#1
im thinking about getting an epiphone dot but i dont know what to get. does anyone know the difrences between the dot studio, regular, and delux. i cant tell much except for looks. becuase if they are the same i will just get the dot studio(the cheapest) and replace the pickups with gibsons.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/home/navigation?q=epiphone+dot

also i know that the semi's will feedback if theres alot of distortion. could i get a hum blocking pedal so i could play high gain stuff? i wan to know if i can play iron maiden type metal.
#2
The Dot Studio is very basic, ie, no binding, only 1 volume and 1 tone knob etc. However, as long as you've comfortable with an unmarked neck (it still has markings along the side) and do intend to change the pups, it's a very nice base to use.

You can't play high gain stuff. Iron Maiden sort of stuff just isn't suited to a semi hollow. You'll get raunchy classic rock, but anything further is just asking for feedback as you wind the volume up!
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#3
for iron maiden you'd be better off with an esp or gibson/epiphone les paul
#4
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for iron maiden you'd be better off with an esp or gibson/epiphone les paul


Well, to be fair, for Iron Maiden you'd want a Strat.
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#5
I would recomend the Regular or deluxe dot, as the Studio tends to be kind of crap in terms of build quality. I own a regular and am VERY pleased with it(other than the sucky neck pickup).

I play guns and roses, RHCP, Velvet Revolver, and Audioslave as well as a lot of pretty heavy originals and it suits me fine. it feeds back but it is VERY VERY controllable
#6
Quote by Keef-is-king
I would recomend the Regular or deluxe dot, as the Studio tends to be kind of crap in terms of build quality. I own a regular and am VERY pleased with it(other than the sucky neck pickup).


whats wrong with the pickup?


i dont really play metal alot but it would be nice if i could. how exactly can i control the feedback?
#7
I have a dot studio , it a great guitar for the money. If u have a few extra bucks changing the pick ups is a good idea
#8
Quote by A Musician
I have a dot studio , it a great guitar for the money. If u have a few extra bucks changing the pick ups is a good idea


can anyone reccomend me a good humbucker? i want really nice cleans. i play through a vox ad30
#9
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can anyone reccomend me a good humbucker? i want really nice cleans. i play through a vox ad30
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Quote by Keef-is-king
I would recomend the Regular or deluxe dot, as the Studio tends to be kind of crap in terms of build quality. I own a regular and am VERY pleased with it(other than the sucky neck pickup).

I play guns and roses, RHCP, Velvet Revolver, and Audioslave as well as a lot of pretty heavy originals and it suits me fine. it feeds back but it is VERY VERY controllable


there is no regular....http://epiphone.com/default.asp?ProductID=&CollectionID=1
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#12
Quote by echofreak
how hard is it to change the pickups on a semi hollow?


Easy as changing in any other guitar.

Cut off the old ones, stick in the new ones, and bob's your uncle.
#13
I see you like The Strokes (for your avatar) and Nick Valensi (lead guitarist) used a Dot, and a Casino too... give them a try
#14
Quote by The Iron Man


yes there is, it is called "Dot" no other name

as for feedback control, its easy, keep your arm resting on the guitar while playing, this reduces feedback via top resonance. Also, avoid turning toward your amp as long as your guitar's volume is up.
#15
Quote by boyad
I see you like The Strokes (for your avatar) and Nick Valensi (lead guitarist) used a Dot, and a Casino too... give them a try


No, Nick Valensi uses an Epiphone Riviera.
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#16
Quote by Kurapica
No, Nick Valensi uses an Epiphone Riviera.


yeah he does... he plays almost always the Riviera but he also used an Epi Casino when he came to Argentina, and there is a pic of him using an Epi Dot too...
#17
i feel bad since there are so many noobs here giving you bs

Easy as changing in any other guitar.

Cut off the old ones, stick in the new ones, and bob's your uncle.


its NOT that easy. he will have to take out the whole harness thru the f-hole (if the dot doesnt have a backplate) and basically do everything thru the f-hole. if you arent experienced, i only see bad results from here.

I own a 90's Riviera and when i wanted to put 57 classics in it, I had to do everything thru the F-hole. It didn't turn out very well since everyone here said it was easy to do. I had it completed at the shop and now its an incredible instrument.

Plus you might want to re-wire all the electronics. Stock epiphone electronics are of poor quality =/
#18
Quote by Dattt
i feel bad since there are so many noobs here giving you bs

its NOT that easy. he will have to take out the whole harness thru the f-hole (if the dot doesnt have a backplate) and basically do everything thru the f-hole. if you arent experienced, i only see bad results from here.

I own a 90's Riviera and when i wanted to put 57 classics in it, I had to do everything thru the F-hole. It didn't turn out very well since everyone here said it was easy to do. I had it completed at the shop and now its an incredible instrument.

Plus you might want to re-wire all the electronics. Stock epiphone electronics are of poor quality =/


If you're just replacing the pups, then, yeah, it IS that easy. You don't need to replace shit other than the pups.

If you're replacing all the electronics, then, yeah, you have to work around taking everything out by the F-hole, but if you're not, then you just work with what's there, and don't need to make it any more complicated.
#19
well i hear 2 diffrent things about changing the pickups everywhere so i will probably just ask guitar center if they can do it for me if its cheap.


Quote by Kurapica
No, Nick Valensi uses an Epiphone Riviera.



i know i seriously want his new epiphone signature p-94. but i only have 500 and im guessing it will be around 800

http://epiphone.com/default.asp?ProductID=274&CollectionID=1
#20
try the Dot, Sheraton and the Casino, those 3 are great guitars, you wont get wrong on anyone of those 3, I think if you buy a Sheraton you will have to buy some new pickups cause the sheraton is too muddy, but thats just my oppinion, also the Dot is $399, and the Sheraton and Casino are $599, I would go for the Casino it has a really sweet tone that I love, and John Lennon used it and Nick Valensi bought one in Argentina, I think if you want a "strokesy" sound dont go for the Sheraton although its a great guitar but its sound is very jazzy, but try them all...
and obviously if you can earn more money to buy the Riviera it would be great..
#21
Quote by echofreak
well i hear 2 diffrent things about changing the pickups everywhere so i will probably just ask guitar center if they can do it for me if its cheap.


i know i seriously want his new epiphone signature p-94. but i only have 500 and im guessing it will be around 800

http://epiphone.com/default.asp?ProductID=274&CollectionID=1

so whatd you buy?
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#22
I've played most of the Epi semis/hollows. The Dot was great, didn't feed back AT ALL. Even when I tried to do it.

Try out a load and then decide.
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#23
I want a dot, then get it fret dressed replace the plastic's like pick guard knobs with Gibson knobs and then replace the electronics with Lollar Imperial Humbuckers and rs pots and caps, would cost me about $900 though.
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#24
to be honest this is what i'd get

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#25
Very nice, I just don't like the gold hardware makes it look kinda cheesy.

Id save to buy a Gibby but man those are way too expensive.
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#26
^i actually don't like gold hardware
but on that guitar it's just

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