#1
so i went to guitar center to look around today and saw this

The Guitar

its an epi sg but its like blue...i saw it and i was like "Th3 OmG iz tH3 bLOo 3sG"

only delimma is are they any good for metal like melodic death and slayer/metallica stuff?
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#2
that guitar makes me cream so hard

i love sgs

blue sgs

its like sex with jessica alba

so rare for a normal person to play

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#3
SG's are great for metal, and if you cant shred on one then you can't play

That's an interesting finish....When I first saw it, it looked girly to me....But now it looks kinda badass
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#4
Quote by chrschri
so i went to guitar center to look around today and saw this

The Guitar

its an epi sg but its like blue...i saw it and i was like "Th3 OmG iz tH3 bLOo 3sG"

only delimma is are they any good for metal like melodic death and slayer/metallica stuff?


As far as a low end guitar goes, it's pretty good. I can't imagine why a bright blue SG would cost so much less than a normal color like red or black...

First of all, Metallica isn't melodic death metal. Neither is Slayer. They're both thrash.

Now that that's through with, and I know I'm gonna get flamed to ****, but...

No. It's not gonna be amazing for anything. It'll play what you want on it, but unless you're willing to spend a bit more on a guitar, you're not going to get very much out of it.

It will play your music on it, but don't expect to get Hammett tone out of it instantly with no work involved. There's more to it than that, but it has humbuckers, you'll be fine.
#5
Yeah Seconded Heartbreaker.

I got a Red Epi SG, and Metal is practically all I play and it sounds orgasmical.
#7
Quote by -heartbreaker-
SG's are great for metal, and if you cant shred on one then you can't play


Who made you King of SG's? Clapton doesn't shred, and he played excellently with Cream on one.


Dude, forget him. It's a good guitar. Go ahead.
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#8
the sg-400 is a nice intermediate guitar. seems like a little less than an upgrade looking at ur gear.
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#9
I have a red Epi G-400 and it is pretty good for metal but I would but a different pickup in the bridge.
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#10
Quote by aleister
As far as a low end guitar goes, it's pretty good. I can't imagine why a bright blue SG would cost so much less than a normal color like red or black...

First of all, Metallica isn't melodic death metal. Neither is Slayer. They're both thrash.

Now that that's through with, and I know I'm gonna get flamed to ****, but...

No. It's not gonna be amazing for anything. It'll play what you want on it, but unless you're willing to spend a bit more on a guitar, you're not going to get very much out of it.

It will play your music on it, but don't expect to get Hammett tone out of it instantly with no work involved. There's more to it than that, but it has humbuckers, you'll be fine.



Fool. Anyhow, you are right about it not being amazing for anything. It will be decent, and maybe a bit more, but not amazing. As long as you're running it through a good amp, you shouldn't really notice the difference though.
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#11
Aleister, I disagree. (Not with your Metallica/Slayer Definition)

With not much work (by that I mean a Marshall MG Series 30DFX) I can get my SG to pump out a massive range of tones, and bloody good sounding ones at that.

With a decent amp this guitar will last you ages.
#12
Personally I hate SG's and the color makes me want to gouge my eyes out with raw carrots...

Apart from that it makes good firewood.

Though I am probably being over harsh, I'm sure lots of other people would love this, in that color, Just I am not one of them.
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#14
Quote by WolfenGuitarist
With not much work (by that I mean a Marshall MG Series 30DFX) I can get my SG to pump out a massive range of tones, and bloody good sounding ones at that.

With a decent amp this guitar will last you ages.



it's a low end guitar. he has intermediate gear.


people, look at his sig. why are u telling him to fill his closet with starter gear.


and why would a good amp have anything to do with how long a guitar lasts.
are u guys all new here or what?
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#15
Quote by cashewchaching
Who made you King of SG's? Clapton doesn't shred, and he played excellently with Cream on one.


Dude, forget him. It's a good guitar. Go ahead.


Clapton played an ES-335, jackass. He never played an SG with Cream.

Quote by WolfenGuitarist
Aleister, I disagree. (Not with your Metallica/Slayer Definition)

With not much work (by that I mean a Marshall MG Series 30DFX) I can get my SG to pump out a massive range of tones, and bloody good sounding ones at that.

With a decent amp this guitar will last you ages.


Somebody tell me I'm not the only one who LOL'd when this guy said he gets good tone out of a Marshall MG?
#16
Quote by WolfenGuitarist
Aleister, I disagree. (Not with your Metallica/Slayer Definition)

With not much work (by that I mean a Marshall MG Series 30DFX) I can get my SG to pump out a massive range of tones, and bloody good sounding ones at that.

With a decent amp this guitar will last you ages.



So let me get this straight, you are calling a Marshall MG a decent amp that he can get a broad range of tones from? Well, every person is entitled to his/her own opinion. But I have tried a G-400 through a MG50DFX and....


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#18
Quote by jj1565
it's a low end guitar. he has intermediate gear.


people, look at his sig. why are u telling him to fill his closet with starter gear.


and why would a good amp have anything to do with how long a guitar lasts.
are u guys all new here or what?


You actually do have a pretty good point.

For around the same amount of money, you could get an ESP/LTD Viper 400FM. Very pretty guitar, very good for metal, not so much of a starter axe. And they look slightly edgier too
#19
Quote by cashewchaching
Who made you King of SG's? Clapton doesn't shred, and he played excellently with Cream on one.


