#1
So, Christmas is coming up and I have been looking at new guitars that I am going to ask my parents to chip in some money for. I have played all three, but don't know exactly what they will do for me in the future and hopefully will get some people in here who own them. I am choosing between the Epi Les Paul, Sheraton II, or Casino. I play Rock n' Roll, and that's about it. Sometimes play on clean, but have a Strat for that. I know the Casino can't handle OD that well, but I love the P-90's. I haven't had much experience with the Sheraton II, but what kind of pups does it have? Just mini-hums? Can I replace them with P-90's, and have less hum than with the Casino? Also, the Epi LP is really muddy, what effect would putting some Burstbuckers in there have compared to a Gibson LP???

Thanks.
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#2
Which LP you looking at?
LP-100 = Don't buy it. Simple as that.
Studio = Nice when you put some money into pickups, tuners etc
Standard = Put some new pickups in it, new tuners, new pots etc, and you have a fantastic guitar.
Custom = Same as Standard.

The high-end Epiphone Les Pauls are amazing. Put some Seymour Duncans (or Burstbuckers) in it, whack in some new tuners, and you have yourself a guitar that is comparable to a mid-range Gibson.
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#5
If you get the Standard, plan to invest in new tuners and pickups at some stage.
They aren't necessary (they sound good and hold their tune well as it is), but trust me. Upgrade one, and you'll have a keeper.
They well put together, too. Nice necks, good fretboards...

I recommend.
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#7
WOAH. I have been looking for Riviera's for a while now, and was on the verge of getting the Nick Valensi Sig, or one off of eBay. Is this new? The only thing I don't like is the three pups...
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#10
Quote by Mecler
I vote Casino. I really like the Semihollow with p90s.

Casino's full hollow.

@Suicidal_Brick-Yeah, the three pups was kind of a deal-breaker for me as well. But your idea of a Sheraton with P-90's would be most excellent as an alternative.
#11
I am also now considering the Nick Valensi signature Riviera. It's a riviera, with P-94's which are a bit heavier than the 90's. Sounds like exactly what I am looking for??? I don't know ANYONE who has any experience with the NV Sig...:/
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#12
Quote by JaykeSucks
If you get the Standard, plan to invest in new tuners and pickups at some stage.
They aren't necessary (they sound good and hold their tune well as it is), but trust me. Upgrade one, and you'll have a keeper.
They well put together, too. Nice necks, good fretboards...

I recommend.


Are the Grovers that come on the Epi LP's no good?
#13
i think the sheraton 2 would work well, or an upgraded LP. the sheraton is going to sound very nice with a light od or crunch, but if you are going to play with a lot of gain it is probably still going to feed back some. i love semi and full hollowbodies, as long as im not going for a lot of gain (and even then some can sound very nice). the nicer epi LPs are pretty good, but since you didnt like the pickups you would have to make sure you were going to replace them fairly soon. in fact, i would sort of count that in the original price of the guitar because you sound like you want to do it right away.

there are also humbucker sized P-90s (ex: these) so you could put p-90 style pickups in either of those guitars.
#14
Quote by MRAAJR
Are the Grovers that come on the Epi LP's no good?

They're good, but they're far from great. You could easily get away with keeping them, but I'm replacing mine just so they're the best they can be.
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#15
Alright I have decided on the Nick Valensi Riviera. Come December 25th, pics will be up. :]
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#16
Quote by JaykeSucks
Which LP you looking at?
LP-100 = Don't buy it. Simple as that.
Studio = Nice when you put some money into pickups, tuners etc
Standard = Put some new pickups in it, new tuners, new pots etc, and you have a fantastic guitar.
Custom = Same as Standard.

The high-end Epiphone Les Pauls are amazing. Put some Seymour Duncans (or Burstbuckers) in it, whack in some new tuners, and you have yourself a guitar that is comparable to a mid-range Gibson.


For a beginner guitar, is the 100 really THAT bad?

I haven't played it, but comparing videos with similar quality, it sounds like it's pretty good for the price.
#17
well i seems he took non of ur guy's advive on the les paul. which i own and love it. and i hope you like the Nick Valensi Riviera.
#18
Casino ftw!! i enjoy the tone more of casinos
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#19
Quote by stratdud39
i say dont get any of them
get a fender 72 thinline tele, they're sweet.


is that the one with the F hole?
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#20
Quote by i_don't_know
For a beginner guitar, is the 100 really THAT bad?

I haven't played it, but comparing videos with similar quality, it sounds like it's pretty good for the price.


i wouldnt get a les paul unless its at least a standard.
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#22
Quote by i_don't_know
Not even as a noobie guitar?

That bad, huh?

;_;

If it's a first guitar, it's easily do the job.
But I'm talking for someone who's been playing for a while and is looking to upgrade.
I don't see a point in upgrading to the LP-100, because it's basically a first guitar.

It'd be fine if you did it up a bit and used it as a backup or something. But yeah.
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#23
Yeah the LP-100 is downgrading in my situation. Sorry .

And, now I want the Casino. Who here has one?
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#24
I have th LP standard with absolutely no complaints. If anything I like it more everytime I play it.
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