#1
So, I searchbar'ed and got nothing...

So where they're any copies that were better than the original?
Guitars
Ibanez S470B
Iabez MTM2 w/ Seymoar Duncan Blackouts
Epiphone SG

Amps
Roland Micro Cube

Pedals
Boss MT-2
MXR Carbon Copy Delay
Dunlop Crybaby Wah
#2
Tokai > Gibson

Just read the reviews on this site.
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#3
In the late 70s, early 80s, a few Japanese Fender-type copies used to be insanely good quality, and long story short, they're now Fender Japan, IIRC.
Last edited by pete-c at Aug 1, 2009,
#4
No
'04 Gibson Les Paul Custom '57 RI
'67 Gretsch Double Anniversary
'07 Fender USA Strat Deluxe
'71 Fender Jazzmaster
'02 G&L ASAT Classic USA
'64 Blackface Fender Showman
Red Knob The Twin
MarkIII Boogie
Marshall 2266C
Fender HRDV

#5
Navigator hands down. But you need to specify by copy do you mean an exact copy (eg. Gibson Les Paul and an Epiphone Les Paul) or just a rough copy of the guitar (eg. PRS Singlecut and a Gibson Les Paul)
#6
Nah I mean like, Gibson LP and Epiphone LP etc.
Guitars
Ibanez S470B
Iabez MTM2 w/ Seymoar Duncan Blackouts
Epiphone SG

Amps
Roland Micro Cube

Pedals
Boss MT-2
MXR Carbon Copy Delay
Dunlop Crybaby Wah
#7
Quote by gasman2607
No


Naww, someone doesn't want to face the fact they could have done better for the money
Jackson DK2M
Washburn WD-18SW
Ibanez RGR421EXFM
Genz Benz El Diablo 100w -> Framus Dragon 412
Boss GE-7
Ibanez TS-9
#9
James13v - yeh, right. lmao. So, tell me, which one!?
'04 Gibson Les Paul Custom '57 RI
'67 Gretsch Double Anniversary
'07 Fender USA Strat Deluxe
'71 Fender Jazzmaster
'02 G&L ASAT Classic USA
'64 Blackface Fender Showman
Red Knob The Twin
MarkIII Boogie
Marshall 2266C
Fender HRDV

#10
I'd think so. I played an agile al3000 a couple days ago. I swear it handled better then any Gibson Les Paul I've played in the last year
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#11
Quote by utmbarto
I'd think so. I played an agile al3000 a couple days ago. I swear it handled better then any Gibson Les Paul I've played in the last year

You're not the only one. My friend played my Agile AL-3100 and got really disappointed with his brand-new Gibson Classic at home.
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ESP Standard Eclipse I CTM VW
ESP LTD Deluxe H-1001
ESP LTD Deluxe Viper-1000 STBC
ESP Edwards E-EX-100STD
Warmoth Paulcaster "Tiger"
Tanglewood TW170 AS
Vox Tonelab ST
Blackstar HT-1R


#12
Quote by Vauxite
Tokai > Gibson

Just read the reviews on this site.
LOL Have you read any of those reviews?

Yeah I think I'll take those with a grain of salt.

Not saying anything about the guitar itself, but those reviews are terrible and for the most part written by kids who have not played enough guitars, with different pickups through enough amps.

Clopies that are better than the original?

Marshall JTM45, Fender Bluesbreaker
#13
ESP > Gibson, Ibanez, BC Rich and Jackson

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#14
I really like my Ibanez pre lawsuit LP a lot better than any other LP I have played. There is something just magical about that that guitar
My Gear
Guitars:
-Gibson Les Paul Tribute (Bare Knuckle Nailbombs)
-Ibanez "lawsuit" Les Paul (Seymour Duncan Pegasus and Sentinent)
-Ibanez S470 (Dimarzio D-sonic and Humbucker from Hell)
-PRS SE Custom (Guitarforce Black Diamond and Lord of the Blues)

Amp:
Marshall TSL100
EVH 5150III EL-34 50w
Marshall 1960a cab

Effects:
Dunlop 535q wah
Boss Super Chorus
Bogner Uberschall
Ibanez DE7 Delay
Electro-Harmonix Power Booster
Fender PT100 Pedal Tuner

Strings:
Ernie Ball Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom 10-52
Last edited by JLT73 at Aug 1, 2009,
#16
I prefer Edwards 'Pauls of the Gibson's, then again, the price's can speak a lot.
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#17
A pre lawsuit ibanez les pau is better than a gibson, same with those Burny copy lp's.
#18
I'm serious. The Tokai LP copy I have was on par with the LP Standard I played, same day, same store, same amp.
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#19
Ibanez Xiphos owns Jackson Warrior
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#20
The Carvin DC400, Suhr Classic, Anderson Drop Top and dozens of other guitars are better than the Fender Stratocaster. There is no super special secret that prevents a copy from being equal or better than the original.
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#22
I think the thing about Tokai being better than Gibson is both true and false - In the '70s, Tokai were making copies of Gibsons, which out-classed the gibsons of the time, which were having the designs tampered with to cut corners with the production. So the tokais were better. Gibson have improved since, so they are now about on par with those '70s tokais, but a lot better than the new tokais, which are still pretty good, especially great for the price.
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Laney VC30-112 with G12H30 speaker, or Session Rockette 30 for smaller gigs
Elixir Nanoweb 11-49 strings, Dunlop Jazz III XL picks
Shure SM57 mic in front of the amp
#23
^ Yep. That's about correct. The newer Tokai are going downhill. I asked Ishibashi why they didn't have any Tokai in stock and their answer was that the newer production models weren't up to their quality standard so that they choose not to take them in. A bit sad, really. It was around 2007, I hope they're better now.
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ESP Standard Eclipse I CTM VW
ESP LTD Deluxe H-1001
ESP LTD Deluxe Viper-1000 STBC
ESP Edwards E-EX-100STD
Warmoth Paulcaster "Tiger"
Tanglewood TW170 AS
Vox Tonelab ST
Blackstar HT-1R


#24
Guild > Hamer > Gibson

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Fender Telecaster Deluxe MZ7006924
Crybaby 535Q
BOSS SD-1
ZVex Box of Rock
MXR 10-Band EQ
Ernie Ball VR Jr.
EHX The Clone Theory
Line6 ToneCore Echo Park
Fender Blues Jr.


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Last edited by Mr. Grieves at Aug 1, 2009,
#25
Well, You know that Gibson is a bit off quality wise these days. Tradition makes some good Gibson copies, Most of the reviews on Harmony Central give them really good marks. Some people even say they are as good as some vintage guitars they played.
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#26
Quote by EndTheRapture51
ESP > Gibson, Ibanez, BC Rich and Jackson
No. Just no.

Someone's clearly biased

#27
Agile guitars. there's my agile advertisement for today
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#28
Quote by Gargoyle2500
Well, You know that Gibson is a bit off quality wise these days. Tradition makes some good Gibson copies, Most of the reviews on Harmony Central give them really good marks. Some people even say they are as good as some vintage guitars they played.

Never believe reviews from forums, you get alot of biased, band waggoning, or just lying with those reviews, if you don't believe me check most onf the reviews done on here, even the UG team is horrible with reviews like when they give strait 10's for a sub par piece of gear.