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league  
26 Apr 2008 18:24 | Quote
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I understand Crunch but which one would you choose if it was the only guitar you would play for the rest of your life. I like Gibsons and think they are tonally superior to most Fenders but I couldnt imagine myself picking one up and start playing thrash or punk even. I think they are great for Hard rock, Jazz, and Blues. I know there are some cool Gibson shapes like the Flying V and Explorer but companies like Jackson, ESP, and Ibanez have made those guitars collectors items.
Doz  
26 Apr 2008 19:21 | Quote
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LP: So you put the Gibson name above the quality of the instrument?
league  
26 Apr 2008 19:39 | Quote
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One has to take evrything into consideration like tone, aesthetics, preice, quality, reputation, and comfort. When I bought my first guitar I actually wanted a Gibson LP but it was too expensive, and it was heavy. I also thoght the neck was too thick so I thought to myself " Damn I want a Gibson but maybe its just because my favorite musicians use Gibson. Maybe I'll get that Strat." I kind of got over the name. Although theres plenty thats in a name. I would definetely never hesitate to play an LP they are good guitars.
les_paul  
26 Apr 2008 22:39 | Quote
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@Doz: Not at all, out of all the guitars I have played I like my les paul the best. Gibson is a step up from an Epi les paul so in my personal preference I like a Gibson. I was just inputting my opinion to the topic. It may be different from everyone else but it's my opinion.
Skold  
27 Apr 2008 00:09 | Quote
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@GS

Yeah, put your DIPSTICK in my OIL TANK!
soy.el.che  
27 Apr 2008 00:40 | Quote
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in my ignorance i give my vote to gibbson
Doz  
27 Apr 2008 09:27 | Quote
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LP: Oooh, it was because you said you didn't care if they were overpriced. If you don't actually think they're overpriced than that's fair enoug really, however, high end Epiphones have a reputation for being better than low end Gibsons - so it's not *always* a step up.
NIGHTHAWK  
29 Apr 2008 11:17 | Quote
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Fender speaks electricity to me. Gibson speaks volume and deeper tone. You need both is you are doing more than one type of thing. Fenders are more versatile in that they're really cool for rhythm and fills. Gibson are great if you want to get a really nice creamy tone. If you want to scream, both will serve as that's a matter of effects and amplifier volume. A guy in my band has a 1957 re-issue Les Paul, among many other guitars and he can make i get this really nice creamy tone that a fender just cannot get. For some it depends on who you are and what you're doing. I want 'em all. As many good ones as I can get.
JPBeausoleil  
30 Apr 2008 19:18 | Quote
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Gibson guitars, Fender amps...cant beat the '68 twin reverb
deefa  
1 May 2008 05:45 | Quote
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Any guitar that feels comfortable will do. You can 'process' the sound you want. Clapton proved that in the Cream reunion.In the old days he was a Gibson man. His famous 'woman' tone was produced on Gibsons and their humbuckers. On the reunion he was using his famous 'Blackie' Strat (single coils)throughout the show, but he still retained the same tone!

edit:- And he wasn't using Marshall amps on the reunion either!
Veqq  
19 May 2008 09:48 | Quote
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I don't like either one, although I do like knock offs...
I have an Ibanez Prestige, love it, it has a great tone! And I can play it sitting easily.

Then I have a Griffion Lyon, crappy Beginners guitar, but it also has a great tone, and really high quality wood, it's actually a one piece, just one huge piece of wood... Once I changed the bridge to something that dosn't rust, by god it's awesome!

And then my pride and joy, a Jackson RR1, I love it so so much, although, I really need to get new pickups. They are okay, but very low bassy, you'd think that would be good, but I tune up and put my bass to 1 so ya... Hahahah

I really want a Esp V-500 though, or maybe one of the explorer types though, I was going to get one, but Instead they got me a Jackson... Not sure why but I love it none the less!
GuitarBoy666  
19 May 2008 10:19 | Quote
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Godin kicks all your guitars' asses! :D
SouthernGuy82  
28 May 2008 17:58 | Quote
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Gibson! Fender has too much of a country twang but I like the neck on a fender better. Just depends on the music you play and your style I guess.
BodomBeachTerror  
28 May 2008 20:27 | Quote
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i used to use my dads old Strat, it sounded good, not really a heavy metal guitar, ive never played a gibson
SouthernGuy82  
30 May 2008 21:44 | Quote
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Me either but I have heard both played and fender just has too much country twang. Now a Fender with a Humbucker in the bridge would be interesting especially if the pickup was an EMG 81. Wonder what that would sound like.
Skold  
30 May 2008 21:46 | Quote
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Ok, but you have GOT to love the Tele Twang.
SouthernGuy82  
30 May 2008 22:34 | Quote
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Nope sorry!
Skold  
30 May 2008 22:38 | Quote
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Blasphemy.
GRX40  
30 May 2008 22:39 | Quote
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SouthernGuy82 says:
Now a Fender with a Humbucker in the bridge would be interesting especially if the pickup was an EMG 81. Wonder what that would sound like.


