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***The Official Guitar Thread***

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by Nitefly, Apr 11, 2015.

  1. GiraffePencils

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 15, 2013

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    Location: Edinburgh

    Baton Rouge Guitars, Anyone got/played one?

    I've seen them about in youtube videos,
    They seem reasonable, good for fingerpicking (which I mostly do)

    No where seems to have stock of them near me, and the one place that could get me one want me to commit to buying :/

    I was wondering if anyone had any hands on time with one?
    They seem pretty good for their price point. But I'm hesitant to get one if I cant play first.

    (Edit because I missed out the most important part of my post, the guitar haha)
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2019
  2. jumpy

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    Cheers for the feedback mate. I went and picked up a little 2 channel version of your behringer monitor amp, a couple of xlr cables (for a desk and the DI on my amp head) and some in ear doodads. Should be interesting come Saturdays rehearsal - I'm hoping to be able to hear myself over the rest of the band without having complaints from the drummer who always thinks my bass is too loud (every time we record the ambient sound of a rehearsal I'm always super low in the mix after having turned down a couple of notches).
    Figured I could use the 2 channel input to balance the rest of the band with my sound when we get everything plugged in to the mixing desk properly; for now it's just for the DI on my amp.
     
  3. Mr.E.

    Wise Guy

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    Morning all, I'm thinking about getting a new guitar. I currently have a ESP Ltd EC50, looking at an Epiphone LP custom pro or LP Standard Plustop pro. Does anyone have any opinion ? I believe they're very similar. Or is there anything else I should be looking at <£500
     
  4. easyrider

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    Are you definitely wanting a Les Paul?
     
  5. Mr.E.

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    I like them, the EC50 is that shape. I can be persuaded on to something else though.

    I don't have access to any type of second hand market either, I'm miles away from any city so unfortunately that's out.
     
  6. easyrider

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    Have you tried a Telecaster? What music do you play? If you like the LP and have no way of trying something new then stick with it...Why not save up and get a Gibson LP?



    Buy new old stock £722

    https://www.dv247.com/en_GB/GBP/Gib...Z6KbJDqGgosao6ySeWDD-0DInEfo6l64aAtX5EALw_wcB
     
  7. Mr.E.

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    Funny, I watched that vid last night :D. I do watch a fair bit of Andertons stuff. It's now £800 for the cheapest Studio plus they have dot inlays ;)
     
  8. easyrider

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    That studio I linked is £722

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  9. Mr.E.

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    Oh, I didn't see that link :confused:

    Case included too !
     
  10. uncle_rufus

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    No binding, no deal from me :p

    I also think it'd look a lot nicer with cream pickup rings + switch doughnut... and I'd lose the pickup covers (always preferred the look of uncovered)
     
  11. easyrider

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    763

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  12. uncle_rufus

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    Much better... now just needs some nice cream binding, take off the pickup covers and scratchplate and it'd be perfect :p
     
  13. easyrider

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    Then its Standard prices!
     
  14. Mr.E.

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    Still got the pick up covers on, this was one of the Epiphones I was looking at. Though gettying lured by the Gibsons at just over £700.

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  15. EVH

    Don

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    Went for a medical for my new job and swung by the music store where I've got a deposit on a Marshall 1959 hand wired plexi.

    The guy's face when he loaded up the order details was great.... :eek:... shame that I've still got to find almost half the cash to pay the balance. Sad times.
     
  16. easyrider

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    The Gibson is the better guitar...Thats the thing with these Epiphones...They have all the bling but they sound thin...My Gibson LP Zebrawood sound like an acoustic when not plugged in...Better woods, Better resonance, just better...
     
  17. Mr.E.

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    Thanks @easyrider I'll have a look at a few videos later on the 2016 Studio, also in wine and black on the DV247 site.
     
  18. Spacedeck

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    While I'm still learning the basic songs that JustinGuitar teaches, does anyone have any songs they can recommend for me to look up on UltimateTabs that are beginner friendly?
     
  19. uncle_rufus

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    My Epiphone is a pretty nice sounding/playing guitar but it's a Korean made '89 LP (with "GIBSON" printed on the truss rod cover still) - my understanding is that they are quite a bit nicer from that period but I'm far from an expert! It certainly feels and sounds better than any Epi LPs that I've tried out in stores to compare
     
  20. EVH

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    Almost any AC/DC or Nirvana song.

    I'd recommend the former because they're genuinely better songs and give you a good grounding in chords. Stay away from the lead solos until you've mastered the rhythms and you're golden.