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#1
I have been playing strats allmy life and i decided on a les paul liked the feel and sound. But now i just hate it. I prefer my Pacifica over it all the time so much easier to play and sounds loads better. Im thinking of selling it and gettin a Schecter C1 or 006 Extreme or mayeb even a Fender Fat Strat. Whats ur views on it
#2
Play what you want man, it's about sounds good, not looking cool.

But I have a Schecter C-1+ and basicly it plays like a strat and sounds like a paul.
#3
Les Pauls suck imo. Fat slow necks, horrible upper fret access......

I wouldnt get a new C1 unless it didnt have a trem.
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#4
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Les Pauls suck imo.


i am sickened by these comments...

threadstarter, what exactly is wrong with it??

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#5
yeah i dont like les pauls really... slow neck
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#6
there can be a pretty big difference in quality between Gibson and Epiphone imo. Don't judge all Les Pauls (mainly ones from Gibson) off of a knock-off.
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#7
Yeah, a Cort Les Paul copy isnt going to be an enjoyable expierence lol.
Bet its not even an Epi.
#8
SGs all the way man.

Seriously.. they're way better.
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#9
Quote by ClassicAxe
Les Pauls suck imo. Fat slow necks, horrible upper fret access......



Tell that to Gary Moore.
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#10
or slash^ it insults me that they call those Epi alder pieces of crap Les Pauls, they dont sound much like Gibson LPs at all if played through a nice amp, sell it and get a real les paul like an Epi elitist or a Gibby, actually get a better amp, an MG let you hear the real tones of your guitar, for $500 you could get a small tube combo which would improve your tone more than any guitar would right now
#12
I love my SG.
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#13
That's absoultly wonderful for Gary Moore, but I believe our thread starter has been playing a Strat all his life, so the fatter neck of a Paul is gonna slow him down. And getting used to it would be better spent practicing on a guitar better suited to his needs. If youre a thin neck kinda guy, go with the schecter, the action is amazing and don't carry the price tag of a fender. And Schecter was originally a customizing guitar shop, and made most of their money off of trinkets to add to the pauls and fenders. Such as a device that splits the humbucker into a single coil. They are made in Korea because the owner wanted a shop that he could get excellent quality but keep the price down. So I'm not gonna say they are made as fine as a PRS, but they might be.
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Quote by demea
Yeah, a Cort Les Paul copy isnt going to be an enjoyable expierence lol.
Bet its not even an Epi.

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#16
Well I take it that you bought an Epiphone Les Paul Standard Maddy, as it is in your sig.

What, what exactly don't you like about it?

Because I got a Epiphone Les Paul Goth and It's not really good for heavy metal imo but good for Led Zeppelin-ish blues based hard rock.
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#17
LPs sound awesome, but the only thing that sucks about them is the upper fret access. Some people (Zakk Wylde, for instance) can solo fine with them, but my hands are too small and I can't do anything past the 15th fret on a LP.
#18
I hardly ever go past the 14th fret anyways, but if its not what you dig, get rid of it. I love mine, I love both the Les Paul and Fender feel (not SG's though), but I don't really like Ibanez's (except SZ's), so different strokes for different folks.
#19
Slow necks?

Buckethead anyone?
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#20
Well said Metallica1989.

Very,very true. I have seen Buckethead and Zakk Wylde play some hectic and fast stuff way up the fretboard, and they seem to have no problems.
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#21
Well, I found that if you don't rest you hand on the back of the neck and only the left-hand thumb and pivot on it, then there will be less to drag on the neck, it takes a little getting used to, but its so much faster.
#22
I'm not a shredder or a fast player myself, I'm pretty slow, but when my cousin comes to my house, he can shred on my epi lp just fine.

He says it's a bit uncomfortable because of the thick neck, though, but he can do it.
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#23
Quote by Metallica1989
Slow necks?

Buckethead anyone?


Could it be the maple unfinished necks?
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#24
Quote by washburndean
SGs all the way man.

Seriously.. they're way better.


Well, there's no getting around an argument as well thought-out and fact-based as that.


As far as Les Pauls being slow, uh, ok.... I don't know, I can play just as fast on my LP's as on my Ibanez Jems and I wouldn't exactly call Zakk Wylde, Buckethead or Al DiMeola slow.
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#25
It just depends on how you like your neck, thick or thin. I have bigger hands so playing on guitars like Ibanez and Jackson makes my hands cramp up personally.
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#26
Quote by Bloody Mary
It just depends on how you like your neck, thick or thin. I have bigger hands so playing on guitars like Ibanez and Jackson makes my hands cramp up personally.

Same here, I love the way the Gibson necks fill my hand. Fenders do too, though not nearly as well.
#27
I actually like thick necks. My Godin has a reasonably thick neck where my dad's Squier Tele (I know) has a stupidly thin neck. The Godin is SOOO much nicer in my hands.
#28
If you don't like it, sell it and get a Strat style guitar. Go with the Fat Strat, a little more versatile than the C1, but the C1's are good guitars too.

BTW, I got to play a custom shop Strat on Friday night...through a 100 watt Marshall Plexi Reissue...godly.
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#29
^Lucky bastard. What model? How does it taste?
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#30
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^Lucky bastard. What model? How does it taste?


It was a Relic, only 100 of that particular model were made. I was working this festival called Riverfest and a guy in this blues band called Blue House & the Rent to Own Horns had two custom shop Strats and a 1959 Marshall Plexi Reissue.

Here's the band site:

http://www.bluehouseblues.com/
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#31
Mmm. You're a photographer, got any pics of said Strat? I lurve relics. Lurve.
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#32
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Mmm. You're a photographer, got any pics of said Strat? I lurve relics. Lurve.


Nah, I was working, didn't have time to take pics (the Production Manager would've kicked my ass).
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#34
Quote by into the moat
imo an agile AL-3500 plays and sounds better than a LP standard and it looks cooler.


Having never even seen an Agile in real life, i cannot attest to it's sound/playability but I'm not a fan of Epi Standards.
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#35
am i the only person here that read his sig which says he has a marshall MG15 as his main amp, sell the LP and the MG and buy a small tube amp like a Fender Blues Junior, Traynor YCV20, or a Peavey classic 20 depending on what you play and maybe add an ibanez TS-9 too
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#36
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Having never even seen an Agile in real life, i cannot attest to it's sound/playability but I'm not a fan of Epi Standards.


i was talking about gibson
#38
i love my gibby les paul studio :-)

if it's a 'slow' neck, and it's an epi, theres a good chance it needs to be set up. go to your local guitar shop and ask them, it'll probably be 30-100 bucks but it'll feel like a brand new guitar.
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#40
if you want the lp look with a smaller neck check out the carvin sc90, its a great guitar. its neck thru construction too, so the neck heel is so much smoother than anything else and there is a lot less danger of snapping the neck
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