Shred Guitars

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Shred Guitars

#1 Post by GuitarFromHell » Fri Nov 03, 2006 5:05 am

Ok,2 questions people!
1-Which are the best guitars for shredding?
2-Which are the $600 or less best shredding guitars?

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#2 Post by Tayhan » Fri Nov 03, 2006 7:36 am

Hmm..
IMHO the best shred gutiars have flat necks which make it possible to play faster. And who produces the flattest necks?? Ibanez of course! There are a lot of RG series guitars in your price range. Just check the ibanez homepage out. :)

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#3 Post by Mr. Supertron » Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:04 am

The Jackson DXMG I believe is in your price range. Plays great and EMG HZ pickups. Floyd Rose tremolo and upwards head stock. TRy it out, you may like it.

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#4 Post by Cordi » Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:44 pm

Get a RG350DX... it´s a great guitar!!!
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#5 Post by Texter » Sat Nov 04, 2006 3:19 am

I think that Vigier's Excalibur is the guitar that makes shredding the easiest. Brilliant neck. Those are about thrice the budget, though hehe.

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#6 Post by j1mi_h3ndrix » Sun Nov 05, 2006 3:00 pm

Tayhan wrote:Hmm..
IMHO the best shred gutiars have flat necks which make it possible to play faster. And who produces the flattest necks?? Ibanez of course! There are a lot of RG series guitars in your price range. Just check the ibanez homepage out. :)
if you want flat necks get an 80's jackson. not an ibanez.

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#7 Post by slash89 » Sun Nov 05, 2006 3:04 pm

Try these brands: Ibanez, Jackson or Carvin 8)

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#8 Post by SPQR » Sun Nov 05, 2006 4:30 pm

Purchase a 350FM from ibanez they are a wonderful shred guitar if your into that sort of stuff, or a randy rhodes if you could get one cheap enough :)

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#9 Post by Tayhan » Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:22 pm

j1mi_h3ndrix wrote:
Tayhan wrote:Hmm..
IMHO the best shred gutiars have flat necks which make it possible to play faster. And who produces the flattest necks?? Ibanez of course! There are a lot of RG series guitars in your price range. Just check the ibanez homepage out. :)
if you want flat necks get an 80's jackson. not an ibanez.
He's got to be a hero to find an 80's jackson for under $600...

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#10 Post by Sweepinchord » Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:19 am

You just have to get to a store and try different guitars. Personally I shred faster on my les paul than on my ibanez s470. Its because the lessie is smoother, and has smaller spacing between the frets.
Just try different guitars and see what fits you.

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#11 Post by slash89 » Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:00 am

Sweepinchord wrote:You just have to get to a store and try different guitars. Personally I shred faster on my les paul than on my ibanez s470. Its because the lessie is smoother, and has smaller spacing between the frets.
Just try different guitars and see what fits you.
I did the same with my Gibson Les Paul at first, but after playing the Jem for a while things have changed.

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#12 Post by Texter » Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:10 am

Les Pauls are utter, utter crap. Worst guitar design ever. Period.

I also own a Gibson SG btw :lol: Plays like crap too, but at least it won't fall off my lap.

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#13 Post by slash89 » Mon Nov 06, 2006 2:49 pm

Texter wrote:Les Pauls are utter, utter crap. Worst guitar design ever. Period.

I also own a Gibson SG btw :lol: Plays like crap too, but at least it won't fall off my lap.
Les Pauls are the most comfortable guitars ever! I have never heard about anyone having trouble keeping it on their lap :roll: You just can't say that the Les Paul is a crappy guitar. I agree that it is not fitted for mindless shredding...

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#14 Post by al » Mon Nov 06, 2006 3:44 pm

Les pauls play very differnt from Rg's... I prefare the spacing and frets on the les paul to my Rg... it plays a lot easier

theres more tension, wider frets and not my fav fretwire on the rg, but the neck is nice flat and smooth, and by all means IS great for it, especially access for higer frets... which is where a les paul suffers a bit. I love them both!

I have a Sg too funny enough, its like a "lite" version of a Les paul, but not enough Balls to it really!

Try Jacksons, and Ibanez's Carvins, Or some fernandes guitars, probably want something with a floyd rose for a "shred" guitar

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#15 Post by Sweepinchord » Tue Nov 07, 2006 7:24 am

Why would you need a floyd rose on a shred guitar?
Shred = playing as many notes as you can in a given time = Petrucci or Gilbert for instance.

And theres no such thing as a crappy Les Paul, just a crappy ability to adapt to the beautiful guitar.

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