#1
Which is better? They both have similar prices and Im looking to buy one. I know they arent the greatest, and they both are cheaper versions of better guitars, but Im strapped for cash and I think Im novice enough that a decent guitar is all I need right now. So overall, which is the better buy?
#2
well depends on what u want to play
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#3
Mostly modern rock. But I also want to know which of these two guitars is most versatile, since I do play other stuff too.
#4
the strat is more versatile, which LP were you thinking?
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#5
The Standard Strat's most versatile. It's really a matter of opinion. Modern rock would be more suited to a Strats humbuckers. The Strat can do: blues, country, cleans, "neoclassical", classic rock, ska, surf, blues rock, rock, all excellently. It can handle heavy rock, and even metal if you have the right amp and/or pedals. The Epi LP can do a type of blues, country, ok. It can kick ass with classic rock, rock, heavy rock, metal, et cetera.
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the strat is more versatile, which LP were you thinking?

The Epiphone Standard
#8
i have the LP standard, its pretty nice but i havent played too many other guitars before so i dont really anything to compare it to.. i learned on acoustic and the LP is my first electric. the only other one i've played is a squier strat which i didn't like too much but idk about the mexican.. didnt really help there but the LP is a good buy
#10
I'm not interested in buying, but I've always wondered something. If you don't plan on using the tremolo, is it better off not to buy a guitar with one, or doesn't it get in the way much? Because I really like the versatility of a Strat, but I don't like the tremolo.
#11
take the bar off and insert a chunk of wood between the tremolo and side of the guitar thats furthest away from the neck its supposed to add a little 'natural reverb'
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#12
Completely different guitars, all personal preference, try them out for yourself.
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#13
Quote by TheAdict310
I'm not interested in buying, but I've always wondered something. If you don't plan on using the tremolo, is it better off not to buy a guitar with one, or doesn't it get in the way much? Because I really like the versatility of a Strat, but I don't like the tremolo.

You can either get a Strat with a grounded bridge, or you can do it yourself and raise the tension so that the bridge is snug against the body. Otherwise, the tremolo doesn't get in the way at all, really.
#14
Quote by oddling8
You can either get a Strat with a grounded bridge, or you can do it yourself and raise the tension so that the bridge is snug against the body. Otherwise, the tremolo doesn't get in the way at all, really.


Oh, ok. Thanks.
#15
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The Strats more versatile and also allows better upper fret access.

Yes. The upper fret access is terrible on the LP. I got one but traded it in. I was gonna get a strat but I got a g400 deluxe for the same price.
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#16
Any Les Paul is better than any Strat.
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^ Die. That was completely unnecessary, and wrong, regardless of (flawed) opinion.
#18
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Any Les Paul is better than any Strat.

No.
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#19
^x2.

I'd take the Strat, but maybe look into Epi's G400 guitar as well.
#20
the strat has 21 frets, if ure into the extra few frets gibson style is the go. i personally prefer gibson style guitars because they feel more solid and chunky to me.

get a strat, more versatile, you admit you're a novice so it'll give you the most flexibility before you decide to really specialise on a genre and pick the guitar that really suits you for that.
#22
It's all based on personal style.. a Strat is more country, beefy blues sound.

A Les Paul is definitely the rocker's guitar.
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#23
well if u want a more rocky tone like a les paul get the fat strat and put in a new pup if u want
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#24
Strat is more versatile but the LP is more suited for heavier stuff, buy instead of the epi, why not an Agile?
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#25
Personally, I prefer the Epi LP Standard. I just like the feel of it better.

The two guitars are completely different, so really the only person who can judge which will work better is you. I suggest you try both back to back if possible.
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#26
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Personally, I prefer the Epi LP Standard. I just like the feel of it better.

The two guitars are completely different, so really the only person who can judge which will work better is you. I suggest you try both back to back if possible.



Definitely follow that advice. Play both and then some.
#27
^Not only and then some, but try to play at least 3 of each of them. I've found duds on both ends. I've also found excellent guitars on both ends. Really, either kind can be hit or miss.
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#28
Everyone who says an LP is easier to play than a Strat, doesn't have any ****ing idea what they are talking about.
#30
Yeah theyre completely different. One cant really sound like the other. And they feel completly different as well...