keeping a close eye on this thread...
keeping a close eye on this thread...
ALWAYS WHEN I'M DEAD BROKE!!!Originally Posted by dr.barlo
hmmm...or maybe it's just because i'm always broke...?! LOL!!!
TOKAI man!! or GRECO and BURNY..best quality and lovely tone!
It finished! I don't believe it, I was expecting last minute fights and all, but no! Whoever that is got it for 632, a great looking heritage!Originally Posted by Hoss
Gotta check e-bay and start doing some transactions.
Has anyone here ever tried one of these Nelsonic LP copies?
I hope it's ok to post the link!
Tradition S-20, Tradition G-10, Jackson DKMG, Ibanez SRX 505 Bass, Laney MXD 120H head, Peavey 4x12 cab, Fender 4x12 cab, Boss GS-10, M-Audio Black Box, Boss Metal Zone, Boss DS-1, Boss SD-1, Boss CH-1, MXR Dyna Comp, MXR Zakk Wylde, MXR EVH Phase 90, MXR Double Shot Distortion, ProCo Rat, Other Boss stuff.
SD pickups tried or still in use: JB, Zebra C5, Zebra Jazz, JB Jr., Distortion, Lil '59, Invader, Live Wire Metal, and Custom.
I have an ESP EC-1000 and I've never been this impressed with a guitar before. It beat the hell out of my Gibson Les Pauls for near half the price. I got mine for $700. It comes with Duncan '59 neck and JB bridge, tonepros locking bridge and tailpiece, earvana compensating nut, schaller locking tuners, a really nice amber sunburst finish, abalone inlays and binding all around the body, neck and headstock. If it had the name Gibson on it, the price tag would be $3,000+.
"it is a really hard song. it has like 3 different power chords in it. i just learned what power chords are, i thought it was the thing from your amp that you plug in to the wall."
I agree with you. I have a 74 prelawsuit model. It is great in all waysOriginally Posted by Felix
I would also have to say the gmp pawnshop special is OUTSTANDING!!!!!
I've got a '78 Yamaha SG that almost out Pauls a Paul. Plays and feels just like a LP, sounds great with a Custom in the bridge and a '59 in the neck.
Edwards was the name of the LP copies Bones and Thames were raving about. Search for some of them. They are MIJ and are pretty much exact copies. The one Thames got had a one peice mahogany body and was gorgeous. Do a search and youll find his raves.
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Ibanez lawsuit ?!! Most of them feel like a plank of plywood... and most of them have bolt-on necks... not a good choice. Check for Burnys, japanese-Tokais and Grecos. If you're as lucky as me, you'll find an Edwards... go for it !!!
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Gibson SG Std, Edwards JP LP, "Dragon" Telecaster, Fender Strat, Danelecto 59DC, AGILE Valkyrie Double-neck, Tak EG363SC.
Marshall Superbass, Hiwatt DR504,... lots of effects
P'ups tried : too much...
Aria back in the late 70's used to make a pretty nice Les Paul reproduction from what I remember. I hear many good things about Tokai's (Robert Fripp's been using them since the 80's and he loves 'em).
The Epiphones are the type you have to try out a few of them before you find a real gem ( I got lucky with my Epi G-400 that it turned out to be a good one!).
Dillon Guitars make a pretty nice LP repro at a reasonable price. I've even seen a Guild LP type axe recently w/ P-90's that sounded beautiful (can't remember the model to save my life though)
The Malden Karma series are pretty nice too: http://www.maldenguitars.com/karma.htm
And the original Ibanez Artists were great too.
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Grassroots 1998 model Les Paul Goldtop. Made in Japan in the ESP factory!
However Grassroots have moved their production line to Korea now so I cant say much for the newer models.
People here use these for cost-effective LP tones:
I prefer the Artist. I used to have one that I traded for a couple of useless computer gadgets ages ago (one of my bad decisions ever )
ever seen the squier series 24's? theres one with a mahogany body that looks promissing, never played one, but if i was ever gonna get something LPish i'd prolly go for that, because a) its a fender so you get that classic feel and b) because its cheap enough to drop whatever pickups you want in. You'd still come out cheaper & better than a mid-level epiphone
IMHO, if you're talking strictly Les Paul, there are really two that come to mind that are currently in production...
1. Epiphone Elitist
2. Hereitage C-150
The argument against the Elitist is that it's over $1,000 and you can get a Gibson Les Paul Studio for much less. The argument for the Elitist is that is was designed for the player who wants a Les Paul Historic series guitar (R8, R9) but cannot afford $4000.
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Like it's been said before, Tokai Burny Greco Edwards Navigator. These are all Japanese.
I'm really enjoying the ESP/LTD EC-1000 model, stock with a pair of EMG 81s or a JB/Jazz depending on color of the axe, its a sure bet! Great neck, frets, fret access, light - but solid body. Awesome guitar for the buck.
Id go with an Agile then swap out the pickups I got an AL-3000 Slim Profile Neck and its an amazing les paul copy has just about everything you could ask for other than SD pickups in it. I got mine for under $450 including shipping an a case. You cant go wrong getting one its certainly one of the best playing and best looking LP copies.
MIA Olypmic white Strat, Warmoth Neck(Brazilian Rosewood)-Fralin Vintage Hots
MIA Strat '57 RI, Tobacco Sunburst
Danny Gatton Trib Tele-Barden Rail/Tex Mex
MIJ "Blackie" Strat-Ant Texas Hots
70's Fender Super Reverb Head, Blackfaced by Billy Penn
Avatar G12H Special
Fender Deluxe Plus 112
Modded V-847, Sniper GE-7, Boss CH-1, Modded TS-9, Boss SD-1, Boss DS-1, Keeley Blues Driver, Carl Martin Rock Drive.