#1
I was watching a video that day on youtube in which the guy was playing stairway to heaven on an Epiphone double neck..as per him the pups sounds lifeless when he got it and then he changed everything to the switches with Gibson ones..was it a nice decision?? How much do good Gibson pups cost and is Epiphone double neck also good for soloing and little metal and hard rock tone like metallica and stufff??
#2
The Doubleneck SG is good for...well, looking good. That, and Stairway.

For 'soloing and a little metal and hard rock like Metallica and stuff', a normal SG will suffice. Unless you use 12-string a lot, you've just got a very awkward and heavy Epiphone SG that won't look nearly as cool as it does on Jimmy Page. Unless you're in a Zep tribute band I see no reason to buy one.

Also, for the price of official Gibson pickups I'd rather get aftermarket ones made by a specialist manfacturer; Duncan, Bare Knuckle and the like.
#3
Epi double-necks are stage guitars mainly i think, unless you play 12-string songs or like the clean sound of a 12 string. Honestly, a Gibson SG or even an Epi SG would be good for hard rock. Actual Gibson pickups start at over $100 and can run up to $200 i think. I would rather get Duncans/Bareknuckles/DiMarzios or something from a pickup brand. Similar or better tone for much less money.
#4
So the factory pickups on it are not good already?? Yes I do like the 12string clean sound alot and maybe ill even use it the most for chords for classic rock songs or maybe some riffs..
Suggest me a specific really good pickup not keeping the price in mind..

Quote by kyle62
For 'soloing and a little metal and hard rock like Metallica and stuff', a normal SG will suffice.<B>ess you use 12-string a lot, you've just got a very awkward and heavy Epiphone SG that won't look nearly as cool as it does on Jimmy Page. Unless you're in a Zep tribute band I see no reason to buy one.</B>


Ok Thats all true but I dont know I just want a double neck alot and a 12string guitar so that makes sense..hmm what do you mean by suffice??
Last edited by Still Thinking at Apr 4, 2008,
#5
For me, the ultimate pickup for most Gibsons is the Bare Knuckle 'Black Dog'. Maybe a BKP Emerald in the neck, and a Stormy Monday matched set for the 12 string. I also like the SD '59, and the JB is a reasonable jack-of-all-trades, as is the DiMarzio PAF Pro.

The factory pickups on it are better than the usual micrphonic Epiphone fare, I think, but new ones would certainly be an improvement.
#6
the Epi uses Alcino Pro II Plus on the 12-string and uses Alcino Pro II open-coils on the 6-string. same setup as Jimmy Page
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#7
Quote by Johansensan
the Epi uses Alcino Pro II Plus on the 12-string and uses Alcino Pro II open-coils on the 6-string. same setup as Jimmy Page


So whats the basic difference then between the Gibson SG and The Epiphone SG and then by saying so you mean that I dont have to get the pickups changed??