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Discussion in 'Backline' started by wetpenny, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. wetpenny

    wetpenny i've got cankers!!

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    I'm gonna treat myself to a new axe. Always been used to 60's style LP's but I want something more contemporary. Really don't know where to start!! Budgets £1k. Amp is a 5153 50watt so I'm definitely not lookin for a bright instrument. I'm just after a few suggestions is all. Thanks in advance
     
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    FIXXXER ¯\(°_o)/¯

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    ltd guitars in my opinion are the best bang for the buck in that price range.
     
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    Ltd with Evertune is going to be my next guitar purchase.
     
  5. wetpenny

    wetpenny i've got cankers!!

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    Nice!!!!!
     
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    Joelegend Joe not so legend

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    Ltd truly sucks balls. They are like polished crap to me. Sorry :(
     
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    Rex Rocker Call me Hugo!

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    ^Depends on the LTD. I dig the Deluxe series. I have not had good experiences with the lower-end non-Korean LTD's, though.

    Schecters are alright too. PRS SE. All made in the same factory in Korea with pretty similar if not the same quality standards.

    Or look in the used market. 1K can get you A LOT. Mid-high level Ibanez and Jackson fall within that range in the used market easily.

    Also, quite honestly, a Les Paul can do "modern" just fine especially with the right pickups, the right setup, and the appropriate string gauge if your attempting to downtune.
     
  8. wetpenny

    wetpenny i've got cankers!!

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    I hadn't considered a used ibanez or Jackson. Excellent points thankyou ;)
     
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    Ibanez RG550 used & BKP's ;)
     
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    NecroDM br00taliz0r

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    I've got an LTD Deluxe with the active EMGs and it's got a solid construction and very good playability, also sounds awesome on a 6505 so I'm sure it'll be the same on a 5153. :)

    The Schecter Hellraiser is very similar but the neck is thicker and it sounds bassier, so it depends on what you're looking for.
     
  11. wetpenny

    wetpenny i've got cankers!!

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    Decided to up the ante and go for an LTD elite horizon 3. I've been burnt on used stuff before. Thanks as always guys
     
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    good choice mate!
     
  13. wetpenny

    wetpenny i've got cankers!!

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    Thankyou ! I hope so !!
     
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    Three letters for y'all F G N.

    Or Fujigen :) Sweet Japanese axes at sweet factory direct prices. No need for Hoshino to stamp their Spanish sounding brand seal I hope?
     
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    Just get an used jackson >=D
     

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