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post Mar 7 2008, 03:23 PM
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QUOTE (SLASH91 @ Mar 7 2008, 09:20 AM) *
+1 with 24 frets being a good thing

If you were more into speed type stuff, I would defintitley tell you to go with Ibanez, but the stuff you play would be more suited to a Les Paul.

Oh, and Ibanez ARE NOT girly man guitars http://ibanez.com/eg/guitar.aspx?m=XPT700


You can play with speed on almost any guitar. Just think Zakk Wylde, Slash, even Yngwie has used Les Pauls before.

So thats not really a big concern.
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post Mar 7 2008, 03:30 PM
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QUOTE (Unleash-The-Shred @ Mar 7 2008, 08:23 AM) *
You can play with speed on almost any guitar. Just think Zakk Wylde, Slash, even Yngwie has used Les Pauls before.

So thats not really a big concern.


Yeah, you can achieve the same technique on a Les Paul or strat or whatever as you can on a really thin necked guitar. I just personally think that guitar is already hard enough to play, why make it harder? tongue.gif I definitely feel like I can play faster on my Ibanez than on my strat. Another thing is looks (which I know don't matter that much). When I play my Ibanez, I keep my strap pretty low (below the waist). I can only do that because of the thin neck. When I've played Les Pauls before, I had to jack it way up. I don't know how Slash does it. tongue.gif


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post Mar 7 2008, 03:31 PM
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have you thought about keeping the epiphone LP?

after i went through it with new tuners, pickups, and a pro set-up it plays and sounds just as good as any of the low-end gibson (below 2k) guitars i've played.

just throwing that out there- i LOVE my epiphone.
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QUOTE (SLASH91 @ Mar 7 2008, 09:30 AM) *
Yeah, you can achieve the same technique on a Les Paul or strat or whatever as you can on a really thin necked guitar. I just personally think that guitar is already hard enough to play, why make it harder? tongue.gif I definitely feel like I can play faster on my Ibanez than on my strat. Another thing is looks (which I know don't matter that much). When I play my Ibanez, I keep my strap pretty low (below the waist). I can only do that because of the thin neck. When I've played Les Pauls before, I had to jack it way up. I don't know how Slash does it. tongue.gif


Haha it's because Slash is intense. tongue.gif But yeah it's just something that takes getting used to. That's what practice is for.
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post Mar 7 2008, 03:40 PM
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There's no need to argue about whether you can "shred" on a Gibson or not. The topic is what guitar is best suited to him. He does not play "Shred" nor does much of what he plays utilize a tremolo system.

As for build quality, a guitar that costs less than about $500 w/ a tremolo is likely to have a pretty weak tremolo bound to give you problems. For the price of even a cheap GLP, you'd be in Prestige range, and I've never heard of a bad Prestige guitar.

I do not have an LP, I DO have an RG550 20th, and I'm telling him that an LP is more up his alley.


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post Mar 7 2008, 03:51 PM
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I reckon you should defo go for a Gibson SG Standard. Great for your style.


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post Mar 7 2008, 04:06 PM
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QUOTE (Kyle Logue @ Mar 7 2008, 08:15 AM) *
I need to upgrade my guitar...I currently have an epiphone les paul and it's just time to retire it.

I've seen that there's a huge argument between which of these guitars are better. I've played both and could get used to either, but what is your opinion on what I should get?

I play stuff mostly like nickelback, breaking benjamin, three days grace, and the likes.

I'm thinking a Gibson would fit me best, but everyone seems to think that ibanez's are faster.

Give me reasons why you choose what you choose!

I have a feeling that I'll get a bias-ed response cause most of the people on this site play Ibanez guitars.


For the style you play defintly go with a Gibson.. Ibanez are more for the metal and screamy rock types, and this is coming from an Ibanez player tongue.gif


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post Mar 7 2008, 04:11 PM
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I'd go with an Ibanez, there necks are fast, there sound is versatile, they feel great, there well balanced for live gigs, And they look amazing smile.gif
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post Mar 7 2008, 04:25 PM
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Try them both on your own...the fender play like fender...the gibson like gibson...the ibanez like ibanez.
And of course, some necks are better than others to play some speed music...but if you can play fast, you play fast on every neck.


