#1
Hello UG's
I recently bought an Ephipone Les Paul Standard from my local guitar shop second hand for £300. After about 4 days, I find im rather disappointed with it.
My other guitar is an strat copy. A rather cheap strat copy, called Eleca.
And well ... I find I can get a lot more out of those 3 dogey pickups than I can out of the ones on the Les Paul.

Also, the action on the guitar seems really high. But I had been arrused that the guitar was all fully set up.

What im basically saying is.., Should I change it?
Yes, the guitar looks nice. But id rather have a guitar that im happy with and sounds good... even if it does cost me £30ish in trade in price.

I was also looking at mexican strats, and starting to think id should of gone down that line...

Any advice ?
#3
Well , all sorts really.
Def rock, also like classic rock. Def with the blues stuff coming in as well.

Hendrix, Clapton, Page, Morello, John.F, Mike McCready. Are the guitarists and sounds I like to recreate.

I don't think its my amp for a second. Cube 30 does even the worst guitar justice.
#4
well les paul standards are £300 new so firstly you got mugged on the price.
epiphones are really dodgy in terms of quality because some can be good and some can be bad, its a matter of luck. or opinion. anyway take it back, or trade it in ow whatever and try out a guitar before bying in future to see if you like it enough.
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Wires and patch cords and stuff..
#6
Yeah I dig some sabbath stuff.

I did try it out first, well, for about 2mins. But I dont know what Im looking for. And cant really tell weither its for me until after a while.

Me thinks Ill take it back. Ill probably lose some money trading it back in but.
#7
Quote by manthtscrazy
o well id stick with a strat then or maybe a sg if you like some sabbath like stuff

I have a SG and I can't make it sound like sabbath, but I don't have P-90 pickups. That's pretty much bull**** saying that if you have a guitar, it'll sound like somebody. I believe that Tommy (sp? I don't listen to them that much) even recorded with a strat sometimes. I'm also pretty sure that when he was in Jethro Tull ( I know I've seen a video from Rock n' Roll circus), he used a strat. The only reason he switched over to a SG is because he didn't have his strat with him, then when he recorded with it some more, he liked it better than his strat.
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#8
I say take it back and try out some more guitars first. When i first tried out a Les paul style i hated it but then i kept trying guitars out and finally picked up a Tele and fell in love. Just go into guitar center and try out everything in there.
#9
Quote by wmzbomgzors
I have a SG and I can't make it sound like sabbath, but I don't have P-90 pickups. That's pretty much bull**** saying that if you have a guitar, it'll sound like somebody. I believe that Tommy (sp? I don't listen to them that much) even recorded with a strat sometimes. I'm also pretty sure that when he was in Jethro Tull ( I know I've seen a video from Rock n' Roll circus), he used a strat. The only reason he switched over to a SG is because he didn't have his strat with him, then when he recorded with it some more, he liked it better than his strat.



no dude dont be a dumass i meant a harder sound thats just what came to mind when i thought of sg
#10
Why did you buy it if it doesn't sound good? Did you try it in the shop? I tried a Epi LP second hand today, and I found it so good, the guy is keeping it so i can pay off £52 a month (£200 for the Guitar). IMO an Epi LP is a good match for your style of music. Why don't you buy some diMarzio or Seymour Ducan hums for the Epi, then it'll sound good.
#11
I feel the same about my Epiphone LP standard. I bought it at the end of June thought it would be great, but now I want to return it. The upper-fret action is pretty crappy. But it's probably to late to return it now.
#12
the only cheap guitar you should ever buy should be your first, learn to play beat it up then when you can play good and have learned a new respect for your axe then go and take a whole day at your local music store trying out new guitars till you find one that fits you.

you said you already have a cheap strat. ditch the epi and use the money as a down-payment on a gibson or fender or ibanez, etc etc.
#13
since you like hendrix and clapton tones and you like blues, maybe a MIM strat?
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