Poll: Which Guitar is Better For my Style?
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1966 G-400
27 59%
Tony Iommi G-400
19 41%
Voters: 46.
#1
I'm currently saving for a new guitar, and I really like these two guitars:

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-SG-Standard-S.O.R-Electric-Guitar?sku=512455

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Tony-Iommi-Signature-G400-Electric-Guitar?sku=518555

I mostly play metal and alternative, with some blues and clean styles on the side, so would the pickups on the Iommi G-400 be too muddy for cleans? And would the pickups on the 1966 G-400 be suitable for metal? So, which one should I go for?

Thanks.

EDIT: Oh, and by the way, my amp is a crappy Rocktron practice amp, but I just about have enough money, then I'll by a Roland Cube 20X.
Last edited by HeavyMetalMan28 at Jan 17, 2009,
#2
I'd get the 66, but my opinion is biased since i don't like signatures and i don't like Tony Iommi
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#3
Id go for the 1966, im not a big fan of using other peoples signature guitars
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#4
'66 G400 any day. not because it's better than the tommy lommi one, alhtough it probably is by miles. but that it's probably more versatile.
and yes, it probably can play metal. just use loadsa tone.
also, if you get any other metal guitar, it can only really be used for metal. but the 66 SG can be sold to be used for blues, jazz, rock or whatever rather than specialist metal places. (if you get me)
#7
I'd go with the 66. Not a big fan of sig guitars. Black Sabbath rules though.
#8
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I'd get the 66, but my opinion is biased since i don't like signatures and i don't like Tony Iommi


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#9
As a Tony Iommi sig user I'd say go for the other one if you're into cleans, his pickups sound lame clean, if your into the 24 frets and only play distorted stuff get the Tony.
#10
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#11
well, it not a choice that u put up, but my fav guitar, herman li's signature guitar, is said, on the link below here (because i'm a guitar n00b and don't own it... rofl), that it's good for every style. awesome desing, too

from the choices, i thought the g-400 looked better. unfornately, i know next to NOTHING about which guitars are better, because i'm still playing on my first ever acoustic

here's the link to that guitar i was talking about. it's 8x more expensive, but 20x better

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-Herman-Li-EGEN18-Signature-Electric-Guitar?sku=500160
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#12
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well, it not a choice that u put up, but my fav guitar, herman li's signature guitar, is said, on the link below here (because i'm a guitar n00b and don't own it... rofl), that it's good for every style. awesome desing, too

from the choices, i thought the g-400 looked better. unfornately, i know next to NOTHING about which guitars are better, because i'm still playing on my first ever acoustic

here's the link to that guitar i was talking about. it's 8x more expensive, but 20x better

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-Herman-Li-EGEN18-Signature-Electric-Guitar?sku=500160


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#13
I'd assume the G-400 would be more versatile because of the pickups in Iommi's. I'd say try 'em, look up some videos and sound samples online, and think if it would be worth the extra money for Iommi's sig. I personally think it wouldn't.
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#14
Uh, don't get an epiphone.

Trust me it's better to save more money or get a different brand.

Those things have horrible fret jobs, the pick up selector switch ends up giving out... Pick ups are horrible. It's going to cost more money to fix it than it's worth to begin with.

I know because my first guitar was an epiphone and I regret ever getting it (same with my friends and my father) so you're better off spending your money elsewhere.
#15
^Which Epiphone did you have? All the Epiphones I've ever played had excellent fret jobs (except for my LP Junior that I got for $50).
#16
get the 66, but swap the pickups. matbe some nice WCRs ?
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#17
Quote by nan0
Uh, don't get an epiphone.

Trust me it's better to save more money or get a different brand.

Those things have horrible fret jobs, the pick up selector switch ends up giving out... Pick ups are horrible. It's going to cost more money to fix it than it's worth to begin with.

I know because my first guitar was an epiphone and I regret ever getting it (same with my friends and my father) so you're better off spending your money elsewhere.



eh..., ,i have an epi g400 custom and love it, the frets are absoloutly fine, the pickups they could be better, but after about 3 years i finnally switched out the bridge pickup but the stock arent horrendus, you just gotta be careful what model your buying, and ive never cmpletely had to replace anything on my epi, its a fairly durable guitar and it sounds good


i would go witht he g400 for versitality and it seems a bit better quality overall, the iommi sig. seems like your paying mostly for the name rather than the guitar
#20
I don't care much for signature guitars but the Tony Iommi all the way I would pic it over any SG style guitar even the Gibson SGs. This is a guitar on my list of must haves. The Tony Iommi pups are amazing the best pups Gibson makes IMHO and yes Epi uses the original Gibson USA Iommi pups much better than the standard Epi pups and Gibby pups. I am just waiting to find one at the right price. I got a chance to try the original Gibson and Epi ones side by side and I found no difference at all except the Gibby use was 2 grand and the Epi six hundred new. The Tony Iommi SG is probably one of the top 5 guitars Epi makes hands down. I say go out and see if you can try one out before you buy it's amazing and I am sure you'll agree once you get your hands on it.

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Last edited by johnro6659 at Jan 29, 2009,
#21
Id get the 66 reissue, I got the herritage red one and I love it!
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#22
the iomi will not have neck dive.. while the 66 will due to the iomi having the strap connector on the horn not on the back
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