#1
Whould a Epiphone Dot sound good or fit right with EMG's in them. Im looking to play metal and I really like the Dot so I was wondering if it would be a good combo?
I looking at the 60 in the neck and 85 in the bridge. Would this work alright?
#2
Unless you have some magical plan to prevent the feedback you'll get, then no.

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Wow, EMG's in a dot...

Why would you play metal on one of those?
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get another epiphone that looks like a dot but is solidbody, and paint f-holes on it. like paul gilbert's signature. if you want to see it, go to www.ibanez.com. im saying this because i believe all the feedback algeeEater is tlaking about will be coming from the hollowbody. if you have a solidbody, it wont be so bad that you need a magical plan lol.
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Quote by AlGeeEater
Unless you have some magical plan to prevent the feedback you'll get, then no.

Chris






Anyway, I would say that's a bad idea due to the whole feedback thing.
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Wow, EMG's in a dot...

Why would you play metal on one of those?
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Emg's are suprisingly good for blues. Really good actually. It has to be semi-hard blues though.


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Quote by RedHotFan182
Whould a Epiphone Dot sound good or fit right with EMG's in them. Im looking to play metal and I really like the Dot so I was wondering if it would be a good combo?
I looking at the 60 in the neck and 85 in the bridge. Would this work alright?




This is almost as funny as that poser who wanted to put EMGs in his B.C. Rich Dagger. We kept on telling him not to, as it would feed back like crazy, but he kept on telling us to fuck off. Anyway, he was banned.
#8
wat would be good metal pickups to put in a dot or should i just get some distortion and keep the stock pickups
#10
You don't play metal with a hollow body guitar, incase you didn't gather that from the previous posts in your thread.

If you want to play metal, get a solid body or semi-hollow guitar and put EMG's in that.

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#11
Umm, an epiphone dot is semi-hollow. ES-335s(with the exception of early Gibson models, as in the ones from about '57 to '63) have a solid center block. I own an epiphone dot and use it for everything from RHCP to Donovan Frankenreiter to Guns and roses and I have almost no issue with feedback.

Also, the guy from static-x has an epiphone Dot Studio with EMGs, and he has no feedback issues.

While I wouldn't recomend the settup you suggest, it will work fine.
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Umm, an epiphone dot is semi-hollow. ES-335s(with the exception of early Gibson models, as in the ones from about '57 to '63) have a solid center block. I own an epiphone dot and use it for everything from RHCP to Donovan Frankenreiter to Guns and roses and I have almost no issue with feedback.

Also, the guy from static-x has an epiphone Dot Studio with EMGs, and he has no feedback issues.

While I wouldn't recomend the settup you suggest, it will work fine.

They're still hollowbodies. Semi-hollow bodies are SOLID blocks of wood that are usually routed for the chambers, then a top is glued on. They're basically one solid block of wood, which is why they don't have too many problems with feedback. Guitars with a solid block down the center are still hollowbody guitars, they're not constructed anything like semi-hollow guitars. Hollowbodies are constructed much like acoustics, with bent and glued sides. You have to glue the top and back on, and the center block is usually glued into the body. They handle feedback much worse.

I believe Tripp Eisen's guitar isn't a hollowbody though, but i'm not too sure. I don't know too much about Static-X, but I do know that hollowbodies feedback like hell with distortion. I've experienced it first hand.

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Whould a Epiphone Dot sound good or fit right with EMG's in them. Im looking to play metal and I really like the Dot so I was wondering if it would be a good combo?
I looking at the 60 in the neck and 85 in the bridge. Would this work alright?


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Wes Borlands signature guitar from Yamaha is semi hollow, and it has a very nice metal tone. I'm confused as to how that works, considering everyone here has said you cant play metal with hollowbody guitars, confirming what I've read everywhere else.

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This is almost as funny as that poser who wanted to put EMGs in his B.C. Rich Dagger. We kept on telling him not to, as it would feed back like crazy, but he kept on telling us to fuck off. Anyway, he was banned.

I have the guitar was thinking about doing that. Then I relized how much I dislike that guitar and BC Rich, that guitar dose have a nice clean on it tho. But after I get a change of an amp... Then im gonna put some EMGs in my LP.
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I have an EMG in my Dot and it sounds incredible.

Having said that, I beefed up the inside with some mahogany inserts before I got em. The thing totally WRECKS. I have a VERY strange setup though, so I wouldn't try it unless you're feeling lucky.
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You don't play metal with a hollow body guitar, incase you didn't gather that from the previous posts in your thread.

If you want to play metal, get a solid body or semi-hollow guitar and put EMG's in that.

Chris

look up the guitarist for daath, he plays death metal with a PRS hollowbody, with no problems. the fact is you can play anything with any guitar. i would'nt put emgs though, i would put in dimarzios, but that is my preference.
#19
What amp do you have? try scrweing with the settings on the amp first, then try a pedal then pickup changes, im not sure emg's would be good in a DOT but ive played metal with a dot so its doable
#20
You can plug the holes in it to take care of some of the feedback... or so I've been told.
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