Guitarsite Forums Guitar Discussion Guitar EPI vs GIBBY

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  • #24477
    Greaso
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    OK.. Well here is where the horrible mass murder and warfare begins.

    I am looking into getting a les paul…. AND

    GIBSON or EPIPHONE!!! and either way they’re getting 57′ classics in the bridge and neck.
    (o and leeuk thank u SOO much for the vibrola stuff, it came out FANTASTIC!!)

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    • #72725
      glw
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      I’ve gotta admit, the snob in me would never be satisfied with an Epiphone. Unless it was something exciting like an old Crestwood.

      It’s like it’s cheating or something.

    • #72730
      Michael
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      If you can afford the Gibson, get it and you wont regret it.

      You know deep down that it’s gonna be so nice, and everytime you walk past it you will have to stop and stare for a few minutes.

    • #72740
      shakedown_04092
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      Nice. Didn’t realize it was that easy. I think I’ll test my skills on my Ibanez first, just to make sure…..(that’s my kick-around guitar)

    • #72755
      lee_UK
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      I love my SG, put the pickups in yourself, get a soldering iron and have a go, just copy the wiring, you can’t go wrong, you should be able to solder 2 wires on, thats all it is.

    • #72738
      Greaso
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      O and around where i live, if there’s a guitar shop or even a Guitar Center around, they won’t charge you a fortuine. it’s easier to DIY though, but it’s up to you.

    • #72749
      Greaso
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      Shakedown– I bought a faded brown 600$ sg, and have probably put 1000$ into it with pups, repairs, etc… I LOVE MINE TO DEATH!!!! and will NEVER sell or trade it. they’re such fantastic guitars. Even if i do get the LP, i will still probably be playing my sg more. And actually, that made me think twice about the Les Paul, I might get an SG Standard.

    • #72741
      shakedown_04092
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      [quote=”lee_UK”]A Gibson is an instrument for life, an Epiphone is an instrument.[/quote]

      You know what I’ve thought about a lot, especially the past 2-3 months? Even when my custom hollowbody comes, I think I’m still gonna find myself going back to my SG on certain occasions. I effin’ love that guitar, and it still just has the stock pups in it – I can’t believe how good it can sound sometimes. I’ve actually thought about putting new pups in it, but can’t come up with a good enough reason to spend the $$ on why.

      Which brings me to this: since I know nothing of wiring, how much do you think it’d cost to have someone install pups, assuming I go out and buy a pair? Figure the worst case scenario, which isn’t even all that likely, is that if I have new pups installed and don’t like them, I can always switch it back.

      PS – Greaso – I spent only around $700 on my SG, and as you can see from my above adoration for it, it was a lovely investment.

    • #72724
      lee_UK
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      A Gibson is an instrument for life, an Epiphone is an instrument.

    • #72731
      Greaso
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      You know, I think I’ll go with good ol’ Gibson on this note. But im still gonna do my home work on em’. any other opinions are still welcome.

    • #72742
      Greaso
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      Well, i LOVE the tone in them, and i just can’t part with them. i put one in that sg, too.

      (thanks for helping me with the vibrola)

    • #72744
      lee_UK
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      2 reasons not to buy the Epihone.

      1) it’s an Epiphone, and you will always be wanting the real deal.

      2) It says Epiphone on the headstock.

    • #72739
      lee_UK
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      Pickups are better in Epiphones these days, the finish is better than it was, the model variation and choice is great, but they ain’t a patch on the real thing, a ‘real’ Gibson Standard is so much better than a Epiphone copy, is it worth 3-4 times as much?? absolutely, every penny.
      490 pickups are my favorites, why do you want to change them for 57’s?

    • #72735
      Greaso
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      Those are amazing. I want to get other people’s opinions before i’m absolutely sure, because i DO have a budget. And I could always mod the epiphone….

    • #72722
      shakedown_04092
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      Gibson, Gibson, and Gibson.

      Oh, and Gibson.

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