Gibson vs Epiphone: The AC/DC sound

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  1. rootbeersoup

    rootbeersoup Member

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    The G-310 is pretty ugly, too.

    Look at the pickguard shape and the bridge/tailpiece location vs a Gibson special:

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  2. TNT

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    I would take an Epi G310 over a Gibson/Baldwin Signature Series SG any day though and I believe that that they are about the same price.
     
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    Everyone would, I think... but yeah, I mean, that's kind of the whole thing; the difference between a Signature and a G310 is sort of like the difference between a G310 and a G400, and also between a G400 and an SG.. It's just as we get towards the bottom of the barrel, there aren't as many people who will dispute it. Not saying a G400 is like a Signature, quality-wise, but that the similar-looking/similar featured Signature and G310's have obvious differences between them, much like the G400 and SG do, too.
     
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    [quote author=rootbeersoup link=topic=11110.msg146792#msg146792 date=1164742065]
    The G-310 is pretty ugly, too.

    Look at the pickguard shape and the bridge/tailpiece location vs a Gibson special:

    [img width=640 height=224]http://img3.musiciansfriend.com/dbase/pics/products/7/5/6/274756.jpg[/img]

    [img width=640 height=227]http://img3.musiciansfriend.com/dbase/pics/products/8/4/4/273844.jpg[/img]
    [/quote]wow, i never noticed the bridge on the epi in out of the pickguard...interesting..
     
  5. nsk56

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    [quote author=mikeystool link=topic=11110.msg146854#msg146854 date=1164752975]
    wow, i never noticed the bridge on the epi in out of the pickguard...interesting..
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    I think the ones with bolt on necks have the bridge and tail piece in front of the pickguard. or out more in front than gibsons.
     
  6. rootbeersoup

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    As you can see, the neck joints are different. The G-310's neck joint is farther in than the Gibson's.
     
  7. angus

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    [quote author=rootbeersoup link=topic=11110.msg146878#msg146878 date=1164755283]
    As you can see, the neck joints are different. The G-310's neck joint is farther in than the Gibson's.
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    As always, that's because the 310 is a set neck. No Gibsons have that.
     
  8. Rendus

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    [quote author=angus link=topic=11110.msg146879#msg146879 date=1164756224]
    As always, that's because the 310 is a set neck. No Gibsons have that.
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    You mean bolt-on neck...right?
     
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    I think you mean bolt-on neck, Angus.

    The neck has to be bolted in closer cause it'd be easy to break off the flange they bolt the neck on to if they put it out farther.
     
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    lol I mean Bolt


    :roll: :D :D :oops:
     
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    [quote author=angus link=topic=11110.msg144871#msg144871 date=1163956408]
    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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    thats debateable. i didnt think the epi i played sounded like AC/DC.


    however the gibson sg special has the AC/DC tone.
     
  12. rootbeersoup

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    I really think it depends on what amp you play through... :roll:
     
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    You can get a good AC/DC tone with the Vintage G400. I played it through a Vox AD30VT and it sounded and felt real nice. Kinda like a like a '61 RI neck on a Faded SG. It's not a Gibson but nothing to be ashamed of. 8)
     
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    [quote author=TNT link=topic=11110.msg146898#msg146898 date=1164762922]
    You can get a good AC/DC tone with the Vintage G400. I played it through a Vox AD30VT and it sounded and felt real nice. Kinda like a like a '61 RI neck on a Faded SG. It's not a Gibson but nothing to be ashamed of. 8)
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    still saving.


    dont care.


    still saving.




    :)
     
  15. rootbeersoup

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    [quote author=angus link=topic=11110.msg146913#msg146913 date=1164765872]
    still saving.


    dont care.


    still saving.




    :)
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    'Atta boy! O0
     
  16. angus

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    [quote author=rootbeersoup link=topic=11110.msg146915#msg146915 date=1164766244]
    'Atta boy! O0
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    I really mean it this time. I'm honestly going through with it becuase I sat down alot and organized it all out. I planned it all. I found out that if I sell the stuff I'm trying to sell, about 3 weeks after I get my christmas money and everything, I'll only have about $250 to raise!!!!!!


    WOOOO!
     
  17. SG dan

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    I know youve prolly said it before , but what are you selling and to whom?
     
  18. angus

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    [quote author=SG dan link=topic=11110.msg146958#msg146958 date=1164771763]
    I know youve prolly said it before , but what are you selling and to whom?
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    I'm getting $50 for an Xbox today and $40 for a Guitar pedal
     
  19. walter19882003

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    epis are good guitars, but there no gibson, however i have a gibson lespaul and i hate it!! gona start another thread, ah wanna no what you guys think of it, im certain its not real, my epi sg does sound abit....not alot mind....abit like ac/dc, but with the amp im using now, it sounds more like aerosmith :D yey
     
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    $50.00 for an Xbox? My Sega Genesis must be worth less than zilch. :cry:
     

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