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#1
Ok since I have been looking for guitars but none suit me and I can't afford a custom shop or anything like that I thought maybe I should just a an Epi LP, something versatile but well built to be easily upgraded.

So now I am trying to figure out what LP I should get, at the moment I don't have any money but I will be selling my Schecter and getting a job soon. What should I get?

1) Epiphone LP Studio ($700)
2) Epiphone LP Ultra ($1000)
3) Epiphone LP Custom ($1200)
4) Epiphone LP Standard ($900)
5) Epiphone LP Joe Perry Signature ($1100)

They are the cheapest I can find without buying online.
My Gear:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Peavey Vypyr 30
DW Collector's 3 pc drums
Mapex Black panther snare
Sabian AAX/Zildjian K cymbals.
#2
Do you like your schecter's neck? If so, look at a C-1 Classic.

If you want an epi, get the Standard.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#3
I hate everything on my schecter apart from the knobs and the headstock shape.
My Gear:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Peavey Vypyr 30
DW Collector's 3 pc drums
Mapex Black panther snare
Sabian AAX/Zildjian K cymbals.
#4
May I ask why you're not buying online? Because you're really putting yourself at a disadvantage there.
Basses:
Fender Precision Bass
Fender Jazz Bass
1967 Fender Coronado Bass II
Warwick Star Bass
Squier Precision Bass TB
#5
you could buy online and save a few hundred dollars
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#6
dude, get the ultra! theyre great guitars. especially if you dont like the heaviness of les pauls. if its an ultra 2, then thats even better
Geets:
Ibanez GSA60
Epiphone SG/LP custom
Schecter Damien elite 7
Fender Highway one Telecaster

Pedals:
Visual sound Jekyll and Hyde


Amp:
Peavey 6505
Marshall M412a cab
Peavey Classic 50

GO STEELERS!
#7
If you can walk to my house and convince my parents that buying online is a good idea then do so.
My Gear:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Peavey Vypyr 30
DW Collector's 3 pc drums
Mapex Black panther snare
Sabian AAX/Zildjian K cymbals.
#8
Quote by random_B-RAD
If you can walk to my house and convince my parents that buying online is a good idea then do so.

Show them this.
Basses:
Fender Precision Bass
Fender Jazz Bass
1967 Fender Coronado Bass II
Warwick Star Bass
Squier Precision Bass TB
#10
As a general rule with all epiphones I'd go with the standard on the majority of models because all the others like the specials and the studios really aren't worth what yo pay for them.
#11
What do you play?
Basses:
Fender Precision Bass
Fender Jazz Bass
1967 Fender Coronado Bass II
Warwick Star Bass
Squier Precision Bass TB
#12
I mainly play metal and classic rock.

I was told the ultra is good but it is semi-hollow which I don't really want.
My Gear:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Peavey Vypyr 30
DW Collector's 3 pc drums
Mapex Black panther snare
Sabian AAX/Zildjian K cymbals.
#14
Epi Prophecy LP GX, with a pickup swap in the neck, to a duncan '59 or something of that ilk.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#15
Cant find a prophecy anywhere (apart from online) and it costs too much.
My Gear:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Peavey Vypyr 30
DW Collector's 3 pc drums
Mapex Black panther snare
Sabian AAX/Zildjian K cymbals.
#16
Quote by skwelcher
you could buy online and save a few hundred dollars

Buying an Epi online is not a good idea. They vary so much in quality these days that buying one you have not tried is basically like gambling. The chances of getting one that blows are pretty high.

Usually, the Standard is the best bang-for-buck Epi, as long as you get your hands on a good one. The Studio can be considered, too, but quality control on the Studios is even worse than on the other (higher priced) models. Most of them don't even qualify as "average", while there's plenty of Standards which can be considered good (as long as you swap the pickups - Epi stock pups are some of the worst I have ever heard in my life).
The Custom is the same as the Standard, except for the looks - no tonal advantages and the same iffy qc.
The Joe Perry model I tried was very good, but it was one of the older Korean versions, so I'm not quite up to date on it (I do know though that it has better pups then the other Epis, so it's worth a try I figure).
#17
I only listed the Joe Perry model because it has the Gibson Burstbuckers (or whatever they are called).
My Gear:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Peavey Vypyr 30
DW Collector's 3 pc drums
Mapex Black panther snare
Sabian AAX/Zildjian K cymbals.
#18
Quote by random_B-RAD
Cant find a prophecy anywhere (apart from online) and it costs too much.

I think that really it woud be in your best interest to buy online. Especially in Australia dude. Unless you go to a big franchise like Allans or Billy Hyde or a large city store you're going to get raped price wise, it's the way the instrument trade is in Aus, so either take a trip to perth or buy online or you're not getting value for your money. Back in the days where the Australian dollar was worth 96 US cents I could have got myself a MIA Fender Jazz shipped over for about $1100 AUD as opposed to paying $2100 AUD over here. That's how insane the mark up price is, and it's only worse now because of the recession.
Basses:
Fender Precision Bass
Fender Jazz Bass
1967 Fender Coronado Bass II
Warwick Star Bass
Squier Precision Bass TB
#19
Billy hyde I get 12% discount at but it is basically all overpriced by 20% anyway. Also they don't have Epis.
My Gear:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Peavey Vypyr 30
DW Collector's 3 pc drums
Mapex Black panther snare
Sabian AAX/Zildjian K cymbals.
#20
So I just found there's no Allans in WA, I guess you get a worse mark up being a million miles away from the rest of the country.
Basses:
Fender Precision Bass
Fender Jazz Bass
1967 Fender Coronado Bass II
Warwick Star Bass
Squier Precision Bass TB
#21
Perth is the most isolated city in the world
My Gear:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Peavey Vypyr 30
DW Collector's 3 pc drums
Mapex Black panther snare
Sabian AAX/Zildjian K cymbals.
#22
Quote by random_B-RAD
Perth is the most isolated city in the world

Which is why your parents are fucking you over (and themselves if they're paying) by not letting you buy online. There's a Japanese made RG on ebay for like 600 atm that would be great for what you want.
Basses:
Fender Precision Bass
Fender Jazz Bass
1967 Fender Coronado Bass II
Warwick Star Bass
Squier Precision Bass TB
#23
How much is shipping and does it have a floating bridge.

