#1
Hey new to the boards, not so new to guitars, was wondering, on a budget, which would be better. I like the look of both, but i like the tone select options on the Rogue a bit more. Is there something that would make either one not as desirable? Is their some detail I should know about either that would make the other better, or can you just suggest another <$170 guitar (les paulesque looks preferably)?
I haven't heard alot about Rogues, or played one, so it's a new brand to me, are they decent?
#2
I kinda like the Les Paul more.
I feel like getting one and switching out the pickups.
#3
Epiphone has a more reputable name, so you are probably getting more bang for your buck with the Rogue. I bought one of their acoustics for a friend and was very impressed, it was worth at least triple what I paid for it ($120). Also every 13 year old blaring out some crappy heavy metal riff has an Epi. Be different.
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#4
The Rogue is only 149 USD, and the Les Paul lI is $169, so price wise not major, but the $20 would go towards an amp (which, also on budget, hopefully wont go more than 120 or so, maybe a Peavey Rage 258? never played one, but reviews sound nice..)

AH! conflicting posts ... yeah i know what you mean about the generic little kid metal riff thing, i was just wondering more so if someone had a rogue that they'd found to be good value, i know Epi's are ok, but the rogue does look nice with the Floridaesque jut on the bottom, i was thinkin the black on black?
#5
What I'm saying it that for $150, you are probably getting comparable quality to an Epi that costs $250, simply because of the name. Try em both out! I'd focus more on the feel of the neck and craftsman ship of the wood than the sound of the electronics (because most people drop new stuff in a year or two after buying it anyway!).
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#6
the epiphones are nice to play around with, i have two of them and im actually trying to get rid of one of them (im saving up for a fender strat ) They're fun to play around on and pretty good for a budget guitar
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#7
well i live in South Dakota, so for a good 50 mile radius of my house there are 3 music stores, two of which specialize in brass/woodwind instruments, and one that just sucks... i'm going internet shopping, so i was really going on luck with the comfort and feel of it all...
so now i'm mostly convinced on the Rogue, now the big question ha, cream white w/ black guard or black /black?
what about the peavey amp? or are they're nicer amps for the price, i've seen some cheap crates and such, but the peavey's i've seen (non rage) have had complaints about the wrecking of the distortion (in a bad way)...
#8
What I'm saying it that for $150, you are probably getting comparable quality to an Epi that costs $250, simply because of the name. Try em both out! I'd focus more on the feel of the neck and craftsman ship of the wood than the sound of the electronics (because most people drop new stuff in a year or two after buying it anyway!).
Suhr Custom, Flaxwood Rautia or Grosh Tele thru
HBE Medicine Bawl Wah
Analogman BiComp
Texas Two Step OD
Fulltone Ultimate Octave/Fuzz
Boss CE-2
TC Nova Delay
SLO-100, 65 London or Bogner Shiva
Ask me about any of this stuff!
#9
You can find the Epiphone for $140 at a local shop.
Mm, for amps check out the Roland Micro Cube, Line 6 Spider III 15W
Well that is if you're looking for some distortion with your amp.

But if you can go to a local guitar store, it's alot better.
They'll set you up and probably match your budget.
#11
By 'Les Paul II', I'm assuming you mean the Special-II...

Which, by the way, is one of the absolutely worst guitars you can ever get. Never even think about touching an Epiphone below the Standard - period.


Alternatively you could mean the Les Paul Ultra-II, but that's again, not a good pick. It's a very specialised guitar, and the general rule is, if you have to ask "is this good?", then it's not right for you. If you don't already know it, don't buy it.
#12
Quote by bokuho
By 'Les Paul II', I'm assuming you mean the Special-II...

yeah should be more specific
#13
Just for closure here, i bought the Rogue HH and it's amazing, worth way more than the Epi for sure, plays awesome, and the 5 way tone knob is great, get some awesome sounds guys, thanks