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post Sep 3 2007, 07:30 AM
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Can someone give me any suggestions of a guitar that works for metal/shred, that lasts the rest of my life(not some cheap ass copy) and cost around 8-900$?


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post Sep 3 2007, 07:45 AM
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Find a parker nitefly on ebay for $5-900 and I promise you you'll love it biggrin.gif


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post Sep 3 2007, 07:47 AM
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QUOTE (JVM @ Sep 3 2007, 06:45 AM) *
Find a parker nitefly on ebay for $5-900 and I promise you you'll love it biggrin.gif

I'm a little sceptical of buying used guitars on the internet biggrin.gif


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post Sep 3 2007, 07:49 AM
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QUOTE (Robin @ Sep 2 2007, 06:47 PM) *
I'm a little sceptical of buying used guitars on the internet biggrin.gif


Best way to go man. Otherwise, go for an ibanez or a shechter.


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post Sep 3 2007, 07:51 AM
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QUOTE (JVM @ Sep 3 2007, 06:49 AM) *
Best way to go man. Otherwise, go for an ibanez or a shechter.

Ok thanks, I'll check those out.

Maybe I'll go to the local store some day and check out different brands. Too bad they almost only got cheap beginner brands tongue.gif maybe they got something new now, dunno xD


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post Sep 3 2007, 07:53 AM
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What do you have right now?


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post Sep 3 2007, 08:01 AM
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QUOTE (JVM @ Sep 3 2007, 06:53 AM) *
What do you have right now?

Gibson Explorer Studio. I have had it for 4 years now.

You see, I used to think it was just awesome for blues and metal, but then I tried my dads Fender Stratocaster. I hadnt tried it since I bought my Explorer, and it turned out that when I played the Strat I was in heaven. Becuase it is a thousand times better for blues playing than my Explorer. Though, the Strat do not work for metal at all.

Sure, my Explorer works fine for metal, but what if I sell it, and buy a much cheaper guitar with alot fatter, heavier tone? And maybe even a Floyd Rose tremolo, if that doesnt get too expensive.

The only positive thing I can think of at the moment with my Explorer is that it got the best neck that I have ever played on, and it weigh almost nothing, great for live playing.

So I kinda thought: Strat for blues playing, and a new rather cheap guitar for metal. (Cheap is around 800-900$.)


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post Sep 3 2007, 08:07 AM
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QUOTE (Robin @ Sep 2 2007, 07:01 PM) *
Gibson Explorer Studio. I have had it for 4 years now.

You see, I used to think it was just awesome for blues and metal, but then I tried my dads Fender Stratocaster. I hadnt tried it since I bought my Explorer, and it turned out that when I played the Strat I was in heaven. Becuase it is a thousand times better for blues playing than my Explorer. Though, the Strat do not work for metal at all.

Sure, my Explorer works fine for metal, but what if I sell it, and buy a much cheaper guitar with alot fatter, heavier tone? And maybe even a Floyd Rose tremolo, if that doesnt get too expensive.

The only positive thing I can think of at the moment with my Explorer is that it got the best neck that I have ever played on, and it weigh almost nothing, great for live playing.

So I kinda thought: Strat for blues playing, and a new rather cheap guitar for metal. (Cheap is around 800-900$.)

Strats are great guitars, no doubt. But unless you're really hell bent on it, I think you can find another guitar that can play the blues just fine and do metal at the same time. For example my parker can certainly do that with it's humbucker in the bridge and neck/mid single coils., If you want new they're $1400ish. If you're still bent on getting a strat AND something though, I'd still say look at an ibanez or shechter.

Thought of replacing pickups?

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post Sep 3 2007, 08:10 AM
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I just found a Washburn x40 Pro for ~860$ from a norwegian dealer. It used to cost twice, or so it says.

To me it looks pretty good, I have no experience with this guitar though.

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QUOTE (JVM @ Sep 3 2007, 07:07 AM) *
Strats are great guitars, no doubt. But unless you're really hell bent on it, I think you can find another guitar that can play the blues just fine and do metal at the same time. For example my parker can certainly do that with it's humbucker in the bridge and neck/mid single coils., If you want new they're $1400ish. If you're still bent on getting a strat AND something though, I'd still say look at an ibanez or shechter.

Thought of replacing pickups?

I have replaced the pickups. It got better, but still a pretty weak tone. As I said, the body is extremely light.

Btw if I buy a guitar that is both good for metal and blues I'll just buy a Les Paul.

But to save money I figured I might just buy a cheap guitar for metal, and stay with the Strat smile.gif


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post Sep 3 2007, 08:14 AM
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QUOTE (Robin @ Sep 2 2007, 07:10 PM) *
I just found a Washburn x40 Pro for ~860$ from a norwegian dealer. It used to cost twice, or so it says.

