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  1. sorry but, to say there are both good and bad gibsons and epis and therefore one is just as good as the next is just outright silly. there are far more examples of great gibsons than epis owing to the methods and materials used to craft them. Ask gibson and they'll agree - the bell curve just sits higher for gibsons than for epis, and I would wager the variation (ie. QC) from one to the next is narrower for gibson as well at least on the bottom end (ie you're not as likely to get a dud but when you get a poor quality Epi there are few guitars that bad). of course people are emotionally atta
  2. Hey AXE, I notice youve got the strings wound over the bridge. May I ask why?
  3. Good job! Studio is a fantastic guitar...i've had several. The BB Pros are on my Standards...great pickups for just about any purpose. My favorite setting is basically neck pu with everything on 10!!!
  4. Definitely buy a DC. It is 100% Les Paul in tone. There are two kinds basically...you can tell by the body style the way the body meets the neck, and the fact that the older style ones have 24 frets rather than 22. because of this, the neck pickup is closer to the bridge so it sounds different to one on a 22 fret neck. I think both designs were chambered. They made some DCs with really amazing flame maple tops, so take a good look around till you find one that's awesome and if you can play it first obviously that's the only way to go for most folks around here.
  5. keep the standards!!!! don't buy anything from GC!!!!
  6. true bypass analog doesnt suck tone complements your main tone go ahead and pay more for good quality
  7. 1 i would want a weight relieved or solid body along with a 60s slim profile neck - what model would that be? 2 flame maple / root beer / one with a top covered in small square mirrors (I think edge used one in pop mart tour?) jk 3 old style double cutaway 4 tone and feel of a quality instrument 5 so many reasons. they're alll unique items and they sound so awesome!
  8. malcolm young, george thorogood, john scofield, BB King, Mark Knopfler, the guy from blue rodeo, Joey Santiago.
  9. +1 LP Studio is a fantastic guitar, I've had several over the years. Stripped down, no frills just a great guitar.
  10. Option 3 absolutely! It is a fantastic instrument that will last you years so go for it. I would add though, if you can live without binding the Studio is great sounding just a top quality LP, without the aesthetic frills. Get a great guitar for the price that way. As for learning on acoustic guitar first, it sounds like you would prefer electric, so if you want to make it harder on your fingers just put heavier strings on your LP and get the added benefit of better tone.
  11. I used to use a Boss tuner (among others), then I got a PlanetWaves strobe tuner. It is not too expensive but really accurate. Actually I tuned my guitar using my boss, then with the strobe just to compare and the difference was remarkable. A strobe is arguably the best you can get. A good tuner is possibly the most important accessory for a guitar player IMHO. I hate being out of tune and things sound so much better when everyone is in tune.
  12. esch

    Rip It

    I liked a lot of it, interesting progressions. Somewhat cliche though but your influences show up (in my limited knowledge).
  13. Having owned and played many 335s and currently owning a 339...I vote 339. All the benefits of a 335 together with a really awesome price, I paid C$1600 brand new for a beautiful cherry one. Price wasn't a deterrent, if I wanted another 335 that's what I would have bought...but when I sat down to audition the 339 against a few other 339s and 3 335s, I fell in love right away...went into the guitar store expecting just to buy strings and walked out with a new guitar. Beauty! In the words of Murph, 339 is the bomb.
  14. i use regular slinky's. 339 yes it is the bomb! Welcome to the club!
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