Mac-Simum
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Join date: Feb 2013
21 IQ
#1
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.
T00DEEPBLUE
Boba FRETT
Join date: Oct 2010
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#2
I'd get the Gibson because it's generally a higher quality guitar.
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Mac-Simum
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Join date: Feb 2013
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#3
Thanks T00DEEPBLUE.
I'm particularly hesitant in terms of sound/pickups.
Mac-Simum
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#5
Yes I can try them out.
I just wanted to do some research beforehand.
ProphetToJables
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#6
I've never heard of that Gibson, or smoky pickups... the LTD would probably be better for hardcore.
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#12
they are both good.. but gibson guitars are not on the same quality level as LTD"s are!
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#13
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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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