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Hey guys

 

First of all, I like to play Blues, Rock and... Blues Rock :D

 

And I'm searching for a guitar for me. The ES335 enjoyed me, but it doesn't plays anything but the blues :/

So I strated to seeing the Les Paul model and also some Strats.

 

I liked Les Paul Custom and Traditional. Prices are very different, but does the difference compensates?

And I also liked LP '58 VOS Plaintop

 

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For whatever reason the ES didn't move you, and now you are looking at the LP Traditional or the LP Custom. yes, there is a $1300 or so price difference. Is it worth it, that will be for you to decide. The Traditional is one fine guitar, and can play anything! Of course, so is the Custom. Both have weight relieved bodies, made from mahogany, with mahogany necks and a maple top. The Traditional has rosewood fretboard, and the custom has ebony. The traditional has 57 classic humbuckers and the custom has the 490R and 498T pickups ( just like the LP studio). :) I think the traditional would be an excellent choice!

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Similar thread here. http://forum.gibson.com/index.php?/topic/63387-gibson-usa-vs-custom/

Also, read this to understand what the major differences are. http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/gibson-les-pauls/50210-gibson-les-paul-101-a.html

Ultimately, you should go to a music store that has at least one of each in stock. Play them and compare them. If you don't feel the Custom Shop is worth the extra dough, don't buy one.

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Woah woah, the ES 335 can play rock, not only blues.

You just gotta play it through the right amp or pedeal.

What amp do you use?

 

Right now I'm using a Line 6 =/, but I'll change of amp when I change guitar

And, yeah, ES can play Rock, but I also prefer LP shape and other things. I'm no more looking to the ES model

 

 

For whatever reason the ES didn't move you, and now you are looking at the LP Traditional or the LP Custom. yes, there is a $1300 or so price difference. Is it worth it, that will be for you to decide. The Traditional is one fine guitar, and can play anything! Of course, so is the Custom. Both have weight relieved bodies, made from mahogany, with mahogany necks and a maple top. The Traditional has rosewood fretboard, and the custom has ebony. The traditional has 57 classic humbuckers and the custom has the 490R and 498T pickups ( just like the LP studio). :) I think the traditional would be an excellent choice!

 

Ok. If I bought the guitar right now I'd buy Traditional, but I'll see. Maybe I'd buy a LP Traditional and then change the Machine Heads :b

 

 

Similar thread here. http://forum.gibson.com/index.php?/topic/63387-gibson-usa-vs-custom/

Also, read this to understand what the major differences are. http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/gibson-les-pauls/50210-gibson-les-paul-101-a.html

Ultimately, you should go to a music store that has at least one of each in stock. Play them and compare them. If you don't feel the Custom Shop is worth the extra dough, don't buy one.

 

1st link doesn't work, but thank you for the 2nd. It answer me some doubts that I had :)

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Right now I'm using a Line 6 =/, but I'll change of amp when I change guitar

And, yeah, ES can play Rock, but I also prefer LP shape and other things. I'm no more looking to the ES model

 

 

 

 

Ok. If I bought the guitar right now I'd buy Traditional, but I'll see. Maybe I'd buy a LP Traditional and then change the Tuners :b

Always but a good or great amp first, then buy a great guitar.

Go for the amp, it might change your mind on your ES.

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What amp do you recomend me, bearing in mind that I like Blues/Rock, and using a LP Traditional or a ES 335?

Theres alot to choose, dont go on my word but the Marshall class 5 is getting alot of love lately from the people. Try out the Vox Nighttrain

Just go to an amp store and play all of them, which ever sounds best and fits your budget is the one you should get.

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Theres alot to choose, dont go on my word but the Marshall class 5 is getting alot of love lately from the people. Try out the Vox Nighttrain

Just go to an amp store and play all of them, which ever sounds best and fits your budget is the one you should get.

 

Don't overlook the Blackstar Amp... they sound great.. I have the HT 5 in both head and combo... the tone is very versatile!

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1st link doesn't work, but thank you for the 2nd. It answer me some doubts that I had :)

First one was a link to a thread in the Lounge. The thread title is "Gibson USA Vs Custom" if you want to read it.

 

but the Marshall class 5 is getting alot of love lately from the people.

Not from me they don't. The combos are absolute junk. 4/4 I bought all had rattling issues and they were all returned for a full refund. I even bought one after Marshall changed the design to fix it but it still rattled. I wouldn't waste another dime on those combos. Hopefully, the new heads coming out won't have the same issue.

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I have to agree that you should get a better amp. I've tried the Line 6 products, and have not been impressed when trying to play live with them. I have a Marshall Class 5 that I use for garage jams, and although I've heard of some complaints of rattling mine has been fantastic. Don't let the 5 watt rating fool you, this sucker cranks, you can add a 4x12 cabinet to it too if you need. A good tube amp is essential to getting a desired sound. I have several amps ranging from solid state living room practice amps, to full on double stacks for the large venue gigs. Remember you get what you pay for. If it's a Les Paul you want, you can't go wrong, they are great guitars, I sure love mine. I'm now looking to get an ES model so if your selling yours........

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I have to agree that you should get a better amp. I've tried the Line 6 products, and have not been impressed when trying to play live with them. I have a Marshall Class 5 that I use for garage jams, and although I've heard of some complaints of rattling mine has been fantastic. Don't let the 5 watt rating fool you, this sucker cranks, you can add a 4x12 cabinet to it too if you need. A good tube amp is essential to getting a desired sound. I have several amps ranging from solid state living room practice amps, to full on double stacks for the large venue gigs. Remember you get what you pay for. If it's a Les Paul you want, you can't go wrong, they are great guitars, I sure love mine. I'm now looking to get an ES model so if your selling yours........

 

Alright, but how much channels does Class5 has? I only see controls for Volume and Equalizer and no input for pedal! =S

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Alright, but how much channels does Class5 has? I only see controls for Volume and Equalizer and no input for pedal! =S

 

The C5 is a bare bones unit. It's a single channel unit that responds well with pedals. If your needing clean and drive channels you may want to consider Fenders Hot Rod series. I have a Blues Deluxe which is a 40 watt tube amp. They have a variety of choices that range from 1x12 40 watt, to 4x10 60 watt. It all depends on what situation your playing (practice, or with a band).

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Hey guys

 

First of all, I like to play Blues, Rock and... Blues Rock :D

 

And I'm searching for a guitar for me. The ES335 enjoyed me, but it doesn't plays anything but the blues :/

So I strated to seeing the Les Paul model and also some Strats.

 

I liked Les Paul Custom and Traditional. Prices are very different, but does the difference compensates?

And I also liked LP '58 VOS Plaintop

 

Thanks

 

 

You may want to try a DoubleCut. They are not too expensive either. I scored mine for 1200. When I got it i replaced the burstbuckers with 57 classics and she rocks as well as plays some serious blues. My doublecut is a GC model that has been discontinued. It has a Thick body with a nice flame top not overdone and weighs in at 8.5 lbs. Its chambered but it doesnt feel like it. These are hard to find and no one seems to have one so its kind of a unique feeling. :)

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