#1
So im going to the guitar center tomorrow, so i was browsing around the website to make a list what i wanted to try.

my attention was caught by this: a gibson les paul studio faded WB, for only 650 euros. I was like wtf cause i thought studio les pauls were about a 1000 euro's.

then i checked reviews on UG and i saw that there were different reviews for the faded and the not faded studio.

then i saw that the non faded was 350 euros more expensive.

Could someone please tell me the diffrences except that the name of one guitar has faded in it and has another colour?

and would you recommend this for (fast paced) melodic death metal playing and shredding?


If this thread is not allowed in anyway, or if it is double posted il delete it.


Ty in advance
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#2
Well, first of all, there's probably better guitars for it, but I suppose it can do it.

And it's essentially because the other guitar has a gloss finish. That's it really.
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Well, first of all, there's probably better guitars for it, but I suppose it can do it.

And it's essentially because the other guitar has a gloss finish. That's it really.


Ok, ty

that is a really big price difference btw :O
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#4
normal studio has a maple top, faded studio does not. the ones that do are the same price.
#5
The reason they advertise it as Faded is because there's not as many layers(three as opposed to seven, i think) of clearcoat in the finish, therefore cutting a lot of work with producing the guitar. Apart from that the faded's are generally cool, my main guitar is a gibson lp standard faded, although i did get the top refinished. It's a great guitar and i do play it over a custom i've got.

Thing about gibsons though, is that they are hit and miss these days; some are great and some are poop. Make sure to try them all out.
#6
The "worn" Studio models don't have as many coats of the nitrocellulose paint.

Resulting in less labor, and a less shiny coat. And a cheaper price. On top of that, the quality control on the Studio/Faded models aren't as great as the Standards or Traditionals.
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The reason they advertise it as Faded is because there's not as many layers(three as opposed to seven, i think) of clearcoat in the finish, therefore cutting a lot of work with producing the guitar. Apart from that the faded's are generally cool, my main guitar is a gibson lp standard faded, although i did get the top refinished. It's a great guitar and i do play it over a custom i've got.

Thing about gibsons though, is that they are hit and miss these days; some are great and some are poop. Make sure to try them all out.


ah k that makes the 300 more pretty reasonable

Ive been looking for a second axe (i need one desperately)

this might be a candidate


EDIT: This is the guitar in question btw: http://www.feedback.nl/electrische-gitaren/gibson/les-paul-studio-faded-wb Its in dutch
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Last edited by Lobyte at Oct 20, 2009,
#8
They're also (I believe) chambered. The guy down the hall has one, and it's WAY lighter than a normal Studio. Maybe that's not why it's lighter, but it definitely is. To me, it feels like a toy.
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#9
My brain is still recovering from reading 'melodic death metal'.
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I love the necks on them. The one i played on was very fast, and felt like satin. But it was satin finished really. Its a great feel. Youll love it when you play it.
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Quote by MrFlibble
My brain is still recovering from reading 'melodic death metal'.


Lol, At the Gates, Amon amarth, later Carcass for an example

I love the necks on them. The one i played on was very fast, and felt like satin. But it was satin finished really. Its a great feel. Youll love it when you play it.


K cool cant wait till tomorrow to try it out
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#12
The faded has a mahogany top and the burstbucker pro pickup set. The glossy one has a finished maple top and the 496 498 pickup set (I like the bb pro set much better.)
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#13
I can't tell if that's the worn series or not.

Try it, if it plays nice, then you have to make a call. If it doesn't do it, move on. It's about as cheap as you will find a new gibson, shy of the melody maker.
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Ok thx guys, Good posts

Im gonna go try it in half an hour, Ill post the results when i get back
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aaah the ****ing thing sold out : / next load coming in two weeks
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Quote by MrFlibble
My brain is still recovering from reading 'melodic death metal'.



.....whats wrong with melodic death metal???
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.....whats wrong with melodic death metal???

I don't know either
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Quote by Lobyte
I don't know either



Uness you get some EMG's or summin like that put in there it wont sound very death metally lol.
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Quote by Tokai09
Uness you get some EMG's or summin like that put in there it wont sound very death metally lol.


I dunno it would probably be an original sound :P I tried emgs at the guitar shop, could be the shitty amp but the only difference i heard was that the sound was more boring
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Quote by Tokai09
Uness you get some EMG's or summin like that put in there it wont sound very death metally lol.


Its not that, its just the criticism of the genre itself.....
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