Dude, forget him. It's a good guitar. Go ahead.

NO NO NO!

I meant if you cant manage to play fast on an SG neck and need some Ibanez Widard II neck to shred you should go waste your money on some other guitar.

I'm not saying if you don't use an SG to shred then you shouldn't play....I'm not even a shredder, but seriosuly, If someone can't play something fast on this type of neck they can't be that good.

EDIT: ^ Clapton DID play an SG in Cream, what are you smoking?
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#20
I played one, and an then played an Gibson SG standard. I can't play the G-400 after playing an SG standard. Look elsewhere IMO
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#21
Quote by jj1565
it's a low end guitar. he has intermediate gear.


people, look at his sig. why are u telling him to fill his closet with starter gear.


and why would a good amp have anything to do with how long a guitar lasts.
are u guys all new here or what?



Sorry if I am interrupting, but where the heck did your Ultimate Q and A thread go? Every time I search it comes up with nothing. I need to know how to properly adjust the bridge on one of my guitars.
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#22
DAMN!
that sg is gorgeous
i love the sg body
but i hate sg necks though
they feel too fat
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#23
Quote by rubenroxyoursox
DAMN!
that sg is gorgeous
i love the sg body
but i hate sg necks though
they feel too fat


Yes, IMO it has the fattest neck on any guitar I've ever played.
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#24
Quote by thedude051
Sorry if I am interrupting, but where the heck did your Ultimate Q and A thread go? Every time I search it comes up with nothing. I need to know how to properly adjust the bridge on one of my guitars.



sorry, i forget to bump it sometimes. ill bump it and u can add ur question...
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#25
awesome colour
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#27
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prs se custom pay $500 for a $2000 guitar

Or $500 for a $500 dollar guitar. They're good for the money but nothing special.


Quote by inignought
what the f*!k does "Th3 OmG iz tH3 bLOo 3sG" mean

Something along the lines of:

"Wow, a blue SG. I feel a strong sense of admiration and desire for said guitar"
#28
i have a strong desire to report this thread. flamewar, anyone?
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#29
Quote by mad4metal
Yes, IMO it has the fattest neck on any guitar I've ever played.



durh play a tele man they have thick ass necks.
My guitar teacher has one and BAM it's huge. That might have something to do with it being a custom though.
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#30
Quote by chrschri
so i went to guitar center to look around today and saw this
only delimma is are they any good for metal like melodic death and slayer/metallica stuff?


Quote by aleister
First of all, Metallica isn't melodic death metal. Neither is Slayer. They're both thrash.


Yeah, he never claimed that Slayer or Metallica were melodic death metal bands. Don't attack people without reading their posts first.
#31
The lot of the people posting on this thread are morons.

Personally I have not played a G-400 but I heard that it's a decent guitar for the money, if slightly less solid feeling than the SG Standard.

Secondly, Metallica and Slayer I would say by common consensus are thrash. Maybe I'm wrong, but since genres are, by definition, subjective, and that's what the majority would agree, then that's that. They certainly aren't melodic death, but then again as the above poster said the topic starter used the word "AND" instead of "SUCH AS."

Thirdly, according to the reasonably usually-accurate Wikipedia, which in this case has a reference (page is here):

Early during his stint in Cream, his treasured 1960 Les Paul Standard was stolen, although Clapton continued to play Gibson guitars with Cream and Blind Faith including Les Paul models, a Gibson Firebird and a Gibson ES-335, but his most famous guitar in this period was a 1964 Gibson SG. The guitar was noted for its remarkable, psychedelic appearance. In early 1967, just before their first US promotional tour, Clapton's SG, Bruce's Fender VI and Baker's drum head were repainted in eye-popping psychedelic designs created by the visual art collective known as The Fool.


So whatever noob said Clapton didn't play an SG can shut the hell up as well.

With regards to the shred sentiment, SG's have smaller bodies than Les Pauls and they therefore have a more trebly tone, as evidenced by this video. So one might argue that it's more suited to lead work than the Les Paul, but that also depends on what kinda tone you want. Buck Dharma of BOC used a White SG for the first half of his career and he got some pretty diverse tones out of it, but he was mostly known for his high-pitched wailing solos. Tom Scholz and Barry Goudreau of Boston used a Les Paul with P90s in it to achieve a rich lead tone on the majority of their songs.

Jesus, I'm not even that good of a player but damn at least I know my useless trivia XD.
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#32
Quote by aleister
Clapton played an ES-335, jackass. He never played an SG with Cream.




ever heard of "the fool"?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Clapton#Clapton.27s_guitars

also, i agree with what jj1565 is saying.
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#33
I think this one is much more appealing, I might take a look at it next time I go to the guitar store, you guys think this is any better?
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#34
i actually like G-400's...a lot....i think that one in your last post is awesome (although the only difference is the pickguard), i think you'd be happy either way with a pickup swap, cause i just don't think they're up to what you want them to play
#35
Quote by cashewchaching
Who made you King of SG's? Clapton doesn't shred, and he played excellently with Cream on one.


Dude, forget him. It's a good guitar. Go ahead.

No, no, I'm pretty sure he's talking about how some people (falsely) believe it's really hard to shred on Gibson necks, not that if you can't shred you suck.
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#36
Whow, I really love that color!!! Nice indeed-
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