#1
Okay here is the idea, I have like 700 dollars. I own a Roland cube 15x and a squier strat. I was wondering if I should buy an epiphone les paul or buy a Fender stratocaster with a Vox 30x amp? Thanks!
#2
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^I'd let a pro look at it. Once you get into the technicalities of screws...well, it's just a place you don't want to be, friend.
#5
go to a music store and play both and see which one feels better to you.
#6
Quote by mmjohn
go to a music store and play both and see which one feels better to you.

+1

They both can really be used for those genres.
#7
Haha I live on an island where there are no commercial buisness's I don't have the luxury of playing the guitar I want to buy. Any other suggestions?
#8
i personal prefer the les paul, because i really like the style of gibson guitars and it really has a great sound to. When I see a strat i always have some strange guy in mind who plays it up to his armpits. It's maybe just me, but i don't like strats at all
#9
Quote by andrew6986
Haha I live on an island where there are no commercial buisness's I don't have the luxury of playing the guitar I want to buy. Any other suggestions?

How does one accumulate $700 on an island where there is nowhere to work?

Anyways, :P

I'm going to say Strat, but that's just because I like them. Again, it's really hard to know what you like.
#10
Quote by Death|Unlimited
i personal prefer the les paul, because i really like the style of gibson guitars and it really has a great sound to. When I see a strat i always have some strange guy in mind who plays it up to his armpits. It's maybe just me, but i don't like strats at all

Haha, that's me.

J/K.

It's funny, because when I think electric guitar, I think Strat shape. I'm not insulting the LP shape at all, it's every bit as historic, but I guess the first I saw when I was little or something must've been a Strat.
#11
Haha we have places to work here, all local buisness my friend =) I like classic rock and blues, is it worth it to buy the strat and the Vox?
#13
Oh no worries haha =)

TheProducer, you have the same setup I want, hows it sound?
#14
I have an Epiphone Les Paul and a Fender Telecaster. If I was to choose between one of them I would choose the Les Paul because it is much much much more versatile than the Telecaster. I play Rock/Blues and Hard Rock on my band and there I use my Les Paul because I prefer it for it, but for playing other of the styles I like (Jazz, Ska, Reggae, Latin Music) I use my Telecaster. My advice is that for distorted sounds: Les Paul, for clean sounds: Telecaster. In your case you should see what you play, try both of the guitars and decide over the Fender/Gibson debate of nearly 50 years.
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#15
Hmm thank you that was very helpful. I like to play more clean sounds, however I don't know how good my tone would be with a VOX 15w.
#16
Quote by andrew6986
Oh no worries haha =)

TheProducer, you have the same setup I want, hows it sound?

Well, to be honest with you, I've never played the two together! I tested my Strat at the shop on some other amps because they didn't have mine. Now I'm waiting for the color I want to come in stock in about four weeks :S Also, it's and HSS Strat, so it has 1 humbucker and 2 single coils, kind of like a cross between the heavier sound on the LP caused by the humbuckers and the sound of a regular Strat.

As for the amp, I love it. It's very versatile and sounds very good for a SS amp. I would recommend. You can get a lot of different tones out of it, clean and dirty. Should do you fine unless you're playing some heavy metal, which you said you're not.
#18
Quote by andrew6986
No offense to anyone, I hate heavy metal. Sounds mindless to me.

Well I don't use it for that either, so I'm satisfied.
#20
Quote by andrew6986
Alright thanks for the help, I have decided to go with the les paul and vox

Which Epi Les Paul?
#21
i'd take the strat
i dont like the bridges on gibson/epi guitars
dont know why, they just dont feel right

theyre both great guitars for rock/blues though
#22
Quote by aedmiston
i'd take the strat
i dont like the bridges on gibson/epi guitars
dont know why, they just dont feel right

theyre both great guitars for rock/blues though

You know what, I do have to agree with the bridge thing, and I don't know why either.

When I got my Epi, I was like, what the...?!
#23
Quote by Pepefloydean
I have an Epiphone Les Paul and a Fender Telecaster. If I was to choose between one of them I would choose the Les Paul because it is much much much more versatile than the Telecaster. I play Rock/Blues and Hard Rock on my band and there I use my Les Paul because I prefer it for it, but for playing other of the styles I like (Jazz, Ska, Reggae, Latin Music) I use my Telecaster. My advice is that for distorted sounds: Les Paul, for clean sounds: Telecaster. In your case you should see what you play, try both of the guitars and decide over the Fender/Gibson debate of nearly 50 years.


You've got a Thinline tele, which is quite a bit difference from a regular one. He's also looking at strats, which is pretty day and night difference from a thinline tele.
#24
Quote by TheProducer
You know what, I do have to agree with the bridge thing, and I don't know why either.

When I got my Epi, I was like, what the...?!


yeah!
i just dont get it
but i do love les pauls
maybe someday when i have the time and money ill get one and swap out the bridge
#25
Quote by Death|Unlimited
i personal prefer the les paul, because i really like the style of gibson guitars and it really has a great sound to. When I see a strat i always have some strange guy in mind who plays it up to his armpits. It's maybe just me, but i don't like strats at all



ha ha same here