Vintage v100 or...

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  1. Belo

    Belo Member

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    Hey guys.I saved $600 and my problem is...I have epiphone les paul custom korea 2007 and fender mustang II.The tone is not really good check this out [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNIk_sobIOg&feature=channel_video_title]Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody guitar solo - YouTube[/ame]
    my question is...should i get a Vintage V100 AFD as my second electric guitar? will it be big diffrence with sound? should i change my amp or buy wah wah or...? i need advice... and opinions about vintage v11 guitars. i am les paul fan so I want a les paul guitar with diffrent tone than my epi custom.
     
  2. MCURZON

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    Hi there,

    Thought i'd repost in the right section!

    I have had one of these since early November and I think it is good value for money. I also have a 2003 Gibson Les Paul Classic and whilst when played side by side you can clearly tell then apart, I don't think the gulf in quality is quite as big as the gulf in price.

    I don't know how to explain the difference in sound properly but will try anyway! The Vintage AFD sounds quite bright and twangy, a bit more like a Telecaster than a Les Paul. I like playing it and mine has been well finished, the pickups sound quite warm.

    My only criticism of the guitar is that the tuners look and feel cheap but are easily upgradeable.

    I have had an epiphone les paul and I think it is marginally better than that but having only tried one of each it is not really a representative sample and I know there will be people on here that will prefer their epiphones.

    In summary I am satisified with my example and think they make sense for the money.

    It may well be sensible to sell the Epiphone as someone suggested on last thread and use that money as well towards one guitar that you do like.

    Hope this helps
    Matt
     
  3. Gooseone

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    I am not very knowledgeable concerning the Vintage guitars.
    But in that price range it would not be that much of a difference between a decent korean made Epi.
    I went from a decent Epi to a Gibson Studio and you know what .."I still suck !"
    :laugh2:
    A lot of "tone" comes from confidence and skill when playing, not just gear , record yourself , keep practising , keep evolving and record again a couple of months later and see if the tone is improving.
    Between the Epiphone and vintage my bet would be that a different amp would make a bigger difference.
    Seems those Mustang 2 amps are highly tweakable though , you could mess around a bit.
     
  4. GammyBird

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    What amp are you using, pickups, pots and caps may help you out as well.
     
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    My opinion:

    1. change the pickups if they are stock for Seymour Duncan or DiMarzio
    2. get better caps
    3. Mustang II is quite good amp for it's price, but you might as well think about selling it and buy some low wattage valve amp - if you are playing at home something like 5W.

    So, for the price of new guitar (Vintage has good hardware and pups, but overall quality wont be much improvement) you can upgrade your actual gear.

    Other option is buying some nice MIJ (600$ would be enough) like Burny or Greco , which will be few steps above Korean Epis. Than even Fender Mustang can stay for awhile as your main amp.
     
  6. Belo

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    im using fender mustang II. so getting another guitar in the same price range is not great idea...? okay then my question is. what option will give me better sound? changing pickups and caps or getting better amp ?and if the first option... which caps and pickups should i get? seymour duncan alnico 2 pro?
     
  7. pdoodek

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    who knows my friend :)

    I would say, after playing few hours on Mustang, that they are very nice amps and You can get some decent sounds with it. So I would stay with it.

    In my opinion you have two choices:

    1. Changing pickups - immortal Seymour Duncan's Sh2&Sh4 combo or Slash's combo

    2. Changing guitar - sell that epi, get all your money and buy Burny or Greco
     
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  8. Belo

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    Ok i think theres no better option.So what els should I change in my epi?
     
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  10. Belo

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    ok i will get the sh2sh4 set btw should i buy special edition or normal? btw mettalica stuff will sound good with em?
     
  11. Fifty9

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    i would do two things.

    1 upgrade the epi electronically - wiring (pots/caps etc) first and then pups (I have played a couple of Epis and the alnico pups were really nice sounding). Assuming you like how it feels in your hands and its looks, just keep that. the vintage wont sound much better than the epi stock.

    2 get a good overdrive pedal. that way you can keep the mustang clean and just use the pedal to get some nice overdrive at low volumes.
     
  12. GammyBird

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    For the sake of $10 or $15 you might want to consider caps as well.
     
  13. Belo

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    Ok i am ready to buy right now.I already purshared the pickups sh2sh4 set.
    I cant find shop with the electronic stuff for guitar, can you help me guys? I live in Poland.
    and please tell me the model names what should i buy.I want to purshare everything at the moment

    hmm Potencjometr CTS 500K this?
     
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    i've wrote you a PM with few advices.
     
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    The pickups in my V100 sound better than the Epiphone Les Paul Standard I had. It holds tune perfectly too.
     
  17. Belo

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    eh the wah pedal doesnt work so good on fender mustang II...
     
  18. pdoodek

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    and what WahWah did you bought ?
     
  19. Belo

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    sw95
     
  20. bbaasje

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    depends, what are you looking for in sound, a fuller sound or... something else.
    I would say start out with good pickups, a great guitar should also sound good on a mediocre amp, it would sound flimsy but good. And it's not about the effects, so buy a good amp, which sounds good clean, and to finish the overall sound, buy a bad monkey it sounds great.

    here is philX playing through a bad monkey [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdtIDG0lO_M]Oh say can X SEE!!!! 1962 Fender Jazzmaster 01105 - YouTube[/ame]
     

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