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#1September 14th, 2009 · 02:00 PM
34 threads / 18 songs
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Denmark
Which Guitar??
Hey, I'm beginning thinking about buying a new guitar.
But which one?

I usually play with a lot of distortion. But I don't want a guitar which only sound good with distortion, I would love to be able to play some blues, jazz and so, on it.

So I was thinking of a Gibson Les Paul. But there a lot of different Les Paul's out there. I have about 2000$, but I can easily wait until I have a bit more.

So if I should buy a Les Paul, which one and if there is a better guitar than Les Paul out there, which one then ?

BTW. I don't want to spend money one a guitar that only last for 2 years. Would like to have one that I can keep for maybe 10 years?
#2September 14th, 2009 · 03:14 PM
181 threads / 54 songs
1,930 posts
Canada
man a gibson les paul is a GREAT choice. they are amazing guitars and they aer going to last you a lifetime.

Ive always wanted the Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus...amazing guitar. that goes for about $2,300

if you cant spend over $2000 check out the Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Pro...that goes for about $1,900

Some les pauls to stay away from:
Gibson Les Paul standard
I really dont like that les paul. its so new and updated its nothing like it used to be.

Check out the older styled les pauls.
#3September 14th, 2009 · 03:40 PM
34 threads / 18 songs
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Denmark
How about the studio?
#4September 14th, 2009 · 04:55 PM
181 threads / 54 songs
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Canada
the studio is a great guitar (im going to be getting one very soon) and you can save a TON of cash.

The studio is the same great quality and features, just minus all the fancy "paint" and stuff.
If you dont want to spend too much ,but get a guitar that will last a long while and that will be worth it, go with the les paul studio. Great guitar.
#5September 15th, 2009 · 03:54 AM
159 threads / 32 songs
1,956 posts
United States of America
Don't  throw your money away ... go here.


http://www.heritageguitar.com/home.htm


  Way better guitars for the price..This is what Gibson should have been doing to their guitar line.
#6September 15th, 2009 · 05:31 AM
159 threads / 32 songs
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United States of America
and if you really want to  step it up a bit. check out some  Bare Knuckles pups.
http://www.bareknucklepickups.co.uk/
#7September 15th, 2009 · 09:13 AM
34 threads / 18 songs
68 posts
Denmark
toastedgoat wrote…
Don't  throw your money away ... go here.


http://www.heritageguitar.com/home.htm


  Way better guitars for the price..This is what Gibson should have been doing to their guitar line.

So whats so great about these guitars?
#8September 15th, 2009 · 12:08 PM
181 threads / 54 songs
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Canada
I honestly don't like those types of guitars and those branches of guitars. (These little minor companies that say they are making a Gibson for half the price.)

I've played some of em and they were nice, but still, they go from $600 to over $1000 or more. If I were to spend any more than $800 on a guitar, I'd be getting what I darn well want, which would be an actual Gibson Les Paul, or some sort of Fender American Strat that i would change the pickups on.

My friend got one of those heritage guitars and DANG its a beautiful guitar, but it just doesn't "feel" like a gibson.

if you dont have your heart set on a gibson then there is no problem, you can go ahead and get a heritage guitar and be very happy with it, and im sure they will last you a lifetime.

but it brings you back to the same thing...those guitars are NOT gibsons, nor will they ever be. they are a different type of guitar. much like a fender or an ibanez. they are different guitars.
#9September 15th, 2009 · 12:57 PM
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Denmark
#10September 15th, 2009 · 01:32 PM
181 threads / 54 songs
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Canada
Oh dear god I'm so glad you posted what amp you are gonna get.

Me and my friend BOTH got a Line 6 Spider III 75 watt. I took mine back after the 3rd day I had it. My friend kept his and within a week it broke (nothing worked although it did turn on.) and so he exchanged it for another. In another month that new one broke as well. He again tried to exchange it but this time the warranty had expired. He was eventually able to get it repaired at a local music shop and sold it on ebay as fast as he could.

Mine did not brake within the 3 days that I had it, but I absolutely HATED the sound. You will be doing your new gibson absolutely NO justice with this poor amp.

The whole thing about the spider III is modeling. The modeling is VERY poor. I had a $20 Yamaha amp and the distortion and clean sounded EXACTLY THE SAME on the little yamaha and on the spider III.

Please for the love of god (by steve vai) save your self some trouble and look at some amps that will actually do an amazing expensive guitar like the gibson les paul some justice.

