Is it a good idea..

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  1. jordans0nly

    jordans0nly Member

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    To buy another LP style guitar, if you already an LP style guitar?

    My main is an LP kit I built, but I'm thinking of pulling the trigger on an SE Zach Myers. Think they'd be too close in sound?
     
  2. DGrig

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    Not if you like LPs and use different pickups.
     
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    Yeah. My main one has the Mojotone Classic pups and you know, the diff scale lengths and pups, true.
     
  4. Slash

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    Absolutely, its a great idea!
     
  5. coldengray

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    LP is my favorite style guitar and I enjoy having 2 with different pickups for different sounds. I'd have 3 if I could!
     
  6. jordans0nly

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    Right. Just love the fat neck on the Myers and how it's sanded back. The Epi 339 I bought about 2 months ago, just isnt doing it for me. Only played it once, too late to return it and couldnt find one locally to play to try out either.
     
  7. sergiodeblanc

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    Nah, it’s not a good idea, it’s a great idea!
     
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  8. customguitars87

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    It's a good idea to buy whatever you want without any regard for what others think is or isn't a good idea, since it's your money and your own enjoyment playing guitar :).

    I personally have 3 LP style guitars, probably about 7-8 strat/superstrat types, etc.
     
  9. 9fingers

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    My Zach has killed much of my desire to play my clunkier LP. Great full neck with satin finish, great comfort with back contour, good balance, light weight, beefy sound & fine sustain.
    Be forewarned, your LP may get jealous!
     
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    It’s only a bad idea if you think it is. If you are leaning towards getting the PRS SE guitar than you more than likely want it. I would go for it if I were you.
     
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    Yes - do it. Every guitar sounds and feels different. Plus, you can make them different with different pickups.
     
  12. jordans0nly

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    Seems like you guys area waving GAS my way, lolol.
     
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    I’ve got one of each. Love them, and they are two distinctly different guitars.

    The Zach corresponds to a Les Paul ES anyway (one f hole), not a solidbody.

    Zach’s a little hotter and phatter than a standard LP, in my opinion.
     
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    That's what I needed to hear. They usually pretty light?
     
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    Lighter than an LP at any rate.
     
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  16. Badtone

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    I've got 4 LPs so...yes, great idea!
     
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  17. OHSOFUZZY

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    Over my years as a gearwhore.......I would say no but it also depends on your needs.

    If you're in a gigging band; the need for a solid backup that isn't too different than your main.

    If you record; same reason.

    If you're strictly a hobbyist; I would say no. Having redundant gear or constantly swapping gear is a symptom of something else being wrong. IMO.
    For me, it was lack of talent and skill (not an ambitious practicer). I compensated by having awesome gear and perfect tone. The gear will not make you an amazing player.

    That said, its your money and you can do what you like with it. Get 50 of the same guitar if that makes you happy.

    after 15 years of gearbuying/selling/trading.......I ended up with one of each basic type of guitar.
    Strat, Tele, LP, Semi and Explorer. (Explorer is somewhat redundant but its my favorite and a rare oddball)
    I'm much happier not thinking about gear and focusing on playing, writing and recording.
     
  18. Duffy Pratt

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    When you ask here whether people think it’s a good idea to get another guitar, what kind of answers are people expecting?
     
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    Honestly, pro's and con's of the said guitar. Similarities and differences really.
     
  20. LarryWallwart

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    My PRS Zach Meyers is nothing like my Gibson Les Paul. 2 completely different guitars in feel and in sound.
     
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