#1
Hi guys after a lot of thought I have finally opted out two guitars from which to choose.I really love gibson les pauls but the I would only exceed my budget for an sg one like this http://www.thomann.de/gr/gibson_sgstd.htm.Is it versatile enough to play altern rock to guns n roses?It has a metal guitar reputation and I don't know...The other one is this epi les paul custom http://www.thomann.de/gr/epiphone_lp_custom_emg_eb_ltd.htm

I need your help.Thanks
#2
Whats your budget? I guarentee the Agile AL-3000 with the maple cap + new pickups will SMOKE any Epiphone.
#3
well, the sg's quite similar to the les paul anyway. it just has more of a tougher sound.
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#4
SG's are overrated. Washburn makes a better guitar out of the same types of wood for cheaper.
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My budget is around 1000$(euros if U like).I would only stretch it to 1200+ for a gibson.I am into a more altern style sth like cure,placebo,grunge stuff,peppers and so the story goes.
#6
Gibson SGs are great. Really, colourful seems to be a good word to describe it, sound. Maybe not be as pretty as the les paul one, but alot more versatile and more characther. I own a Les Paul, and I would say that SGs sound is alot more mouldable than a Les Paul.
#7
I really like the mysticism of an sg's look but I find les pauls more pleasing to the eye.Just visually talking...
#8
musically i would definitely take an SG, itll do what you want it too and to me it sounds more raw than the LP, which i really like about it.
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#9
you could get a Les Paul studio for $1000

the SG is actually quite different from the Les Paul. SG's are much brighter and crunchier in terms of tone. SGs have high fret access so it may seem like the neck sticks out a lot more than on a Les Paul, which can be awkward at first. Also, the SG is much lighter in weight. It is by no means a bad guitar, just very different in terms of both tone and feel. You should really try them both out first to see which style you like better.
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#11
If you're looking at an SG-ish guitar, I'd definitely give the Schecter S1 a look. Buddy's got one, it's pretty sweet.
#14
Playing a Gibson SG through a Marshall amp is about as Rock'N'Roll as you can get!
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That's exactly my plan!Though I am a bit worried about having the same tastes with a guy who not only likes Green Day but also is proud of this!(lol)
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If I plug an sg into this amp,how would that sound?Is it any near my tastes?(Nirvana,Rhcp,Muse,Placebo,indie music etc)
#19
The best way I would describe SGs, owning a cheapie and playing many, is as a bite from a mad dog.

Whereas a LP is all smooth and subtle, like "Hear how smoth and thick I am, listen to my awesome with that overdrive....put on the hi gain...you know you want to...."

An SG will just grab you by the balls and go "I'M THE JUGGERNAUT, BITCH!!!"

Because SGs are for real rock No messin' around with an SG. Go listen to AC/DC and see.
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Whereas a LP is all smooth and subtle, like "Hear how smoth and thick I am, listen to my awesome with that overdrive....put on the hi gain...you know you want to...."

An SG will just grab you by the balls and go "I'M THE JUGGERNAUT, BITCH!!!"
LMAO, that's so awesome
#21
ok.... the title is versatility....

Angus Young used one, and Eric Clapton used one to play blues so....

Honestly it is a versatile guitar, Great fret access, lighter than a LP, worst case maybe switch out one pickup, and you've got a beast.
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ok.... the title is versatility....

Angus Young used one, and Eric Clapton used one to play blues so....

Honestly it is a versatile guitar, Great fret access, lighter than a LP, worst case maybe switch out one pickup, and you've got a beast.


Indeed, but they always seem to have that snarly tone to them. I hear the P90 loaded ones are pretty awesome, more versatile. Anyone use one or tried one? I've heard you get a really unique sinlge coil/humbucker tone out of them.
#23
I've never tried a p90, but single coils (tapped buckers) is great... It's hard to describe but it's sorta like a strat only warmer (mahogany instead of alder). Combine that with fret access...it's real nice.
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