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Old 11-14-2011, 07:00 PM   #621 (permalink)
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:28 PM   #622 (permalink)
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fancy, go try out some guitars (I assume you're leaning towards a Fender) and find out what you want. Let me know and I'll see what kind of price I can get you at my buddy's store.
actually no. The guitar in my avy is mine. As i mentioned earlier, it's a crappy little Korean bullet squier that i got for $120 or whate ver back when i was a kid, but because of that emotional connection i still love it. It doesn't stay in tune long, but i still dig playing it.

I'd like a better quality guitar at this point, but i'd also like something a fair bit different from the strat. There's a low end les paul by epiphone that has me curious. It's under $300 which is pretty much the most i would budget for this buy (priorities man!). I glanced over some reviews and most people speak pretty highly about the thing. Ya i know it's probably the Les Paul equivalent of the shitty Korean squier bullet strat, but dammit what better two guitars to own than something with the names "Les Paul" and "stratocaster" proper on the headstock.

Initially i was thinking about a hollowbody of some kind, but barring some lucky used find, i can't imagine i can afford something that i will like.

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Old 11-14-2011, 10:58 PM   #623 (permalink)
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actually no. The guitar in my avy is mine. As i mentioned earlier, it's a crappy little Korean bullet squier that i got for $120 or whate ver back when i was a kid, but because of that emotional connection i still love it. It doesn't stay in tune long, but i still dig playing it.

I'd like a better quality guitar at this point, but i'd also like something a fair bit different from the strat. There's a low end les paul by epiphone that has me curious. It's under $300 which is pretty much the most i would budget for this buy (priorities man!). I glanced over some reviews and most people speak pretty highly about the thing. Ya i know it's probably the Les Paul equivalent of the shitty Korean squier bullet strat, but dammit what better two guitars to own than something with the names "Les Paul" and "stratocaster" proper on the headstock.

Initially i was thinking about a hollowbody of some kind, but barring some lucky used find, i can't imagine i can afford something that i will like.



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Old 11-14-2011, 11:03 PM   #624 (permalink)
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:04 PM   #625 (permalink)
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umm yeah that's fucking gorgeous.
They're nice guitars. They play well and sound nice too.
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:37 PM   #626 (permalink)
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I second the Dot. I really like the natural finish on this one...

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Old 11-15-2011, 08:55 PM   #627 (permalink)
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my pal has an electric drum kit and lives on the first floor of a condo. the neighbours upstairs are starting to complain about the repetitive tapping noise and that it's starting to bother them. anyone know how to help muffle this type of noise?
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:09 PM   #628 (permalink)
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Old 11-16-2011, 05:45 AM   #629 (permalink)
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I had one, the real problem was the pedals. I put towels under and in front of it in the walls to quite the noise.
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Alright so this upcoming guitar purchase is pretty much taking over my brain at the moment. I was going over some online sources and reviews and i've pretty much narrowed it down to 2 guitars. The dot ES-335 or a typical Les Paul.

One of the websites i was looking through the longest and even registeered on is that musicians friend one (the same one acie posted the link to the promark hot sticks from).

Has anyone here used this website in the past. reviews seem genuinely mixed. Some people have had good experiences and some have had terrible ones. Just curious to know if any of you have first hand experience from that place.
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Got with the dot if you ask me. Have you checked the epiphany casino and the sheraton?
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:31 AM   #633 (permalink)
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the best advice i can give is to play the guitars - don't rely on reviews. you aren't going to go wrong with quality on those models, assuming you check it out and the fret board isn't warped or some garbage like that. what it really comes down to is sound and comfort.

does it sound good? that's the most important bit.

after that... do you want a slim neck or a baseball bat? hollow body or solid? do you usually play sitting or standing? does the axe work with that?

