#1
I really want a 1984 explorer but that would leave me with hardly any cash. I was wondering if it's really worth the extra money or if I should just get the Gothic one. I know the 84' is better so please reply saying that.

#2
You're paying extra for no pickguard, different radius and EMGs. So if that look is what you want, then by all means buy it.


If you 'knew' the 84 was better then this question wouldn't have to be be asked.
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#3
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You're paying extra for no pickguard, different radius and EMGs. So if that look is what you want, then by all means buy it.


If you 'knew' the 84 was better then this question wouldn't have to be be asked.



i was wondering if it was WORTH the extra money, and do you think I would be better getting the Gothic and just putting better pasive pickups in it or going for the emg's?
#4
Quote by keir118
i was wondering if it was WORTH the extra money, and do you think I would be better getting the Gothic and just putting better pasive pickups in it or going for the emg's?



It really depends on what you're looking for and if its WORTH IT to you. Is it worth it to you to pay the extra 200 bucks for the EMG pickups and the different neck radius? Are you just going to be throwing EMGs in the goth anyway making your savings moot?


There's no exact answer to your question. It all depends on what you play, what your goals are and what your preferences are.


PS, don't make duplicate threads. It's not gonna get your answer any faster.
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#5
I really comes down to personal preference, if your really want the 1984 then get it. Where are you purchasing from? Is there a possibility to split your payments over a few months or finance the guitar?
#6
^ If you have to finance an Epiphone, you have no business buying it.

If you go used you can get a better deal
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#7
If it were me, I would get the '84 since I hate the look of pickguards and prefer gloss finishes. Then I would ditch the EMG's and get a nice set of mid-hot passives. But that's what I would do. You need to decide what you want and like.
#8
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If it were me, I would get the '84 since I hate the look of pickguards and prefer gloss finishes. Then I would ditch the EMG's and get a nice set of mid-hot passives. But that's what I would do. You need to decide what you want and like.



Yeah, I'm with you on that. I love the look of naked Explorers.
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#9
Aren't the pickups on the Goths pretty hot as it is? I never got a chance to play them. I know they're not actives, but I didn't think they were slouches, either.

Goths look pretty good, but next to the '84? They don't compare. Naked all the way.
Well, Naked,m or the Voodoo ones. I liked those a lot. Wish they would have made those under the Epiphone tag.
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#10
Thanks, I think ill just save for a little bit more and just get the 84.
#11
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Thanks, I think ill just save for a little bit more and just get the 84.

Go used and save a couple hundred dollars
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
#12
Quote by Robbgnarly
^ If you have to finance an Epiphone, you have no business buying it.

If you go used you can get a better deal


Well I mean it's not a bad option if he can't spare all the money in this exact moment and wants the guitar ASAP...