So I'm buying a guitar for USD 500 approximately...
Here are my requirements: -
1. Should have a stable bridge, if LFR, need a good LFR, if Edge 3...ah well.
2. I love fast, flat necks!
3. Pickups: I hate overly boomy but muddy bass. SLIGHTLY lower bass but with good definition in highs would be nice.
With this in mind, I am stuck, having made the following short-list: -
1. Ibanex RGR320EX
2. Dean Vendetta 1.0 FR (or another FR Vendetta in this price range)
3. Ibanez GRG220DEX or 250P (the extra cash would go into pickups)
4. ESP-LTD MH-50
Which would the best choice? I am wary of the Dean's thick neck, since my other guitar is an RG320PG-P3 (I use it for show rather than substance).
Is there some other strong contender that I haven't considered? Please advice