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post Mar 19 2009, 11:54 AM
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I was realy disapointed from the sound of my Fender Stratocaster (made in mexico)
Iwas loking for somthing more heavy so i can expirience metal and heavy rock
So i went to a local music shop played on few models and i was realy impressed
from the Epiphone Les paul custom plus it have the sound im looking for so i took it smile.gif
After few days of playing it i noticed its harder for me to shred with it and play fast solos
Is it the guiatr or im just need to get used to it a little more :S ?
If you can tell me please do and any imformation or a review about the guitar are welcome




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post Mar 19 2009, 12:14 PM
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Well, the neck is probably a bit fatter, and the bridge is a bt different than most fenders/ibanez guitars.

Cause of the different angle on the neck, and the curved top, the bridge is much higher than on other guitars.

It just takes some time to get used to.


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post Mar 19 2009, 12:16 PM
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I also think the neck is the reason. Some people are comfortable with that neck and can play crzay fast stuff that sounds really good. You might need some time to get used to it.


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post Mar 19 2009, 12:39 PM
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I also agree, take some time and get used to the guitar, you will love it smile.gif


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+1 on the neck. It's probably thicker than your strat.

I was used to play on my Sg, now that I got a Strat I feel more comfortable because the neck is thinner.


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post Mar 19 2009, 02:23 PM
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Thank you all !
This is great news
I hoped that it will be your answer
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post Mar 19 2009, 07:52 PM
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It's the difference in neck and also probably the difference in scale lenght that makes it take a while to get used to.
Stratocasters have wider frets so to speak than les paul models.

It's all a matter of getting used to it.


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post Mar 19 2009, 10:21 PM
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Oh and when you play you'll probably smack the pickup selector a ton


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post Mar 19 2009, 10:28 PM
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A Les Paul neck is not designed for fast playing, and yes it can be tough work. I owned an epiphone les paul which is a fantastic guitar with great tone but it didnt make for a good shred guitar. smile.gif



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post Mar 19 2009, 11:11 PM
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Do you have any pics for us to see?


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post Mar 20 2009, 01:24 AM
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Post some pics please if you get a chance !
I also believe your guitar neck might be problem here...


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post Mar 20 2009, 09:58 AM
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Possibly the action is a bit higher, and you haven't got used to your new guitar enough to be able to play fast. Give it some time and adjust the guitar, and it will work nicely smile.gif


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post Mar 20 2009, 11:28 AM
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Ok so.... ill keep it smile.gif
Even i realised its not areal shredy guitar but
After a few days of playing i just dont wanna lose it

If you steal want me to upload some pics let me know wink.gif
You were realy helful thank you all
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post Mar 20 2009, 12:57 PM
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Hey man, sounds like a great axe!

I have a LP 08 and can play my faster licks on this no question, its all down to preference and i have big awkward hands and the neck feels just right to me.

As for not playing fast on a LP, anyone remember Slash or Gary Moore? Not shredders but speed demons nonetheless!!
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post Mar 20 2009, 01:02 PM
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QUOTE (sted @ Mar 20 2009, 12:57 PM) *
Hey man, sounds like a great axe!

I have a LP 08 and can play my faster licks on this no question, its all down to preference and i have big awkward hands and the neck feels just right to me.

As for not playing fast on a LP, anyone remember Slash or Gary Moore? Not shredders but speed demons nonetheless!!



The solo Slash did on "Don't Damn Me" has the most amazing and aggressive run ever!!

Also, there is someone called Zakk that is supposed to be kinda quick....

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post Mar 20 2009, 02:37 PM
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QUOTE (Xuestor @ Mar 20 2009, 12:02 PM) *
Also, there is someone called Zakk that is supposed to be kinda quick....

The guy the guitar is named after wasn't too slow either!!!!
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post Mar 23 2009, 12:40 AM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Mar 20 2009, 09:37 AM) *
The guy the guitar is named after wasn't too slow either!!!!
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