#1
Hi,

I've been searching the internet for days, and I can't find an answer to this question:
For metal, which is better in playability, sound and value, an epi les paul custom with emg 81 bridge/60 neck or an ec1000 with, I believe, the same pickup setup? I live in Shanghai, and so I've only been able to play an epi, but without emg's (the store wouldn't let me test it out), but I found the neck to be a wee bit thick. I only really use the bridge pickup so I might only get the 81 installed if I go with the epiphone. The price of the epi w/ 2 emg's is 785USD, and the ec1000 is 850USD. Help?

Thanks
#2
something to consider might be that the EC1000 has 24 frets, while LP has less.
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#3
Get the EC. more frets and very nice playability.
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#4
http://www.rondomusic.com/electricguitar-ss9.html

just to add another option - i dont know how your currency relates to us dollars, but even with shipping i would imagine these would be cheaper, especially since some come with emgs already

o, btw, i know there cheap, but they are very good quality
#5
Hmmmm.. I do like the les paul because of its tone. Because of my location I can't play the LTD, is the sound as full as the les paul's? Because if so I'm sold, but I'd also like to know how a les paul with emg's sounds like, if anyone has that combination.
#6
Took a quick look, I've bought no names online before, and regretted it ever since, I dont' want to take that chance again, but thanks anyway.
#7
The EC1000, no contest. Locking tuners, Tone Pros bridge, compensated nut and a way more ergonomic body.
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#8
Ok, so, so far everyone is unanimous towards the ec1000, for the extra cash, the sound is also better? As I've heard its lighter, does that affect tone at all?
#9
An Eclipse sounds just as heavy as a Les Paul. And with the EMG's, no one will be able to tell the difference.
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#10
I ahve an Eclipse-II. Sounds awesome, much ebtter than a lesbien paul. And faster neck i reckon, easier to play.
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#12
Save up a little bit more money and get the eclipse, Almost infinitely better
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#13
Quote by thirdykal
Hi,

I've been searching the internet for days, and I can't find an answer to this question:
For metal, which is better in playability, sound and value, an epi les paul custom with emg 81 bridge/60 neck or an ec1000 with, I believe, the same pickup setup? I live in Shanghai, and so I've only been able to play an epi, but without emg's (the store wouldn't let me test it out), but I found the neck to be a wee bit thick. I only really use the bridge pickup so I might only get the 81 installed if I go with the epiphone. The price of the epi w/ 2 emg's is 785USD, and the ec1000 is 850USD. Help?

Thanks


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#14
Get it in green. You know you want to.
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#16
The EC-1000 is a wonderful guitar. I was actually going to buy it a while ago, but I got out of metal. The one I did play was a Vintage Black model, and it was perfect. A lot better than Epi's I have played.
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#17
Definitely go for the EC-1000, especially if you didn't like the thickness of the Epi's neck.

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Took a quick look, I've bought no names online before, and regretted it ever since, I dont' want to take that chance again, but thanks anyway.


Agile isn't a no-name brand. They are very highly respected around here for the most part. I've played an AL-2800 and they are amazing guitars for the price. But I still say the EC-1000 is the way to go.
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