#1
Finally pulled some money out off my ass and now I can afford to upgrade my gear. I currently have a Schecter Omen 6 FR through a Peavey Vypyr 30 and occasionally a VOX V847a Wah (MiC). I am looking at upgrading my guitar but I don't know if I should upgrade my amp because it's just a SS modeling amp.

My Tone seems weak and for some of the stuff I'm starting to try playing it sounds terrible, I don't mind the amp, it is just the feel of the guitar that I hate.

I want:
- Neck that plays well
- NO FLOYD ROSE, don't bother showing me something with a FR because I hate them.
- At least 1 humbucker

I am going to a store (www.onlinemusicstore.com.au) with some friends because he is buying a bass and I will try out some stuff in my price range there. I want to buy locally and preferably not 2nd hand, I hate dealing with classifieds unless they are amazingly awesome deals.

I want to play pretty much every genre, some bands are; The Stone Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Guns n' Roses, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Boston, System of a Down, Muse, Nirvana, BB King, Clapton, Hendrix, Dire Straits.

Currently I am leaning Towards an Epiphone G-400 or a Les Paul Standard but I want your opinions. I currently have about $700 but I can get more if needed.
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
Don't care about brand but because I am buying locally in the most isolated capital city in the world there isn't a massive range.

Active pickups = no because I have a vypyr and I can't really play Stone Roses and RHCP on actives... What did you have in mind because I know a guy that is selling some GFS Humbucker sized P90s.
My Gear:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Peavey Vypyr 30
DW Collector's 3 pc drums
Mapex Black panther snare
Sabian AAX/Zildjian K cymbals.
#5
haha are you in darwin or perth or adelaide? lol

anyway i recommend either the epiphones, an ibanez SA series, or maybe a higher end squire.
#6
Quote by shredder408
haha are you in darwin or perth or adelaide? lol

anyway i recommend either the epiphones, an ibanez SA series, or maybe a higher end squire.

Any reason for this post? Shift your eyes slightly to the left and your first question will be answered.

Also, What type of epiphone? What Ibanez SA? What Higher end Squier? Your not very descriptive in your post...
My Gear:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Peavey Vypyr 30
DW Collector's 3 pc drums
Mapex Black panther snare
Sabian AAX/Zildjian K cymbals.
#7
Try and play these:

http://www.onlinemusicstore.com.au/index.php?page=showProduct&id=EPLPCEB

http://www.onlinemusicstore.com.au/index.php?page=showProduct&id=IBSZR520

http://www.onlinemusicstore.com.au/index.php?page=showProduct&id=JADK2TBK

http://www.onlinemusicstore.com.au/index.php?page=showProduct&id=FEMSSBMN

The Les Paul and the Ibanez should both have a fat Mahogany tone and are good rock guitars so see which one you prefer the feel of. These would be more suited to your Guns and Roses, Metallica, Led Zep, AC/DC tones

The Jackson has a more metal edge to it, but trust me, Dinky's feel great and are extremely versatile so it could be worth playing anyway.

The Fender will be great for the Chilli's, Pink Floyd, Hendrix, Clapton and that kinda stuff
#8
Thanks Dave, I'll try them out tomorrow. Not all their stuff is listed on their website so are there any other things from those brands I should look for?
My Gear:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Peavey Vypyr 30
DW Collector's 3 pc drums
Mapex Black panther snare
Sabian AAX/Zildjian K cymbals.
#9
well I've got a feeling this would be well over a grand but if not I think this would be worth playing to see what you think:

http://www.jacksonguitars.com/products/products.php?group=MG-Series&page=1&product=2910104803

and if they have a Fat Strat check that out as well, a fender is gonna be too expensive but maybe a high level squier will do the trick. And with the Ibanez just try any SZ series guitars they have, and may as well give an SA a run as well.

To be honest if you're going to the shop just try everything you can afford, decide which ones you like the feel of most and then either buy one of them or come back and ask about them
#10
http://www.onlinemusicstore.com.au/index.php?page=showProduct&id=EPSLEC200QMSTBLK

Get that?
I heard push pull is pretty versatile but i may be wrong.

Get the Dinky Dave recommended i say
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#11
Quote by Quaned
http://www.onlinemusicstore.com.au/index.php?page=showProduct&id=EPSLEC200QMSTBLK

Get that?
I heard push pull is pretty versatile but i may be wrong.

Get the Dinky Dave recommended i say


Not a Fan of ESP EC. They look bad (althought I like the Gibby LP style), the models in my price range are agathis, they have EMG designed passives (which all fail).

I'll look at the dinky, SG, LP and Ibanez.

Thanks guys.
My Gear:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Peavey Vypyr 30
DW Collector's 3 pc drums
Mapex Black panther snare
Sabian AAX/Zildjian K cymbals.