#1
I'm about to hit the stores in search for a better guitar, I'm interested in LP or SG. I'd like to know any suggestions or your opinions u might shoot here. I want a richer, louder, neater, hi-input, and warmer sound. Thanks in forehand!
#2
uhm... I would go for the LP , it rocks for all genres!
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^ I got rid of playing green day centuries ago, punk in general, i just had nothing else for an avatar lol. I play stuff like Atreyu, A7x, Darkest Hour, Underoath, Still Remains, etc. I need something for that kinda music. So as you posted u'd suggest an SG for this i guess?
#5
Well there both good guitars, do you have any preferance? Looking at the type of sound you want I would say an SG. Try them both out and see which one you like. Also people say LP's are heavy I really don't think so, I have an LP and don't have any weight issues.But if weight is an issue then I'd go with an SG which is really light but perhaps neck heavy. Just try them out each has its pros and cons.
SG's are fast guitars.
LP's have great tone.
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#6
Get a Les Paul, then play some proper rock stuff, not Green Day.

Besides, BJA uses a Les Paul Junior (right?) so it wouldn't be the same as a Standard
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the lp is a great guitar, but a little heavy. the sg is very, very light, has good tone, and depending on the model you buy, u can always put in different pups or get new effects if u dont like the sound already, but u should like the sound it has stock. hope i helped.
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#8
i personally like the lp more, but then again the sg is probably more comfortable, since its extremely light and isnt thick at all. but then again its personal preferance.
what kinda budget are you thinking? and did you have any certain brand in mind?
#9
I'm thinking to spend like about $500 to $600. And for brand Gibson or Epiphone. I don't really get the difference between those brands, Epiphone is a bit cheaper but it seems almost the same as Gibson. Can't really tell though cus I've never had either.
#10
the gibson sg special faded is a decent guitar for under $700, ud maybe want to change the tuners, im not sure.
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Remember kids!
Special=/=Good.
Special is Gibson/Epiphone's way of saying lower quality.
#12
ok steveclark1212, how are sg's fpr realy rock, so guns n roses, led zepplin, and other bands arent realy rock cause they use les pauls?

fwibble keep your comments about what he should play to yourself

punk_rocker101, an sg isnt that much lighter than a les paul theres like a 3 pound difference thats it.

ok now for my advice...

les pauls are the better overall guitar, better tone than an sg, more sustain and they're built better, more solid
sg's are good, i own one, they have a more trebeley tone. lp's have a smoother more bassy tone. sg's have the greatest fret access ive ever had the pleasure to play on any guitar. a lp's fret access isnt as good, but if your fingers are longer like mine you'll have no problem. sg's are also known for having a weak neck joint, i hear they break after years of abuse. but what guitar wouldnt be damaged after years of abuse. you play punk so im guessing you dont solo so the fret access thing wouldnt bother you. if you can handle the weight (10 pounds), then i say go for the les paul.

EDIT: epiphones are a waste of time and your not geeting no quality gibson for 600

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the gibson sg special faded is a decent guitar for under $700, ud maybe want to change the tuners, im not sure.


^id get a high end epiphone rather than the special. besides those lower end gibs have quirks.
agile is a great idea too if you want a les paul. AL-3000 or AL-3500. both great guitars, and fairly cheap
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^ I got rid of playing green day centuries ago, punk in general, i just had nothing else for an avatar lol. I play stuff like Atreyu, A7x, Darkest Hour, Underoath, Still Remains, etc. I need something for that kinda music. So as you posted u'd suggest an SG for this i guess?

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maybe he is a kid?
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Remember kids!
Special=/=Good.
Special is Gibson/Epiphone's way of saying lower quality.

kinda like retarded kids...I'm going to hell...

anyways, I'd go for the SG, but that may be because I hate LP's with a passion.
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dude get the les paul.. ur gunna be playing green day **** neways..
Sg's are for real rock


if sg's are for real rock what the hell are les pauls for?
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Go with whatever you want once you try them.

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#21
^fake rock, duh.

actually thats really stupid. SG's arent made for 'real rock'. I prefer the Les Paul, I have a Les Paul Standard, its my 2nd guitar (the first one was my beginner guitar). It only cost about 500 dollars, but now they're down to 375-400. You might want to get an Epiphone LP Custom.
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#22
neither for the price that they go for, scheter all the way, and one with a FR for the newer music you play, as i feel atreyu and a7x would work with that well
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^ Maybe I'd consider a schecter

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The SG actually used to be the Les Paul SG it was just supposed to be a variant of the LP but they found that less weight and another cutaway caused better tone they took away the third pickup and renamed it to just SG
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