#1
hey guys, I've just joined, ( ) and I'm a beginner guitarist.

What do you think of the Epiphone Goth Les Paul? I love the matte black finish, and I am thinking of buying it, along with an amp, as my first electric guitar/ amp combo, all I have is some Yamaha Acoustic.

So what amp should I get, and is this guitar any good?
#2
well as far as i know epi studio's are pretty **** guitars (i've heard about frets popping out pickups suddenly stop working , tuners that break) so i say save up for a LP standard or a SG-400

Edit: and the amp... well if you want a goth LP i suggest youlike metal ... as a practice amp i will suggest (omg!) a Marshall mg 15 xD
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#4
Quote by SquierLolz
well as far as i know epi studio's are pretty **** guitars (i've heard about frets popping out pickups suddenly stop working , tuners that break) so i say save up for a LP standard or a SG-400

Edit: and the amp... well if you want a goth LP i suggest youlike metal ... as a practice amp i will suggest (omg!) a Marshall mg 15 xD

I hope you're joking...

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#5
Quote by stradivari310
I hope you're joking...


about the amp ok the mg is **** but if the guy already has to save up long for a epi studio i think i can't suggesta marshall JCM 800 right?
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#6
Quote by SquierLolz
about the amp ok the mg is **** but if the guy already has to save up long for a epi studio i think i can't suggesta marshall JCM 800 right?

I have actually seen no problems with the studio, but maybe I just had a good one.
The amp is definitely crap though... even spiders are better than MG's.

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Quote by stradivari310
I have actually seen no problems with the studio, but maybe I just had a good one.
The amp is definitely crap though... even spiders are better than MG's.


my best friend had a lp studio 2 tuners broke and his bridge pickup died after 3 months if he buys the studio it's fine with me but i think he's better off with the goth g-400
and to the amp well spiders are also **** but he can buy a spider if he wants but my band's rhythym guitarist has a mg 15 as practice amp and is not that bad
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#8
Quote by stradivari310
I have actually seen no problems with the studio, but maybe I just had a good one.
The amp is definitely crap though... even spiders are better than MG's.


rofl no they arn't mgs arn't that bad
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Quote by Burning Star 4
rofl no they arn't mgs arn't that bad


what he said xD


Bump!
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#10
Epiphone Studio will do you well for your first guitar. As far as the amp, there are a ton of different amps to look around for, especially if you dig metal. Maybe try VOX ADVT XL series, or something like that.
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#11
The Spider isn't that bad as a first amp. Sure, the sound isn't top notch, but it's more than enough for a beginner in my opinion. Starting out, you're not that picky about your tone.
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#12
Quote by SquierLolz
well as far as i know epi studio's are pretty **** guitars (i've heard about frets popping out pickups suddenly stop working , tuners that break) so i say save up for a LP standard or a SG-400

Edit: and the amp... well if you want a goth LP i suggest youlike metal ... as a practice amp i will suggest (omg!) a Marshall mg 15 xD


never trust some1 who wants you to buy a marshall mg.
Go try out the Epi goth. It may be a good guitar. Read some reviews on UG (this site :P) and harmony-central.com.

for a practice amp on a tight budget Id suggest a Roland micro cube. Its something youd want to keep forever. The sound is decent and it works on batteries, which is a reason to never get rid of it (you can bring it anywhere and play guitar).
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#13
Quote by Walternativo
never trust some1 who wants you to buy a marshall mg.
Go try out the Epi goth. It may be a good guitar. Read some reviews on UG (this site :P) and harmony-central.com.

for a practice amp on a tight budget Id suggest a Roland micro cube. Its something youd want to keep forever. The sound is decent and it works on batteries, which is a reason to never get rid of it (you can bring it anywhere and play guitar).


Listen to this guy i was to stupid to think of that amp
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#14
Thanks guys you are really helpful... I'm not too into metal really I like bands like Muse and etc, and i like the look and feel of Les Paul guitars.

And that Roland micro cube sounds like a good amp for me.. never looked at Roland amps.

What would the best place to get guitar products in Australia be if I was ordering online (I live in VIC), or would it be better to hit up the local music stores?
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