OK Choose the guitar time...

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by forum_crawler, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. forum_crawler

    forum_crawler Member

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    Hi everyone, I thought this would be a good place to place this question. I am looking for my next guitar, but I don't have a fortune to spend so here are the contenders:

    1. Gibson Explorer.
    2. Ibanez Xiphos.
    3. ESP LTD EX-400.

    The main purpose of these guitars will be to play heavy gain music. My band doesn't really play that kind of music; we are more like rock and sometimes some thick riffing, so the ability to play rock, and metal are required of these guitars.

    I know the explorer is a great guitar, and right now it is my top contender. But I do wonder if I am getting more for my money than if I went with either of the other two choices. I like the fact that the Ibanez has the locking tremolo bridge (though not a necessity), but I think it looks too 'metal.' The ESP is there because it looks like the explorer and it also seems to be fairly well built.

    I know the pickups on the gibson are pretty hot, but I can see myself replacing them for something from Seymour Duncan in the future, or maybe those DiMarzio activators (like the ibanez).

    So what are your thoughts?
    Thanks!
     
  2. GuitarsFromMars

    GuitarsFromMars Member

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  3. stratman89

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    Explorer.............ultra cool Gibson :banana
     
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    explorer.
    if you can, play a couple, find one that speaks to you.
     
  5. Strat58

    Strat58 Member

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    Hi Explorer perfect riff guitar and it looks so cool.
    Peace Strat58
     
  6. mg550

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    +1 for the Explorer.
     
  7. forum_crawler

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    Thank you guys for all your suggestions! I certainly was thinking Explorer for sure! Judging from that gorgeous picture it is clear to me that someone was reading my mind! that is exactly the colour I was thinking about. :love: :drool
     

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