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Marcus Siepen
post Apr 15 2008, 09:45 PM
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QUOTE (fkalich @ Apr 15 2008, 08:24 PM) *
Real he-men and he-women play Les Pauls, preferably strung with barbed wire.

Ibanez is a great guitar for little children.


Hahaha, yeah, a Gibson is a mans guitar :-)
Well, obviously my choice would be Gibson... or I should better say my choice always is Gibson since all my guitars are Gibsons ;-) But I know both sides, since in the late 80's I also had an Ibanez for about 2 years. In my opinion chosing a guitar is something very personal, no matter whatever we suggest here, YOU are the one that has to feel fine with your guitar, so my only advice can be: Go to a shop and try as many guitars as possible, and then go for the one that YOU like the most. But since you asked for opinions on the guitars, well, I have never used any of those modern Ibanez guitars, so I can't say much about them, mine was a Ibanez Roadstar II, and it was for sure not a bad guitar, it was just not the right one for me. And about Les Pauls... well, what can I say... I have about 8 or 9 Les Pauls in the moment and they all rock like hell, for me this is the ultimate guitar, and for sure VERY suitable for metal rhythm guitars wink.gif


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post Apr 15 2008, 09:49 PM
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post Apr 15 2008, 09:50 PM
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Thanks for all of your advises


But now i am wondering what are the different between a Gibson Les paul and a epiphone.... I know that Gibsons are more expencive but ho is the difference in tone and so on


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post Apr 15 2008, 10:03 PM
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Epiphone is owned by Gibson, they are the "cheap" Gibsons, produced somewhere in Asia, not in the USA. In my opinion, if you don't want to spend a lot of money on a real Gibson, but you want the Gibson feel, get an Epiphone, they are the best "copies" that you can get. My son has one and it is a really good guitar.


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post Apr 15 2008, 11:50 PM
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Gibson or Ibanez? I guess it depends a lot on which guitars you are comparing. Compare guitars of about the same price. Try to look for the more expensive you can get and also a little bit more than that.

To my preferred style I think Gibson makes the ultimate sound (think of Guns n Roses, Led zeppelin). Ibanez is perhaps second best thing.

Gibson's are quite flexible, but Ibanez is even more flexible. I am using my prestige Ibanez to play the same stuff I needed both a Les Paul and strat before. To be fair, I think that people associated Ibanez with Metal too much. I am also using it for rock, bluesy, funky, ballads, whatever. Actually I don't play many metal songs.

Next guitar I want to buy? A Gibson Les Paul Custom (the black one of course). This guitar makes the best sound ever, but I think that exactly for that reason it is overpriced. And then I will buy a fat stratocaster (maybe Richie Sambora signature).

Also, when talking about Gibson, I prefer Les Pauls. I prefer my epiphone Les Paul custom than cheapest Gibson SG (that I tried in a shop)...



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post Apr 15 2008, 11:54 PM
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QUOTE (Marcus Siepen @ Apr 15 2008, 11:03 PM) *
Epiphone is owned by Gibson, they are the "cheap" Gibsons, produced somewhere in Asia, not in the USA. In my opinion, if you don't want to spend a lot of money on a real Gibson, but you want the Gibson feel, get an Epiphone, they are the best "copies" that you can get. My son has one and it is a really good guitar.


Ok....Thanks Marcus that was exactually what iwanted to know and if i would not choose a ibanez i would most likely be an epiphone becasue they are cheaper


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post Apr 16 2008, 12:03 AM
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Sounds like what you want is a fat strat .....best of both worlds....
Everyone says gibsons sound so great, IMHO some sound good, some sound bad. Like any instrument there are good and not so good.
My explorer sounds fantastic...so does my fender strat (double fat)+ it plays like a dream. My Les Paul....so so on sound and playability.
I personally like the longer scale neck of the fender/ Ibanezes, However thats all a matter of taste.


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post Apr 16 2008, 12:08 AM
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QUOTE (superize @ Apr 16 2008, 12:54 AM) *
Ok....Thanks Marcus that was exactually what iwanted to know and if i would not choose a ibanez i would most likely be an epiphone becasue they are cheaper


Be sure to check epi Les Paul custom. As I said, I like it more than cheapest gibson...


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post Apr 16 2008, 12:20 AM
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Just make sure to replace the Epiphone stock Pickups with an active set of Metal Humbuckers (emg 81/Sd Blackouts) because the stock pickups on epiphones are not very good and more suited for a wider range of sounds.


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post Apr 16 2008, 08:17 AM
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Yup, a change of pickups can really improve an Epiphone, but aside from this, if you want to save some money, go for that one instead of the "real" Gibson, you won't regret it.


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post Apr 16 2008, 09:21 AM
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QUOTE (Marcus Siepen @ Apr 16 2008, 08:17 AM) *
Yup, a change of pickups can really improve an Epiphone, but aside from this, if you want to save some money, go for that one instead of the "real" Gibson, you won't regret it.


Another thing to look at is the Epiphone Elitist series, made in Japan, just over a grand and every bit as good as a $1,500+ Gibson IMO.


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post Apr 16 2008, 09:29 AM
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Ive got a Gibson les paul studio, and its a dream to play on for most occasions, smooth handling, i cant say anything bad about Ibanez i just prefer Gibson. But do what you gotta do, try try try before you buy buy buy biggrin.gif


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post Apr 16 2008, 09:50 AM
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post Apr 16 2008, 09:58 AM
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nice mattacuk, but allow me to counter on behalf of Gibson biggrin.gif

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QUOTE (Siggum @ Apr 16 2008, 09:58 AM) *
nice mattacuk, but allow me to counter on behalf of Gibson biggrin.gif

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHyl04-ytH8


nice counter move wink.gif


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post Apr 18 2008, 04:46 AM
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QUOTE (Siggum @ Apr 16 2008, 04:58 AM) *
nice mattacuk, but allow me to counter on behalf of Gibson biggrin.gif

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHyl04-ytH8


You don't need to overdub this stuff...Slash is perfectly capable of making his own messes...

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QUOTE (Scott Gentzen @ Apr 18 2008, 05:46 AM) *
You don't need to overdub this stuff...Slash is perfectly capable of making his own messes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdqtxp0xNhc


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post Apr 18 2008, 08:53 AM
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I have a les paul, and yea nothing i have played can compare to its sound.
If it wasnt for that guitar, i would not have practiced that much in the first place.


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post Apr 18 2008, 08:54 AM
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Gibson! smile.gif


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