#1
OK im goin to be a noob here and ask a "what would you do" question.

BTW you can skip this part now to the next part

I am goin to have about $900 to spend. My situation is this: i have been playing for almost a year, and i am at the point where i will now appreciate an upper-midrange guitar. Next year ill be going to college, so this will be the last Christmas that i will be able to do so for a while, seeing as i'm going off my parents paycheck next year lol.

you can skip to here

anyways, i will have about $900 to spend on guitar stuff. I dont want a big tube amp or anything cause im goin to be in a dorm, but i may get a microcube or a tone port or something. But i DEFINITELY want a nice new guitar.

I played a line 6 variax 600 and my initial reaction is that i rly like it. But should i go for a fender or upper level epiphone instead? I want a guitar that is uber-versatile that will not necessarily replace my other too guitars.

As for Genre's i play anything from blues to country to alt to metal to randomness, and i would like a guitar that can move between those.

What would you do? BTW i would rly like to keep it below $900 cause that is the absolute limit
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#2
i think you can get most of those tones out of a les paul(epi) or a Strat.
try them out first, you cant lose either way, they are two great guitars.
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#3
you said it man! les paul or strat!

or how about an SG?
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#5
Or maybe a telecaster, they are versatile
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#6
Get an esp much better than epiphone
http://www.samash.com/catalog/showitem.asp?ItemPos=87&TempID=8&STRID=123741&Method=2&CategoryID=0&BrandID=1345&PriceRangeID=0&PageNum=8&DepartmentID=0&pagesize=10&SortMethod=2&SearchPhrase=&Contains=&Search_Type=SEARCH&GroupCode=

it has 24 frets, solid body, EMGs, and cooler looking LP body
it will leave you with plenty of money to get other accessories
if you dont like the way that one looks look around at the other ESPs
#7
lol yea, yall just listed off the other four guitars i was looking at, the problem is i love all of those guitars. i think im leaning a bit more towards the lp and the sg cause im looking for a a heavier guitar, but idk about the ESP, im not goin so heavy that ill need EMGs. does ESP making guitars with like SD's in them? and can you get sunburst paintjobs? (im about to look myself)

thanks yall
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#9
^ Very well. The only Epiphone's I really like are the G-400 & Elitist Series. I think that ESP would do you nicely.
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#10
for your range you could get an american fender or a gibson les paul studio or a used sg standard or special... seriously dont limit yourself to an epi when you could get the real thing
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#11
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AH! here is one

wow that does look pretty awesome, how would that compare to a 600$ epiphone?


Superior pickups, tuners, and IMHO neck. You can't lose. Then again, you may want to consider this guitar, which will be very versatile with its 5 way switch (allowing some single coil sounds), 24 frets, double cutaway, and will keep in tune for an insane amount of time thanks to locking tuners and bridge. If you don't mind switching pickups, the SZ series from Ibanez should give a similar experience, though with smaller frets and 2 less.

As for an amp, have you considered multi-effects pedals? I have a Zoom G2.1u and it's great for playing loudly to myself...it's versatility and can go with you to college with a gig bag.
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Schecter C-1 Classic.

For the money, imo, you can't find a nicer, more versatile guitar.
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for your range you could get an american fender or a gibson les paul studio or a used sg standard or special... seriously dont limit yourself to an epi when you could get the real thing


yea bout how does an 800$ epi compare to a $900 gibson?
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As for an amp, have you considered multi-effects pedals? I have a Zoom G2.1u and it's great for playing loudly to myself...it's versatility and can go with you to college with a gig bag.


yea i was thinking about getting something like that or a POD style thing. how is the Zoom?
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yea bout how does an 800$ epi compare to a $900 gibson?



theyre good but you can find used les pauls and SG's anywhere from 450-900

the guitarist in my band got a 2002 sg special in the blue-teal flip flop (the cool chameleon one) for 425 and it plays pretty damn well


i do agree with you in the sense that if he wants a brand new guitar epi indeed has alot more bang for the buck and i do not deny that at all, but there are alot of gem gibsons out there for fairly cheap
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#18
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yea i was thinking about getting something like that or a POD style thing. how is the Zoom?


Lovely. Just lovely. The sounds are DVD quality, and allow so much experimentation. The unit itself looks great, even though some parts are plastic (but look just like metal and haven't dented at all with the 6'0 180lbs of me). You do need to spend quality time with it though, with a print out of the manual since this pedal sacrificed detail in its readouts for legibility (there's only two digits visible at any moment).
I haven't messed around with USB yet and I got this off eBay, so I sacrificed Cubase for a great price (around $90), so I can't comment on that yet. I'm sure it'll work with many Digital Audio Workstations if you wanted to record.
#19
Ibanez RG2570e or RG2550E

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