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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-23-2006, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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Need guitar advice please

so I'm heading off to university next year and I'll need to bring a guitar with me. the problem is, I don't want to take my ESP Dave Mustaine DV8-R because it's too big and I don't want to take my Ibanez JS1200 because it's too precious and I would kill myself if it got damaged somehow or stolen. So I need to buy a new guitar and right now I have around $850 canadian in my bank account. the most I want to spend is $800. I also have to get a job to earn some money for beer/etc.

so could somebody give me some suggestions on what I should buy? It could be an Ibanez or any other brand, I'm not sure what I want yet. Is there a good quality RG for around that price? help appreciated.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-23-2006, 07:44 PM
 
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Re: Need guitar advice please

[broken record]Used RG550[/broken record]

Do you want a floyd equipped guitar? If yes, the above is the best choice. You can get one for a bit more than half your budget. If you want a hardtail, there are more options...

(Which Canadian uni will you be studying at, if I may ask?)
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-23-2006, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Need guitar advice please

I almost got a hot pink Rg550 which would of been awesome and also would have been a chick magnet but some terd out-bid me. I don't mind getting a floyd equipped guitar, although I think a string-thru would be easier.

and I'll be studying at Queens for Arts-History.
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-23-2006, 10:50 PM
 
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get a mexican strat ! .... who doesn't like a strat?
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-24-2006, 12:17 AM
 
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You won't do better than a Carvin Bolt kit. Assemble it yourself, get their tough black finish on the body, and you got the best stratty guitar $400 will buy.
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[broken record]Used RG550[/broken record]
We need an RG550 smilie.

If the trem is a problem > Tremol-no.
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-24-2006, 05:05 AM
 
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and I'll be studying at Queens for Arts-History.
[OT]Nice - it's a good school. I graduated from McGill myself, so out of rivalry I shouldn't be saying that, but it's a good choice...[/OT]
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Steinberger Synapse
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-24-2006, 08:39 AM
 
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Steinberger Synapse
Yeah, THERE's an idea. Though if he's worried about it getting beat or stolen, I'd suggest a $300 MusicYo Spirit model. I got one just for travel, and found it VERY cool; I still use it in the car when wife drives (to the in-laws, etc.).
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-24-2006, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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[OT]Nice - it's a good school. I graduated from McGill myself, so out of rivalry I shouldn't be saying that, but it's a good choice...[/OT]
yeah I didn't think I'd get accepted there but I did!

and that Synapse guitar isn't really my thing.
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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-24-2006, 01:08 PM
 
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Hummmm...

SZ!...or PRS SE maybe...

Or no guitar at all!!! This will allow you to focus on your education!

Just kiddin : )
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-24-2006, 03:02 PM
 
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Ibanez RG220, from Guitar Center. I think mine cost me $235.00, and I love it.
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Ill add volume to the broken record
buy an RG5xx or even 4xx off the bay or something....
I have an RG548 and an RG450 old jap model and they are still my most played guitars..
you know it makes sense !!
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yeah I want an RG550 but they're too damn hard to find.
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-28-2006, 06:14 PM
 
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Im in Nova Scotia and I have an RG 560. It has the Wizard neck and edge trem but its S/S/H. You could always install a single coil sized humbucker in the neck. Plus its rear routed .
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