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#1
So I'm going to GC tomorrow to try out guitars. I have 4 that I want to try:

- Epiphone G-400 (So I can see whether I'd like the 1966 one or not, I could buy this as soon as it came out; the others I'd have to wait for.)
- PRS SE Custom (I can get this for $550 maybe, still a bit of saving; but it's sexy)
- Schecter C-1 Plus (Also maybe $550, and also sexy)
- Gibson Faded SG (Most expensive)

Any thoughts on any of these? Which do you guys think would be good for me? (I play rock, hard rock, and a little metal)
#2
i would go with either the prs or the schecter depending on which suits u better, both guitars are amazing. all SGs feel really cheap to me, theres nothing to them. but thats me...
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#3
i would say the C-1 but maybe u should try the C-1 FR but maybe u dont like floyds. but the C-1FR i played a GC was only 450us and it was brand new.
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#4
Well, the amp is quite a big factor, so maybe you might want to buy a new amp maybes? So get the G400 and a nice amp and you'll be sorted.
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#5
Quote by f22master
i would say the C-1 but maybe u should try the C-1 FR but maybe u dont like floyds. but the C-1FR i played a GC was only 450us and it was brand new.

Floyds seem like too much of a pain for me, with restringing and tuning and all. Are all of the C-1s similar? So if I don't find the plus, another C1 will give me an idea of how it plays/sounds?

And Lil Macker, my parents are already pretty pissed that I want to replace my guitar, so I'm not gonna bring up the amp for a little while.
#6
Quote by -Blue-
So I'm going to GC tomorrow to try out guitars. I have 4 that I want to try:

- Epiphone G-400 (So I can see whether I'd like the 1966 one or not, I could buy this as soon as it came out; the others I'd have to wait for.)
- PRS SE Custom (I can get this for $550 maybe, still a bit of saving; but it's sexy)
- Schecter C-1 Plus (Also maybe $550, and also sexy)
- Gibson Faded SG (Most expensive)

Any thoughts on any of these? Which do you guys think would be good for me? (I play rock, hard rock, and a little metal)


Gibsons faded's are meant to have crap quality for the price. The prs and schecter will give you more bang for your buck then the g-400. I'd probaly go with the prs but that's just me.
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#7
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Gibsons faded's are meant to have crap quality for the price. The prs and schecter will give you more bang for your buck then the g-400. I'd probaly go with the prs but that's just me.

So I guess it's mainly between the schecter and prs, and maybe the epi just because it's at least $250 less than the others.

What amps have a similar tone/crappiness to mine (in sig)? I want to see what it would sound like at my house, and also try it on a good amp.
#9
are you gonna narrow it down to one choice based on what you read here???

Go fire 'em all up as close as possible as to how you plan to use 'em, THEN make a decision

The Schecter IS a lot of bang for the buck ......
#10
Quote by mrbreeze
are you gonna narrow it down to one choice based on what you read here???

Go fire 'em all up as close as possible as to how you plan to use 'em, THEN make a decision

The Schecter IS a lot of bang for the buck ......

Well, no. I'm trying to get a general idea of what to expect. ...And so far lots of opinions have contradicted each other.
#11
If your music store has them you might wanna look at some Epiphone Prophecy G-400s. They're in the 500s or so, and from the description and other opinions on UG, they're amazing guitars.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/navigation?q=epiphone+prophecy&st=
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#12
get a new amp dude

amps always come first


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#13
Anything but the gibson... your just paying for the name... i have a G 400 Custom and i play great... but i might get better pickups...
#14
the schecter and the prs se are both great guitars.
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#15
All are viable options, but try a Viper and EC1000 as well.
#16
new amp is more important then a new guitar, you can make any guitar sound like any guitar with the right amp
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#17
Quote by -Blue-
Well, no. I'm trying to get a general idea of what to expect. ...And so far lots of opinions have contradicted each other.



that is exactly what this thread is. opinions. some poeple like slim shred necks. some like chuncky LP necks. some like hartails, some like floyds. the onlything u should take from this is the bang for the buck of each guitar. base your finall decisionon how YOU like each guitar.
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#18
The PRS is an excellent guitar, I haven't tried the Schecter but I hear they are nice guitars as well.

BUT..... the Epiphone has Volume and Tone controls for each pickup if you think you'd like that. Although the Schecter might too.
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#19
The only one of those that I would consider would be the C-1.

The PRS SE series is not built to anywhere near the same standard as the true PRS guitars, same goes with the Epiphone, and I really just don't like SG's that much.

For the level of guitar that you want, I would suggest getting the C-1, because you are the crowd that Schecter builds for, the people who want a decent guitar for a pretty good price, not a guitar that is trying to be a shitty reflection of the higher models like the Epi and the SE.
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#20
dude the Faded SG is amazing quality i love mine to death, they are the exact same as the standard cept for cosmetic stuff
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#21
Quote by Raijouta
If your music store has them you might wanna look at some Epiphone Prophecy G-400s. They're in the 500s or so, and from the description and other opinions on UG, they're amazing guitars.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/navigation?q=epiphone+prophecy&st=

Hm. I looked at those, but SGs are meant to have a pickguard. Sure, sound comes before looks, but I think the Schecter would be better than that (it's the most directly comparable to the prophecy) when it comes to sound.

