#1
hello
i was wondering if you guys could help me a bit about this
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1)i have an ibanez RGR321 that i was ripped in its price (400$) made in taiwan..doesnt match me, my amp is randall rx 15 probably made in a barn or smthin


2)which one is better a hagstrom ultra/select ultra swede or an epiphone les paul
(if there are any suggestions of a guitar with the same you-know-what-imtalkin about please lemme know)

3)i like hard rock and heavy metal n old skool stuff umm ozzy,sabbath,pantera,gnr,zep

4)my range is 700$ at max and keep in mind i want a hard case

5)im lead guitar (a shizzy one ofc) i dont know any scales.i ve been playin for a year n a half now..but im a bad player i can play sabbath stuff that arent with hard solos
and a buncha riffs
Last edited by BBoyBlaZe at Jan 6, 2009,
#4
Well I say be unique and go with the Hagstrom. Lot more folks have epi's than Hagstroms.
#5
yeh but i wanna know whats the diff..i ve read both reviews one each here...the word copy guitar leaves a buzz in my ear yknow the epiphone thingy..so i need further info yknow
#6
I wouldn't really call Epis "copy" guitars since Epi is owned by Gibson. As far as I know, their bodies are the same shape as the Gibson equivalents.
#7
Epiphone is a subsidiary of Gibson, and most of their guitars are built with the exact same shapes. Keep in mind that they also maintain their original line of guitars (the same that they built pre-Gibson takeover, such as the Casino) which do not model Gibsons.

Hagstrom Swede guitars could be called Les Paul copies because they feature a similar shape, but not enough that they could be sued by Gibson, although that's not to say that they're bad guitars by any means.

If I were you, I'd replace your amp before you replace your guitar - Ibanez RG guitars were designed with shred in mind.
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#8
Yeah, Ibanez's are designed for heavy stuff and definitely shred, so I agree, I think you need a better amp.

Especially the RG series, those things are shred MONSTERS.
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#9
In the price range, the Hags slap the Epi's silly. The only truly must have for Epi is the Elitist, which Gibson cancelled this year along with just about all their other decent models. You would need a Select Swede/Super Swede to match that in price. The difference is the quality, a word that Gibson better start hearing, as I am seeing blemished LP Standards etc on the shelves at full price.

The Reg Ultra's are Basswood. the others in the swedes are Mahogany, and with my Select Swede, I can tell you that it is a very heavy guitar, but the sound is awesome.
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#10
ive got to agree with everyone. maybe check the market for a used 5150 or xxx, depending on your style? you might have enough to upgrade the pups in your RG. that would make SOOOO much more sense than another guitar.
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#11
Hey if you are set on a new guitar, play both of them. I got an Epiphone Les Paul Standard just today, and yes it's great and all, but it's not much different to a Hagstrom, and Hagstroms are a hell of a lot cheaper, but also sound great.
#12
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ive got to agree with everyone. maybe check the market for a used 5150 or xxx, depending on your style? you might have enough to upgrade the pups in your RG. that would make SOOOO much more sense than another guitar.


Do you like the feel of your ibanez guitar?
If so, upgrade one of the pickups (or both)
It WILL change your sound.

Check out the duncan distortion. (high output)*
(may or may not be the pickup for you, but its a start)

Then get a Peavey Vypyr 75.
Great for practice with drums or small gig.
Has effects in it as well.
check it out of peavey website

total price for PU's and Amp= $370.

Pocket the rest of the money.
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