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Unread 06-28-2005, 03:18 AM   #46
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Ok I thought about it. Better save up for 1 good gibson than 2 other guitars includimng 1 copy. But I was wondering. I've seen that gibson make a les paul special w/humbuckers that looks great and costs 200$ less than a studio. The mecanic and pickups are the same as a les paul studio. What is this guitar really like? I love the design more than anything (no pickguard and lovely color).

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Unread 06-28-2005, 03:53 AM   #47
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What I meant by "way behind" is that you see way more Strats than LP's. SG's, Tele's, PRS or whatever. I'm only talking about the numerous concert DVD's with good players that I've seen over the past months. In nearly every case, someone is playing a Strat and more likely a Fender Strat. Therefore, to say that an LP or Tele is more a rock guitar is a misconception. If I was starting out and I saw all the great players on these DVD's, I would definitely consider the Strat to be the rock and roll guitar!
I have a bunch of concert dvd's and haven't seen one strat. All I have seen are Les Pauls, SGs, and other assorted guitars of like mannor. I myself have owned a gibson LP custom (vintage white), and an Epiphone LP and can say that after playing both extensivly that the Epiphone IMO is the better. This being said after I switched the faulty electronics with EMG 81's and new pots.

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Unread 06-28-2005, 03:57 AM   #48
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What makes it different is the same thing that makes the studio different from the standard. The materials used to make the guitar are of less quality. I'm not saying that the guitar in question is a cheap made guitar (it's a gibson, come on) but they just use cheaper materials to build it. And production quality may be a little sub-standard.

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Unread 06-28-2005, 04:22 AM   #49
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Its exactly the same wood used though but theres no maple cap
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I can make a Strat sound close to a Les Paul,but you can't get a Les Paul to sound like a Strat,and I've got single coils,and the're pretty hot.
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Its exactly the same wood used though but theres no maple cap
The maple cap adds a lot of the attack and midragey bite to the LP sound. If there's no maple cap, you'll get a sound more akin to an SG.
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Unread 06-28-2005, 01:28 PM   #52
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wowow.

I'm not gonna be buying it (I need my amp first) But theres this guy selling a gibson les paul studio for 500Euros!!!! And even better Les paul studio + fender 85 watt amp + crybaby + boss effect for 600euros. Incredible. Obviously you can get good prices second hand
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I always buy used stuff. You just get better stuff.
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Unread 06-28-2005, 02:37 PM   #54
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I always buy used stuff. You just get better stuff.
Ditto, unless you can't get it used.
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Granted, but you're only viewing a small section of guitarists that are out there and can't possibly make an entire generalization that is accurate based upon that. If I did the same, I could look at the guitarists at my school and say that Tele's are the most used guitars, Les Pauls second, and Strats are barely used at all. But this isn't true. I don't think anyone can definitively say what guitar is used the most for any genre...



I hate hate hate hate hate this stereotype. It is completely inaccurate and it probably keeps a lot of young players from trying this great instrument.
i like teles...but the only one i would consider buying is the 72' thinline with the 2 humbuckers
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Granted, but you're only viewing a small section of guitarists that are out there and can't possibly make an entire generalization that is accurate based upon that. If I did the same, I could look at the guitarists at my school and say that Tele's are the most used guitars, Les Pauls second, and Strats are barely used at all. But this isn't true. I don't think anyone can definitively say what guitar is used the most for any genre...
I gotta disagree here.

I think it's safe to say that Fender Telecasters dominate country, and that Strats dominate the blues.

Now, there are exceptions to any rule, but the odds say that if you were to poll "X" number of folks dedicated to those genres, you're going to find they are dispropotionately represented.
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Unread 07-01-2005, 02:24 PM   #57
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ok ive been readin along on this thread for awhile and ive heard people tlak about wiring isues between an epiphone and a les paul so i was wondering what teh diffrence was,cause i have an epi les paul and i was thingking of changing the pickusp to a SD Jeff Beck in the bridge and a Jazz in the neck.but if i were to do this would the whole guitar have to get rewired or is tehre wiring stuff that i could have done to it to make it sound better and stuff.
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If you're just replacing pickups, then there's not really a whole lot of rewiring you have to do. Just remove the two wires from the old pickup, and wire the wires of the new pickup right where the old one used to be. It's basically the same procedure in every guitar.
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I can make a Strat sound close to a Les Paul,but you can't get a Les Paul to sound like a Strat,and I've got single coils,and the're pretty hot.
If you want to sound like a Les Paul then buy one. Same thing for a strat. And yes you may get close to the sound of a les paul but no matter how much you have to cover it up it still sounds like a single coil.
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If you want to sound like a Les Paul then buy one. Same thing for a strat. And yes you may get close to the sound of a les paul but no matter how much you have to cover it up it still sounds like a single coil.
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