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sorry bout the title i was bored

anyway, i play mostly rock and blues but i hate my MIM strat so im looking for a new guitar thi summer (getting a new amp soon(ish)) so i have looked around and "narrowed" it down

1-Ibanez JS100
2-Ibanez RG(ofsome sort)
3-Epiphone slash signature
4-Epiphone les paul
5-BC Rich Mokingbird
6-Jackson Dinky

i have found faults in most of these guitars except the mockingbird so here we go...

1- overpriced, dont reeli want someone elses name on my guitar
2- bit more of a metal guitar rather than the blues rock
3- sum1 elses name on it, maybe a bit ovepriced
4- tbh although classic looking a bit 'normal' and not sure bout les paul syle
5- cannot fault it at all, beautiful rock guitar, slash uses them but not a signature guitar
6- mainly metal style guitar and ontwant to play metal

the amps i have been looking at are either marshall or orange

so if you could do as i have done and number each one and give opinions andfacts for me, cheers jimbleton
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Maybe that model ESP make, which resembles a Les Paul, but kinda more RAWR?


I'm a fan of the NJ Mockingbird though.
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If you can afford some big ass orange amp, just by a few guitars. Spoiled brat.
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If you can afford some big ass orange amp, just by a few guitars. Spoiled brat.

what? i cant afford a big ass orange amp im selling all my gear to pay for my amp and saving money through work to pay fo this, i aint spoiled my freind my grandad bought me my origional gear an now im paying for it all, so i wont get a big ass orange amp probs just getting an average marshall but i was saying i have looked at orange amps,

and to the guy who mentioned ESP i DONT want to play metal so sorry but no
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I personally wouldn't recommend Ibanez for blues... but they are good for metal
It's not on your list, but I'd recommend a Fender fat strat.
Or you could just get an epi LP custom
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what? i cant afford a big ass orange amp im selling all my gear to pay for my amp and saving money through work to pay fo this, i aint spoiled my freind my grandad bought me my origional gear an now im paying for it all, so i wont get a big ass orange amp probs just getting an average marshall but i was saying i have looked at orange amps,

and to the guy who mentioned ESP i DONT want to play metal so sorry but no

It's not made for metal, it's just a Les Paul with a body contour.
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Can I suggest something else? The Epihone G-400, its really nice for bluesy stuff. I'm getting one after I get/mod my MIM strat

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TS, Check out A Traynor YCV50 for the amp. They are made for blues/rock/funk
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If you can afford some big ass orange amp, just by a few guitars. Spoiled brat.



dude wtf

oh yah

i have a jackson dinky and wouldnt recommend it for blues...i have also had alot of little problems with it.
if you were going to go with a jackson go for at least the DK2 Pro Series Dinky
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clancy256 i congratulate yo, what was JakdOnCrack talking about?
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You're looking at a BC Rich for blues??? The best blues/rock guitar up are the Les Pauls. The rest are Metal oriented guitars.
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Can I suggest something else? The Epihone G-400, its really nice for bluesy stuff. I'm getting one after I get/mod my MIM strat

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TS, Check out A Traynor YCV50 for the amp. They are made for blues/rock/funk


thak you i shall look into that amp
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no im looking for gutars for blues-rock so anything from clapton to ac/dc to guns n roses

and i have trid the mockinbird bronze series which sounded very good for it but will belooking at higher end models in teh mocking bird range
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I recommend an Epiphone Sg g400. I have one with emgs from an old Paul Reed Smith. The Rhythm mode on it is great for blues.
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heres my suggestions, BC Ruch Mokingbird NJ, Epiphone Les PAul (put a JB in it and its amazing for blues rock), Epi G400 (more bite than the LP). Id stay away from ibanezes, especially RGs, they have ****ty tonewoods and ****ty pickups, theyre not really that good for much more than metal, expecially in the pricerange. I wouldnt really suggest Jackson either, amazing metal guitars, butif youre playing blues you would get tired of the necks and looks of them really quickly
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Can I get something clear?

A guitar can't be for a genre based off it's looks or pickups. Its the playing and amp that sorts out what it can and can't play.
Guitars don't just sort of break down when a genre that "isn't recognised" by them is played.

And another thing, Ibanezes are fine for everything. Look at Steve Vai and Paul Gilbert, they use RGs are they metal!?
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Well they can be for a genre based off theyre necks, and yes the guitar doesnt break down if the genre isnt recognized but it wont sound nearly as good as a Epiphone or BC rich, thats why i said thats what theyre good for not what they CAN play. And I for one think Steve Vais tone sucks, Amazing player, just dont like his tone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWPuhTZR8fE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVVrl9FkKnY&feature=related

whatever you be the judge.
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How can you not like a Stratocaster for blues? I think you should give your Stratocaster a chance. Get a setup well, maybe even invest in a new amp and some new pickups if it's the sound you don't like. If it's the general feel of the neck or something, then I suggest a Les Paul.


it jut aint right for me, i cant put my finger on precisly what it is i ust dont like te thing
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Get an LTD Ec-400.
1. It has great pickups.
2. It's basically a Les Paul but with (lyke sum1 said) more RAWR to it.
3. It's more comfortable on the higher frets than a regular les paul.
4. Great quality.

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Well I'm just assuming here, but maybe you're trying to use getting a new guitar as an excuse for not being a very good player? I know I used to do that.

Trust me on this, a decent valve combo + MIM Stratocaster setup well will be a huge improvement.


admittitly im not the best but im not getting gear for that, im changing my guitar cos i hate it, and the story behind the strat was that me and my mum bought my sis a squier and the shop delivered us a MIM strat which when we went to return it a couple of weeks after xmas the shop had closed down sowe kept for my sis to learn on and now i have it cos she got bored of playing but i dont like it, so now im gonna sell it, make some money from it and get a guitar of similr price that i like the feel of, and i aint sure that im gonna get a new amp it depends, but would like a new guitar bcos im getting rid of one i dont like
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you like blues....but you hate your strat........IM CONFUUUSED!!!!!!!!!!


anyways, yea, the JS1000, besides being an extremely beautiful guitar, can handle both blues and rock quite well. id personally go with that. also with ibanez, you tend to get your bang for your buck. Epiphones, ont eh other hand, tend to fall apart. two of the three guys i kno that have them the things are tearing up after less than a year. of course, they are the lower end standards sooooo
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The Mitch Clem formula
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2)make obvious punk puns, possibly related to food
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I'll just quote myself from another thread....

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I think the Godin Freeway Classic is up your alley to be honest.

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you like blues....but you hate your strat........IM CONFUUUSED!!!!!!!!!!


sorry man but its the way i am but from everyones advice i am thinking, buy a valve amp first then see what i think of my strat then come back here for more help
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hey i never said it cant be done, im just saying if you are playing Primarily blues than an epiphone would just be a better choice. by the way whats a Dk10d ive never heard of one.
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the epiphone just has more soul.


Yeah, guitars definately put the soul into your music, I hear the Gibson's coming out with the "Les Paul bulls eye soul" it lets you play the solo from In this river by Black Label Society perfectly.

All jokes about Gibson and their possible future releases aside, what? Guitars don't have soul. You can play the most soulful blues bends on a pointy V just as much as you can sweep all night with a strat or les paul, it's the player that matters.
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i play my own way and interpret songs my way but i play mainly blues rock songs, but i hate my strat ok
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