2 Pages V  < 1 2  
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Looking For A New Guitar
Fran
post Jul 7 2008, 10:35 PM
Post #21


Learning Rock Star - Wiki Coordinator
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 7.922
Joined: 20-November 07
From: Spain
Member No.: 3.338



Try to get to a shop and try as many as you can, buying without trying is a risk, though a LP Studio is widely known to be great, so you will probably love it.

But better try it first!, you never know... each guitar has a "soul", no guitar sounds exactly the same even if they are the same brand and model!

This post has been edited by Fran: Jul 7 2008, 10:36 PM


--------------------
Guitars:
Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster, Ibanez RG2570MZ, Epiphone SG G-400
Amp:
Vox AC4TVH head + V112TV cab
Effects:
Vox Satchurator, Vox Time Machine, Dunlop CryBaby, Boss MT-2, Boss CE-5, Boss TU-2, Boss ME-70
Recording:
Line-6 POD X3 + FBV-Express, Pandora PX5D

GMC wants YOU to take part in our Guitar-Wikipedia!
Have a good time reading great articles and writing your own with us in our GUITAR WIKI!
Share your playing and get Pro-advice from our Instructors: Join REC
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
vikingraider1
post Jul 7 2008, 10:37 PM
Post #22


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 47
Joined: 15-February 08
From: London - Home of West Ham United
Member No.: 4.255



Personally speaking, I think Gibsons are slightly overpriced and their quality control isn't the greatest. That said, their faded series are are really good for metal. I've got a Faded SG and have just sold a Faded Flying V. Both are/were great guitars but they were bought second-hand so were cheaper.
I would also check out the higher spec. Schecters, Paul Reed Smith and also ESP who all do some quality guitars.


--------------------
My Gear
Washburn USA Custom Shop Idol, Washburn WI65 Idol, Washburn WI64 Idol, Schecter C-1 Exotic, Schecter C-1 Stealth, Washburn WI66ANC Nick Catanese Signature, 1980s Burny Les Paul, Peavey Wolfgang Standard, Peavey 5150 MKI Combo, Marshall DSL 201, Morely Mark Tremonti Wah, Decimater Noise Gate, Zoom G2 1.u, Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster,
Basses:
Fender Jazz Bass, Fender Precision, Warwick Corvette 5 String
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Chris-triff
post Jul 7 2008, 11:00 PM
Post #23


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 44
Joined: 25-July 07
From: Cuenca, Ecuador
Member No.: 2.396



QUOTE (jacmoe @ Jul 7 2008, 01:22 PM) *
Yes, a Gibson is iconically awesome!
I never cared for the looks of an Ibanez.

Until I got one! laugh.gif
Now I almost think it's a beauty!


Seriously.
If you love the guitar: playability, feel and sound.
What else is there? biggrin.gif



I would grab that guitar, right now, right here.
If that Ibanez was begging you to play, play! wink.gif



And get a Gibson later on when I have enough money to spend.



And a Strat..

And a Paul Reed..

tongue.gif


Whatever you choose, remember:

The most important thing is that you love the feel, playability and sound.

That's what matters. smile.gif

If you like that particular model, because it's more rounded than the RG, but want a tremolo as well, be sure to check out S2170 as well!
Or maybe the SA and SV models?


yeah
i just wrote to the guy at the capital city store and asked him to send me the guitar
lets hope that he hasnt sold it jet.
and about tremolo its cool but i think its not that important
i never use it on my squier (it might be becouse it doenst work or becouse i dont know how to use it,or both tongue.gif )
next time it will be a les paul
thanks a lot jacmoe

This post has been edited by Chris-triff: Jul 7 2008, 11:32 PM


--------------------
Music, Music is life man.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
sidewas lightnin...
post Jul 8 2008, 01:40 AM
Post #24


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 217
Joined: 29-May 08
From: Planet Earth
Member No.: 5.198



I have the exact same guitar as you, and I was in the same dillema until last week. Go with the Studio. I tried every guitar under 1500 dollars at the guitar center and it was the best. Period. Beat every other brand, and even some of gibsons other guitars. But thats totally my opinion. Just find an afternoon to devote to it and spend all day in the guitar shop, trying out every guitar you see. You'll know what you like best very quickly.

PS try mixing up the amp you try it with too. You can mistake a crummy amp for crummy pickups if you arent using a good one.


--------------------
I spelled my username wrong...I didn't even think that was possible!

Look at the topic for my guitar...
Finished Guitar Build

Gear:
Homemade strat (You still need to look at its topic!)
Squier strat (probably going to get rid of it and get another guitar instead) :)
Line 6 spider amp (not actually used for anything, just acts as a speaker)
Digitech Gnx2 (kind of old, but cheap, and sounds amazing!)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
jacmoe
post Jul 8 2008, 03:35 PM
Post #25


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 562
Joined: 2-December 07
From: Denmark
Member No.: 3.432



QUOTE (Chris-triff @ Jul 8 2008, 12:00 AM) *
yeah
i just wrote to the guy at the capital city store and asked him to send me the guitar
lets hope that he hasnt sold it jet.

