#1
my brother is about to buy a epiphone the dot ebony (loverly looking guitar) but he's really into metal and he ownes a high gain ibanez toneblaster stack.
it isn't really the normal metal he's into but more like isis, cult of luna, neurosis, amen ra so it's kind of post-experimental metal, do you think this guitar will do the job? we also play in a band together and i would like to know if the guitar will not vibrate to much at high volumes, i know you have this problem with lots of semi-acoustic guitars but is it so bad? and can you solve it with a noise reduction pedal or something like that?

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#2
he should definitely play one before he buys it. That will answer the question of whether the guitar will be well suited his style of playing.
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#5
As long as he gets a nice example and it's set up well, it should be ok. But to be honest, it probably is solid body territory there.
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#6
That guitar plus High gain equals REALLY bad feedback issues. I would highly recommend you look at something else....
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#7
tell him to just get an ibanez
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#8
That amp with an SG has a hell of a lot of feed back.

If he wants that guitar, he'll need to put down about 180 bucks on noise suppressing. Tell him to get the Hum Removal Plug and a Hum Debugger noise gate. Or a Boss pedal would work.
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#9
high gain and hollowbodies dont mix at all, hell hollowbodies feedback off cranked marshall superleads, not much gain there, id tell him to look into a solid body
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#10
NOOOOO!!!!

Just get an epiphone G-400 with EMG pickups.
It's 100 bucks more an it will actually fit metal playing.
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