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OK, now i've got my JEM I'm looking for a different brand, fixed bridge this time and no more than $1500.
I use to play Heavy-Rock (80's style) but also interested on Metal. This new one will be used for rhytm basically. I was thinking on the Gibson V-factor (Fying v) or a SG but I'm open to hear your thoughts.
Thanks for your help guys!
 

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Used mainly for rhytm....ahh..you must be going to do some recording, eh??? I've have played some fixed bridge ESP's recently. The higher end ones are VERY SMOOTH;) and in your price range.
 

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yeah,
How do you know I'm going to do some receording eehh??? ;)
Thanks Jim, can you recomend me any particular ESP model?
 

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....How do you know I'm going to do some receording eehh??? ;)
Thanks Jim, can you recomend me any particular ESP model?
 

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Les Paul. If it's for hard rock or metal you would probably like the Classic. The neck is slimmer and the pickups are loud and mean sounding (but they suck at cleans, which is why I replaced them!).

The thing is with Gibson is to be sure to shop around and find a good one, mainly the neck. Some of them bow funny and some of them are perfect, with little inbetween. Plus they don't come setup at all from the factory (with hardly any tension on the truss rod, so there is a lot of bow), so you can't look at which ones go pretty much straight, you have to make sure they don't bow funny.
 

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I was thinking to buy one (ebony) and replace the PU's whit EMG's but doing that, price will be more than $1500 ..
 

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ivan said:
....How do you know I'm going to do some receording eehh??? ;)
Thanks Jim, can you recomend me any particular ESP model?
Just a hunch bro;)

Standard Eclipse II (looks like a Les Paul)
Standard Horizon II

Both list around $ 1,700, but you know you'll get them for less. I played both....very nice. (and I'm quite picky) I really like the Horizon (cool finish)
 

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JJEMMER777 said:
Just a hunch bro;)

Standard Eclipse II (looks like a Les Paul)
Standard Horizon II

Both list around $ 1,700, but you know you'll get them for less. I played both....very nice. (and I'm quite picky) I really like the Horizon (cool finish)
They sell for around $1300. I find their tone couldn't match my '95 LP Classic, but they come with EMGs and with EMGs you wouldn't notice the difference anyway! But it was like a joke after playing the '58 RI I want so badly (damn lack of cash!!!!!).

But seriously they hold up well against most the crap non custom shop line (well 98% of it!) and are a bit cheaper and already come with EMGs as an option. My biggest problem with them is the damn sperzel locking tuners always break on me.
 

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Can't go wrong with a Gibson Les Paul Classic.

Put some Seymour Duncans in there or whatever and you've got yourself a very nice guitar :)
 

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ESP Eclipse II or even an EC1000 for under $800 would work for your needs if you want an ESP.
i have a pair of Explorers and they rock pretty hard and make a great stage guitar for the looks and stability. really can't say Gibson is very spot-on with their finishing (frets mostly). once you have it touched up by a tech (leveled, smoothed, polished) you have a monster on your hands that screams ROCK.
Hamer has some amazing guitars that are by far the nicest i've played under $2000. check out their website.
don't forget to check out some of the banners at the top for customs - you might get the guitar of your dreams for a few cents more thru some of those guys. good luck and let us know what you decide.
TJ
 

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Hey, thanks all for your comments,
ESP Eclipse / Horizon: I'm looking to find one to try but it's so difficult where I Live (palma de mallorca, Balearic Island in the mediterranean sea).

Les Paul: I know it's a must but can't afford now the one I like. Will be my next one and yes, seymor duncan's for sure.

Hammer: mmmh, I didn't check.. I know there are a few models which probably fits what I'm looking for. There's a guitar centre here where they've got some. I'll let you know. I'll also try the banners. Thanks!
 

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JJEMMER777 said:
Any further thoughts Ivan??
Well, I think it's clear:
ESP, Gibson Les paul or Hammer.

But I see no coments on the FLying V more than Red5's comments. Any good /bad advise?
 

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I see your point there. Can't you find an ESP dealer you can order from and have shipped??? Should be safe since its a new axe your dealing with. Or is that too much $$$$$
 

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no problem to find ESP dealers. No problem on $$$$ (next month). My problem is to find one to try before buying it. I start my holidays the 15th and I'm thinking to go to Madrid or Barcelona where there're a lot of guitar centres.
 

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flying V will fall under the same category as the Explorers i was talking about. only problem is trying to sit down comfortably with the guitar. i guess it would be a fine stage guitar but for a studio guitar you should be able to do better for the $ ($1100 new).
i will eventually buy a flying V in white for the stage but i'm a nut like that.
my Hamer is solid as they come - i don't like typing his name (Ed..Roman) here but he has a lot of good info on Hamer guitars and the company on his website.
 
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