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Epiphone Les Paul Standard
29 45%
Fender Telecaster Standerd
36 55%
Voters: 65.
#1
I have no idea which one to get,i like them both equally,and i play alot of heavier stuff,nirvana and things like that
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Last edited by redweekrocker at Jul 22, 2006,
#2
this will be my second electric (first was just the standard squier)
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#3
It really depends what kind of feel you like. But I have that epiphone and you can't go wrong.
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#5
im liking the epiphone more and more though
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#6
try getting a.....oh wait have you seen those sweet mini electrics at marshalls? my friend bought one and he plays Slayer all the time. i am trying to remember the brand...hmmm...have3 you ever had sweet tarts, i like the orange ones!!! my favorite band is Burrito Binge!! i went to five of their concerts last year. wait what is tyhis thread about again?
#7
telecaster is way better then a epiphone, i have a 72' Telecaster Deluxe and plsu Kurt always uses a fender
#9
Play them again, I'm sure you can't be completely equal on both of them.

Decide which one you like best, and buy it.

And I'd say Fender.
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#10
I voted for the Tele. I like Epiphone, and I like that Epi in particular, but the Tele is a better guitar for the price.

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#11
i was looking at the product reviews for the eip and it got and decent amount better thatn the tele,these were from musicians freiends,so idk how reliable
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#12
Telecasters drip class, Les pauls are pretty mundane, but for what you've said (heavier stuff) the LP will probably be more suited. That is, unless the tele has humbuckers.

then again, quality on a fender > quality on an epiphone (generally)
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#13
teles arent really suited for heavy stuff though.. id go with the LP
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#14
the telecaster is alright for heavier stuff, ive seen some local metal/hard rock bands using them. Jimmy Page used a telecaster on Led Zeppelin I. Or you could go for:


it costs a bit more, but it gots the the telecaster styling, with humbuckers and a mahogany body, and a flashy maple top

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Custom-Telecaster-FMT-Electric-Guitar?sku=511262

or you could for a epiphone les paul plain top, gots the les paul styling, humbuckers, mahogany body, and alnico pickups,

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Les-Paul-Standard-Plain-Top?sku=517413
#15
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the telecaster is alright for heavier stuff, ive seen some local metal/hard rock bands using them. Jimmy Page used a telecaster on Led Zeppelin I. Or you could go for:


it costs a bit more, but it gots the the telecaster styling, with humbuckers and a mahogany body, and a flashy maple top

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Custom-Telecaster-FMT-Electric-Guitar?sku=511262

or you could for a epiphone les paul plain top, gots the les paul styling, humbuckers, mahogany body, and alnico pickups,

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Les-Paul-Standard-Plain-Top?sku=517413


yeahh, +1 for the plain top.. i hear its much better than the regular standard

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#16
the tele that im looking at doesnt have buckers
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#17
get the epiphone les paul plain top

its the best epiphone les standard out, all mahogany body+humbuckers

its probably your best bet
#18
most ppl are picking the tele,i wasnt expecting that
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#19
Alot of people will pick the Standard Telecaster because it's of higher quality than most Epiphone Standards. That's why they choose it
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#20
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Alot of people will pick the Standard Telecaster because it's of higher quality than most Epiphone Standards. That's why they choose it



that, and les pauls are boring as hell.
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Telecasters drip class, Les pauls are pretty mundane, but for what you've said (heavier stuff) the LP will probably be more suited. That is, unless the tele has humbuckers.

then again, quality on a fender > quality on an epiphone (generally)

Exactly. The Les Paul might fit you perfectly because you play heavier music. If you want the Tele, get one with a humbucker.
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#23
ya i was looking at the ones with humbuckers and they are pretty out of my price range,i need this to be under $400
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#24
Kurt Cobain didnt use humbuckers that much so i say go for the tele

trust me. the tele will also have much better quality
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#25
Try to find a used Tele with humbuckers, that would be perfect for you. But if you've tried them both and like the epi, just get it.
#26
personally id get the les paul and change the pups but thats just me, a strat cant play heavy metal really.
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#28
ya please change that,and i was thinking about after getting the epi,to put some burstbuckers on there
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#29
i had a tele mex standard along time ago and i thought it sucked especially for heavy stuff. i got a les paul bb and a schecter c1+ and i love them both. try out guitars with humbuckers and then with single coils cause a tele and a les paul sound completely different.
#30
ya at gc the les paul sounded way better for the metallica and alice in chains stuff,but when i started with like all the eric clapton and blues the tele was strikingly better,but very much lacking in the heavier music
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#31
and just to add,i didint like the tele's neck,couldnt move fast enough for some reason
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#32
Get the epi it's more versatile and it should suit you better.
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and just to add,i didint like the tele's neck,couldnt move fast enough for some reason


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