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Buying a guitar.
« on: August 07, 2007, 08:05:33 pm »
Hi, I want to buy a new guitar but I don't know a lot about them so can anyone help me with this? Pricerange is about 550-800 euro for the guitar. I play mostly hardrock, my favourite bands are: Machinae Supremacy (DUH xD) ,Bullet For My Valentine, Breakin Benjamin, System Of A Down, Papa Roach, Anberlin, Three Days Grace, Billy Talent, The Killers. That kind of stuff...

A few days ago I found out that the soloist of MaSu plays with a Jackson KE2 Kelly, so I looked for some info and I found the KE3 Kelly which is a lot cheaper offcourse, but still decent. Is this true? Anyone plays with it?


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Re: Buying a guitar.
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2007, 10:06:37 pm »
Copied from the other thread a post i earlier made, mainly because i'm a lazy bastard but reading through might give you some ideas.

Good looking and black preferred.. those two do not match.

But i'm willing to ignore that like nothing happened for this once and sum up some awesome guitars that might give you an idea or two.



The ESP LTD EC1000, Vintage Black, A very awesome guitar, and... EMG's !



This baby is 999,- Euros.

  • Set-neck construction
    24.75” Scale
    Mahogany body
    3-piece mahogany neck
    Rosewood fingerboard
    Abalone flag inlays w/model name at 12th fret
    EMG 81/60 active pickups
    2 volume & 1 tone control with 3-way toggle
    Gold hardware
    Sperzel locking tuners
    Earvana compensated nut
    TonePros locking bridge with stop tailpiece
    Binding on body neck & headstock
    24 XJ frets



Or the Maverick F1 ! I bought one yesterday and man am i impressed.


I have this one in Picalilly Yellow though.

Features :


  • Special Feature 2  Roller Tone and Volume Controls 
    Neck  One Piece Maple 
    Finger Board  AAA Grade Indian Rosewood 
    Frets  24 
    Bridge  Floyd Rose 
    Body  Basswood 
    Hardware  Chrome 
    Pickups  2 A-Type Custom Humbuckers 
    Machine Heads  Maverick Die-Cast 


I have custom Seymour Duncan pickups on mine.



Ibanez ! You can NOT think of buying a guitar, and not thinking of ibanez.

It has some great guitars in every price class..

The J&M (JEM) Is the vai signature guitar, you know, with the handle. AWww feck it, ill put a picture up.

http://www.guitarattic.com/Guitars/Ibanez%20Jem77BMR.jpg
- Its too big for here.
(beware this one is a tad expensive.)


Well i don't really know what kind of music you play but these guitars are pretty allround.

Good luck :P

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Re: Buying a guitar.
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2007, 10:34:12 pm »
Thanks I'll definately check out those guitars when I'm in the shop :)

Anyone got some info about the KE3 Kelly?

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Re: Buying a guitar.
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2007, 10:41:24 pm »
A friend of mine bought that one, played on it, its definately sweet, however takes some time getting used to, because of the bridge.

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Re: Buying a guitar.
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2007, 11:16:12 pm »
Thanks I'll definately check out those guitars when I'm in the shop :)

Anyone got some info about the KE3 Kelly?

Check eBay, there's tons of 'em.
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Re: Buying a guitar.
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2007, 08:14:02 pm »
Copied from the other thread a post i earlier made, mainly because i'm a lazy bastard but reading through might give you some ideas.

Good looking and black preferred.. those two do not match.

But i'm willing to ignore that like nothing happened for this once and sum up some awesome guitars that might give you an idea or two.



The ESP LTD EC1000, Vintage Black, A very awesome guitar, and... EMG's !

[/img]http://www.guitarvillage.com/Solids/ESP-LTD/esp-ec-1000-black_m.jpg[/img]

This baby is 999,- Euros.

