Gibson vs Epiphone: The AC/DC sound

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  1. angus

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    Not unless they were on the same amp with the same backing track and the same guy playing.
     
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    True....
     
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    thats a silly question. angus played a gibson. gibson wins. theres the end of that thread
     
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    [quote author=Raging Taco link=topic=11110.msg144808#msg144808 date=1163924601]
    thats a silly question. angus played a gibson. gibson wins. theres the end of that thread
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    Yes, but Angus never experimented with Epiphone, so you never know. I, however, love Epiphones and My Epi has the Perfect Angus tone.
     
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    so let me get this straight... are you saying that MAYBE... just MAYBE if angus would have played an epiphone... his dream tone would have jumped out of his amp and hit him in the face like a bowling ball?

    is THAT what you are trying to tell me?
     
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    [quote author=Raging Taco link=topic=11110.msg144874#msg144874 date=1163957325]
    so let me get this straight... are you saying that MAYBE... just MAYBE if angus would have played an epiphone... his dream tone would have jumped out of his amp and hit him in the face like a bowling ball?

    is THAT what you are trying to tell me?
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    could be. IT doesn't matter what KIND of guitar it is. it matters HOW the guitar SOUNDS.


    And I think Epis sound great.

    Why do you Tony Iommi plays Epiphones (As well as Gibsons)

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    i dont think he plays them he just endorses them
     
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    If you reference a couple of other threads floating around this forum, I bet Angus Young would sound like Angus Young if he were playing a Rickenbacker, or even a teardrop Vox. As for being the ultimate tone, and hitting him in the face... I don't think so. If you are playing through a high gain amp with a lot of processing gear, you never actually hear the guitar. You are hearing all the processing. I think that's why Ang loves his Epiphone. He is hearing a sound that is trying to emulate or copy something else.

    If someone was to play one of these cheap guitars through a JTM-45 or and old Twin or Bassman, with no processing gear to alter the sound of the guitar, I think that todays Chinese Epiphones will fall flat on their face. The quality of the guitar was much better when the import versions were made in Japan or Korea. Even the high end Epi's are still made in Japan. They look different, sound different, and their quality is significantly better. Remember, Angus plugs his old Gibson SG's directly into Marshall JMP's with no effects. Nothing sounds like well aged tone wood, quality electronics, and good playing like, er...  um... well aged tone woods, quality electronics, and good playing.

    Granted the only Epi's that I really ever liked were the one built in Kalamazoo. Just listen to John Lee Hooker. His old Sheraton sounds the balls. I'm also partial to Fred "Sonic" Smith's old Crestwood.
     
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    [quote author=SG John link=topic=11110.msg144894#msg144894 date=1163959627]
    If you reference a couple of other threads floating around this forum, I bet Angus Young would sound like Angus Young if he were playing a Rickenbacker, or even a teardrop Vox.
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    True.
     
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    [quote author=SG John link=topic=11110.msg144894#msg144894 date=1163959627]
    Granted the only Epi's that I really ever liked were the one built in Kalamazoo. Just listen to John Lee Hooker. His old Sheraton sounds the balls. I'm also partial to Fred "Sonic" Smith's old Crestwood.
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    True. Kalamazoo Epiphones are desperately under-rated guitars and, fortunately for me, overlooked by many buyers. I'm hooked, got six now! :roll:
     
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    [quote author=javamagic link=topic=11110.msg144901#msg144901 date=1163961304]
    True. Kalamazoo Epiphones are desperately under-rated guitars and, fortunately for me, overlooked by many buyers. I'm hooked, got six now! :roll:
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    lol

    :D ;D
     
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    dude iommi doesnt play epi. hes got his custom shop gibson. let me say that again... custom shop... gibson. ofcourse he takes pictures with his epi and lists it in his gear, they gotta sell em some how! im sure they are amazing guitars. but yo, hes tony iommi.... with his custom shop gibson
     
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    [quote author=Raging Taco link=topic=11110.msg144907#msg144907 date=1163964690]
    dude iommi doesnt play epi. hes got his custom shop gibson. let me say that again... custom shop... gibson. ofcourse he takes pictures with his epi and lists it in his gear, they gotta sell em some how! im sure they are amazing guitars. but yo, hes tony iommi.... with his custom shop gibson
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    Ok. I give up.


    I'm sure they are amazing, too. And they're not that bad to look at either.

    :Droolin: :Droolin: :coolsmiley:
     
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    It doesn't matter what guitar or amp you play......You're gonna sound sound like you no matter what. Believe me, I've been playing over 40 years and I have just now developed 2 sounds...Crap and Crappier! ;D
     
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    [quote author=guitarweasel link=topic=11110.msg144951#msg144951 date=1163978198]
    It doesn't matter what guitar or amp you play......[/quote]

    See, that's what I've been trying to tell Rootbeersoup and Raging Taco.

    Thank you, weas!

    ;)
     
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    [quote author=angus link=topic=11110.msg144952#msg144952 date=1163978285]
    See, that's what I've been trying to tell Rootbeersoup and Raging Taco.

    Thank you, weas!

    ;)
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    Erm...I didn't say that and you didn't even imply that anywhere.
     
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    Well you've been on my case alot and thats what I TRIED to say.
     
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    Well, you sure did a bad job of saying it. And it's not even about sound or anything, it's about if the bolt-on necks don't unscrew themselves...
     

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