#1
Could you play the likes of high-gain metal (CoB, In Flames, Megadeth, etc.) on an epiphone dot?
Would you end up with incredible amounts of feedback?
And could that feedback be incorporated into your playing?
Through a Roland Cube 30x.

Thanks in advance guys.
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#3
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Why would you want to?
But yeah, you'll get more feedback than with a solid body


I've just always liked the idea of playing metal on un-traditional metal guitars.
And I've always loved playing blues as well.
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#4
Quote by hootie37
I've just always liked the idea of playing metal on un-traditional metal guitars.
And I've always loved playing blues as well.


The proper answer is that semi-hollows look cooler, and if that isn't what metal's all about, I don't know what is.

About the guitar, head down to a shop and try one out with a lot of gain, see what it gives you. If you like it, go for it.
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#5
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The proper answer is that semi-hollows look cooler, and if that isn't what metal's all about, I don't know what is.


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#6
Is there a semi-hollow in the $400 range that is great for metal?
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#7
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Is there a semi-hollow in the $400 range that is great for metal?


I doubt you'll find one that suits you strait away. If I were you I would get a cheap used dot studio and swap out the pickups if you really are set on it.
#8
Pepper Keenan from DOWN plays a 335 I think?


It's a semi-hollow Gibson for sure though. I think as long as you have a high end noise gate it should be fine, and it won't be so bad with a solid state anyways I don't think.
#9
Proballly gonna need to change your pickups ...
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#10
I smell a large helping of fail that has minute potential to turn into immense win...

I personally wouldn't play metal on a semi-hollowbody, but to each their own. If you can incorporate the extra feedback into your playing, then by all means go for it.
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#11
I don't think Pepper uses that much gain.

I have an Epiphone Wildkat for playing covers. Kick in full gain on my Marshall AVT150H and it's feedback city. Not even the good feedback... the ugly high-pitch squeely stuff. Give it a try but I don't like the chances.

Hollow bodies are great for heavy rock & classic rock but high gain metal is pushing it.
#12
I've actually tried this before. In my experience you get a nice clean tone but the distortion is a touch lighter. I remember reading about a rockabilly player that put material over the f-holes on his Gretch to reduce feedback. Just note that you're gonna have to stand with your back to your amp when you're playing.

I recall seeing a metal video with a guy playing a semi-hollow and Lips from Anvil plays semi-hollow flying V's and he's got killer tone. It CAN be done.
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#14
Stoner/Sludge/Doom yay. (wanted feedback sustain)
Everything else metal nay.
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#15
you probably could at fairly low volumes (e.g. home volume). Wouldn't be the first choice, though, and if you're going to be playing at higher volume levels... yeah, feedback would likely be a problem before too long.
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#17
would switching pickups to actives, say, EMGs, Blackouts, etc. be a good idea?
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#18
I will not lie, the Gretsch G5122 really growls when distorted, and the neck is rather thin, especially on the upper frets.

The Bigsby is pretty fun, too.

And to the actives thing, you'd be better off buying high output pickups. I'm pretty sure you'd need to do routing on a semi-hollow body. Not too mention they probably give off a lot of feedback.
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#20
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would switching pickups to actives, say, EMGs, Blackouts, etc. be a good idea?


i'm not certain, but i imagine that's not the main problem. it's the construction of the guitar more than the pickups.
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#21
I dont know about the Dot, but Ive tried a Casino with a JSX, and while it sound EXCELLENT on high gain settings, its probably not as punchy or aggressive as youd want it to be
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