Jim Root Telecaster

In fact, Fenders with Humbuckers are not that hard to find anymore. Check out "Fat Strats" or maybe a '72 Telecaster. Actually, just look around on Musicians Friend or any other guitar store site, you'll find plenty.
Skold  
30 May 2008 22:46 | Quote
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@GRX40

If only it weren't so.....black.
SouthernGuy82  
30 May 2008 22:46 | Quote
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I have played a Aria Pro two. It looked identical to a fender strat and had a humbucker in the bridge(cheapy), but I was just wondering about slapping an EMG 81 in it or perhaps a Dimebucker.
GRX40  
30 May 2008 23:01 | Quote
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You could get HSS Strat (which is not "so black" :D), and change the bridge pickup to an EMG.

Actually, I believe most modern strats have room for a humbucker in the bridge, but the pickguard only fits a single coil. You could swap out the pickguard for one that would fit and EMG in it.

EDIT: @Skold, I don't like the look of the Jim Root Tele much either.
Skold  
30 May 2008 23:06 | Quote
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I think the J5 Tele is one of the coolest looking one's I've ever seen.




If only it had the traditional tele headstock.
GRX40  
30 May 2008 23:09 | Quote
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Yah, I love the bridge on it! I agree that the original headstocks look better.
BodomBeachTerror  
30 May 2008 23:11 | Quote
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i dont really like the looks of the telecaster at all... i prefer something pointier =p
Skold  
30 May 2008 23:16 | Quote
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Haha, you metal players and your pointy stuff.

Seriously, metal players are to pointy shit, like retards are to shiny shit.


Yeah, the Bigsby really completes the tele.
BodomBeachTerror  
30 May 2008 23:45 | Quote
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the pointier the guitar, the higher chances of hurting someone, something, or yourself! =D
Skold  
30 May 2008 23:51 | Quote
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Always an important aspect of metal.
ThePusher  
31 May 2008 00:19 | Quote
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Fuck yeah its important in metal why do you think we all play V's most of which Jacksons, pointiness is next to devilyness, and remember this maybe Oasis doesn't mosh but goddam it Skold when your metal enough you can be like me and headbang while Rush play A Passage To Bangkok
Skold  
31 May 2008 02:29 | Quote
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I'm not really into a lot of metal. I could never really see it as music that I like. I especially hate speed metal.
ThePusher  
31 May 2008 02:45 | Quote
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Dude now I have to challenge you to a duel for insulting Speed Metal its the greatest music there is
Skold  
31 May 2008 03:00 | Quote
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Bullshit. The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Oasis, etc. > Speed Metal.

Note: I am not doubting the musicians who play metal. I simply do not like it, and do not see it as a form of music that I can listen to.
BodomBeachTerror  
31 May 2008 03:22 | Quote
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yeh, its all based on opinion
ThePusher  
31 May 2008 04:02 | Quote
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Yeah I guess but in my oppinion Speed Metal kicks ass man like you listen to it and it makes you want to Fight or Fuck those are pretty well your options because it bringsout the innermost being of yourself
davidbahar  
31 May 2008 04:12 | Quote
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Sell the gibson and the fender, buy a Parker, session musicians choice around the world.
deefa  
31 May 2008 06:33 | Quote
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I had an American strat with an HH pickup configuration and 'splitter' switch so that, at least theoretically, I had the best of both worlds. It still had the clean strat sound but it never quite got that 'filthy' Gibson humbucker sound.
telecrater  
31 May 2008 06:54 | Quote
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I have herd that parkers were like PRS, and once you play one you'll never want to play anything else.

I voted strats. and i cannot think of a Gibson under $500, but i can get MIM strats or tele all day long. not to mention most dealers have replacement parts so i could bastardize it to my own liking.

I think you would be lucky to find a used Gibson LP studio for under $500.

Maybe get one of those revers flying v's (what where thy thinking)
GRX40  
31 May 2008 08:51 | Quote
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I once saw an orange Reverse V and it looked exactly like a carrot!
GuitarBoy666  
31 May 2008 10:25 | Quote
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I HATE those Reverse V's SO MUCH!
They are one of the ugliest guitars I have ever seen.

Seriously what was Gibson thinking when they made those guitars.
You would probably get beat up if you were a heavy metal band playing them.
Doz  
31 May 2008 10:51 | Quote
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Yer, that Reverse V is pretty bad looking.
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