#1
i've been playing on the same old Epiphone for 3 years, it's getting old... i'm looking into spending some money to get a new one. but as you probably guessed, i'm not rich. what i really want is a Gibson les paul, but those are HELLA expensive.

i was looking into a Epiphone Les Paul, i heard (and played them) they seem good for a fraction of the price.

it's only $589 at musiciansfriend. so what do you guys think?

i play some metal (bullet for my valentine, avenged sevenfold), and some power stuff (fall out boy, the used ect.)
#2
For the stuff you play you should probably get more of a metal guitar like a Jackson, Ibanez, Schecter, B.C. Rich, or ESP.
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For the stuff you play you should probably get more of a metal guitar like a Jackson, Ibanez, Schecter, B.C. Rich, or ESP.


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#4
I've heard a lot of people who like their Epis for metal & rock.

Personally, I like my Dean EVO Special Select, which is in about the same price range- its never disappointed me playing the harder stuff. And it is sort of a LP type body. I also have a Time Capsule Cadillac, but I understand the entry- and mid-level versions also pack a punch.
#5
Fall Out Buy and The Used are Pop. If you want to get both pop, and metal tones, then get the Les Paul.
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I tried it out in store.

Great neck, nice n light, good tuning stability. Overall a good guitar. I didn't but it cause I generally only buy guitars over a grand now.
#6
what's your amp?
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you might want to upgrade your amp first
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my amp, i play on a 130W marshall and sometimes when i want to use my crazy effect pedals i use my 75W orange (it just sounds better. =])
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my amp, i play on a 130W marshall and sometimes when i want to use my crazy effect pedals i use my 75W orange (it just sounds better. =])


Model names would be rather helpful.
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I tried it out in store.

Great neck, nice n light, good tuning stability. Overall a good guitar. I didn't but it cause I generally only buy guitars over a grand now.
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what are the amps specifically?
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not sure which model amps you mean. are those peak watts?
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#13
i know. it's just that sometimes, when you try to get certain tones, upgrading your amp makes more sense.

especially when dealing with a practice amp.

anyway, epiphone guitars are fine as long as it's a step up from what you're using now. (so are agile, washburn, schecter, and others)

i suggest you also look at used guitars.
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hell if i know. haha. sorry, im not helpful... haha. i'm looking for guitars anyway!


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If your amps sound bad, no matter what guitar you get, it'll sound bad. How do you not know the amp model? I find it unbelievable, mainly because Orange and Marshall sell fairly expensive amps, and not knowing what you buy at such a price range is pretty damn strange.
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I tried it out in store.

Great neck, nice n light, good tuning stability. Overall a good guitar. I didn't but it cause I generally only buy guitars over a grand now.
#15
the only reason i have those 2 amps are because they were passed to me form my uncle that passed a year ago... my guitar is just getting old, and i'v deecided i want a new one.
#16
Just another to add to the list for consideration: the Fernandes Ravelle

http://www.fernandesguitars.com/rvlx.html

The Ravelle X is the starter version, at around $300, and they go up from there.

I've seen them used in a variety of genres- they're pretty nice. One of my favorite guitarists in terms of using a wide sonic palette is Reves Gabrels- David Bowie's guitarist for Tin Machine. Ditto Paige Hamilton of Helmet and Fripp and Belew of King Crimson fame.
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#18
get a les paul, they're awesome. i have a bunch of copies, and an epiphone plus top. it's so good...
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the only reason i have those 2 amps are because they were passed to me form my uncle that passed a year ago... my guitar is just getting old, and i'v deecided i want a new one.


you could just check the back of the amp....
anywho, i agree with jenny, go used
if you can find one, a schecter c-1 plus
and fallout boy is most certainly not power....lol