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Old 02-13-2013, 05:16 AM   #1
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Gibson SG Menace vs. LTD Viper 500s / LTD VIPER-2005 30th Anniversary

Hi there,
Could anyone help me decide between a Gibson SG Menace and LTD Viper 500s/VIPER-2005 30th Anniversary?
The pickups are 490R Smoky Coils (N) and 498T Smoky Coils (B) on the Gibson Menace ; and EMG 81/85 on the Viper.
I play hardcore and believe the EMGs would suit my style better, right?
Also, is anyone aware of the differences between the LTD Viper 500s and the LTD VIPER-2005 30th Anniversary?
Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:47 AM   #2
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I'd get the Gibson because it's generally a higher quality guitar.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:16 AM   #3
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Thanks T00DEEPBLUE.
I'm particularly hesitant in terms of sound/pickups.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:18 AM   #4
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Can you try them out or not?
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:28 AM   #5
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Yes I can try them out.
I just wanted to do some research beforehand.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:30 AM   #6
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I've never heard of that Gibson, or smoky pickups... the LTD would probably be better for hardcore.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:33 AM   #8
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The Gibson would do metal no problem, it's wether your amp can.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:35 AM   #9
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My amp is a Hughes & Kettner Warp X, so yes it can do metal.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:07 PM   #10
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You shouldn't have any problem then. I've never played a viper but they look like they'd feel a lot different to the Gibson. Give them both a try for feel, they will both sound different anyway.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:21 PM   #11
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:36 PM   #12
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they are both good.. but gibson guitars are not on the same quality level as LTD"s are!
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they are both good.. but gibson guitars are not on the same quality level as LTD"s are!

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