#1
So i've been playing for a bit now. I like metal, hardrock, punk, i like a lot of different styles of music. I really would like a sg but i want to put like $500 into it. So i was thinking i could get the Epiphone G-400 1966 Reissue which is $300, and put like some Seymour Duncan Blackout's in it. I also really like the Epiphone 310 Emily the strange. What should i do!!!
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#2
the G400 plus pickup change sounds like a pretty good plan. i think that'd suit you well.
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#3
the gibson faded sg is around $500
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#4
get the g400 '66 reissue. the emily the strange is just not nearly up to par with the '66.

i would suggest looking into these pickups for punk/hard rock/metal:
seymour duncan pearly gates (a friend of mine uses them. they're very raw and have alotta tone possibilities)
SD sh4 JB (the guys from Lamb of God and Bullet For My Valentine use these)
and if you're lookin for the more active pickups,
EMG 81/85 set. it's the definition of balls out.

even consider putting in a couple SD P90s? i have a friend who put em in his les paul and runs it through a mesa boogie. it sounds badass
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#5
Take a look at the Samick TR2.

It has better specs and a more balanced body (no neck dipping) than the G400.
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#6
get either a G-400 and put in EMG 81/85, thats what i did and it sounds great, or get a gibson faded sg
#7
SD sh4 JB (the guys from Lamb of God and Bullet For My Valentine use these)


Lamb of God uses Seymour Duncan 59's, not JB's.
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#8
the Emily the Strange is not even an SG.


it's a useless slab of wood in the shape of an SG.
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Lamb of God uses Seymour Duncan 59's, not JB's.

Willie uses a JB and a 59 and Mark uses both 59's to be exact.
#10
I figured out what i'm going to do

Epiphone SG G-400 66 Reissue $300

I'm trying to decide for pick up's though

The Emg ZW Zakk Wylde 81/85 Humbuckers ( $198 )
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/EMG-EMGZW-Zakk-Wylde-8185-Humbucker-Set?sku=301511

The Seymore Duncan Black Active Humbuckers ( $173 )
Blackouts

Also is there any difference between just the 81 and 85 emg's and then to the Zakk Wylde one's.

I'm going to be playing Punk/a bit of metal/ Hard Rock/ Rock.

what should i get?
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#11
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I figured out what i'm going to do

Epiphone SG G-400 66 Reissue $300

I'm trying to decide for pick up's though

The Emg ZW Zakk Wylde 81/85 Humbuckers ( $198 )
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/EMG-EMGZW-Zakk-Wylde-8185-Humbucker-Set?sku=301511

The Seymore Duncan Black Active Humbuckers ( $173 )
Blackouts

Also is there any difference between just the 81 and 85 emg's and then to the Zakk Wylde one's.

I'm going to be playing Punk/a bit of metal/ Hard Rock/ Rock.

what should i get?


zakk wylde set. i dunno if it has any differences but you know it comes with everything you need
#12
Sonically, I don't know the difference between the EMGs and the AHBs.
See if you can try a pair of similar guitars with those pickups.
I have the ZW set, and I love 'em.
But I also got them for $160 sealed in box.
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#13
Quote by Megadeth1850
So i've been playing for a bit now. I like metal, hardrock, punk, i like a lot of different styles of music. I really would like a sg but i want to put like $500 into it. So i was thinking i could get the Epiphone G-400 1966 Reissue which is $300, and put like some Seymour Duncan Blackout's in it. I also really like the Epiphone 310 Emily the strange. What should i do!!!


I like that idea. the 66 reissue is great. beautiful finish. I would also recommend getting some locking tuners. the stock tuners aren't too great.
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I like that idea. the 66 reissue is great. beautiful finish. I would also recommend getting some locking tuners. the stock tuners aren't too great.


Might as well get a new nut too...


...or you could just spend all that money on a good guitar in the first place .
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^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.
#15
blehhh i hate sgs with emgs in them...its just not right.
but th 66 is a beauty
#16
do not get the ZW EMGs. theyre just EMGs with his name on it. get normal ones, or get the Blackouts. I hear the Blackouts are even better, and by reading the specs they seem to be a lot better.
#17
G-400s are quite a nice guitar. I wish I had a 66 Reissue instead of my Jay Turser.
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#18
I'm trying to buy my friends reissue with a maestro trem. (epiphone only made 400 of those) he doesnt want to let it go cuz its his only guitar w/ a trem xD
#19
What are lock on tuners and what do you mean a new nut?
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#20
They are tuning machines that lock the string so they don't go out of tune.

A good nut helps tuning stability and sustain.
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^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.
#21
Could you link me some of these. Thanks.
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#23
Thank you. Is it easy to put pickup's in, or should i get my local music store for $50?
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#24
It's pretty easy if you know how to solder, and soldering is pretty easy to learn how to do .
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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.
#25
I think i'll just get them to do it. Or my friend's dad.
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#26
I plan on getting the '66 Reissue, Epi Valve JR half stack, TS9 tube screamer, and probably slap some passive dimarzio's in the SG.

I originally had plans for a PAF Pro in my Ibanez RG2EX2's neck, and an Evo 2 in the bridge, but the construction of that thing is just terrible. Trading it in first chance I can.
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