Poll: Which one?
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View poll results: Which one?
Ibanez Prestige RG2550Z
16 23%
Schecter S-1
10 14%
PRS SE Single Cut
12 17%
Fender American HSS/Fender Highway One HSS
32 45%
Epiphone Elitist Les Paul
14 20%
Schecter Tempest Custom
7 10%
Save up for a Gibson Les Paul
15 21%
Stick with the Epiphone G-400
6 8%
Voters: 71.
#1
So I upgraded my amp from a bad solid state marshall to a brilliant tube bugera, which is performing perfectly for what I play. I'm still looking for a better guitar for hard rock and blues-rock (AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, Pink Floyd, Red Hot Chili Peppers, etc.). I've narrowed it down to a few choices that I like. So UG, which guitar should I look into?
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#2
What are the few choices you narrowed it down too?
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#3
you may want to enlighten us as to what those choices are...

EDIT: and what your budget is.
for the music you have there i would recommend a Les Paul, SG, or a PRS of some kind
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#4
I put up a poll, sorry it wasnt up before
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#5
For your specific styles in music, i voted HSS Strat. Seems to be the best choice.

Or if les pauls are your thing, then save up for one.
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#6
idk it just doesnt seem right to play classic stuff like that with an ibanez or shecter : /
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#7
the PRS would do well for all that. the one that i played was really nice. and it was an SE Single-cut. you can also never go wrong with an LP as long as it's a gibson. thats what I would do. Save up for the nice LP.
#8
I would say Fat Strat, since Hendrix and RHCP is hard to impossible to do with humbuckers.
#10
the fat strat would probly do you the best
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#11
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you may want to enlighten us as to what those choices are...

EDIT: and what your budget is.
for the music you have there i would recommend a Les Paul, SG, or a PRS of some kind


All the options are within my budget besides the "save up for les paul"
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#12
The Ibanez is the one guitar on that list that really isn't built for what you want. It's a hard rock/metal guitar, not a blues-rock guitar.
The S-1 works, but the Tempest is closer to what you want, and if you're ready to upgrade you should upgrade. With that in mind, your list should look like this:
Epiphone Elitist Les Paul
Fender HSS Stratocaster/ Highway One HSS
Gibson Les Paul (Which LP specifically, btw?)
PRS SE Singlecut
Schecter Tempest Custom

Hope that helps. Of those 5, I favor the Strat, PRS, and Schecter, but then I like those brands and I'm not a big Gibson fan. Your best shot is to go try them out yourself though, as you obviously like Gibson/Epiphone. Good luck!
EDIT: Contrary to Ozzy's post, the Tempest series (other than the Hellraiser, of course) is great for blues-rock and hard rock.
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#13
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The Ibanez is the one guitar on that list that really isn't built for what you want. It's a hard rock/metal guitar, not a blues-rock guitar.
The S-1 works, but the Tempest is closer to what you want, and if you're ready to upgrade you should upgrade. With that in mind, your list should look like this:
Epiphone Elitist Les Paul
Fender HSS Stratocaster/ Highway One HSS
Gibson Les Paul (Which LP specifically, btw?)
PRS SE Singlecut
Schecter Tempest Custom

Hope that helps. Of those 5, I favor the Strat, PRS, and Schecter, but then I like those brands and I'm not a big Gibson fan. Your best shot is to go try them out yourself though, as you obviously like Gibson/Epiphone. Good luck!


Thanks, and yeah, I am and always have been a gibson guy (edit: although after I try some of these for myself I could easily become a PRS/Ibanez/Schecter/Fender guy). I'm not necessarily sure which LP to go for since I don't have the money for something that expensive yet, but I would assume I would end up with the LP studio since its the most affordable.
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#15
You might as well cut to the chase and get a gibson, but if you want a trick guitar I'd suggest an Ibanez prestige.
#17
if u buy the LP studio make sure that if the store brings one from the back for u to buy that u actually play THAT one cause the floor model that u try out might be great and the one from the back may be a piece of **** cause the word of mouth is that the LP studio is a coin toss meaning they are either great or a complete piece of **** with no middle ground. according to the word of mouth that i've heard of.
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#18
i said the fender because even though an lp has a great sound its not that much different from a sg or at least in my opion
#19
I own an american fat strat and love it. That would fit your musical tastes the best I think.
#20
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if u buy the LP studio make sure that if the store brings one from the back for u to buy that u actually play THAT one cause the floor model that u try out might be great and the one from the back may be a piece of **** cause the word of mouth is that the LP studio is a coin toss meaning they are either great or a complete piece of **** with no middle ground. according to the word of mouth that i've heard of.


I heard that same thing, thanks for the tip
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#21
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if u buy the LP studio make sure that if the store brings one from the back for u to buy that u actually play THAT one cause the floor model that u try out might be great and the one from the back may be a piece of **** cause the word of mouth is that the LP studio is a coin toss meaning they are either great or a complete piece of **** with no middle ground. according to the word of mouth that i've heard of.


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well, there's a period at the end, so i guess he IS aware that they exist...


On an on topic note, I say a strat would be a good choice, or maybe just replace the pickups on your SG.

i dunno, but my Epi LP i bought used must be a good egg. I got it off craigslist with Seymour Duncans in it and its sounds a lot better than a few other +$800 dollar guitars i have put it up against.

I say give pickup change a try, Epiphone stock pickups are awfully muddy
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#22
If you wanna go Pual get the Epiphone Elitist. Also, maybe also look into normal strats as well.

^+1 Oh yea, a pup swap on the SG you own would be a good decision if you like the way it plays and feels.
#23
Those are some diverse choices you have there...

For AC/DC you're going to want either a Les Paul or an SG out of your choices - same for Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. Now, for Pink Floyd, Hendrix and RHCP you're going to want a Strat. Nirvana can pretty much be played with anything, though.

I'd recommend an HSS Strat as a nice compromise - Fender makes a HSS Strat with a Floyd Rose on www.musiciansfriend.com for only $500 if you're interested - then you can upgade the pickups to something better.
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#24
I'll give this a little bump for the sake of getting more answers
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