I plan on buying a cheap guitar(as stated in the pick-up thread) and now I don't know what wood is better, alder or basswood. I read something here: http://www.jemsite.com/axes/htm_features/wood.htm but I still want to know what wood would be best for metal like Death,Lamb of God or Slayer ?? I could get a Jackson JS series guitar with Alder body (Kelly or Warrior for me) which sound quite good (i have a dinky,but the CVR2 pick-ups kind of suck) :twisted: -OR- I could get a B C Rich Mockingbird 40 Lashes,Basswood Body:twisted: -OR- a Dean Vendetta 1.0,Mahagony body,alder neck,but I'd rather like a more aggressive design like the other guitars. :? So,any difference between alder and basswood ?? help !! Thanx.