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14 Apr 2010 12:43 | Quote
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I know a guy in town who's selling his Epiphone Les Paul 100.
What do you think about that guitar? I know it's worse than an Epiphone Les Paul Standard but is it much worse?
He told me he had at a guitar shop to make it all nice and shiny so I don't think I'll be having any just-out-of-the-factory problems.
He's selling it for 250 EUR which I think is about $340. Do you think that's worth the money? Sure, it's much pricier than in any of the countries you might live in but every instrument is pricier here.
14 Apr 2010 14:56 | Quote
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I'd save up to get a high end Epi dude. At the least. They usually run about $500 USD for a decent one. May depend though. I got lucky, mine plays like a low-end Gibson. And yes, I have played Gibsons. Play it though and see if you like it. Unless you REALLY love it though, I'd save up.
14 Apr 2010 15:26 | Quote
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Ive bought 3 Epiphones and they all had different problems ranging from raised frets, broken pickup wiring, a loose nut and they all had loose input jacks. But, I its easy to fix.

But, they work and are solid enough for live playing. I would never take an expensive guitar to a gig. Hey, if it works and you get it for a good price, then go for it.

Ive played the SG Specials and they are a little dodgy, but still better than some Fender Squire Ive played.

Im a big Epiphone fan, but at the end of the day, the sound comes down to how good you are.
14 Apr 2010 16:33 | Quote
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See, the thing is I won't buy it if I can't sell my current guitar cause I don't have the money and even if I did my parents wouldn't allow me to spend it on a second guitar (or have a second guitar, probably even if it was for free). My current guitar (Cort Z40) is quite cheaper so I'll have to add some money which I have already and I have the patience to wait until I have more so I can buy an Epi Standard (maybe even new) but again, my parents wouldn't allow me to spend so much money.
Thank God I'm so patient so I don't made that at all, cause I know that when I make my own money I can buy whatever I can afford (Gibson Les Paul Standard and Fender Telecaster Deluxe come to mind, even it means I have to save for ages). UNTIL THEN, I can only look for the best cheap guitars and it looks like this is one of them, don't you think?

Since this a used guitar I assume the guy already fixed the problems he might have had cause I've seen him on TV playing live on gigs many times and I don't think he'd do go to a gig with an unreliable guitar.
I'm gonna try it out on Saturday.

adelaideguitar says:
At the end of the day, the sound comes down to how good you are.

I totally agree and I like that kind of Jack White attitude. It's still me that's playing so I'm just trying to get a guitar that I won't regret I bought because I'm spending more time on fixing it than playing it. OK, there are things like pick ups and such that you can't ignore but I think we're on the same frequency on this one.
14 Apr 2010 17:02 | Quote
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I have an Epi-LP100.
For me the frets are too small and the tone seems dull. Plus theres no whammy, but i think in the only person in the "next generation" who cares about that.

But i still love it. Im gonna mount it on my wall
15 Apr 2010 09:50 | Quote
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Whammy's are highly overrated IMO, I can't seem to ever use them as much I use to WANT to :P cool, but more of a novelty to me, which is why I'm trading my Ibanez away for something without a whammy.
15 Apr 2010 10:05 | Quote
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case211 says:
Whammy's are highly overrated

Amen Case!

but it aint the Whammy-bars 'Fault' its more that the "dive-bomber mentality" has replaced the finesse, i heard growing up. I'm no big VH fan B U T when that first VH LP/cass came out and i heard (aided by Eddie Kramer's stellar Production) that first "THUNK - THUNK - THUNK - THUNK..." intro into 'Runnin' With The Devil' and the following 'Eruption', stoned in the back of a speeding muscle-car; i thought there WAS INDEED "life after Jimi"(for the Whammy).. we have Masters like Jeff Beck and his offspring, Vai (who followed the techniques of another Whammy-God, The Late Great Frank Zappa)

Like any tool , its in how you use it, not, lol, how MUCH ya use it.

(and hey! watch old Neil Young TORTURE his Bigsby some time)

Still, like you (and P Gilbert) I'd much rather BEND than Wham .. but thats juss me.


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15 Apr 2010 11:12 | Quote
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Haha yeah, I love Eddie :D but it's just not very much my style, like I tend to never use it and when I do, it seems like there's no reason for other than just using it for the sake of using it :P So I'm hopefully going to trade it away for another hard tail guitar, since I like to bend and let my fingers do the work rather than a bar.
They are quite fun and sound very good when used "correctly"(more about placement of the use than actual use) but that's just me, and I don't generally use whammy bars anymore, unless I'm just messing around and making noise XD lol
15 Apr 2010 15:08 | Quote
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i find with any trem system, you really just have to figure out how to use it. Like after seeing neil young use his bigsby, i bought one for my guitar. hadnt a sweet clue how to use it, thought it was a big expensive mistake. BUT then i figured out how to use it to spice up my chords and ditties.

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