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post Mar 7 2008, 07:13 PM
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The choice of a guitar is something very personal in my opinion, you should not listen to whatever we tell you here, you should play your possible candidates as much as you possibly can and then pick what you liked better. But if you want an advice... GIBSON!!!!!!!!! wink.gif For me nothing comes close to a Les Paul tongue.gif


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post Mar 7 2008, 07:14 PM
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Someone already brought it up and I didn't really think about, but you can get an extremely good RG Prestige for the price that you could get a low end Les Paul. If you are on a budget I'd go with Ibanez. The only problem you might have with a Prestige is the floating trem, which is an incredible pain the first couple of times you change strings.

Like here's a lower end gipson for $900.

Here's an Prestige that is the same price, and I'd almost bet my life on, that it sounded better, played better, and lookes so much sexier cool.gif

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post Mar 7 2008, 08:09 PM
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QUOTE (Marcus Siepen @ Mar 7 2008, 10:13 AM) *
The choice of a guitar is something very personal in my opinion, you should not listen to whatever we tell you here, you should play your possible candidates as much as you possibly can and then pick what you liked better. But if you want an advice... GIBSON!!!!!!!!! wink.gif For me nothing comes close to a Les Paul tongue.gif


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post Mar 7 2008, 09:00 PM
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QUOTE (SLASH91 @ Mar 7 2008, 07:14 PM) *
Someone already brought it up and I didn't really think about, but you can get an extremely good RG Prestige for the price that you could get a low end Les Paul. If you are on a budget I'd go with Ibanez. The only problem you might have with a Prestige is the floating trem, which is an incredible pain the first couple of times you change strings.

I was looking for something high end (as you should if you are moving from epiphone custom) and tested lots of stuff. Price is the main reason I decided for Ibanez, though the more versatile pickup setup (5 hot positions) is a real addon, and also I felt it more playable than anything I played ever before. By moving from epi Les Paul custom to RG prestige I added 20% speed instantaneously .
I simply did not have 50% more money to invest in a Les Paul custom, though I still think that tis the ultimate sound to be reached (added Marshall), and that is the guitar I want next.


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I would definitely go for a Gibson, you can pretty much play every kind of music with a Gibson Les Paul smile.gif


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hmm...I'd go for the Ibanez. For me the Gibson is to heavy and the neck is to big (Know what I mean? I mean it's to deep, the distance between the fretboard and the backside of the neck is prety big). If you want something more allround, I'd go for the Gibson. It's just what you want, and keep the money in your head aswell.


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QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Mar 7 2008, 08:09 PM) *
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I have a Gibson Studio and also Ibanez RG520. They both sound very good. But if you check my lessons you will discover which I preffer. smile.gif


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post Mar 7 2008, 10:11 PM
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You should try out different guitars and see what you like. On a more personal note I would say I hate LP's because of the looks, the feel, and the fact that the upper frets have the accessibility of Mount Everest's summit. tongue.gif


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post Mar 8 2008, 12:16 AM
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QUOTE (botoxfox @ Mar 7 2008, 03:11 PM) *
the upper frets have the accessibility of Mount Everest's summit. tongue.gif


Here, here wink.gif


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post Mar 8 2008, 01:49 AM
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If could get a Gibson i would do it, but they are kind of expensive, last december a got an Ibanez, and its just grate, it hasnt the traditional "Thin fast neck" it has a neck that's pretty similar to a les paul, litle bit "fat" and the guitar's body is thick too, as a les paul, so, i think it has a bit of each one, is the Ibanez SZ320, Marty Friedman "ex Megadeth" is using it now, mine also came with Seymour Duncan Pickups.
Since i have a Washburn with a fast neck and Floyd Rose, i decided to try this ibanez without trem bar, its just grate. If you want a pic or something just ask me.

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