#1
i recently upgraded to a epiphone sg 400 from a squire strat but i have a big problem

when ever i strumming it sounds awful i really dont understand whats going on
i mean, the guy who sold it to me at guitar center tested it and it sounded really good.
it's not the guitar is there some technique to strumming a gibson? i know that sounds dumb but i figure i can't do it because the strings are closer to the pick guard on a strat then the gibson meaning my pick get stuck in the strings. could that be the case?
#2
Is it tuned? There isn't any different 'technique' to playing an SG shape guitar.
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#3
adjust the action so it's lower or "closer to the pick guard"

edit: what kind of awful sound does it make?
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#4
Most likley your Amp.
Did you test with your amp or another amp?

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#6
is it tuned?
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#7
Quote by buddyboombotz
Play guitar more.

I'm not exactly a pro but I can get them to sound decent on the squire atleast.
#8
what do you mean it sounds awful? is there a lot of fret buzz? Is it out of tune? Is it in tune but when you play a chord it sounds out of tune? if thats the case you gotta take it back and get it fixed, do you have a warranty on it?
#10
Quote by Koshman32
adjust the action so it's lower or "closer to the pick guard"

edit: what kind of awful sound does it make?


I was thinking of doing that but I'm not exactly if It'll be able to go that low.
Before it starts touching the frets.

Um, it's kind of hard to explain. it's like they're being hit super hard that it doesn't even come out right.... I'm not hitting them hard, either.
#11
Quote by RAAAGE
I'm not exactly a pro but I can get them to sound decent on the squire atleast.

It's just that it's a different guitar. I know what you're saying. Squires feel "lighter" when you play. You could get a different gauge of string or you could keep playing on the SG and get used to it. Your hand will get stronger. And make sure your individual fingers are down enough to make the note each should be playing.
Last edited by buddyboombotz at Jul 23, 2009,
#12
On most SG's I have tried, the strings are closer to the neck which means you have to fret them lighter then you would a normal guitar... That still shouldn't make an awful sound, unless it sounds out of tune, in that case just adjust the action. It really shouldn't be intonation, but check it anyways. Tune it again. If none of the above work I guess try new strings. If it still sounds bad take it back to GC and demand them to fix it.
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#13
Quote by jking948
On most SG's I have tried, the strings are closer to the neck which means you have to fret them lighter then you would a normal guitar... That still shouldn't make an awful sound, unless it sounds out of tune, in that case just adjust the action. It really shouldn't be intonation, but check it anyways. Tune it again. If none of the above work I guess try new strings. If it still sounds bad take it back to GC and demand them to fix it.


Also, I've played an SG once so I really don't know how they feel. So listen to this guy.