#1
Ok. lsat summer i worked my ass of at this camp and made about 3000 dollars. Im spending 500-600 on the Traynor YCV 40 and yes I have made up my mind on that. Im spending 400 on a Whammy Pedal and a Vox Da-15. (Just as a practice amp) Now I have around 2000 dollars to spend on a new guitar. About 80% sure that I'm getting a les paul (other gibsons will be considered.) I was just looking for some advice on Les pauls. (studios, classics and standards.) I realize that the standard is the best one and will probably get that but is there anything i should also know bout these. I'm spending alot of money and don't want to be dissapointed in it so all the help i can get is appreciated.
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#2
Don't spend most of it on amp because that is where you'll get most of your tone.
#4
i have a les paul studio and its great. classics i never really liked for some reason. if i were you i would go with the studio or the standard
#5
Spend* most of it on your amp.
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#6
I got a traynor tube half/stack. The combo is for reahearsels, and gigs. I kind of regret getting the half-stack cuz I'm not playing arenas or anything. But i like it and it looks cool. Im more interested in the les paul.
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#7
i own gibson studio. very good guitar, and quite cheap. i would buy another one if i had money rather than standart
#8
You might want a new wah.
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#9
Are you open to Less Paul clones? Maybe a Tokai, Edwards, Ibanez lawsuit, Prs, Carvin, etc.
#10
spend most of it on an amp, and get a decent (~$700.00) guitar.
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#11
400 dollors on a wah pedal? what wah costs that much?
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#12
If you aren't going to use the Whammy Pedal that much, then I wouldn't get one.

For a Gibson Les Paul, GET A CLASSIC! Those are really good guitars for $2000 (With tax and etc.)
#13
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#14
A Gibson Standard won't disappoint you... Why don't just go to the shop and try it out? Branch does not matter as long as it feels right on your hand and ringing in your ears.
#15
the 400 dollars is for the whammy pedal and a battery powered practice amp(im goin to a 2 week overnight camp and want an amp thats pretty cheap and portable for it.)
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#16
I have an early 90's Les Paul Standard. Additionally I have a Fender strat and a Schecter. The Les Paul Standard is a great guitar. Its heavy and a little slow, but the tone it carries is enormous. The guitar kind of reminds me of a large powerful diesel locomotive. There are smaller more nimble engines, but this thing is going to deliver tone wise. If you want tone, get the Les Paul.

That said, amplification is important. However, I find there is another aspect to a guitar purchase: the investment aspect. Since you worked so hard last summer, the purchase of a guitar such as a Les Paul can be considered a moderate investment. The purchase of cutting edge electronic equipment I consider to be less of a prudent investment. You can sell the Les Paul (let's pray never) if you have to. My Les Paul has appeciated 100% since I bought it ($800.00 in 93). Your amp is not going to do that, unless you happen to purchase the right niche model that gets discontinued and is highly sought after in the future. Food for thought.
#17
It's stupid to pay 2000 for a guitar and 500-600 on an amp. It should be the other way around. You could get a VERY nice amp with that money and still have enough for a good guitar.
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Are you open to Less Paul clones? Maybe a Tokai, Edwards, Ibanez lawsuit, Prs, Carvin, etc.

The PRS Les Paul copies are awesome.. I highly recommend the SE singlecut guitars. IMO the finish is cooler than most Gibsons.

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#21
get a 1958 gibson lp

and hear the sustain
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#22
PRS > Les Paul
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#23
who ever siad he should get a new wah has no idea what he is talking about last night i treid the budda wah vox wah 535qwah slash wah jimi wah regular crybaby wah dugitech wah and zakk wylde wah guess wich one sounded the best zakk wylde wah the zakk wylde wah rules and is better then any of them. execpt the budda wich was awsome for cleans and sucked for distortion zakk wylde wah is awsome for cleans and distortion

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#24
i'd spend 2gs on the amp and 1g on the guitar.
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#25
Hows about a nice PRS?
The custom 24 would match up against a Gibson well.
#26
^^^ Great. Now learn how to use punctuation...

And he's not looking for a wah, he's looking for a whammy pedal.

^ A CE 22 would stand up to a Gibson well. A CU24 will annihilate it IMO :p.
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who ever siad he should get a new wah has no idea what he is talking about last night i treid the budda wah vox wah 535qwah slash wah jimi wah regular crybaby wah dugitech wah and zakk wylde wah guess wich one sounded the best zakk wylde wah the zakk wylde wah rules and is better then any of them. execpt the budda wich was awsome for cleans and sucked for distortion zakk wylde wah is awsome for cleans and distortion

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who ever siad he should get a new wah has no idea what he is talking about last night i treid the budda wah vox wah 535qwah slash wah jimi wah regular crybaby wah dugitech wah and zakk wylde wah guess wich one sounded the best zakk wylde wah the zakk wylde wah rules and is better then any of them. execpt the budda wich was awsome for cleans and sucked for distortion zakk wylde wah is awsome for cleans and distortion

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Dude if you like the amp you have now go with your plan. I wouldn't go with a Gibson though, if you want a Les Paul shape I would go with Tokai, Carvin or PRS.
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^ A CE 22 would stand up to a Gibson well. A CU24 will annihilate it IMO :p.


Too true
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#32
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It's stupid to pay 2000 for a guitar and 500-600 on an amp. It should be the other way around. You could get a VERY nice amp with that money and still have enough for a good guitar.



depends on your goal. if you like to practice on a small amp, and your friends have halfstacks galore...then it makes a lot of sense to spend 2k on a guitar.

I have a ****ty amp, and a 2k guitar...but when I want to sound good I just go next door and use my friends setup[.
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#33
first of all id look into these instead of going ahead and buying an LPhttp://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/PRS-Guitars-Standard-24-Electric-Guitar-with-Moon-Inlays?sku=519910

id definatly get one if i had that money

Second, dont necisarrily spend all your money on an amp, its really good to have something that feels good in your hands, It will make you want to practice more and make you play better.
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depends on your goal. if you like to practice on a small amp, and your friends have halfstacks galore...then it makes a lot of sense to spend 2k on a guitar.

I have a ****ty amp, and a 2k guitar...but when I want to sound good I just go next door and use my friends setup[.

No it doesn't. You can't always play your friends ****.
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#35
buy a used Marshall JCM and a Used les Paul classic thats about 2500 then spend the rest on pedal and amp
#37
GET A PRS. Omg, you will not be disappointed
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#38
Spend most of it on an amp. It makes no since to get a nice guitar and a **** amp. What styles do you play?