#1
If I wanted to play some Rush, Beatles and Various other classic rock artists...What should I get? Firebird or LP

Which tone is more fit for classic rock, and not modern rock?
Any Flaws with both guitars?

Also, what amp would combo nicely with these guitars for about 350-400$?
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#2
From my experience, the Firebird Studio is one of the best values on anything ever.

I'd get the Paul, if it were me. Neither has any obvious flaws, it's primarily going to be a matter of the shape, here, methinks.

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#3
Both guitars will work fine. The Firebird has mini-humbuckers, so it'd probably be closer to a single coil sound, while the Les Paul has full humbuckers.
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#6
The blackheart stack and a digitech bad monkey would be good.

You can find Epiphone Firebird VIIs, which are their now discontinued top of the line model for around 300.

They are MUCH nicer than the worn studio one.
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#8
Personally, I would go with the Firebird, but that's because I like Johnny Winter. They sound awesome with a slide.
#9
wait?? where can you find epi firebird Vs? i've been looking everywhere for them even though i know they're discontinued
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#10
Epiphone Firebirds, to the best of my knowledge, are fitted with standard humbuckers. Thus, this is really a matter of looks more than anything....
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#11
Well, for Beatles, you'd be better off with one of Epi's archtops like a Dot or Casino...

As far as the other stuff goes, I wouldn't say either the LP or the Firebird is better than the other. They're simply different.

- The LP will have a much darker tone. Epiphone LPs have a thicker tone than even Gibson LPs, thanks to Epi's thicker plastic-based finish. It may in fact be too dark-sounding for what you want.
- The Firebird will have a brighter tone, but has a less traditional feel, and depending on what model you get, will have a slightly different tone; basically ranging from 'a bit brighter than the LP' to 'much brighter than the LP'. Then of course there's the mini-humbucker versions (all of which have been discontinued now - warning on this, old Epis like that were made with 'incorrect' woods such as alder instead of mahogany; of course this is quite an important factor on tone, so keep it in mind). Firebirds are also quite different to play, with typically tighter string tension and more even weight distribution.

Which is 'better' just comes down to your personal preferences.
#12
Well, yeah, can't go wrong with a Dot.
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#13
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Well, for Beatles, you'd be better off with one of Epi's archtops like a Dot or Casino....

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