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post Oct 26 2009, 03:45 AM
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Long time no see guys. Lately my playing has been improving so I'm thinking its time to get rid of the cheap gear and start new with some professional equipment. I have been looking for a new metal guitar, specifically for the metalcore genre. I looked at the typical Jackson guitars, but something was making me look at PRS and ESP guitars. Any suggestions?


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post Oct 26 2009, 09:27 AM
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Most good guitars can be used for metal.
If you got a great amp with a great overdrive/distortion channel, or a great distortion pedal, almost any guitar will do smile.gif
So my suggestion is to buy a guitar you like a lot and feel comfortable with smile.gif

And of course have good amp/effects combo smile.gif
Or a good modelling option! (Line6, Boss, Axe-FX etc.)

That way you'l be trashing in no time biggrin.gif
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post Oct 26 2009, 10:07 AM
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there are a couple of mroe things to think about, for example weather or not you need a whammy because a neckthrough static bridge would help your sustain a lot. types of woods and pickups for the sound your going for, if its shreddy or very heavy


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post Oct 26 2009, 11:09 AM
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I think that Schecter makes great metal guitars.


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post Oct 26 2009, 11:46 AM
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Jackson are great for Metal


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post Oct 26 2009, 12:01 PM
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One + for schecter guitars. I will buy one by myself


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post Oct 26 2009, 12:07 PM
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As audiopaal says, I would prioritate to put my money in a good amp. If you have some size at your budget, you may consider Engl, higher end Marshalls, Blackstar or similar. Line 6 also have good amps for metal, though I don`t know them as much.

for guitar, I would stay away from PRS if it`s exclusively a metal guitar you want. PRS are very versatile guitars, but you`ll find a similar good metal guitar for a mucher lower price.

ESP, Scechter, Jackson, Ibanez, Dean (not mentioned a lot on gmc..?) are all good metal guitars which will give some good bang for your buck(not all of the models of course, but you`ll easily see which on suits the style wink.gif ).

For further help, you must be a bit more specific for which tones you seek. If it`s a sharp tone like Dime, or a destructive gain-tone like Meshuggah.

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post Oct 26 2009, 12:16 PM
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I was thinking of buying a Washburn WM17
http://www.aage.dk/shop/elektriske-guitare...llic-black.html


I know it's still a cheap guitar and maybe not as pro as Trey wants.

I might be able to get it for around 180 euro.
Now I only have this very very cheap squier 3xsingle coil pickups, and the Washburn would definately be an upgrade.

What do you say, that's a good price right? (I can't afford anything much more expensive)


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post Oct 26 2009, 12:25 PM
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QUOTE (Ulrik @ Oct 26 2009, 12:16 PM) *
I was thinking of buying a Washburn WM17
http://www.aage.dk/shop/elektriske-guitare...llic-black.html


I know it's still a cheap guitar and maybe not as pro as Trey wants.

I might be able to get it for around 180 euro.
Now I only have this very very cheap squier 3xsingle coil pickups, and the Washburn would definately be an upgrade.

What do you say, that's a good price right? (I can't afford anything much more expensive)


I agree with you that is definitely an upgrade. You`ll get humbuckers which is a must if you`re seeking a metal guitar, and the whammy is a fun addition even though I would`nt expect too much quality for that price.


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post Oct 26 2009, 12:38 PM
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QUOTE (mhskeide @ Oct 26 2009, 01:25 PM) *
I agree with you that is definitely an upgrade. You`ll get humbuckers which is a must if you`re seeking a metal guitar, and the whammy is a fun addition even though I would`nt expect too much quality for that price.


Thank you.

Actually the normal price is 400, so I think I'll by it!


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post Oct 26 2009, 12:45 PM
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QUOTE (Ulrik @ Oct 26 2009, 12:38 PM) *
Thank you.

Actually the normal price is 400, so I think I'll by it!



Depends on what you`re looking for.

When I felt it was time to buy my own el. guitar, I got an Ibanez for around 350 €. My preferance has always been rock and metal, but for the beginner I was then, the guitar felt great for anything!
If you`re in a bit of the same situation, I think you can buy that Washburn with safety wink.gif

Tell us how you like it if you go for it smile.gif


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post Oct 26 2009, 01:11 PM
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QUOTE (mhskeide @ Oct 26 2009, 06:07 AM) *
As audiopaal says, I would prioritate to put my money in a good amp. If you have some size at your budget, you may consider Engl, higher end Marshalls, Blackstar or similar. Line 6 also have good amps for metal, though I don`t know them as much.

for guitar, I would stay away from PRS if it`s exclusively a metal guitar you want. PRS are very versatile guitars, but you`ll find a similar good metal guitar for a mucher lower price.

ESP, Scechter, Jackson, Ibanez, Dean (not mentioned a lot on gmc..?) are all good metal guitars which will give some good bang for your buck(not all of the models of course, but you`ll easily see which on suits the style wink.gif ).

For further help, you must be a bit more specific for which tones you seek. If it`s a sharp tone like Dime, or a destructive gain-tone like Meshuggah.


I do play on my line 6's meshuggah setting...ALOT! I do need a wam-bam. I think I'm just going to make the 4 hour trek to my nearest guitar center and try them all out!


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post Oct 26 2009, 01:25 PM
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If you have a large guitar center "nearby" with all those brands, I would definitely take a road trip and they them all out wink.gif



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post Oct 26 2009, 02:34 PM
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How about teling us how much you are able to spend on your new metal guitar?!? happy.gif


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post Oct 27 2009, 02:05 AM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Oct 26 2009, 08:34 AM) *
How about teling us how much you are able to spend on your new metal guitar?!? happy.gif


Good Idea! WELLLLLLL my parents think I'm wanting the Matt Tuck Signature roads so since they set their price on the price of that guitar anywhere from 0-1200 dollars.


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post Oct 27 2009, 07:19 AM
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You should consider Ibanez, too. Go to your local shop and check some out smile.gif
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post Oct 27 2009, 01:49 PM
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The Jackson Matt Tuck Signature Rhoads is an amazing guitar! It plays, feels and sounds like a 2k+ guitar!!!
I was close to buying one but then I went for a used USA Jackson...


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post Oct 27 2009, 10:43 PM
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I recommend Jackson as well. Trond has a great guitar that sounds awesome for riffage, and I heard it has great playability, perhaps you can throw him a PM.


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post Oct 28 2009, 04:00 AM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Oct 27 2009, 07:49 AM) *
The Jackson Matt Tuck Signature Rhoads is an amazing guitar! It plays, feels and sounds like a 2k+ guitar!!!
I was close to buying one but then I went for a used USA Jackson...


I've been looking at that one heavily but I cant find the one that is black with silver bevels rather then silver with black bevels.


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post Oct 28 2009, 10:15 PM
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Go to a guitar shop, and start trying guitars out untill you find one that you feel comfortable with.
Also ask the man in the shop for some help (:
That's what I did, and it was the best thing to do, I found a guitar that I'm in love with haha
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