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get a new amp dude

amps always come first

I'm upgrading my amp later. I'm not gigging any time soon (at least not where my own amp is required), so I'm looking for something that both feels right in my hands and will sound kickass when I get a new amp. It wouldn't hurt if it sounded good on my current one, either.

Quote by sandman-105
dude the Faded SG is amazing quality i love mine to death, they are the exact same as the standard cept for cosmetic stuff

You just contradicted everyone who posted in this thread.
#22
It wouldnt matter much if you got an epiphone elitist instead of the others. You're going to have bad tone with that amp.
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#24
Quote by drewfromutah
The Gibson Faded and the G400 are BOTH a million times better than the PRS Custom SE. Trust me. Those guitars suck.



do u have brain cancer?

i would go with the PRS if i was u
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#25
Try a laguna. the guitar was the best i tried at the store, and they are reasonably priced. almost everything about the guitar is innovative, so give it a shot
#26
Quote by xxunder-takerxx
i would go with either the prs or the schecter depending on which suits u better, both guitars are amazing. all SGs feel really cheap to me, theres nothing to them. but thats me...


says the guy who plays a mexican stratocaster....
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#28
Hmmm.. Schecter or PRS i say, the Epi's will most likwely feel cheap, and the Gibby is kinda overpriced.

Schecters are great for hard rock and metal, which i see you play.


AND i would highly recommend a new amp. A new guitar still wont sound as good as it should on a starter amp.

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says the guy who plays a mexican stratocaster....

I disagree with that, i find the qualit in Mexican Fenders to be better than that of alot of Epi's.. it is all preference of course, and its just my opinion.

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#29
Quote by MakeItWitChu
Hmmm.. Schecter or PRS i say, the Epi's will most likwely feel cheap, and the Gibby is kinda overpriced.

Schecters are great for hard rock and metal, which i see you play.


AND i would highly recommend a new amp. A new guitar still wont sound as good as it should on a starter amp.

Yes, I recognize that, but as said before...
Quote by -Blue-
I'm upgrading my amp later. I'm not gigging any time soon (at least not where my own amp is required), so I'm looking for something that both feels right in my hands and will sound kickass when I get a new amp. It wouldn't hurt if it sounded good on my current one, either.

And will Schecter C-1's all sound/feel similar, in case I can't find a C-1 Plus in the store?
#31
Id like to say if youre getting a C-1, look into the C-1 Hellraiser.
I fell in love with one at a GC.
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#33
i've got a G-400 and in my opinion it feels like a freaking dream i tried a prs at the same shop (pretty sure it was'nt the one we're talking about here) but i hated it and also its just all about what you think feels nicest and sounds nicest.
#34
by now, threadstarter, you should understand what I was getting at, all have their preferences and opinions - and if they don't PREFER it, then, therefore it's JUNK

For instance, I wouldn't own all the JEMs you could shove up my ass, but there's a pretty accomplshed guitarist who makes it sing like the angels .........
#35
I hope you wait til tomorrow...up to 70% off!
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#36
Quote by -Blue-
Hm. I looked at those, but SGs are meant to have a pickguard. Sure, sound comes before looks, but I think the Schecter would be better than that (it's the most directly comparable to the prophecy) when it comes to sound.


I'm upgrading my amp later. I'm not gigging any time soon (at least not where my own amp is required), so I'm looking for something that both feels right in my hands and will sound kickass when I get a new amp. It wouldn't hurt if it sounded good on my current one, either.


You just contradicted everyone who posted in this thread.

no offense, but i really do say you should get a new amp first. i went the route of buying my second guitar while still having my crappy amp...and i wasn't happy at all..sure, i had a shiny new guitar that i KNEW sounded great, but i couldn't get that sound out of it. I really recommend Vox Valvetronix amps, I've had a tube amp and sold it because i didn't really see a large increase in tone quality over my vox, and honestly, you can slap a new pickup in the squire and make it sound pretty decent to tide you over for a while. sorry for my bad grammar, just got home and don't feel like putting the effort in hahaha.
#37
Im going tomorrow to guitar center, buying a 2nd electric guitar. I play most, blues, metal and rock. I have 800$ to spend>
After reading everybody recommends an amp isntead of the new guitar. Right now i have an ibanez gio with a 50$ laney amp. Is it better to buy a good 500$ guitar and spend the rest on the amp, or spend all the money on the guitar, wait 6 motnhs to get money again and buy amp?

sorry for crap english
#38
i dont wna sound bad but ur about to break the first 2 commandments of guitar. get a better amp
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#39
Well, I decided I'm saving up for a C-1 Plus. Awesome guitar, feels great, sounds great! And now that my thread's been hijaked by people saying I should get a new amp... If need be, I can use my computer as an amp to get a great range of sounds (Garageband ftw). As said before, I'm not gigging anytime soon, so I'll have a new amp before then, but I'm more concerned with the feel/playability of the guitar while also keeping the sound in mind.

Thanks for the input, everyone! I thought this thread died a few days ago
#40
Quote by sandman-105
dude the Faded SG is amazing quality i love mine to death, they are the exact same as the standard cept for cosmetic stuff



I actually think that they feel better than the Standard series. The Faded Special is the only SG I could ever think of owning.
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