#1
Hey all. Pretty new to the UG forums, but I'm just wondering something.

I have a Epiphone Les Paul Special II right now, it's a pretty nice guitar, got it for £90 so it's not bad. I've been playing for about a year now, starting to get quite serious. I get paid at the end of this month and I'll have about a grand in the bank so I was wondering, would it be worth buying a Gibson SG? I really love SG's, but would it do anything that my current Epiphone doesn't do? Should I maybe just buy a new amp instead, and when I start getting really properly serious I'll consider a guitar upgrade? Don't really want to blow £900 or whatever on a new guitar if theres not really a need for it.

Cheers for input.
#3
get a decent amp first
you'll only tell the difference between the SG and the epi after you advance more as a player
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or just get an epi G-400 [its an SG with a different name] for half the price!
#5
I think I might just go for a new amp. Any suggestions? I saw the youtube video for the Roland Cube 60 amp and I thought that looked really good, despite the guy presenting it being...

... slightly weird
#6
SG > Les Paul in my opinion =/
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#7
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but would it do anything that my current Epiphone doesn't do? Cheers for input.

yeah it would sound good
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#8
the sg is more ownage cuz it's from gibson.. don't forget the difference between epiphones and gibsons... but would the les paul be a gibson, i would say the lespaul is the better one
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#10
what amp do you have? what music do you play?
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#11
I have a Fat Rat 15W amp, its pretty terrible. I play a kind of blend of Rock and Indie, but I don't want to constrict myself to one genre of music with my guitar as I enjoy blues and metal aswell.
#12
Going from an entry level Epiphone Special to a Gibson Standard is a pretty big jump... unless you mean the Gibson Faded SG?
I would go with a G400 or G400 Custom rather than go all the way up to Gibson.
Plus you'll have enough to get a decent amp, as well.
The Roland Cubes and Vox Valvetronix seem to be the most acclaimed modeling amps in their price range.

But nothing beats first hand experience. Go to a local shop and play a few Gibs and a few Eps, and see what you think. Also, try out a few amps.
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#13
yeah i'd get a new amp long before blowing £900 on a new guitar. split that and you could get a new guitar and amp.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#14
I remember years ago I asked for a guitar starter package for a christmas present. Needless to say I was very disappointed fairly soon after I got it. It eventually ended up smashed and in the bin. So after a little wait I decided to buy a proper guitar.

So I bought a GAX30 thinking it was a "proper" guitar unlike that starter pack crap from Argos. Naively thinking it was the guitar which made up most of the sound, I quickly bought some crap 15w SS amp off ebay for £20, again it sounded awful and I was pissed off

So I bought an Epiphone LP Custom thinking that it would sound awesome even on my cheap amp. Again it sounded like ass, although admittedly i could still tell a bit of a difference

Any way i thought **** this and went out to buy a microcube amp. What a ****ing difference! From then on there was no looking back, I learned to play many songs on it and it sounds fantastic. I later bought an orange tiny terror (cute little tube amp) I love my 2 little amps, it's them which makes a good guitar sound good. Funnily enough I still use my microcube as much as the tiny terror. I fell in love with the sound of it and it's built in effects

Anyway moral of the story is, you'd be disappointed if you bought a Gibson and used it on your amp
#16
Everything > Epiphone Les Paul Special

Epiphone Les Paul Standard or Custom > Gibson SG Special

Gibson SG Standard > Epiphone Les Paul Standard or Custom.


There's my thoughts.
#17
ok a $1000sg will kick the sh*t out of a $90 lp,, i would buy a gibson les paul
#18
dude the only difference between the faded sg and the standard is cosmetic stuff they sound exactly the same
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what amp do you have? what music do you play?

+X^0

Getting a new guitar is always exciting and fun. But after the honeymoon, you'll still be aching for a better tone.

At a party a few weeks ago, I played a $70 Squier '51 (slightly modded: DM Breed bridge) through a Hughes & Kettner TriAmp MK II ... it slayed.

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Holy ****, who dug this thread up?

Christ, I was a noob.



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