#1
I've been playing acoustic for awhile and am almost ready to move over. I wanted a rickenbacker for that beatles type sound but, its way too expensive. I might get a Italia Rimini guitar which are supposed to be modeled after Ricks. I was thinking about getting an Epiphone Les Paul Jr. and then replace the pickup/s but, I'm not sure what kind of sound that would get. So basically I'm asking what elec should I get for somewhere inbetween a beatles sound and a newer sound if possible...I want to get a decent one so i dont have to replace as soon as i get to harder stuff and start compsing because it turns out I'm a pretty fast learner so....yeah it won't be long.
#3
les paul juniors arent very good. look into 80s early 90s peavey firenza guitars. or t-60s. those are pretty nice and produce a mellow tone, and have that good ol USA quality that peavey is known for.
#4
for looks go with a b.c richhhh haha witha nice line 6 spider 2 or 3 =)awesome presets=)
i like strats cuz of that nice bridge pickup n u cud never go wrong with one
i hate les pauls they r stupid
if uve been playin over a year or 2 i think u shud go for a guitar from 300 to 400 if u think u disserve one
if u think ur real good id suggest some classics like a les paul studio is good n great pikups
but thats around a thousand ibanez has some good rg models
to me a peavey gives a good beatles kinda sound=)
crates r good but not great i think a marshall wud beat one
dont listen to me much tho ive only been a guitarist a year n a half=)
#5
Quote by brooklynsoulja1
dont listen to me much tho ive only been a guitarist a year n a half=)


I agree. But you just have to lurk for a while until you know what you're talking about. And take some English lessons.

Don't get a Line 6 Spider or any solid state Marshall, they are all crap.

I still don't know your budget.
#6
look at a normal lp / an agile lp. pair it up with a vox AD15 or 30 great electric starter that will last you a long time.
#7
Budget I'm not really sure exacteley yet. Also John lennon way later on got a LP JR. and replaced the pickup and it had a great sound. He used it for cold turkey and some other songs/gigs too.
#8
just stay away from lp jr's.... never had one but i will tell you this, everyone ive ever seen (3-4) have been because i had to repair them for my friends/their friends. the problem is is the silly asians wiring them just lay the ground wire on the output jack and solder it causing it to come off over time. if that tells you something about the craftsmenship... not to mention the bolt on neck, compound board body, bad electronics, horrible tuners, bad fret work, etc. you can do a lot better than that at rondo.

not trying to shoot you down, but seriously, dont get an lp jr
#9
well here's my idea dude. if it were me (since this is what i did) i would by a cheap ass guitar first (ie a epiphone les paul one of those $150 ones). Then soon as you get good on that get your rick its not like you would have lost too too much on a cheap guitar and in all honesty those guitars aren't so bad i mean its not great but i have mine for the 5th year running not and it still works fine. not the best sound but its nice to jam on once in a while. otherwise dudeif you really dont wanna replace it, please take my advice. dont settle for anything less than what you want because you're gonna end up getting that rick sooner or later. so either save up for it now and get it asap and dont bother with some 300-500 dollar guitar cus IT WILL BE REPLACED.

nitty gritty - my advice is invest in what you want now cus you can get good on it and never have to replace it; or get a real real cheap one to hold you over till you can afford the expensive one.
#10
my jr is solid mahogany, set neck, grover tuners, smooth frets, electronics haven't failed me once.
for 249 dollars
#11
Quote by brooklynsoulja1
for looks go with a b.c richhhh haha witha nice line 6 spider 2 or 3 =)awesome presets=)
i like strats cuz of that nice bridge pickup n u cud never go wrong with one
i hate les pauls they r stupid
if uve been playin over a year or 2 i think u shud go for a guitar from 300 to 400 if u think u disserve one
if u think ur real good id suggest some classics like a les paul studio is good n great pikups
but thats around a thousand ibanez has some good rg models
to me a peavey gives a good beatles kinda sound=)
crates r good but not great i think a marshall wud beat one
dont listen to me much tho ive only been a guitarist a year n a half=)
n00b

