#1
I currently have a vintage les paul and love the amped sound, however its not much good for practicing at university. I was thinking of trading it in for an epiphone dot, since I believe that could be played accoustically to some extent, but would also sound similar to a les paul amped.

Hopefully that's enough information, let me know if not.
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#2
why not go to a shop and play one and see for yourself?

I personally don't like playing semi's without an amp. to my ear, they still sound like an electric that hasn't been plugged in, not at all like an acoustic.
#3
if your issue is people complaining about the guitar, you're better off getting headphones. Semi hollows are not meant to be played acoustically. you can, but it won't sound much better than playing your lp unplugged.
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#4
You'd be better off with an attenuator, smaller amp, or a headphone amp thing depending on your situation. The dot doesnt project much more than a well-made solid body. I got one thinking that and have been disappointed in that respect.
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#5
Sir if that's the main issue then get a Taylor T5 :P Best of both worlds period hehe.

Other than that, you can try a small amp, some sort of device like the Line6 Pocket POD which sounds awesome with headphones and you can put a BUNCH of effects in it and there's plenty other more ways. I use the iRig with my iphone now and even though it's not the best sound you can get through headphones i admit, it still works for practice sakes.
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some sort of device like the Line6 Pocket POD which sounds awesome with headphones and you can put a BUNCH of effects in it and there's plenty other more ways. I use the iRig with my iphone now and even though it's not the best sound you can get through headphones i admit, it still works for practice sakes.


I wholeheartedly agree with this. I own both a Korg Pandora and a Tascam GT-R1, which are cousins to the POD. Those or similar devices also tend to have other valuable features, like tuners, metronomes, programmable drums, phrase trainers, recording apparatus (usually to some kind of chip/flash drive), or even direct connections to your computer.

Even though I have a nice Fender HRD and a football-field's worth of pedals, I still use mine more often than not, just because I can rock out as hard as I want without disturbing the neighbors...or scaring my doggies.
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#7
with the line 6 pocket pod can you put an input in from mp3/laptop etc just using standard headphone jack ?
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#8
it has a cd/mp3 in, regular headphones out, guitar in, amp out, all you need to practice on the go
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#9
Or an amp with a headphone output?
Loads of decent ones like that about today!
Vox even make little portable headphone amps that plug directly in to the guitar, if you're on a really tight budget!
#10
the dot isnt gonna sound like an acoustic...mine doesnt. The wood seems too solid.
#11
I use the iRig with my iphone now and even though it's not the best sound you can get through headphones i admit, it still works for practice sakes.(Invalid img)
#12
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the dot isnt gonna sound like an acoustic...mine doesnt. The wood seems too solid.


what wood? you mean the neck?
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