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Old 10-07-2012, 10:00 AM   #1
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Help me choose.

My Epi LP is on it's last legs, and rather than get it repaired, I've decided to get a new guitar. These are the two on my mind:

http://www.thomann.de/gb/schecter_s..._1_black_lh.htm
http://www.thomann.de/gb/esp_ltd_m_50_bks_lh.htm

I've read reviews of the LTD, and it seems good for what I need, but I can't find a review of the Schecter anywhere, but it's specs are good (for a low end guitar).

I play a lot of metal, from Black Sabbath to Amon Amarth, I use a Peavey Vypyr 15 with no pedals (I'm thinking of upgrading to a 6505), I also play some prog metal.

I live in Newcastle, England and have no problem with buying used.

My budget is 200, but I could push it a bit.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:02 AM   #2
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another Geordie! Was looking at your profile to see if I knew you, but nope.

A 6505 would be a good upgrade, You're not left Handed are you, or am I being silly?
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:05 AM   #3
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I don't live in Newcastle, but it's my closest city :/

I'm torn between a 6505 and a POD HD500, but will probably get the 6505, and yes, how did you know?
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:11 AM   #4
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Ah right, I'm with you.

6505 would be better, but if you're neighbors complain a lot then a HD500, headphones and studio monitors would be the way I'd go.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:14 AM   #5
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Good point. But my Vypyr's good for now.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:18 AM   #6
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So you'd be keeping the Vypyr too?
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:19 AM   #7
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Probably. I'd sell it if I really needed the money though.
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:03 PM   #8
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in what way is your LP on its last legs?

the reason I ask is that neither of those guitars you listed is going to be any better (in fact, that LTD would be a significant downgrade!). depending on what work needs to be done, you are most likely going to be better off with the LP.

on the note of amps, keep your vypyr (which has a headphone jack) and use it when volume is an issue. then, buy the 6505 and have a really good sounding gig-worthy amp as well.
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:17 PM   #9
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in what way is your LP on its last legs?

the reason I ask is that neither of those guitars you listed is going to be any better (in fact, that LTD would be a significant downgrade!). depending on what work needs to be done, you are most likely going to be better off with the LP.

on the note of amps, keep your vypyr (which has a headphone jack) and use it when volume is an issue. then, buy the 6505 and have a really good sounding gig-worthy amp as well.

There's a crack on the back which I had glued closed a few months ago, which has started to open up again. Guy in the shop said I might as well not get it fixed again since it'll just keep opening up.

I'm not really looking for an upgrade, I just need a guitar.
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:09 PM   #10
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There's a crack on the back which I had glued closed a few months ago, which has started to open up again. Guy in the shop said I might as well not get it fixed again since it'll just keep opening up.

I'm not really looking for an upgrade, I just need a guitar.


crack on the back where?

also, there's no sense at all in downgrading. as much as you may just want a guitar right now, you'll seriously regret getting a guitar that is significantly worse that what you have right now.
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:16 PM   #11
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Neck/headstock joint.

I won't get that LTD then, what other guitars would you recommend?
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Neck/headstock joint.

I won't get that LTD then, what other guitars would you recommend?


I would consider a higher end LTD (EC 401), a PRS SE, another epiphone LP (if you want), a fender blacktop. really, if you are able to save up another 150 GBP, you can get a very good guitar (the issue with a 200 GBP budget is that everything in that budget is pretty well the same level of junk).

if you can, try and save up for a couple months and buy something a bit better. also, check out your local used classifieds, as there may be some good deals there too.
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:07 PM   #13
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Save up another 134 & get this, or see if you can find one used for less

http://www.thomann.de/gb/hagstrom_u...wede_cbb_lh.htm
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:26 AM   #14
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I would consider a higher end LTD (EC 401), a PRS SE, another epiphone LP (if you want), a fender blacktop. really, if you are able to save up another 150 GBP, you can get a very good guitar (the issue with a 200 GBP budget is that everything in that budget is pretty well the same level of junk).

if you can, try and save up for a couple months and buy something a bit better. also, check out your local used classifieds, as there may be some good deals there too.

I'll keep that in mind, thanks for the advice man!
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Save up another 134 & get this, or see if you can find one used for less

http://www.thomann.de/gb/hagstrom_u...wede_cbb_lh.htm

That looks sexy as ****, will check out some reviews.
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