  • Set-neck construction
    24.75” Scale
    Mahogany body
    3-piece mahogany neck
    Rosewood fingerboard
    Abalone flag inlays w/model name at 12th fret
    EMG 81/60 active pickups
    2 volume & 1 tone control with 3-way toggle
    Gold hardware
    Sperzel locking tuners
    Earvana compensated nut
    TonePros locking bridge with stop tailpiece
    Binding on body neck & headstock
    24 XJ frets



Or the Maverick F1 ! I bought one yesterday and man am i impressed.
[/img]http://www.musicianshop.com/Maverick_Guitars/Maverick_f1_electric_guitar_red_more_info.jpg[/img]

I have this one in Picalilly Yellow though.

Features :


  • Special Feature 2  Roller Tone and Volume Controls 
    Neck  One Piece Maple 
    Finger Board  AAA Grade Indian Rosewood 
    Frets  24 
    Bridge  Floyd Rose 
    Body  Basswood 
    Hardware  Chrome 
    Pickups  2 A-Type Custom Humbuckers 
    Machine Heads  Maverick Die-Cast 


I have custom Seymour Duncan pickups on mine.



Ibanez ! You can NOT think of buying a guitar, and not thinking of ibanez.

It has some great guitars in every price class..

The J&M (JEM) Is the vai signature guitar, you know, with the handle. AWww feck it, ill put a picture up.

http://www.guitarattic.com/Guitars/Ibanez%20Jem77BMR.jpg
- Its too big for here.
(beware this one is a tad expensive.)


Well i don't really know what kind of music you play but these guitars are pretty allround.

Good luck :P


Rad, that first one is beautiful. Cant help but think it'd look better with white on black though, gold is such a cliche colour :P

And also, If I wanted a LP-style guitar, I'd have to get a Gibson. You cant beat the classics! I've wanted a Les Paul Gothic for ages now.

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Re: Buying a guitar.
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2007, 08:15:12 pm »
I personally think Gibson is pretty shitty compared to other guitars, but you can be a sheep and follow the crowd if you want..

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Re: Buying a guitar.
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2007, 08:23:41 pm »
I personally think Gibson is pretty shitty compared to other guitars, but you can be a sheep and follow the crowd if you want..

It's not following the crowds, I just think if I want to buy a guitar, I shouldnt buy a remake of it, but rather the original model from the original creators. :)

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Re: Buying a guitar.
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2007, 08:24:13 pm »
Choose a guitar which have EMG mics.
Perhaps the best for metal heavy sound (yes, metal heavy sound, not heavy metal sound).
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Re: Buying a guitar.
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2007, 11:00:59 pm »
That ESP has EMG's in it, also i think the gold looks awesome :)

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Re: Buying a guitar.
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2007, 05:14:26 am »
I personally think Gibson is pretty shitty compared to other guitars, but you can be a sheep and follow the crowd if you want..

It's not following the crowds, I just think if I want to buy a guitar, I shouldnt buy a remake of it, but rather the original model from the original creators. :)

Gibson doesn't make a decent guitar for anything under $1000, and if you want a brag-worthy guitar, you'll have to break $2000. They cater to the guitar collection crowd, now.

Be like Rob, by a Fender Fat Strat and put an EMG in the humbucker position. Get an awesome clean sound, and then an awesome metal sound for when you feel like
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Re: Buying a guitar.
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2007, 06:47:15 pm »
-rocking out.


Note on the EMG's however, you can also change those for Seymour Duncans. I have these in my Maverick F1 and they sound great!

It has a really good clean tone, and for rockin, the sound is sweet aswell.

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Re: Buying a guitar.
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2007, 11:31:08 am »
-rocking out.


Note on the EMG's however, you can also change those for Seymour Duncans. I have these in my Maverick F1 and they sound great!

It has a really good clean tone, and for rockin, the sound is sweet aswell.


I think I accidentally deleted the end of my sentence.  :(

And yes, Seymours are good, as well. I actually prefer those over EMGs, because they're not (usually) active pickups.
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Re: Buying a guitar.
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2007, 11:43:17 am »
Aye, i mean when you're playing a gig and the battery dies out, you're pretty much screwed.

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« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2007, 11:45:45 am »
Aye, i mean when you're playing a gig and the battery dies out, you're pretty much screwed.


That, and they're not so harsh sounding. But, some people like that, I guess.
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