Are you serious...
#12
Quote by GdayArmstrong
my jr is solid mahogany, set neck, grover tuners, smooth frets, electronics haven't failed me once.
for 249 dollars

in that case, i apologize for giving out wrong info

i must have it confused with a cheaper epi lp copy/wannabe (i dont know what model/name those kids had, but they bought em from sam goody)
#13
Quote by brooklynsoulja1
for looks go with a b.c richhhh haha witha nice line 6 spider 2 or 3 =)awesome presets=)
i like strats cuz of that nice bridge pickup n u cud never go wrong with one
i hate les pauls they r stupid
if uve been playin over a year or 2 i think u shud go for a guitar from 300 to 400 if u think u disserve one
if u think ur real good id suggest some classics like a les paul studio is good n great pikups
but thats around a thousand ibanez has some good rg models
to me a peavey gives a good beatles kinda sound=)
crates r good but not great i think a marshall wud beat one
dont listen to me much tho ive only been a guitarist a year n a half=)



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After deciphering it, I decided that thats the largest load of baloney I've seen all day.
You just suggested everything from Metal, to classic rock, To budget pro to shred guitars in the same post...He wanted something mellow? And why recommend a LP studio if you hate LPs?
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#14
like xwaspx said you should get a realy cheap guitar and see how it works and then it will hold you off until you get a really expensive one. i mean sometime cheaper stuff is beter then the expensive stuff!
#15
Those Ibanez GAX's or Yamaha Pacifica's aren't too bad for a starter guitar. For an amp the cheapest Peavey Transtube is a good starter.
#16
Well, if you want the Beatles sound, the Epiphone Casino is relatively cheap ($600 at online stores, cheaper on eBay). All the Beatles (aside from Ringo) used the guitar at one point. Paul's solo on Taxman, most of the guitar work in general on Revolver, John used his for pretty much his entire career, including playing lead on Revolution.
#17
if you want beatles tone, get the epiphone casino, i've heard they used those extensively, a les paul would do you good too, if it's your first electric, the epi LP standard would do you fine, although the Agile AL-3100 would be better for around the same price

as for an amp i suggest the Vox AD30 VT for you, can do most genres except very heavy metal
and also you might like the VOX AC30 if you can afford it for clean tones and classic rock
#18
Well I was more of thinking around 300ish prefferably less for the guitar and around 100-300 for the amp. Then I could just save the rest for my rick. So what do you think about getting an old lp jr. then changing the pickup? I'm not sure If I'd be able to do it right though.....Also what do you guys think about this guitar

http://cgi.ebay.com/Jay-Turser-6-string-Hofner-style-Beatle-guitar-case_W0QQitemZ160154580102QQihZ006QQcategoryZ64403QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I just wonder what it sounds like I've never seen a guitar like that before....
#20
About the epiphone LP Jr. The guy said that the pickup was crap and you would need to replace it. I'm not quite sure if I know how to find a good sounding one and put it in properly etc etc. The rickenbacker look a like might be a good one to go with I think I'm either gonna go with that or one of those hofner violin guitars (not bass)
#21
hey, where would you go about finding a violin guitar? I mean, have you seen one in an online store or something? I'm kinda interested in getting one myself.....

EDIT: oh, forgot to mention. Have you considered a Danelectro? I plan on getting one soon, will be my main guitar if all goes well.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Danelectro-59-Dano-Electric-Guitar?sku=514243

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Danelectro-Dano-Pro-Electric-Guitar?sku=514244

Cheap, and has a unique sound. Good enough 'till you get your Rick, maybe?
Last edited by Wulver at Sep 5, 2007,
#22
yeah that would be pretty good also violin guitars are pretty rare since im prettys ure all of them are custom made or by small companies. Just need to hunt around and check periodically in different places. So basically i have to choose between the fake rick, the one you showed me, LP Jr. (If i can replace the pickup), and a violin guitar. If I don't find a way to replace pickup for LP Jr. Then its the other three. The Rick is pretty expensive so either yours or a violin guitar. I'll wait and see what kinda price i can get on a violin one if i dont get a good one then I'll get yours.