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Old 04-01-2009, 05:00 PM   #41 (permalink)
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mahogany should provide you with a darker overall tone. a little on the bassier / heavier side of things. i just really like the red and black action.

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Old 04-02-2009, 08:44 AM   #42 (permalink)
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The funny part of it is the colors were the only thing that bugged me about the guitar, only because I already had a red and black one (the Brian May) hanging on my wall and my idiotic brain was thinking about how it would look side by side. Once I realized that was some stupid reasoning when deciding on a guitar... I bought it. As far as the mahogany making it sound a bit darker, that makes sense... it's a very subtle difference from my past strats... also due to the fact they all had maple necks which I find sounds brighter and lends to the full sound of the strings more so then Rosewood does (which seems to dampen the sound - in a good way).

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Old 04-02-2009, 05:07 PM   #43 (permalink)
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haha yeah i suppose similar finishes on different body shapes might look funny unless you want to maintain a set colour scheme for ALL your gear hehe.

you're also right that the fretboard material makes a subtle difference in tone. lighter boards produce brighter sound. it's never a make or break issue with most guitarists, although most tend to have a subconscious preference for one over the other. i know myself all the guitars i own have dark fretboards, they just look more 'right' in my eyes.
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Old 05-19-2009, 05:08 AM   #44 (permalink)
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I noticed ya'll aren't to big on posting threads that waste space and this is pertaining to the first question. Only it's for me. I play metal and blues and usually combine the two and I am currently playing an epiphone SG400 (Due to the fact I'm dirt ass poor and that's what I happened to come across) But I've been thinking and I need to scrounge up my money and get a new one more suitable for my style and I don't want to blow it on something, for lack of a better word, ****ty. I've been heavily influenced by Dimebag Darrell and Burn the Priest (Now Lamb of God) and I'm looking to find out what yall think about it before I went out and spent all my money on something useless. And if it's not too much trouble you could recommend a specific amp or really anything that comes across your mind.
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Old 05-19-2009, 05:35 PM   #45 (permalink)
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what are you currently running as an amp?

the sg-400 isn't that bad, it's a notch above entry level but still pretty low in the mid-range stuff. unless you plan on taking the jump into pro level $1000+ guitars i don't think you'll notice as much of an increase in overall sound quality as you would with a new amp.

i know dimebag was big on randall amps. mesa boogies and marshalls are also popular for metal and blues.

a 'good' amp and 'bad' guitar will sound better than a 'bad' amp and a 'good' guitar.
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:20 AM   #46 (permalink)
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Don't laugh cause I sure as hell did. my current amp is this little **** warmup amp I am definitely getting it replaced. But yeah I plan on saving up as much as I can and getting the best guitar I can get cause I don't mean to brag but I don't suck at guitar and I'm ready to go out and let it be heard. And I'm glad you said the good amp bad guitar deal I'll remember that although I hope to get good quality on both.
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Mr. Dave, what's your opinion on the Vox AC-15. Have you ever played one?
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:14 AM   #48 (permalink)
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I noticed ya'll aren't to big on posting threads that waste space and this is pertaining to the first question. Only it's for me. I play metal and blues and usually combine the two and I am currently playing an epiphone SG400 (Due to the fact I'm dirt ass poor and that's what I happened to come across) But I've been thinking and I need to scrounge up my money and get a new one more suitable for my style and I don't want to blow it on something, for lack of a better word, ****ty. I've been heavily influenced by Dimebag Darrell and Burn the Priest (Now Lamb of God) and I'm looking to find out what yall think about it before I went out and spent all my money on something useless. And if it's not too much trouble you could recommend a specific amp or really anything that comes across your mind.
I agree with mr dave. I think SGs are grossly underrated guitars and very well suited to what you say your purposes are.














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Old 05-20-2009, 11:38 AM   #49 (permalink)
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Yeah but I mean I just got through playing it and it's not what I'm lookin' for...could you maybe suggest some other guitars cause I know I'm not sticking with the SG 400 it's just not me. I didn't know it was "under rated" and all that but I know it's not exactly what I'm lookin' for. I am definitely not trying to duplicate what Dimebag did. Maybe I didn't give enough to go on I can't explain the style too well cause I'm still trying to find that right tone I guess. Maybe that's just one of them things that can only be found through trial and error. I know I want a heavier body it feels a little more right that way to me. Ya'll could be right too it very well may be my amp that makes me believe my guitar is not as good as it is. I'll start by getting a new amp and see the difference first.
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Old 05-20-2009, 04:25 PM   #50 (permalink)
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a 'good' amp and 'bad' guitar will sound better than a 'bad' amp and a 'good' guitar.
probably the most important response in the whole thread (imo)

for me, the idea of paying $1000+ for a strat is ludicrous. my ear can't tell the difference, especially if you buy a mexican one and put a set of pick ups in it. get all the coolness, for way less $$

same thing between gibson and epiphone. i had a guy put me down once for playin an epi les paul. i went next door and got my buddies gibson les paul, turned out the lights, and he couldn't tell the difference. that was the end of him talkin smack about my epi les paul. the biggest difference was my epi was less than 1/2 the price.

another guy used to knock my suziki intruder because he rode a heritage. that ended when he road my suzuki and realized he coulda bought 2 of mine for what he paid for his, and still had 6 grand left over. don't be fooled by the hype. try everything.
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