#1
I have an Epi LP Standard Plus. I love the guitar and since im getting better and Im starting to play gigs with my band now I was planning to buy a Gibson Les Paul. Im sawing up. So yesterday I did a gig with my band. I played the whole hour or so with the LP cuz its the only guitar I have. Ive had it for a bout a year and I play standing up more than wsitting down and only yesterday I noticed how ****ing heavy this guitar is and the Gibson is heavier. By the end of the show my shoulder was numb and Im a tall dude. Will I get used to this? Could it be the strap? Im now reconsiderin getting a Gibson LP. I was thinking an SG cuz its lighter. Anyone else have this problem?


Thanks in advanced
#2
come on, don't be a wuss.


EDIT: but yea, if you really want the guitar get a different strap, a wider one, I prefer leather (like 3" wide), or get a padded strap.
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Last edited by ibanezkam at Jun 24, 2006,
#3
Try getting a wider strap, that will help a little with the weight. As for the SG, it won't sound the same as the Paul, but it is still an excellent guitar.
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#5
zakk wylde doesent only use those thick ass straps out of flaming retardation there good for somthing
#6
I agree, they can be really heavy but its something you have to put up with.

SG's are really light and would save you a bit of cash.
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#8
^ have you ever played a strat? ^
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#9
Quote by fronkpies
I agree, they can be really heavy but its something you have to put up with.

SG's are really light and would save you a bit of cash.



How would the sound compare to a LP?
#12
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How would the sound compare to a LP?

I dont know how to explain it so ill just say in a way where you probally will get it...Compare AC/DC to Guns N' Roses (incase your a dumbass Angus young uses an SG and Slash uses a Les Paul)...
#15
les paul pwns sg's in sound, and dont be a pussy, it only 10 pounds, work out, practice with it more
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#16
No offence but being tall doesn't have anything to do with weight of a guitar - I'm 6"4" and I still find LPs heavy for a guitar. You can either get a padded strap or you can wear an extra shirt, or three, or you can build some muscles up to be stronger and take more to cut circulation off.

The LP is roughly 8.5 pounds of dead weight just being focused on a single area - just counter that by padding.
#17
i got the studio (gibson) and its heavy but man its not a big deal..... my shoulder never got numb or anything. get used to it, if it doesnt effect your playing it shouldnt be a huge deal.
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#18
my bass weighs about 13. A kid in my band has a LP, it's pretty light personally.
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