Hey everybody I'm a newbe and this is my first thread and I just want to say that I hope I can gain half the knowledge about basses that most of you guys have. Now onto the thread. Right now I have a GSR-200 Ibanez bass and I like it but it fells like it is missing something. I have been looking around and I almost bought a Schecter AB-1 (for REALLY cheap) but that deal fell through and now I'm looking at a Les Paul Bass and I just wanted your opinions on the subject so any responses are greatly appreciated. And how much of a difference is there between an Epiphone copy Les Paul and an original Gibson other than cost. Thanx!