To me it looks pretty good, I have no experience with this guitar though.

Maple Body Platinum Metallic Finish
Floyd Rose Bridge
HSH pickups
Rosewood fingerboard
X inlay at 12th Fret
Exclusive Grover 18:1 gear ratio tuners
I have replaced the pickups. It got better, but still a pretty weak tone. As I said, the body is extremely light.

Btw if I buy a guitar that is both good for metal and blues I'll just buy a Les Paul.

But to save money I figured I might just buy a cheap guitar for metal, and stay with the Strat smile.gif


Ah okay, well I thought you might have been against the les paul blues sound (I don't know how that could be, but I thought maybe you wanted single coil blues sound).

So, in this case, I say get yourself a mighty fine, nice ol' hellraiser.


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post Sep 3 2007, 08:17 AM
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QUOTE (JVM @ Sep 3 2007, 07:14 AM) *
Ah okay, well I thought you might have been against the les paul blues sound (I don't know how that could be, but I thought maybe you wanted single coil blues sound).

So, in this case, I say get yourself a mighty fine, nice ol' hellraiser.

I love them both smile.gif
Though, the Strat might have a thinner neck? I cant really remember, I only tried a Les Paul a few mintues in a guitar shop when I was at vacation this summer.


Thanks alot, I'll go check with the local store if they are able to get one of those.


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post Sep 3 2007, 08:21 AM
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QUOTE (Robin @ Sep 2 2007, 07:17 PM) *
I love them both smile.gif
Though, the Strat might have a thinner neck? I cant really remember, I only tried a Les Paul a few mintues in a guitar shop when I was at vacation this summer.
Thanks alot, I'll go check with the local store if they are able to get one of those.


The Strat neck is way thinner than the LP. So most likely, much thinner than your Explorer as well (I've always wanted an explorer tongue.gif). My Telecaster has a similar neck to the strat but not quite. The Tele is the second most comfortable neck I've ever played, after my nitefly. The strat neck in other words is pretty comfortable but I guess you already know that tongue.gif


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post Sep 3 2007, 08:26 AM
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QUOTE (JVM @ Sep 3 2007, 07:21 AM) *
The Strat neck is way thinner than the LP. So most likely, much thinner than your Explorer as well (I've always wanted an explorer tongue.gif). My Telecaster has a similar neck to the strat but not quite. The Tele is the second most comfortable neck I've ever played, after my nitefly. The strat neck in other words is pretty comfortable but I guess you already know that tongue.gif

Yeah the Strat neck is pretty good. Though, its a little unusual going from the Explorer to the Strat, when it comes to playability.

Btw, been watching some videos and reviews of the Schecter Hellraiser C-1 FR. Looks and sounds awesome! Seems like everyone are happy with it. I definatly need to check it out.

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post Sep 3 2007, 08:41 AM
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It's a really nice sounding guitar. Personally I tried it out and it wasn't for me, but it could have just been a bad set of strings or something tongue.gif It felt solid and well put together, sounded great. If you get one let me know how you like it smile.gif


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post Sep 3 2007, 08:43 AM
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QUOTE (JVM @ Sep 3 2007, 07:41 AM) *
It's a really nice sounding guitar. Personally I tried it out and it wasn't for me, but it could have just been a bad set of strings or something tongue.gif It felt solid and well put together, sounded great. If you get one let me know how you like it smile.gif

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post Sep 3 2007, 09:04 AM
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I Just have to suggest a Jackson.

Every Ibanez I've tried had something weird to the neck
ESP's are quite beefy, and your probably not lookin for somtin like that.
The jackson's ive tried just felt right in my hands, Im just suggesting this because we both play gibson and I'm just letting you know what I feal is comftourble other then my gibson

might I suggest a v?
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Jac...ng-V?sku=512235

Nothing is more metal then a black v smile.gif

I've tried a really cheap jackson v and it felt amazing, quite close to my sg so I cant imagine what this model is like.

But of course you just gotta try all them out for yourself.

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post Sep 3 2007, 09:23 AM
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Jacksons are cool too. I like Dinkys.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Jac...inky?sku=512231

"Jackson's compound-radius fingerboard curves more dramatically at the nut for easy chording and flattens out as it approaches the neck joint for low-action bends without fretting out. With a more relaxed hand, you'll play better!"

My parker has this kind of neck as well, it's pretty cool I must say.

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QUOTE (JVM @ Sep 3 2007, 09:14 AM) *
Ah okay, well I thought you might have been against the les paul blues sound (I don't know how that could be, but I thought maybe you wanted single coil blues sound).

So, in this case, I say get yourself a mighty fine, nice ol' hellraiser.

+1 on that. I've said it before biggrin.gif


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Ibanez all the way, ive never played a better guitar for metal/ shred smile.gif
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