middle position tone

Discussion in 'Epiphone SG' started by Deibitto, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. NMA

    NMA Well-Known Member

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    Put .8s on it, use middle pickup, play through a bright Fender amp, strum some Nile Rodgers Chic chords. Voila! Instant Strat.
     
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    What settings for tone and volume?
     
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    NMA Well-Known Member

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    Treble up, volume down (you don't want the pickups running hot).

    Look, I am half-kidding here, but I am serious about wanting all my guitars to sound like my Strat. I tinker around with the knobs, strum a certain way until I get that Strat sound. It can be done. Ok, my 12 string Rickenbacker won't ever sound like a Strat (although I could remove six of the strings and I can then get it to be Strat-like), but most guitars can be made to sound like others. Pickup selector switch, tone knobs, volume knobs, string gauge, amp used...those are the keys to making your guitar sound like anything you want.
     
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    I'm with you whenever effects or OD are present in the chain, but clean ? Hmmm ... close but no cigar. You'll never make a LP non splittable humbucker sound like a clean Strat bridge pup.
     
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    Isn't the important thing that he thinks he can?
     
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    I can get Strat like sounds from my SG, but I split the humbuckers! (OK not exactly like a Strat, or Tele, but close!)
     
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    An SG will NEVER sound like a Strat...and a Strat will never sound
    like an SG. That's why both platforms exist... And that's why we love
    them both, and have been buying both types since they were invented.

    Who would want an SG to sound like a Strat. No one with any brains
    IMHO. The only reason to own more than one guitar type is to get
    control over what each type can do.

    If you like the Strat tone, play one. There are lots to chose from.
    If you like the sound of a Tele, play one. There are lots of those also.

    But don't EVER make the mistake of thinking you can make one sound like
    the other. That will not happen.

    The same with Gibsons... If you like the sound of a Les Paul, buy one and
    play the hell out of it. There is nothing else that will do.

    If you feel more rebellious, get an SG. The SG can do almost everything the
    Les Paul can do, but with slight differences. The SG does it in its own way.
    But an SG or a Lester will never sound like a Strat or a Tele. They each have
    their own mojo, and each one is worth it.

    Trying to make one guitar sound like some other guitar is a fruitless quest.
    You can come close with pedals and EQ, but why? Much better to own a
    fine example of each platform that sings to you, and value each according to
    what it does best.
     
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