They don't want to use credit card so I will ask if they can do money order or something.

LINK ME!
My Gear:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Peavey Vypyr 30
DW Collector's 3 pc drums
Mapex Black panther snare
Sabian AAX/Zildjian K cymbals.
#24
Ok so it's 755 I was taking a rough guess I'm drunk as hell, floating bridge. He wants 55 for courier.
Ebay Link
Basses:
Fender Precision Bass
Fender Jazz Bass
1967 Fender Coronado Bass II
Warwick Star Bass
Squier Precision Bass TB
#26
I've heard phenomenal things about the Joe Perry Signature model.
My Gear:
Guitars:
Paul Reed Smith Custom 24 in Charcoal Burst

Amps:
ENGL Powerball I V2

Pedals:
Ibanez Jemini
Vintage '70s Thomas Organ Crybaby Wah
Boss DD-6
#27
Oh, it says he's converted it to a fixed bridge. That's ****ing weird.... ok.
"with a screw that can easily be removed"... Talk to the guy I guess
Basses:
Fender Precision Bass
Fender Jazz Bass
1967 Fender Coronado Bass II
Warwick Star Bass
Squier Precision Bass TB
Last edited by consecutive e at Mar 28, 2009,
#28
Dont want a purple guitar or a floating bridge.
My Gear:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Peavey Vypyr 30
DW Collector's 3 pc drums
Mapex Black panther snare
Sabian AAX/Zildjian K cymbals.
#29
Viper ?
Basses:
Fender Precision Bass
Fender Jazz Bass
1967 Fender Coronado Bass II
Warwick Star Bass
Squier Precision Bass TB
#30
The only problem is, How do I earn $800 in 9 days when I haven't gotten a job yet?
My Gear:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Peavey Vypyr 30
DW Collector's 3 pc drums
Mapex Black panther snare
Sabian AAX/Zildjian K cymbals.
#31
9 Days? You said in another thread your budget was roughly 900ish.
Basses:
Fender Precision Bass
Fender Jazz Bass
1967 Fender Coronado Bass II
Warwick Star Bass
Squier Precision Bass TB
#32
That is once I sell my schecter and get a job.
My Gear:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Peavey Vypyr 30
DW Collector's 3 pc drums
Mapex Black panther snare
Sabian AAX/Zildjian K cymbals.
#33
sell drugs man
or go used

07 Fender American Deluxe Strat
07 Fender Custom Telecaster
09 Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster
09 Fulltone OCD V.4
10 Ibanez WH-10 V.2
09 Splawn SuperStock
10 Jet City JCA-20
97 Fender Hot Rod Deluxe

Yeh the SICK! bit sounds a bit stupid.

#34
Used guitars in perth = squiers.
My Gear:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Peavey Vypyr 30
DW Collector's 3 pc drums
Mapex Black panther snare
Sabian AAX/Zildjian K cymbals.
#35
I would sugest standard.
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#36
Get the standard, swap the pick ups.
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Quote by alans056
Maybe the price tag is clouding your judgment ?
yeah probably. Or the circuits.
#38
My Gear:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Peavey Vypyr 30
DW Collector's 3 pc drums
Mapex Black panther snare
Sabian AAX/Zildjian K cymbals.
Last edited by random_B-RAD at Mar 28, 2009,
#39
Go check out Kosmic in Osbourne Park, they've got a heap of Epi's, you can usually barter the guys down over there by like 200 or so easy and a bit more if your good.

Oh and go about end of May if you want the best deal, they work on commission and are always desperate to sell then before financial year change over in June.

Also, you may want to try out an Ibanez SZR520 or SZR720 (they've got them in a few stores around Perth I've seen, notably Kosmic) and they'r pretty much the same as an LP in scale length mahogany body, fixed bridge etc. But they'r far better quality than an Epi LP for the same price.

Plus the SZR720 has a full vine inlay and that's just f***ing cool.
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Boss GE-7
Ibanez TS-9
Last edited by James13v at Mar 28, 2009,
#40
Quote by James13v
Go check out Kosmic in Osbourne Park, they've got a heap of Epi's, you can usually barter the guys down over there by like 200 or so easy and a bit more if your good.

Oh and go about end of May if you want the best deal, they work on commission and are always desperate to sell then before financial year change over in June.

Also, you may want to try out an Ibanez SZR520 or SZR720 (they've got them in a few stores around Perth I've seen, notably Kosmic) and they'r pretty much the same as an LP in scale length mahogany body, fixed bridge etc. But they'r far better quality than an Epi LP for the same price.

Plus the SZR720 has a full vine inlay and that's just f***ing cool.


I don't usually get much time to go to music stores but about 1/2 the items were removed from the online store including most thier epis so I don't know what they have...
My Gear:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Peavey Vypyr 30
DW Collector's 3 pc drums
Mapex Black panther snare
Sabian AAX/Zildjian K cymbals.
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