ May 14 2009, 08:34 PM) *
I think this Ibanez may be one to consider. I would definitely look at the SLSMG, watch out for the ones with the EMGhz pickups though.


http://www.zzounds.com/item--IBARGT42FX



Skenny - you prefer the EMGhz to the active 81/85's? What do you like about them?


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post May 15 2009, 03:30 AM
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The EMG hz are the passive equivalent to emg 81/85 combo but the truth is: Emg is only good with passive pickups, the Hz aren't really bad but there are WAY BETTER passive pickups out there!


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- Gibson Les Paul Custom Arctic White with EMG 81/85
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- Peavey 6505+ head with Marshall 1960AV 4x12 cab
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- Dunlop Crybaby From Hell, Maxon OD808, Boss TU-2, MXR CarbonCopy, ISP Decimator, MXR Custom Audio Electronics Booster

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post May 15 2009, 04:12 AM
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QUOTE (Praetorian @ May 14 2009, 10:19 PM) *
Skenny - you prefer the EMGhz to the active 81/85's? What do you like about them?



NO WAY! And I didn't like the H4's I put in a RX10. The 81/85 combo imo, blows these passives out of the water. As said, if you want to stick with a passive p/u, there are a lot better choices from which to choose.

Pickups are a dime a dozen and it's all about the tone you are looking for. Actually, one of my guitars will keep the 81/85 combo, the other, I'm looking at a set of Stan Hinesley's. cool.gif

Just focus on the guitar at this point, you'll probably end up changing things around anyway.

Some great economical p/up's that I would recommend are made by Kent Armstrong and Bill Lawrence. These are sold under the name, but if you want an original hand wound, they are still available at a premium.


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