#1
Im looking for a guitar in the 300-500 dollar range. I play Rock, Alternative Rock, some Punk. Im in love with the band Death from Above 1979 and i kind of wanna follow that direction. I know its bass, but i wanna get that type of distortion. I was thinking of getting a Standard Telecaster or Epiphone G400. Im afraid that the tele will not have good tone since its only 2 single coils, and i think the epiphone might be to metal for me. I have yet to play the two so im not sure what to expect.

Any other guitars you could throw at me? Is the telecaster good with distortion and tone?
#2
personally i'd take the epiphone, i have a les paul myself, i use it for metal, but as a backup, i use my jackson at the moment, but so you're aware, Epiphone is NOT too metal, if you're comparing it to like, Toni Iommi or something, then i dont get how you think its metal, but in my opinion, the Epi is way better/cooler then a telecaster
#3
SG's arent metal guitars, its just that people turn them into metal guitars. It was really the guitar that defined the phsycadelic 60's. I tried the Epiphone SG when I recently went and bought a new guitar two days ago, and I went with the Cort M520.
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#4
is the g400 a heavy guitar? ive got a squire strat and its pretty light, i dont wanna buy a really heavy guitar. and from what i heard, all sgs are neck heavy?

by the way, when an amp has "DSP" what does that mean?
#5
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is the g400 a heavy guitar? ive got a squire strat and its pretty light, i dont wanna buy a really heavy guitar. and from what i heard, all sgs are neck heavy?

by the way, when an amp has "DSP" what does that mean?


The G400 is pretty light, and thin, but I hear that it feels wierd to play while standing, but I didn't play it standing. Don't know about DSP though....
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#6
if you get the epiphone get a plain top les paul meaning the body is all mahogany instead of maghogany/alder like the regular standards, this way you will get a fatter tone i have one and it is a very versatile guitar
#7
i dont want a les paul because ive tried one and i hated it. the body is too big for my liking.
#8
Look into a strat, an h-s-s strat if possible, really versatile, and should get you the sound that you are looking for.