#1
I'm thinking of getting either a Epiphone dot or a Epiphone Riviera. I want to get like a Wolfmother, Dead Meadow, BRMC kind of sound out of it with my Hotrod Deluxe and a baked TS-9 and a TS-9DX. Which one would you recommend?
#3
if your int he epi. feel try out a sheraton, and an ibanez artcore.
[IMG]http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/9148/dawhip005jf4.jpg[/IMG]

Quote by SuperSamuraiGuy
Thanks for answering all my question ssguitar



JCM900 FOR SELL!
#4
I personally like the Epiphone Casino.

Nick Valensi from the Strokes uses a Riviera, although his is modded with P-94s which gives it a little more crunch.

I'd stay away from the dot. Never heard anything good about them.

Your best bet is to play both of them and see which feels better. You can probably get the sound you like out of either.
#5
I played the Epi Dot head-to-head with an Ibanez Artcore AS73 and bought the Artcore. The pickups in the Epi are hotter but the overall quality could not match, and for me the Ibanez neck is much better (thinner, faster, better finished frets.) Pickups in the AS73 are ACH1 and 2, ceramic medium-output. Some opt to replace them. I like them just fine for my genres (blues/classic rock.) The Ibanez is about $40 higher but the difference in quality and appearance are well worth the extra. Try them both.
#6
sorry to pinch thread. i would also recommend the ibanez artcore guitars. which leads me to my thread pinching. i have tried the ibanez awd83 (the hollowbody superstrat) and wanted to know what the tremolo on the awd83t is like. it's a ACT bridge?
Quote by Kutanmoogle
Now introducing Megabreth, Dave Mustaine's signature Tic-Tac!


Member of the ENGL Family

Gear:

Hamer Vector
OLP John Petrucci
ENGL Thunder 50
EHX Holy Grail
EHX Small Clone
EHX Big Muff USA
Boss DD-3
Vox V847
Korg Toneworks OD
#7
The awd83t has a roller bridge and no locking nut. There may be a problem at the nut, as the Ibanez Artcores have a plastic nut that needs some work. If you bought it and replaced the nut with graphite it might be ok, as well as possibly replacing the stock tuners with locking ones. I would be wary of tuning issues. The trem looks solid. Those strings don't slide through the stock nut well enough to use it with a trem.
#8
I also have to recommend the Ibanez Artcores, because when I was first looking at hollowbodies I tried some Epiphones and wasn't that impressed. Later I came back tried an AS73 and fell in love with it. Ended up getting an AS103BM (see sig) because of a sale, but they're pretty close playability wise.
#9
^^ thanks for the info there
Quote by Kutanmoogle
Now introducing Megabreth, Dave Mustaine's signature Tic-Tac!


Member of the ENGL Family

Gear:

Hamer Vector
OLP John Petrucci
ENGL Thunder 50
EHX Holy Grail
EHX Small Clone
EHX Big Muff USA
Boss DD-3
Vox V847
Korg Toneworks OD
#10
Hmm, I may check into the Artcores. The only problem is I'm not a huge fan of Ibanez. I've heard a lot of bad things about them, they easily break, don't sound very good, etc. But maybe this only applies to their solid bodies.
#11
Quote by thebrewfan
Hmm, I may check into the Artcores. The only problem is I'm not a huge fan of Ibanez. I've heard a lot of bad things about them, they easily break, don't sound very good, etc. But maybe this only applies to their solid bodies.

I think you were just talking to some sort of Ibanez hater, because even though Ibanezs do have their problems, they are still very solid guitars.
#12
I just haven't heard the greatest things about them. However I have an epiphone and its served me well.
#13
You could take a look at a Michael Kelly Vibe. Amazing guitar for the price.
Recognized by the Official EG/GG&A Who To Listen To List 2008
Quote by utsapp89
^I'd let a pro look at it. Once you get into the technicalities of screws...well, it's just a place you don't want to be, friend.
#14
I actually like the Epiphone Dot's. You have to play the one you're buying though, as they seem to vary alot from guitar to guitar. Get a nice one and you're really quids in.
Ibanez PGM301
Ibanez GRG170DX
Fender Telecaster MiJ - 1986
Swing T-Through

Ibanez TS9DX
Sovtek Small Stone - c.1985
EHX Big Muff
Kimbara Wah - c.1974
Boss GE-7

Orange Rocker 30 Combo

http://www.myspace.com/paythelay
#15
Quote by ssguitar
if your int he epi. feel try out a sheraton, and an ibanez artcore.


I would recommend to try the Sheraton too... its a great guitar, I dont know the Ibanez though, Im planning to buy a Sheraton this week sounds so nice. But the best way of choosing is trying the ones you like (Dot, Sheraton, Casino, Riviera).
#17
The Sheraton has better hardware and better quality control. Just the next step up. I'm more of a Riviera fan than the Sheraton though.
Ibanez PGM301
Ibanez GRG170DX
Fender Telecaster MiJ - 1986
Swing T-Through

Ibanez TS9DX
Sovtek Small Stone - c.1985
EHX Big Muff
Kimbara Wah - c.1974
Boss GE-7

Orange Rocker 30 Combo

http://www.myspace.com/paythelay