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  1. Are hard cases for electric guitars typically molded for a particular model, or are they generic? Do EpiPhone or Gibson make any hard cases? I will soon have an EpiPhone Les Paul Standard. I do not intend play out side the house, and thus likely don’t need one, but at time sI suppose I may want some extra protection versus leaving it on a stand.
  2. I am picking up an an Epiphone Les Paul Standard Ebony next week, and have a few questions on accessories 1) STRAPS - a) How do locking straps work? Looks like they can fall off the same as regular straps. Are these any good? : http://www.long-mcquade.com/index.php?page=products&ProductsID=2041 . Are c) Does Gibson or Epiphone make any branded straps? 2) STANDS - I've seen two types of stands: a) a tall stand that hold the guitar at the base and at the neck, like this one : http://www.long-mcquade.com/index.php?page=products&ProductsID=195 B) a shorter A-f
  3. I have a similar dilema here...On one hand the Gibson vs EpiPhone for a simialr price choice is a no-brainer, but... An EpiPhone Standard Ebony is $655 ( this is the one I inched up to insterad of an LP-100 Pickups: Alnico Classic HB Hardware: Chrome Scale: 24.75" Nut Width: 1.68" Neck: Set Neck Mat: Mahogany FB/Inlay: Rosewood/Trapezoid Binding: B/N Body Mat: Mohagany Top: Maple Tailpiece: Stop-bar A (genuine) Gibson Vixen Ebony is on sale for $749 (under $100 more!) Cannot
  4. Good point. Dont have to buy new, and no probs with e-bay (or any e-tailer) in general, And its quite tempting even for a NEW guitar, - I note the LP Standard is $429 at MF and $650 up here, But most of the ebay sellers and e-tailers are in the U.S, and its gets logistically/economically messy getting the goods to my Canadian front door once you factor in shipping, duty, brokerage, exchange, insurance, etc, especially for fragile (guitar) and/or heavy (amp) equipment. Works fine of course for local sellers., or local dealers.
  5. Good to know. Can you explain further with the 8s or 9s would be easier? I guess I have a lot to learn here. as I iinitally thought the opposite - I would have thought that the lighter gauges (with a high E of .008") would be thinner (more razor like) than a medium guage ( with a high E of 0.10"), and therfore less comforatble on the finger. Similary , in the description just above the chart I referenced, which is consistent with what you are saying, states : "The larger the diameter, the heavier the string is. Heavier strings require more tension for the same pitch and are, as
  6. Thanks In terms of what woud come standard, what set of guages woud that be. See chart here. Ie would it be Regular light (10-46)?
  7. 1) I assume a new Epiphone Les Paul Standard will come with nickel roundwound strings (vs flatround). Is that correct? 2) I know flatwound 'sound' different (less bright?), but is it true that flatround are also more 'comfortable' to play ? ..and hence might be an easier transition for someone like me who is used to nylon acoustic strings? 3) Is there a specific brand/gauge I should be considering if I wanted a very high quality flatwound set of strings? Many thanks.
  8. A big thank you to everyone for steering me in the right direction.
  9. Many thanks. Actually I'm already at the $750 CDN budget (tax extra) even with no amp: CDN$ : $665.00 Epiphone Les Paul Standard Ebony Plain Top $16.00 stand $50.00 Strap, picks, etc $731.00 Sub $36.55 GST tax $58.48 PST tax $826.03 TOTAL No cables, amp, pedals or headphone amp. --> so I will use a connection to the home theatre for now...
  10. Many thanks for the discussion. I think I need to up my game, and perhaps the money I hsd set aside from guitar + amp, around $750 CDN ($600 US), would be better spent on the guitar only for now…and get the amp later….and just use a headphone amp for my home theatre for now. I am more LP than SG so I am, I guess, now looking at, to start,the Epiphone Les Paul Standard ( ie Standard, StandardPlain and StandardPlus) Two questions at this point are: 1) I assume its in appearance only – what exactly is the difference in finish re std ; std plain ; std plus? 2) are all three av
  11. This is an important question to me, so hopefully someone can steer me in the right direction. I played classical guitar twenty years ago, havent played in a long time and now have the itch now to get an electric, as a beginner. I really like the Epiphone Ebony LP-100...but when I picked it up, it of course felt very different that what I am used to - its much narrower (as most electric would be) and felt, well kindda - I dont know- cheapish? Perhaps it just needed better strings. My question is this... if I paid twice as much for an better Epiphone , such as the Les Paul Standard, I w
  12. Hi, First post, and in a few days, first time electric guitar purhase. I dabbled on nylon string classical guitars in my youth, put the guitar down thirty years ago, and now I got the bug again - this time electric. Mid-life crisis I suppose! As I am only a beginner, I have my eye on an Ebony LP-100 - absolutely love the style and it felt pretty good when I tried it out in the store, just like a kid. My style is quite laid back - more the clean, clear, soft, rich, smooth type ; words like overdrive, distortion, metal, etc are not in my vocabulary. So if you might indulge me, I have a
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