* crosses fingers * laugh.gif

QUOTE (Chris-triff)
and about tremolo its cool but i think its not that important
i never use it on my squier (it might be becouse it doenst work or becouse i dont know how to use it,or both tongue.gif )
next time it will be a les paul

I have to admit that I'm rarely using mine.. And you get more sustain and an easier time trying out different tuinings. smile.gif

QUOTE (Chris-triff)
thanks a lot jacmoe

You're welcome! biggrin.gif


--------------------
QUOTE ("Steve Vai")
Start by playing something - a bend, a riff, a scale, a song - very slowly; if you make a mistake, start over; do this over and over, until you can play it flawlessly - and I do mean flawlessly - many times in a row. Next, gradually increase the tempo. Eventually you'll be flailing like a madman.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Chris-triff
post Jul 9 2008, 02:28 AM
Post #26


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 44
Joined: 25-July 07
From: Cuenca, Ecuador
Member No.: 2.396



damn he sold it

well it had to be like that its the only good guitar shop at the big city so...

i think im going to wait with buying a guitar

mmm... damn third word country

these things make me mad

This post has been edited by Chris-triff: Jul 9 2008, 02:34 AM


--------------------
Music, Music is life man.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
fkalich
post Jul 9 2008, 04:01 AM
Post #27


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 2.728
Joined: 12-February 07
From: People's Republic of Lawrence Kansas
Member No.: 1.189



QUOTE (vikingraider1 @ Jul 7 2008, 04:37 PM) *
Personally speaking, I think Gibsons are slightly overpriced and their quality control isn't the greatest. That said, their faded



quality control? can I say bull crap on this forum? at least not with the 4 new and 1 used gibsons I have bought. And my experiences calling their support in Nashville have been top notch.

And they do have a life warranty. Not all brands do, e.g. Ibanez.

QUOTE (Chris-triff @ Jul 8 2008, 08:28 PM) *
damn he sold it

well it had to be like that its the only good guitar shop at the big city so...

i think im going to wait with buying a guitar

mmm... damn third word country

these things make me mad


God is telling you, "Get A Les Paul". Listen to God.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Chris-triff
post Jul 9 2008, 05:07 PM
Post #28


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 44
Joined: 25-July 07
From: Cuenca, Ecuador
Member No.: 2.396



QUOTE (fkalich @ Jul 8 2008, 08:01 PM) *
God is telling you, "Get A Les Paul". Listen to God.


is god telling me that i should buy a guitar without triying it?
hehe maybe, but where
the guy at the guitar shop told me when i called him the he had a les paul standar but its to expesive

This post has been edited by Chris-triff: Jul 9 2008, 06:21 PM


--------------------
Music, Music is life man.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
jacmoe
post Jul 9 2008, 06:50 PM
Post #29


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 562
Joined: 2-December 07
From: Denmark
Member No.: 3.432



Do not listen to those Gibson-freaks! laugh.gif

A Gibson is an investment, and you definately need to try out several different ones.
Because you don't know what kind of neck you like.

Anyway, looking forward to hearing how you like your new guitar when it arrives! smile.gif


--------------------
QUOTE ("Steve Vai")
Start by playing something - a bend, a riff, a scale, a song - very slowly; if you make a mistake, start over; do this over and over, until you can play it flawlessly - and I do mean flawlessly - many times in a row. Next, gradually increase the tempo. Eventually you'll be flailing like a madman.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Chris-triff
post Jul 11 2008, 05:10 AM
Post #30


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 44
Joined: 25-July 07
From: Cuenca, Ecuador
Member No.: 2.396



QUOTE (jacmoe @ Jul 9 2008, 10:50 AM) *
Anyway, looking forward to hearing how you like your new guitar when it arrives! smile.gif


i think you misunderstood me.
the only one ibanez rga321f guitar at the music store is sold so there is no new guitar for now.


--------------------
Music, Music is life man.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
jacmoe
post Jul 11 2008, 02:32 PM
Post #31


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 562
Joined: 2-December 07
From: Denmark
Member No.: 3.432



Sorry. I overlooked your post.
Well, that's bad news. sad.gif


--------------------
QUOTE ("Steve Vai")
Start by playing something - a bend, a riff, a scale, a song - very slowly; if you make a mistake, start over; do this over and over, until you can play it flawlessly - and I do mean flawlessly - many times in a row. Next, gradually increase the tempo. Eventually you'll be flailing like a madman.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Chris-triff
post Jul 15 2008, 03:20 AM
Post #32


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 44
Joined: 25-July 07
From: Cuenca, Ecuador
Member No.: 2.396



hey

nobody had told me about the bfg
does anybody know it
can you tell me how it feels like
or had anybody tested it


--------------------
Music, Music is life man.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
blazestrings
post Jul 25 2008, 08:39 PM
Post #33


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 21
Joined: 19-March 08
Member No.: 4.639



IMO, I owned a couple of Les Pauls and a few Fenders and I loved them however, to me the Les paul was just missing something... I would pull out the pick ups and replace the and then they would sound great. (I just really liked the body never the pickups)... One day I picked up some PRS guitars and wow.... I fell over heels on them.. I pulled out my CC and did not even think twice!! My PRS Mira is my baby and I would never sell her in my life time... My advice is next time you go down to your local music shop just play all the guitars for about 5 mins apart and one day you will find that lucky one that fits your style and feel.


--------------------

- www.Blazestrings.com
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

2 Pages V  < 1 2
Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 30th May 2017 - 12:23 PM