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post Aug 3 2007, 10:39 PM
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ive been deciding between two guitars to get but if you have any other suggestions let me know. im between 350-450$.


ibanez rg350ex or epiphone les paul standard
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post Aug 3 2007, 10:50 PM
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Depends on with genre you are most into, and playing. I believe the RG-350ex is a little bit more modern in the sound - better for metal, and music like that, while the LP is more soft and bluesy, therefor fitting better for rock, eventually hardrock, and blues and music like that.

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post Aug 3 2007, 11:04 PM
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I would go with the Ibanez smile.gif In my opinion it's more versatle for styles than the les paul.If your just straight up a blues and classic rock guy then maybe get the les paul .If your open to other styles though the Ibanez will be your best bet. biggrin.gif


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post Aug 3 2007, 11:08 PM
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well i like classic rock/hard rock, blues, and metal
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post Aug 3 2007, 11:13 PM
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QUOTE (Nick325 @ Aug 3 2007, 11:39 PM) *
ibanez rg350ex or epiphone les paul standard


I've heard that a non-Prestige Ibanez (or maybe just the cheap ones, perhaps just certain bridges) with a tremolo can have problems staying in tune. You should do your research on Edge III bridge.

And I understand that the other guitar doesn't have a floating bridge. And the pickup configurations (H-H vs H-S-H) are different as are the body woods and the scale lengths. So these two are really different guitars and I think you should choose according to which sound you like best.

Good luck!

QUOTE (Nick325 @ Aug 4 2007, 12:08 AM) *
well i like classic rock/hard rock, blues, and metal


Then, I guess Ibanez? Right guys?


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post Aug 3 2007, 11:23 PM
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As far as I have understood, the Les Paul is best for both rock/hardrock and blues, and I don't know if the Ibanez is good for all those three, and I don't know of many guitar players who are using Les Paul for metal to say it that way either.

So, if I have understanded it right, it is 3-1 to the Les Paul. But, go for what suits you best.


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post Aug 3 2007, 11:29 PM
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QUOTE (Batista @ Aug 4 2007, 12:23 AM) *
As far as I have understood, the Les Paul is best for both rock/hardrock and blues, and I don't know if the Ibanez is good for all those three, and I don't know of many guitar players who are using Les Paul for metal to say it that way either.

So, if I have understanded it right, it is 3-1 to the Les Paul. But, go for what suits you best.



But Ibanez is definitely more versatile, and I think he should check an Ibanez how it suits him for those three styles. Maybe check different models.


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post Aug 4 2007, 12:00 AM
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i like them both so ill just go try them out and that will make the final decision
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post Aug 4 2007, 12:16 AM
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Styles are not important! Important thing is - do you like the feel of the neck or not! If it's comfortable to play - it's your guitar than! You can play any style on any guitar - remember that when buying guitar! You are buying guitar to suite YOU and not the style! smile.gif

I would go for Ibanez! My first Ibanez was RG370DX and it was awesome! smile.gif


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post Aug 4 2007, 12:34 AM
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I agree with Pavel somewhat and somewhat not. smile.gif
The important thing is that you like the guitar. And you can play any style on any guitar. BUT a schred guitar suites schredding better and a bluesy guitar suits blues better. I simple love my Schecter. That's my first choise and the guitar I prefer to play, I do blues and old school rock on that too. But if I feel for an hour of two of pure blues or rock I pick up the Fender. Because of the sound AND because of the feel in the neck. If blues is your main thing I wouldn't recommend a schred machine.


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post Aug 4 2007, 12:40 AM
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ok so i decided to get an ibanez rg350ex or rg370dx unless i try them out and dont like it then i will go with the les paul.


advice between those 2 guitars?
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QUOTE (Nick325 @ Aug 4 2007, 01:40 AM) *
ok so i decided to get an ibanez rg350ex or rg370dx unless i try them out and dont like it then i will go with the les paul.
advice between those 2 guitars?




I am also thinking about buying one of thoose guitars


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