#1
Hi. Im going to play guitar in a cover band after i finish college in the summer. Il be skint so wont want to spend more than £500 on a guitar. The kind of stuff we'll play will be mostly british indie like oasis, stone roses, shed 7, blur etc. I was wandering what would be a good flexible guitar to cover all these bands. I had a epiphone les paul before but fancy something different. Any suggestions?
#2
Persoanlly I'd go for an Epiphone ES-335 Dot or a Strat.
Key gear:
Gibson Les Paul BFG Gary Moore (Lemon Burst)
Epiphone Les Paul Custom (Alpine White)
BC Rick Mockingbird ST (Red Quilt)
Laney IronHeart 60 watt head w/4x12 cab
Boss V-Wah
Last edited by mumbles36 at Jan 5, 2010,
#3
epiphone hollow bodies would be a good place to look, the casino may be onne to look at, a strat or a tele may be another good choice
#4
somebody mentioned a epiphone dot and upgrading the pickups. What pickups should i consider and would it make a big difference?
#5
Quote by anderson80
somebody mentioned a epiphone dot and upgrading the pickups. What pickups should i consider and would it make a big difference?


dot's are great guitars. pickups will make a difference in your sound. the amount of difference depends greatly on what amp you're using.
#6
Have a look at T C Ellis guitars. His standard range of hand finished guitars start at under £300 with pro setup and hard case. There's Les Pauls, Explorers, Vs and a lot more.

http://www.tcellisguitars.com/index.html
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T C Ellis Series 2 LP w/Skatterbrane Quiescence pups
Cort EVL-K6
Yamaha RGX211 modded
H&S Electric 12-string
Shaftsbury Ricki 4001
'84 Fender Yale
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Last edited by Lurcher at Jan 5, 2010,
#8
Quote by eyebanez333
dot's are great guitars. pickups will make a difference in your sound. the amount of difference depends greatly on what amp you're using.



Yeah i know. Ill be using a fender hot rod deville 212 cos the cleans are lovely and pedals for the distortion etc.
#10
Quote by ozi76



I looked at the reviews for the washburn and while they look good, i think the likes of the epiphone dot, casino and sheratons look much cooler I.M.O. (by the way im not buying a guitar only based on its looks!) I was thinking of going in a different direction and buying a telecaster but im not sure if the single coils would be as apt as humbuckers considering the majority of bands we'll be covering use humbucking guitars. Im worried that the sound would be too thin.
#11
Quote by Darkflame
i'd say an epiphone dot or casino, or maybe a gretsch hollowbody ? the g5122 is amazing in every way, and i think it fits in your price range
i am so craving one of these



i agree. The g5122 hollowbody in walnut is a beautifull guitar. How would the pickups cope with alt rock as opposed to epiphone humbuckers?
#12
well i tried it right after the dot and the biggest difference i noticed was that the gretsch was much warmer and sounded more alive than the dot.
the neck pickup alone is warm, perfect for jazz, maybe lacks a tiny bit of definition, and the bridge pickup is very trebly, quite the opposite actually, more rockabilly-esque, and if you put the selector in middle position, you get the best of both world and the tone has the definition and punch you'll need =)
i play alternative rock actually, and that's the guitar i want, i'd play it as much as my gibson SG live that's for sure
it has a bigsby too =) that's a nice plus
it's lightweight too, that's another plus for playing live, the neck feels great, the tone is great, the tuners seem to handle the tuning pretty well, there's no reason for not getting it =p

it's this one !