these are best decided by going out and playing lots of guitars until you find the one you want. i know this may sound obvious, but it's often overlooked. as an example, and i know i am in the vast minority here, i am not a big fan of les pauls. they are awkward on the knee when sitting, they don't hang from a strap in a balanced way and they tend to have thick and uncomfortable necks. they sound incredible, and most people love them, but i don't find them comfortable to play. i found that out after trying countless les pauls, and in the end i bought a gibson es-355 because it gave me similar setup, pickups and sound with a guitar that physically suited me better.

anyways, my suggestion is to take the kid down to long and mcquade or steve's and blast some guitars at her until you find one you like. then go and find that same axe on craigslist or at a second-hand shop.
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Also, remember if you buy something online from the US, you're going to take a hit on shipping and duty/brokerage fees.
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:36 AM   #635 (permalink)
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yeah fuck it. i'm starting to think it's not such a hot idea getting the stuff online. i mean it's not like i live in the Yukon or anything where some things are hard to come by. I'm in fucking toronto where there are tons of stores selling the stuff. Plus online you're dealing with total unknowns when they say there are slight scratches or dings on used items which could possibly ruin a purchase depending on their placement. I've always felt a little uneasy about online purchases and getting a big item like this just doesn't sit well with me personally.

Also the weird thing about these used guitars (craig's list, kijiji) is that lots of them are charging as much as it would cost to get a new one.

Hey i have a quick question about Les Pauls for those that may know. There are some Les Pauls that don't have pick guards. I really like the look of a LP pcik guard. Is it possible to buy one after the fact and put it on a guardless LP?
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the best advice i can give is to play the guitars - don't rely on reviews. you aren't going to go wrong with quality on those models, assuming you check it out and the fret board isn't warped or some garbage like that. what it really comes down to is sound and comfort.

does it sound good? that's the most important bit.

after that... do you want a slim neck or a baseball bat? hollow body or solid? do you usually play sitting or standing? does the axe work with that?

these are best decided by going out and playing lots of guitars until you find the one you want. i know this may sound obvious, but it's often overlooked. as an example, and i know i am in the vast minority here, i am not a big fan of les pauls. they are awkward on the knee when sitting, they don't hang from a strap in a balanced way and they tend to have thick and uncomfortable necks. they sound incredible, and most people love them, but i don't find them comfortable to play. i found that out after trying countless les pauls, and in the end i bought a gibson es-355 because it gave me similar setup, pickups and sound with a guitar that physically suited me better.

anyways, my suggestion is to take the kid down to long and mcquade or steve's and blast some guitars at her until you find one you like. then go and find that same axe on craigslist or at a second-hand shop.
Same here, not a fan of les pauls, specially todays.
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Yes, you can put a pick guard on.

And Les Paul's are great, especially ones with a 60's slim neck. That being said playing an SG has ruined them for me. The SG's body is pretty thin and flat and so when I play my Les Paul, due to the thickness and convex shape it seems like my hand is about 5 feet out in front of me. It feels really akward.
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Make sure you try a Tele out, fancylad. Those are my faves.
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no doubt they are also great guitars. I have played them and really liked them, but i do already have a fender (well squier) so i'm looking for something on the other end of the spectrum hence the epiphone as a way of including a gibson into my family.

I'm going to be in queen west today and i plan on walking to osgoode station stopping at every guitar store i pass by.
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I got a guitar.

Stopped in to Capsule music and picked up the EPIPHONE DOT 335 in a glorious cherry red. First store i pop into and the had a used one in amazing shape! not only that, but the previous owner made some upgrades to it with better pickups and a Bigsby tremolo/vibrato set up which i am told is is pretty nice piece of hardware. I paid $315. I reckon i got a good/fair deal on the instrument, but i am curious if some of you guitar experts could tell me just how good. On top of it all, the guitar also came with a hard case (which i found amusing as i went to the store by foot and i told the guy that i wasn't sure how i was going to take the thing home on that account. He tells me 'oh that one comes in a case.' Basically the in store experience kept getting better and better as it went on).

I think i will name her Dorothy and will post some photos when i get a chance.

HOT DAMN. I am so excite!

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