I was terribly dissapointed with the sound quality, and it is not a compliment to your guitar (a musical instrument.) It is a digitally processed noise box. If you get an actual amplifier that can be classified as a music instrument, then you can actually CREATE the tones that you want.

Take a look at some actual amps. like:

http://www.music123.com/Fender-Frontman-212R-100W-2x12-Guitar-Combo-Amp-481601-i1323510.Music123
http://www.music123.com/Fender-Hot-Rod-Series-Blues-Junior-NOS-15W-1x12-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp-483711-i1173592.Music123
http://www.music123.com/Peavey-Vypyr-Tube-60-60W-1x12-Guitar-Combo-Amp-482912-i1413609.Music123
http://www.music123.com/Vox-Valvetronix-VT50-50W-1x12-Guitar-Combo-Amp-424008-i1444499.Music123

Check out tube amps as well. (Some of those links are tube)
#11September 15th, 2009 · 02:04 PM
34 threads / 18 songs
68 posts
Denmark
TheKunadiun wrote…
Oh dear god I'm so glad you posted what amp you are gonna get.

Me and my friend BOTH got a Line 6 Spider III 75 watt. I took mine back after the 3rd day I had it. My friend kept his and within a week it broke (nothing worked although it did turn on.) and so he exchanged it for another. In another month that new one broke as well. He again tried to exchange it but this time the warranty had expired. He was eventually able to get it repaired at a local music shop and sold it on ebay as fast as he could.

Mine did not brake within the 3 days that I had it, but I absolutely HATED the sound. You will be doing your new gibson absolutely NO justice with this poor amp.

The whole thing about the spider III is modeling. The modeling is VERY poor. I had a $20 Yamaha amp and the distortion and clean sounded EXACTLY THE SAME on the little yamaha and on the spider III.

Please for the love of god (by steve vai) save your self some trouble and look at some amps that will actually do an amazing expensive guitar like the gibson les paul some justice.

I was terribly dissapointed with the sound quality, and it is not a compliment to your guitar (a musical instrument.) It is a digitally processed noise box. If you get an actual amplifier that can be classified as a music instrument, then you can actually CREATE the tones that you want.

Take a look at some actual amps. like:

http://www.music123.com/Fender-Frontman-212R-100W-2x12-Guitar-Combo-Amp-481601-i1323510.Music123
http://www.music123.com/Fender-Hot-Rod-Series-Blues-Junior-NOS-15W-1x12-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp-483711-i1173592.Music123
http://www.music123.com/Peavey-Vypyr-Tube-60-60W-1x12-Guitar-Combo-Amp-482912-i1413609.Music123
http://www.music123.com/Vox-Valvetronix-VT50-50W-1x12-Guitar-Combo-Amp-424008-i1444499.Music123

Check out tube amps as well. (Some of those links are tube)

Thank you for saying that!
It just that I read some reviews on www.ultimate-guitar.com and they loved it..so kind of confused

Just think Im going to ask someone in a music store for help.

About the guitar, should I buy this Studio LP or maybe save some money up to get a real nice guitar?
#12September 15th, 2009 · 04:36 PM
371 threads / 187 songs
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United Kingdom


This is what I bought recently 'Rally Archtop'

Only 350.00

Sounds great, plays really easily, and looks the nuts 
#13September 15th, 2009 · 06:54 PM
181 threads / 54 songs
1,930 posts
Canada
That is a really nice guitar denis. a really nice guitar. (love the flames in the background!!!    )

I've had very bad experiences with the quality and sound of the line 6 spider III so i would advise you not to get it, but I am pretty sure that if you ask someone in a music store about it, they are going to tell you great things about it. Thats what they told me and my friend.

Try it out though, and see what you like. You could even get it and then take it back if it doesn't fit your needs.

The les paul studio is pretty much the same as a standard, just minus the "decorations" and look of the standard. I think the way they chamber the wood or whatever is different on the more expenisve models, but at this point it is really up to what you feel is most comfortable.

Try out as many les paul studios as you can and then try other gibson les pauls, and try the studios again, etc until you find "the one". it may not be what you expected at all
#14September 16th, 2009 · 08:32 AM
34 threads / 18 songs
68 posts
Denmark
yeah, thats what Im going to do!

Thansk for helping me out!
#15September 16th, 2009 · 11:46 AM
181 threads / 54 songs
1,930 posts
Canada
sure!
hope everything works out for you
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