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#1
Really want a new guitar and I'm not sure if I should get a LP or a Stat. I don't have a very high budget so it's going to be replica. I'll be getting a Vintage, they're a very good brand over here in the UK (I'm not sure if they sell in the US.) I like both guitars and have had a go with both and I still can't decide which one I should get. I like the tone of both and how they feel, but I already have an SG with similar pickups to the LP, but the LP still sounds different.

What do you guys think?
The models in question are the V6 and V100
#2
What type of music do you play?
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#3
judging by your favourite guitarists, i'd go with Les Paul.
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#4
both would do...maybe an HSS strat?

i suggest you go try them out. that will give you an answer most likely
#7
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maybe he does like them...god know i do
#8
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This.

But if the Les Paul and Strat are guitars you like, I'd personally go for the Les Paul because of its humbuckers.
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#9
what is your budget exactly? what types of music?
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#11
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Neither. Be creative and look up guitars that you like personally.


Yuh totally. I have this guitar made out of a tin can with bits of dental floss on it as the strings. It's like, sooo underground.
#14
My favourite music to play is a mixture of everything, it depends what mood I'm in at the time. But usually it's rock, blues that sought of genre. But when I practice I love to improvise and Strats do it differently than SGs and LPs. And what HSS strats are there available?
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My favourite music to play is a mixture of everything, it depends what mood I'm in at the time. But usually it's rock, blues that sought of genre. But when I practice I love to improvise and Strats do it differently than SGs and LPs. And what HSS strats are there available?


quite a few...the standard, the lonestar, the blacktop and some others which ive missed

if youre tight on money i suggest the standard
#16
The answer is Tele, always. Just try every guitar you possible can, and choose your favorite. Pretty simple.
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#18
Look for a HSS strat.
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#19
Split the difference. Vintage make a Strat that has three stacked P-90 pickups with a coil split. So you can have the warmer and louder tone of the hum-cancelling P-90s or you can split them down to get a brighter more vintage P-90 tone. It'll always be a little more powerful and a more rounded tone than the regular Strat sound wil be but it will also always be a more lively and open tone than the Les Paul will be. Plus it's part of their advance range which is better quality but only costs something like £40 or so more than the regular Strat they make.
#20
the strat is much more versatile, that would be my choice.

if you do go for a LP, make sure it has a set neck. most budget ones are screwed on. the set neck is one of the main things that gives a LP it's characteristic sound.
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#21
If you play blues, get a strat, if you play distorted rock, get a les Paul, Check out the Vintage Peter Green lemon drop, sounds great!
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#22
A very wise man once said, "Strats are for sissies and sailors, and you don't look like the boat owning type to me"

That man, was me.

Jk jk. That's just the Gibson fanatic in me speaking. Obviously, I'd go for the Les Paul. But really, it all depends on a numerous amount of things. Most of which have already been mentioned.

(just get the lp!) <- I'm sorry, don't listen to him. Go with your heart or whatever.
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#23
jeff beck said les pauls were pussy guitars.

yet he has a signature les paul.


that said, the necks on both are vastly different. thickness, width, radius, etc. one will feel better to you than the other. take that one.
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#24
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jeff beck said les pauls were pussy guitars.

yet he has a signature les paul.


that said, the necks on both are vastly different. thickness, width, radius, etc. one will feel better to you than the other. take that one.



maybe jeff beck thinks hes a pussy?

seriously though he does have to try both of them out
#25
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maybe jeff beck thinks hes a pussy?

seriously though he does have to try both of them out

i thought he said in the OP he'd already tried them both.

if you're looking for something a bit more different to your SG that will give you a wider range of tonal colours i'd say go with a strat, because though they are different, the les paul and SG are pretty similar guitars that have their own distinct ways of doing the same kind of job musically whereas a strat would give you a wider range of different tones to play with.

But you might not necessarily want something too different to what you already have? basically, it depends on what you want, and only you can decide that.
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#27
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jeff beck said les pauls were pussy guitars.

yet he has a signature les paul.


Yeah, but Gibson also has a Jimi Hendrix* and an Eric Clapton signature, while Jeff Beck has had two signature Stratocasters and a custom shop tribute.


