#1
I'm gonna get a new amp (Fender Super Champ XD) to replace my $40 amp that I have right now, but I'm kinda broke, so to afford it I'm gonna have to sell one of my guitars. My guitars are a cherry red Epiphone Faded G-400 and a black RG 4EXQM1. Both guitars are great so here are the pros and cons (in my opinion) of each.

G-400
Pros: Easier to tune, slightly easier to play in my opinion, much better action
Cons: Comes out of tune constantly

RG4EX1
Pros: Sounds better through an amplifier, Stays in tune for longer, better looking (I know that really doesn't effect the quality of the guitar but it does look much better than the G-400)
Cons: It takes a while to tune it, Edge III, neck is a little to slim for me

Thanks in advance

Heres a link to the guitarcenter page for both of these:
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Epiphone-Vintage-G-400-Electric-Guitar-102488731-i1150101.gc
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Ibanez-RG4EXQM1-Quilted-Maple-Top-Electric-Guitar-103662763-i1168534.gc
Last edited by NakedInferno at Sep 24, 2011,
#3
For that particular amp, I'd keep the G400.
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It depends. I'm really torn between which guitar. Sometimes I'll grab the G-400 and sometimes I'll grab the Ibanez. It really depends on whether or not the Ibanez is in tune or not. If not, I'll grab the G-400, but if it is I'll grab it just cause it takes a while to get it in tune and I wanna get the most out of it.
#7
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It depends. I'm really torn between which guitar. Sometimes I'll grab the G-400 and sometimes I'll grab the Ibanez. It really depends on whether or not the Ibanez is in tune or not. If not, I'll grab the G-400, but if it is I'll grab it just cause it takes a while to get it in tune and I wanna get the most out of it.


I would save up to get the amp. Why buy high and sell low on your guitar?

Also in that time you might find a used one that saves you a lot. I got my halfstack for about 40% of what it would have cost new.
#8
I'd keep the RG. But I'm an Ibanez guy and I don't like Epiphones. And I'd keep the RG because of the neck, but since you don't like it that's hardly an arguement for keeping it.

Well if I would have to choose: Keep the Ibanez, Sell the Epiphone.
#9
i'd sell the epi because a guitar that comes out of tune easily just makes me ape shit insane...but maybe a good setup would cure that?
#10
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I would save up to get the amp. Why buy high and sell low on your guitar?

Also in that time you might find a used one that saves you a lot. I got my halfstack for about 40% of what it would have cost new.


Would love to do that, but I'm still a teenager and I'm trying to save up for a car.
I've also checked craigslist and the cheapest I could find was $225, which is a good deal but that's also about how much either guitar would cost if I sold it.
#11
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Would love to do that, but I'm still a teenager and I'm trying to save up for a car.
I've also checked craigslist and the cheapest I could find was $225, which is a good deal but that's also about how much either guitar would cost if I sold it.


Yeah life sux. Cars, and other priorities got in the way of me getting guitars and gear for about 20 years after I first wanted an electric. We even got pianos and accoustic guitars before I could start getting what I wanted. And I've been working pretty much full time since I was 14.
#14
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Keep the G-400 and switch tuners.

that just adds extra cost..

keep the ibby, buy amp, save for some decent tuners.
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#15
if you're not really happy with both, sell both, buy the amp, and use whatever leftover money you have to buy a guitar you'll actually enjoy. If you have a lot of cons about both, why would you keep either?
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Did anyone else come into this thread expecting it to be by Tom 1.0 ?

I'd keep the Ibanez.
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Did anyone else come into this thread expecting it to be by Tom 1.0 ?

I'd keep the Ibanez.

history has proved Tom 1.0 wouldn't.
#18
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Would love to do that, but I'm still a teenager and I'm trying to save up for a car.
I've also checked craigslist and the cheapest I could find was $225, which is a good deal but that's also about how much either guitar would cost if I sold it.

pro-tip. you won't afford any car. you think you'll be able to, but the insurance and gas will eat you alive.

and if your parents give you some "we will help story" calls shens right away. trust me, the upkeep for your call will be around if not more than 1k per year. ALOT more if you get a junker like you are probably looking for right now.
#19
i would keep the epi because when your down to 1 guitar its a pain in the ass to have a double locking trem on that 1 guitar. with 2, u can alternate between a easily tunable one.
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#20
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history has proved Tom 1.0 wouldn't.

Yeah, but he did just get another Ibanez .
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#21
why doesnt someone just make a thread about Tom 1.0, he seems to be a popular enough topic.

on the other hand id sell the epi, the Ibanez seems to be a better guitar for your situation even if the neck is a little too slim. to keep the epi would require mods with money you dont have.
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#22
Sell the Epiphone keep the RG, but as my screen name suggests I'm an Ibanez fan boy lol so my opinion is slightly bias also I hate Epiphone with a passion
#23
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Yeah, but he did just get another Ibanez .

ever notice that the pics he takes in his NGD thread show up on ebay shortly thereafter?

it's thursday here right now, check ebay.uk on monday.
#24
It's really up to you, i'd sit down with both of them, before you even plug one into an amp just have a feel for the guitar. Which one is more comfortable? Which neck do you like better? Which body style feels better. Then plug it in and see how it sounds, try and get the versatility of the guitar. See if you can get both a really great clean tone and a great distorted sound out of both of them with loads of pick up combos, Ibanez and Epis are great makes. I have an Ibanez rg350mdx which hopefully I might be able to sell soon because of one main thing. The horrible edge 3, It's a really tough question. If you don't mind the bridge the Ibanez will be better sounding, but the SG might be a more comfortable fit in your hands. It's all what you prefer, sound or comfort? I know I prefer sound personally.
#25
I wouldnt sell either, Id save. My G400 doesnt go out of tune all that often and it gets 'played' daily. Have you done the strings properly?
#26
Quote by NakedInferno
I'm gonna get a new amp (Fender Super Champ XD) to replace my $40 amp that I have right now, but I'm kinda broke, so to afford it I'm gonna have to sell one of my guitars. My guitars are a cherry red Epiphone Faded G-400 and a black RG 4EXQM1. Both guitars are great so here are the pros and cons (in my opinion) of each.

G-400
Pros: Easier to tune, slightly easier to play in my opinion, much better action
Cons: Comes out of tune constantly

RG4EX1
Pros: Sounds better through an amplifier, Stays in tune for longer, better looking (I know that really doesn't effect the quality of the guitar but it does look much better than the G-400)
Cons: It takes a while to tune it, Edge III, neck is a little to slim for me

Thanks in advance

Heres a link to the guitarcenter page for both of these:
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Epiphone-Vintage-G-400-Electric-Guitar-102488731-i1150101.gc
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Ibanez-RG4EXQM1-Quilted-Maple-Top-Electric-Guitar-103662763-i1168534.gc

In my opinion, I think that Epiphone G-400 should be sold. Although it will take time to tune up, your Ibanez RG4EX1 will stay in tune much better.
#27
Think I would keep the sg. Its the better guitar overall. If you want to play and you have to tune the Ibanez that would stink.
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#28
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Keep the G-400 and switch tuners.


This. Tuners are not expensive. The G400 is without a doubt the better guitar, too. Mahogany body and a set neck vs basswood and a bolt-on? I know UG is full of Ibby fanboys, but seriously?