Flare584
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Join date: Feb 2013
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#1
Hey people. Hopefully this is in the right area of the forums, since this is my first post. So, I was considering getting a new guitar soon, and I am stuck between a lefty Epiphone Les Paul Standard ($414) or a Schecter Omen Solo-6 ($399). I play mostly heavy metal, but I still need good clean/unplugged sound (maybe because I don't like my Line 6 amp ) because I like using cleans or playing without an amp. I currently have two guitars: an old (70 years or something like that) Durango acoustic which I love to death, and a stock 2001 Fender MIM Strat given to me by a friend for free. I play them like lefty guitars even though they're both right handed guitars (like Albert King). So, which guitar would be more worth it for me? By the way, I'm probably going to swap pickups out anyway, so ignore them for the moment. Any response is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for any help you can give me.
Robbgnarly
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#2
Try both out, get the one you like best
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AWACS
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#3
Try them out. Both should be fine for the music you're playing. Get a better amp. Save money, don't swap the pickups yet.
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Flare584
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#4
To Robbgnarly, I have NEVER seen a left handed guitar in any music store around here. The one I normally go to said they don't have any, and the local Guitar Center doesn't stock any. Which is why I was thinking of getting stuff from Amazon. Would it be a good idea just to see how the righties play and judge based on that (since there shouldn't be a major disparity between the LH and the RH versions)? I haven't ever bought a guitar before and am unsure whether judging like that is a wise idea (since I 've heard Epiphones sometimes are hit or miss). And why not swap out the pickups if I don't like the sound? Nonetheless thank you (and AWACS) for your input.
Flare584
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#5
Oh and because I just noticed, I inadvertantly said Schecter Omen Solo-6 when the guitar was the Standard Solo-6 (at $549 on Amazon) sorry for my error, I'm slightly scatter-brained at times.
AWACS
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#6
I tried coming up with an analogy but failed.

The pickups of your guitar, when compared to the amp and (arguably) the construction of the guitar, play a minor role in your overall tone. I cant remember who said it, but pickups change the voice, more mids, less treble, etc., of your sound than the actual sound itself. The amp, because it is last in your signal chain has the largest influence on your sound. Save yourself ~$150 from the new pickups you wanted, and maybe put that money towards a better amp, or even a better guitar.
Caution:
This post may contain my opinion and/or inaccurate information.

Current Rig:
2006 PRS CE-24
Mesa/Boogie Mark V
Voltage S212 w/ V30's
Strymon Timeline
CMATMods Signa Drive
TC Electronics Corona & Hall of Fame
Robbgnarly
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Join date: Feb 2011
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#7
Quote by Flare584
To Robbgnarly, I have NEVER seen a left handed guitar in any music store around here. The one I normally go to said they don't have any, and the local Guitar Center doesn't stock any. Which is why I was thinking of getting stuff from Amazon. Would it be a good idea just to see how the righties play and judge based on that (since there shouldn't be a major disparity between the LH and the RH versions)? I haven't ever bought a guitar before and am unsure whether judging like that is a wise idea (since I 've heard Epiphones sometimes are hit or miss). And why not swap out the pickups if I don't like the sound? Nonetheless thank you (and AWACS) for your input.

Order from somewhere that has a good return policy.
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
Flare584
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Join date: Feb 2013
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#8
Quote by AWACS
I tried coming up with an analogy but failed.

The pickups of your guitar, when compared to the amp and (arguably) the construction of the guitar, play a minor role in your overall tone. I cant remember who said it, but pickups change the voice, more mids, less treble, etc., of your sound than the actual sound itself. The amp, because it is last in your signal chain has the largest influence on your sound. Save yourself ~$150 from the new pickups you wanted, and maybe put that money towards a better amp, or even a better guitar.

Exactly why I never test a guitar that is plugged into an amp. It seems more like I'm testing the amp. Anyway, I refuse to play a guitar that is horrible sounding when unplugged. It just seems strange and odd. Anyway, most of the amps GC keeps out are better than what I have, so it would be more misleading than helpful.
Last edited by Flare584 at Feb 20, 2013,