*(I mean the 2006 Flying V, not the 2009 Strat copy)
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#28
I've heard better things about Vintage strats than the Vintage Les Pauls, personally.
You'll still want to try both out though.
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#29
Quote by ukmrsimuk
Really want a new guitar and I'm not sure if I should get a LP or a Stat. I don't have a very high budget so it's going to be replica. I'll be getting a Vintage, they're a very good brand over here in the UK (I'm not sure if they sell in the US.) I like both guitars and have had a go with both and I still can't decide which one I should get. I like the tone of both and how they feel, but I already have an SG with similar pickups to the LP, but the LP still sounds different.

What do you guys think?
The models in question are the V6 and V100


Ive got the V6 in black and gold and its a really nice guitar, better that Epiphone equivalents in my opinion. Great neck and electrics too.
#30
Quote by kangaxxter
Yeah, but Gibson also has a Jimi Hendrix* and an Eric Clapton signature, while Jeff Beck has had two signature Stratocasters and a custom shop tribute.


*(I mean the 2006 Flying V, not the 2009 Strat copy)

buncha pussies.


well if both felt fine, then a strat would get the TS a bigger tonal range, as would a tele.
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#31
The HSS strats are still thin sounding compared to a Les Paul. I own 2 LP's and my vote is definetely a LES PAUL
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#32
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The HSS strats are still thin sounding compared to a Les Paul. I own 2 LP's and my vote is definetely a LES PAUL

he might want a thinner sound to contrast against the thick sound he probably is already getting from his SG
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#33
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Split the difference. Vintage make a Strat that has three stacked P-90 pickups with a coil split. So you can have the warmer and louder tone of the hum-cancelling P-90s or you can split them down to get a brighter more vintage P-90 tone. It'll always be a little more powerful and a more rounded tone than the regular Strat sound wil be but it will also always be a more lively and open tone than the Les Paul will be. Plus it's part of their advance range which is better quality but only costs something like £40 or so more than the regular Strat they make.


good call

they also have an HSS one too, so you have options.

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But you might not necessarily want something too different to what you already have? basically, it depends on what you want, and only you can decide that.


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#34
An HSS Strat is never going to feel nor sound like a Les Paul. Will it sound good? Sure. But, it is not the same. Buy the guitar the feels best in YOUR hand and sounds best to YOUR ears. Try every guitar you can get your grubby paws on and you just might find something totally different that attaches its self to you.
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#35
Well some other information that might help is that strat necks are longer than les paul necks, at least from Fender and Gibson.
Strat necks are also slimmer compared to les pauls.

Comfort is definitely an important factor as well ,:|
#36
Quote by Bhaok
An HSS Strat is never going to feel nor sound like a Les Paul. Will it sound good? Sure. But, it is not the same. Buy the guitar the feels best in YOUR hand and sounds best to YOUR ears. Try every guitar you can get your grubby paws on and you just might find something totally different that attaches its self to you.

i think there is a certain amount of truth in the saying "you don't choose a guitar, a guitar chooses you"
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#37
They each define their own corner of the guitar universe.

Try playing each in the store for 20 minutes. Look at live performance videos of many artists you like, and see if you can see patterns.

Humbuckers give you fat tone and clean signal (they "buck" the hum). Make sure you are confident you want to trade away the benefits of humbuckers before you buy a guitar without them.

A good compromise is a strat-style guitar that has a humbucker in the bridge position.
#38
How about the Michael Kelly Patriot range, LP shape with coil taps to give you single coil and humbucking sounds. I believe there are a couple of models that fall within your price range.
#39
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i thought he said in the OP he'd already tried them both.



woops forgot that...

tbh though he should know what he wants then...but both are good or his style and while they might be different guitars both do well in rock and blues
#40
Strats are far more versatile than a Les Paul, and in my opinion have a much smoother, more comfortable neck. Also, a strat would be easier on your back. And if you decide to change your look or tone, you can replace pickguards, pickups, bridges, etc. with much more options on the strat. Some Strats these days are routed for a universal pickup configuration.

So in other words... STRAT
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