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When it comes to music gear, is it true you get what you pay for?
No.

My Epiphone Casinos are extraordinary guitars. Best bang-for-buck guitars out there. You pay 600 bucks for a Casino and you get a guitar that is absolutely fantastic in every way. On the other hand, my White Falcon cost me thousands of dollars and it is no match for my 600 dollar Epiphone Casino.

When it comes to guitars, you do not always get what you pay for. Sometimes it's a bad thing, sometimes that's a good thing. Another good example is my Gibson SG Standard. I paid just 800 bucks for that sucker brand spanking new. That guitar is a gem and stands up next to any three thousand dollar Les Paul.
 

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No.

My Epiphone Casinos are extraordinary guitars. Best bang-for-buck guitars out there. You pay 600 bucks for a Casino and you get a guitar that is absolutely fantastic in every way. On the other hand, my White Falcon cost me thousands of dollars and it is no match for my 600 dollar Epiphone Casino.

When it comes to guitars, you do not always get what you pay for. Sometimes it's a bad thing, sometimes that's a good thing. Another good example is my Gibson SG Standard. I paid just 800 bucks for that sucker brand spanking new. That guitar is a gem and stands up next to any three thousand dollar Les Paul.
What kind of SG does Angus play?
 

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I’m wanting a good SG from Gibson that is available in left handed. Any recommendations?
 

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What kind of SG does Angus play?
I don't know what specific SG Angus does use. I am not an Angus fan.

What little I do know about him is that he plays an SG straight into a Marshall. No pedals. Now if that is true or not, I really don't know; but if it is true, I like that about him. I am not a pedal guy. I believe guitar should go straight into amp. That's real guitar playing. I think Angus does that. Steve Jones of The Sex Pistols did that. I like that simplicity. True guitar sound.
 

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I don't know what specific SG Angus does use. I am not an Angus fan.

What little I do know about him is that he plays an SG straight into a Marshall. No pedals. Now if that is true or not, I really don't know; but if it is true, I like that about him. I am not a pedal guy. I believe guitar should go straight into amp. That's real guitar playing. I think Angus does that. Steve Jones of The Sex Pistols did that. I like that simplicity. True guitar sound.
So, every guitar player that uses pedals aren’t real guitar players? I don’t like using pedals either, but not gonna fault anyone that does. Loads of killer players uses pedals.
 

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So, every guitar player that uses pedals aren’t real guitar players? I don’t like using pedals either, but not gonna fault anyone that does. Loads of killer players uses pedals.
I'm just saying if you use pedals you are playing the pedals, not the guitar. Your sound is some BOSS Flanger pedal...not your guitar, your fingers, or your soul.
 

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I'm just saying if you use pedals you are playing the pedals, not the guitar. Your sound is some BOSS Flanger pedal...not your guitar, your fingers, or your soul.
Interesting
 

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I mean they aren't giving them away in cereal packs. You can get great value and crap value. I think that has been illustrated pretty well already. But you will pay, and it is up to you to make the decision about value for money. So don't buy online. Test drive the guitar fully, particularly unplugged, ignore the name on the headstock and buy what works for you. Buy wisely and you will have money left over for an amp.
 

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I mean they aren't giving them away in cereal packs. You can get great value and crap value. I think that has been illustrated pretty well already. But you will pay, and it is up to you to make the decision about value for money. So don't buy online. Test drive the guitar fully, particularly unplugged, ignore the name on the headstock and buy what works for you. Buy wisely and you will have money left over for an amp.
What are some of the things to look for when testing one unplugged, to see if it’s gonna be a great guitar?
 

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What are some of the things to look for when testing one unplugged, to see if it’s gonna be a great guitar?

Unplugged you can listen for little mechanical noises, buzzes and rattles that don't necessarily come through an amp (yet!). Also every guitar has a basic tone which is the starting point for your sound. And of course fret buzzing is much more apparent acoustically. Plugging in is only really to assess pickup output level and to make sure the controls all work properly.
 

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There's a thousand youtube videos made to help people buy a guitar. Twenty minute long videos advising buyers what to look for and listen for in a guitar. Hogwash. I can make a video that lasts five seconds and would be the best advice for a buyer:
Look at the name on the headstock!
End of video.

You'll never monetise your YouTube channel like that. Even if you're only saying 'Look at the name on the headstock!' you've still got to take at least 30 minutes to say it. Start with a clickbait title like 'The one thing nobody told you to look for when buying a guitar', then spend 28 minutes talking about yourself and any irrelevant stuff that comes into your mind... Isn't that the way it's supposed to work?

I don't know what specific SG Angus does use. I am not an Angus fan.

....hang on, didn't you start a thread about buying an SG because it would make you sound like Angus? :hmm:

Not necessarily, but it is certainly true that you pay for what you get.
Not if you're the guy who's got Tony McPhee's SG, or any of the other scumbags who nick guitars from backstage.
 

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I'm just saying if you use pedals you are playing the pedals, not the guitar. Your sound is some BOSS Flanger pedal...not your guitar, your fingers, or your soul.

Although I don't quite agree with the latter part of this statement it's an interesting way of looking at it and something people often overlook. They're on and on about the stupid guitar and completely overlook the amp and pedals.
 


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