#1
Hey everyone! I got a question for all you UGers. Summers coming around and I'm looking into a new guitar finally!

My two choices are between the Epiphone Elitist guitar and the Fender American Strat. THS IS NOT A VERSUS THREAD!!

I am merely just curious to which one would sound better for my choice of music. I really enjoy Guns N Roses, AC/DC, a little Metallica, not much more metal than that.

My problem is I also really like Blues and Eric Clapton.

So my question is which one of the guitars (wish I cold get both, but I'm a college student) will cover my variety of music the best? Or am I just screwed?

Also, will a Peavey classic 30 be fine for Rock??

Thanks for your help all!
#2
Fender HSS american strat, maybe if you were bein picky you would change the humbucker to something heavier...seems good, i thought so
#3
going by the styles you say u play, i would go with the epi elitist, itll give more of a thick sound for guns n roses or ACDC or metallica. The strat is perfect for blues though. If you are more into the guns n roses and stuff, id get the epi elitist, itll match the sound better i think.
#4
I would go with the elitist, especially for blues(sounds weird, but true). A lot of people use HH guitars for blues, and I don't really understand why everybody sees a strat as the be all for blues. Eric Clapton played a Les Paul, and SG, and an ES 335 early on, too.

A classic thirty should be good for what you want.
#5
If you went with the strat HSS you would have the best of both worlds, but like Matt said, you might want to change out the stock humbucker, casue fenders humbuckers are not great, but it would get you by for now. Also great choice on an amp, the classic 30 is an awesome amp that will really rock your world, they are very good for any thing less than metal.
#6
Fender, don't waste money on an epiphony
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#7
Wow thanks for the fast responses guys!

One more question...any recommendation on pedals to sound simiar to Slash and that tone?
#10
Quote by ParryPerson
Fender, don't waste money on an epiphony


Looks like someone has never played an elitist before.

I say go for the Epi.
Strats are great guitars, and a bit more defined than HH guitars (strats are better for lower gain stuff versus a humbucker guitar, IMO), but still go for the epi because it looks like you have some higher gain stuff you want to play.
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#11
Yeah thanks for your help everyone, you guys have been great!

I think I'm going to go with the Elitist (ebony is beautiful in my opinion) because every time I listen to one it just sounds so sweet. And here I always pictured myself with a Fender...hmm maybe someday.

Don't worry though, I'll definantly try it out before I buy one.
Last edited by harrisam at Apr 22, 2008,
#12
Quote by darkarbiter7
Looks like someone has never played an elitist before.


Really? Who would that be?

My "elitism" aside, the Fender is the better guitar.
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you sir, are the ultimate UG stereotype, praise a not so good metal player, zakk, put down other peoples playing, seriously say I WAS GONAA PLAYZ SOME UBER LEEDS LOZLOERLS~1!!!11!, and then critique epiphones as if there worth a second glance
#13
Quote by darkarbiter7
Looks like someone has never played an elitist before.

I say go for the Epi.
Strats are great guitars, and a bit more defined than HH guitars (strats are better for lower gain stuff versus a humbucker guitar, IMO), but still go for the epi because it looks like you have some higher gain stuff you want to play.

Personally, I like the brightness of a singlecoil for blues *shrugs*. As wierd as it sounds, some humbuckers to me sound too dark to be bluesy. However, I will concede that Clapton's early tones with his SG, Les Paul, and ES were pretty sexy.

The guitar is really up to you though. If it were me, I'd go Strat (what can I say, I'm a fanboy )
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#14
the classic 30 is perfect for what you want to play. trust me, you wont regret it. and for the guitar...well they are a lot different, different type of wood, pickups, neck, etc. so you really need to go play both. the strat probably has a more versatile sound because of the hss, but the lp will have a thicker sound that handles higher gain better. i think the biggest part is the feel. you may lov ethe feel of one guitar and hate the other. definitely go play both before making your final decision.
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#15
Quote by stratman_13
Personally, I like the brightness of a singlecoil for blues *shrugs*. As wierd as it sounds, some humbuckers to me sound too dark to be bluesy. However, I will concede that Clapton's early tones with his SG, Les Paul, and ES were pretty sexy.

The guitar is really up to you though. If it were me, I'd go Strat (what can I say, I'm a fanboy )

I gotta say I'm a polar opposite to this train of thought. I like the bite of humbuckers, or alternatively, p-90's for blues. The darker tone fits better with the aesthetic of the music. I would take clapton's earlier tone over his later tone any day.

I'm a semi hollow fanboy though. A Sheraton II with P-90s is sex to me.
#16
Quote by InanezGuitars44
the classic 30 is perfect for what you want to play. trust me, you wont regret it. and for the guitar...well they are a lot different, different type of wood, pickups, neck, etc. so you really need to go play both. the strat probably has a more versatile sound because of the hss, but the lp will have a thicker sound that handles higher gain better. i think the biggest part is the feel. you may lov ethe feel of one guitar and hate the other. definitely go play both before making your final decision.



Would it be recommended to change the pickups on the LP?
#18
Quote by young_player
i wouldn't get the epiphony i would just get a used gibson LP.

Epiphone makes some damned good guitars.
#19
Get the Elitist AND the C30. You will be a happy man.
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#20
Quote by TastyMooglePie
Get the Elitist AND the C30. You will be a happy man.

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#21
an hss would do it... im more of a start fan myself i love EC and SRV but i enjoy some heavy er stuff too so i put a p-90 in my bridge and the thing screams man
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Get the Elitist AND the C30. You will be a happy man.

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