#1
hello there,

in my next month salary i got to buy an electric guitar, but i cant make decision because i know nothing about any guitar.

I got about less than $450 next month. $150 from salary and $300 from bank.
I have someone to sell me his les paul standard (epiphone) for about $315.
But between ibanez and les paul which should i take?, the balance will go for distortion pedal. And self-made Amp.

what is the difference between those, what is can and what is cant?
1. can I set whammy bar on les paul?
2. which give satisfication? (looking at my budget now)
3. which sound cool?
4. Can i shred on les paul? which is better, at ibanez or les paul.
5. If i want to differentiate between ibanez of nice model (on my price range) and thats les paul, which should i take.


sorry if my words troubling you, because i am totally foreigner. But please help me in this matter. Thank you so much.
My Gear:

Guitar : Ibanez RG350EX 400 dollar US
Pick : ernie Ball - half a dollar
Amp : borrowing friend
Pedal : behringer metal pedal

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#2
What Ibanez? You do know they make more than one model.
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#4
Depends what you play. If you're looking a warm sound, and play Hard Rock/Punk/Classic rock - The Les Paul is for you. If you're into metal, etc, and want to do a shit load of insane stuff with a floyrd rose - Get an Ibanez. Also, like incockgnito said - The true Edge tremolo is best compared to the ll, etc.
#5
It sounds like this is your first guitar or something.

Go for the Ibanez!
#6
Really depends on your playing style and your needs. I have a Les Paul and it's not for everyone. The highfret access is somewhat limited at first, you have to get used to it, playing another guitar is a breeze to hit high notes because of the stretching required on the Paul. LP's don't have a whammy bar either which I sometimes need. If you play more metal than anything else, I would recommend against a Les Paul, as an Ibanez is much more versatile, assuming of course you're talking about at least a mid-level make.

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#7
Ibanez necks are made for shredding. Les Pauls have a much chunkier neck making shredding more difficult (unless you have monster sized hands)
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#10
Which Give Satisfaction!?!?!?!?

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#11
just remember this:

there are more metal heads on UG than anything else. metal-heads like brands like Ibanez, Schecter, ESP, and more.

so just because ibanez is more recommened it doesnt mean get it.


and another thing? why dont you go to a music stroe and try them out, nobody does this. but its THE best way to look for a guitar..
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