Guitar for dropped Tunings used 300 bucks

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  1. TimTomTum

    TimTomTum SS.org Regular

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    Hi guys,


    as it's pretty hard to get a decent sevenstringer in Germany (7621 etc. cost about 400-500€) I thought I would just buy a decent six string for dropped Tunings (B and A).
    I thought about a used Ibanez modell,hardtail, passive pus, usuall basswood or mahagony.
    What do you think about the MTM2? Not a Slipknot fan at all but you can get them for about 300 bucks.
    Or older RGs?
    Scale length should be 25,5, standard.
    I once owned a Schecter Hellraiser C-1FR, thought it was pretty cool though I hated the trem, what hardtail modells would you suggest?
    I pretty much want to spend little money but get something at least decent for it.
    Thanks for the Input!

    Tim :)
     
  2. Mprinsje

    Mprinsje st. anger ain't bad!

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    i bought a LTD mh50nt, which was pretty god damn cheap and if you're lucky you get a real nice one, upgrade the pickups and hey presto. do try it out beforehand though cuz as with any cheap guitar, it's gonna be hit or miss quality
     
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    Why not buy a hardtail mim strat/tele and convert it to humbuckers? A tele would be punchy and right in a low dropped tuning.
     
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    CTID Duh-Jent

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    My Charvel Desolation ST-3 is an LP-shape guitar with 24 frets, 25.5" scale, TOM bridge, plays extremely well, and sounds great. I play in Drop C with 10-46 with actually a decent amount of tension, though my band's moving to Drop B so I'm going to put 11-50 on it, just for a bit of extra tension, but B and A are very much doable on it, and I snagged it for $192 with tax, brand new.
     
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    BucketheadRules Fuzz pedal hoarder

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    Ibanez RG321?

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    Or aim higher and see if you can snag a Washburn X50 Pro, I see these going for ridiculously low prices sometimes.

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  6. TimTomTum

    TimTomTum SS.org Regular

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    The RG321 looks like the guitar I have been looking for, simple and cheap.
    I will browse all the other options as well!
     
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    RG321 is cheap and stable even with factory hardware, and you can always make it better with a set of locking tuners and/or aftermarket saddles. I have one with me, it's so much fun, but I have to say, INF pickups are not my thing, though. I'll probably sell the guitar as I have an incoming DKGMT.
     
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    Sounds perfect, speaking of upgrading tuners, what would you recommend?
    Thanks to all of you so far!
     
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    UncurableZero SS.org Regular

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    I have a RG321MH and it's pretty nice.Issue you may have - the fretwork isn't that good, stock INF pickups are a bit muddy and hardware isn't that nice.I'm currently tuned to drop C with a 10-52 set with a 56 6th string and it does handle it very well.
     
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    Survivalism Ibanez Fanboy

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    There's a couple of RG321's on the local Craigslist in my area
    for $100-$120, I'd do it. They're extremely underrated guitars, a
    LOT of bang for your buck!
     
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    FireInside .Buried.Breathing.

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    Sperzels are great. A lot of people like the Planet Waves Trim Lock too.
     
  12. TimTomTum

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    100USD... thats intense. I will still have to pay 150€ and thats a killer deal here in Germany.
    I am already talking to people! Thanks! I will also look for tuners!

    Cheers!
     
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    AmbienT User has been banned

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    The ibanez 321's are the go.

    I play a/b on my non-ibby 6 all the time.

    Just throw on some 13-64's (I use the middle 6 from an 8 string pack of EB's) and you're good to go.
     
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    Lol. This made me giggle.

    "It's a really nice guitar, but the fretwork sucks, pickups sound like shit and the hardware blows."

    :p
     
  15. TimTomTum

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    So I got the RG321 and a Duncan Distortion. Cool stuff!

    Watch in HD! :)
    Cheers and thanks!
     

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